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Finally-A One Stop Site for Weather Conditions for Mid Atlantic!! Free

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Joined: 05/25/2001
Posts: 776
Location: Fire Island
 posted 10/03/2013 09:51 PM  

-Finally a One-Stop Site for Mid-Atlantic Ocean Buoy Observations and Weather Conditions
Years ago I got involved with a group call Macoora, now called It is a part of NOAA under IOOS whose mission is to provide regional ocean observations. The mission was broad and it was up to the regional partners, including Rutgers, Stevens, UDelaware,UConn, Dartmouth, Monmouth and many others educational, private institutions and the public to determine informational needs for the various stakeholders in the Mid-Atlantic region.
I got involved as a stakeholder for recreational fishing fighting for a needed offshore buoy 6 years ago.
Through incredible luck and government cooperation we were able to get the 44066/Texas Tower 4 buoy in place which was sort of a miracle since it involved so many different government and public interests but our resolve prevailed.
Another important identified need was to have a one site place where anglers could get a good view of all sea conditions that the NDBC and other buoys provide. The idea was to have one place for information rather than having to jump from site to site or page to page.
I am happy to report that now that site exists due to the efforts of many top educators, and computer geeks gathered together under the umbrella of Maracoos. This is a public site, is free and provides excellent and simple to use point and click functions. To begin, you goto . Start by clicking on Buoys and Stations and you can see real time conditions from buoys all along the east coast.
From there you can take you time to discover the goodies which this site offers.
Feel free to email me your comments which I will relay to the developer.
A lot of time and resources over the past two years was put it making this right for us ocean going enthusiasts.
A big round of applause goes to Maracoos team that has put together a really valuable tool for us anglers, and all mariners who transit the Mid-Atlantic.
Hope you enjoy this service.
( Right now the NDBC operates normally. Hopefully all the behind the scenes governmental support will not affect this during this time of sequestration maneuvers)


Joined: 10/22/2003
Posts: 268
Location: edison
 posted 10/04/2013 08:01 AM  


It looks nice but does not work on galexy phone

Joined: 07/06/2005
Posts: 164
Location: lindenhurst
 posted 10/04/2013 06:21 PM  

looks awesome cant wait to check it out

i routinely bounce between 5 different sites and my crystal ball in an attempt to get conditions. cant wait to check it out thanks to all those involved Smile

perilous though she may be, always drawn to the sea....

Joined: 04/13/2005
Posts: 1529
Location: Hewlett, NY
 posted 10/04/2013 06:27 PM  

A useful addition would be a simple, quick way to see at a glance what the conditions at your usual spots are going to be over the next day or so.. look at the bottom of the home page of Bay Park Fishing. I always check that page before heading out.
I get the data from buoyweather.. would be nice if you also set up a web service to let others use your data
(Disclaimer - I am the webmaster for that site).
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