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.
2023-11-29 1200Z20133221454326931
2023-11-29 0600Z8123622057366935
2023-11-29 0000Z352103512059356935
2023-11-28 1800Z14133621853366935
2023-11-28 1200Z5203631850366935
2023-11-28 0600Z355183631853367036
2023-11-28 0000Z343133421556347034
2023-11-27 1800Z352133621952367036
2023-11-27 1200Z347153631952367036
2023-11-27 0600Z343173631861367136
2023-11-27 0000Z32283441866347034
2023-11-26 1800Z5083641766367035
2023-11-26 1200Z67143631665367236
2023-11-26 0600Z87123621869367236
2023-11-26 0000Z9483411468347134
2023-11-25 1800Z7883611866367236
2023-11-25 1200Z49113611962367236
2023-11-25 0600Z12113611562367236
2023-11-25 0000Z32653411863347134
2023-11-24 1800Z2453611961367136

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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