Buoy report is wrong or the reported location is wrong



  • In Tampa Bay, Florida USA Windy is showing a buoy, WTER, in the gulf, west of Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key that consistently shows much higher wind speeds than other local offshore buoys. I suspect that the GPS location is incorrect and that the buoy is actually located somewhere else.

    Below I've tried to upload a captured image with the suspect buoy highlighted via a red circle.
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    Regards
    Likisaurus


  • Sailor

    @likisaurus
    You are probably right. The identification of this so-called buoy is "WTER". This identification is the same as the "call sign" of a NOAA's ship whose name is Nancy Foster. This ship is currently is moored in the South of Porto Rico.

    0_1530815397231_image.jpeg

    The conditions of wind reported by this buoy are similar to those you can observe in South of Porto Rico.
    So the position of this so-called buoy is wrong.



  • @idefix37
    "Nancy Foster" track
    0_1530860413139_75579bbf-c762-47c5-a3fa-a00956a9fd5e-εικόνα.png



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