VIRGINIA BEACH NM East of Virginia Beach, VA (44014)

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 82° F
Wind direction (W Dir): West (255 - 264 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 5.8 kts (6.7 mph)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 7.8 kts (8.9 mph)
Dominant Wave Period (DWP): 6 sec
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 1.97 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 2.0 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): 29.89 in
Pressure Tendency (PT): -0.02 in
Decreasing (steadily or unsteadily)

Updated: 3:50 AM EDT on July 28, 2016

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 157 ft
Wave Height: 2.03 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 6.3 sec
Average Wave Period: 4.4 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 4:00 AM EDT on July 28, 2016

General Information

Location: 36.611 North -74.842 West
Buoy Type: 3-meter discus buoy
Buoy Hull: 3D42
Payload: ARES 4.4 payload
Owned by: NDBC
Windspeed: Measured by obtained from anemometer
Sea Surface: Measured by Intake
Note: Right whales are active off VA 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 83 83
-
South 5.8 6.7 5 2.30 exactly 2.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.92 +0.02
21:50 83 83
-
South 7.8 8.9 6 2.30 exactly 2.3 - - - 6 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.92 +0.02
22:50 83 83
-
South 7.8 8.9 6 2.30 exactly 2.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 6 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.92 -
23:50 82 83
-
South 7.8 8.9 5 1.97 exactly 2.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.91 -0.01
00:50 83 83
-
SSW 5.8 6.7 6 1.97 exactly 2.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 6 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.91 -
01:50 83 82
-
SW 9.7 11.2 6 2.30 exactly 2.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 6 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.91 -0.01
02:50 82 82
-
WSW 7.8 8.9 6 1.97 exactly 2.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 6 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.89 -0.01
03:50 82 82
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West 5.8 6.7 6 1.97 exactly 2.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 6 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.89 -0.02

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
20:00 157 ft 2.10 ft 5.6 sec 4.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
21:00 157 ft 2.43 ft 5.3 sec 4.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
22:00 157 ft 2.40 ft 5.6 sec 4.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
23:00 157 ft 2.17 ft 5.6 sec 4.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
00:00 157 ft 2.07 ft 5.3 sec 4.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
01:00 157 ft 1.97 ft 5.6 sec 4.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
02:00 157 ft 2.17 ft 5.9 sec 4.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
03:00 157 ft 2.13 ft 5.6 sec 4.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
04:00 157 ft 2.03 ft 6.3 sec 4.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec