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 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 Buoys & Stations

Florida / Alabama / Mississippi

Name Station ID Location Description Wave Heights Phone ID
Pulaski Shoals Light PLSF1 24°41’36" N 82°46’23" W 33 NM WNW of Key West, FL   75731
Big Sable Creek BSKF1 25°15’58" N 81°09’44" W Big Sable Creek, FL   75731
Naples NPSF1 26°07’54" N 81°48’27" W Naples, FL   67731
WFS South Buoy 42023 26°00’36" N 83°05’10" W 70 NM WSW of Naples. FL   42023
East Gulf Buoy 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
WFS Central Buoy 25m 42013 27°10’23" N 82°55’26" W 20.8 NM WSW of Siesta Key, FL   42013
Middle Tampa Bay MTBF1 27°39’40" N 82°35’38" W 7.1 NM SSE of St. Petersburg, FL   68231
Egmont Channel Buoy 42098 27°35’25" N 82°55’53" W 9 NM West of Egmont Key, FL Yes 42098
WFS Central Buoy 50m 42022 27°30’18" N 83°44’28" W 52 NM West of Egmont Key, FL   42022
St. Petersburg Buoy 42099 27°20’41" N 84°16’30" W 84.4 NM West of Bradenton Beach, FL Yes 42099
Clearwater Beach CWBF1 27°58’40" N 82°49’55" W Clearwater Beach, FL   39231
Cedar Key CDRF1 29°08’10" N 83°01’45" W Cedar Key, FL   23731
West Tampa Buoy 42036 28°30’03" N 84°30’56" 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 Beach PCBF1 30°12’48" N 85°52’48" W Panama City Beach, FL   72231
Pensacola Buoy 42039 28°47’18" N 86°00’31" W 115 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 Buoy 42012 30°03’51" N 87°33’05" W 12.3 NM South of Orange Beach, AL Yes 42012
Dauphine Island DPIA1 30°15’01" N 88°04’30" W Dauphine Island, AL   37421
Luke Offshore Platform 42040 29°12’30" N 88°13’33" W 63.0 NM South of Dauphin Island, AL Yes 42040
Petit Bois Island PTBM6 30°12’47" N 88°30’17" W 9.6 NM SSE of Pascagoula, MS   78266

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U.S. Gulf Coast WX Reporting Buoys & Stations

Louisiana / Texas

Name Station ID Location Description Wave Heights Phone ID
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 Buoy 42001 25°53’48" N 89°40’06" W 180 NM South of Southwest Pass, LA Yes 42001
Louisiana Oil Port 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 2.4 NM SE of Sabine Pass, TX   89782
Rollover Pass RLOT2 29°30’54" N 94°30’47" W Gilchrist, TX   75682
Galveston Buoy 42035 29°13’54" N 94°24’46" W 22 NM ESE of Galveston, TX Yes 42035
Galveston GRRT2 29°18’08" N 94°53’47" W Galveston, TX   47782
Freeport Buoy 42019 27°54’39" N 95°21’06" 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 Buoy 42020 26°58’05" N 96°41’33" W 60 NM SSE of Corpus Christi, TX Yes 42020
South Bird Island IRDT2 27°28’48" N 97°19’18" W South Bird 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 Buoy 42002 26°05’29" N 93°45’29" W 207 NM East of Brownsville, TX Yes 42002
Bay of Campeche Buoy 42055 22°07’12" N 93°57’36" W 214 NM NE of Veracruz, MX Yes 42055

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