UNSOLVED Missing weather stations/buoys along the SC coast
awgiles3 last edited by Marienka
Under reported wind and reported temperature, there were weather stations/weather buoys along the South Carolina coast that no longer show up. The station ID#'s are 41033, 41029, 41004, 41024. There seem to be others missing as well. I can still view their data on the National Data Buoy Center, just curious why these were removed as they are very helpful?
I see I can still search the ID numbers and get the forecasts based on the different models but again I'm unable to view the actual data being reported nor does it show up on the map.
Thank you in advance.
Yes almost all buoys in the Atlantic have disappeared, but not in the Pacific and Indian Ocean. I think this is due to some cleaning and fixing as several wrong position of weather buoys have been reported.
Hope all weather buoys in the Atlantic will be back soon.
Thanks, I noticed some other threads about out of place buoys showing up inland in some areas. I hope this doesn't fall on the way side.
Guessing this is low on the priority list?
Radek M last edited by
Hello @awgiles3, we know about this and we're working on it.
Not sure who to thank but thank you Windy for fixing the buoy issues off the coast of SC!
If you use the data base of the NDBC, ships and buoys are clearly identified:
There are few ships reporting weather data, like this small one. :)
Hi @idefix37, there are multiple sources we use for buoys and ships, mostly those available at NOAA ftp. Taking a look at your example, one report can be found here https://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/DF.an/DC.sfmar/DS.ships/sn.0155.txt where the station is clearly identified as a ship (plus I cannot see id 41040 being reported anywhere else).
Aaccording to manual on codes buoys are identified as ZZYY, ships as BBXX.
Can you please comment on that, is there anything I am missing? or can you provide alternate data source where this buoy is properly identified?
Hi @kekert , sorry I’m not able to provide directly raw data base of weather buoys and ships. I use the NOAA/NDBC website to get detailed informations of stations at sea:
It gives full information on buoys and ships observations, but not directly as raw data. However via the search box, you can find several data bases like the one you have shown above. And this document that you may be know:
In the Atlantic most of Stations are buoys, and specially those identified by 5 digits as 41xxx or 44xxx. They are not ships for sure.
I'm on the Nova Scotia coast in Canada. I'm pleased that the buoys are in the observations here, but as reported elsewhere they are labeled (ship) but I can easily identify them by number.
If possible in the future with buoys I think it would be very useful to show the wave data to compare with WW3 and the Euro models. In particular; Significant & Max Wave Height, and Dominant Period.
There are a few sources for data around here;
The Environment Canada
A separate set of University buoys
Keep up the great work, and thanks so much.