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

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 80° F
Wind direction (W Dir): NE (45 - 54 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 13.6 kts (15.7 mph)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 15.6 kts (17.9 mph)
Dominant Wave Period (DWP): 11 sec
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 4.59 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 4.6 ft
Wind Wave Period (WWP): 6 sec
Wind Wave Height (WWH): 3.28 ft
Wind Wave Range (WWR): 2.46 - 4.10 ft
Wave Swell Period (WSP): 11 sec
Wave Swell Height (WSH): 3.28 ft
Wave Swell Range (WSR): 2.46 - 4.10 ft
Atmospheric Pressure (AP): 30.00 in
Pressure Tendency (PT): -0.01 in
Steady or increasing, then decreasing; or decreasing, then decreasing more rapidly

Updated: 11:50 PM EDT on August 30, 2016

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 157 ft
Wave Height: 4.69 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 11.4 sec
Average Wave Period: 6.3 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 12:00 AM EDT on August 31, 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 80 80
-
East 11.7 13.4 11 4.59 exactly 4.6 5 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 11 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.01 +0.01
21:50 79 80
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ESE 7.8 8.9 11 4.59 exactly 4.6 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 11 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 30.02 +0.02
22:50 80 80
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NE 9.7 11.2 11 4.27 exactly 4.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 11 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.01 +0.01
23:50 80 80
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NE 13.6 15.7 11 4.59 exactly 4.6 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 11 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.00 -0.01

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
20:00 157 ft 4.72 ft 11.4 sec 5.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
21:00 157 ft 4.66 ft 10.8 sec 5.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
22:00 157 ft 4.46 ft 11.4 sec 5.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
23:00 157 ft 4.40 ft 10.8 sec 6.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
00:00 157 ft 4.69 ft 11.4 sec 6.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec