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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 Value Unit Date Graphs
Barometric Pressure30.4inches2017-12-04 08:20 EST1 7 30
Air Temperature42.3F2017-12-04 08:20 EST1 7 30
Chlorophyll A11.50ug/L2017-12-04 08:00 EST1 7 30
Dissolved Oxygen11.01mg/L2017-12-04 08:00 EST1 7 30
Current Direction59Deg. Mag.2017-12-04 08:00 EST1 7 30
Current Speed0.512kts2017-12-04 08:00 EST1 7 30
Latitude39.15195Degrees2017-12-04 08:20 EST1 7 30
Longitude-76.39107Degrees2017-12-04 08:20 EST1 7 30
Wave Direction (From)82Deg. Mag.2017-12-04 08:00 EST1 7 30
Significant Wave Height0.13ft2017-12-04 08:00 EST1 7 30
Mean Wave Period2.5s2017-12-04 08:00 EST1 7 30
Water Salinity8.2PSU2017-12-04 08:00 EST1 7 30
Water Temperature48.0F2017-12-04 08:00 EST1 7 30
Sea Nettle Probability0%2017-12-04 08:00 EST1 7 30
Turbidity3NTU2017-12-04 08:00 EST1 7 30
Wind Direction12Deg. Mag.2017-12-04 08:20 EST1 7 30
Wind Speed3.1kts2017-12-04 08:20 EST1 7 30
Wind Gust4.1kts2017-12-04 08:20 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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