Orange Beach, AL Buoy (42012)

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 85° F
Wind direction (W Dir): North (355 - 4 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 11.7 kts (13.4 mph)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 11.7 kts (13.4 mph)
Dominant Wave Period (DWP): 9 sec
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 0.98 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 1.0 ft
Wind Wave Period (WWP): 4 sec
Wind Wave Height (WWH): 1.64 ft
Wind Wave Range (WWR): 0.82 - 2.46 ft
Atmospheric Pressure (AP): 29.83 in
Pressure Tendency (PT): -0.02 in
Steady or increasing, then decreasing; or decreasing, then decreasing more rapidly

Updated: 1:50 AM CDT on August 02, 2015

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 92 ft
Wave Height: 1.08 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 9.1 sec
Average Wave Period: 3.3 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 2:00 AM CDT on August 02, 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 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 86 87
-
WNW 7.8 8.9 5 0.98 exactly 1.0 - - - 29.85 +0.02
21:50 86 86
-
WNW 11.7 13.4 5 0.98 exactly 1.0 - - - 29.85 +0.03
22:50 87 86
-
NNW 7.8 8.9 5 0.98 exactly 1.0 - - - 29.85 +0.01
23:50 87 86
-
North 9.7 11.2 9 0.98 exactly 1.0 - - - 29.85 -
00:50 86 86
-
NNW 9.7 11.2 9 0.98 exactly 1.0 - - - 29.84 -0.01
01:50 85 86
-
North 11.7 13.4 9 0.98 exactly 1.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.83 -0.02

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
20:00 92 ft 1.05 ft 5.9 sec 4.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
21:00 92 ft 0.98 ft 5.3 sec 4.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
22:00 92 ft 0.98 ft 5.3 sec 3.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
23:00 92 ft 1.08 ft 4.8 sec 3.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
00:00 92 ft 1.05 ft 9.1 sec 3.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
01:00 92 ft 1.02 ft 9.1 sec 3.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
02:00 92 ft 1.08 ft 9.1 sec 3.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec