Gulf Coast Current Marine Weather Observations

Dial-A-Buoy U.S. Gulf Coast

The Dial-A-Buoy menu to the right provides the mariner with an easy to use system to receive current weather information for the U.S. Gulf Coast. 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 coast stations and buoys along the Gulf Coast of the United States. We have broken it down by geographic area 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.

The Station List

The tables below list the weather coast stations and buoys along the Gulf Coast of the United States. We have broken them down by geographic area 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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We have started in the Florida Keys and continued north and west to Texas.

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 any corrections or recommendations.

U.S. Gulf Coast WX Reporting Stations

Name Station ID Location Description Wave Heights Status Phone ID
Florida / Alabama / Mississippi
Pulaski Shoal PLSF1 24°41'36" N 82°46'23" W 33 NM WNW of Key West, FL     75731
Naples NPSF1 26°07'54" N 81°48'27" W Naples, FL     67731
WFS South 42023 26°00'36" N 83°05'10" W 70 NM WSW of Naples. FL     42023
East Gulf 42003 26°00'25" N 85°38'54" W 208 NM West of Naples. FL Yes   42003
Ft. Myers FMRF1 26°38'50" N 81°52'15" W Ft. Myers, FL     36731
Venice VENF1 27°04'21" N 82°27'10" W Venice, FL     83631
Middle Tampa Bay MTBF1 27°39'40" N 82°35'38" W 7.1 NM SSE of St. Petersburg, FL     68231
Egmont Channel 42098 27°35'22" N 82°55'51" W 9 NM West of Egmont Key, FL Yes   42098
WFS Central 42022 27°30'14" N 83°44'28" W 52 NM West of Egmont Key, FL     42022
St. Petersburg (Offshore) 42099 27°20'29" N 84°16'20" W 92 NM West of Sarasota, FL Yes   42099
Clearwater CWBF1 27°58'40" N 82°49'55" W Clearwater Beach, FL     39231
Cedar Key CDRF1 29°08'10" N 83°1'45" W Cedar Key, FL     23731
West Tampa 42036 28°30'00" N 84°31'00" W 112 NM WNW of Tampa, FL Yes   42036
Tyndall AFB Tower SGOF1 29°24'30" N 84°51'30" W 20 NM SSE of Apalachicola, FL     74631
Apalachicola APCF1 29°43'28" N 84°58'50" W Apalachicola, FL     27231
Panama City PCBF1 30°12'48" N 85°52'48" W Panama City Beach, FL     72231
Pensacola (Offshore) 42039 28°44'22" N 86°00'23" W 118 NM SSE of Pensacola, FL Yes   42039
Pensacola PCLF1 30°24'14" N 87°12'40" W Pensacola. FL     72531
Perdido Pass PPTA1 30°16'44" N 87°33'21" W Orange Beach, AL     77821
Orange Beach 42012 30°03'55" N 87°33'19" W 12.3 NM South of Orange Beach, AL Yes   42012
Dauphine DPIA1 30°15'01" N 88°4'30" W Dauphine Island, AL     37421
Petit Bois PTBM6 30°12'47" N 88°30'17" W 9.6 NM SSE of Pascagoula, MS     78266
Pascagoula (Offshore) 42067 30°02'33" N 88°38'50" W 19.9 NM SSW of Pascagoula, MS Yes   42067
Name Station ID Location Description Wave Heights Status Phone ID
Louisiana / Texas
Pilottown PILL1 29°10'45" N 89°15'32" W Pilottown, LA     74551
Southwest Pass BURL1 28°54'18" N 89°25'42" W Southwest Pass, LA     28751
Mid Gulf 42001 25°53'48" N 89°40'06" W 180 NM South of Southwest Pass, LA Yes   42001
Louisiana (Offshore) LOPL1 28°53'07" N 90°01'30" W 21 NM South of Grand Isle, LA Yes   56751
Calcasieu Pass CAPL1 29°46'05" N 93°20'34" W 2 NM SW of Cameron, LA     22751
Texas Point TXPT2 29°41'22" N 93°50'31" W 12.8 NM South of Port Arthur, TX     89782
Rollover Pass RLOT2 29°30'54" N 94°30'47" W Gilchrist, TX     75682
Galveston (Offshore) 42035 29°13'54" N 94°24'46" W 22 NM East of Galveston, TX Yes   42035
Galveston GRRT2 29°18'08" N 94°53'47" W Galveston, TX     47782
Freeport 42019 27°54'24" N 95°21'09" W 60 NM South of Freeport, TX Yes   42019
Port Aransas PTAT2 27°49'33" N 97°03'02" W Port Aransas, TX     78282
Corpus Christi (Offshore) 42020 26°58'04" N 96°41'39" W 60 NM SSE of Corpus Christi, TX Yes   42020
South Bird Island IRDT2 27°28'48" N 97°19'18" W Padre Island, TX     47382
Port Mansfield PMNT2 26°33'34" N 97°25'28" W Port Mansfield, TX     76682
Port Isabel PTIT2 26°03'40" N 97°12'56" W Port Isabel, TX     78482
West Gulf 42002 26°05'29" N 93°45'29" W 207 NM East of Brownsville, TX Yes   42002
Bay of Campeche 42055 22°07'12" N 93°57'36" W 214 NM NE of Veracruz, MX Yes   42055

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