SOUTH HATTERAS NM South of Cape Hatteras (41002)

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 68° F
Wind direction (W Dir): ENE (55 - 64 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 9.7 kts (11.2 mph)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 11.7 kts (13.4 mph)
Dominant Wave Period (DWP): 10 sec
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 6.56 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 6.6 ft
Wind Wave Period (WWP): 4 sec
Wind Wave Height (WWH): 1.64 ft
Wind Wave Range (WWR): 0.82 - 2.46 ft
Wave Swell Period (WSP): 10 sec
Wave Swell Height (WSH): 6.56 ft
Wave Swell Range (WSR): 5.74 - 7.38 ft
Atmospheric Pressure (AP): 30.04 in
Pressure Tendency (PT): -0.01 in
Decreasing, then steady; or decreasing, then decreasing more slowly

Updated: 5:50 AM EDT on March 30, 2017

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 13058 ft
Wave Height: 6.30 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 9.1 sec
Average Wave Period: 6.2 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 5:00 AM EDT on March 30, 2017

General Information

Location: 31.76 North -74.84 West
Buoy Type: 3-meter discus buoy
Buoy Hull: 3D50
Payload: ARES payload
Owned by: NDBC
Windspeed: Measured by obtained from anemometer
Sea Surface: Measured by Intake
Note: Right whales are active off SC from November to April. Speed restrictions of 10 knots apply to vessels 65 feet or greater in specific areas and times along the U.S. East Coast. It is illegal to approach right whales within 500 yards. To learn more about right whales and rules protecting them, go to: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/shipstrike.

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 70 72
-
NE 17.5 20.1 10 5.25 exactly 5.2 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 10 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 30.02 +0.04
21:50 70 72
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NE 17.5 20.1 10 5.91 exactly 5.9 4 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 10 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 30.05 +0.06
22:50 70 72
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NE 15.6 17.9 10 6.23 exactly 6.2 4 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 10 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 30.07 +0.06
23:50 69 72
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NE 13.6 15.7 10 5.91 exactly 5.9 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 10 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 30.07 +0.04
00:50 69 72
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ENE 13.6 15.7 10 6.23 exactly 6.2 5 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 10 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 30.07 +0.03
01:50 69 72
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ENE 13.6 15.7 10 5.58 exactly 5.6 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 10 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.08 +0.01
02:50 69 72
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ENE 13.6 15.7 9 5.91 exactly 5.9 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 9 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 30.06 -0.01
03:50 68 72
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ENE 13.6 15.7 9 5.58 exactly 5.6 7 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 9 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 30.05 -0.03
04:50 68 72
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ENE 11.7 13.4 9 6.23 exactly 6.2 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 9 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 30.04 -0.03
05:50 68 72
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ENE 9.7 11.2 10 6.56 exactly 6.6 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 10 6.56 5.74 - 7.38 30.04 -0.01

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
21:00 13058 ft 5.25 ft 10.0 sec 6.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
23:00 13058 ft 6.36 ft 10.0 sec 5.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
01:00 13058 ft 6.10 ft 10.0 sec 6.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
04:00 13058 ft 5.71 ft 9.1 sec 5.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
05:00 13058 ft 6.30 ft 9.1 sec 6.2 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec