Service Change Notice 11-30

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

845 AM EDT Fri Aug 26 2011


To:        Subscribers:

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From:      Therese Z. Pierce

           Chief, Marine and Coastal Weather Services 


Subject:   Relocation of National Data Buoy Center buoy

           41002 on or about November 1, 2011


On or about November 1, 2011, the National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) will relocate buoy 41002 to approximately 32.0 N and
75.0 W. The new location will be 30 nautical miles southeast of its current position at 32.3 N and 75.5 W. The buoy frequently goes adrift due to its proximity to the Gulf Stream making its data unavailable. The buoy last went adrift on May 2, 2010, and was recovered on May 12, 2010, but has not been able to report data in that time. The proposed new location is further from the Gulf Stream and thus will alleviate the problem of the buoy going adrift and return it to normal data reporting.


Further information on buoy 41002 can be found at:


If you have any questions or comments on buoy 41002, please send, by September 30, 2011, to the following e-mail address with the subject line "Relocation of Buoy 41002:"


For more information, contact:


Wayne Presnell/OS21

Meteorologist, National Weather Service

Silver Spring, MD 20910

301-713-1677, ext. 103


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