Gulf Stream Resources

Check out Jenifer Clark's website for an overview of the Gulfstream's characteristics and challenges and strategies and tactics for planning a successful transit across it:

Jenifer Clark's Gulfstream Website

 

Weather Resources

NOAA NWS Ocean Prediction Center
https://ocean.weather.gov

OPC Radio Facsimile Chart User's Guide
https://ocean.weather.gov/UsersGuide/UGprint.php

NOAA NWS Office of Meteorology
http://www.weather.gov/om/marine/home.htm

National Data Buoy Center
http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov

Satellite derived winds (ASCAT)
http://www.osi-saf.org

Sea Surface Temperatures/Gulf Stream (U.S. Navy Ocean Features Analysis (OFA))
http://ocean.weather.gov/OceanProd.shtml

National Hurricane Center
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov

NWS Weather Forecast Offices
http://weather.gov (then choose the location of interest)

NOAA Office of Coast Survey
http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov

NOAA’s Web Mapping Portal to Real-Time Coastal Observations, Forecasts, and Warnings
https://nowcoast.noaa.gov/

National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD)
https://digital.weather.gov

Technical Information Including Downloading Grids
https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/data-access/model-data/model-datasets/national-digital-forecast-database-ndfd

NOAA Beacon Registration
https://www.beaconregistration.NOAA.gov/RGDB/index

Storm Prediction Center
http://www.spc.noaa.gov

NOAA Tides and Currents
https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov

NOAA Tides and Currents – Chesapeake Bay Animation
https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/ofs/ofs_animation.shtml?ofsregion=cb&subdomain=0&model_type=currents_forecast

High Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) Model
https://rapidrefresh.noaa.gov/hrrr/

Model Analysis and Guidance (MAG)
http://mag.ncep.noaa.gov/model-guidance-model-parameter.php?group=Model%20Guidance&model=hrw-arw&area=conus

OPC ftpmail page
https://ocean.weather.gov/ftpmail.php

Radiofax Schedule
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/rfax.pdf

NWS Products via Inmarsat-C SafetyNET
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/inmarsat.htm