Due to scheduled maintenance of our backup supercomputer, there will
be no web site updates to our model graphics pages from
Sunday 23 July through
Thursday 27 July (estimated).
The production models are running normally on our primary
supercomputer and our production FTP server and NOMADS data server are
being updated. The only impact is to our post-processed graphical
products displayed from this server. We apologize for the
The peak period identifies either the
period (the time between waves) associated with the locally generated wind sea (in cases
with strong local winds) or the dominant wave system (swell) that is
generated elsewhere. Note that the peak period field shows discontinuities.
These discontinuities can loosely be interpreted as swell fronts, although
in reality many swell systems overlap at most locations and times.