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Webinar: NOAA Provides Tampa Bay Pilots with an Integrated Oceanographic and Meteorological Forecast Tool
Thursday, 05 October 2017, 12:00
Thursday, October 5, 2017. 12:00PM. Webinar: NOAA Provides Tampa Bay Pilots with an Integrated Oceanographic and Meteorological Forecast Tool. Cristina Urizar, NOAA. Sponsored by Center for Satellite Applications and Research. More information here.
On August 1, 2017, the National Ocean Service (NOS) Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) launched the Tampa Bay Marine Channels Forecast, an integrated suite of oceanographic and meteorological forecast products focused along the navigation channels of Tampa Bay. The product, initially developed by the National Weather Service (NWS) Tampa Bay Weather Forecast Office (TBWFO) at the behest of local pilots, includes a critical visibility forecast for the region. As a result of this new product, ship pilots no longer have to check multiple sources for information as they navigate the marine channels. The map-interface tool integrates forecasted water levels and tidal currents from CO-OPS with 24-hour weather forecasts, including winds, wind gust, visibility, rain chance, and marine hazard alerts from the TBWFO.