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

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 40° F
Wind direction (W Dir): NNE (25 - 34 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): 11 sec
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 2.62 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 2.6 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): 29.52 in
Pressure Tendency (PT): +0.07 in
Increasing (steadily or unsteadily)

Updated: 7:50 AM AKDT on April 20, 2014

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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 Wave Swell 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 43 42
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WNW 7.8 8.9 11 2.62 exactly 2.6 11 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.42 -
21:50 41
-
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NE 3.9 4.5 - - -
-
-
22:50 41 41
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SSW 1.9 2.2 - - - 29.43 +0.01
23:50 41 41
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West 1.9 2.2 - - - 29.43 +0.01
02:50 39 42
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NE 5.8 6.7 - - - 29.44 +0.01
04:50 39 41
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East 3.9 4.5 - - - 29.46 -
05:50 39 41
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- 0.0 0.0 - - - 29.47 +0.03
07:50 40 42
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NNE 3.9 4.5 11 2.62 exactly 2.6 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.52 +0.07

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
20:00 1407 ft 2.17 ft 12.1 sec 7.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
21:00 1407 ft 2.53 ft 10.8 sec 8.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec