Orange Beach, AL Buoy (42012)

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 77° F
Wind direction (W Dir): ENE (55 - 64 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 7.8 kts (8.9 mph)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 9.7 kts (11.2 mph)
Dominant Wave Period (DWP): 4 sec
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 1.97 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 2.0 ft
Wind Wave Period (WWP): 4 sec
Wind Wave Height (WWH): 1.64 ft
Wind Wave Range (WWR): 0.82 - 2.46 ft
Wave Swell Period (WSP): 4 sec
Wave Swell Height (WSH): 1.64 ft
Wave Swell Range (WSR): 0.82 - 2.46 ft
Atmospheric Pressure (AP): 29.91 in

Updated: 12:50 PM CDT on September 30, 2014

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 92 ft
Wave Height: 1.87 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 4.3 sec
Average Wave Period: 3.5 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 1:00 PM CDT on September 30, 2014

General Information

Location: 30.065 North -87.555 West
Buoy Type: 3-meter discus buoy
Buoy Hull: 3D12
Payload: ARES 4.4 payload
Owned by: NDBC
Windspeed: Measured by obtained from anemometer
Sea Surface: Measured by Intake
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Weather and Wave Data

Time Temp Humidity Wind Dominant Wave Wind Wave Wave Swell Pressure
  Air
(°F)
Water
(°F)
  Dir Speed
(kts)
Speed
(mph)
Period
(sec)
Height
(ft)
Range
(ft)
Period
(sec)
Height
(ft)
Range
(ft)
Period
(sec)
Height
(ft)
Range
(ft)
Atmo.
(in)
Tend.
(in)
20:50 78 82
-
NE 5.8 6.7 5 1.97 exactly 2.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.87 +0.03
21:50 79 82
-
NNE 9.7 11.2 5 1.64 exactly 1.6 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.87 +0.02
22:50 78 82
-
NE 11.7 13.4 5 1.64 exactly 1.6 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 29.87 -
23:50 78 82
-
NE 13.6 15.7 5 1.64 exactly 1.6 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 29.86 -
00:50 78 82
-
ENE 13.6 15.7 5 2.30 exactly 2.3 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 29.85 -0.02
01:50 78 82
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ENE 13.6 15.7 4 2.62 exactly 2.6 4 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 - - - 29.85 -0.02
02:50 78 82
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ENE 13.6 15.7 4 2.30 exactly 2.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 29.84 -0.02
03:50 77 82
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NE 11.7 13.4 4 2.62 exactly 2.6 4 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 - - - 29.85 -
04:50 77 82
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ENE 13.6 15.7 5 2.62 exactly 2.6 5 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 - - - 29.85 -
05:50 77 82
-
ENE 11.7 13.4 5 2.62 exactly 2.6 5 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 - - - 29.86 +0.02
06:50 77 82
-
NE 11.7 13.4 5 2.30 exactly 2.3 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 29.88 +0.03
07:50 76 82
-
NE 13.6 15.7 4 2.30 exactly 2.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 29.89 +0.04
08:50 76 82
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NE 13.6 15.7 4 2.30 exactly 2.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 29.90 +0.04
09:50 76 82
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NE 15.6 17.9 5 1.97 exactly 2.0 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 29.91 +0.03
10:50 76 82
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NE 11.7 13.4 4 1.97 exactly 2.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 29.92 +0.03
11:50 76 82
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NE 11.7 13.4 5 1.97 exactly 2.0 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 29.91 +0.01
12:50 77 82
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ENE 7.8 8.9 4 1.97 exactly 2.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.91 -

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
20:00 92 ft 1.87 ft 5.3 sec 3.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
21:00 92 ft 1.84 ft 4.8 sec 3.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
22:00 92 ft 1.64 ft 5.0 sec 3.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
23:00 92 ft 1.67 ft 4.8 sec 3.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
01:00 92 ft 2.26 ft 4.8 sec 3.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
02:00 92 ft 2.59 ft 3.8 sec 3.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
04:00 92 ft 2.62 ft 4.2 sec 3.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
05:00 92 ft 2.69 ft 4.8 sec 3.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
06:00 92 ft 2.76 ft 4.8 sec 3.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
07:00 92 ft 2.43 ft 4.5 sec 3.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
08:00 92 ft 2.23 ft 4.3 sec 3.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
09:00 92 ft 2.23 ft 4.3 sec 3.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
10:00 92 ft 2.13 ft 4.5 sec 3.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
11:00 92 ft 2.03 ft 3.7 sec 3.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
12:00 92 ft 1.94 ft 4.8 sec 3.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
13:00 92 ft 1.87 ft 4.3 sec 3.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec