Quote Originally Posted by Swellinfo View Post
The buxton water temp being reported is from buoy 41025. This is a little bit off the coast and is greatly influenced by the gulf stream.

The water here dropped from 69 to 55 in the last 24 hours on 41025:
http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=41025

Its definitely not always representative of the water at the beach, but there is no closer observation near there.

I would say sometimes the water along the southern OBX could be warmer that Wrightsville area, because of the gulf stream really goes close to the Cape there.
Interesting.

Wish I could move the gulf stream up a few hundred miles and lay it down in the deleware bay. Then Jersey can get the cold water and OC MD can be the new Southern NC. Sweet. Global Warming For Life!