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Here you can view any of the individual WAVEWATCH III® graphic products generated during the last six model runs. Simply follow the steps and click to choose the Model, Forecast Zone, Model Run Time, Product, and then click on a Forecast Time (0 is the nowcast, negative times are hindcasts, positive times are forecasts). Buoy information for the selected region is also given in the form of spectral plots, source term plots, and Spectral Bulletins.

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Puerto Rico (Global) (Latest run) 2016/05/29 00z
Peak Wave Period and Direction
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.

Step 1: Choose a Model
Global Hurricane Great Lakes
(NAM Winds)
Great Lakes
(NDFD Winds)

Step 2: Choose a Forecast Zone
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Atlantic Ocean
Pacific Ocean
Indian Ocean
NE Atlantic
NW Atlantic
US East Coast
NE Pacific
Alaskan Waters
Gulf of Mexico
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Puerto Rico
US West Coast Zoom 1
US West Coast Zoom 2

Step 3: Choose a Model Run Time
6 hours
12 hours
18 hours
24 hours
30 hours

Step 4: Choose a Product
Significant Wave Height Peak Wave Period
Wind Sea Wave Height Wind Sea Period
Primary Swell Wave Height Primary Swell Period
Secondary Swell Wave Height Secondary Swell Period
Wind Speed and Direction  

Step 5: Select a Forecast Time to view the product image
Forecast times are relative to the start time: 0Z, 6Z, 12Z, or 18Z
-9 -6 -3 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27
30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60 63 66
69 72 75 78 81 84 87 90 93 96 99 102 105
108 111 114 117 120 123 126 129 132 135 138 141 144
147 150 153 156 159 162 165 168 171 174 177 180

Buoy Data for Puerto Rico multi_1 (Latest run) 2016/05/29 00z
Note: A tutorial on the spectral and source term graphics is available here.
Buoy ID Lat/Lon Buoy Data
42059 15.01N 67.50W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42060 16.50N 63.50W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
PUERTO_R_N 19.00N 66.50W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
PUERTO_R_S 17.50N 66.50W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
CARCOOS01 19.00N 67.50W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
CARCOOS02 19.00N 65.50W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
CARCOOS03 19.00N 64.00W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
CARCOOS04 17.30N 64.40W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
CARCOOS05 17.50N 67.50W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
41043 20.99N 65.01W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
TPC21 15.00N 63.00W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin

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