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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
2024-02-29 0600Z24203251660326329
2024-02-29 0000Z33253451867346534
2024-02-28 1800Z24533651868366534
2024-02-28 1200Z19063651966366436
2024-02-28 0600Z17483651967366435
2024-02-28 0000Z15263451767346434
2024-02-27 1800Z17693651967366336
2024-02-27 1200Z19073622065366336
2024-02-27 0600Z19873621965366336
2024-02-27 0000Z15273421966346430
2024-02-26 1800Z13783611865366335
2024-02-26 1200Z13563611963366236
2024-02-26 0600Z14063611963366236
2024-02-26 0000Z16743411863336233
2024-02-25 1800Z11043611961366136
2024-02-25 1200Z3383621959366136
2024-02-25 0600Z29183631862366135
2024-02-25 0000Z238153531964356134
2024-02-24 1800Z250133621962366136
2024-02-24 1200Z30783621960366036
2024-02-24 0600Z330113631863366134
2024-02-24 0000Z29893532165356235
2024-02-23 1800Z260133641863366235
2024-02-23 1200Z238143641964366135
2024-02-23 0600Z211143641965366235
2024-02-23 0000Z20263531765356335
2024-02-22 1800Z17183622066366236
2024-02-22 1200Z14463622064366136
2024-02-22 0600Z14383611863366135
2024-02-22 0000Z15353401963346134
2024-02-21 1800Z9243611860366036
2024-02-21 1200Z30733612059366036
2024-02-21 0600Z27663611660366036
2024-02-21 0000Z24893511759356134
2024-02-20 1800Z25643611856366136
2024-02-20 1200Z30683612155366136
2024-02-20 0600Z27883611956366136
2024-02-20 0000Z25793512056356235
2024-02-19 1800Z043621953366136
2024-02-19 1200Z10133621851366135
2024-02-19 0600Z5133621853366236
2024-02-19 0000Z356123622054366236
2024-02-18 1800Z8143631947366236
2024-02-18 1200Z13183631844366236
2024-02-18 0600Z10203642047366235
2024-02-18 0000Z2213531649356135
2024-02-17 1800Z358173622054366136
2024-02-17 1200Z27553611861366136
2024-02-17 0600Z18553611963366136
2024-02-17 0000Z9843511962356135
2024-02-16 1800Z8333611962366136
2024-02-16 1200Z5443611960366136
2024-02-16 0600Z27123611862366136
2024-02-16 0000Z18023411962346133
2024-02-15 1800Z7943611760366136
2024-02-15 1200Z3733611759366135
2024-02-15 0600Z15833611860366134
2024-02-15 0000Z14953611958366135
2024-02-14 1800Z6773621856366136
2024-02-14 1200Z34113621955366136
2024-02-14 0600Z22113622057366134
2024-02-14 0000Z321103421758346132
2024-02-13 1800Z32783621953366235
2024-02-13 1200Z327163631851366236
2024-02-13 0600Z312203661753366336
2024-02-13 0000Z268233581762356335
2024-02-12 1800Z249183662064366436
2024-02-12 1200Z19683651868366436
2024-02-12 0600Z16173651868366536
2024-02-12 0000Z15273451768346534
2024-02-11 1800Z10063651866366435
2024-02-11 1200Z20933651867366434
2024-02-11 0600Z16783652067366535
2024-02-11 0000Z13293451567346532
2024-02-10 1800Z11563641866366534
2024-02-10 1200Z15963641765366436
2024-02-10 0600Z10183641766366436
2024-02-10 0000Z138113451766346434
2024-02-09 1800Z132103641866366336
2024-02-09 1200Z140123641866366235
2024-02-09 0600Z134143641965366336
2024-02-09 0000Z83133431663346334
2024-02-08 1800Z128103651964366336
2024-02-08 1200Z119153642062366436
2024-02-08 0600Z118133621962366436
2024-02-08 0000Z119103431761346333
2024-02-07 1800Z97143632160366333
2024-02-07 1200Z57113621960366236
2024-02-07 0600Z683611661366236
2024-02-07 0000Z30193522163356234
2024-02-06 1800Z31793621858366236
