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In addition to utilizing nowCOAST's jumpbar, table of contents, or map tools to navigate to your area of interest and view your desired map layers, parameters may be appended to nowCOAST's URL to create bookmarks of your desired view. Both your area of interest (referred to here as "bounding box") and your desired visible map layers can be specified in the URL string. Any layers specified as "Visible" in the URL string as well as all default nowCOAST layers (background layers, weather radar mosaic, and GOES satellite imagery) will be automatically turned on when your image loads.

In order to specify what layers you'd like to be visible, you must begin with the base URL of nowCOAST, http://nowcoast.noaa.gov/, and append to it "?VisibleLayerIDs=" followed by a comma-delimited list of layer identifiers. For example, if you wanted to view nowCOAST with Air Temperature and Wind on-map surface observations turned on by default, you would use the following URL:
http://nowcoast.noaa.gov/?VisibleLayerIDs=OBS_MET_TEMP,OBS_MET_WIND

The table below lists each of nowCOAST's data layers with their corresponding layer identifier for use in these bookmarkable URLs:

Layer Type Layer Name Layer Identifier(s)
On-Map Surface Observations Station ID OBS_MET_ID
Air Temperature OBS_MET_TEMP
Dew Point OBS_MET_DP
Wind Speed/Direction OBS_MET_WIND
Mean Sea Level Pressure OBS_MET_PRES
Visibility OBS_MET_VIS
Sea Surface Temperature OBS_MAR_SSTF
Significant Wave Height OBS_MAR_SWHFT
On-Map Imagery Weather Radar Mosaic RAS_RIDGE_NEXRAD
Cloud Imagery (GOES Visible) RAS_GOES
Cloud Imagery (GOES Infrared) RAS_GOES_I4
On-Map Analyses Surface Air Temperature RTMA_POLY_AIRTEMP,
    RTMA_RAS_AIRTEMP
Surface Wind Speed RTMA_POLY_WSPD,
    RTMA_RAS_WSPD
Surface Wind Velocity (Barb) RTMA_PT_WIND_01,
    RTMA_PT_WIND_05,
    RTMA_PT_WIND_10,
    RTMA_PT_WIND_15,
    RTMA_POLY_WIND
Surface Wind Velocity (Vector) RTMA_PT_WINDVECT_01,
    RTMA_PT_WINDVECT_05,
    RTMA_PT_WINDVECT_10,
    RTMA_PT_WINDVECT_15,
    RTMA_POLY_WINDVECT
1-hr Precipitation Accumulation RTMA_RAS_QPE_1HR
1-hr Precipitation Accumulation (Experimental) NSSL_RAS_QPE_1HR
3-hr Precipitation Accumulation (Experimental) NSSL_RAS_QPE_3HR
6-hr Precipitation Accumulation (Experimental) NSSL_RAS_QPE_6HR
12-hr Precipitation Accumulation (Experimental) NSSL_RAS_QPE_12HR
24-hr Precipitation Accumulation (Experimental) NSSL_RAS_QPE_24HR
48-hr Precipitation Accumulation (Experimental) NSSL_RAS_QPE_48HR
72-hr Precipitation Accumulation (Experimental) NSSL_RAS_QPE_72HR
Sea Surface Temperature NCEP_POLY_ANAL_RTG_SST,
    NCEP_RAS_ANAL_RTG_SST
Layer Type Layer Name Layer Identifier(s)
On-Map Hazard Advisories, Watches, Warnings Special Marine Warnings WARN_SHORT_SMW
Flash Flood Warnings WARN_SHORT_FFW
Flood Warnings WARN_SHORT_FLW
Severe Thunderstorm Warnings WARN_SHORT_SVR
Extreme Wind Warnings WARN_SHORT_EWW
Tornado Warnings WARN_SHORT_TOR
Tropical Cyclone Track Forecast NHC_TRACK_WWLIN,
    NHC_TRACK_LIN,
    NHC_TRACK_POLY,
    NHC_TRACK_PT,
    NHC_TRACK_PT_120DATE,
    NHC_TRACK_PT_72DATE,
    NHC_TRACK_PT_0NAMEDATE,
    NHC_TRACK_PT_120WLBL,
    NHC_TRACK_PT_72WLBL,
    NHC_TRACK_PT_120CAT,
    NHC_TRACK_PT_72CAT,
    NHC_TRACK_PT_MSLPLABELS
Marine Transport Caution Area ENC_CAUTION_AREA
Hyperlinks: Observations - In-Situ Stations Meteorological obs_pt_wx
Oceanographic obs_pt_oc
River obs_pt_riv
Water Quality obs_pt_wq
Hyperlinks: Observations - Remote Sensors Weather Radars obs_pt_wr
Boundary Layer Profiles obs_pt_blp
Upper Air Soundings obs_pt_rs
HF Radar Surface Currents obs_pg_hfr
Web Cameras obs_pt_wc
Hyperlinks: Predictions Astronomical Tidal pred_pt_at
Hyperlinks: Forecast Model Guidance Meteorological fcst_pt_wx
Oceanographic fcst_pt_oc
River fcst_pt_riv
Hyperlinks: Surface Forecasts Surface Weather fcst_pg_cfz
Surf Zone fcst_pg_sz
Coastal and Offshore fcst_pg_coz
High Seas fcst_pg_hsz
Harmful Algae Blooms Bulletins fcst_pg_hab
Hyperlinks: Forecast Discussions Coastal Marine and Regional Weather fcstdis_pg_wx
Regional Hydrometeorological fcstdis_pg_riv
Offshore Marine Weather fcstdis_pg_mar
Layer Type Layer Name Layer Identifiers
On-Map Nowcasts & Forecast Guidance Surface Water Currents w/Speed
- Ocean Basins (NCOM)
NCOM_RAS_SPD_OVER_NC0,
    NCOM_RAS_SPD_DETAIL_NC0

NCOM_RAS_SPD_OVER_FC12,
    NCOM_RAS_SPD_DETAIL_FC12

NCOM_RAS_SPD_OVER_FC24,
    NCOM_RAS_SPD_DETAIL_FC24

NCOM_RAS_SPD_OVER_FC36,
    NCOM_RAS_SPD_DETAIL_FC36

NCOM_RAS_SPD_OVER_FC48,
    NCOM_RAS_SPD_DETAIL_FC48

Surface Water Currents w/Sea Surface Temp
- Ocean Basins (NCOM)
NCOM_RAS_SST_OVER_NC0,
    NCOM_RAS_SST_DETAIL_NC0

NCOM_RAS_SST_OVER_FC12,
    NCOM_RAS_SST_DETAIL_FC12

NCOM_RAS_SST_OVER_FC24,
    NCOM_RAS_SST_DETAIL_FC24

NCOM_RAS_SST_OVER_FC36,
    NCOM_RAS_SST_DETAIL_FC36

NCOM_RAS_SST_OVER_FC48,
    NCOM_RAS_SST_DETAIL_FC48

Surface Water Currents w/Total Water Levels
- Ocean Basins (NCOM)
NCOM_RAS_WL_OVER_NC0,
    NCOM_RAS_WL_DETAIL_NC0

NCOM_RAS_WL_OVER_FC12,
    NCOM_RAS_WL_DETAIL_FC12

NCOM_RAS_WL_OVER_FC24,
    NCOM_RAS_WL_DETAIL_FC24

NCOM_RAS_WL_OVER_FC36,
    NCOM_RAS_WL_DETAIL_FC36

NCOM_RAS_WL_OVER_FC48,
    NCOM_RAS_WL_DETAIL_FC48

Surface Water Currents w/Speed
- Estuaries (NOS)
EOFS_RAS_SPD_NC0,
    EOFS_SPD_STATICLABELS,
    EOFS_SPD_DYNAMICLABELS_NC0,
    eofs_coverageareas

EOFS_RAS_SPD_FC6,
    EOFS_SPD_STATICLABELS,
    EOFS_SPD_DYNAMICLABELS_FC6,
    eofs_coverageareas

EOFS_RAS_SPD_FC12,
    EOFS_SPD_STATICLABELS,
    EOFS_SPD_DYNAMICLABELS_FC12,
    eofs_coverageareas

EOFS_RAS_SPD_FC18,
    EOFS_SPD_STATICLABELS,
    EOFS_SPD_DYNAMICLABELS_FC18,
    eofs_coverageareas

EOFS_RAS_SPD_FC24,
    EOFS_SPD_STATICLABELS,
    EOFS_SPD_DYNAMICLABELS_FC24,
    eofs_coverageareas

EOFS_RAS_SPD_FC30,
    EOFS_SPD_STATICLABELS,
    EOFS_SPD_DYNAMICLABELS_FC30,
    eofs_coverageareas

EOFS_RAS_SPD_FC36,
    EOFS_SPD_STATICLABELS,
    EOFS_SPD_DYNAMICLABELS_FC36,
    eofs_coverageareas

EOFS_RAS_SPD_FC42,
    EOFS_SPD_STATICLABELS,
    EOFS_SPD_DYNAMICLABELS_FC42,
    eofs_coverageareas

EOFS_RAS_SPD_FC48,
    EOFS_SPD_STATICLABELS,
    EOFS_SPD_DYNAMICLABELS_FC48,
    eofs_coverageareas

Surface Water Currents w/Sea Surface Temp
- Estuaries (NOS)
EOFS_RAS_SST_NC0,
    EOFS_SST_STATICLABELS,
    EOFS_SST_DYNAMICLABELS_NC0,
    eofs_coverageareas

EOFS_RAS_SST_FC6,
    EOFS_SST_STATICLABELS,
    EOFS_SST_DYNAMICLABELS_FC6,
    eofs_coverageareas

EOFS_RAS_SST_FC12,
    EOFS_SST_STATICLABELS,
    EOFS_SST_DYNAMICLABELS_FC12,
    eofs_coverageareas

EOFS_RAS_SST_FC18,
    EOFS_SST_STATICLABELS,
    EOFS_SST_DYNAMICLABELS_FC18,
    eofs_coverageareas

EOFS_RAS_SST_FC24,
    EOFS_SST_STATICLABELS,
    EOFS_SST_DYNAMICLABELS_FC24,
    eofs_coverageareas

EOFS_RAS_SST_FC30,
    EOFS_SST_STATICLABELS,
    EOFS_SST_DYNAMICLABELS_FC30,
    eofs_coverageareas

EOFS_RAS_SST_FC36,
    EOFS_SST_STATICLABELS,
    EOFS_SST_DYNAMICLABELS_FC36,
    eofs_coverageareas

EOFS_RAS_SST_FC42,
    EOFS_SST_STATICLABELS,
    EOFS_SST_DYNAMICLABELS_FC42,
    eofs_coverageareas

EOFS_RAS_SST_FC48,
    EOFS_SST_STATICLABELS,
    EOFS_SST_DYNAMICLABELS_FC48,
    eofs_coverageareas

Surface Water Currents w/Total Water Levels
- Estuaries (NOS)
EOFS_RAS_WL_NC0,
    EOFS_WL_STATICLABELS,
    EOFS_WL_DYNAMICLABELS_NC0,
    eofs_coverageareas

EOFS_RAS_WL_FC6,
    EOFS_WL_STATICLABELS,
    EOFS_WL_DYNAMICLABELS_FC6,
    eofs_coverageareas

EOFS_RAS_WL_FC12,
    EOFS_WL_STATICLABELS,
    EOFS_WL_DYNAMICLABELS_FC12,
    eofs_coverageareas

EOFS_RAS_WL_FC18,
    EOFS_WL_STATICLABELS,
    EOFS_WL_DYNAMICLABELS_FC18,
    eofs_coverageareas

EOFS_RAS_WL_FC24,
    EOFS_WL_STATICLABELS,
    EOFS_WL_DYNAMICLABELS_FC24,
    eofs_coverageareas

EOFS_RAS_WL_FC30,
    EOFS_WL_STATICLABELS,
    EOFS_WL_DYNAMICLABELS_FC30,
    eofs_coverageareas

EOFS_RAS_WL_FC36,
    EOFS_WL_STATICLABELS,
    EOFS_WL_DYNAMICLABELS_FC36,
    eofs_coverageareas

EOFS_RAS_WL_FC42,
    EOFS_WL_STATICLABELS,
    EOFS_WL_DYNAMICLABELS_FC42,
    eofs_coverageareas

EOFS_RAS_WL_FC48,
    EOFS_WL_STATICLABELS,
    EOFS_WL_DYNAMICLABELS_FC48,
    eofs_coverageareas

Surface Water Currents w/Speed
- Great Lakes (NOS)
GLOFS_RAS_SPD_NC0,
    GLOFS_SPD_STATICLABELS,
    GLOFS_SPD_DYNAMICLABELS_NC0,
    glofs_coverageareas

GLOFS_RAS_SPD_FC6,
    GLOFS_SPD_STATICLABELS,
    GLOFS_SPD_DYNAMICLABELS_FC6,
    glofs_coverageareas

GLOFS_RAS_SPD_FC12,
    GLOFS_SPD_STATICLABELS,
    GLOFS_SPD_DYNAMICLABELS_FC12,
    glofs_coverageareas

GLOFS_RAS_SPD_FC18,
    GLOFS_SPD_STATICLABELS,
    GLOFS_SPD_DYNAMICLABELS_FC18,
    glofs_coverageareas

GLOFS_RAS_SPD_FC24,
    GLOFS_SPD_STATICLABELS,
    GLOFS_SPD_DYNAMICLABELS_FC24,
    glofs_coverageareas

GLOFS_RAS_SPD_FC30,
    GLOFS_SPD_STATICLABELS,
    GLOFS_SPD_DYNAMICLABELS_FC30,
    glofs_coverageareas

GLOFS_RAS_SPD_FC36,
    GLOFS_SPD_STATICLABELS,
    GLOFS_SPD_DYNAMICLABELS_FC36,
    glofs_coverageareas

GLOFS_RAS_SPD_FC42,
    GLOFS_SPD_STATICLABELS,
    GLOFS_SPD_DYNAMICLABELS_FC42,
    glofs_coverageareas

GLOFS_RAS_SPD_FC48,
    GLOFS_SPD_STATICLABELS,
    GLOFS_SPD_DYNAMICLABELS_FC48,
    glofs_coverageareas

Surface Water Currents w/Sea Surface Temp
- Great Lakes (NOS)
GLOFS_RAS_SST_NC0,
    GLOFS_SST_STATICLABELS,
    GLOFS_SST_DYNAMICLABELS_NC0,
    glofs_coverageareas

GLOFS_RAS_SST_FC6,
    GLOFS_SST_STATICLABELS,
    GLOFS_SST_DYNAMICLABELS_FC6,
    glofs_coverageareas

GLOFS_RAS_SST_FC12,
    GLOFS_SST_STATICLABELS,
    GLOFS_SST_DYNAMICLABELS_FC12,
    glofs_coverageareas

GLOFS_RAS_SST_FC18,
    GLOFS_SST_STATICLABELS,
    GLOFS_SST_DYNAMICLABELS_FC18,
    glofs_coverageareas

GLOFS_RAS_SST_FC24,
    GLOFS_SST_STATICLABELS,
    GLOFS_SST_DYNAMICLABELS_FC24,
    glofs_coverageareas

GLOFS_RAS_SST_FC30,
    GLOFS_SST_STATICLABELS,
    GLOFS_SST_DYNAMICLABELS_FC30,
    glofs_coverageareas

GLOFS_RAS_SST_FC36,
    GLOFS_SST_STATICLABELS,
    GLOFS_SST_DYNAMICLABELS_FC36,
    glofs_coverageareas

GLOFS_RAS_SST_FC42,
    GLOFS_SST_STATICLABELS,
    GLOFS_SST_DYNAMICLABELS_FC42,
    glofs_coverageareas

GLOFS_RAS_SST_FC48,
    GLOFS_SST_STATICLABELS,
    GLOFS_SST_DYNAMICLABELS_FC48,
    glofs_coverageareas

Surface Water Currents w/Total Water Levels
- Great Lakes (NOS)
GLOFS_RAS_WL_NC0,
    GLOFS_WL_STATICLABELS,
    GLOFS_WL_DYNAMICLABELS_NC0,
    glofs_coverageareas

GLOFS_RAS_WL_FC6,
    GLOFS_WL_STATICLABELS,
    GLOFS_WL_DYNAMICLABELS_FC6,
    glofs_coverageareas

GLOFS_RAS_WL_FC12,
    GLOFS_WL_STATICLABELS,
    GLOFS_WL_DYNAMICLABELS_FC12,
    glofs_coverageareas

GLOFS_RAS_WL_FC18,
    GLOFS_WL_STATICLABELS,
    GLOFS_WL_DYNAMICLABELS_FC18,
    glofs_coverageareas

GLOFS_RAS_WL_FC24,
    GLOFS_WL_STATICLABELS,
    GLOFS_WL_DYNAMICLABELS_FC24,
    glofs_coverageareas

GLOFS_RAS_WL_FC30,
    GLOFS_WL_STATICLABELS,
    GLOFS_WL_DYNAMICLABELS_FC30,
    glofs_coverageareas

GLOFS_RAS_WL_FC36,
    GLOFS_WL_STATICLABELS,
    GLOFS_WL_DYNAMICLABELS_FC36,
    glofs_coverageareas

GLOFS_RAS_WL_FC42,
    GLOFS_WL_STATICLABELS,
    GLOFS_WL_DYNAMICLABELS_FC42,
    glofs_coverageareas

GLOFS_RAS_WL_FC48,
    GLOFS_WL_STATICLABELS,
    GLOFS_WL_DYNAMICLABELS_FC48,
    glofs_coverageareas

Layer Type Layer Name Layer Identifiers
On-Map Gridded Forecasts Maximum Air Temperature NDFD_RAS_MAXT_0_00,NDFD_POLY_MAXT_0_00
NDFD_RAS_MAXT_1_00,NDFD_POLY_MAXT_1_00
NDFD_RAS_MAXT_2_00,NDFD_POLY_MAXT_2_00
NDFD_RAS_MAXT_3_00,NDFD_POLY_MAXT_3_00
Minimum Air Temperature NDFD_RAS_MINT_0_00,NDFD_POLY_MINT_0_00
NDFD_RAS_MINT_1_00,NDFD_POLY_MINT_1_00
NDFD_RAS_MINT_2_00,NDFD_POLY_MINT_2_00
NDFD_RAS_MINT_3_00,NDFD_POLY_MINT_3_00
Relative Humidity NDFD_RAS_RHM_0_00,NDFD_POLY_RHM_0_00
NDFD_RAS_RHM_0_06,NDFD_POLY_RHM_0_06
NDFD_RAS_RHM_0_12,NDFD_POLY_RHM_0_12
NDFD_RAS_RHM_0_18,NDFD_POLY_RHM_0_18
NDFD_RAS_RHM_1_00,NDFD_POLY_RHM_1_00
NDFD_RAS_RHM_1_06,NDFD_POLY_RHM_1_06
NDFD_RAS_RHM_1_12,NDFD_POLY_RHM_1_12
NDFD_RAS_RHM_1_18,NDFD_POLY_RHM_1_18
NDFD_RAS_RHM_2_00,NDFD_POLY_RHM_2_00
NDFD_RAS_RHM_2_06,NDFD_POLY_RHM_2_06
NDFD_RAS_RHM_2_12,NDFD_POLY_RHM_2_12
NDFD_RAS_RHM_2_18,NDFD_POLY_RHM_2_18
NDFD_RAS_RHM_3_00,NDFD_POLY_RHM_3_00
Surface Wind Speed NDFD_RAS_WSPD_0_00,NDFD_POLY_WSPD_0_00
NDFD_RAS_WSPD_0_06,NDFD_POLY_WSPD_0_06
NDFD_RAS_WSPD_0_12,NDFD_POLY_WSPD_0_12
NDFD_RAS_WSPD_0_18,NDFD_POLY_WSPD_0_18
NDFD_RAS_WSPD_1_00,NDFD_POLY_WSPD_1_00
NDFD_RAS_WSPD_1_06,NDFD_POLY_WSPD_1_06
NDFD_RAS_WSPD_1_12,NDFD_POLY_WSPD_1_12
NDFD_RAS_WSPD_1_18,NDFD_POLY_WSPD_1_18
NDFD_RAS_WSPD_2_00,NDFD_POLY_WSPD_2_00
NDFD_RAS_WSPD_2_06,NDFD_POLY_WSPD_2_06
NDFD_RAS_WSPD_2_12,NDFD_POLY_WSPD_2_12
NDFD_RAS_WSPD_2_18,NDFD_POLY_WSPD_2_18
NDFD_RAS_WSPD_3_00,NDFD_POLY_WSPD_3_00
Surface Wind Gust NDFD_RAS_WGUST_0_00,NDFD_POLY_WGUST_0_00
NDFD_RAS_WGUST_0_06,NDFD_POLY_WGUST_0_06
NDFD_RAS_WGUST_0_12,NDFD_POLY_WGUST_0_12
NDFD_RAS_WGUST_0_18,NDFD_POLY_WGUST_0_18
NDFD_RAS_WGUST_1_00,NDFD_POLY_WGUST_1_00
NDFD_RAS_WGUST_1_06,NDFD_POLY_WGUST_1_06
NDFD_RAS_WGUST_1_12,NDFD_POLY_WGUST_1_12
NDFD_RAS_WGUST_1_18,NDFD_POLY_WGUST_1_18
NDFD_RAS_WGUST_2_00,NDFD_POLY_WGUST_2_00
Surface Wind Velocity (Barb) NDFD_PT_WIND_0_00_G01,NDFD_PT_WIND_0_00_G05,
    NDFD_PT_WIND_0_00_G10,NDFD_PT_WIND_0_00_G15,
    NDFD_POLY_WIND_0_00

NDFD_PT_WIND_0_06_G01,NDFD_PT_WIND_0_06_G05,
    NDFD_PT_WIND_0_06_G10,NDFD_PT_WIND_0_06_G15,
    NDFD_POLY_WIND_0_06

NDFD_PT_WIND_0_12_G01,NDFD_PT_WIND_0_12_G05,
    NDFD_PT_WIND_0_12_G10,NDFD_PT_WIND_0_12_G15,
    NDFD_POLY_WIND_0_12

NDFD_PT_WIND_0_18_G01,NDFD_PT_WIND_0_18_G05,
    NDFD_PT_WIND_0_18_G10,NDFD_PT_WIND_0_18_G15,
    NDFD_POLY_WIND_0_18

NDFD_PT_WIND_1_00_G01,NDFD_PT_WIND_1_00_G05,
    NDFD_PT_WIND_1_00_G10,NDFD_PT_WIND_1_00_G15,
    NDFD_POLY_WIND_1_00

NDFD_PT_WIND_1_06_G01,NDFD_PT_WIND_1_06_G05,
    NDFD_PT_WIND_1_06_G10,NDFD_PT_WIND_1_06_G15,
    NDFD_POLY_WIND_1_06

NDFD_PT_WIND_1_12_G01,NDFD_PT_WIND_1_12_G05,
    NDFD_PT_WIND_1_12_G10,NDFD_PT_WIND_1_12_G15,
    NDFD_POLY_WIND_1_12

NDFD_PT_WIND_1_18_G01,NDFD_PT_WIND_1_18_G05,
    NDFD_PT_WIND_1_18_G10,NDFD_PT_WIND_1_18_G15,
    NDFD_POLY_WIND_1_18

NDFD_PT_WIND_2_00_G01,NDFD_PT_WIND_2_00_G05,
    NDFD_PT_WIND_2_00_G10,NDFD_PT_WIND_2_00_G15,
    NDFD_POLY_WIND_2_00

NDFD_PT_WIND_2_06_G01,NDFD_PT_WIND_2_06_G05,
    NDFD_PT_WIND_2_06_G10,NDFD_PT_WIND_2_06_G15,
    NDFD_POLY_WIND_2_06

NDFD_PT_WIND_2_12_G01,NDFD_PT_WIND_2_12_G05,
    NDFD_PT_WIND_2_12_G10,NDFD_PT_WIND_2_12_G15,
    NDFD_POLY_WIND_2_12

NDFD_PT_WIND_2_18_G01,NDFD_PT_WIND_2_18_G05,
    NDFD_PT_WIND_2_18_G10,NDFD_PT_WIND_2_18_G15,
    NDFD_POLY_WIND_2_18

NDFD_PT_WIND_3_00_G01,NDFD_PT_WIND_3_00_G05,
    NDFD_PT_WIND_3_00_G10,NDFD_PT_WIND_3_00_G15,
    NDFD_POLY_WIND_3_00
Surface Wind Velocity (Vector) NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_0_00_G01,NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_0_00_G05,
    NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_0_00_G10,NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_0_00_G15,
    NDFD_POLY_WINDVECT_0_00

NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_0_06_G01,NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_0_06_G05,
    NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_0_06_G10,NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_0_06_G15,
    NDFD_POLY_WINDVECT_0_06

NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_0_12_G01,NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_0_12_G05,
    NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_0_12_G10,NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_0_12_G15,
    NDFD_POLY_WINDVECT_0_12

NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_0_18_G01,NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_0_18_G05,
    NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_0_18_G10,NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_0_18_G15,
    NDFD_POLY_WINDVECT_0_18

NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_1_00_G01,NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_1_00_G05,
    NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_1_00_G10,NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_1_00_G15,
    NDFD_POLY_WINDVECT_1_00

NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_1_06_G01,NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_1_06_G05,
    NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_1_06_G10,NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_1_06_G15,
    NDFD_POLY_WINDVECT_1_06

NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_1_12_G01,NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_1_12_G05,
    NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_1_12_G10,NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_1_12_G15,
    NDFD_POLY_WINDVECT_1_12

NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_1_18_G01,NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_1_18_G05,
    NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_1_18_G10,NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_1_18_G15,
    NDFD_POLY_WINDVECT_1_18

NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_2_00_G01,NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_2_00_G05,
    NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_2_00_G10,NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_2_00_G15,
    NDFD_POLY_WINDVECT_2_00

NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_2_06_G01,NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_2_06_G05,
    NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_2_06_G10,NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_2_06_G15,
    NDFD_POLY_WINDVECT_2_06

NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_2_12_G01,NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_2_12_G05,
    NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_2_12_G10,NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_2_12_G15,
    NDFD_POLY_WINDVECT_2_12

NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_2_18_G01,NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_2_18_G05,
    NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_2_18_G10,NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_2_18_G15,
    NDFD_POLY_WINDVECT_2_18

NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_3_00_G01,NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_3_00_G05,
    NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_3_00_G10,NDFD_PT_WINDVECT_3_00_G15,
    NDFD_POLY_WINDVECT_3_00
Significant Wave Height NDFD_RAS_WAVEH_0_00,NDFD_POLY_WAVEH_0_00
NDFD_RAS_WAVEH_0_12,NDFD_POLY_WAVEH_0_12
NDFD_RAS_WAVEH_1_00,NDFD_POLY_WAVEH_1_00
NDFD_RAS_WAVEH_1_12,NDFD_POLY_WAVEH_1_12
NDFD_RAS_WAVEH_2_00,NDFD_POLY_WAVEH_2_00
NDFD_RAS_WAVEH_2_12,NDFD_POLY_WAVEH_2_12
NDFD_RAS_WAVEH_3_00,NDFD_POLY_WAVEH_3_00
Quantitative Precipitation Forecast NDFD_RAS_QPF_0_00,NDFD_POLY_QPF_0_00
NDFD_RAS_QPF_0_06,NDFD_POLY_QPF_0_06
NDFD_RAS_QPF_0_12,NDFD_POLY_QPF_0_12
NDFD_RAS_QPF_0_18,NDFD_POLY_QPF_0_18
NDFD_RAS_QPF_1_00,NDFD_POLY_QPF_1_00
NDFD_RAS_QPF_1_06,NDFD_POLY_QPF_1_06
NDFD_RAS_QPF_1_12,NDFD_POLY_QPF_1_12
NDFD_RAS_QPF_1_18,NDFD_POLY_QPF_1_18
NDFD_RAS_QPF_2_00,NDFD_POLY_QPF_2_00
In addition to specifying your desired visible layers in the URL, you can also specify your area of interest using latitudinal & longitudinal values. The values specified in the URL must be in decimal degrees and must follow the form of: http://nowcoast.noaa.gov/?BOX=MinX:MinY:MaxX:Maxy, where MinX and MaxX are the minimum and maximum longitudinal extents, respectively, and MinY and MaxY are the minimum and maximum latitudinal extents. For example, the URL for a view of the continental U.S. is: http://nowcoast.noaa.gov/?BOX=-128.3:21.4:-63.9:54.5. Additionally, you can combine both of the techniques covered on this page to obtain a bookmarkable view of your area of interest with your desired visible map layers turned on by default. This is done by combining the two strings with an '&' symbol. For example, if you wanted to bookmark a view of the Great Lakes with the Air Temperature and Wind surface observations turned on, you would use the following URL: http://nowcoast.noaa.gov/?BOX=-92.77:40.67:-74.62:49.99&VisibleLayerIDs=OBS_MET_TEMP,OBS_MET_WIND.

Below is a list of list of links to nowCOAST for specific coastal regions throughout the U.S. These links, as well as those described above, are "bookmarkable," meaning that if you would like to set a browser bookmark to any of these links, whenever that bookmark is used the nowCOAST viewer will open directly to the area specified. This list consists of the same geographic regions that are found in the "Location" pulldown menu in the nowCOAST viewer.



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