SELA Coast Buoy Data Aggregate

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Station TXPT2 - 8770822 - Texas Point, Sabine Pass, TX
Posted on Thursday July 29, 2021
July 29, 2021 6:18 am CDT
Location: 29.689N 93.842W
Wind Direction: NW (310°)
Wind Speed: 4.1 knots
Wind Gust: 5.1 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 29.96 in (1014.7 mb)
Air Temperature: 81.3°F (27.4°C)
Water Temperature: 86.7°F (30.4°C)
Station PORT2 - 8770475 - Port Arthur, TX
Posted on Thursday July 29, 2021
July 29, 2021 6:18 am CDT
Location: 29.867N 93.931W
Wind Direction: NNW (330°)
Wind Speed: 1.0 knots
Wind Gust: 1.9 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 29.99 in (1015.7 mb)
Air Temperature: 81.5°F (27.5°C)
Water Temperature: 85.8°F (29.9°C)
Station GISL1 - 8761724 - Grand Isle, LA
Posted on Thursday July 29, 2021
July 29, 2021 6:18 am CDT
Location: 29.265N 89.958W
Wind Speed: 1.9 knots
Wind Gust: 4.1 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 30.01 in (1016.2 mb)
Air Temperature: 84.4°F (29.1°C)
Water Temperature: 89.4°F (31.9°C)
Station EINL1 - 8764314 - North of Eugene Island, LA
Posted on Thursday July 29, 2021
July 29, 2021 6:18 am CDT
Location: 29.373N 91.384W
Wind Speed: 0.0 knots
Wind Gust: 0.0 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 30.00 in (1015.9 mb)
Air Temperature: 85.3°F (29.6°C)
Dew Point: 78.1°F (25.6°C)
Water Temperature: 85.8°F (29.9°C)
Station KSCF - South Marsh 268A (Apache Corp)
Posted on Thursday July 29, 2021
July 29, 2021 6:15 am CDT
Location: 29.116N 91.871W
Wind Speed: 0.0 knots
Air Temperature: 84.2°F (29°C)
Dew Point: 75.2°F (24°C)
Visibility: 8.7 nmi
Station AMRL1 - 8764227 - LAWMA, Amerada Pass, LA
Posted on Thursday July 29, 2021
July 29, 2021 6:18 am CDT
Location: 29.45N 91.338W
Wind Direction: E (80°)
Wind Speed: 1.9 knots
Wind Gust: 2.9 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 30.01 in (1016.1 mb)
Air Temperature: 80.1°F (26.7°C)
Water Temperature: 85.6°F (29.8°C)
Station TESL1 - 8764044 - Tesoro Marine Terminal, Berwick, Atchafalaya River, LA
Posted on Thursday July 29, 2021
July 29, 2021 6:18 am CDT
Location: 29.668N 91.237W
Wind Speed: 0.0 knots
Wind Gust: 1.0 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 30.02 in (1016.6 mb)
Air Temperature: 79.9°F (26.6°C)
Water Temperature: 85.6°F (29.8°C)
Station FRWL1 - 8766072 - Freshwater Canal Locks, LA
Posted on Thursday July 29, 2021
July 29, 2021 6:18 am CDT
Location: 29.552N 92.305W
Wind Direction: NW (320°)
Wind Speed: 2.9 knots
Wind Gust: 4.1 knots
Station CAPL1 - 8768094 - Calcasieu Pass, LA
Posted on Thursday July 29, 2021
July 29, 2021 6:18 am CDT
Location: 29.768N 93.343W
Wind Direction: NNE (20°)
Wind Speed: 4.1 knots
Wind Gust: 6.0 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 29.95 in (1014.1 mb)
Air Temperature: 82.8°F (28.2°C)
Water Temperature: 88.0°F (31.1°C)

Purpose:

In storm tracking and analysis, an attempt to access any and all available data is made. Buoys are an incredible source of information intrinsic to generating an accurate forecast.  The value of the buoy data dramatically increases as the storm approaches coastal communities. Using this data, flooding and general storm strength can be determined with a high degree of accuracy. For this to occur, the storm must pass over or near a buoy. The closer the eyewall is to a buoy, the more accurate landfall strength predictions can be made.

Unlike images from radar or satellites, buoy data is real-time. The images are approximations of reality where buoys generate real, raw data with minimal human intervention.

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