2024-02-06 1200Z335133622054366236
2024-02-06 0600Z340133631854366236
2024-02-06 0000Z1183541854356235
2024-02-05 1800Z19153631952366335
2024-02-05 1200Z351123642050366136
2024-02-05 0600Z342103651955366135
2024-02-05 0000Z26593451861346234
2024-02-04 1800Z2263671959366335
2024-02-04 1200Z91243691861366436
2024-02-04 0600Z113203681962366336
2024-02-04 0000Z110213451664346333
2024-02-03 1800Z101143622063366335
2024-02-03 1200Z55103611960366336
2024-02-03 0600Z9313601761366336
2024-02-03 0000Z21243501662356435
2024-02-02 1800Z7233601860366436
2024-02-02 1200Z33243602059366436
2024-02-02 0600Z24603611960366435
2024-02-02 0000Z5923611960366434
2024-02-01 1800Z8473612059366434
2024-02-01 1200Z4793612055366436
2024-02-01 0600Z27113611858366434
2024-02-01 0000Z334123311863336433
2024-01-31 1800Z313103621761366434
2024-01-31 1200Z303163641858366336
2024-01-31 0600Z252203652161366334
2024-01-31 0000Z234133421760346334
2024-01-30 1800Z24243611857366335
2024-01-30 1200Z163611854366335
2024-01-30 0600Z35783611955366336
2024-01-30 0000Z315123421858346333
2024-01-29 1800Z317113621951366336
2024-01-29 1200Z346163622047366236
2024-01-29 0600Z342173632150366334
2024-01-29 0000Z317153621956366336
2024-01-28 1800Z304163321753336335
2024-01-28 1200Z329173632052366336
2024-01-28 0600Z309183642059366534
2024-01-28 0000Z265153541965356635
2024-01-27 1800Z18783541868356636
2024-01-27 1200Z13793641768366636
2024-01-27 0600Z11273632067366635
2024-01-27 0000Z14553531868356635
2024-01-26 1800Z13023632066366535
2024-01-26 1200Z10353641966366536
2024-01-26 0600Z170183651969366536
2024-01-26 0000Z20663541867356635
2024-01-25 1800Z158103651968366636
2024-01-25 1200Z147143651968366636
2024-01-25 0600Z140153651968366636
2024-01-25 0000Z124153451668346633
2024-01-24 1800Z128173662168366636
2024-01-24 1200Z117153662367366536
2024-01-24 0600Z101173682066366435
2024-01-24 0000Z105153591866356235
2024-01-23 1800Z101163682265366335
2024-01-23 1200Z91173682064366336
2024-01-23 0600Z98183672064366236
2024-01-23 0000Z89193571862356235
2024-01-22 1800Z85203672259366136
2024-01-22 1200Z86183661956365936
2024-01-22 0600Z88173642152366036
2024-01-22 0000Z57123532147356035
2024-01-21 1800Z57143642240366136
2024-01-21 1200Z37173642035366136
2024-01-21 0600Z22193642038366135
2024-01-21 0000Z3183531842356135
2024-01-20 1800Z1153622039366135
2024-01-20 1200Z360193632136366036
2024-01-20 0600Z0213632243366136
2024-01-20 0000Z349173532053356035
2024-01-19 1800Z351153631854366035
2024-01-19 1200Z326153632257366136
2024-01-19 0600Z195133632265366135
2024-01-19 0000Z152123531964356135
2024-01-18 1800Z11293621860366136
2024-01-18 1200Z6363622053366136
2024-01-18 0600Z4683612149366135
2024-01-18 0000Z3563512044356135
2024-01-17 1800Z2693622036366136
2024-01-17 1200Z11173631830366136
2024-01-17 0600Z360173632031366136
2024-01-17 0000Z351193441836346134
2024-01-16 1800Z346213641935366236
2024-01-16 1200Z347243652041366336
2024-01-16 0600Z35873621960366336
2024-01-16 0000Z11053421665346334
2024-01-15 1800Z70123631660366236
2024-01-15 1200Z5753622060366235
2024-01-15 0600Z120103621862366236
2024-01-15 0000Z1118181960186318

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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