Orange Beach, AL Buoy (42012)

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 60° F
Wind direction (W Dir): West (265 - 274 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 1.9 kts (2.2 mph)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 5.8 kts (6.7 mph)
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 0.66 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 0.7 ft
Atmospheric Pressure (AP): 30.26 in
Pressure Tendency (PT): +0.07 in
Decreasing or steady, then increasing; or increasing, then increasing more rapidly

Updated: 9:50 PM CDT on March 28, 2015

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 92 ft
Wave Height: 0.56 ft
Spectral Peak Period:
Average Wave Period: 4.2 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 9:00 PM CDT on March 28, 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 64 67
-
NNW 21.4 24.6 4 3.28 exactly 3.3 4 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 - - - 30.01 +0.08
21:50 62 67
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North 15.6 17.9 5 3.28 exactly 3.3 5 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 - - - 30.06 +0.11
22:50 60 67
-
North 19.4 22.4 5 2.95 exactly 3.0 5 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 - - - 30.08 +0.10
23:50 58 67
-
North 21.4 24.6 4 2.95 exactly 3.0 4 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 - - - 30.09 +0.08
00:50 57 67
-
North 19.4 22.4 4 3.28 exactly 3.3 4 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 - - - 30.10 +0.05
01:50 56 67
-
North 19.4 22.4 4 3.28 exactly 3.3 4 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 - - - 30.12 +0.04
02:50 55 66
-
North 17.5 20.1 4 2.62 exactly 2.6 4 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 - - - 30.12 +0.02
03:50 53 66
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North 15.6 17.9 3 2.30 exactly 2.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 30.12 +0.02
04:50 52 66
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North 13.6 15.7 3 1.97 exactly 2.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.14 +0.02
05:50 51 66
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North 13.6 15.7 3 1.97 exactly 2.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.17 +0.05
06:50 50 66
-
North 11.7 13.4 3 1.97 exactly 2.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.19 +0.07
07:50 51 66
-
NNE 7.8 8.9 3 1.64 exactly 1.6 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.21 +0.08
08:50 52 66
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NNE 9.7 11.2 3 1.64 exactly 1.6 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 6 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.23 +0.06
09:50 52 66
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NNE 7.8 8.9 7 1.31 exactly 1.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 30.25 +0.06
10:50 52 66
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NNE 7.8 8.9 6 1.31 exactly 1.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 30.24 +0.03
11:50 53 66
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NNE 9.7 11.2 7 1.31 exactly 1.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 - - - 30.25 +0.02
12:50 54 67
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NNE 3.9 4.5 6 0.98 exactly 1.0 - - - - - - 30.24 -
13:50 55 67
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West 3.9 4.5 6 0.98 exactly 1.0 - - - - - - 30.22 -0.02
14:50 55 67
-
WSW 5.8 6.7 0.66 exactly 0.7 - - - - - - 30.21 -0.04
15:50 56 67
-
WSW 5.8 6.7 0.66 exactly 0.7 - - - - - - 30.19 -0.05
16:50 58 67
-
WSW 7.8 8.9 0.66 exactly 0.7 - - - - - - 30.18 -0.04
17:50 59 67
-
WSW 5.8 6.7 0.66 exactly 0.7 - - - - - - 30.18 -0.03
18:50 60 67
-
West 3.9 4.5 0.66 exactly 0.7 - - - - - - 30.19 -
19:50 59 67
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West 3.9 4.5 0.66 exactly 0.7 - - - - - - 30.21 +0.03
20:50 60 67
-
WSW 1.9 2.2 0.66 exactly 0.7 - - - - - - 30.23 +0.05
21:50 60 67
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West 1.9 2.2 0.66 exactly 0.7 - - - - - - 30.26 +0.07

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
20:00 92 ft 3.05 ft 3.7 sec 3.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
21:00 92 ft 3.18 ft 4.0 sec 3.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
23:00 92 ft 3.12 ft 4.8 sec 3.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
00:00 92 ft 3.02 ft 3.7 sec 3.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
01:00 92 ft 3.15 ft 3.8 sec 3.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
02:00 92 ft 3.12 ft 3.8 sec 3.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
03:00 92 ft 2.69 ft 3.6 sec 3.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
04:00 92 ft 2.33 ft 3.4 sec 3.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
05:00 92 ft 2.10 ft 3.4 sec 3.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
06:00 92 ft 2.13 ft 3.4 sec 3.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
07:00 92 ft 2.10 ft 3.3 sec 3.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
08:00 92 ft 1.64 ft 3.4 sec 3.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
09:00 92 ft 1.48 ft 3.2 sec 3.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
10:00 92 ft 1.25 ft 6.7 sec 3.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
11:00 92 ft 1.18 ft 6.3 sec 3.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
12:00 92 ft 1.18 ft 6.7 sec 3.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
13:00 92 ft 1.08 ft 6.3 sec 3.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
14:00 92 ft 0.89 ft 5.9 sec 3.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
15:00 92 ft 0.79 ft 4.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
16:00 92 ft 0.79 ft 4.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
17:00 92 ft 0.72 ft 4.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
18:00 92 ft 0.59 ft 4.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
19:00 92 ft 0.62 ft 4.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
20:00 92 ft 0.59 ft 4.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
21:00 92 ft 0.56 ft 4.2 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec