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
(True)
Average
Wind Spd
(Knots)
Wind
Obs
Average
Seas
(Feet)
Wave
Obs
Air Temp.
(Degrees F.)
Air Temp.
Obs
Water Temp.
(Degrees F.)
Water Temp.
Obs
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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