'18 Grand Haven/Holland WeatherBuoy
The 2018 weather buoy project is supported entirely by contributions from local government, businesses, organizations, and individual boaters. This valuable asset to the Holland and Grand Haven communities provides up-to-date lake conditions to weather forecasters, search and rescue personnel, and thousands of boaters and fishermen throughout the boating season. Observations of wind speed, wave height, and water temperature were requested over 1.2 MILLION times in 2017 from almost 35,000 unique visitors, making it the most popular buoy in the Great Lakes. The buoy’s webcam also streamed high quality images and video to the web, showing exactly what conditions were like on the water. Become a 2018 buoy supporter NOW. Your contribution will fund the annual maintenance of the buoy, replacement of sensitive marine instruments, and technicians to keep the buoy fully operational from April to October.
How to get data from the buoy:
2. Text 45029 to 734-418-7299
3. Dial 888-701-8992 enter 45029 as station ID
**NEW for 2018*** - we've installed a new state of the art wave sensor (made in Michigan!) on the buoy to get more accurate and reliable wave height measurements.
Thanks to everyone for a VERY successful 2018 buoy season! We retrieved the buoy in late October and we'll be starting our 2019 campaign soon. Your generous support is the ONLY reason the buoy was deployed again in 2018. Please encourage others to donate or the buoy won't be deployed next year! -Ed
Thanks to everyone that has donated so far! We are getting closer to our goal for the year! We did deploy the buoy yesterday. Buoy data is now available on http://glbuoys.glos.us/45029 Please spread the word that this is a community supported buoy and more donations are needed to fully fund the 2018 program