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Text-a-Buoy

Introducing Text-a-Buoy! Get the latest ocean and weather information from buoys in the Northeast. Wind, wave, water temperature data and more can be instantly delivered to your SMS text messaging enabled phone. Regional data sources include NERACOOS buoys, NOAA buoys and CMAN stations, and NERRS stations. Follow the simple directions below to get the latest readings.

NERACOOS is using the Twitter.com Fast Follow service to deliver these SMS updates. For more information on that service please visit the help page.

To get the latest reading from a buoy in the
NERACOOS region, send the following message
with your SMS enabled phone:

Text get @BuoyCode

To 40404

(buoy codes at table to the right -->)
 


 

The latest reading will be returned in
15-30 seconds.
 

A key to data abbreviations that will be
returned with the data is listed below

 

Note, the service is free, but standard text
messaging rates from your cell phone
provider apply.

Buoy Code Buoy Location Buoy Provider
NERACOOSA01 Massachusetts Bay University of Maine
NERACOOSB01 Western Maine Shelf University of Maine
NERACOOSEO1 Central Maine Shelf University of Maine
NERACOOSF01 Penobscot Bay University of Maine
NERACOOSI01 Eastern Maine Shelf University of Maine
NERACOOSM01 Jordan Basin University of Maine
NERACOOSN01 Northeast Channel University of Maine
NERACOOSD02 Lower Harpswell Sound, ME Bowdoin College
NERACOOSGB** Great Bay, NH University of New Hampshire
NERACOOS44039 Central Long Island Sound University of Connecticut
NERACOOS44040 Western Long Island Sound University of Connecticut
NERACOOS44060 Eastern Long Island Sound University of Connecticut
NERACOOSLDLC3 New London Ledge Light University of Connecticut
NERACOOS44005 Cashes Ledge NOAA NDBC
NERACOOS44007 Portland, ME NOAA NDBC
NERACOOS44008 Nantucket, MA NOAA NDBC
NERACOOS44011 Hyannis, MA NOAA NDBC
NERACOOS44013 Boston, MA NOAA NDBC
NERACOOS44017* Montauk Point, NY NOAA NDBC
NERACOOS44018* Provincetown, MA NOAA NDBC
NERACOOS44020 Nantucket Sound, MA NOAA NDBC
NERACOOS44022 Execution Rocks, CT NOAA NDBC
NERACOOS44027* Jonesport, ME NOAA NDBC
NERACOOS44137 East Scotia Slope, CA Environment Canada
NERACOOS44150 La Have Bank, CA Environment Canada
NERACOOS44258 Halifax Harbour, CA Environment Canada
NERACOOSMISM1 Matinicus Rock, ME NOAA CMAN Station
NERACOOSMDRM1 Mt. Desert Rock, ME NOAA CMAN Station
NERACOOSIOSN3 Isles of Shoals, NH NOAA CMAN Station
NERACOOSBUZM3 Buzzards Bay, MA NOAA CMAN Station
NERACOOSCDIP154 Block Island, RI URI CDIP Buoy
NERACOOS44098 Jeffrey's Ledge UNH CDIP Buoy
NERACOOSUNHCML Portsmouth, NH UNH Coastal Marine Lab Field Station
NERACOOSWEXM1 Wells Reserve, ME NERRS Weather Station
NERACOOSBGXN3 Great Bay Reserve, NH NERRS Weather Station
NERACOOSWAXM3 Waquoit Bay Reserve, MA NERRS Weather Station
NERACOOSNAXR1 Narragansett Bay Reserve, RI NERRS Weather Station

*This NOAA NDBC buoy is currently offline. For more information, visit: http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/ops.shtml

**This UNH buoy is currently offline. For more information, visit: http://www.cooa.unh.edu/data/buoys/great_bay/


Standard Meteorological Data Abbreviations (from http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/measdes.shtml)

WSPD - Wind speed (m/s)
WDIR - Wind direction (the direction the wind is coming from in degrees clockwise from true N)
GST - Peak gust speed (m/s)
WVHT - Significant wave height (m/s)
DPD - Dominant wave period (seconds)
WTMP - Water temperature
ATMP - Air temperature
PRES - Seal level pressure (millibars mb)
VIS - visibility (nautical miles - nm)