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    Water Temp on SI Always Wrong

    Don't know if anyone else has noticed, but the Monmouth County water temp (don't know about other areas) is almost always off. I believe it has said 40 degrees for months now even as the temp dipped into the 30's and is now mid 40's.

    As you can see here:
    http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/dsdt/cwtg/catl.html
    The water temp at Sandy Hook, in Norther Monmouth County is 45.7 degrees, and even Montauk NY is up above 40.

    Why does the SI page still state it is 40 degrees? Is something wrong on my end? Or is it a site issue?




    Also, does anyone know why AC is always colder then everywhere else? Is this actually true or is there an issue with that reading? I have noticed this all winter.
    Last edited by ThatSlyB; Mar 30, 2013 at 08:14 PM.

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    It's read off the nearest bouy, which can be 20 miles offshore

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkegLegs View Post
    It's read off the nearest bouy, which can be 20 miles offshore
    The buoy for Monmouth County is 44065, which is currently reading 44 degrees

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatSlyB View Post
    As you can see here:
    http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/dsdt/cwtg/catl.html
    The water temp at Sandy Hook, in Norther Monmouth County is 45.7 degrees, and even Montauk NY is up above 40.
    That station appears to be in the bay, not the ocean. The bays tend to warm up faster in the spring than the ocean since they are shalower. Its up to 49 now with the warm afternoon sun.


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    The offshore buoys are also reading mid 40's, as well as the station along the coast. I considered that possibility.

    Where did you get that chart from?

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    definitely some weird patterns (too high ocean temps) showing along the southeast coast on that data set.
    I'll look into it further to see if there are some alternative approaches.