All model nowcast and forecast information is based on a hydrodynamic model and should be considered as computer-generated nowcast and forecast guidance.
Wind Forecast Guidance
This wind animation depicts forecasted hourly surface (33 ft [10m] above the water) winds for the next 48 hours. The hourly wind fields were created by spatially and temporally interpolating wind forecasts from the latest run of the National Weather Service's operational North American Mesoscale (NAM) weather forecast model. The original spatial and temporal resolutions of the NAM wind forecast were 4 km and 3 hours, respectively. These interpolated wind fields were used by SFBOFS to generate oceanographic forecast guidance.