This map provides the current ocean surface temperature. Ocean tenmperature can affect the amount of available moisture available to storms depending on the surface temperature. The water temperature also determines support for tropical weather systems (i.e. hurricanes and tropical storms).
The US Coast Guard and harbor reports are provided by the NWS Oxanrd and NWS San Diego offices.
Ocean buoy data are provided by the National Buoy Data Center.
This map was created from provisional data that has not been checked or verified for accuracy. VCPWA-WP has no control over the accuracy and type of data transmitted. This map was created solely for the convenience of the County and related public agencies. The County does not warrant the accuracy of this map, and no decision involving a risk of economic loss or physical injury should be made from the data available on this site.