SOUTH HATTERAS NM South of Cape Hatteras (41002)

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 53° F
Wind direction (W Dir): NNW (325 - 334 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 23.3 kts (26.8 mph)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 27.2 kts (31.3 mph)
Dominant Wave Period (DWP): 9 sec
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 13.45 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 13.5 ft
Wind Wave Period (WWP): 8 sec
Wind Wave Height (WWH): 8.20 ft
Wind Wave Range (WWR): 7.38 - 9.02 ft
Wave Swell Period (WSP): 9 sec
Wave Swell Height (WSH): 11.48 ft
Wave Swell Range (WSR): 10.66 - 12.30 ft
Atmospheric Pressure (AP): 30.13 in

Updated: 2:50 PM EST on January 18, 2018

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 13058 ft
Wave Height: 13.39 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 9.1 sec
Average Wave Period: 7.2 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 3:00 PM EST on January 18, 2018

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 65 70
-
West 11.7 13.4 11 7.87 exactly 7.9 5 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 11 6.56 5.74 - 7.38 30.02 -
21:50 66 70
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West 11.7 13.4 12 7.22 exactly 7.2 5 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 12 6.56 5.74 - 7.38 30.01 -0.02
22:50 67 70
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SW 13.6 15.7 11 6.89 exactly 6.9 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 11 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 29.98 -0.05
23:50 66 70
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West 25.3 29.1 11 6.56 exactly 6.6 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 11 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 29.95 -0.07
00:50 66 70
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West 27.2 31.3 11 7.55 exactly 7.5 5 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 11 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 29.92 -0.08
02:50 61 70
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West 31.1 35.8 7 11.15 exactly 11.2 7 9.84 9.02 - 10.66 11 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.93 -0.02
03:50 58 70
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West 31.1 35.8 8 13.78 exactly 13.8 8 13.12 12.30 - 13.94 17 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.94 +0.02
04:50 56 70
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West 29.2 33.6 10 13.78 exactly 13.8 10 13.12 12.30 - 13.94 - - - 29.96 +0.04
05:50 56 70
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West 29.2 33.6 9 15.42 exactly 15.4 9 14.76 13.94 - 15.58 - - - 29.97 +0.04
06:50 54 70
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WNW 31.1 35.8 9 14.11 exactly 14.1 6 9.84 9.02 - 10.66 9 9.84 9.02 - 10.66 30.00 +0.06
07:50 53 70
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WNW 31.1 35.8 10 14.44 exactly 14.4 7 9.84 9.02 - 10.66 10 11.48 10.66 - 12.30 30.04 +0.08
08:50 52 70
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NW 29.2 33.6 10 13.12 exactly 13.1 6 9.84 9.02 - 10.66 10 8.20 7.38 - 9.02 30.07 +0.10
09:50 51 70
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NW 31.1 35.8 10 17.39 exactly 17.4 6 9.84 9.02 - 10.66 10 13.12 12.30 - 13.94 30.11 +0.11
10:50 51 70
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NW 29.2 33.6 9 15.75 exactly 15.7 9 16.40 15.58 - 17.22 - - - 30.12 +0.09
11:50 52 70
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NW 23.3 26.8 9 15.09 exactly 15.1 6 9.84 9.02 - 10.66 9 11.48 10.66 - 12.30 30.13 +0.06
12:50 53 70
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NNW 25.3 29.1 9 16.08 exactly 16.1 6 9.84 9.02 - 10.66 9 13.12 12.30 - 13.94 30.12 +0.02
13:50 53 70
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NNW 23.3 26.8 10 13.78 exactly 13.8 5 9.84 9.02 - 10.66 10 9.84 9.02 - 10.66 30.13 -
14:50 53 70
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NNW 23.3 26.8 9 13.45 exactly 13.5 8 8.20 7.38 - 9.02 9 11.48 10.66 - 12.30 30.13 -

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
21:00 13058 ft 7.81 ft 10.8 sec 6.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
23:00 13058 ft 6.76 ft 11.4 sec 6.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
00:00 13058 ft 6.59 ft 10.8 sec 6.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
01:00 13058 ft 7.51 ft 10.8 sec 5.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
02:00 13058 ft 9.74 ft 11.4 sec 6.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
05:00 13058 ft 13.71 ft 10.0 sec 6.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
06:00 13058 ft 15.32 ft 9.1 sec 7.2 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
07:00 13058 ft 14.27 ft 9.1 sec 7.2 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
08:00 13058 ft 14.34 ft 10.0 sec 7.2 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
09:00 13058 ft 13.29 ft 10.0 sec 6.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
11:00 13058 ft 15.85 ft 9.1 sec 7.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
14:00 13058 ft 13.91 ft 10.0 sec 7.2 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
15:00 13058 ft 13.39 ft 9.1 sec 7.2 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec