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Station 42012 (LLNR 138) - ORANGE BEACH - 44 NM SE of Mobile, AL Image indicating link to RSS feed of recent meteorological observations for station 42012

Owned and maintained by National Data Buoy Center
3-meter discus buoy
SCOOP payload
30.064 N 87.551 W (30°3'51" N 87°33'5" W)

Site elevation: sea level
Air temp height: 3.4 m above site elevation
Anemometer height: 3.8 m above site elevation
Barometer elevation: 2.4 m above mean sea level
Sea temp depth: 2 m below water line
Water depth: 25.9 m
Watch circle radius: 60 yards

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Regional HF Radar Surface Current Observations

Station 42012
Large icon indicates selected station.
yellow diamond Stations with recent data
red diamond Stations with no data in last 8 hours
     (24 hours for tsunami stations)

Buoy Camera Photos taken at 09/30/2020 1610 UTC. Click photo to enlarge.
Photos from Buoy Camera at station 42012
Photos are generally taken hourly during daylight operations.

Conditions at 42012 as of
1640 GMT on 09/30/2020:
     

Click on the graph icon in the table below to see a time series plot of the last five days of that observation.

5-day plot - Wind Direction Wind Direction (WDIR): N ( 10 deg true )
5-day plot - Wind Speed Wind Speed (WSPD): 1.9 kts
5-day plot - Wind Gust Wind Gust (GST): 3.9 kts
5-day plot - Atmospheric Pressure Atmospheric Pressure (PRES): 30.15 in
5-day plot - Air Temperature Air Temperature (ATMP): 71.6 °F
5-day plot - Water Temperature Water Temperature (WTMP): 78.8 °F
5-day plot - Wind Speed at 10 Meters Wind Speed at 10 meters (WSPD10M): 1.9 kts
5-day plot - Wind Speed at 10 Meters Wind Speed at 20 meters (WSPD20M): 1.9 kts
5-day plot - Wind Speed, Wind Gust and Atmospheric Pressure Combined plot of Wind Speed, Gust, and Air Pressure
Supplemental Measurements
Highest 1-minute Wind Speed
Time (GMT)5-day plot - 1-Minute Wind Speed WSPD 5-day plot - 1-Minute Wind Direction WDIR
1635 3.9 kts-
Previous observations
5-day plot - Wind Direction 5-day plot - Wind Speed 5-day plot - Wind Gust 5-day plot - Wave Height 5-day plot - Dominant Wave Period 5-day plot - Average Period 5-day plot - Mean Wave Direction 5-day plot - Atmospheric Pressure 5-day plot - Pressure Tendency 5-day plot - Air Temperature 5-day plot - Water Temperature 5-day plot - Dew Point 5-day plot - Salinity 5-day plot - Visibility 5-day plot - Tide (above MLLW)
MM DD TIME
(GMT)
WDIR WSPD
kts
GST
kts
WVHT
ft
DPD
sec
APD
sec
MWD PRES
in
PTDY
in
ATMP
°F
WTMP
°F
DEWP
°F
SAL
psu
VIS
nmi
TIDE
ft
09301630  N 1.9 3.9----30.15- 71.6 78.8----
09301620  N 1.9 3.9----30.15- 71.2 78.6----
09301610  N 3.9 5.8----30.15- 71.4 78.8----
09301600 NNE 1.9 3.9----30.15+0.03 71.2 78.6----
09301550 NNE 3.9 5.8 0.7-3.4-30.15- 71.2 78.6----
09301540 NNE 3.9 5.8----30.14- 71.1 78.6----
09301530 NNE 3.9 5.8----30.14- 71.1 78.6----
09301520 NNE 3.9 5.8----30.14- 70.9 78.6----
09301510  N 3.9 5.8----30.14- 70.9 78.4----
09301500  NE 3.9 5.8----30.14+0.04 71.1 78.4----
09301450  N 1.9 5.8 0.7-3.5-30.14- 71.2 78.4----
09301440  N 3.9 5.8----30.14- 70.9 78.4----
09301430  N 3.9 5.8----30.14- 70.9 78.4----
09301420  N 3.9 5.8----30.14- 70.9 78.4----
09301410  N 3.9 5.8----30.14- 71.1 78.4----
09301400  N 3.9 7.8----30.13+0.05 71.1 78.4----
09301350 NNE 3.9 5.8 0.7-3.3-30.13- 71.1 78.4----
09301340  N 3.9 5.8 0.7-3.3-30.13- 71.1 78.4----
09301330  N 3.9 5.8----30.12- 71.1 78.4----
09301320 NNE 3.9 7.8----30.12- 71.1 78.4----
09301310  N 5.8 7.8----30.12- 70.9 78.4----
09301300  N 3.9 7.8----30.12+0.05 71.2 78.4----
09301250 NNE 3.9 7.8 0.7-3.3-30.12- 71.1 78.4----
09301240 NNE 3.9 7.8----30.12- 70.9 78.4----
09301230 NNE 3.9 5.8----30.11- 70.9 78.4----
09301220  N 3.9 7.8----30.11- 70.7 78.4----
09301210  N 3.9 5.8----30.11- 70.5 78.4----
09301200  N 3.9 5.8----30.10+0.05 70.5 78.4----
09301150 NNE 3.9 7.8 0.7-3.1-30.10- 70.3 78.4----
09301140  NE 3.9 5.8----30.09- 70.3 78.4----
09301130 NNE 3.9 5.8----30.09- 70.3 78.4----
09301120 NNE 3.9 7.8----30.09- 70.3 78.4----
09301110 NNE 3.9 7.8----30.09- 70.3 78.4----
09301100 NNE 3.9 7.8----30.09+0.03 70.3 78.4----
09301050 NNE 3.9 7.8 0.7-3.1-30.09- 70.3 78.4----
09301040  NE 5.8 7.8----30.08- 70.3 78.4----
09301030  NE 3.9 7.8----30.08- 70.3 78.4----
09301020  NE 5.8 9.7----30.07- 70.3 78.4----
09301010 NNE 5.8 9.7----30.07- 70.3 78.4----
09301000  NE 5.8 9.7----30.06+0.00 70.3 78.4----
09300950  NE 5.8 11.7 0.7-3.0-30.06- 70.3 78.4----
09300940 NNE 7.8 9.7----30.06- 70.3 78.4----
09300930 NNE 7.8 11.7----30.06- 70.3 78.4----
09300920 NNE 5.8 11.7----30.05- 70.3 78.4----
09300910 NNE 5.8 9.7----30.06- 70.3 78.4----
09300900 NNE 7.8 9.7----30.05+0.00 70.3 78.4----
09300850 NNE 7.8 11.7 1.0 33.0 NE30.06- 70.5 78.4----
09300840  NE 7.8 9.7----30.05- 70.5 78.4----
09300830  NE 7.8 9.7----30.05- 70.3 78.4----
09300820 NNE 7.8 11.7----30.06- 70.3 78.4----
09300810 NNE 7.8 11.7----30.06- 70.5 78.4----
09300800  NE 7.8 11.7----30.06+0.00 70.3 78.4----
09300750  NE 9.7 11.7 1.3 32.9NNE30.06- 70.7 78.6----
09300740 NNE 9.7 13.6----30.06- 70.5 78.4----
09300730 NNE 9.7 11.7----30.06- 70.7 78.6----
09300720 NNE 9.7 11.7----30.07- 70.7 78.6----
09300710 NNE 9.7 13.6----30.07- 70.7 78.6----
09300700  NE 9.7 11.7----30.06+0.02 70.9 78.6----
09300650 NNE 11.7 13.6 1.6 33.0NNE30.06- 70.7 78.6----
09300640 NNE 11.7 15.5----30.06- 70.9 78.6----
09300630 NNE 11.7 15.5----30.06- 70.9 78.6----
09300620 NNE 11.7 15.5----30.06- 70.9 78.6----
09300610 NNE 13.6 15.5----30.06- 70.9 78.6----
09300600 NNE 13.6 17.5----30.06+0.02 70.9-----
09300550  N 13.6 17.5 2.0 33.1 N30.06- 71.1 78.6----
09300540  N 13.6 17.5----30.06- 70.9 78.6----
09300530  N 13.6 17.5----30.06- 71.1 78.6----
09300520  N 15.5 19.4----30.06- 71.1 78.6----
09300510  N 15.5 19.4----30.06- 71.2 78.6----
09300500  N 15.5 19.4----30.06+0.04 71.6 78.6----
09300450  N 15.5 21.4 2.3 33.2 N30.05- 71.6 78.8----
09300440  N 15.5 19.4----30.06- 71.4 78.8----
09300430  N 15.5 21.4----30.05- 71.4 78.8----
09300420  N 17.5 21.4----30.06- 71.6 78.8----
09300410  N 17.5 23.3----30.05- 71.6 78.8----
09300400  N 17.5 21.4----30.05+0.06 71.6 78.8----
09300350  N 17.5 21.4 2.3 33.3NNW30.05- 71.6 78.8----
09300340  N 17.5 21.4----30.04- 71.8 78.8----
09300330  N 17.5 21.4----30.04- 72.0 78.8----
09300320  N 17.5 21.4----30.04- 72.0 78.8----
09300310  N 17.5 21.4----30.04- 72.1 78.8----
09300300  N 17.5 23.3----30.03+0.06 72.1 78.8----
09300250  N 19.4 23.3 2.3 33.2NNW30.03- 72.3 78.8----
09300240  N 19.4 23.3----30.03- 72.3 79.0----
09300230  N 17.5 23.3----30.03- 72.5 79.0----
09300220  N 19.4 23.3----30.03- 72.7 79.0----
09300210 NNW 19.4 25.3----30.03- 72.7 79.0----
09300200 NNW 19.4 25.3----30.02+0.06 72.9 79.0----
09300150  N 19.4 25.3 2.0 33.1NNW30.01- 72.9 79.0----
09300140  N 17.5 23.3----30.01- 73.0 79.0----
09300130 NNW 17.5 23.3----30.01- 73.0 79.0----
09300120 NNW 17.5 21.4----30.00- 73.2 79.0----
09300110 NNW 17.5 21.4----30.00- 73.4 79.0----
09300100  N 15.5 21.4----29.99+0.04 73.6 79.0----
09300050 NNW 15.5 19.4 1.6 33.1 N29.99- 73.6 79.0----
09300040 NNW 13.6 19.4----29.98- 73.8 79.2----
09300030  N 13.6 19.4----29.98- 73.6 79.2----
09300020 NNW 13.6 17.5----29.98- 73.6 79.2----
09300010  N 11.7 17.5----29.98- 73.6 79.2----
09300000  N 13.6 19.4----29.97+0.03 73.4 79.2----
09292350  N 13.6 23.3 1.6 33.1NNE29.97- 73.4 79.2----
09292340  N 15.5 23.3----29.96- 73.9 79.2----
09292320  N 15.5 19.4----29.96- 73.4 79.2----
09292310  N 13.6 17.5----29.96- 73.4 79.2----
09292300  N 13.6 17.5----29.96+0.02 73.0 79.0----
09292250  N 13.6 17.5 2.0 33.2 N29.96- 73.0 79.2----
09292240  N 13.6 17.5----29.96- 73.0 79.2----
09292230  N 13.6 17.5----29.96- 72.9 79.2----
09292220  N 13.6 17.5----29.96- 72.9 79.2----
09292210 NNW 15.5 17.5----29.95- 72.7 79.3----
09292200  N 15.5 19.4----29.95+0.00 72.3 79.2----
09292150 NNW 13.6 17.5 2.3 43.3 N29.95- 72.3 79.3----
09292140  N 15.5 19.4----29.94- 72.1 79.3----
09292130 NNW 15.5 19.4----29.94- 72.0 79.3----
09292120  N 13.6 17.5----29.94- 71.4 79.3----
09292110  N 15.5 19.4----29.94- 71.1 79.3----
09292100  N 15.5 21.4----29.94-0.03 70.9 79.3----
09292050  N 17.5 21.4 2.6 43.5 N29.94- 71.1 79.3----
09292040  N 17.5 23.3----29.94- 70.9 79.5----
09292030  N 17.5 21.4----29.94- 70.7 79.3----
09292020  N 17.5 21.4----29.94- 70.5 79.5----
09292010  N 17.5 23.3----29.93- 70.5 79.3----
09292000  N 19.4 25.3----29.93-0.05 70.3 79.3----
09291950  N 17.5 21.4 2.6 43.4 N29.93- 70.2 79.3----
09291940  N 19.4 23.3----29.93- 70.0 79.3----
09291930  N 19.4 25.3----29.93- 69.6 79.3----
09291920  N 19.4 23.3----29.93- 69.3 79.3----
09291910  N 19.4 25.3----29.94- 69.1 79.3----
09291900  N 19.4 25.3----29.94-0.04 69.1 79.3----
09291850  N 21.4 25.3 2.6 33.4 N29.94- 69.3 79.3----
09291840  N 19.4 25.3----29.95- 69.1 79.2----
09291830  N 19.4 23.3----29.95- 68.7 79.3----
09291820  N 19.4 25.3----29.95- 68.2 79.3----
09291810  N 19.4 25.3----29.96- 68.4 79.3----
09291800  N 17.5 25.3----29.97-0.01 68.0 79.3----
09291750 NNW 17.5 21.4 2.3 43.3NNE29.97- 67.6 79.3----
09291740  N 17.5 21.4----29.98- 67.8 79.5----
09291730  N 17.5 21.4----29.98- 67.3 79.3----
09291720  N 17.5 23.3----29.98- 67.5 79.3----
09291710  N 17.5 23.3----29.98- 68.0 79.3----
09291700  N 17.5 21.4----29.98+0.02 68.0 79.2----
09291650  N 17.5 21.4 2.6 43.4 N29.98- 68.4 79.2----

Detailed Wave Summary
for 42012 as of
1540 GMT on 09/30/2020:

These wave data are displayed in rounded times.

     

Click on the graph icon in the table below to see a time series plot of the last five days of that observation.

5-day plot - Significant Wave HeightSignificant Wave Height (WVHT): 0.7 ft
5-day plot - Average Wave PeriodAverage Wave Period (APD): 3.4 sec
Previous observations
5-day plot - Significant Wave Height 5-day plot - Swell Height 5-day plot - Swell Period 5-day plot - Swell Direction 5-day plot - Wind Wave Height 5-day plot - Wind Wave Period 5-day plot - Wind Wave Direction 5-day plot - Wave Steepness 5-day plot - Average Wave Period
MM DD TIME
(GMT)
WVHT
ft
SwH
ft
SwP
sec
SwD WWH
ft
WWP
sec
WWD STEEPNESS APD
sec
09301440  0.7------ N/A 3.5
09301340  0.7------ N/A 3.3
09301240  0.7------ N/A 3.3
09301140  0.7------ N/A 3.1
09301040  0.7------ N/A 3.1
09300940  0.7------ N/A 3.0
09300840  1.0 0.3 4.3SSW 1.0 2.7 NE N/A 3.0
09300740  1.3 0.3 7.1 W 1.0 2.7 NNE N/A 2.9
09300640  1.6 0.3 5.9 SW 1.3 3.1 NNE N/A 3.0
09300540  2.0 0.3 6.7 S 2.0 3.1 N N/A 3.1
09300440  2.3 0.0 6.7SSW 2.3 3.1 N N/A 3.2
09300340  2.3 0.3 6.7WSW 2.3 3.4 NNW N/A 3.3
09300240  2.3 0.3 6.7 N 2.3 3.3 NNW N/A 3.2
09300140  2.0 0.3 6.2 S 2.0 3.2 NNW N/A 3.1
09300040  1.6 0.3 7.1 SW 1.6 3.0 N N/A 3.1
09292340  1.6 0.3 5.9 S 1.6 3.1 NNE N/A 3.1
09292240  2.0 0.0-- 2.0 3.4 N N/A 3.2
09292140  2.3 0.0-- 2.3 3.7 N N/A 3.3
09292040  2.6 0.0 6.7NNW 2.6 3.8-VERY_STEEP 3.5
09291940  2.6 0.0 7.1 NW 2.6 3.8 NVERY_STEEP 3.4
09291840  2.6 0.0-- 2.6 3.4 N N/A 3.4
09291740  2.3 0.0 7.1 W 2.3 3.6 NNE N/A 3.3

Plot of wave energy versus frequency (and period)


Description of Measurements

Links which are specific to this station are listed below:

Real Time Data in tabular form for the last forty-five days.

Historical Data & Climatic Summaries for quality controlled data for the current month, previous months, and previous years.

The weekly status report and the weekly maintenance report also provide valuable station information.

Note that the payload types and the station locations occasionally change.
Please refer to the NDBC data inventory for the data history of each station.