Orange Beach, AL Buoy (42012)

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 85° F
Wind direction (W Dir): South (175 - 184 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 5.8 kts (6.7 mph)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 5.8 kts (6.7 mph)
Dominant Wave Period (DWP): 7 sec
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 2.62 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 2.6 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): 1.64 ft
Wave Swell Range (WSR): 0.82 - 2.46 ft
Atmospheric Pressure (AP): 30.09 in
Pressure Tendency (PT): +0.05 in
Increasing, then steady; or increasing, then increasing more slowly

Updated: 8:50 AM CDT on September 02, 2014

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 92 ft
Wave Height: 2.49 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 6.7 sec
Average Wave Period: 4.9 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 9:00 AM CDT on September 02, 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 85 86
-
SSE 7.8 8.9 8 3.28 exactly 3.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 8 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.07 +0.04
21:50 85 86
-
SSE 9.7 11.2 7 3.28 exactly 3.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.07 +0.04
22:50 85 86
-
South 7.8 8.9 7 3.61 exactly 3.6 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.07 +0.02
23:50 85 86
-
South 11.7 13.4 8 3.28 exactly 3.3 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 8 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.06 -0.02
00:50 84 86
-
South 13.6 15.7 8 2.95 exactly 3.0 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 8 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.04 -0.04
01:50 84 86
-
South 11.7 13.4 6 2.95 exactly 3.0 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 6 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.03 -0.04
02:50 84 86
-
SSE 11.7 13.4 6 3.28 exactly 3.3 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 6 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.01 -0.04
03:50 84 85
-
South 9.7 11.2 6 2.95 exactly 3.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 6 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.02 -0.02
04:50 84 85
-
South 7.8 8.9 8 2.95 exactly 3.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 8 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.04 +0.01
05:50 84 85
-
South 7.8 8.9 8 2.95 exactly 3.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 8 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.04 +0.03
06:50 84 85
-
South 7.8 8.9 7 2.95 exactly 3.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.06 +0.04
07:50 85 85
-
South 5.8 6.7 8 2.62 exactly 2.6 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 8 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.09 +0.05
08:50 85 85
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South 5.8 6.7 7 2.62 exactly 2.6 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.09 +0.05

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
20:00 92 ft 3.31 ft 7.7 sec 4.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
23:00 92 ft 3.44 ft 6.7 sec 5.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
00:00 92 ft 3.15 ft 7.7 sec 4.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
01:00 92 ft 3.12 ft 7.7 sec 4.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
02:00 92 ft 3.08 ft 6.3 sec 4.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
03:00 92 ft 3.15 ft 6.3 sec 4.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
04:00 92 ft 2.95 ft 6.3 sec 4.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
05:00 92 ft 2.99 ft 7.7 sec 4.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
06:00 92 ft 2.89 ft 7.7 sec 4.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
07:00 92 ft 2.82 ft 6.7 sec 5.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
09:00 92 ft 2.49 ft 6.7 sec 4.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec