Orange Beach, AL Buoy (42012)

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 59° F
Wind direction (W Dir): ESE (105 - 114 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 9.7 kts (11.2 mph)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 13.6 kts (15.7 mph)
Dominant Wave Period (DWP): 8 sec
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 1.31 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 1.3 ft
Wave Swell Period (WSP): 8 sec
Wave Swell Height (WSH): 1.64 ft
Wave Swell Range (WSR): 0.82 - 2.46 ft
Atmospheric Pressure (AP): 30.21 in
Pressure Tendency (PT): -0.03 in
Steady or increasing, then decreasing; or decreasing, then decreasing more rapidly

Updated: 11:50 PM CST on December 25, 2014

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 92 ft
Wave Height: 1.44 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 7.7 sec
Average Wave Period: 4.8 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 12:00 AM CST on December 26, 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 Wave Swell 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 56 66
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East 5.8 6.7 8 1.64 exactly 1.6 8 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.23 -
21:50 57 66
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ESE 7.8 8.9 8 1.64 exactly 1.6 8 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.23 -
22:50 58 67
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ESE 7.8 8.9 8 1.31 exactly 1.3 8 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.22 -0.01
23:50 59 67
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ESE 9.7 11.2 8 1.31 exactly 1.3 8 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.21 -0.03

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
20:00 92 ft 1.57 ft 7.7 sec 5.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
21:00 92 ft 1.48 ft 7.7 sec 5.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
22:00 92 ft 1.54 ft 7.7 sec 6.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
00:00 92 ft 1.44 ft 7.7 sec 4.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec