Station 42012 - Search and Rescue Data

ORANGE BEACH - 44 NM SE of Mobile, AL
30.060 N 87.548 W (30°3'36" N 87°32'54" W)

The highly endangered Rice's whale, a newly identified species, inhabit the northeastern Gulf of Mexico year-round along the continental shelf-break between 100m and 400m depth. Vessels can kill or injure whales - please use slow speeds and be prepared to avoid surfacing whales. To report sightings call 1-877-WHALE-HELP.

Average surface winds - six hour block.

Date (UTC) Average
Wind Dir
Wind Spd
Air Temp.
(Degrees F.)
Air Temp.
Water Temp.
(Degrees F.)
Water Temp.
2024-07-13 1200Z27053612184368736
2024-07-13 0600Z24683611786368836
2024-07-13 0000Z23283411887348934
2024-07-12 1800Z27663612086358835
2024-07-12 1200Z31263612285368735
2024-07-12 0600Z26383611986368836
2024-07-12 0000Z22173511887358935
2024-07-11 1800Z35413612185368835
2024-07-11 1200Z34393611982368735
2024-07-11 0600Z30463622084368736
2024-07-11 0000Z29673622184368836
2024-07-10 1800Z33153631982368735
2024-07-10 1200Z278123641982368736
2024-07-10 0600Z225163642186368835
2024-07-10 0000Z222153652186368836
2024-07-09 1800Z228163652086368735
2024-07-09 1200Z214173642086368836
2024-07-09 0600Z179153632186368836
2024-07-09 0000Z169103631986368936
2024-07-08 1800Z13293631987368936

The six-hour averages are calculated as follows:

  • The 0000Z average uses data from 2100Z to 0259Z.
  • The 0600Z average uses data from 0300Z to 0859Z.
  • The 1200Z average uses data from 0900Z to 1459Z.
  • The 1800Z average uses data from 1500Z to 2059Z.

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