Orange Beach, AL Buoy (42012)

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 49° F
Humidity: 52
Wind direction (W Dir): NE (45 - 54 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 19.4 kts (22.4 mph)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 23.3 kts (26.8 mph)
Dominant Wave Period (DWP): 6 sec
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 4.59 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 4.6 ft
Wind Wave Period (WWP): 6 sec
Wind Wave Height (WWH): 4.92 ft
Wind Wave Range (WWR): 4.10 - 5.74 ft
Atmospheric Pressure (AP): 30.21 in
Pressure Tendency (PT): +0.09 in
Increasing, then steady; or increasing, then increasing more slowly

Updated: 7:50 AM CDT on April 16, 2014

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 92 ft
Wave Height: 4.53 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 5.6 sec
Average Wave Period: 4.4 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 8:00 AM CDT on April 16, 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 Pressure
  Air
(°F)
Water
(°F)
  Dir Speed
(kts)
Speed
(mph)
Period
(sec)
Height
(ft)
Range
(ft)
Period
(sec)
Height
(ft)
Range
(ft)
Atmo.
(in)
Tend.
(in)
20:50 57 67 51 North 19.4 22.4 4 2.62 exactly 2.6 4 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.11 +0.07
21:50 56 67 55 North 21.4 24.6 4 2.95 exactly 3.0 4 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.12 +0.06
22:50 55 67 56 North 23.3 26.8 4 3.28 exactly 3.3 4 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.14 +0.06
23:50 54 67 59 North 23.3 26.8 4 3.28 exactly 3.3 4 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.14 +0.03
00:50 54 66 57 North 23.3 26.8 4 3.28 exactly 3.3 4 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.14 +0.01
01:50 53 66 60 North 21.4 24.6 4 3.61 exactly 3.6 4 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.15 -
02:50 52 66 63 NNE 21.4 24.6 4 2.95 exactly 3.0 4 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.14 -
03:50 52 66 62 NE 23.3 26.8 4 3.28 exactly 3.3 4 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.13 -0.01
04:50 52 66 71 NE 23.3 26.8 4 3.61 exactly 3.6 4 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.11 -0.04
05:50 51 66 71 NE 23.3 26.8 5 3.94 exactly 3.9 5 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.14 -
06:50 50 66 62 NE 21.4 24.6 5 4.59 exactly 4.6 5 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 30.18 +0.05
07:50 49 66 52 NE 19.4 22.4 6 4.59 exactly 4.6 6 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 30.21 +0.09

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
20:00 92 ft 2.40 ft 3.3 sec 3.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
21:00 92 ft 2.69 ft 3.6 sec 3.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
22:00 92 ft 3.12 ft 4.0 sec 3.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
23:00 92 ft 3.28 ft 4.0 sec 3.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
01:00 92 ft 3.38 ft 4.2 sec 3.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
02:00 92 ft 3.64 ft 4.2 sec 3.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
03:00 92 ft 3.05 ft 4.2 sec 3.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
05:00 92 ft 3.51 ft 4.0 sec 3.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
06:00 92 ft 4.07 ft 5.3 sec 4.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
07:00 92 ft 4.69 ft 5.3 sec 4.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
08:00 92 ft 4.53 ft 5.6 sec 4.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec