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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by rodndtube View Post
    No rocket science here. It is cold. South of Cape Point is warmer. FL is warm. The tropics are very warm. One could also develop an algorithm that would come close to predicting the water temp for OC/Md.

    How far off is the Station LWSD1 - 8557380 - Lewes, DE buoy on water temps? It usually seems close for 9 months of the year.
    Why forecast when we have the data on hand?

    LWSD1 Is just about on the money there is really no spike in temps with that station its pretty true.

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    Why doesn't everyone just suck it up and stop worrying about ways to figure out the temperature. If you knew how cold it was the last time you went out then use your brain to figure out how much it has warmed up about since last time. If it was only 44 degrees last time you went out, and that was only a week ago its impossible for it to be 50 degrees this time.

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    What I try to do is look at both Swellinfo, and the nodc website, and compare. Like for Cape May Swellinfo has 50, but nodc has 54. I am pretty skeptic of the 54, but with this mild weather we have been having this Spring which is the nicest in years I wouldn't be surprised if the water was a little bit more milder. For Cape May I would guess somewhere between 48, and 50. Haven't been there since last week, but it was definitely upper 40s, and almost time to lose the gloves. Sandy Hooks got 55.8, and I can't believe that.

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    yeah what eatswell said

    i use nodc site and its saying sandy hook is 57 now, with this nice little heat wave were having i think the water did get warmer but not 57 more like 48-50

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodndtube View Post
    No rocket science here. It is cold. South of Cape Point is warmer. FL is warm. The tropics are very warm. One could also develop an algorithm that would come close to predicting the water temp for OC/Md.

    How far off is the Station LWSD1 - 8557380 - Lewes, DE buoy on water temps? It usually seems close for 9 months of the year.
    Yeah Rod, the Lewes station is fine except for Nov - Jan when the frigid NW winds blow icy surface water down the bay and cause that station to be about 5 degrees colder than the ocean.

    With regard to the OC inlet station, i dont think you need a complicated algorithm, just look at what the station is reading during the incoming tide and your probably getting reasonable ocean temps, disregard it during the outgoing...

    When it read 59.9 at 10 p.m. last night, ignore
    When it read 51.6 at 6 a.m. this morning, use

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    I was in the water for like 30-40 min. yesterday no wetsuit. It was nice.

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    guys... you are right, the water temp for the Ocean City page is currently be read from the buoy station right inside the inlet there, and this can often be too warm depending on the currents.

    I went ahead and switched Ocean City to read from Buoy 44009. This is 20 miles off the coast, but might have less discrepancies.

    For those who want to get the most information, what I suggest, is to click on the buoy data map, and check out all of the nearshore buoys. There is:

    LWSD1 - right inside the Del Bay in Lewes.
    44009 - 20 miles off of Fenwick Island
    OCIM2 - right inside the ocean city inlet.

    By looking at all of the data, you will get the clearest picture. And, you will then see how the different currents will influence each station and the water temp at the beach where your surfing.

    Obviously the best way to get ocean temp is to go to the beach and measure, but that is just not realistic for this site to get all of that data for every location.

    I hope that helps!

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