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Near Baltimore, MD NOTE: BUOY OFFLINE; AWAITING PARTS AND TESTING OF NEW BUOY DESIGN

Geolocation is 39.15191, -76.39115

Data in red are more than 12 hours old.
Parameter Group Sort Value Unit Date Graphs
Barometric PressureMeteorological130.4inches2017-12-04 08:20 EST1 7 30
Air TemperatureMeteorological142.3F2017-12-04 08:20 EST1 7 30
Chlorophyll AWaterQuality211.50ug/L2017-12-04 08:00 EST1 7 30
Significant Wave HeightWaves30.13ft2017-12-04 08:00 EST1 7 30
Wave Direction (From)Waves382Deg. Mag.2017-12-04 08:00 EST1 7 30
TurbidityWaterQuality23NTU2017-12-04 08:00 EST1 7 30
Water TemperatureWaterQuality248.0F2017-12-04 08:00 EST1 7 30
Wind GustMeteorological14.1kts2017-12-04 08:20 EST1 7 30
Wind SpeedMeteorological13.1kts2017-12-04 08:20 EST1 7 30
Sea Nettle ProbabilityWaterQuality20%2017-12-04 08:00 EST1 7 30
Wind DirectionMeteorological112Deg. Mag.2017-12-04 08:20 EST1 7 30
Mean Wave PeriodWaves32.5s2017-12-04 08:00 EST1 7 30
Water SalinityWaterQuality28.2PSU2017-12-04 08:00 EST1 7 30
Dissolved OxygenWaterQuality211.01mg/L2017-12-04 08:00 EST1 7 30
Current DirectionCurrents459Deg. Mag.2017-12-04 08:00 EST1 7 30
Current SpeedCurrents40.512kts2017-12-04 08:00 EST1 7 30

"We passed many shallow creekes, but the first we found Navigable for a ship, we called Bolus (Patapsco), for that the clay in many places under the clifts by the high water marke, did grow up in red and white knots as gum out of trees." - Captain John Smith, 1608

Today ships are a common sight on the Patapsco River, which is home to one of the top ports in the world, the Baltimore Harbor. The shipping channels for this busy port are clearly visible on NOAA charts for the area.

Visit the buoy from Fort Smallwood.

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

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