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

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 38° F
Wind direction (W Dir): East (95 - 104 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 17.5 kts (20.1 mph)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 21.4 kts (24.6 mph)
Dominant Wave Period (DWP): 4 sec
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 2.95 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 3.0 ft
Wind Wave Period (WWP): 4 sec
Wind Wave Height (WWH): 3.28 ft
Wind Wave Range (WWR): 2.46 - 4.10 ft
Wave Swell Period (WSP): 11 sec
Wave Swell Height (WSH): 1.64 ft
Wave Swell Range (WSR): 0.82 - 2.46 ft
Atmospheric Pressure (AP): 29.69 in

Updated: 3:50 PM AKST on December 24, 2014

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 1407 ft
Wave Height: 2.79 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 3.8 sec
Average Wave Period: 3.7 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 4:00 PM AKST on December 24, 2014

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 39 44
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West 5.8 6.7 10 1.31 exactly 1.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 10 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.67 +0.02
21:50 39 44
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WNW 5.8 6.7 10 1.31 exactly 1.3 - - - 10 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.67 +0.02
22:50 39 44
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NNW 3.9 4.5 13 1.31 exactly 1.3 - - - 13 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.68 +0.02
23:50 39 44
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NE 1.9 2.2 14 1.64 exactly 1.6 - - - 14 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.69 +0.02
00:50 39 44
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East 7.8 8.9 13 1.64 exactly 1.6 - - - 13 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.69 +0.02
01:50 39 44
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East 11.7 13.4 14 1.97 exactly 2.0 - - - 14 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.70 +0.02
02:50 38 44
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ESE 13.6 15.7 13 1.97 exactly 2.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 13 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.70 +0.01
03:50 38 44
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East 13.6 15.7 13 1.97 exactly 2.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 13 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.69 -
04:50 38 45
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East 15.6 17.9 12 1.97 exactly 2.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 12 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.69 -
05:50 38 45
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ESE 15.6 17.9 9 1.97 exactly 2.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 9 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.69 -0.01
06:50 38 45
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ESE 15.6 17.9 13 1.97 exactly 2.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 13 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.69 -
07:50 37 45
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ESE 15.6 17.9 12 1.97 exactly 2.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 12 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.70 +0.01
08:50 38 45
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ESE 17.5 20.1 3 2.30 exactly 2.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 10 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.70 +0.01
09:50 36 45
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ESE 19.4 22.4 3 2.30 exactly 2.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 12 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.70 -
10:50 36 45
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ESE 19.4 22.4 3 2.62 exactly 2.6 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.70 -
11:50 36 45
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ESE 19.4 22.4 3 2.62 exactly 2.6 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 12 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.70 -
12:50 37 45
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SE 19.4 22.4 3 2.62 exactly 2.6 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 9 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.68 -0.01
13:50 37 45
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ESE 17.5 20.1 3 2.62 exactly 2.6 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 10 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.68 -0.02
14:50 38 45
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ESE 19.4 22.4 4 2.62 exactly 2.6 4 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.69 -
15:50 38 45
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East 17.5 20.1 4 2.95 exactly 3.0 4 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.69 -

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
22:00 1407 ft 1.35 ft 10.0 sec 4.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
00:00 1407 ft 1.48 ft 13.8 sec 6.2 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
01:00 1407 ft 1.74 ft 12.9 sec 6.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
02:00 1407 ft 1.80 ft 13.8 sec 5.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
03:00 1407 ft 1.87 ft 12.9 sec 4.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
04:00 1407 ft 2.07 ft 12.9 sec 4.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
05:00 1407 ft 2.13 ft 12.1 sec 4.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
06:00 1407 ft 1.97 ft 9.1 sec 4.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
07:00 1407 ft 1.87 ft 12.9 sec 4.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
08:00 1407 ft 2.07 ft 12.1 sec 3.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
10:00 1407 ft 2.30 ft 3.2 sec 3.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
11:00 1407 ft 2.49 ft 3.2 sec 3.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
12:00 1407 ft 2.76 ft 3.4 sec 3.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
13:00 1407 ft 2.49 ft 3.3 sec 3.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
14:00 1407 ft 2.49 ft 3.4 sec 3.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
15:00 1407 ft 2.79 ft 3.7 sec 3.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
16:00 1407 ft 2.79 ft 3.8 sec 3.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec