NOAA CBIBS buoys tracked the storm’s effects as it moved through the Chesapeake region September 22-24. Peak wind gusts at the buoys show Ophelia’s south-to-north progression:
First Landing: 53.4 knots (61.5 mph), 9:06 p.m., 9/22
The remnants of Hurricane Ian affected the Chesapeake Bay at the beginning of October 2022. The strong winds the system brought churned up the Bay.
Conditions this summer in Chesapeake waters may have provided a good setting for some of the Bay’s iconic species, including striped bass, blue crabs, and oysters.
As technology evolves, so does CBIBS! We are implementing changes to the equipment we use to track water-quality parameters at the buoys.
Several species that rely on Bay habitat may be enjoying a bit of a boost, thanks to this spring’s below-average to average water temperatures, occasional freshwater flow thanks to rainstorms
As water temperatures warm through the 70s and toward the 80s, summer boating season is in full swing here in the Chesapeake Bay.