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Station 44009 (LLNR 168) - DELAWARE BAY 26 NM Southeast of Cape May, NJ Image indicating link to RSS feed of recent meteorological observations for station 44009

Station 44009
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Owned and maintained by National Data Buoy Center
3-meter discus buoy
AMPS payload
38.461 N 74.703 W (38°27'40" N 74°42'9" W)

Site elevation: sea level
Air temp height: 4 m above site elevation
Anemometer height: 5 m above site elevation
Barometer elevation: sea level
Sea temp depth: 0.6 m below site elevation
Water depth: 30.5 m
Watch circle radius: 69 yards

Right whales are active off Delaware Bay 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 

Latest NWS Marine Forecast 1 and Latest NWS Marine Forecast 2

Important Notice to Mariners

Search And Rescue (SAR) Data

Meteorological Observations from Nearby Stations and Ships Image indicating link to RSS feed of recent meteorological observations near station 44009

Regional HF Radar Surface Current Observations


Conditions at 44009 as of
(5:50 pm EDT)
2150 GMT on 07/24/2014:
Unit of Measure:    Time Zone:   

Click on the graph icon in the table below to see a time series plot of the last five days of that observation.

5-day plot - Wave Height Wave Height (WVHT): 2.3 ft
5-day plot - Dominant Wave Period Dominant Wave Period (DPD): 8 sec
5-day plot - Average Period Average Period (APD): 4.2 sec
5-day plot - Mean Wave Direction Mean Wave Direction (MWD): E ( 98 deg true )
5-day plot - Atmospheric Pressure Atmospheric Pressure (PRES): 29.85 in
5-day plot - Pressure Tendency Pressure Tendency (PTDY): +0.00 in ( Steady )
5-day plot - Air Temperature Air Temperature (ATMP): 74.8 °F
5-day plot - Water Temperature Water Temperature (WTMP): 76.1 °F
5-day plot - Dew Point Dew Point (DEWP): 67.6 °F
Previous observations
5-day plot - Wind Direction 5-day plot - Wind Speed 5-day plot - Wind Gust 5-day plot - Wave Height 5-day plot - Dominant Wave Period 5-day plot - Average Period 5-day plot - Mean Wave Direction 5-day plot - Atmospheric Pressure 5-day plot - Pressure Tendency 5-day plot - Air Temperature 5-day plot - Water Temperature 5-day plot - Dew Point 5-day plot - Salinity 5-day plot - Visibility 5-day plot - Tide (above MLLW)
MM DD TIME
(EDT)
   WDIR WSPD
kts
GST
kts
WVHT
ft
DPD
sec
APD
sec
MWD PRES
in
PTDY
in
ATMP
°F
WTMP
°F
DEWP
°F
SAL
psu
VIS
nmi
TIDE
ft
0724 4:50 pm  --- 2.3 64.4 S29.86+0.00 73.9 75.9 69.3---
0724 3:50 pm  --- 2.6 64.7SSE29.87-0.01 73.9 75.9 70.5---
0724 2:50 pm  --- 2.6 64.6 S29.85-0.04 72.7 75.7 70.5---
0724 1:50 pm  --- 2.3 54.5SSE29.86-0.03 72.5 75.7 70.0---
072412:50 pm  --- 2.6 74.6SSE29.88+0.02 72.3 75.7 70.2---
072411:50 am  --- 2.6 84.4ESE29.90+0.05 72.5 75.7 70.3---
072410:50 am  --- 2.3 64.1SSE29.88+0.04 73.0 75.7 70.5---
0724 9:50 am  --- 2.3 64.5 S29.85+0.02 73.9 75.7 71.2---
0724 8:50 am  --- 2.3 54.7SSE29.84+0.02 74.1 75.7 71.8---
0724 7:50 am  --- 2.3 55.0SSE29.84+0.02 73.8 75.7 73.8---
0724 6:50 am  --- 2.3 54.7SSE29.83+0.02 73.6 75.7 73.4---
0724 5:50 am  --- 2.6 54.8SSE29.83+0.00 73.0 75.6 73.0---
0724 4:50 am  --- 2.6 54.6SSE29.82-0.01 75.7 75.6 74.1---
0724 3:50 am  --- 2.6 54.6 S29.81-0.03 75.4 75.4 73.2---
0724 2:50 am  --- 2.6 94.6ESE29.82+0.00 74.8 75.6 73.2---
0724 1:50 am  --- 2.6 54.4 S29.83-0.01 73.9 75.7 72.9---
072412:50 am  --- 3.0 44.3 S29.84-0.02 75.9 75.9 75.9---
072311:50 pm  --- 3.0 54.2 S29.83-0.04 77.7 75.9 77.5---
072310:50 pm  --- 2.6 94.3ESE29.85-0.01 77.5 76.1 77.5---
0723 9:50 pm  --- 2.6 44.0 S29.86+0.02 77.4 76.3 77.2---
0723 8:50 pm  --- 3.0 44.0SSW29.87+0.01 77.4 76.6 77.2---
0723 7:50 pm  --- 2.6 43.8 S29.86-0.02 77.5 76.8 76.8---
0723 6:50 pm  --- 2.6 83.9 E29.84-0.06 78.1 76.8 77.0---
0723 5:50 pm  --- 2.3 83.9 E29.86-0.07 78.4 77.0 76.5---

