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

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 59° F
Humidity: 49
Wind direction (W Dir): SE (125 - 134 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 11.7 kts (13.4 mph)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 15.6 kts (17.9 mph)
Dominant Wave Period (DWP): 5 sec
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 3.94 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 3.9 ft
Wind Wave Period (WWP): 5 sec
Wind Wave Height (WWH): 3.28 ft
Wind Wave Range (WWR): 2.46 - 4.10 ft
Wave Swell Period (WSP): 5 sec
Wave Swell Height (WSH): 3.28 ft
Wave Swell Range (WSR): 2.46 - 4.10 ft
Atmospheric Pressure (AP): 30.39 in
Pressure Tendency (PT): -0.05 in
Decreasing, then steady; or decreasing, then decreasing more slowly

Updated: 2:50 PM EST on December 08, 2019

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 148 ft
Wave Height: 4.17 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 5.6 sec
Average Wave Period: 4.4 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 4:00 PM EST on December 08, 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)
21:50 46 56 55 NNE 15.6 17.9 7 5.25 exactly 5.2 7 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 - - - 30.43 +0.02
07:50 51 59 49 ENE 13.6 15.7 6 3.94 exactly 3.9 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.47 +0.02
11:50 54 58 60 ENE 17.5 20.1 5 4.27 exactly 4.3 5 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 - - - 30.44 -0.03
14:50 59 61 49 SE 11.7 13.4 5 3.94 exactly 3.9 5 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 5 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.39 -0.05

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
01:00 148 ft 4.07 ft 6.3 sec 4.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
16:00 148 ft 4.17 ft 5.6 sec 4.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec