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

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Current Weather/Wave Observations

Air Temperature: 35° F
Wind direction (W Dir): North (355 - 4 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 15.6 kts (17.9 mph)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 21.4 kts (24.6 mph)
Dominant Wave Period (DWP): 5 sec
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 4.59 ft
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 4.6 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): 30.60 in
Pressure Tendency (PT): +0.09 in
Decreasing or steady, then increasing; or increasing, then increasing more rapidly

Updated: 6:50 AM EST on December 12, 2019

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Current Wave Detail Observations

Water Depth: 98 ft
Wave Height: 4.43 ft
Spectral Peak Period: 5.0 sec
Average Wave Period: 4.4 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

Updated: 7:00 AM EST on December 12, 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 40 52
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WNW 17.5 20.1 5 3.94 exactly 3.9 5 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 8 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.39 +0.07
22:50 40 52
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NW 21.4 24.6 5 4.27 exactly 4.3 5 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 9 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.44 +0.08
03:50 36 52
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NNW 21.4 24.6 6 4.92 exactly 4.9 6 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 9 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.51 +0.04
05:50 35 52
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North 19.4 22.4 5 4.59 exactly 4.6 5 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 8 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.57 +0.06
06:50 35 52
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North 15.6 17.9 5 4.59 exactly 4.6 5 4.92 4.10 - 5.74 8 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 30.60 +0.09

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
07:00 98 ft 4.43 ft 5.0 sec 4.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec