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Station 44089 - Search and Rescue Data

Wallops Island, VA (224)
37.754 N 75.325 W (37°45'15" N 75°19'30" W)

Right whales are active off VA 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

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
2024-02-23 1800Z--058-0448
2024-02-23 1200Z--0612-04412
2024-02-23 0600Z--0612-04412
2024-02-23 0000Z--0612-04412
2024-02-22 1800Z--0512-04412
2024-02-22 1200Z--0612-04312
2024-02-22 0600Z--0512-04312
2024-02-22 0000Z--0612-04312
2024-02-21 1800Z--0512-04412
2024-02-21 1200Z--0412-04412
2024-02-21 0600Z--0512-04412
2024-02-21 0000Z--0412-04412
2024-02-20 1800Z--0412-04412
2024-02-20 1200Z--0212-04412
2024-02-20 0600Z--0112-04412
2024-02-20 0000Z--0212-04412
2024-02-19 1800Z--0212-04412
2024-02-19 1200Z--0212-04412
2024-02-19 0600Z--0312-04412
2024-02-19 0000Z--0311-04411

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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