Realtime Coastal Observation Network (ReCON) Station
Alpena - Thunder Bay Buoy   Location: 44° 59.2745´ N,   83° 16.17345´ W,   Depth: 65 ft (20 m)

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NOTE: Buoy having power problems. Plans are to recover it, repair it, and redeploy it next spring.


Conditions around 2:00 pm EDT on Mon, Oct 14, 2019 (18:00 GMT)
NOTE: Italic values identify data that is not recent and may not reflect current conditions.

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Air Data:   
Wind Speed: 13.56 kts (6.97 m/s)   [2:00 pm] R.M. Young Wind Monitor
Maximum Wind Speed: 15.16 kts (7.80 m/s)   [2:00 pm] R.M. Young Wind Monitor
Wind Direction: 245.8° (WSW)   [2:00 pm] AirMar Weather Sensor
Air Temperature: 46.9 °F (8.3 °C)   [2:00 pm] CSI Temp Probe
   
Water Near-Surface Data:   
Significant Wave Height: 1.7 ft (0.53 m)   [1:41 pm] Nortek AWAC Profiler
Maximum Wave Height: 2.9 ft (0.89 m)   [1:41 pm] Nortek AWAC Profiler
Wave Zero-Crossing Period: 2.58 secs   [1:41 pm] Nortek AWAC Profiler
Wave Direction: 222.9° (SW)   [1:41 pm] Nortek AWAC Profiler
   
Water Temperature (near surface): 50.5 °F (10.3 °C)   [2:00 pm] CSI Temp Probe
   
Water Column Data:   
Current @ 11.5 ft (3.5 m) Depth: 0.257 kts (13.2 cm/s), 135.9° (SE)   [1:40 pm] Nortek AWAC Profiler
Current @ 21.3 ft (6.5 m) Depth: 0.106 kts (5.5 cm/s), 161.9° (SSE)   [1:40 pm] Nortek AWAC Profiler
Current @ 31.2 ft (9.5 m) Depth: 0.189 kts (9.7 cm/s), 33.7° (NNE)   [1:40 pm] Nortek AWAC Profiler
Current @ 41.0 ft (12.5 m) Depth: 0.216 kts (11.1 cm/s), 63.9° (ENE)   [1:40 pm] Nortek AWAC Profiler
Current @ 50.9 ft (15.5 m) Depth: 0.165 kts (8.5 cm/s), 321.2° (NW)   [1:40 pm] Nortek AWAC Profiler
Current @ 57.4 ft (17.5 m) Depth: 0.193 kts (9.9 cm/s), 4.0° (N)   [1:40 pm] Nortek AWAC Profiler
   
Water Near-Bottom Data:   
YSI Water Temperature (near bottom): 42.3 °F (5.7 °C)   [1:58 pm] YSI Sonde
Dissolved Oxygen (near bottom): 103.27 %Sat (12.94 mg/L)   [1:58 pm] YSI Sonde
Phycocyanin (near bottom): -0.15 RFU   [1:58 pm] YSI Sonde
Fluorescent DOM (near bottom): 0.80 RFU   [1:58 pm] YSI Sonde
Total Dissolved Solids (near bottom): 128.19 mg/L   [1:58 pm] YSI Sonde
Total Suspended Solids (near bottom): 0.00 mg/L   [1:58 pm] YSI Sonde
pH (near bottom): 8.30   [1:58 pm] YSI Sonde
Chlorophyll (near bottom): 0.0 RFU   [1:58 pm] YSI Sonde
Conductivity (near bottom): 125 µS/cm   [1:58 pm] YSI Sonde
Specific Conductivity (near bottom): 197 µS/cm   [1:58 pm] YSI Sonde
Turbidity (near bottom): 1.1 NTU   [1:58 pm] YSI Sonde
YSI Sensor Depth: 65.28 ft (19.896 m)   [1:58 pm] YSI Sonde
   
Nortek Water Temperature (near bottom): 42.5 °F (5.8 °C)   [1:40 pm] Nortek AWAC Profiler
Nortek Sensor Depth: 64.74 ft (19.73 m)   [1:40 pm] Nortek AWAC Profiler
   
Engineering Data:   
GPS Latitude: 44.987925 N   [2:00 pm] AirMar Weather Sensor
GPS Longitude: -83.269410 E   [2:00 pm] AirMar Weather Sensor
GPS Altitude: 172.6 m   [2:00 pm] AirMar Weather Sensor
AirMar Compass: 342.1° (NNW)   [2:00 pm] AirMar Weather Sensor
AirMar Pitch: 5.5°   [2:00 pm] AirMar Weather Sensor
AirMar Roll: 9.3°   [2:00 pm] AirMar Weather Sensor
   
Nortek Compass: 141.8° (SE)   [1:40 pm] Nortek AWAC Profiler
Nortek Pitch: -1.3°   [1:40 pm] Nortek AWAC Profiler
Nortek Roll: 1.9°   [1:40 pm] Nortek AWAC Profiler
   
Solar Panel Voltage: 12.91 volts   [1:58 pm] SPC Board
Battery Voltage: 11.83 volts   [1:58 pm] SPC Board
Voltage at UW Hub: 49.53 volts   [1:57 pm] SPC Board

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