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St. Lawrence Water Temperature - alxn6 no longer reports water temerature

Discussion in 'North Eastern United States' started by djshaw, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. djshaw

    djshaw Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Ontario
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    I dive the Canadian side of the St. Lawrence, but I find that the water temperature reported by alxn6 is a good approximation for what I can expect. It appears that it hasn't emitted any water temperature information since January 2019. Does anyone know if it will ever report water temperature again? Or if there's another good source of water temperature in the river?
     
  2. Bob DBF

    Bob DBF Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: NorCal
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    Probably like the NOAA buoys off the pacific coast, next time they do scheduled maintenance on the buoy it will be fixed. Not likely that there will be a special repair trip.


    Bob
     
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  3. Pinecube

    Pinecube Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Ontario, Canada
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    I don't typically use the NOAA data but they probably don't record through the winter as the water is frozen. Even now the water is only a couple degrees above freezing (and cools at night).

    As for other sources, I like the St Lawrence Seaway website: Seaway System - Recreational Boating click on the "Water levels and Environmental Data" link.
     
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  4. djshaw

    djshaw Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Ontario
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    I like that resource, @Pinecube! Thanks!

    Looks like alxn6 is starting to log water temperature data again. The maintenance cycle came earlier than I expected. I was thinking that the maintenance wouldn't occur buoys started going into the water. Thanks @Bob DBF
     
  5. Bob DBF

    Bob DBF Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: NorCal
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    Now that I think of it, it could also be a glitch in the data transmission and/or processing from the buoy to/or in the NOAA computer. In which case it is faster to fix.


    Bob
     
  6. ajtoady

    ajtoady ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Hammond, NY
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    Its working currently. Temp today 44.8* F.
     
  7. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: "La Grande Ile"
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    even a broken clock is correct twice a day... :D

    Glad to see it is functional.Now, if they can get the levels under control, and the clarity doen't tank again...
     
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