Station 41013 - Frying Pan Shoals, NC Buoy

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Station 41013 - Frying Pan Shoals, NC Buoy
Station 41013 - Frying Pan Shoals, NC Buoy
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December 21, 2014 12:50 pm EST
Location: 34.207N 76.949W
Wind Direction: NE (40°)
Wind Speed: 21 knots
Wind Gust: 25 knots
Significant Wave Height: 5 ft
Dominant Wave Period: 5 sec
Average Period: 4.5 sec
Mean Wave Direction: ENE (59°)
Atmospheric Pressure: 30.21 in (1023.0 mb)
Pressure Tendency: -0.05 in (-1.8 mb)
Air Temperature: 50°F (10.0°C)
Dew Point: 47°F (8.2°C)
Water Temperature: 60°F (15.8°C)

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Station 41013 - Frying Pan Shoals, NC Buoy

Posted on Thursday, November 13, 2003 @ 15:02:18 EST by Dawg

Frying Pan Shoals BUOY has come online! This is a wonderful day for mariners along the Cape Fear Coast. The much anticipated buoy has been deployed and is online.

Station 41013 is slated to replace the beloved Frying Pan Tower this coming spring. The "Tower" is scheduled to be removed to become Southeastern North Carolina's newest AR. John Walters, chief of the waterways management section of the U.S. Coast Guard has been quoted as saying "The aging tower is too unstable for workers to maintain it or the weather instruments it carries, and some time next year, the tower will be demolished."

Money has NOT been allocated to it's removal as of yet.

The Tower's reading are stable and reliable since it is rooted in the sea floor. The newer buoy is a floating platform and it can be tossed around in the sea causing the weather readings to be less than correct.
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