WEST ORCA BAY 8NM NW of Hinchinbrook IS AK (46060)

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 41° F
Wind direction (W Dir): ESE (105 - 114 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 29.2 kts (33.6 mph)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 36.9 kts (42.5 mph)
Dominant Wave Period (DWP): 5 sec
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 4.27 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 4.3 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): 1.64 ft
Wave Swell Range (WSR): 0.82 - 2.46 ft
Atmospheric Pressure (AP): 29.58 in
Pressure Tendency (PT): -0.12 in
Steady or increasing, then decreasing; or decreasing, then decreasing more rapidly

Updated: 2:50 PM AKST on December 15, 2017

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 1444 ft
Wave Height: 4.23 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 4.5 sec
Average Wave Period: 3.9 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 3:00 PM AKST on December 15, 2017

General Information

Location: 60.584 North -146.784 West
Buoy Type: 3-meter discus buoy
Buoy Hull: 3D52
Payload: AMPS payload
Owned by: NDBC
Windspeed: Measured by obtained from anemometer
Sea Surface: Measured by Intake
Note: Station 46060 in port at Homer, AK.

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 37 44
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East 13.6 15.7 10 2.30 exactly 2.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 10 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.55 +0.16
21:50 37 44
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NE 5.8 6.7 11 2.30 exactly 2.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.58 +0.13
22:50 40 44
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SE 9.7 11.2 11 2.30 exactly 2.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.60 +0.09
23:50 37 44
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West 9.7 11.2 10 1.97 exactly 2.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 10 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.64 +0.08
00:50 37 44
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NW 9.7 11.2 11 1.97 exactly 2.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.67 +0.09
01:50 37 44
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NW 3.9 4.5 11 1.97 exactly 2.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.71 +0.11
02:50 37 44
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South 1.9 2.2 11 1.64 exactly 1.6 - - - 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.73 +0.09
03:50 37 44
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South 1.9 2.2 11 1.97 exactly 2.0 - - - 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.77 +0.10
04:50 39 44
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East 7.8 8.9 11 1.64 exactly 1.6 - - - 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.76 +0.06
05:50 40 44
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ESE 11.7 13.4 11 1.64 exactly 1.6 - - - 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.78 +0.05
06:50 40 44
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ESE 17.5 20.1 10 2.30 exactly 2.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 10 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.77 -
07:50 40 44
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ESE 17.5 20.1 11 2.30 exactly 2.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.77 +0.01
08:50 40 44
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ESE 15.6 17.9 10 2.95 exactly 3.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 10 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.77 -0.01
09:50 40 44
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ESE 17.5 20.1 11 2.95 exactly 3.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.76 -0.01
10:50 40 44
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ESE 21.4 24.6 11 3.28 exactly 3.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 11 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.73 -0.04
11:50 40 44
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ESE 25.3 29.1 11 3.28 exactly 3.3 4 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.70 -0.07
12:50 40 44
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East 25.3 29.1 4 3.61 exactly 3.6 4 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.68 -0.08
13:50 40 44
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East 27.2 31.3 4 4.27 exactly 4.3 4 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.63 -0.11
14:50 41 44
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ESE 29.2 33.6 5 4.27 exactly 4.3 5 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.58 -0.12

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
21:00 1444 ft 2.36 ft 10.0 sec 4.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
23:00 1444 ft 2.13 ft 10.8 sec 4.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
01:00 1444 ft 2.10 ft 10.8 sec 5.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
02:00 1444 ft 1.84 ft 11.4 sec 5.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
04:00 1444 ft 1.87 ft 10.8 sec 6.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
05:00 1444 ft 1.61 ft 11.4 sec 7.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
06:00 1444 ft 1.74 ft 10.8 sec 6.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
07:00 1444 ft 2.20 ft 10.0 sec 4.2 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
08:00 1444 ft 2.36 ft 10.8 sec 4.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
11:00 1444 ft 3.38 ft 11.4 sec 4.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
12:00 1444 ft 3.31 ft 10.8 sec 4.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
13:00 1444 ft 3.64 ft 4.0 sec 3.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
14:00 1444 ft 4.40 ft 4.3 sec 4.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
15:00 1444 ft 4.23 ft 4.5 sec 3.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec