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

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 70° F
Humidity: 95
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): 10 sec
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 5.58 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 5.6 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): 10 sec
Wave Swell Height (WSH): 4.92 ft
Wave Swell Range (WSR): 4.10 - 5.74 ft
Atmospheric Pressure (AP): 29.97 in
Pressure Tendency (PT): -0.01 in
Steady or increasing, then decreasing; or decreasing, then decreasing more rapidly

Updated: 2:50 AM EDT on September 21, 2017

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 148 ft
Wave Height: 5.58 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 10.0 sec
Average Wave Period: 7.4 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 3:00 AM EDT on September 21, 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 71 70 93 West 1.9 2.2 11 6.23 exactly 6.2 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 11 6.56 5.74 - 7.38 29.96 +0.04
22:50 71 70 92 WNW 3.9 4.5 11 5.58 exactly 5.6 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 11 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 29.99 +0.03
23:50 71 70 91 WSW 3.9 4.5 10 6.23 exactly 6.2 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 10 6.56 5.74 - 7.38 29.98 +0.01
01:50 71 70 92 West 5.8 6.7 10 6.89 exactly 6.9 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 10 6.56 5.74 - 7.38 29.98 -
02:50 70 69 95 West 5.8 6.7 10 5.58 exactly 5.6 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 10 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 29.97 -0.01

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
20:00 148 ft 5.64 ft 10.8 sec 7.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
21:00 148 ft 6.30 ft 10.8 sec 7.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
23:00 148 ft 5.61 ft 10.8 sec 7.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
01:00 148 ft 6.30 ft 10.0 sec 7.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
02:00 148 ft 6.82 ft 10.0 sec 7.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
03:00 148 ft 5.58 ft 10.0 sec 7.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec