Frying Pan Shoals, NC Buoy (41013)

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 81° F
Humidity: 77
Wind direction (W Dir): NNE (15 - 24 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 13.6 kts (15.7 mph)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 15.6 kts (17.9 mph)
Dominant Wave Period (DWP): 11 sec
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 4.27 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 4.3 ft
Wind Wave Period (WWP): 5 sec
Wind Wave Height (WWH): 3.28 ft
Wind Wave Range (WWR): 2.46 - 4.10 ft
Wave Swell Period (WSP): 11 sec
Wave Swell Height (WSH): 1.64 ft
Wave Swell Range (WSR): 0.82 - 2.46 ft
Atmospheric Pressure (AP): 30.13 in
Pressure Tendency (PT): -0.03 in
Steady or increasing, then decreasing; or decreasing, then decreasing more rapidly

Updated: 3:50 PM EDT on August 29, 2015

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 79 ft
Wave Height: 4.23 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 10.8 sec
Average Wave Period: 4.7 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 4:00 PM EDT on August 29, 2015

General Information

Location: 33.436 North -77.743 West
Buoy Type: 3-meter discus buoy
Buoy Hull: 3D55
Payload: AMPS 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 80 81 73 ENE 17.5 20.1 6 5.25 exactly 5.2 6 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 8 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.11 +0.02
21:50 80 81 74 NE 17.5 20.1 6 5.91 exactly 5.9 6 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.12 +0.03
22:50 80 81 74 NE 19.4 22.4 7 5.91 exactly 5.9 7 6.56 5.74 - 7.38 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.13 +0.03
23:50 80 81 74 NE 19.4 22.4 6 5.91 exactly 5.9 6 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.14 +0.03
00:50 80 81 75 ENE 17.5 20.1 6 5.91 exactly 5.9 6 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.14 +0.02
01:50 80 81 76 NE 17.5 20.1 6 5.58 exactly 5.6 6 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.13 -
02:50 80 81 76 NE 17.5 20.1 6 5.25 exactly 5.2 6 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.11 -0.03
03:50 80 81 78 NE 17.5 20.1 6 4.92 exactly 4.9 6 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.10 -0.04
04:50 80 81 78 NE 17.5 20.1 6 4.92 exactly 4.9 6 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.10 -0.03
05:50 80 81 79 NE 15.6 17.9 6 4.92 exactly 4.9 6 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.10 -0.01
06:50 80 81 79 NE 15.6 17.9 5 4.59 exactly 4.6 5 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.12 +0.02
07:50 80 81 79 NE 15.6 17.9 6 4.27 exactly 4.3 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.14 +0.04
08:50 81 81 77 NE 15.6 17.9 6 4.59 exactly 4.6 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.14 +0.04
09:50 81 81 78 NE 15.6 17.9 6 4.27 exactly 4.3 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 8 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.15 +0.03
10:50 81 81 78 NNE 13.6 15.7 5 4.27 exactly 4.3 5 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.17 +0.03
11:50 80 81 84 NNE 15.6 17.9 6 4.27 exactly 4.3 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 10 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.17 +0.03
12:50 80 81 82 NNE 15.6 17.9 6 4.27 exactly 4.3 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.16 +0.01
13:50 80 81 82 NNE 15.6 17.9 11 4.27 exactly 4.3 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.16 -0.01
14:50 80 81 81 NNE 15.6 17.9 6 4.27 exactly 4.3 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 10 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.15 -0.02
15:50 81 81 77 NNE 13.6 15.7 11 4.27 exactly 4.3 5 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.13 -0.03

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
20:00 79 ft 5.51 ft 5.9 sec 4.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
21:00 79 ft 5.31 ft 6.3 sec 4.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
22:00 79 ft 5.81 ft 5.9 sec 5.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
23:00 79 ft 5.97 ft 6.7 sec 5.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
00:00 79 ft 5.77 ft 5.9 sec 4.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
01:00 79 ft 5.91 ft 5.9 sec 4.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
02:00 79 ft 5.58 ft 6.3 sec 4.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
03:00 79 ft 5.41 ft 5.6 sec 4.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
04:00 79 ft 5.05 ft 6.3 sec 4.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
05:00 79 ft 5.02 ft 6.3 sec 4.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
06:00 79 ft 4.92 ft 5.9 sec 4.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
07:00 79 ft 4.59 ft 5.3 sec 4.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
08:00 79 ft 4.27 ft 6.3 sec 4.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
09:00 79 ft 4.49 ft 5.9 sec 4.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
10:00 79 ft 4.40 ft 5.9 sec 4.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
11:00 79 ft 4.40 ft 5.0 sec 4.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
12:00 79 ft 4.20 ft 5.9 sec 4.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
13:00 79 ft 4.36 ft 5.9 sec 4.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
14:00 79 ft 4.23 ft 10.8 sec 4.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
15:00 79 ft 4.40 ft 5.6 sec 4.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
16:00 79 ft 4.23 ft 10.8 sec 4.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec