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     Observations                        Forecasts

The nowCOAST Web mapping portal contains links to a variety of NOAA and non-NOAA Web sources of real-time coastal observations and NOAA forecasts. The ownership of the NOAA and non-NOAA Web sites to which the portal links to is clearly visible and retained by them, while the integrity of the nowCOAST portal is maintained by NOS' Coast Survey Development Laboratory.

On-Map Data, Imagery, Forecasts:

Presently nowCOAST offers on-map imagery(remote sensors) as well as observations(in-situ) courtesy of NESDIS:

Observations - In-Situ Stations:  [Back to Top]
- Meteorological Obs Composite
- Station ID
- Temperature
- Dew Point Temperature
- Wind Speed
- Pressure
- Visibility
- Sea Surface Temperature
Observations - Remote Sensors:  [Back to Top]
- Doppler Radar Composite
- Cloud Imagery (GOES Visible)
- Cloud Imagery (GOES Infrared)

Analyses:  [Back to Top]
- Surface Air Temperature
- Surface Wind Speed
- Surface Wind Velocity (Barb)
- Surface Wind Velocity (Vector)
- 1-hr Precipitation Accumulation
- 1-hr Precipitation Accumulation (Experimental)
- 3-hr Precipitation Accumulation (Experimental)
- 6-hr Precipitation Accumulation (Experimental)
- 12-hr Precipitation Accumulation (Experimental)
- 24-hr Precipitation Accumulation (Experimental)
- 48-hr Precipitation Accumulation (Experimental)
- 72-hr Precipitation Accumulation (Experimental)
- Sea Surface Temperature

Hazard Watches, Warnings, Advisories:  [Back to Top]
- Tropical Cyclone Track Forecast
- Special Marine Warnings
- Flash Flood Warnings
- Flood Warnings
- Severe Thunderstorm Warnings
- Extreme Wind Warnings
- Tornado Warnings

Forecasts - Gridded:  [Back to Top]
- Maximum Air Temperature
- Minimum Air Temperature
- Relative Humidity
- Surface Wind Speed
- Surface Wind Velocity (Barb)
- Surface Wind Velocity (Vector)
- Significant Wave Height
- Precipitation Amount

Geo-Referenced Links:

The portal also provides Web links to real-time in-situ and remotely-sensed observations of weather, ocean, river, and water quality conditions from the following federal operated and/or supervised networks:

Observations - In-Situ Stations:  [Back to Top]

- NOS' Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS) and National Water Level Observation Network (NWLON) stations,
- NWS' fixed buoys and Coastal Marine Automated Network (C-MAN) stations,
- Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) stations,
- NWS, DOD, and FAA Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS) stations,
- USGS' River Stream Gages,
- NWS Cooperative Integrated Flood Observing and Warning System (IFLOWS) Gages,
- NWS' and National Interagency Fire Center's (NIFC) Remote Automated Weather Stations (RAWS),
- NWS' COOP (Cooperative Observer Program) Weather Stations and
- NWS/RFC (River Forecast Center)/AHPS (Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Services) River Stage Guidance


as well as non-federal government operated networks including:

- Univ. of MD's Chesapeake Bay Observing System (CBOS)
- Maryland's DOT automated weather station network,
- Maryland's DNR water quality monitoring station network,
- OSRI's Prince William Sound Observing Network (PWSN),
- University of New Hampshire's AIRMAP network,
- UCAR's 4DWX Weather Observing network,
- Washington Department of Transportation's Washington State Ferries observing network,
- independent marine observing networks including: CORIE, CREWS, GoMOOS, ICON, LIShore, LUMCON, Martha's Vineyard Coastal Observatory, NEOCO, TCOON, TABS, USF COMPS, and WAVCIS,
- New Jersey DEP (Deptartment of the Environment) Water Quality and
- VMC's (Vermont Monitoring Cooperative's) Lake Champlain Observing System Network

Observations - Remote Sensors:  [Back to Top]

- NWS and DOD Doppler Weather Radars,
- NWS and DOD Upper-Air Atmospheric Soundings (radiosondes) and
- Web Cameras


as well as non-federal government operated networks including:

- HF (High-Frequency) Surface Current Radars,
- State and University Operated Boundary Layer Wind Profilers and
- Web Cameras

Predictions:

The portal also provides Web links to NOS' astronomical tidal water level predictions based on NOS harmonic constituents at six minute or hourly intervals.


Forecast Model Guidance:  [Back to Top]

The portal provides Web links to the following NOAA atmospheric, ocean, and estuarine model forecast guidance:
- NWS/MDL's Model Output Statistics (MOS),
- NWS/MDL's Extra-Tropical Storm Surge (ETSS) Model,
- NWS/NCEP's WaveWatch Model,
- NOS' Chesapeake Bay Operational Forecast System (CBOFS),
- NOS' Port of New York/New Jersey Forecast System (NYOFS),
- NOS' Galveston Bay Operational Forecast System (GBOFS),
- NOS' St. John's Operational Forecast System (SJOFS),
- NOS' Lake Erie Operational Forecast System (LEOFS),
- NOS' Lake Ontario Operational Forecast System (LOOFS),
- NOS' Lake Superior Operational Forecast System (LSOFS),
- NOS' Lake Huron Operational Forecast System (LHOFS), and
- NOS' Lake Michigan Operational Forecast System (LMOFS)

Surface Forecasts:

The portal provides Web links to the following NWS public weather and marine weather text forecasts:
- NWS point weather forecasts
- NWS coastal marine weather forecasts,
- NWS/NCEP/OPC's and TPC's offshore high seas marine weather zone forecasts,
- NWS' SURF Zone Forecasts and
- NOAA/NOS/NESDIS' Harmful Algal Bloom Bulletins

Forecast Disscussions:

The portal provides Web links to the following NWS public weather and marine forecast disscussions:
- Coastal Marine and Regional Weather Discussions,
- Regional Hydrometeorological Disscussions and
- Offshore Marine Weather Discussions


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