Updated on March 13, 2014: CO-OPS is planning to turn off OPeNDAP services on the NOS OFS web pages on April 23, 2014. Please use the THREDDS URL and change your scripts if needed.
Updated on February 19, 2014: CO-OPS will update the URLs for all LSOFS map animation plots on February 26, 2014. Please visit the LSOFS main page on 2/26 and update your LSOFS animated map plots bookmarks.
The Lake Superior Operational Forecast System (LSOFS) is a NOAA project aimed at providing improved predictions of water levels, currents and water temperatures in Lake Superior to the user communities. Similar systems are operational in the other 4 Great Lakes as well. Collectively these form the Great Lakes Operational Forecast System (GLOFS). The objective of GLOFS is to produce nowcast and forecast guidance (displayed out to 24 hours) of total water level, current velocity, and water temperatures in the Lakes to be used by the commercial shipping, recreational boating, and emergency response communities. GLOFS nowcast and forecast guidance will provide an increased margin of safety and maximize the efficiency of commerce throughout the Lakes. For more information, please click here.