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

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 65° F
Humidity: 99
Wind direction (W Dir): West (265 - 274 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 7.8 kts (8.9 mph)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 7.8 kts (8.9 mph)
Dominant Wave Period (DWP): 8 sec
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 3.61 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 3.6 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): 8 sec
Wave Swell Height (WSH): 3.28 ft
Wave Swell Range (WSR): 2.46 - 4.10 ft
Atmospheric Pressure (AP): 29.94 in
Pressure Tendency (PT): -0.01 in
Steady or increasing, then decreasing; or decreasing, then decreasing more rapidly

Updated: 1:50 AM EDT on May 23, 2017

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 148 ft
Wave Height: 3.64 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 7.7 sec
Average Wave Period: 5.1 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 2:00 AM EDT on May 23, 2017

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 70 69 92 SSW 15.6 17.9 9 3.61 exactly 3.6 4 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 9 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.94 -
21:50 68 69 80 SW 15.6 17.9 8 3.28 exactly 3.3 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 8 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.95 +0.02
23:50 66 66 92 SW 9.7 11.2 8 3.61 exactly 3.6 5 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 8 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.95 +0.01
00:50 65 65 97 West 9.7 11.2 8 3.61 exactly 3.6 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 8 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.96 -
01:50 65 65 99 West 7.8 8.9 8 3.61 exactly 3.6 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 8 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.94 -0.01

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
21:00 148 ft 3.71 ft 9.1 sec 4.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
23:00 148 ft 3.67 ft 8.3 sec 4.2 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
01:00 148 ft 3.61 ft 8.3 sec 4.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
02:00 148 ft 3.64 ft 7.7 sec 5.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec