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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
Wind Spd
Air Temp.
(Degrees F.)
Air Temp.
Water Temp.
(Degrees F.)
Water Temp.
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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