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This storm looks stronger than what it appears on radar. I am not sure the buoy 42003 is still providing data.

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E GULF 262 nm South of Panama City, FL (42003)
Local Time: 3:01 PM CDT on August 31, 2008 Location: 25.91 North -85.39 West | Google Maps
Buoy Type: 10-meter discus buoy Buoy Hull: 10D11 Payload: ARES 4.4 payload Owned by:
Windspeed measured by: obtained from anemometer Sea Surface measured by: Intake Note: Station 42003 has gone adrift and re-moored itself several times since 3/8/07. The original location was at 26� 03' 59" N 85� 56' 39" W. The re-moored locations were: (1) 26� 02' 00" N 85� 53' 30" W from 3/27/07 to 8/30/07 (2) 25� 44' 40" N 85� 43' 30" W from 9/03/07 to 6/23/08 (3) 25� 54' 20" N 85� 23' 30" W from 7/1/08 to present During the intervening periods above, the buoy was adrift.
Current Weather/Wave Observations
Updated: 10:49 AM CDT on August 31, 2008
Air Temperature: 79° F / 26° C
Humidity: 100
Wind direction (W Dir): ESE (105 - 114 Degrees)
Wind Speed (W Spd): 52.5 kts (60.4 mph / 97.2 km/h)
Wind Gust (W Spd): 68.0 kts (78.3 mph / 126.0 km/h)
Dominant Wave Period (DWP): 14 sec
Dominant Wave Height (DWH): 34.45 ft / 10.50 m
Dominant Wave Range (DWR): exactly 34.4 ft / exactly 10.5 m
Wind Wave Period (WWP): 14 sec
Wind Wave Height (WWH): 34.45 ft / 10.50 m
Wind Wave Range (WWR): 33.63 - 35.27 ft / 10.25 - 10.75 m
Atmospheric Pressure (AP): 29.30 in / 992 hPa
Pressure Tendency (PT): -0.13 in / -4.4 hPa
Decreasing, then steady; or decreasing, then decreasing more slowly
NDBC QuikSCAT: Wind Map
Current Wave Detail Observations
Updated:11:00 AM CDT on August 31, 2008
Water Depth: 10607 ft / 3233 m
Wave Height: 34.48 ft / 10.51 m
Spectral Peak Period: 13.8 sec
Average Wave Period: 11.1 sec
Sampling Interval: 0.6 sec
Wave Record: 2400 sec

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Weather/Wave Buoy Data for August 31, 2008
Update Time: Temperature Humidity Wind Dominant Wave Wind Wave Wave Swell Pressure
Air(°F / °C) Water(°F / °C) Dir Speed(kts) Speed(mph / km/h) Period (sec) Height (ft / m) Range
(ft / m) Period (sec) Height (ft / m) Range
(ft / m) Period (sec) Height (ft / m) Range
(ft / m) Atmosphere (in / hPa) Tendency (in / hPa)
20:49 82 / 28 85 / 30 79 ENE 19.4 22.4 / 36.0 8 5.58 / 1.70 exactly 5.6 / exactly 1.7 8 4.92 / 1.50 4.10 - 5.74 / 1.25 - 1.75 - - - 29.77 / 1008 +0.02 / +0.7
21:49 82 / 28 85 / 30 78 ENE 21.4 24.6 / 39.6 7 5.91 / 1.80 exactly 5.9 / exactly 1.8 7 6.56 / 2.00 5.74 - 7.38 / 1.75 - 2.25 - - - 29.78 / 1008 -
22:49 82 / 28 85 / 30 75 NE 19.4 22.4 / 36.0 7 6.23 / 1.90 exactly 6.2 / exactly 1.9 7 6.56 / 2.00 5.74 - 7.38 / 1.75 - 2.25 - - - 29.75 / 1007 -0.03 / -1.0
23:49 83 / 29 85 / 30 74 ENE 21.4 24.6 / 39.6 8 7.87 / 2.40 exactly 7.9 / exactly 2.4 8 8.20 / 2.50 7.38 - 9.02 / 2.25 - 2.75 - - - 29.72 / 1006 -0.05 / -1.6
00:49 84 / 29 85 / 30 69 ENE 25.3 29.1 / 46.8 8 7.87 / 2.40 exactly 7.9 / exactly 2.4 8 8.20 / 2.50 7.38 - 9.02 / 2.25 - 2.75 - - - 29.69 / 1005 -0.09 / -3.1
01:49 83 / 28 85 / 29 77 ENE 29.2 33.6 / 54.0 8 9.51 / 2.90 exactly 9.5 / exactly 2.9 8 9.84 / 3.00 9.02 - 10.66 / 2.75 - 3.25 - - - 29.67 / 1004 -0.08 / -2.8
02:49 82 / 28 85 / 29 77 NE 31.1 35.8 / 57.6 8 11.48 / 3.50 exactly 11.5 / exactly 3.5 8 11.48 / 3.50 10.66 - 12.30 / 3.25 - 3.75 - - - 29.60 / 1002 -0.12 / -4.1
03:49 80 / 27 85 / 29 82 NE 38.9 44.7 / 72.0 8 13.78 / 4.20 exactly 13.8 / exactly 4.2 8 13.12 / 4.00 12.30 - 13.94 / 3.75 - 4.25 - - - 29.57 / 1001 -0.12 / -4.0
04:49 79 / 26 85 / 29 94 ENE 33.1 38.0 / 61.2 10 13.12 / 4.00 exactly 13.1 / exactly 4.0 6 4.92 / 1.50 4.10 - 5.74 / 1.25 - 1.75 10 11.48 / 3.50 10.66 - 12.30 / 3.25 - 3.75 29.51 / 999 -0.15 / -5.2
05:49 81 / 27 85 / 29 90 ENE 35.0 40.3 / 64.8 9 18.04 / 5.50 exactly 18.0 / exactly 5.5 9 18.04 / 5.50 17.22 - 18.86 / 5.25 - 5.75 - - - 29.49 / 998 -0.11 / -3.7
06:49 83 / 29 85 / 29 79 East 40.8 47.0 / 75.6 11 21.65 / 6.60 exactly 21.7 / exactly 6.6 11 21.33 / 6.50 20.51 - 22.15 / 6.25 - 6.75 - - - 29.47 / 998 -0.10 / -3.5
07:49 82 / 28 85 / 29 86 East 40.8 47.0 / 75.6 13 24.61 / 7.50 exactly 24.6 / exactly 7.5 13 24.61 / 7.50 23.79 - 25.43 / 7.25 - 7.75 - - - 29.43 / 997 -0.08 / -2.7
08:49 79 / 26 84 / 29 95 East 46.7 53.7 / 86.4 14 30.51 / 9.30 exactly 30.5 / exactly 9.3 14 31.17 / 9.50 30.35 - 31.99 / 9.25 - 9.75 - - - 29.38 / 995 -0.11 / -3.7
09:49 79 / 26 84 / 29 100 East 52.5 60.4 / 97.2 14 33.79 / 10.30 exactly 33.8 / exactly 10.3 11 22.97 / 7.00 22.15 - 23.79 / 6.75 - 7.25 14 24.61 / 7.50 23.79 - 25.43 / 7.25 - 7.75 29.34 / 993 -0.13 / -4.4
10:49 79 / 26 84 / 29 100 ESE 52.5 60.4 / 97.2 14 34.45 / 10.50 exactly 34.4 / exactly 10.5 14 34.45 / 10.50 33.63 - 35.27 / 10.25 - 10.75 - - - 29.30 / 992 -0.13 / -4.4

Wave Detail Buoy Data for August 31, 2008
Update Time: Water Depth: Wave Height: Spectral Peak Period: Average Wave Period: Sampling Interval: Wave Record:
20:00 10607 ft / 3233 m 5.91 ft / 1.80 m 7.1 sec 6.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
21:00 10607 ft / 3233 m 5.61 ft / 1.71 m 7.7 sec 6.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
22:00 10607 ft / 3233 m 5.94 ft / 1.81 m 7.1 sec 6.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
23:00 10607 ft / 3233 m 6.23 ft / 1.90 m 7.1 sec 6.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
00:00 10607 ft / 3233 m 7.78 ft / 2.37 m 7.7 sec 6.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
01:00 10607 ft / 3233 m 7.87 ft / 2.40 m 7.7 sec 6.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
02:00 10607 ft / 3233 m 9.48 ft / 2.89 m 8.3 sec 6.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
03:00 10607 ft / 3233 m 11.45 ft / 3.49 m 8.3 sec 6.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
04:00 10607 ft / 3233 m 13.65 ft / 4.16 m 8.3 sec 7.2 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
05:00 10607 ft / 3233 m 13.22 ft / 4.03 m 10.0 sec 7.5 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
06:00 10607 ft / 3233 m 18.18 ft / 5.54 m 9.1 sec 8.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
07:00 10607 ft / 3233 m 21.52 ft / 6.56 m 10.8 sec 9.2 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
08:00 10607 ft / 3233 m 24.70 ft / 7.53 m 12.9 sec 9.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
09:00 10607 ft / 3233 m 30.68 ft / 9.35 m 13.8 sec 10.4 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
10:00 10607 ft / 3233 m 33.92 ft / 10.34 m 13.8 sec 11.3 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
11:00 10607 ft / 3233 m 34.48 ft / 10.51 m 13.8 sec 11.1 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec

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buoyweather.com had this forecast at noon today:

Gale warning with dangerous seas. Small craft advisory. Use extreme caution. Very large long period swell.
Winds: ESE 66 to 89 knots
Seas: ESE 43 feet at 13 sec.
 

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Note: Station 42003 has gone adrift and re-moored itself several times since 3/8/07. The original location was at 26� 03' 59" N 85� 56' 39" W. The re-moored locations were: (1) 26� 02' 00" N 85� 53' 30" W from 3/27/07 to 8/30/07 (2) 25� 44' 40" N 85� 43' 30" W from 9/03/07 to 6/23/08 (3) 25� 54' 20" N 85� 23' 30" W from 7/1/08 to present During the intervening periods above, the buoy was adrift.
 
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