Orange Beach, AL Buoy (42012)

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 76° F
Wind direction (W Dir): WSW (245 - 254 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 7.8 kts (8.9 mph)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 7.8 kts (8.9 mph)
Dominant Wave Period (DWP): 7 sec
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 2.95 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 3.0 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): 7 sec
Wave Swell Height (WSH): 3.28 ft
Wave Swell Range (WSR): 2.46 - 4.10 ft
Atmospheric Pressure (AP): 29.75 in
Pressure Tendency (PT): -0.02 in
Decreasing, then increasing

Updated: 1:50 PM CDT on April 26, 2015

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 92 ft
Wave Height: 2.85 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 7.1 sec
Average Wave Period: 5.4 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 2:00 PM CDT on April 26, 2015

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 75 74
-
WNW 1.9 2.2 7 2.95 exactly 3.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.70 -0.01
21:50 75 74
-
NW 3.9 4.5 6 3.28 exactly 3.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.73 +0.06
22:50 75 74
-
WSW 7.8 8.9 7 3.28 exactly 3.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.73 +0.05
23:50 75 74
-
SW 5.8 6.7 6 3.61 exactly 3.6 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.73 +0.03
00:50 74 74
-
WSW 5.8 6.7 6 3.61 exactly 3.6 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.73 -
01:50 74 74
-
West 5.8 6.7 5 3.61 exactly 3.6 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 5 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.72 -0.01
02:50 74 74
-
West 3.9 4.5 6 3.28 exactly 3.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.71 -0.02
03:50 74 74
-
WNW 5.8 6.7 5 3.28 exactly 3.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 5 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.71 -0.02
04:50 74 74
-
NW 3.9 4.5 5 3.28 exactly 3.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 5 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.72 -
05:50 74 74
-
NW 3.9 4.5 8 3.28 exactly 3.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 8 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.73 +0.01
06:50 74 74
-
North 3.9 4.5 5 3.28 exactly 3.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 5 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.75 +0.04
07:50 73 74
-
NNW 3.9 4.5 8 2.95 exactly 3.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 8 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.75 +0.04
08:50 74 74
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West 1.9 2.2 8 2.95 exactly 3.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 8 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.76 +0.03
09:50 74 75
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NW 3.9 4.5 8 2.95 exactly 3.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 8 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.76 +0.01
10:50 75 75
-
West 1.9 2.2 8 2.95 exactly 3.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 8 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.78 +0.02
11:50 75 76
-
WSW 3.9 4.5 8 2.95 exactly 3.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 8 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.76 -
12:50 76 76
-
West 3.9 4.5 8 2.95 exactly 3.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 8 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.74 -0.02
13:50 76 77
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WSW 7.8 8.9 7 2.95 exactly 3.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.75 -0.02

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
20:00 92 ft 3.05 ft 6.7 sec 4.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
21:00 92 ft 3.05 ft 6.7 sec 5.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
22:00 92 ft 3.15 ft 5.9 sec 4.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
00:00 92 ft 3.54 ft 5.9 sec 5.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
01:00 92 ft 3.51 ft 5.9 sec 4.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
02:00 92 ft 3.48 ft 5.0 sec 4.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
03:00 92 ft 3.44 ft 5.6 sec 4.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
05:00 92 ft 3.25 ft 4.8 sec 4.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
06:00 92 ft 3.28 ft 7.7 sec 5.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
07:00 92 ft 3.22 ft 5.3 sec 5.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
08:00 92 ft 3.12 ft 7.7 sec 5.2 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
09:00 92 ft 2.99 ft 7.7 sec 5.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
10:00 92 ft 2.92 ft 7.7 sec 5.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
11:00 92 ft 2.79 ft 7.7 sec 5.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
12:00 92 ft 2.85 ft 7.7 sec 5.2 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
13:00 92 ft 2.89 ft 7.7 sec 5.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
14:00 92 ft 2.85 ft 7.1 sec 5.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec