Orange Beach, AL Buoy (42012)

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 85° F
Wind direction (W Dir): SE (135 - 144 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 13.6 kts (15.7 mph)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 15.6 kts (17.9 mph)
Dominant Wave Period (DWP): 5 sec
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 2.62 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 2.6 ft
Wind Wave Period (WWP): 5 sec
Wind Wave Height (WWH): 1.64 ft
Wind Wave Range (WWR): 0.82 - 2.46 ft
Wave Swell Period (WSP): 7 sec
Wave Swell Height (WSH): 1.64 ft
Wave Swell Range (WSR): 0.82 - 2.46 ft
Atmospheric Pressure (AP): 29.96 in
Pressure Tendency (PT): -0.02 in
Decreasing (steadily or unsteadily)

Updated: 2:50 AM CDT on August 29, 2014

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 92 ft
Wave Height: 2.49 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 5.3 sec
Average Wave Period: 4.3 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 3:00 AM CDT on August 29, 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 84 86
-
ESE 7.8 8.9 7 1.64 exactly 1.6 - - - 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.96 +0.02
21:50 85 86
-
SE 13.6 15.7 7 1.64 exactly 1.6 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.97 +0.03
22:50 84 85
-
SE 11.7 13.4 7 2.30 exactly 2.3 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.98 +0.03
23:50 84 85
-
SE 9.7 11.2 7 1.97 exactly 2.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.98 +0.02
00:50 84 85
-
East 7.8 8.9 7 2.30 exactly 2.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.98 -
01:50 85 85
-
ESE 9.7 11.2 7 2.30 exactly 2.3 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.96 -0.01
02:50 85 85
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SE 13.6 15.7 5 2.62 exactly 2.6 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.96 -0.02

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
20:00 92 ft 1.57 ft 5.9 sec 4.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
23:00 92 ft 2.13 ft 7.1 sec 4.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
00:00 92 ft 2.10 ft 7.1 sec 4.2 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
01:00 92 ft 2.26 ft 7.1 sec 4.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
02:00 92 ft 2.33 ft 6.7 sec 4.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
03:00 92 ft 2.49 ft 5.3 sec 4.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec