ORANGE BEACH NM SE of Mobile, AL (42012)

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 69° F
Wind direction (W Dir): South (165 - 174 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 9.7 kts (11.2 mph)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 9.7 kts (11.2 mph)
Dominant Wave Period (DWP): 6 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): 1.64 ft
Wind Wave Range (WWR): 0.82 - 2.46 ft
Wave Swell Period (WSP): 6 sec
Wave Swell Height (WSH): 1.64 ft
Wave Swell Range (WSR): 0.82 - 2.46 ft
Atmospheric Pressure (AP): 29.81 in
Pressure Tendency (PT): -0.02 in
Steady or increasing, then decreasing; or decreasing, then decreasing more rapidly

Updated: 12:50 AM CST on January 21, 2017

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 92 ft
Wave Height: 3.02 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 6.3 sec
Average Wave Period: 4.4 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 1:00 AM CST on January 21, 2017

General Information

Location: 30.065 North -87.555 West
Buoy Type: 3-meter discus buoy
Buoy Hull: 3DV11
Payload: ARES 4.4 payload
Owned by: NDBC
Windspeed: Measured by obtained from anemometer
Sea Surface: Measured by Intake

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 69 66
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South 11.7 13.4 6 2.95 exactly 3.0 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 9 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.83 -
21:50 69 66
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SSE 11.7 13.4 6 2.95 exactly 3.0 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 6 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.83 -
22:50 69 66
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SSE 11.7 13.4 6 3.28 exactly 3.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 6 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.83 -
23:50 69 66
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South 11.7 13.4 6 2.95 exactly 3.0 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 9 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.82 -0.01
00:50 69 66
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South 9.7 11.2 6 2.95 exactly 3.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 6 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.81 -0.02

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
20:00 92 ft 3.02 ft 6.3 sec 4.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
21:00 92 ft 2.99 ft 5.9 sec 4.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
22:00 92 ft 2.95 ft 6.3 sec 4.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
23:00 92 ft 3.18 ft 5.9 sec 4.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
00:00 92 ft 2.89 ft 5.9 sec 4.2 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
01:00 92 ft 3.02 ft 6.3 sec 4.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec