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Station 42501 - SD 1042 - 180 nm South of Southwest Pass, LA (Site of 42001)

Leased by National Data Buoy Center
Uncrewed Surface Vehicle
Saildrone Explorer
Currently located at 26.08 N 89.64 W

Site elevation: sea level
Air temp height: 2.3 m above site elevation
Anemometer height: 5.2 m above site elevation
Barometer elevation: 0.2 m above mean sea level
Sea temp depth: 1.5 m below water line
Water depth: 3194 m
Watch circle radius: 20254 yards

The highly endangered Rice's whale, a newly identified species, inhabit the northeastern Gulf of Mexico year-round along the continental shelf-break between 100m and 400m depth. Vessels can kill or injure whales - please use slow speeds and be prepared to avoid surfacing whales. To report sightings call 1-877-WHALE-HELP.

Data from the nearby moored buoy (42001) can be found here.

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Station 42501
Courtesy Saildrone. Used with express permission.
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Conditions at 42501 as of
(9:30 am CDT)
1430 GMT on 10/03/2022:
     

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 DirectionWind Direction (WDIR): N ( 7 deg)
5-day plot - Wind SpeedWind Speed (WSPD): 4.9 kts
5-day plot - Wind GustWind Gust (GST): 5.6 kts
5-day plot - Wave Height Wave Height (WVHT): 2.0 ft
5-day plot - Dominant Wave Period Dominant Wave Period (DPD): 4 sec
5-day plot - Atmospheric PressureAtmospheric Pressure (PRES):30.04 in
5-day plot - Air TemperatureAir Temperature (ATMP): 79.0 °F
5-day plot - Water TemperatureWater Temperature (WTMP): 84.0 °F
5-day plot - Dew PointDew Point (DEWP): 61.7 °F
Previous 25 observations
5-day plot - Wind Direction5-day plot - Wind Speed5-day plot - Wind Gust 5-day plot - Wave Height 5-day plot - Dominant Wave Period 5-day plot - Atmospheric Pressure5-day plot - Pressure Tendency5-day plot - Air Temperature5-day plot - Water Temperature 5-day plot - Dew Point
MM   DD    HHMM
CDT
LAT
deg
       LON
deg
   WDIR   WSPD
kts
  GST
kts
WVHT
ft
DPD
sec
   PRES
in
PTDY
in
ATMP
°F
WTMP
°F
DEWP
°F
10038:30 am  26.08-89.63 N 7 8 2.0 430.03- 79.2 84.0 60.1
10037:30 am  26.08-89.64 N 3 5 2.0 430.03- 79.0 84.0 61.0
10036:30 am  26.09-89.64 N 6 7 2.0 430.01- 78.6 84.0 60.4
10035:30 am  26.09-89.65 N 7 10 2.0 430.01- 78.8 84.0 63.9
10034:30 am  26.09-89.66 N 3 5 2.0 430.01- 78.6 84.0 64.0
10033:30 am  26.10-89.67NNE 10 11 2.0 430.01- 78.6 84.0 64.2
10032:30 am  26.10-89.68NNE 8 9 2.0 530.02- 78.1 84.0 62.8
10031:30 am  26.10-89.65NNE 7 8 2.0 430.03- 78.4 84.0 61.9
100312:30 am  26.09-89.63NNE 9 12 2.0 430.04- 78.3 84.0 62.2
100211:30 pm  26.10-89.64 N 12 13 2.0 430.04- 78.8 84.0 63.3
100210:30 pm  26.10-89.67 N 8 10 2.0 430.04- 78.6 84.0 63.3
10029:30 pm  26.10-89.67NNE 7 8 2.3 430.03- 79.0 84.0 62.6
10028:30 pm  26.10-89.63NNE 10 11 2.3 430.01- 79.2 84.2 63.0
10027:30 pm  26.10-89.64 N 11 13 2.3 430.00- 79.7 84.2 63.3
10026:30 pm  26.10-89.66 N 13 14 2.0 429.99- 80.1 84.2 63.9
10025:30 pm  26.10-89.66 N 13 14 2.0 429.99- 80.6 84.2 63.0
10024:30 pm  26.09-89.62 N 11 14 2.0 429.98- 80.4 84.2 63.9
10023:30 pm  26.10-89.65NNE 12 14 2.0 429.99- 80.4 84.2 62.6
10022:30 pm  26.10-89.68 N 10 12 2.0 430.01- 80.2 84.2 61.9
10021:30 pm  26.10-89.65NNE 11 13 2.0 530.02- 80.1 84.2 63.9
100212:30 pm  26.09-89.63 N 11 12 2.0 430.04- 80.1 84.2 61.9
100211:30 am  26.09-89.65NNE 10 12 2.0 430.04- 80.1 84.2 62.6
100210:30 am  26.09-89.66 N 11 13 2.0 430.04- 79.9 84.2 62.6
10029:30 am  26.10-89.68 N 11 13 2.0 530.03- 79.5 84.2 64.2

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