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

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 58° F
Wind direction (W Dir): South (165 - 174 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): 3.28 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 3.3 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): 29.97 in

Updated: 7:50 PM EST on February 22, 2017

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 157 ft
Wave Height: 3.28 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 9.1 sec
Average Wave Period: 7.0 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 6:00 PM EST on February 22, 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 53 52
-
East 11.7 13.4 8 4.27 exactly 4.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 8 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.17 -0.01
21:50 53 52
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East 9.7 11.2 8 4.27 exactly 4.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 8 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.17 -0.02
22:50 53 53
-
East 7.8 8.9 8 4.27 exactly 4.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 8 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.15 -0.02
23:50 54 53
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East 5.8 6.7 8 3.94 exactly 3.9 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 8 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.13 -0.04
00:50 54 53
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East 5.8 6.7 7 3.94 exactly 3.9 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.11 -0.06
01:50 54 53
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ESE 3.9 4.5 9 3.61 exactly 3.6 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 9 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.09 -0.06
02:50 55 53
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ESE 3.9 4.5 9 3.61 exactly 3.6 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 9 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.08 -0.06
04:50 55 53
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South 5.8 6.7 9 3.94 exactly 3.9 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 9 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.06 -0.04
05:50 56 53
-
SSW 5.8 6.7 9 3.94 exactly 3.9 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 9 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.06 -0.01
06:50 56 53
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SSW 5.8 6.7 9 4.27 exactly 4.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 9 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.07 -
08:50 56 53
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SSW 5.8 6.7 9 3.94 exactly 3.9 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 9 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.07 -
10:50 57 54
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South 3.9 4.5 10 3.94 exactly 3.9 - - - 10 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.05 -0.01
11:50 60 55
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- 0.0 0.0 9 3.61 exactly 3.6 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 9 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.04 -0.03
12:50 59 55
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South 3.9 4.5 9 3.94 exactly 3.9 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 9 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.01 -0.05
14:50 59 56
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South 3.9 4.5 10 3.61 exactly 3.6 - - - 10 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.98 -0.06
15:50 58 56
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SSE 3.9 4.5 9 3.61 exactly 3.6 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 9 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.98 -0.03
16:50 59 55
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SSE 3.9 4.5 9 3.28 exactly 3.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 9 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.97 -0.02
17:50 58 55
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South 5.8 6.7 9 3.28 exactly 3.3 - - - 9 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.97 -
18:50 58 55
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South 5.8 6.7 11 2.95 exactly 3.0 - - - 11 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.97 -
19:50 58 54
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South 5.8 6.7 8 3.28 exactly 3.3 - - - 8 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.97 -

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
20:00 157 ft 4.13 ft 7.7 sec 5.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
01:00 157 ft 3.87 ft 7.1 sec 5.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
02:00 157 ft 3.48 ft 9.1 sec 5.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
04:00 157 ft 4.00 ft 9.1 sec 6.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
06:00 157 ft 4.10 ft 9.1 sec 6.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
07:00 157 ft 4.13 ft 9.1 sec 7.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
08:00 157 ft 4.33 ft 8.3 sec 7.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
10:00 157 ft 4.23 ft 9.1 sec 7.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
11:00 157 ft 4.04 ft 10.0 sec 7.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
12:00 157 ft 3.61 ft 9.1 sec 6.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
13:00 157 ft 3.94 ft 9.1 sec 6.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
14:00 157 ft 3.81 ft 10.0 sec 6.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
18:00 157 ft 3.28 ft 9.1 sec 7.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec