Quick, Easy, Fast
Are you looking for Lake Superior weather conditions at a specific location? Text a buoy. That’s right, text a buoy! You will immediately be texted back with information like:
- wind speed
- water temperature
- air temperature
- barometric pressure
- wave height
- and more…
At time of writing, Infosuperior texted the buoy off the Slate Islands south of Terrace Bay, Ontario. The reply came back immediately with the following conditions:
Wind: 11.7 kts @ NE
Gust: 13.6 kts
Air Temp: 56.5F/13.61C
Waves: 3.0 ft/0.91 m
(Note: 1 knot is equal to 1.852 km/hr or 1.15 mi/hr)
To text any of the following Lake Superior buoys simply
- Enter the phone number 734-418-7299.
- Enter the identification number associated with a specific buoy into your text.
- Press send.
- You’ll receive a text in seconds providing conditions at the specified buoy.
The list of Lake Superior Buoys and their corresponding identification numbers:
|Isle Royale East||45180|
The buoys can be accessed on NOAA’s Great Lakes Observing System website, or portal. The buoys are owned by a mix of organizations including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (MOAA), Michigan Technical University in Houghton, University of Minnesota-Duluth, Northern Michigan University in Marquette, and the Coastal Data Information Program.
There is no need to stumble through a jumble of U.S. and Canadian websites to access Lake Superior weather. You can access all the major sites, including NOAA and Environment and Climate Change Canada Lake Superior weather at: