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post #10 of Old 12-30-2008
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Looks like a nice evening sail so far.

The buoy at Frying Pan Shoals is reporting -

Conditions at 41013 as of
(5:50 pm EST)
2250 GMT on 12/30/2008:
Unit of Measure: Time Zone: Click on the graph icon in the table below to see a time series plot of the last five days of that observation.
Wind Speed (WSPD): 5.8 kts
Wind Gust (GST): 7.8 kts
Wave Height (WVHT): 2.0 ft
Dominant Wave Period (DPD): 9 sec
Average Period (APD): 5.5 sec
Mean Wave Direction (MWD):SSE ( 153 deg true )
Atmospheric Pressure (PRES):30.04 in
Air Temperature (ATMP): 62.2 F
Water Temperature (WTMP): 65.3 F
Combined plot of Wind Speed, Gust, and Air Pressure

Approximate speed over the bottom looks like 5.5 knots or so looking at his position plots and time.

We use a SPOT but this is the first time I have watched someone else's progress with one. I hope they are having a ball out there.

Regards, John


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