Orange Beach, AL Buoy (42012)

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 60° F
Humidity: 70
Wind direction (W Dir): NE (35 - 44 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 13.6 kts (15.7 mph)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 17.5 kts (20.1 mph)
Dominant Wave Period (DWP): 5 sec
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 1.97 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 2.0 ft
Wind Wave Period (WWP): 5 sec
Wind Wave Height (WWH): 1.64 ft
Wind Wave Range (WWR): 0.82 - 2.46 ft
Atmospheric Pressure (AP): 30.18 in
Pressure Tendency (PT): +0.02 in
Increasing, then steady; or increasing, then increasing more slowly

Updated: 9:50 AM CDT on April 20, 2014

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 92 ft
Wave Height: 2.03 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 4.5 sec
Average Wave Period: 3.6 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 10:00 AM CDT on April 20, 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 69 67 94 ENE 7.8 8.9 3 1.31 exactly 1.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.09 +0.07
21:50 67 67 100 ESE 7.8 8.9 3 0.98 exactly 1.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.11 +0.07
22:50 67 66 99 ESE 9.7 11.2 4 0.98 exactly 1.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.11 +0.04
23:50 67 66 100 ENE 9.7 11.2 3 0.98 exactly 1.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.10 +0.01
00:50 67 66 94 NE 15.6 17.9 3 1.31 exactly 1.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.10 -0.01
01:50 66 66 90 NE 15.6 17.9 3 1.97 exactly 2.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.09 -0.02
02:50 65 66 92 NE 15.6 17.9 4 2.30 exactly 2.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.09 -0.02
03:50 64 66 99 NE 13.6 15.7 4 2.30 exactly 2.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.09 -0.02
04:50 63 66 100 NE 9.7 11.2 4 2.30 exactly 2.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.12 +0.03
05:50 62 66 99 NNE 11.7 13.4 4 1.97 exactly 2.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.13 +0.05
06:50 62 66 81 NE 13.6 15.7 4 1.97 exactly 2.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.15 +0.07
07:50 61 66 90 NNE 11.7 13.4 4 1.97 exactly 2.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.17 +0.06
08:50 60 66 84 North 9.7 11.2 4 1.97 exactly 2.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.18 +0.05
09:50 60 66 70 NE 13.6 15.7 5 1.97 exactly 2.0 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.18 +0.02

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
20:00 92 ft 1.67 ft 3.3 sec 3.2 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
21:00 92 ft 1.41 ft 3.1 sec 3.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
22:00 92 ft 1.08 ft 2.9 sec 3.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
23:00 92 ft 1.05 ft 3.7 sec 3.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
01:00 92 ft 1.21 ft 2.7 sec 2.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
02:00 92 ft 1.90 ft 3.1 sec 3.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
03:00 92 ft 2.17 ft 3.8 sec 3.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
06:00 92 ft 2.07 ft 4.3 sec 3.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
07:00 92 ft 1.90 ft 4.3 sec 3.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
08:00 92 ft 1.97 ft 4.2 sec 3.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
09:00 92 ft 2.07 ft 4.2 sec 3.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
10:00 92 ft 2.03 ft 4.5 sec 3.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec