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Station 44097 - Search and Rescue Data

Block Island, RI (154)
40.967 N 71.124 W (40°58'2" N 71°7'25" W)

Right whales are active off NY from November to April. Speed restrictions of 10 knots apply to vessels 65 feet or greater in specific areas along the mid-Atlantic coast. To learn more about right whales and rules protecting them, go to: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/shipstrike

Average surface winds - six hour block.

Date (UTC) Average
Wind Dir
Wind Spd
Air Temp.
(Degrees F.)
Air Temp.
Water Temp.
(Degrees F.)
Water Temp.
2024-03-03 1200Z--01212-04212
2024-03-03 0600Z--01112-04212
2024-03-03 0000Z--0612-04212
2024-03-02 1800Z--0312-04212
2024-03-02 1200Z--0212-04212
2024-03-02 0600Z--0312-04212
2024-03-02 0000Z--0312-04212
2024-03-01 1800Z--0312-04212
2024-03-01 1200Z--0412-04112
2024-03-01 0600Z--0512-04212
2024-03-01 0000Z--0811-04211
2024-02-29 1800Z--0912-04212
2024-02-29 1200Z--01112-04212
2024-02-29 0600Z--01312-04212
2024-02-29 0000Z--01311-04211
2024-02-28 1800Z--01112-04112
2024-02-28 1200Z--01112-04112
2024-02-28 0600Z--0812-04112
2024-02-28 0000Z--0512-04212
2024-02-27 1800Z--0412-04112

The six-hour averages are calculated as follows:

  • The 0000Z average uses data from 2100Z to 0259Z.
  • The 0600Z average uses data from 0300Z to 0859Z.
  • The 1200Z average uses data from 0900Z to 1459Z.
  • The 1800Z average uses data from 1500Z to 2059Z.

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