West Orca Bay 36NM South Southwest of Valdez, AK (46060)

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 37° F
Wind direction (W Dir): West (275 - 284 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 3.9 kts (4.5 mph)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 5.8 kts (6.7 mph)
Dominant Wave Period (DWP): 8 sec
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 2.30 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 2.3 ft
Wind Wave Period (WWP): 3 sec
Wind Wave Height (WWH): 1.64 ft
Wind Wave Range (WWR): 0.82 - 2.46 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): 30.06 in
Pressure Tendency (PT): +0.03 in
Decreasing or steady, then increasing; or increasing, then increasing more rapidly

Updated: 2:50 PM AKDT on April 21, 2015

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 1407 ft
Wave Height: 1.94 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 10.0 sec
Average Wave Period: 4.9 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 2:00 PM AKDT on April 21, 2015

General Information

Location: 60.593 North -146.818 West
Buoy Type: 3-meter discus buoy
Buoy Hull: 3D52
Payload: ARES 4.4 payload
Owned by: NDBC
Windspeed: Measured by obtained from anemometer
Sea Surface: Measured by Intake
Note: Station 46060 went adrift on 01/26/2012 and the last report from its moored position was at 00Z.  It ceased transmission on 02/09/12 and is believed to be aground.  It will be restored to service when it can be worked into the maintenance schedule.


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 40 43
-
SW 13.6 15.7 10 2.62 exactly 2.6 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 10 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.75 +0.02
21:50 40 43
-
SSW 9.7 11.2 12 2.30 exactly 2.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 12 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.77 +0.04
22:50 40 42
-
South 7.8 8.9 8 2.30 exactly 2.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 8 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.79 +0.05
23:50 37 42
-
WNW 11.7 13.4 9 1.97 exactly 2.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 9 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.80 +0.06
00:50 36 42
-
West 5.8 6.7 9 2.62 exactly 2.6 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 9 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.83 +0.06
01:50 36 42
-
West 7.8 8.9 12 2.95 exactly 3.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 12 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.85 +0.06
02:50 35 42
-
WSW 11.7 13.4 11 2.95 exactly 3.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.87 +0.07
03:50 34 42
-
East 1.9 2.2 11 2.30 exactly 2.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.88 +0.06
04:50 36 42
-
South 7.8 8.9 9 1.97 exactly 2.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 9 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.91 +0.06
05:50 36 42
-
South 7.8 8.9 9 2.30 exactly 2.3 - - - 9 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.93 +0.05
06:50 37 42
-
SSW 5.8 6.7 10 1.97 exactly 2.0 - - - 10 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.94 +0.06
07:50 38 42
-
South 3.9 4.5 10 1.64 exactly 1.6 - - - 10 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.96 +0.06
08:50 38 42
-
SE 9.7 11.2 11 1.97 exactly 2.0 - - - 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.98 +0.06
09:50 38 42
-
SE 11.7 13.4 9 1.97 exactly 2.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 9 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.00 +0.05
10:50 39 42
-
SE 11.7 13.4 9 1.97 exactly 2.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 9 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.01 +0.04
11:50 40 42
-
SE 7.8 8.9 8 1.97 exactly 2.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 8 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.02 +0.04
12:50 39 43
-
SE 11.7 13.4 9 1.64 exactly 1.6 - - - 9 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.03 +0.04
13:50 38 43
-
SSW 15.6 17.9 10 1.97 exactly 2.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 10 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.04 +0.03
14:50 37 42
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West 3.9 4.5 8 2.30 exactly 2.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 8 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.06 +0.03

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
20:00 1407 ft 2.43 ft 12.9 sec 4.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
21:00 1407 ft 2.46 ft 10.0 sec 4.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
22:00 1407 ft 2.26 ft 12.1 sec 4.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
23:00 1407 ft 2.26 ft 8.3 sec 5.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
02:00 1407 ft 2.82 ft 12.1 sec 5.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
03:00 1407 ft 2.82 ft 11.4 sec 5.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
04:00 1407 ft 2.23 ft 11.4 sec 4.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
05:00 1407 ft 1.84 ft 9.1 sec 5.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
07:00 1407 ft 1.84 ft 10.0 sec 6.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
08:00 1407 ft 1.71 ft 10.0 sec 5.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
09:00 1407 ft 1.97 ft 10.8 sec 6.2 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
10:00 1407 ft 1.84 ft 9.1 sec 4.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
12:00 1407 ft 1.84 ft 8.3 sec 4.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
13:00 1407 ft 1.64 ft 9.1 sec 5.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
14:00 1407 ft 1.94 ft 10.0 sec 4.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec