ALWAYS CHECK THE WEATHER BEFORE GOING FISHING!


Coastal Marine Weather Forecasts:


NOAA National Weather ServiceCoastal marine forecasts from NOAA National Weather Service.   Marine forecasts are issued at least four times a day.   Advisories, Watches and Warnings for Marine Areas are issued as required.   Internet forecasts should never be relied upon to obtain the latest forecast and warning data.   Use other means such as NOAA Weather Radio to obtain the latest forecasts and warnings.

Coastal Forecast ANZ154 – Cape Elizabeth, ME to Merrimack River, MA

Coastal Forecast ANZ250 – East of Ipswitch Bay and Stellwagon Bank

Coastal Forecast ANZ251 – Massachusetts Bay and Ipswitch Bay

Coastal Forecast ANZ231 – Cape Cod Bay

Coastal Forecast ANZ254 – Provincetown, MA to Chatham, MA to Nantucket, MA

Coastal Forecast ANZ232 – Nantucket Sound

Coastal Forecast ANZ233 – Vineyard Sound

Coastal Forecast ANZ235 – Rhode Island Sound

Coastal Forecast ANZ237 – Block Island Sound

Coastal Forecast ANZ255 – Coastal waters out to 25 NM South of Marthas Vineyard, MA and Nantucket, MA

Coastal Forecast ANZ256 – Montauk Point, NY to Marthas Vineyard, MA

Coastal Forecast ANZ350 – Moriches Inlet, NY to Montauk Point, NY

Coastal Forecast ANZ353 – Fire Island, NY to Moriches Inlet, NY

Coastal Forecast ANZ330 – Long Island Sound East of New Haven, CT / Port Jefferson, NY

Coastal Forecast ANZ335 – Long Island Sound West of New Haven, CT / Port Jefferson, NY

Coastal Forecast ANZ338 – New York Harbor

Coastal Forecast ANZ355 – Sandy Hook, NJ to Fire Island, NY

Coastal Forecast ANZ450 – Sandy Hook, NJ to Manasquan Inlet, NJ

Coastal Forecast ANZ451 – Manasquan Inlet, NJ to Little Egg Inlet, NJ

Coastal Forecast ANZ452 – Little Egg Inlet, NJ to Great Egg Inlet, NJ

Coastal Forecast ANZ453 – Great Egg Inlet, NJ to Cape May, NJ

Coastal Forecast ANZ454 – Cape May, NJ to Cape Henlopen, DE

Coastal Forecast ANZ431 – Delaware Bay South of East Point, NJ to Slaughter Beach, DE

Coastal Forecast ANZ430 – Delaware Bay North of East Point, NJ to Slaughter Beach, DE

Coastal Forecast ANZ455 – Cape Henlopen, DE to Fenwick Island, DE

Coastal Forecast AMZ152 – Oregon Inlet, NC to Cape Hatteras, NC

Coastal Forecast AMZ154 – Cape Hatteras to Ocracoke Inlet, NC

Coastal Forecast AMZ156 – Ocracoke Inlet to Cape Lookout, NC

Coastal Forecast – Florida Keys   Includes Florida Bay... Hawk Channel and Straits of Florida from Ocean Reef to south of Dry Tortugas... and the extreme southeastern Gulf of Mexico... including the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

National Weather Service Surf Zone Forecast – Headed to the beach today?   Get your surf forecast and rip tide forecast here


Marine Weather Buoy Conditions:

NOAA National Data Buoy CenterWeather observations from NOAA National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) weather buoys and stations.   The NDBC provides near real-time observations from a network of about 90 buoys and 60 coastal stations to help meet the needs of NOAA weather forecasters and they are certainly handy for commercial and recreational fishing activities.   Most buoy observations include wind speed, wind gusts and wind direction, wave heights, wave period and wave direction, barometric pressure and barometric tendency, air temperature, water temperature and dew point information.

Southern New England

Weather Buoy Conditions – Gulf of Maine 78 NM East of Portsmouth, NH (44005)

Weather Buoy Conditions – Jeffrey's Ledge, NH (44098)

Weather Buoy Conditions – Massachusetts Bay / Stellwagen Bank (44029)

Weather Buoy Conditions – 16 NM East of Boston, MA (44013)

Weather Buoy Conditions – Buzzards Bay, MA (BUZM3)

Weather Buoy Conditions – Block Island, RI (44097)

Weather Buoy Conditions – Nantucket Island, MA (NTKM3)

Weather Buoy Conditions – 54 NM Southeast of Nantucket (44008)

Weather Buoy Conditions – Cape Cod 24 NM East of Provincetown, MA (44018)

Weather Buoy Conditions – Georges Bank 170 NM East of Hyannis, MA (44011)

Long Island Sound

Weather Buoy Conditions – Kings Point, NY (KPTN6)

Weather Buoy Conditions – Execution Rocks (44022)

Weather Buoy Conditions – Western Long Island Sound (44040)

Weather Buoy Conditions – Central Long Island Sound (44039)

Weather Buoy Conditions – New London Ledge CT (LDLC3)

New York Bight

Weather Buoy Conditions – Entrance to New York Harbor (44065)

Weather Buoy Conditions – Robins Reef, NJ (ROBN4)

Weather Buoy Conditions – Sandy Hook, NJ (SDHN4)

Weather Buoy Conditions – 33 NM South of Islip, LI (44025)

Weather Buoy Conditions – Montauk, NY (MTKN6)

Weather Buoy Conditions – 23 NM Southwest of Montauk Point, NY (44017)

Weather Buoy Conditions – Texas Tower #4 75 NM East of Long Beach, NJ (44066)
NOTE: Station 44066 went adrift on 01/11/2015 and was retrieved on 01/12/2015.   After an eleven month hiatus, the buoy was finally redeployed on November 17, 2015.   Hip hip hooray!   Alas, the wind speed and direction sensors on the buoy stopped working after a storm on January 23, 2016.   Repairs not yet scheduled.

Weather Buoy Conditions – Southeast Block Canyon 136 NM SE of Fire Island, NY (44402)
Station 44402 is a 2.6-meter discus buoy with a DART II Tsunami detection payload

Current wind conditions and other meteorological data for New York / New Jersey Harbor – Includes wind speed, wind gusts, wind direction, air temperature and barometric pressure – NOAA CO-OPS Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS®)

Southern New Jersey

Weather Buoy Conditions – Barnegat, NJ (44091)

Weather Buoy Conditions – Cape May, NJ (CMAN4)

Delaware Bay

Weather Buoy Conditions – Brandywine Shoal Light, DE (BRND1)

Weather Buoy Conditions – Delaware Bay 26 NM Southeast of Cape May, NJ (44009)

Weather Buoy Conditions – Ship John Shoal, NJ (SJSN4)

Weather Buoy Conditions – Lewes, DE (LWSD1)

Chesapeake Bay

Weather Buoy Conditions – Chesapeake Light, VA (CHLV2)

Weather Buoy Conditions – York River East Rear Range Light, VA (YKRV2)

Weather Buoy Conditions – Rappahannock Light, VA (RPLV2)

Weather Buoy Conditions – Cove Point, MD (COVM2)

Weather Buoy Conditions – Thomas Point, MD (TPLM2)

Weather Buoy Conditions – 64 NM East of Virginia Beach, VA (44014)

Cape Hatteras

Weather Buoy Conditions – EAST HATTERAS 150 NM East of Cape Hatteras, NC (41001)
NOTE:  Buoy 41001 went adrift on 04/05/2016 and went silent on 04/09/2016.  Redeployment scheduled for February 2017

Weather Buoy Conditions – Cape Lookout, NC (CLKN7)

Weather Buoy Conditions – Diamond Shoals Light, NC (41025)

Weather Buoy Conditions – Duck Pier, NC (DUKN7)

Weather Buoy Conditions – SOUTH HATTERAS 225 NM South of Cape Hatteras (41002)

Weather Buoy Conditions – WEST BERMUDA 240 NM West of Bermuda (41048)

Florida Keys

Weather Buoy Conditions – Molasses Reef, FL (MLRF1)

Weather Buoy Conditions – Long Key, FL (LONF1)

Weather Buoy Conditions – Sombrero Key, FL (SMKF1)
NOTE: Station SMKF1 ceased transmissions on 08/10/15.

Weather Buoy Conditions – Vaca Key, FL (VCAF1)

Weather Buoy Conditions – Key West (KYWF1)

Weather Buoy Conditions – Sand Key (SANF1)

Weather Buoy Conditions – Pulaski Shoals Light, FL (PLSF1)

National Data Buoy Center Web Sites

National Data Buoy Center – A part of NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS), the NDBC designs, develops, operates, and maintains a network of data collecting weather buoys and coastal weather stations.   The NDBC provides near real-time observations from a network of about 90 marine weather buoys and 60 coastal stations to help meet the needs of NOAA weather forecasters and they are certainly handy for commercial and recreational fishing activities.   The U.S. Coast Guard is an important partner to the NDBC and provides transportation for buoy deployments, retrievals, and maintenance – Stennis Space Center, Hancock County, Mississippi

National Data Buoy Center – Northeast U.S. Regional Marine Weather Buoy Map

National Data Buoy Center – New York Marine Weather Buoy Map

National Data Buoy Center – Southeast U.S. Regional Marine Weather Buoy Map

National Data Buoy Center – Florida and Eastern Gulf of Mexico Regional Marine Weather Buoy Map

National Data Buoy Center – Western Gulf of Mexico Regional Marine Weather Buoy Map

National Data Buoy Center – Southwest U.S. Regional Marine Weather Buoy Map

National Data Buoy Center – Northwest U.S. Regional Marine Weather Buoy Map

National Data Buoy Center – Station Operations/Maintenance Schedule   This page is updated weekly.


Offshore Marine Weather Forecasts:

NOAA NAtional Weather ServiceOffshore marine forecasts from NOAA National Weather Service.   Marine forecasts are issued at least four times a day.   Advisories, Watches and Warnings for Marine Areas are issued as required.   Internet forecasts should never be relied upon to obtain the latest forecast and warning data.   Use other means such as
NOAA Weather Radio to obtain the latest forecasts and warnings.

Offshore Forecast ANZ800 – Gulf of Maine to the Hague Line

Offshore Forecast ANZ805 – Georges Bank between Cape Cod and 68W north of 1000 FM

Offshore Forecast ANZ900 – Georges Bank between 68W and the Hague Line

Offshore Forecast ANZ810 – South of New England between the Great South Channel and Montauk Point to 1000 FM

Offshore Forecast ANZ815 – South of Long Island between Montauk Point and Sandy Hook to 1000 FM

Offshore Forecast ANZ820 – Hudson Canyon to Baltimore Canyon to 1000 FM

Offshore Forecast ANZ825 – Baltimore Canyon to Cape Charles Light to 100 NM Offshore

Offshore Forecast ANZ828 – Cape Charles Light to Currituck Beach Light to 100 NM Offshore

Offshore Forecast ANZ830 – Currituck Beach Light to Cape Hatteras to 100 NM Offshore

Offshore Forecast ANZ833 – Cape Hatteras to Cape Fear to 100 NM Offshore

Offshore Forecast ANZ835 – Cape Fear to 31N to 1000 FM

National Weather Service Offshore Marine Forecasts – New England, Mid-Atlantic, Tropical Atlantic, Gulf, Caribbean, Alaska, Washington-Oregon, California, Hawaii


Commercial Marine Weather Forecasts:

Weatherman Tex Antoine and his cartoon sidekick Uncle Wethbee.  His nightly weather report on NBC TV during the 1950s and 1960s was a wonderful mix of weather, cartoon art and storytellingAccuWeather.com – Provides hourly and Minute by Minute™ forecasts for any longitude/latitude on Earth, with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smart phones, tablets, free wired and mobile Internet sites, connected TVs, and Internet appliances, as well as via radio, television, and newspapers.   Note:  The National Weather Service, which provides large amounts of the data that AccuWeather repackages and sells for profit, also provides that same information for free in the public domain – State College, PA

Baron Services – Providing critical weather intelligence systems that aid in the detection and dissemination of weather information to customers in the broadcast, government, aviation, marine and automotive industries.   These technologies include weather tracking software, Doppler weather radar, systems integration, personal alerting services, among others – Huntsville, AL

BuoyWeather.com – Accurate 7-day marine, wind and swell forecasts for any offshore location.   Provides detailed, customized marine weather to thousands of mariners, coastal residents, fishermen and watersport enthusiasts worldwide through its proprietary wave and wind models.   Buoyweather's global network of Virtual Buoys deliver quality marine forecasts for all coastal and offshore regions of the world.   Buoyweather provides the point-specific forecasts its users need to safely plan their marine activities.   There is also a free Buoyweather app for iTunes and Android devices – Huntington Beach, CA

CNN.com – When weather is the news, you can count on CNN's team of experienced meteorologists to bring it to you first.   Weather around the world 7 x 24.   A Time Warner Company – Atlanta, GA

FishWeather.com – Weather where you fish.   Your complete fishing weather source, FishWeather gives you real-time reports from our own exclusive weather station network, plus reports from over 50,000 other weather stations worldwide.   FishWeather's interactive map features forecasts, radar, temperatures, currents, and more.   Several membership plans are available, but their free membership plan offers weather data from 500+ public stations, NWS forecasts, and exclusive FishWeather products – WeatherFlow, Scotts Valley, CA

Intellicast – Providing expert weather information to weather savvy users since 1996.   With the most technically advanced site-specific weather forecasting system in the world today, the result of a multi-million dollar research project, Intellicast.com delivers site-specific forecasts for 60,000 sites in the U.S. and around the globe.   From detailed local forecasts to hurricane tracks, severe weather warnings to international conditions, Intellicast.com has the active weather tools business professionals and outdoor enthusiast have come to rely on, consistently making them of the top five weather sites on the Internet.   Intellicast is a division of The Weather Company (TWC) – Atlanta, GA

PassageWeather.com – Accurate, reliable and easy to use weather information and forecasts.   Provides 7-day wind, wave and weather forecasts to help sailors with their passage planning and weather routing.   Forecasts include surface winds, wave height and direction, and atmospheric pressure maps and are derived using data from the most trusted and reliable weather models available.   These models include the GFS and WaveWatch III models, the same weather models that produce the GRIB files used by modern electronic navigation software and weather routing software

