Coastal & Great Lakes Conditions Forecast

Effective on May 20, 2020 beginning at 18z Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), two major changes for NOS OFS datasets on THREDDS will be implemented. Please see the Service Change Notice for details

1. Retention period change - Only the most recent 31 days of OFS output files will be available on CO-OPS THREDDS.

2. File structure changes - To improve THREDDS performance related to file access and data aggregation

NOAA provides forecast guidance of oceanographic information to help mariners safely navigate their local waters. This national network of hydrodynamic models provides users with operational nowcast and forecast guidance (out to 48 hours) on parameters such as water levels, water temperature, salinity, and currents. These forecast systems are implemented in critical ports, harbors, estuaries, Great Lakes and coastal waters of the United States, and form a national backbone of real-time data, tidal predictions, data management and operational modeling.

  • Operational Forecast Regions:

  • Tampa Bay Marine Channel Forecast

    A product designed to aid local pilots by providing them with meteorological and oceanographic forecasts at 13 locations along the marine channels.
A cargo ship stacked with shipping containers on open water.
Cargo ships like this one rely on NOAA ocean conditions forecasts for safe navigation.