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Marine Forecast Offices and Centers Marine Forecast Offices & Centers provide links to their products as well as additional regionally focused information. Click on map for links.

Beware of hypothermia during these cooler months. Did you know your body can cool 25 times faster in water than in air? That water does not need to be very cold to endanger you?

What is a "Marine Zone Forecast"?
What is a "Marine Point Forecast"?

How can I get a marine forecast via zip, city, or lat/lon?

Did you know that the height of some individual waves may be twice the height of the forecast seas? And may present an even greater danger near shore?

 


NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARINE PRODUCTS VIA MASS MEDIA

National Weather Service marine forecast products are available though a number of different mass media outlets including radio, TV and newspapers. Rebroadcasts of NOAA Weather Radio is often performed on cable TV channels, either directly or as a Secondary Audio Program (SAP).  Scrolling of NWS text forecasts via specialized cable TV weather channels is becoming increasingly commonplace.  In the case of severe weather, text is often scrolled along the bottom of TV screens during regular programming.

In the state of Alaska the National Weather Service funds the state-wide public television show "Alaska Weather", and an associated radio broadcast. Click HERE for information on the shows as well as images of weather maps produced for the TV show.

Mass media outlets most often obtain up-to-the-minute NWS forecasts using the NOAA Weather Wire Service (NWWS)  and Family of Services.




National Weather Service
Office of Climate, Weather, and Water Services
Marine and Coastal Weather Services Branch (W/OS21)
Last modified: Sep 07, 2012
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