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Vaca Key, FL - Station ID: 8723970

Established:Dec 4 1970
Time Meridian:75° W
Present Installation:Nov 5 1994
Date Removed:N/A
Water Level Max (ref MHHW): 5.80 ft. (10/24/2005)
Water Level Min (ref MLLW): -1.05 ft. (02/04/1971)
Mean Range: 0.72 ft.
Diurnal Range: 0.97 ft.
Latitude24° 42.7' N
Longitude81° 6.3' W
NOAA Chart#:11453
Met Site Elevation:9.6 ft. above MSL
Today's Tides (LST/LDT)
graphical depiction of low tide
6:30 PM
12:24 AMhigh0.5 ft.
2:41 AMlow0.4 ft.
8:59 AMhigh0.9 ft.
6:30 PMlow0.1 ft.

Sensor Information

SensorSensor IDDCP#Sensor HeightStatus
Water LevelA11N/A Enabled
WindsC1121.3 ft. above site elevation Enabled
Air TempD115.6 ft. above site elevation Enabled
Water TempE114.9 ft. below MLLW Enabled
Air PressureF1114.3 ft. above MSL Enabled
For questions about disabled sensors, please contact CO-OPS User Services.


How to reach: To reach the tidal bench marks from the Post Office in Marathon, go WSW on U.S. Highway 1 for 2.9 km (1.8 mi) to the U.S. Coast Guard Station Marathon. The bench marks are in the area of the Coast Guard Station, Faro Blanco Resort, and nearby Buccaneer Resort. The tide gage and staff are on a platform at the NW corner of the Coast Guard boat basin.

Products available at 8723970 Vaca Key, FL

Revised: 10/15/2013
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Web site owner: Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services