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 [phone redacted]
3. Dial [phone redacted] 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.