Frying Pan Shoals, NC (41013)

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 70° F
Humidity: 74
Wind direction (W Dir): South (185 - 194 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 19.4 kts (22.4 mph)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 25.3 kts (29.1 mph)
Dominant Wave Period (DWP): 5 sec
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 4.92 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 4.9 ft
Wind Wave Period (WWP): 5 sec
Wind Wave Height (WWH): 4.92 ft
Wind Wave Range (WWR): 4.10 - 5.74 ft
Wave Swell Period (WSP): 10 sec
Wave Swell Height (WSH): 1.64 ft
Wave Swell Range (WSR): 0.82 - 2.46 ft
Atmospheric Pressure (AP): 30.02 in

Updated: 12:50 AM EST on January 23, 2018

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 79 ft
Wave Height: 4.79 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 5.3 sec
Average Wave Period: 4.5 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 1:00 AM EST on January 23, 2018

General Information

Location: 33.436 North -77.743 West
Buoy Type: 2.3-meter foam discus buoy
Buoy Hull: 2.3D01
Payload: SCOOP payload
Owned by: NDBC
Windspeed: Measured by obtained from anemometer
Sea Surface: Measured by Intake
Note: Right whales are active off NC from November to April. Speed restrictions of 10 knots apply to vessels 65 feet or greater in specific areas and times along the mid-Atlantic coast. 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)
20:00 69 63 69 South 15.6 17.9 - - - - - - 30.11 -0.01
20:10 69 63 69 South 15.6 17.9 - - - - - - 30.10 -
20:20 69 63 69 South 15.6 17.9 - - - - - - 30.10 -
20:30 69 63 68 South 17.5 20.1 - - - - - - 30.10 -
20:40 69 63 69 South 15.6 17.9 - - - - - - 30.10 -
20:50 69 63 69 South 17.5 20.1 4 3.61 exactly 3.6 4 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 10 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.09 -
21:10 70 63 66 SSE 17.5 20.1 - - - - - - 30.08 -
21:20 69 64 69 South 17.5 20.1 - - - - - - 30.08 -
21:30 70 64 66 South 19.4 22.4 - - - - - - 30.08 -
21:40 70 65 68 South 17.5 20.1 - - - - - - 30.08 -
21:50 70 65 69 South 17.5 20.1 4 3.94 exactly 3.9 4 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 10 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.08 -
22:00 70 66 69 South 19.4 22.4 - - - - - - 30.09 -0.02
22:10 70 66 69 South 19.4 22.4 - - - - - - 30.09 -
22:20 70 66 69 South 19.4 22.4 - - - - - - 30.09 -
22:30 70 67 70 South 19.4 22.4 - - - - - - 30.10 -
22:40 70 67 69 South 19.4 22.4 - - - - - - 30.09 -
23:10 70 67 69 South 19.4 22.4 - - - - - - 30.08 -
23:20 70 67 69 South 19.4 22.4 - - - - - - 30.07 -
23:30 70 67 67 South 19.4 22.4 - - - - - - 30.07 -
23:40 70 67 70 South 17.5 20.1 - - - - - - 30.06 -
23:50 70 67 70 South 17.5 20.1 5 4.59 exactly 4.6 5 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 9 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.06 -
00:10 70 67 73 South 19.4 22.4 - - - - - - 30.04 -
00:20 70 67 73 South 19.4 22.4 - - - - - - 30.04 -
00:40 70 67 75 South 19.4 22.4 - - - - - - 30.03 -
00:50 70 67 74 South 19.4 22.4 5 4.92 exactly 4.9 5 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 10 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.02 -

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
21:00 79 ft 3.48 ft 4.2 sec 3.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
23:00 79 ft 4.04 ft 4.8 sec 4.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
00:00 79 ft 4.43 ft 5.0 sec 4.2 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
01:00 79 ft 4.79 ft 5.3 sec 4.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec