Water Temp on SI Always Wrong

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by ThatSlyB, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. ThatSlyB

    ThatSlyB Well-Known Member

    Aug 20, 2012
    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:
    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: Mar 30, 2013
  2. SkegLegs

    SkegLegs Well-Known Member

    Feb 8, 2009
    It's read off the nearest bouy, which can be 20 miles offshore

  3. ThatSlyB

    ThatSlyB Well-Known Member

    Aug 20, 2012
    The buoy for Monmouth County is 44065, which is currently reading 44 degrees
  4. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    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.

  5. ThatSlyB

    ThatSlyB Well-Known Member

    Aug 20, 2012
    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?
  6. Swellinfo

    Swellinfo Administrator

    May 19, 2006
    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.