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

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 77° F
Wind direction (W Dir): SSW (195 - 204 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 7.8 kts (8.9 mph)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 7.8 kts (8.9 mph)
Dominant Wave Period (DWP): 4 sec
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 1.97 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 2.0 ft
Wind Wave Period (WWP): 4 sec
Wind Wave Height (WWH): 1.64 ft
Wind Wave Range (WWR): 0.82 - 2.46 ft
Wave Swell Period (WSP): 4 sec
Wave Swell Height (WSH): 1.64 ft
Wave Swell Range (WSR): 0.82 - 2.46 ft
Atmospheric Pressure (AP): 30.01 in
Pressure Tendency (PT): -0.04 in
Decreasing, then steady; or decreasing, then decreasing more slowly

Updated: 3:50 AM EDT on July 17, 2019

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 98 ft
Wave Height: 1.87 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 4.2 sec
Average Wave Period: 4.0 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 4:00 AM EDT on July 17, 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)
20:50 79 77
-
South 9.7 11.2 3 1.64 exactly 1.6 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.04 -
22:50 78 76
-
SSW 9.7 11.2 4 2.30 exactly 2.3 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 10 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.06 +0.01
23:50 77 75
-
SSW 3.9 4.5 4 1.97 exactly 2.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.05 +0.01
00:50 78 75
-
SSW 5.8 6.7 4 1.97 exactly 2.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.05 -
01:50 78 75
-
South 7.8 8.9 4 1.64 exactly 1.6 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.04 -0.02
02:50 78 74
-
South 9.7 11.2 4 1.97 exactly 2.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 11 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.02 -0.03
03:50 77 74
-
SSW 7.8 8.9 4 1.97 exactly 2.0 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 4 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.01 -0.04

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
20:00 98 ft 1.84 ft 7.1 sec 3.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
21:00 98 ft 1.80 ft 3.3 sec 3.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
22:00 98 ft 2.20 ft 3.6 sec 3.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
01:00 98 ft 1.90 ft 4.0 sec 3.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
04:00 98 ft 1.87 ft 4.2 sec 4.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec