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Weather & Sea Conditions


Real time sea and weather conditions from the NERACOOS Buoy A (Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal and Ocean Observing Systems) -- located in the northeast corner of the Sanctuary, 7 nautical miles southeast of Gloucester.

Marine Forecast  

Marine forecasts link to the National Weather Service weather forecasts for the NOAA Marine Sanctuaries.

NOAA National Data Buoy Center  

Weather conditions from NOAA's weather buoy 44013, 16 nautical miles east of Boston (just west of the Sanctuary).


Weather conditions and webcam from Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Heaquarters in Scituate, MA.

Mariner's Guide  

Mariner’s Guide For Hurricane Awareness in the North Atlantic Basin MarinersGuide.pdf



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