SIRIUS Marine Weather – Provides inshore and offshore marine weather information in digital graphics on your boat's navigation display.   Weather content includes weather radar, lightning strikes, buoy reports, NOAA marine forecasts, storm tracks, watches and warnings, weather, wind and wave forecasts,  and sea surface temperatures.   Integrated graphically on navigation displays from leading brands like Raymarine®, Furuno®, Northstar®, Simrad® and B&G® – New York, NY

The Weather Channel – Beginning in 1982 as a 24-hour, 7 day cable and satellite television network devoted entirely to weather, it has expanded across the Internet and cell phone networks to bring the breaking weather to its viewers and users.   The Weather Company (TWC) includes:  The Weather Channel, weather.com, wunderground.com, intellicast.com and products for broadband and mobile platforms – Atlanta, GA

USATODAY.com – Weather Forecasts and News.   A division of Gannett Co. Inc – McLean, VA

Weather.org – Marine weather charts and forecasts for the world.   Owned by entrepreneur Daniel Bender since 1995, the site is currently provided as a public service only – Grenada Hills, CA

Weather Underground – Committed to delivering the most reliable, accurate weather information possible.   Their state-of-the-art technology monitors conditions and forecasts for over 60,000 US and international cities, so you'll always find the online weather information that you need.   Weather Underground is a division of The Weather Company (TWC).   It operates separately from The Weather Channel and continues to provide its own forecasts – Atlanta, GA

WindGURU – A service specialized for forecasting weather, mostly for windsurfers and kitesurfers, but also great for anglers and boaters too.   Forecasts are based on data produced by weather forecast models.   WindGURU is able to provide forecasts for any place on the planet Earth.


Miscellaneous:

Weather InsightsWeather InsightsEver wondered where old weather sayings and lore come from?    Weather lore concerning the appearance of the sky, the conditions of the atmosphere, the type or movement of the clouds, and the direction of the winds often has a scientific basis and likely can predict the weather.   Check out this page if you want to know why a red sky at night is a sailor's delight.

Beaufort Wind Speed Scale – This scale of wind speeds devised in 1805 by Sir Francis Beaufort is still in use today.   It is used to estimate wind speeds by direct observation.

Cloud Chart Inc. – Laminated, waterproof Cloud Charts, posters and more.  A handy reference for identifying cloud formations and weather prediction – Richmond, VA

Davis – Professional wireless or cabled weather stations for official weather reporting, in-home use and educational use.   Available sensors and instruments include anemometer and rain collector, temperature, humidity, leaf wetness, and solar and UV radiation.  Other products include compasses, sextants, chart holders and charting tools – Hayward, CA

Downeaster – Produces fine precision weather instruments that are sophisticated enough to be used in research, science, aviation, marine and a variety of industrial uses.   Products include thermometers, barometers, clocks, tide clocks, hygrometers, rain gauges, wind speed and direction, and feature easy to read white dials with hand polished brass cases or durable powder-coated cases – West Harwich, MA

MARACOOS – The Mid-Atlantic Regional Association for Coastal Ocean Observing Systems, or MARACOOS, provides real-time data based on measurements made with a wide variety of gear, satellites and weather stations in one user interface.   Streaming and downloadable information includes:

•  Buoy system acoustic data
•  Water levels
•  Water column temperatures from sea surface to ocean bottom
•  Salinity and chlorophyll levels
•  Wave Heights and directions
•  Wind and current speeds
•  Marine frontal movement
•  Water quality
•  Bycatch data
•  High frequency (Doppler) radar ocean air stats and access to NOAA satellite data
•  Information from in-the water assets such as autonomous underwater vehicles, remotely operated vehicles, underwater gliders, and buoys
•  Oceanographic model running at Rutgers, Stevens Institute of Technology, UMass Dartmouth and UConn Storrs.

MARACOOS covers the Mid-Atlantic region from Cape Cod in Massachusetts to Cape Hatteras in North Carolina.   Started in 2007, the MARACOOS team includes university researchers, ocean scientists, engineers, government agencies and private industry partners and there is a wealth of information for the fishing industry and recreational anglers.

Nielsen-Kellerman Company – Designs, manufactures and distributes rugged, waterproof environmental and sports performance instruments for active lifestyles and technical applications, including Kestrel Weather & Environmental Meters, NK Electronics for Rowing and Paddling, and Blue Ocean Rugged Megaphones & PA Systems â– Boothwyn, PA

NOAA – Office of Coast Survey AWOIS – Knowing the locations of shipwrecks and other obstructions has always been important for safe navigation, but mariners are not the only people who want to know about wrecks.   They are also important for marine archeology, recreational diving, salvage operations, and fishing, among other interests.   Now, Coast Survey has improved our Wrecks and Obstructions Database, giving everyone easy access to new records to explore.   The Automated Wreck and Obstruction Information System (AWOIS) contains information on approximately 20,000 submerged wrecks and obstructions in the coastal waters of the United States.  Information includes latitude and longitude of each feature along with brief historic and descriptive details.

NOAA Sky Watcher Chart – Chart of various cloud types and formations

OCENS (Ocean and Coastal Environmental Sensing, Inc.) – Provider of personal satellite weather, earth and ocean imaging software, systems, and information services.  Products include WeatherNet, a system designed to optimize the download of weather and ocean data products via wireless connections.  WeatherNet offers highly compressed text, images, charts, buoy data, radar, GRIB files, and many more formats.  With over 20,000 continuously updated weather products, WeatherNet is the largest most comprehensive source of weather data in the world.  OCENS GRIB Explorer offers unprecedented access to the power of GRIB data. With a simple interface operating along with the streamlined data access engine of OCENS WeatherNet, GRIB Explorer allows any at-sea user, from day sailors to coastal cruisers and fishermen, to acquire and use the weather and ocean insights offered by GRIB data.  OCENS Mail, an affordable e-mail service allows you to use your current email software to cost effectively send and receive e-mail over such satcom services such as Globalstar, Iridium, MSAT and Inmarsat – Seattle, WA

Office of the New Jersey State Climatologist – They strive to provide the citizens of New Jersey with a thorough understanding of weather and climate.  Take a minute to peruse their vast web site – Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Oregon Scientific – Their weather devices include a wide variety of home and professional weather stations, thermometers, humidity sensors, rain gauges, anemometers, UV sensors and more – Tualatin, OR

RainWise – Manufacturers of professional meteorological equipment for consumer, enterprise, and industrial applications.   RainWise offers more than 50 rain and temperature gauges, monitors, sensors, and related software products.   All of their products are proudly made in the USA and are backed by free software upgrades and lifetime support – Trenton, ME

Texas Weather Instruments – Manufactures a complete line of home and commercial weather stations which can include, anemometer, humidity, temperature, solar radiation, rain, barometric pressure, lightning, leaf wetness sensors and wireless weather stations – East Pilot Point, TX

US Coast Guard Navigation Center – Whether you navigate using GPS, DGPS, LORAN-C, or good-old-fashioned paper charts and a sextant, we want to provide you with information that will help you fix your position!   The Navigation Center operates services and provides information that enhances the safety, security, and efficiency of U.S. waterways and civil GPS users.  These services include:  Operating the Nationwide Differential GPS System, Operating the Long Range Identification and Tracking business helpdesk, Operating the Nationwide Automatic Identification System, Publishing Notices to Mariners and the Light List, Disseminating navigation information through 24/7 operations center and the NAVCEN website, Managing the Integrated Aids to Navigation Information System, Managing electronic charting portfolios for U.S. Coast Guard units, Serving as the primary U.S. government interface with GPS users (except aviation and military), Receiving and coordinating investigation of GPS outage reports – Alexandria, VA

US Naval Observatory – One of the oldest scientific agencies in the country.   Established in 1830 as the Depot of Charts and Instruments, its primary mission was to care for the U.S. Navy's chronometers, charts and other navigational equipment.   Today, USNO is the preeminent authority in the areas of Precise Time and Astrometry , and distributes Earth Orientation parameters and other Astronomical Data required for accurate navigation and fundamental astronomy – Washington, DC


National Weather Service (NWS) Sites:

NOAA National Weather Service
National Weather Service (NWS) – The National Weather Service operates 122 Weather Forecast Offices in six regions.   Each Weather Forecast Office has a geographic area of responsibility for issuing local public, marine, aviation, fire, and hydrology forecasts.   They also issue severe weather warnings, gather weather observations, and climate data for their assigned area.   The local Weather Forecast Offices also control the broadcasts of weather information on the NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards stations.


National Weather Service – Coastal Warning Display Program

National Weather Service – Marine Data Service – Atlantic

National Weather Service – Eastern Region

National Weather Service Forecast Office – Boston, MA

National Weather Service Forecast Office – New York, NY

National Weather Service Forecast Office – Philadelphia / Mt. Holly, NJ

National Weather Service Forecast Office – Wakefield, VA

National Weather Service Forecast Office – Newport / Morehead City, NC

National Weather Service Forecast Office – Wilmington, NC

National Weather Service Forecast Office – Charleston, SC

National Weather Service Forecast Office – Jacksonville, FL

National Weather Service Forecast Office – Melbourne, FL

National Weather Service Forecast Office – Miami, FL

National Weather Service Forecast Office – Key West, FL

National Weather Service Forecast Office – Tampa Bay, FL

National Weather Service Forecast Office – Tallahassee, FL

National Weather Service Forecast Office – Mobile, AL / Pensacola, FL

National Weather Service Forecast Office – New Orleans / Baton Rouge, LA

National Weather Service Forecast Office – Lake Charles, LA

National Weather Service Forecast Office – Houston / Galveston, TX

National Weather Service Forecast Office – Corpus Christi, TX

National Weather Service Forecast Office – Brownsville, TX

National Weather Service Forecast Office – San Diego, CA

National Weather Service Forecast Office – Los Angeles / Oxnard, CA

National Weather Service Forecast Office – San Francisco / Monterey, CA

National Weather Service Forecast Office – Eureka, CA

National Weather Service Forecast Office – Medford, OR

National Weather Service Forecast Office – Portland, OR

National Weather Service Forecast Office – Seattle, WA


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Sites:

National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – This $6 billion federal agency is part of the Department of Commerce and provides daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings, climate monitoring, coastal restoration and lest we forget, fisheries management – Washington, DC

NOAA Tides and Currents – Managed by the Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS), it is the portal to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's vast collection of oceanographic and meteorological data (historical and real-time), predictions, nowcasts and forecasts – Silver Spring, MD

Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS®) – PORTS® measures and disseminates real-time observations and predictions of water levels, currents, salinity, and meteorological parameters (e.g., winds, atmospheric pressure, air and water temperatures) that mariners need to navigate safely – Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS), Silver Spring, MD

PORTS® New Haven, CT – Tides, currents, water levels, water and air temperatures

PORTS® New York / New Jersey Harbor – Tides, currents, water levels, water and air temperatures

PORTS® Delaware River and Bay – Tides, currents, water levels, water and air temperatures

PORTS® Chesapeake Bay North – Tides, currents, water levels, water and air temperatures

PORTS® Chesapeake Bay South – Tides, currents, water levels, water and air temperatures

PORTS® – Tampa Bay, FL – Tides, currents, water levels, water and air temperatures

PORTS® Houston, TX / Galveston Bay – Tides, currents, water levels, water and air temperatures

PORTS® – Los Angeles / Long Beach, CA – Tides, currents, water levels, water and air temperatures

PORTS® San Francisco Bay, CA – Tides, currents, water levels, water and air temperatures

NOAA Tides Online – Storm Surge and Water Level Information

NOAA WaveWatch – Ocean wave predictions using the wave model WAVEWATCH III®.   It is a third generation wave model run four times a day (00Z, 06Z, 12Z, and 18Z) .   Each run starts with 9-, 6- and 3-hour hindcasts and produces forecasts of every 3 hours from the initial time out to 180 hours
NOAA Weather Radio

Public Weather AlertsNOAA Weather Radio – The Voice of the National Weather Service.   NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of 1,025 radio stations, covering all 50 states and adjacent coastal waters, broadcasting continuous weather information directly from the nearest National Weather Service field office.

In the New York Bight it's KWO35 at 162.550 MHz from New York City, WXM80 at 162.474 MHz from Riverhead, Long Island, WXM60 at 162.45 MHz from Howell Township, NJ and KHB38 at 162.400 MHz from Atlantic City, NJ.   Tune in for the latest marine weather forecasts, advisories, watches and warnings.


Radar Images:

Weather Radar ImagesMost of us are familiar with the commercial radar images from AccuWeather, the Weather Channel, Weather Underground, etc. and you'll find them listed below.   They are typically composites or derivatives of the real-time data provided by the mother of all radar networks, the National Weather Service's NEXRAD national Doppler radar system.   The NEXRAD radar images are paid for by your federal tax dollars, so give them a try.

AccuWeather.com – United States Weather Radar images

The Weather Channel – National and regional Doppler radar images

Weather Underground – United States radar images


NWS NEXRAD Radar Images:   Listed below are all of the coastal National Weather Service NEXRAD radar stations from Maine to Key West, Florida, the Gulf of Mexico and along the west coast from southern California up to Washington.

Down East...

National Weather Service Radar Image – Caribou, ME

National Weather Service Radar Image – Portland, ME

National Weather Service Radar Image – Boston, MA


New York / New Jersey...

National Weather Service Radar Image – Upton, NY

National Weather Service Radar Image – Mount Holly, NJ

National Weather Service Radar Image – Dover Air Force Base, DE


Chesapeake Bay...

National Weather Service Radar Image – Sterling, VA

National Weather Service Radar Image – Wakefield, VA


Cape Hatteras...

National Weather Service Radar Image – Newport / Morehead, NC

National Weather Service Radar Image – Wilmington, NC

National Weather Service Radar Image – Charleston, SC


Florida...

National Weather Service Radar Image – Jacksonville, FL

National Weather Service Radar Image – Melbourne, FL

National Weather Service Radar Image – Miami, FL

National Weather Service Radar Image – Key West, FL

National Weather Service Radar Image – Tampa Bay Area, FL

National Weather Service Radar Image – Tallahassee, FL

National Weather Service Radar Image – Northwest Florida


Gulf States...

