Update for Mariners – October 2014
Coastal Data Information Program (CDIP) October 2014
On September 10th, 2014, the Point Loma Wave Buoy broke loose as the mooring line was cut. The buoy was redeployed September 24, 2014. The buoy locations are posted to the Notice to Marines and marked on the Nautical Charts. In order to avoid further collisions, we are trying to advertise the locations of the buoys as much as possible.
Approaching the end of September with two more months of hurricane season left to go, there have already been 17 named storms in the East Pacific. During these energetic wave conditions, the Mission Bay Buoy’s Maximum/Significant Wave height for September was 6 ft during Hurricane Odile, doubling the height for a peak wave of 12 ft. Cdip.ucsd.edu/m (Mobile Application)
National Weather Service San Diego CA – October 2014
The National Weather Service is looking for more reports of the current weather/sea conditions from mariners. Specifically, we are looking for reports of waterspouts, rough seas, dense fog, strong winds, heavy rain, hail, or anything else that seems significant or hazardous. We know that communication can be difficult over the waters, so even getting these reports after the fact would help. We need these reports in order to continue to improve our forecasting for marine areas and to verify our warnings. If you are interested in becoming a weather spotter, please e-mail Alex Tardy at Alexander.Tardy@noaa.gov. You can submit reports using the following link: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/StormReport/SubmitReport.php?site=sgx. Note: if the “event type” does not match the report you want to submit, just click any event type and then specify the report in the “additional details” section.
NOAA – Office of Coast Survey – October 2014.
NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey has several ways for mariners to contact the office to suggest improvements, provide comments and report discrepancies they find on nautical charts or other products. The following link: http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/staff/contact.htm, lists the many ways to make contact, whether via old fashion mail, phone, email, or online forms. In addition, Coast Survey has regional Navigation Managers located along the U.S. coasts to work directly with pilots, mariners, port authorities and recreational boaters to help identify the navigational challenges facing users of the marine transportation system. Gerry Wheaton has been Coast Survey’s California Navigation Manager for over 14 years, providing exceptional service to the maritime community. He retired from government service as of September 30, 2014. Jeffrey Ferguson, is the new California Navigation Manager. Mr. Ferguson brings over 27 years of Coast Survey experience to the job. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is that time of year again!!!
Stop by, call in, or e-mail us and ask for a “Yearbook Update Form”, which is also located at the CYC Front Desk.
The deadline to update your information for the 2015 CYC Yearbook will be November 15th!
This is also a great way to make sure that the Front Office has all of your updated contact information.
We have included a back side to the form which you can utilize for extra notes and information. Please note that if you would like your picture in the yearbook, you may e-mail a .jpg copy to email@example.com.
We appreciate all of your efforts to help us keep current and up-to-date.
The following was sent to all SDAYC yacht clubs and associations from NOAA, USCG, & NWS.
Please read below for the most up-to-date information for mariners!
Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) provides the national infrastructure, science, and technical expertise to monitor, assess, and distribute tide, current, water level, and other coastal oceanographic products and services that support NOAA's mission of environmental stewardship and environmental assessment and prediction. CO-OPS now provides a map showing the locations of stations that measure tides and currents. Using the map you can find water levels, meteorological observations, land current observations, as well as other products. The web-site is: http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/map/
The Coastal Data Information Program’s (CDIP) buoys are tracking the unusual warm water trends currently in the Eastern Pacific which, according to CDIP’s long-term sea surface temperature record, has exceeded 100 year reports. Also, CDIP continues to monitor the downgraded, 60% possibility of an El Nino for this upcoming fall/winter. An upcoming El Nino will most likely bring more frequent storms, our wave measurement infrastructure provides near real-time information during storm conditions. For more news and updates, you can now follow us on Facebook: (facebook.com/BuoyData) or on our mobile application:(cdip.ucsd.edu/mobile).
National Weather Service San Diego, CA
The National Weather Service wants to remind mariners to try out the Enhanced Data Display tool available here: http://preview.weather.gov/edd/index.php?t=marine. In particular, try out the Marine Travel Hazard Forecast tool available on that page by clicking on the drop-down menu that says “Public/Marine Forecast” and then clicking “Marine Travel Hazard Forecast”. From there, you can plot out your course for a future boating trip and see what kind of weather hazards and seas you can expect along your trip!
Also, for the latest marine forecasts (including the latest marine forecast discussion), go to our Marine forecasts page at: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/sgx/marine/marine_fcst.php?wfo=sgx
US Coast Guard:
The Coast Guard Cutter GEORGE COBB recovered the sunken San Diego Lighted Whistle Buoy SD on August 7 and set a temporary buoy in its place. The temporary buoy does not have a RACON or sound signal. The recovered buoy will be delivered to the Coast Guard buoy refurbishing facility in San Francisco for repairs and reset on station. The date for resetting the buoy will depend on the extent of repairs required and the cutters operational schedule.
The Coast Guard Navigation Center is the Coast Guard’s primary source of navigation information for mariners. The website includes notice to mariners, Global Positioning System and Automatic Identification System (AIS) information. Mariners accessing the site have an opportunity to provide feedback on the future of navigation/21st century needs. The web-site is at: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov
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