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