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Handbook No. 1
See recent photos from NDBC weather buoy 42039 in the Gulf of Mexico.
Reports from the National Data Buoy Center's Stations During the Passage of Hurricane Irene
20 - 28 August 2011
38 operational observing stations in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico provided more than 1100 hourly meteorological observations in support of analyses, advisories, and numerical modeling for Hurricane Irene from 20-28 August 2011, as Irene passed within 300 nautical miles (nm) of 22 buoys and 16 Coastal-Marine Automated Network (Figure 1). The National Hurricane Center (NHC) on several occasions, used data from these stations to determine Irene's size and intensity (Discussion 8, 27, 26, etc.).
Figure 1: Hurricane Irene and NDBC Stations
Figure 2: Wind Speed, Gust, and Sea Level Pressure at Cape Lookout, NC during Hurricane Irene
Figure 3: Significant Wave Height at 41036 during Hurricane Irene
Figure 4: Wind Speed, Gust, and Sea Level Pressure at Tomas Point, MD during Hurricane Irene