View maps of forecasted winds from our atmospheric model together with observed winds from buoys and shore stations. Comparisons are displayed both on a map and as time-series comparison graphs. Data goes back several years.
ESTOFS (Extratropical Surge and Tide Operational Forecast System) is a storm surge model with a resolution of 2.5 km. It uses the circulation model ADCIRC, tides are included and it is forced winds and pressures from the NCEP Global Forecast System (GFS). The ESTOFS model is run by NOAA on NCEP's central computing system four times daily out to 180 hours (7.5 days) producing storm surge guidance for non-tropical systems.
Data is available in GRIB and NetCDF formats via NOMADS: http://nomads.ncep.noaa.gov/
SFBOFS provides nowcast and forecast guidance of water levels, currents, water temperature, and salinity out to 48 hours, four times per day. The SFBOFS model domain is divided into two separate subdomains - the San Francisco Bay and the San Francisco Bay Entrance. Animation maps and time series at particular points of interest are available at over 50 locations for winds, water levels, currents, temperature, and salinity.
SFBOFS is FVCOM based and is a three-dimensional, high resolution model run by NOAA.
Calculate water trajectories off the California Coast with the Drop-A-Drifter tool. The movement of a particle of water (the trajectory) can be computed at selected depths of the upper 400 meters during the past two weeks and 72-hrs into the future. This can indicate where a floating substance (oil) or object (buoy) came from or will go.
Graphics of California ROMS nowcasts and forecasts for salinity, temperature, sea surface height and currents back to April 2013 are hosted on the Remote Sensing Solutions website. Output is available by sub-region and for all of California. The sub-regions are Central and Northern California, the North Coast, San Francisco Bay area, Monterey Bay area, and the Central Coast.
CDIP provides statewide wave nowcasts and forecasts. Wave forecasts up to 90 hours are available and include significant wave height, period and direction.