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Old 06-11-2008, 11:28 AM
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Old 06-11-2008, 11:31 AM
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This is the closest buoy I know of. It is more south off of the penninsula. It looks like they are over half-way.

If you map it, it shows 3100+ driving miles, 52 1/2 hours.

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Station 42056 - Yucatan Basin

Owned and maintained by National Data Buoy Center
12-meter discus buoy
ARES 4.4 payload
19.87 N 85.06 W (1952'27" N 853'33" W)

Site elevation: sea level
Air temp height: 10 m above site elevation
Anemometer height: 10 m above site elevation
Barometer elevation: sea level
Sea temp depth: 1 m below site elevation
Water depth: 4446 m
Watch circle radius: 5083 yards


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Conditions at 42056 as of
1450 GMT on 06/11/2008: Unit of Measure: English Metric Time Zone: Station Local Time Greenwich Mean Time [GMT] British Summer Time [GMT+1] Eastern Greenland [GMT-1] Azores [GMT-2] Western Greenland [GMT-3] Atlantic Standard [GMT-4] US/Eastern Standard US/Central Standard US/Mountain Standard US/Pacific Standard Alaska Standard [GMT-9] Hawaii-Aleutian Standard [GMT-10] Samoa Standard [GMT-11] International Date Line West [GMT-12] Western European [GMT+0] Central European [GMT+1] Eastern European [GMT+2] Moscow [GMT+3] USSR Zone 3 [GMT+4] USSR Zone 4 [GMT+5] USSR Zone 5 [GMT+6] USSR Zone 6 [GMT+7] China Coast [GMT+8] Japan Standard [GMT+9] Guam Standard [GMT+10] GMT+11 International Date Line East [GMT+12]
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Wind Direction (WDIR): E ( 100 deg true )
Wind Speed (WSPD): 13.6 kts
Wind Gust (GST): 17.5 kts
Wave Height (WVHT): 4.3 ft
Dominant Wave Period (DPD): 5 sec
Average Period (APD): 5.0 sec
Mean Wave Direction (MWD): ESE ( 119 deg true )
Atmospheric Pressure (PRES): 29.98 in
Pressure Tendency (PTDY): +0.02 in ( Rising )
Air Temperature (ATMP): 82.8 F
Water Temperature (WTMP): 82.8 F
Dew Point (DEWP): 77.2 F
Heat Index (HEAT): 91.8 F
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Current reading from NOAA Bouy # 42056 (closest bouy that I can find) which is South of the western tip of Cuba and SE of Cozumel

Wind Direction (WDIR): E ( 100 deg true )
Wind Speed (WSPD): 13.6 kts
Wind Gust (GST): 17.5 kts
Wave Height (WVHT): 4.3 ft
Dominant Wave Period (DPD): 5 sec
Average Period (APD): 5.0 sec
Mean Wave Direction (MWD): ESE ( 119 deg true )
Atmospheric Pressure (PRES): 29.98 in
Pressure Tendency (PTDY): +0.02 in ( Rising )
Air Temperature (ATMP): 82.8 F
Water Temperature (WTMP): 82.8 F
Dew Point (DEWP): 77.2 F
Heat Index (HEAT): 91.8 F

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Same thought.
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Old 06-11-2008, 11:34 AM
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This is a cool site that Bob suggested we check out. Accordindg to it all looks fine. No more than 2' out there. Good luck Bob

http://www.stormsurfing.com/cgi/display.cgi?a=gom_wave

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I think it 12 miles and they will be 20 miles off shore. So LEGALY they will be ok but keep your fingers crossed.

Anyone know how rough it is out there today?
Looks like they are going to see some 5's pretty soonAnd going to get some cross seas.
http://www.oceanweather.com/data/Gul...ico/index.html
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Looks like they are going to see some 5's pretty soonAnd going to get some cross seas.
http://www.oceanweather.com/data/Gul...ico/index.html
Hopefully they can stay a little south of that bigger stuff.
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Keep watching for that next update to make sure they're past Cuba with no issues.
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