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

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 82° F
Humidity: 87
Wind direction (W Dir): SSW (195 - 204 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): 6 sec
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 2.30 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 2.3 ft
Wind Wave Period (WWP): 5 sec
Wind Wave Height (WWH): 1.64 ft
Wind Wave Range (WWR): 0.82 - 2.46 ft
Wave Swell Period (WSP): 6 sec
Wave Swell Height (WSH): 1.64 ft
Wave Swell Range (WSR): 0.82 - 2.46 ft
Atmospheric Pressure (AP): 30.02 in
Pressure Tendency (PT): -0.02 in
Steady or increasing, then decreasing; or decreasing, then decreasing more rapidly

Updated: 6:50 PM EDT on August 19, 2019

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 148 ft
Wave Height: 2.30 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 6.7 sec
Average Wave Period: 4.3 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 6:00 PM EDT on August 19, 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 79 81 81 NW 7.8 8.9 8 3.61 exactly 3.6 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 8 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.98 +0.01
22:50 79 81 81 West 7.8 8.9 8 3.94 exactly 3.9 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 8 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.01 +0.05
00:50 79 80 83 West 7.8 8.9 6 3.61 exactly 3.6 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.02 +0.02
01:50 80 80 74 West 7.8 8.9 8 3.94 exactly 3.9 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 8 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.01 -
02:50 80 80 84 WSW 7.8 8.9 7 3.28 exactly 3.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.01 -0.01
03:50 80 80 86 WSW 5.8 6.7 8 2.95 exactly 3.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 8 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.00 -0.02
04:50 80 80 89 WSW 5.8 6.7 7 2.95 exactly 3.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.01 -
06:50 80 80 96 West 7.8 8.9 8 2.95 exactly 3.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 8 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.04 +0.04
07:50 81 81 89 West 9.7 11.2 7 2.62 exactly 2.6 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.05 +0.04
08:50 80 81 92 West 7.8 8.9 8 2.62 exactly 2.6 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 8 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.06 +0.04
09:50 81 81 86 West 7.8 8.9 7 2.62 exactly 2.6 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.07 +0.03
10:50 81 81 85 WSW 3.9 4.5 7 2.62 exactly 2.6 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.08 +0.02
11:50 81 82 87 SSW 5.8 6.7 7 2.62 exactly 2.6 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 30.07 +0.01
12:50 81 82 90 South 7.8 8.9 7 2.30 exactly 2.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.07 -
13:50 81 82 91 SSW 7.8 8.9 6 2.62 exactly 2.6 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 6 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.06 -0.02
14:50 81 83 91 SSW 9.7 11.2 7 2.62 exactly 2.6 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.04 -0.03
15:50 81 83 89 SSW 11.7 13.4 7 2.62 exactly 2.6 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.04 -0.03
16:50 82 83 83 South 11.7 13.4 7 2.30 exactly 2.3 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.04 -0.02
17:50 82 83 84 South 9.7 11.2 7 2.30 exactly 2.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 7 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.04 -
18:50 82 83 87 SSW 13.6 15.7 6 2.30 exactly 2.3 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 6 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.02 -0.02

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
20:00 148 ft 3.51 ft 8.3 sec 5.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
21:00 148 ft 3.64 ft 8.3 sec 5.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
22:00 148 ft 3.94 ft 8.3 sec 5.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
01:00 148 ft 3.61 ft 6.3 sec 5.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
02:00 148 ft 3.81 ft 7.7 sec 5.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
07:00 148 ft 2.99 ft 7.7 sec 5.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
08:00 148 ft 2.59 ft 7.1 sec 5.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
11:00 148 ft 2.46 ft 7.1 sec 4.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
16:00 148 ft 2.49 ft 6.7 sec 4.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
18:00 148 ft 2.30 ft 6.7 sec 4.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec