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Station BFTN7 - Search and Rescue Data

8656483 - Beaufort, NC
34.717 N 76.671 W (34°43'2" N 76°40'14" W)

Right whales are active off NC from November to April. Speed restrictions of 10 knots apply to vessels 65 feet or greater within the vicinity of this station between November 1 and April 30.  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
2024-02-27 1200Z223460-057575460
2024-02-27 0600Z227560-055605460
2024-02-27 0000Z224657-056485451
2024-02-26 1800Z236860-057575357
2024-02-26 1200Z230560-050605360
2024-02-26 0600Z171160-045605360
2024-02-26 0000Z100455-047445454
2024-02-25 1800Z28660-050435360
2024-02-25 1200Z29854-044445349
2024-02-25 0600Z341358-046545353
2024-02-25 0000Z328354-054355347
2024-02-24 1800Z273356-058395357
2024-02-24 1200Z286351-049295250
2024-02-24 0600Z314356-051345356
2024-02-24 0000Z289560-055405356
2024-02-23 1800Z2471060-056605260
2024-02-23 1200Z238860-057605260
2024-02-23 0600Z234760-056605260
2024-02-23 0000Z217657-053535257
2024-02-22 1800Z211460-052575157

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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