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EMC Operational Wave Product Table

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Operationally generated graphics of the wave fields (no spectra or source terms) are available from Model Analyses and Guidance.

Bulletin files are available from the Production FTP server. Look for gfs.YYYYMMDD/CC/wave/station/bulls.tCCz/gfswave.stationID.bull


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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.

Step 1: Choose a Model

GFS-Wave Great Lakes
(NDFD Winds)

Step 2: Choose a Forecast Zone

Full Basin Regional Local
Atlantic Ocean
Pacific Ocean
Indian Ocean
NE Atlantic
NW Atlantic
US East Coast
NE Pacific
Alaskan Waters
Australia-Indonesia
Gulf of Mexico
Key West
Puerto Rico
US West Coast Zoom 1
US West Coast Zoom 2
Hawaii

Step 3: Choose a Model Run Time

Latest
run
6 hours
back
12 hours
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18 hours
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24 hours
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30 hours
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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  

Current Product Selection: Key West

(GFS) (Latest run) 2021/10/23 18z

Significant Wave Height and Peak Direction

The significant wave height is a measure for the wave height, and closely corresponds to what a trained observer would consider to be the mean wave height. Note that the highest wave height of an individual wave will be significantly larger.

Step 5: Select a Forecast Time to view the product image
Forecast times are relative to the start time: 0Z, 6Z, 12Z, or 18Z

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
156 159 162 165 168 171 174 177 180 183 186 189 192
195 198 201 204 207 210 213 216 219 222 225 228 231
234 237 240


Buoy Data for Key West gfswave (Latest run) 2021/10/23 18z

Note: A tutorial on the spectral and source term graphics is available here.

Buoy ID Lat/Lon Buoy Data
41009 28.50N 80.17W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
41010 28.95N 78.47W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
41113 28.40N 80.53W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
41114 27.55N 80.22W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42003 26.07N 85.94W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42013 27.17N 82.92W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42014 25.25N 82.22W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42021 28.31N 83.31W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42022 27.50N 83.74W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42023 26.01N 83.09W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42036 28.50N 84.52W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42079 24.53N 81.24W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42080 24.39N 81.95W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42095 24.41N 81.97W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42097 25.70N 83.65W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42098 27.59N 82.93W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42099 27.34N 84.27W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
EYW01 24.00N 81.75W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
EYW02 25.00N 82.25W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
MIA01 26.25N 79.50W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
MIA02 25.00N 79.75W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
MLB01 27.25N 79.50W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
TPC25 24.00N 80.00W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
TPC26 23.00N 86.00W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin