Waggoner reader George Johnson directed us to www.ndbc.noaa.gov to get complete, near-real-time observations from weather buoys and land stations in B.C. and U.S. waters. The web site is easy to navigate and its information is extremely useful. With a few clicks you can get complete data on wind speed, wave height, air temperature, barometric pressure, and more. Scroll down for history. The site also has the latest U.S. National Weather Service marine forecasts.
In B.C. we found East Dellwood, South Brooks, La Perouse Bank, Sentry Shoal and Halibut Bank data. A weather buoy is shown for Pat Bay, but nothing was posted.
In Washington waters, we found Tatoosh Island, Neah Bay (actually, the Traffic Separation Lighted Buoy JA, at the mouth of the Strait of Juan de Fuca), Hein Bank, Smith Island and West Point. Other stations out in the Pacific Ocean and down the coast are shown, too.