Detailed Wave Summary
for 44009 as of (6:00 pm EDT)
2200 GMT on 07/24/2014:

These wave data are displayed in rounded times.

Unit of Measure:    Time Zone:   

Click on the graph icon in the table below to see a time series plot of the last five days of that observation.

5-day plot - Significant Wave HeightSignificant Wave Height (WVHT): 2.3 ft
5-day plot - Average Wave PeriodAverage Wave Period (APD): 4.2 sec
Previous observations
5-day plot - Significant Wave Height 5-day plot - Swell Height 5-day plot - Swell Period 5-day plot - Swell Direction 5-day plot - Wind Wave Height 5-day plot - Wind Wave Period 5-day plot - Wind Wave Direction 5-day plot - Wave Steepness 5-day plot - Average Wave Period
MM DD TIME
(EDT)
  WVHT
ft
  SwH
ft
  SwP
sec
  SwD WWH
ft
WWP
sec
  WWD STEEPNESS APD
sec
0724 5:00 pm   2.3  -  -  ---  - N/A 4.4
0724 4:00 pm   2.6  -  -  ---  - N/A 4.7
0724 3:00 pm   2.6  -  -  ---  - N/A 4.6
0724 2:00 pm   2.3  -  -  ---  - N/A 4.5
0724 1:00 pm   2.6  -  -  ---  - N/A 4.6
072412:00 pm   2.6  -  -  ---  - N/A 4.4
072411:00 am   2.3  -  -  ---  - N/A 4.1
072410:00 am   2.3  -  -  ---  - N/A 4.5
0724 9:00 am   2.3  -  -  ---  - N/A 4.7
0724 8:00 am   2.3  -  -  ---  - N/A 5.0
0724 7:00 am   2.3  -  -  ---  - N/A 4.7
0724 6:00 am   2.6  -  -  ---  - N/A 4.8
0724 5:00 am   2.6  -  -  ---  - N/A 4.6
0724 4:00 am   2.6  -  -  ---  -VERY_STEEP 4.6
0724 3:00 am   2.6  -  -  ---  - N/A 4.6
0724 2:00 am   2.6  -  -  ---  - N/A 4.4
0724 1:00 am   3.0  -  -  ---  -VERY_STEEP 4.3
072412:00 am   3.0  -  -  ---  -VERY_STEEP 4.2
072311:00 pm   2.6  -  -  ---  - N/A 4.3
072310:00 pm   2.6  -  -  ---  -VERY_STEEP 4.0
0723 9:00 pm   3.0  -  -  ---  -VERY_STEEP 4.0
0723 8:00 pm   2.6  -  -  ---  -VERY_STEEP 3.8
0723 7:00 pm   2.6  -  -  ---  - N/A 3.9
0723 6:00 pm   2.3  -  -  ---  - N/A 3.9

Plot of wave energy versus frequency (and period)


Description of Measurements

Links which are specific to this station are listed below:

Real Time Data in tabular form for the last forty-five days.

Historical Data & Climatic Summaries for quality controlled data for the current month, previous months, and previous years.

The weekly status report and the weekly maintenance report also provide valuable station information.

Note that the payload types and the station locations occasionally change.
Please refer to the NDBC data inventory for the data history of each station.