The National Weather Service provides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas. On this page, boaters gain access to marine and river forecasts and weather information. Boaters should be prepared before embarking.
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Tide, Waves, and Currents
The Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services is a portal to weather and tide data and charts, current observations, and meteorological information.
The Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems, or the Nanoos Visualization System for short, provides an interactive map that combines weather and tide information to help boaters visualize all the conditions that might affect them. There are more interactive maps here that cover topics such as tuna fishers, maritime operations, and beach and shoreline changes.
The National Weather Service provides information to help mariners safely navigate around bars. Site information receives updates every 4 hours or when local bar conditions change. Bar camera images and latest observations.