DELAWARE BAY NM Southeast of Cape May, NJ (44009)

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 72° F
Humidity: 99
Wind direction (W Dir): WSW (245 - 254 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 5.8 kts (6.7 mph)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 5.8 kts (6.7 mph)
Dominant Wave Period (DWP): 8 sec
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 3.94 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 3.9 ft
Wave Swell Period (WSP): 8 sec
Wave Swell Height (WSH): 3.28 ft
Wave Swell Range (WSR): 2.46 - 4.10 ft
Atmospheric Pressure (AP): 30.04 in
Pressure Tendency (PT): -0.03 in
Decreasing (steadily or unsteadily)

Updated: 1:50 AM EDT on September 24, 2017

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 141 ft
Wave Height: 4.17 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 8.3 sec
Average Wave Period: 6.9 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 1:00 AM EDT on September 24, 2017

General Information

Location: 38.461 North -74.703 West
Buoy Type: 3-meter discus buoy
Buoy Hull: 3DV10
Payload: AMPS payload
Owned by: NDBC
Windspeed: Measured by obtained from anemometer
Sea Surface: Measured by Intake
Note: Right whales are active off Delaware Bay from November to April.  Speed restrictions of 10 knots apply to vessels 65 feet or greater in specific areas 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)
20:50 73 72 82 SE 3.9 4.5 8 5.25 exactly 5.2 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 8 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 30.06 +0.02
22:50 73 72 85 WSW 5.8 6.7 8 4.59 exactly 4.6 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 8 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 30.07 +0.01
23:50 73 72 88 WSW 5.8 6.7 8 4.59 exactly 4.6 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 8 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 30.06 -
00:50 72 72 97 WSW 5.8 6.7 8 4.27 exactly 4.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 8 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.05 -0.01
01:50 72 71 99 WSW 5.8 6.7 8 3.94 exactly 3.9 - - - 8 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.04 -0.03

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
21:00 141 ft 5.31 ft 8.3 sec 6.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
22:00 141 ft 4.72 ft 8.3 sec 6.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
23:00 141 ft 4.72 ft 8.3 sec 6.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
01:00 141 ft 4.17 ft 8.3 sec 6.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec