Great Lakes Current Marine Weather Observations

Dial-A-Buoy Great Lakes

Dial-A-Buoy provides the mariner with an easy to use system to receive current weather information for the Great Lakes area. The system is accessed through a toll free phone number allowing the mariner to gather up to date weather information any time and anywhere they can make a phone call.

The Station List

The tables below list the weather coast stations and buoys of the Great Lakes. We have broken them down by geographic area (individual lakes) to assist in locating the stations of importance to you. We have also converted the mixed character and number station id’s to their numeric equivalent to aid in dialing in the correct number.

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While not every station has been included, the list is comprehensive enough to provide very good coverage. If any errors are noted or if you would like to see a particular station included that we have left out, please e-mail us with your requests, corrections, or recommendations.

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Great Lakes - Complete List

Great Lakes WX Reporting Stations

Name Station ID Location Description Wave Heights Status Phone ID
Lake Superior
Duluth DULM5 46°46’30"N / 92°05’36"W Duluth, MN     38565
North Duluth 45027 46°51’52"N / 91°55’45"W 9 NM NE of Duluth, MN     45027
Western Lake Superior 45028 46°48’42"N / 91°50’06"W 11 NM ENE of Duluth, MN Yes   45028
Port Wing PNGW3 46°47’32"N / 91°23’10"W Port Wing, WI     76493
Silver Bay SLVM5 47°16’08"N / 91°15’06"W Silver Bay, MN     75865
Devils Island DISW3 47°04’48"N / 90°43’42"W Devils Island, WI     34793
Saxon Harbor SXHW3 46°33’45"N / 90°26’24"W Saxon Harbor, WI     79493
Grand Marias KGNA 47°44’43"N / 90°20’44"W Bay of Grand Marais, MN      
West Superior 45006 47°20’05"N / 89°47’34"W 30 NM NE of Outer Island, WI Yes   45006
Ontonagon OTNM4 46°52’25"N / 89°19’45"W Ontonagon, MI     68664
Rock of Ages ROAM4 47°52’00"N / 89°18’48"W Rock of Ages, MI     76264
Portage Canal 45023 47°16’44"N / 88°36’38"W 3 NM NNE of Keneewaw Waterway, MI Yes   45023
Portage Canal PCML4 47°16’32"N / 88°31’40"W Portage Canal, MI     72564
Passage Island PILM4 48°13’24"N / 88°22’00"W Passage Island, MI     74564
Grand Traverse GTRM4 47°10’44"N / 88°14’30"W Superior Grand Traverse Bay, MI     48764
Keneewaw Bay 45025 46°57’01"N / 88°24’34"W South Entrance to Keneewaw Waterway, MI Yes   45025
Mid Superior 45001 48°03’49"N / 87°46’37"W 60 NM NNE of Hancock, MI Yes   45001
Big Bay BIGM4 46°49’47"N / 87°43’47"W Big Bay, MI     24464
Marquette CG MCGM4 46°32’42"N / 87°22’42"W Marquette, MI     62464
Stannard Rock STDM4 47°11’00"N / 87°13’30"W 21 NM SE of Manitou Island MI     78364
Slate Island 45136 48°32’06"N / 86°57’10"W 8 NM NNE of Slate Islands, ON Yes   45136
East Superior 45004 47°35’03"N / 86°35’12"W 70 NM NE of Marquette, MI Yes   45004
Grand Marais GRMM4 46°40’47"N / 85°58’11"W Grand Marais, MI     47664
Whitefish Point WFPM4 46°45’43"N / 84°57’58"W Whitefish Point, MI     93764
Pt. Iroquois PTIM4 46°29’06"N / 84°37’54"W Point Iroquois, MI     78464
Name Station ID Location Description Wave Heights Status Phone ID
St. Marys River
SW Pier SWPM4 46°30’06"N / 84°22’24"W Sault Ste. Marie, MI     79764
Little Rapids LTRM4 46°29’06"N / 84°18’00"W Sault Ste. Marie, MI     58764
West Neebish WNEM4 46°16’59"N / 84°12’18"W West Neebish Island, MI     96364
Rock Cut RCKM4 46°15’54"N / 84°11’30"W Rock Cut, MI     72564
Name Station ID Location Description Wave Heights Status Phone ID
Lake Michigan
Naubinway NABM4 46°05’13"N / 85°26’35"W Naubinway, MI     62264
Port Inland PNLM4 45°58’12"N / 85°52’16"W 16 NM East of Manistique, MI     76564
Fairport FPTM4 45°37’08"N / 86°39’34"W 19 NM ESE of Escanaba, MI     37864
North Michigan 45002 45°20’39"N / 86°24’31" W 19 NM NW of North Manitou Is., MI Yes   45002
Northport NPDW3 45°17’25"N / 86°58’40"W Death's Door, WI     67393
Yacht Works SYWW3 45°12’08"N / 87°07’15"W Sister Bay, WI     79993
Chambers Island CBRW3 45°11’54"N / 87°21’35"W Chambers Island, WI     22793
Menominee MNMM4 45°05’45"N / 87°35’24"W Menominee, WI     66664
Sturgeon Bay 0Y2W3 44°47’40"N / 87°18’47"W Sturgeon Bay, WI     09293
Central Green Bay 45014 44°47’41"N / 87°45’32"W 20 NM NNE of Green Bay, WI     45014
Algoma AGMW3 44°36’29"N / 87°25’59"W Algoma City Marina, WI     24693
Green Bay Entrance GBLW3 44°39’18"N / 87°54’06"W 10 NM NNE of Green Bay, WI     42593
Kewaunee KWNW3 44°27’54"N / 87°29’45"W Kewaunee, WI     56693
Two Rivers C58W3 44°08’46"N / 87°33’47"W Two Rivers CG, WI Yes   25893
Sheboygan SGNW3 43°45’00"N / 87°41’30"W Sheboygan,WI     74693
Port Washington PWAW3 43°23’15"N / 87°52’04"W Port Washington, WI     79293
Atwater Park 45013 43°05’54"N / 87°50’59"W 5 NM NNE of Milwaukee, WI Yes   45013
Milwaukee MLWW3 43°02’44"N / 87°52’44"W 1 NM NE of Milwaukee, WI     65993
South Michigan 45007 42°40’26"N / 87°01’32"W 43 NM ESE of Milwaukee, WI Yes   45007
Kenosha KNSW3 42°35’20"N / 87°48’31"W Kenosha, WI     56793
Waukegan WHRI2 42°21’38"N / 87°48’48"W Waukegan Harbor, IL     94742
Chicago CHII2 42°00’00"N / 87°30’00"W 9 NM NE of Chicago, IL     24442
Notherly Island CNII2 41°51’21"N / 87°36’34"W Northerly Island, IL     26442
Calumet Harbor CMTI2 41°43’48"N / 87°32’18"W Calumet Harbor, IL     26842
Calumet Beach 45015 41°42’52"N / 87°31’38"W Calumet Beach, IL     45015
Burns Harbor BHRI3 41°38’48"N / 87°08’49"W Burns Harbor, IN     24743
Michigan City 45170 41°45’18"N / 86°58’05"W 4 NM West of Michigan City, IN     45170
Michigan City MCYI3 41°43’43"N / 86°54’45"W Michigan City, IN     62943
St. Joseph 45026 41°58’57"N / 86°37’00"W 11 NM SSW of Benton HArbor, MI Yes   45026
St. Joseph SJOM4 42°05’56"N / 86°29’39"W St. Joseph, MI     75664
South Haven SVNM4 42°24’05"N / 86°17’20"W South Haven, MI     78664
Holland HLNM4 42°46’24"N / 86°12’46"W Holland, MI     45664
Holland 45029 42°48’02"N / 86°15’51"W 3 NM NW of Holland, MI Yes   45029
Muskegon MKGM4 43°13’40"N / 86°20’20"W Muskegon     65464
Muskegon 45161 43°10’43"N / 86°20’11"W 3 NM South of Muskegon Yes   45161
Ludington 45024 43°58’36"N / 86°33’36"W 5 NM WNW of Ludington, MI Yes   45024
Ludington LDTM4 43°56’48"N / 86°26’30"W Ludington, MI     53864
Big Sable Point BSBM4 44°03’17"N / 86°30’50"W Big Sable Point, MI     27264
Manistee Harbor MEEM4 44°14’51"N / 86°20’44"W Manistee Harbor, MI     45024
Grand Traverse GTLM4 45°12’38"N / 85°33’01"W Grand Traverse Bay, MI     48564
Little Traverse Bay 45022 45°24’11"N / 85°05’16"W 4 NM WSW of Harbor Springs. MI     45022
Name Station ID Location Description Wave Heights Status Phone ID
Lake Huron
De Tour DTLM4 45°59’30"N / 83°53’48"W De Tour Village, MI     38564
North Channel 45154 46°03’00"N / 82°38’24"W 16 NM SE of Blind River, ON Yes   45154
Georgian Bay 45137 45°32’24"N / 81°00’36"W 32 NM East of Fitzwilliam Island, ON Yes   45137
South Georgian Bay 45143 44°56’24"N / 80°37’48"W 26 NM NNW of Owen Sound, ON Yes   45143
Ft. Gratiot FTGM4 43°00’24"N / 82°25’24"W Fort Gratiot, MI     38464
Port Sanilac PSCM4 43°25’21"N / 82°32’09"W Port Sanilac, MI     77264
S. Lake Huron 45149 43°32’31"N / 82°04’30"W 36 NM NNE of Sarnia, ON Yes   45149
Harbor Beach HRBM4 43°50’48"N / 82°38’36"W Harbor Beach, MI     47264
Port Hope KP58 44°01’00"N / 82°48’00"W Port Hope, MI      
Saginaw Bay SBLM4 43°48’21"N / 83°43’08"W Saginaw Bay Light #1     72564
Gravelly Shoals GSLM4 44°01’06"N / 83°32’14"W Gravelly Shoals Light, MI     47564
Tawas TAWM4 44°15’22"N / 83°26’35"W Tawas City, MI     82964
South Huron 45008 44°17’00"N / 82°24’59"W 43 NM East of Oscoda, MI     45008
Sturgeon Point SPTM4 44°41’47"N / 83°16’23"W Harrisville, MI     77864
Alpena Harbor APNM4 45°03’35"N / 83°25’25"W Alpena Harbpr Light     27664
Alpena 45162 44°59’03"N / 83°16’07"W 8 NM SE of Alpena, MI Yes   45162
Thunder Bay TBIM4 45°02’05"N / 83°11’39"W Thunder Bay Island, MI     82464
Presque Isle Light PRIM4 45°21’22"N / 83°29’31"W Harbor View, MI     77464
North Huron 45003 45°21’03"N / 82°50’23"W 32 NM NE of Alpena, MI Yes   45003
Cheboygan CYGM4 45°39’04"N / 84°28’19"W Cheboygan, MI     29464
Mackinaw MACM4 45°46’40"N / 84°43’10"W 2 NM South of Straits of Mackinac, MI     62264
Name Station ID Location Description Wave Heights Status Phone ID
Lake St. Clair & River
Black River MBRM4 42°58’26"N / 82°25’13"W Port Huron, MI     62764
Algonac AGCM4 42°37’16"N / 82°31’37"W Algonac, MI     24264
St. Clair Shores CLSM4 42°28’16"N / 82°52’36"W St. Clair Shores, MI     25764
Lake St. Clair 45147 42°25’48"N / 82°40’48"W 20 NM ENE of Windsor, ON Yes   45147
Name Station ID Location Description Wave Heights Status Phone ID
Lake Erie
Toledo Light THLO1 41°49’32"N / 83°11’37"W 11 NM SE of Monroe, MI     84561
Port Stanley 45132 42°28’12"N / 81°13’12"W 12 NM South of Port Stanley, ON Yes   45132
Port Colborne 45142 42°44’24"N / 79°17’24"W 9 NM SSW of Port Colborne, ON Yes   45142
Buffalo BUFN6 42°52’36"N / 78°53’24"W Buffalo, NY     28366
Sturgeon Point PSTN6 42°41’29"N / 79°02’50"W 3 NM North of Angola, NY     77866
Dunkirk DBLN6 42°29’36"N / 79°21’12"W Dunkirk, NY     32566
Barcelona Harbor BARN6 42°20’45"N / 79°35’44"W 2 NM NNW of Westfield, NY     22766
Conneaut CBLO1 41°58’50"N / 80°33’19"W Conneaut, OH     22561
Geneva GELO1 41°51’35"N / 80°58’26"W Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH     43561
Fairport FAIO1 41°45’35"N / 81°16’52"W Fairport Harbor, OH     32461
Cleveland CNDO1 41°32’24"N / 81°38’06"W Cleveland, OH     26361
Cleveland 45164 41°44’01"N / 81°41’54"W 14 NM North of Cleveland Yes   45164
West Erie 45005 41°40’36"N / 82°23’54"W 28 NM NW of Cleveland, OH Yes   45005
Old Woman OWXO1 41°22’49"N / 82°30’29"W Old Woman Creek, OH     69961
Huron Light HHLO1 41°24’02"N / 82°32’43"W Huron, OH     44561
Marblehead MRHO1 41°32’42"N / 82°43’54"W Marblehead, OH     67461
South Bass SBIO1 41°37’42"N / 82°50’30"W 2 NM SW of Put-In-Bay, OH     72461
Toledo THRO1 41°41’36"N / 83°28’18"W 4 NM NE of Toledo, OH     84761
Monroe 45165 41°48’22"N / 83°16’14"W 8 NM East of Luna Pier, MI Yes   45165
Name Station ID Location Description Wave Heights Status Phone ID
Lake Ontario
West Lake Ontario 45139 43°15’50"N / 79°32’27"W 18 NM East of Hamilton, ON Yes   45139
Niagara YGNN6 43°15’41"N / 79°03’51"W Niagara CG, NY     94664
Lake Ontario Ajax 45159 43°46’01"N / 78°59’02"W 7 NM SSW of Whitby, ON Yes   45159
Olcott OLCN6 43°20’26"N / 78°43’10"W Olcott, NY     65266
Rochester RCRN6 43°16’06"N / 77°37’30"W 8 NM North of Rochester, NY     72766
Rochester RPRN6 43°15’27"N / 77°35’32"W 6 NM North of Rochester, NY     77766
East Lake Ontario 45012 43°37’09"N / 77°24’18"W 20 NM NNE of Rochester, NY Yes   45012
Prince Edward 45135 43°47’24"N / 76°52’12"W 13 NM WNW of Pt. Petre, ON Yes   45135
Oswego OSGN6 43°27’48"N / 76°30’42"W Oswego, NY     67466

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