National Weather Service Radar Image – Mobile, AL

National Weather Service Radar Image – New Orleans / Baton Rouge, LA

National Weather Service Radar Image – Lake Charles, LA

National Weather Service Radar Image – Houston / Galveston, TX

National Weather Service Radar Image – Corpus Christi, TX

National Weather Service Radar Image – Brownsville, TX


West Coast...

National Weather Service Radar Image – San Diego, CA

National Weather Service Radar Image – Santa Ana Mountains, CA

National Weather Service Radar Image – Los Angeles, CA

National Weather Service Radar Image – Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA

National Weather Service Radar Image – San Francisco Bay Area, CA

National Weather Service Radar Image – Eureka, CA

National Weather Service Radar Image – Medford, OR

National Weather Service Radar Image – Portland, OR

National Weather Service Radar Image – Seattle / Tacoma, WA


Sea Surface Temperatures:

Sea Surface TemperaturesNational Weather Service – Atlantic Basin and Northeast U.S. Sea Surface Temperature Analysis

NOAA CoastWatch – Provides a variety of environmental data (sea surface temperature, ocean color, winds) from several different satellite platforms covering all US coastal waters, including Hawaii and Alaska.  Today, sea surface temperature maps support meteorological weather predictions and also support commercial and recreational activities.

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information – Coastal water temperature guide and tables of monthly average seawater temperatures

NOAA Satellite and Information Service – Offers a number of sea surface temperature graphics from various environmental satellites.

HotSpots Charts, LLC – Sea Surface Temperature Charts for Offshore Fishing FREE – Savannah, GA

Jenifer Clark's Gulfstream – Professional Satellite Oceanographer Jenifer Clark and professional Meteorologist Dane Clark, both with over 35 years supporting the marine community, invite mariners to take advantage of their realtime ocean charts for offshore fishing.  Using infrared imagery, satellite altimetry data, and surface isotherm data, oceanographic analyses are produced and available for the Gulf Stream area and all the major currents of the world.   Waypoints are also provided for taking advantage of favorable currents and for avoiding unfavorable ones – Dunkirk, MD

John Hopkins University Applied Physics Labaratory Ocean Remote Sensing – Offers a variety of Sea Surface Temperature charts – Laurel, MD

NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS) – Eastern U. S. satellite imagery

NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS) – Gulf of Mexico satellite imagery

NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS) – Western U. S. satellite imagery

Offshore Satellite Services – Providing satellite generated and computer enhanced high resolution satellite-generated Ocean Temperature charts for big game fishermen since 1984.   Captain Len Belcaro offers temperature charts from Cape Cod to Cape Hatteras and all of the offshore canyons – Allenwood, NJ

Roffer's Ocean Fishing Forecasting Service – Using satellite derived environmental data (water temperature, water color, currents, ocean fronts, etc.) on a daily basis and transmits Fishing Oceanographic Analyses to their clients who are involved in recreational and commercial fishing.  Our expertise is combining fisheries oceanography and real-time satellite remote sensing to produce tactical and strategic fisheries forecasts – Melbourne, FL

Rutgers University Coastal Ocean Observation Lab – Sea Surface Temperatures featuring Rutgers University RUCOOL satellite data images.   Satellite data are collected with SeaSpace L-Band and X-Band satellite dishes, both of which are on the top of the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences building on Cook Campus within the New Brunswick, NJ Campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

SST Online – Daily Sea Surface Temperature charts of the northeast coast and offshore canyons – Pasadena, MD

The COOLroom – Welcome to the Rutgers University Center for Ocean Observing Leadership!   RU COOL!   Our research focuses on the bio-physical processes of the coastal ocean.   Our lab is constantly involved in research projects where operational observatories are used to collect real-time data for adaptive sampling.   We study the coastal waters off New Jersey and around the World.   We continue to collaborate with other research groups and commercial companies, developing new technologies for ocean sampling – Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

US Navy Fleet Numerical Meteorology & Oceanography Center – The FNMOC provides Global & Regional Ocean Wave Prediction Charts (WW3), Global Ensemble Ocean Wave Prediction Charts (WW3 Ensemble), and Global Sea Surface Temperature and Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly Charts (NCODA)


Sun and Moon Information:

Sun and Moon InformationThe First Day of Spring occurs on the Vernal Equinox – March 20, 2016 at 04:30 UTC or 12:30 AM EDT

The First Day of Summer occurs on the Summer Solstice – June 20, 2016 at 22:34 UTC or 6:34 PM EDT

The First Day of Autumn occurs on the Autumnal Equinox – September 22, 2016 at 14:21 UTC or 10:21 AM EDT

The First Day of Winter occurs on the Winter Solstice – December 21, 2016 at 10:44 UTC or 5:44 AM EST

The times of the equinoxes mark the beginning of spring and fall.   An equinox occurs when the plane of Earth's equator passes the center of the Sun, making night and day of approximately equal length all over the planet.

The times of the solstices mark the beginning of summer and winter.   A solstice occurs when the sun reaches its highest or lowest point in the sky at noon.  It is also either the longest day of the year (summer solstice) or the shortest day of the year (winter solstice) for any place outside of the tropics.

In 2016, daylight time starts on March 13 and standard time starts on November 6 – By act of Congress, civil clocks in most areas of the United States are adjusted ahead one hour in the summer months (known as daylight time) and returned back one hour in the winter months (known as standard time).   The dates marking the beginning and end of daylight time have changed as Congress passed new statutes.

As of 2007, daylight time begins in the United States on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November.   On the second Sunday in March, clocks are set ahead one hour at 2:00 AM local standard time (which becomes 3:00 AM local daylight time).   On the first Sunday in November, clocks are set back one hour at 2:00 AM local daylight time (which becomes 1:00 AM local standard time).   These dates were established by Congress in the Energy Policy Act of 2005, Pub. L. no. 109-58, 119 Stat 594 (2005).

NOTE:  Times of Sunrise, Sunset, Moonrise, Moonset and Moon Phases are included in our monthly Tide Table for Sandy Hook, New Jersey.

Moon-Phases.net – A free Internet resource about lunation, the complete cycle of moon phases beginning with the new moon and ending with the next new moon.  Lunation has an average duration of 29.5 hours – Sportfishingreport.com, Chatsworth, CA

NASA Eclipse Web Site – Explore, discover and understand.   Provides a wealth of information about Solar Eclipses, Lunar Eclipses, Planetary Transits Across the Sun, Sky Events and Solar System Data – NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

StarDate Online – Moon Phase Calculator – University of Texas McDonald Observatory

US Naval ObservatoryUS Naval Observatory – Complete Sun and Moon Data for One Day.  Obtain the times of sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset, transits of the Sun and Moon, and the beginning and end of civil twilight, along with information on the Moon's phase by specifying the date and location – Washington, DC

US Naval Observatory Astronomical Applications Department – Offers a wide variety of celestial data including Rise/Set/Transit/Twilight Data, Phases of the Moon, Eclipses and Transits, Positions of Selected Celestial Objects, Synthetic Views of Selected Solar System Bodies, and Celestial Navigation – Washington, DC


Surfcams:

Located near ocean beaches with plenty of salt spray, high humidity and strong winds, these video cameras are notoriously unreliable and often off-line.   Because of their frequent operational issues and often nagging advertisements, we no longer post links to them.

Surfcam – STATUE OF LIBERTY CAM – Live views from the Golden Torch.   God Bless America!


Tide Predictions:

Tide PredictionsTides are one of the most regular phenomena in the world.   Basically, tides are very long-period waves that move through the oceans in response to the forces exerted by the moon and sun.   Tides originate in the oceans and progress toward the coastlines where they appear as the regular rise and fall of the sea surface.   When the highest part or crest of the wave reaches a particular location, a high tide occurs.   And a low tide is the lowest part of the wave, or trough.

A horizontal current of water, the tidal current, often accompanies the rising and falling of the tide.   The incoming tide along the coast and into the bays and estuaries is called a flood current, and the outgoing tide is called ebb current.   The strongest flood and ebb currents usually occur before or near the time of the high and low tides.   And the weakest currents occur between the flood and ebb currents and are called slack tides.   In the open ocean, tidal currents are relatively weak, but near estuary entrances, narrow straits and inlets, tidal currents can reach speeds of up to several knots.

SANDY HOOK, NJ TIDES – Tide table for the current month.   Times of sunrise and sunset, moonrise and moonset, plus moon phases are included.   Please note that weather conditions can greatly affect times of high and low tides and current speeds.

Local NJ Tide Conversion Table – Conversion tables for locations around the New York Bight

NOAA Tides & Currents – Obtain tidal predictions computed by NOAA CO-OPS for more than 3,000 water-level stations sorted by State and Region.

Tide Predictions – U.S. Upper East Coast (Maine through Virginia) – University of South Carolina

Tide Predictions – U.S. Lower East Coast (North Carolina through Florida Keys) – University of South Carolina

Tide Predictions – U.S. Gulf Coast (East to West) – University of South Carolina

Tide Predictions – U.S. West Coast sites (Listed from North to South) – University of South Carolina

Tides Online – Tide tables for the United States – NOAA Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services

www.saltwatertides.com – Tide predictions for the Gulf Coast, US East Coast and US West Coast – Tide High and Low, Inc., Austin, TX

WWW Tide/Current Predictor – Tide and current predictions courtesy of the Department of Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC


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