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

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 55° F
Wind direction (W Dir): NNW (325 - 334 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 21.4 kts (24.6 mph)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 25.3 kts (29.1 mph)
Dominant Wave Period (DWP): 11 sec
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 6.56 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 6.6 ft
Wind Wave Period (WWP): 5 sec
Wind Wave Height (WWH): 4.92 ft
Wind Wave Range (WWR): 4.10 - 5.74 ft
Wave Swell Period (WSP): 11 sec
Wave Swell Height (WSH): 4.92 ft
Wave Swell Range (WSR): 4.10 - 5.74 ft
Atmospheric Pressure (AP): 29.67 in
Pressure Tendency (PT): +0.11 in
Decreasing or steady, then increasing; or increasing, then increasing more rapidly

Updated: 9:50 PM EST on February 25, 2017

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 157 ft
Wave Height: 6.56 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 10.0 sec
Average Wave Period: 5.5 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 9:00 PM EST on February 25, 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 57 55
-
East 3.9 4.5 8 5.91 exactly 5.9 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 8 6.56 5.74 - 7.38 29.88 -0.01
21:50 57 55
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ESE 5.8 6.7 8 5.91 exactly 5.9 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 8 6.56 5.74 - 7.38 29.87 -0.03
23:50 58 55
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ESE 7.8 8.9 9 6.23 exactly 6.2 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 9 6.56 5.74 - 7.38 29.84 -0.04
00:50 57 54
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ESE 3.9 4.5 8 6.23 exactly 6.2 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 8 6.56 5.74 - 7.38 29.83 -0.05
01:50 57 54
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East 3.9 4.5 10 6.56 exactly 6.6 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 10 6.56 5.74 - 7.38 29.81 -0.04
02:50 57 54
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NE 3.9 4.5 11 6.23 exactly 6.2 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 11 6.56 5.74 - 7.38 29.79 -0.05
03:50 55 54
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ENE 3.9 4.5 11 5.91 exactly 5.9 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 11 6.56 5.74 - 7.38 29.78 -0.04
04:50 56 54
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NNE 3.9 4.5 10 5.91 exactly 5.9 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 10 6.56 5.74 - 7.38 29.78 -0.02
05:50 55 54
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North 3.9 4.5 11 6.56 exactly 6.6 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 11 6.56 5.74 - 7.38 29.78 -0.01
06:50 56 54
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NE 5.8 6.7 11 6.23 exactly 6.2 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 11 6.56 5.74 - 7.38 29.77 -0.02
08:50 58 54
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ENE 1.9 2.2 11 6.23 exactly 6.2 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 11 6.56 5.74 - 7.38 29.78 -
09:50 58 54
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SE 1.9 2.2 10 6.23 exactly 6.2 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 10 6.56 5.74 - 7.38 29.77 -
10:50 58 55
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SSE 3.9 4.5 11 6.56 exactly 6.6 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 11 6.56 5.74 - 7.38 29.74 -0.04
12:50 59 55
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South 5.8 6.7 11 6.56 exactly 6.6 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 11 6.56 5.74 - 7.38 29.69 -0.07
13:50 59 56
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South 7.8 8.9 11 7.22 exactly 7.2 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 11 6.56 5.74 - 7.38 29.66 -0.09
14:50 59 56
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South 11.7 13.4 11 6.89 exactly 6.9 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 11 6.56 5.74 - 7.38 29.62 -0.10
15:50 60 55
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South 13.6 15.7 11 6.23 exactly 6.2 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 11 6.56 5.74 - 7.38 29.61 -0.08
16:50 60 55
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South 17.5 20.1 11 5.25 exactly 5.2 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 11 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 29.57 -0.08
17:50 59 54
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South 17.5 20.1 11 5.25 exactly 5.2 6 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 11 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 29.55 -0.07
18:50 61 53
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SSW 21.4 24.6 11 5.58 exactly 5.6 4 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 11 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 29.56 -0.06
19:50 60 53
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SSW 21.4 24.6 11 6.56 exactly 6.6 4 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 11 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 29.56 -0.02
20:50 59 52
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SW 23.3 26.8 10 6.56 exactly 6.6 5 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 10 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 29.59 +0.03
21:50 55 52
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NNW 21.4 24.6 11 6.56 exactly 6.6 5 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 11 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 29.67 +0.11

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
20:00 157 ft 6.36 ft 10.8 sec 6.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
21:00 157 ft 6.07 ft 7.7 sec 6.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
22:00 157 ft 6.00 ft 8.3 sec 6.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
23:00 157 ft 6.04 ft 9.1 sec 6.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
00:00 157 ft 6.23 ft 9.1 sec 6.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
01:00 157 ft 6.10 ft 8.3 sec 6.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
02:00 157 ft 6.50 ft 10.0 sec 6.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
03:00 157 ft 6.23 ft 11.4 sec 6.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
04:00 157 ft 6.04 ft 10.8 sec 6.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
06:00 157 ft 6.43 ft 11.4 sec 7.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
07:00 157 ft 6.27 ft 10.8 sec 6.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
08:00 157 ft 6.59 ft 10.8 sec 7.2 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
10:00 157 ft 6.17 ft 10.0 sec 7.2 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
14:00 157 ft 7.15 ft 10.8 sec 7.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
15:00 157 ft 6.89 ft 10.8 sec 8.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
19:00 157 ft 5.68 ft 10.8 sec 5.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
20:00 157 ft 6.46 ft 10.8 sec 5.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
21:00 157 ft 6.56 ft 10.0 sec 5.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec