SELA Coast Buoy Data Aggregate

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Station TXPT2 - 8770822 - Texas Point, Sabine Pass, TX
Posted on Tuesday December 07, 2021
December 7, 2021 8:18 am CST
Location: 29.689N 93.842W
Wind Direction: N (10°)
Wind Speed: 12.1 knots
Wind Gust: 14.0 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 30.06 in (1018.1 mb)
Air Temperature: 49.6°F (9.8°C)
Water Temperature: 65.5°F (18.6°C)
Station PORT2 - 8770475 - Port Arthur, TX
Posted on Tuesday December 07, 2021
December 7, 2021 8:18 am CST
Location: 29.867N 93.931W
Wind Direction: N (350°)
Wind Speed: 7.0 knots
Wind Gust: 9.9 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 30.10 in (1019.2 mb)
Air Temperature: 50.7°F (10.4°C)
Water Temperature: 66.4°F (19.1°C)
Station GISL1 - 8761724 - Grand Isle, LA
Posted on Tuesday December 07, 2021
December 7, 2021 8:18 am CST
Location: 29.265N 89.958W
Wind Speed: 8.0 knots
Wind Gust: 12.1 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 30.08 in (1018.5 mb)
Water Temperature: 70.2°F (21.2°C)
Station EINL1 - 8764314 - North of Eugene Island, LA
Posted on Tuesday December 07, 2021
December 7, 2021 8:30 am CST
Location: 29.373N 91.384W
Wind Direction: E (80°)
Wind Speed: 9.9 knots
Wind Gust: 11.1 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 30.06 in (1017.8 mb)
Air Temperature: 63.3°F (17.4°C)
Dew Point: 63.3°F (17.4°C)
Water Temperature: 61.2°F (16.2°C)

Posted on Thursday January 01, 1970
Station AMRL1 - 8764227 - LAWMA, Amerada Pass, LA
Posted on Tuesday December 07, 2021
December 7, 2021 8:18 am CST
Location: 29.45N 91.338W
Wind Direction: E (80°)
Wind Speed: 7.0 knots
Wind Gust: 11.1 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 30.06 in (1018.0 mb)
Air Temperature: 65.8°F (18.8°C)
Water Temperature: 61.9°F (16.6°C)
Station TESL1 - 8764044 - Tesoro Marine Terminal, Berwick, Atchafalaya River, LA
Posted on Tuesday December 07, 2021
December 7, 2021 8:18 am CST
Location: 29.668N 91.237W
Wind Direction: NE (50°)
Wind Speed: 5.1 knots
Wind Gust: 6.0 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 30.08 in (1018.5 mb)
Air Temperature: 62.6°F (17.0°C)
Water Temperature: 55.8°F (13.2°C)

Posted on Thursday January 01, 1970
Station CAPL1 - 8768094 - Calcasieu Pass, LA
Posted on Tuesday December 07, 2021
December 7, 2021 8:18 am CST
Location: 29.768N 93.343W
Wind Direction: NE (40°)
Wind Speed: 12.1 knots
Wind Gust: 14.0 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 30.03 in (1017.1 mb)
Air Temperature: 50.5°F (10.3°C)
Water Temperature: 66.4°F (19.1°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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