Orange Beach, AL Buoy (42012)

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 68° F
Humidity: 44
Wind direction (W Dir): North (5 - 14 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 11.7 kts (13.4 mph)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 15.6 kts (17.9 mph)
Dominant Wave Period (DWP): 3 sec
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 1.64 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 1.6 ft
Wind Wave Period (WWP): 3 sec
Wind Wave Height (WWH): 1.64 ft
Wind Wave Range (WWR): 0.82 - 2.46 ft
Atmospheric Pressure (AP): 30.11 in
Pressure Tendency (PT): +0.03 in
Increasing, then steady; or increasing, then increasing more slowly

Updated: 10:50 AM CDT on October 25, 2014

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 92 ft
Wave Height: 1.71 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 3.2 sec
Average Wave Period: 3.4 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 11:00 AM CDT on October 25, 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 74 78 37 North 15.6 17.9 3 1.64 exactly 1.6 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.04 +0.03
21:50 73 78 37 North 13.6 15.7 3 1.64 exactly 1.6 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.05 +0.04
22:50 73 78 37 North 13.6 15.7 3 1.64 exactly 1.6 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.05 +0.03
23:50 73 78 32 North 13.6 15.7 3 1.64 exactly 1.6 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.04 -
00:50 72 78 36 North 13.6 15.7 3 1.64 exactly 1.6 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.03 -0.02
01:50 71 78 40 North 17.5 20.1 3 1.64 exactly 1.6 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.04 -0.01
02:50 70 78 43 North 17.5 20.1 3 1.97 exactly 2.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.03 -0.01
03:50 69 78 48 NNE 17.5 20.1 3 2.30 exactly 2.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.03 -
04:50 68 78 52 North 15.6 17.9 4 2.30 exactly 2.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.04 -
05:50 67 77 54 NNE 11.7 13.4 3 1.97 exactly 2.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.05 +0.02
06:50 67 77 52 North 13.6 15.7 3 1.64 exactly 1.6 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.06 +0.04
07:50 67 77 47 North 13.6 15.7 3 1.97 exactly 2.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.08 +0.04
08:50 67 77 48 NNE 13.6 15.7 3 1.97 exactly 2.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.10 +0.05
09:50 66 77 53 NNE 11.7 13.4 3 1.97 exactly 2.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.11 +0.04
10:50 68 77 44 North 11.7 13.4 3 1.64 exactly 1.6 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.11 +0.03

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
20:00 92 ft 1.48 ft 7.7 sec 3.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
21:00 92 ft 1.67 ft 3.4 sec 3.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
22:00 92 ft 1.80 ft 3.0 sec 3.2 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
00:00 92 ft 1.57 ft 3.0 sec 3.2 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
02:00 92 ft 1.57 ft 2.9 sec 3.2 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
03:00 92 ft 2.07 ft 3.4 sec 3.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
04:00 92 ft 2.36 ft 3.4 sec 3.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
05:00 92 ft 2.17 ft 3.6 sec 3.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
06:00 92 ft 1.90 ft 3.3 sec 3.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
07:00 92 ft 1.71 ft 3.4 sec 3.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
09:00 92 ft 1.90 ft 3.2 sec 3.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
11:00 92 ft 1.71 ft 3.2 sec 3.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec