ORANGE BEACH NM SE of Mobile, AL (42012)

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 84° F
Wind direction (W Dir): SE (125 - 134 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 5.8 kts (6.7 mph)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 7.8 kts (8.9 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): 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): 29.88 in
Pressure Tendency (PT): -0.01 in
Decreasing (steadily or unsteadily)

Updated: 12:50 AM CDT on August 31, 2016

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 92 ft
Wave Height: 3.28 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 7.1 sec
Average Wave Period: 5.4 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 1:00 AM CDT on August 31, 2016

General Information

Location: 30.065 North -87.555 West
Buoy Type: 3-meter discus buoy
Buoy Hull: 3DV11
Payload: ARES 4.4 payload
Owned by: NDBC
Windspeed: Measured by obtained from anemometer
Sea Surface: Measured by Intake

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 86 86
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ENE 5.8 6.7 7 3.28 exactly 3.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.88 +0.01
21:50 86 86
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NE 7.8 8.9 8 3.61 exactly 3.6 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 8 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.88 +0.02
22:50 86 86
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NE 7.8 8.9 7 3.28 exactly 3.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.89 +0.02
23:50 87 86
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ENE 9.7 11.2 7 3.28 exactly 3.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.88 -
00:50 84 86
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SE 5.8 6.7 7 3.28 exactly 3.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.88 -0.01

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
20:00 92 ft 3.67 ft 7.7 sec 5.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
21:00 92 ft 3.38 ft 7.1 sec 5.2 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
22:00 92 ft 3.48 ft 7.7 sec 5.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
23:00 92 ft 3.25 ft 7.1 sec 5.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
00:00 92 ft 3.22 ft 6.7 sec 5.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
01:00 92 ft 3.28 ft 7.1 sec 5.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec