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

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 80° F
Humidity: 87
Wind direction (W Dir): WSW (235 - 244 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 15.6 kts (17.9 mph)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 17.5 kts (20.1 mph)
Dominant Wave Period (DWP): 6 sec
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 3.94 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 3.9 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): 7 sec
Wave Swell Height (WSH): 1.64 ft
Wave Swell Range (WSR): 0.82 - 2.46 ft
Atmospheric Pressure (AP): 30.01 in
Pressure Tendency (PT): +0.01 in
Increasing, then steady; or increasing, then increasing more slowly

Updated: 8:50 AM EDT on August 23, 2019

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 148 ft
Wave Height: 3.71 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 5.9 sec
Average Wave Period: 4.3 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 7:00 AM EDT on August 23, 2019

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 81 81 92 SW 15.6 17.9 5 4.59 exactly 4.6 5 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 13 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.00 +0.03
21:50 80 80 90 WSW 17.5 20.1 6 4.59 exactly 4.6 6 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 13 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.02 +0.05
22:50 79 80 81 SW 15.6 17.9 6 4.59 exactly 4.6 6 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.99 +0.02
23:50 81 80 78 SW 15.6 17.9 6 4.27 exactly 4.3 6 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 - - - 29.98 -0.02
05:50 80 80 85 SW 15.6 17.9 6 3.61 exactly 3.6 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.00 +0.01
06:50 80 80 88 WSW 13.6 15.7 6 3.61 exactly 3.6 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 8 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.01 +0.02
07:50 80 80 88 WSW 15.6 17.9 6 3.94 exactly 3.9 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 9 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.01 +0.03
08:50 80 80 87 WSW 15.6 17.9 6 3.94 exactly 3.9 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.01 +0.01

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
20:00 148 ft 4.23 ft 5.9 sec 4.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
21:00 148 ft 4.72 ft 5.3 sec 4.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
22:00 148 ft 4.53 ft 5.6 sec 4.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
01:00 148 ft 4.17 ft 5.9 sec 4.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
05:00 148 ft 3.44 ft 5.9 sec 4.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
07:00 148 ft 3.71 ft 5.9 sec 4.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec