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Annapolis - AN

Near Annapolis, MD

Geolocation is 38.9631, -76.4475

Data in red are more than 12 hours old.
Parameter Group Sort Value Unit Date Graphs
LatitudePosition538.96356Degrees2020-11-23 14:00 EST1 7 30
LongitudePosition5-76.44652Degrees2020-11-23 14:00 EST1 7 30
Wave Direction (From)Waves3323Deg. Mag.2020-11-23 14:00 EST1 7 30
Significant Wave HeightWaves31.25ft2020-11-23 14:00 EST1 7 30
Mean Wave PeriodWaves32.0s2020-11-23 14:00 EST1 7 30
Water SalinityWaterQuality213.3PSU2020-11-23 14:00 EST1 7 30
Water TemperatureWaterQuality253.7F2020-11-23 14:00 EST1 7 30
TurbidityWaterQuality24NTU2020-11-23 14:00 EST1 7 30
Wind DirectionMeteorological1317Deg. Mag.2020-11-23 14:00 EST1 7 30
Barometric PressureMeteorological130.2inches2020-11-23 14:00 EST1 7 30
Air TemperatureMeteorological151.6F2020-11-23 14:00 EST1 7 30
Current SpeedCurrents40.158kts2020-11-23 14:00 EST1 7 30
Current DirectionCurrents4193Deg. Mag.2020-11-23 14:00 EST1 7 30
Wind SpeedMeteorological118.8kts2020-11-23 14:00 EST1 7 30
Wind GustMeteorological121.2kts2020-11-23 14:00 EST1 7 30
Sea Nettle ProbabilityWaterQuality22%2020-11-23 14:00 EST1 7 30

"The western shore by which we sailed we found all along well watered, but very mountainous and barren, the valleys very fertile, but extreme thick of small wood so well as trees and much frequented with wolves, bears, deer, and other wild beasts." - Captain John Smith, 1608

Today, Annapolis is a major hub for recreational boating and is home to the U.S. Naval Academy. The natural harbor early settlers enjoyed that is now downtown Annapolis is evident on NOAA charts for the area.

Visit the buoy from several parks that are a short boat ride away, including Jonas Green and Sandy Point.

Be sure to check the weather forecast before you head out.

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