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    Exclamation VA buoys added

    Someone brought this up a few days ago that there is a new buoy that gives wave/swell measurements closer to the VB coast.

    I have added this buoy (44099) as well as a new coastal weather station off of Cape Henry to the Mid Atlantic Buoy Maps. This will definitely be helpful to the VB folks, especially on those steep S/SSE swell days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swellinfo View Post
    Someone brought this up a few days ago that there is a new buoy that gives wave/swell measurements closer to the VB coast.

    I have added this buoy (44099) as well as a new coastal weather station off of Cape Henry to the Mid Atlantic Buoy Maps. This will definitely be helpful to the VB folks, especially on those steep S/SSE swell days.
    Whats up with the wind direction on 44009? It used to give you direction, now it is just speed.

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    I think the weather vane on 44009 is simply broken, its been making me mad too. Its also always bothered me that it doesn't show swell direction
    Last edited by epidemicepic; Oct 7, 2008 at 10:40 PM.

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    i switched the wind station for ocean city, md to the indian river inlet station since 44009 is broken.

    44009 does show swell direction.

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    Yay for updated technology reinforcing the fact that the waves on the mid-atlantic are few and far between!

    Feeling a little cynical at the moment, I am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swellinfo View Post

    44009 does show swell direction.
    since when ? and how to find it ? ive never seen it listed on the noaa site for the station.
    Last edited by epidemicepic; Oct 8, 2008 at 03:05 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by epidemicepic View Post
    since when ? and how to find it ? ive never seen it listed on the noaa site for the station.
    Ooops, my bad, I was reading that as 44009 shows swell heights. You are correct, 44009 does not show swell direction. This requires a different type of measurement and is not on all of the NDBC buoys.