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    Water Temp Data?

    Micah: Are the water temps getting pulled off the buoys? Just curious, because one week ago, it was reading 56 on Hilton Head and today its saying it up to 65. Thats a pretty huge jump... Im thinking its still on or around 60.

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    Zach,

    The shift you noticed was that the ocean temps were not getting updated properly for a period of time.
    However, I agree that 65 looks to high for today. Since, there are really no close by nearshore ocean buoys, the data is taken from a satellite data set that is captured 1-2 days ago. My guess is that there is a lot of variation in the temps from day to day in your area this time of year due to gulf stream shifting.

    I could switch the source of the ocean temp data to buoy 41008, but that is a little ways offshore, and will create its own problems.

    My suggestion for you is to look at the surrounding buoy data (station data map) to get a clearer picture of what is going on "right now".

    Hope that helps,

    Quote Originally Posted by zach619 View Post
    Micah: Are the water temps getting pulled off the buoys? Just curious, because one week ago, it was reading 56 on Hilton Head and today its saying it up to 65. Thats a pretty huge jump... Im thinking its still on or around 60.
    Last edited by Swellinfo; Mar 28, 2013 at 02:47 PM.

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    Thanks... I usually look at about 4 different buoys to pull data from... Like you said, unfortunately, there isnt a nearshore buoy right off the island, so the swells and temp are pretty hard to judge for down here... Its a bit easier to pinpoint charleston or down by Tybee...

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    is the water temp really 60 in buxton nc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by catmaster2 View Post
    is the water temp really 60 in buxton nc?

    Not even if you click your red heels 3 times and wish for it................

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    Quote Originally Posted by wave1rider65 View Post
    Not even if you click your red heels 3 times and wish for it................
    LMAO!

    w/ no disrespect intended to micha whatsoever, he does a fantastic job w/ this site, i find this site to be far more accurate in regards to near-shore water temps: http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/dsdt/cwtg/all.html.

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    So, 55 degrees sounds a little more on target for Folly Beach, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swellinfo View Post
    So, 55 degrees sounds a little more on target for Folly Beach, eh?
    Yes, much much better. I believe exact water temp on folly is 57F, so 2 degrees off is pretty good. Thanks for fixing it!

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    This satellite data makes it look more like low 50s near the beach. Obviously way warmer than that out in the gulf stream offshore.


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    wow. its still like 43 here in VB. gonna be in wetsuits till late may early june unless it starts really warming up around here