Links to Near Real-Time Great Lakes Water Temperatures, Wind/Wave Data, & Water Levels
- NOAA/GLERL Real-time Meteorological Observation Network
This site contains near real-time
winds, air temperatures, and in some cases live WebCam images from 6 coastal sites
on southern Lake Michigan, 1 coastal site on Lake Huron, and 1 coastal site on Lake Erie.
This site contains near real-time sea surface temps as well as air temps and
wind/wave observations from numerous Great Lakes sites.
Contour maps of surface water temps. This site uses
satellite imagery to "build" a composite map of surface temps.
Composite Great Lakes surface water temps and ice coverage (GLSEA). This site also
uses satellite imagery.
GLSEA Statistics, average surface water temps.
- WEATHER UNDERGROUND
Lakes Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, and Lake St. Clair
These sites contain near-shore and off-shore marine weather - current conditions and forecasts.
- NOAA/GLERL Great Lakes Coastal Forecasting System, GLCFS
Near real-time nowcasts and forecasts of winds, waves, currents, and water temps.
- NWS/Grand Rapids Current Conditions
Near real-time meteorological observations (text and graphics).
- NOAA/NDBC Buoy & C-MAN Reports
www.ndbc.noaa.gov/maps/WestGL.shtml (West Region)
www.ndbc.noaa.gov/maps/WestGL.shtml (East Region)
NDBC Buoy and C-Man reports. Includes near real-time and archived data and plots.
- NOAA/NDBC Dial-A-Buoy
NDBC Dial-A-Buoy Information.
Real-time wind information via the web, phone, or wireless device. Numerous Met Stations
and WebCams from around the Great Lakes.
- NOAA/NOS Water Levels
NOS Water Level Observation Network. Includes near real-time and archived data and plots.
- NOAA/NOS/OCS NOWCOAST
NOWCOAST is a GIS-based web mapping portal providing integrated, one-stop access to on-line,
real-time coastal observations and NOAA forecasts for any region in the coastal United States.
- NOAA/NOS/COOPS GLOFS
The Great Lakes Operational Forecast System (GLOFS) is a NOAA automated model-based prediction system
aimed at providing improved predictions (guidance) of water levels, water currents and water
temperatures in the 5 Great Lakes for the commercial, recreation, and emergency response communities.
- Beach Reports
Lake Michigan: St. Joseph to Manistee
Lake Michigan: Michigan City to St. Joseph
Lake Michigan: Chicago and Michigan City
Chicago Park District Beach Reports (North Ave. Beach)