Orange Beach, AL Buoy (42012)

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 57° F
Wind direction (W Dir): NNW (325 - 334 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 27.2 kts (31.3 mph)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 33.1 kts (38.0 mph)
Dominant Wave Period (DWP): 7 sec
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 3.28 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 3.3 ft
Wind Wave Period (WWP): 6 sec
Wind Wave Height (WWH): 3.28 ft
Wind Wave Range (WWR): 2.46 - 4.10 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): 30.03 in
Pressure Tendency (PT): +0.06 in
Decreasing or steady, then increasing; or increasing, then increasing more rapidly

Updated: 9:50 AM CST on March 05, 2015

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 92 ft
Wave Height: 3.35 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 6.7 sec
Average Wave Period: 4.7 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 10:00 AM CST on March 05, 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 69 66
-
SSE 11.7 13.4 5 3.28 exactly 3.3 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.95 +0.02
21:50 69 66
-
SSE 13.6 15.7 6 2.95 exactly 3.0 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.95 +0.01
22:50 69 66
-
South 15.6 17.9 6 3.61 exactly 3.6 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 8 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.94 -0.01
23:50 69 66
-
South 15.6 17.9 7 3.61 exactly 3.6 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.94 -0.01
00:50 69 65
-
South 13.6 15.7 6 3.61 exactly 3.6 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.93 -0.02
01:50 69 65
-
South 13.6 15.7 6 3.28 exactly 3.3 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 - - - 29.94 -
02:50 68 65
-
South 11.7 13.4 7 3.28 exactly 3.3 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.93 -
03:50 68 65
-
South 13.6 15.7 8 3.61 exactly 3.6 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 8 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.91 -0.03
04:50 68 65
-
South 9.7 11.2 7 3.28 exactly 3.3 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.93 -
05:50 67 65
-
South 11.7 13.4 6 3.28 exactly 3.3 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.93 -
06:50 67 65
-
South 9.7 11.2 7 3.61 exactly 3.6 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.97 +0.06
07:50 67 65
-
South 7.8 8.9 7 3.28 exactly 3.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.98 +0.04
08:50 67 65
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West 9.7 11.2 7 3.61 exactly 3.6 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.99 +0.06
09:50 57 65
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NNW 27.2 31.3 7 3.28 exactly 3.3 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.03 +0.06

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
20:00 92 ft 3.35 ft 5.6 sec 5.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
21:00 92 ft 3.18 ft 5.3 sec 4.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
22:00 92 ft 3.12 ft 5.6 sec 4.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
00:00 92 ft 3.48 ft 6.7 sec 4.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
01:00 92 ft 3.51 ft 5.9 sec 4.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
02:00 92 ft 3.25 ft 6.3 sec 4.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
03:00 92 ft 3.38 ft 7.1 sec 4.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
04:00 92 ft 3.44 ft 7.7 sec 4.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
05:00 92 ft 3.38 ft 7.1 sec 4.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
06:00 92 ft 3.25 ft 5.9 sec 4.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
07:00 92 ft 3.44 ft 6.7 sec 5.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
08:00 92 ft 3.31 ft 6.7 sec 5.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
09:00 92 ft 3.48 ft 6.7 sec 5.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
10:00 92 ft 3.35 ft 6.7 sec 4.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec