DELAWARE BAY NM Southeast of Cape May, NJ (44009)

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 61° F
Wind direction (W Dir): NW (305 - 314 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 19.4 kts (22.4 mph)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 23.3 kts (26.8 mph)
Dominant Wave Period (DWP): 5 sec
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 4.92 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 4.9 ft
Wind Wave Period (WWP): 5 sec
Wind Wave Height (WWH): 4.92 ft
Wind Wave Range (WWR): 4.10 - 5.74 ft
Wave Swell Period (WSP): 8 sec
Wave Swell Height (WSH): 1.64 ft
Wave Swell Range (WSR): 0.82 - 2.46 ft
Atmospheric Pressure (AP): 29.99 in
Pressure Tendency (PT): +0.11 in
Increasing, then steady; or increasing, then increasing more slowly

Updated: 9:50 AM EDT on October 23, 2019

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 98 ft
Wave Height: 4.56 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 7.7 sec
Average Wave Period: 4.7 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 11:00 AM EDT on October 23, 2019

General Information

Location: 38.461 North -74.703 West
Buoy Type: 3-meter discus buoy
Buoy Hull: 3DV10
Payload: AMPS payload
Owned by: NDBC
Windspeed: Measured by obtained from anemometer
Sea Surface: Measured by Intake
Note: Right whales are active off Delaware Bay 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 

Weather and Wave Data

Time Temp Humidity Wind Dominant Wave Wind Wave Wave Swell Pressure
  Air
(°F)
Water
(°F)
  Dir Speed
(kts)
Speed
(mph)
Period
(sec)
Height
(ft)
Range
(ft)
Period
(sec)
Height
(ft)
Range
(ft)
Period
(sec)
Height
(ft)
Range
(ft)
Atmo.
(in)
Tend.
(in)
21:50 66 65
-
SSE 13.6 15.7 10 4.59 exactly 4.6 6 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 10 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.80 -0.02
22:50 66 65
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South 11.7 13.4 9 4.27 exactly 4.3 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 9 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.79 -0.01
01:50 64 65
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WNW 13.6 15.7 9 3.94 exactly 3.9 7 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 9 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.78 -0.01
02:50 64 65
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WNW 15.6 17.9 9 4.27 exactly 4.3 5 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 9 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.79 +0.01
04:50 63 65
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WNW 17.5 20.1 9 4.27 exactly 4.3 4 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 9 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.83 +0.04
06:50 62 65
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WNW 19.4 22.4 9 4.27 exactly 4.3 4 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 9 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.89 +0.09
07:50 61 64
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WNW 21.4 24.6 9 4.27 exactly 4.3 4 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 9 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.92 +0.09
09:50 61 64
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NW 19.4 22.4 5 4.92 exactly 4.9 5 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 8 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.99 +0.11

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
22:00 98 ft 4.59 ft 10.0 sec 5.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
23:00 98 ft 4.27 ft 9.1 sec 5.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
06:00 98 ft 4.56 ft 10.0 sec 4.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
07:00 98 ft 4.27 ft 9.1 sec 4.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
09:00 98 ft 4.53 ft 4.3 sec 4.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
11:00 98 ft 4.56 ft 7.7 sec 4.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec