The CBIBS team is working to get more buoys back out on the water.
Sunsets are coming noticeably earlier these days around the Chesapeake, and fall—both meteorological (September 1) and astronomical (September) —is not far off.
Late spring and early summer usually bring delightful weather to the Chesapeake Bay--warming temperatures and pleasant breezes, and the water temperature is still refreshing.
Much of the 2019-20 winter was warmer than average. That translates into water temperatures running a few degrees higher than average for the winter, too.
As of late April, six CBIBS buoys are in the water, reporting conditions from the Chesapeake Bay.
The days are growing longer, boaters and sailors are dreaming about getting back on the water, and the CBIBS team is preparing to redeploy buoys that were pulled from the
The Gooses Reef CBIBS buoy has, for the time being, stopped reporting data.
As winter--and cold air and water temperatures--fast approaches, the CBIBS team is making moves to keep buoys safe from potential ice damage. The Jamestown buoy will be pulled during the week of December 9; the Annapolis buoy the week of December 16.
Fall can be a delightful time on the Chesapeake. The water is still fairly warm, and fish are on the move, making for some enjoyable angling.
As we head into the fall, there’s still lots of on-the-water time left to enjoy on the Bay and its tributaries as the air and water cool.