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    Default "Live" Buoy data maps- UPGRADE

    Due to many requests the buoy data maps have been updated with controls. Now there are buttons to "Run" "Pause" and "Step" thru the data on the maps making it much easier to see the data you’re looking for. There are now also maps covering the entire US coast, Alaska, Hawaii, Great Lakes, Gulf, Caribbean and even some of Europe. All can be accessed from the here: www.pdfamily.com/weather/buoy.php with 2 pages specific to Alaska:
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    http://www.pdfamily.com/weather/buoy/AKbuoy.php and the Anchorage area http://www.pdfamily.com/weather/buoy/AKIbuoy.php

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    That's pretty cool, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianW View Post
    That's pretty cool, thanks!
    Your welcome, I agree!

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    Check back often since updates occur frequently...!

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    Default PWS buoys

    Is there a way to view the PWS buoys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skydiver View Post
    Is there a way to view the PWS buoys?
    What are the PWS buoys?

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    Prince William Sound (PWS). I just now found it in the last of your three links. The area only shows up as a shaded box on the first link. Good information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skydiver View Post
    Prince William Sound (PWS). I just now found it in the last of your three links. The area only shows up as a shaded box on the first link. Good information.
    Thanks, glad you found it!

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    Thanks for sharing
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    Thanks Daveinthebush and milfordmawx for the links

    Great stuff

    Good info

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    Default Last night

    I checked the winds at Potato Point 63 knots.
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    Default Bouy Data

    Bouy data is one of the things you need to check before venturing out. For instance right now if I looked at Potato Point, the winds are from the NNE. That means to me, that by the time I got out to Rocky Point near Tatitlik, On a day like today, I am not coming back up the arm. Might expect 7-10 waves.

    Likewise, if I wanted to go to Fairmount Island, and the winds are NNW, that means the ice from Columbia glacier is probably going to be thick on the inside passage between land.

    There is also a web cam for Potato Point: http://akweathercams.faa.gov/viewsite.php
    I do a visual too. The same website has other camers from around the state.

    You can never have too much information out there.
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    Default Can these links be permanently posted?

    Like Dave said, one can not have too much weather information. The aviation sites can give you a good regional picture which is helpful for long range planing. A good one is http://adds.aviationweather.noaa.gov/ for satellite and radar information. It is not Alaska specific so you can look at what's happening down south too. For Canada data use http://www.flightplanning.navcanada.ca/ These links are for aviators more than for mariners but you can look at what's happening off the coast to make your marine forecast.

    Thanks for posting the links to the buoy data.

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    Maybe you could ask a moderator to sticky them somewhere, and I assure you that they are going to be there for the foreseable future. They are too valuable of a resource to not keep.

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