NOTICE (November 2, 2017): The live data feed for the buoys has concluded for the 2017 season, and will resume in Spring 2018 when the buoys are re-deployed.

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Nearshore Buoy (LLO1)

Last Updated: November 7, 2017 6:00am CST

Offshore Buoy (LLO2)

Last Updated: November 1, 2017 12:00am CST

Lake Superior wind conditions

Wind Meter
Last Updated: December 12, 2017 2:07am CST

Water column temperature at buoys

Last Updated: November 7, 2017 6:00am CST

Past buoy conditions


About the buoys

LLO1

The western Lake Superior Buoys are maintained by the University of Minnesota Duluth Large Lakes Observatory, with funding from the Great Lakes Observing System. They operate during the ice-free months each year, and are typically deployed in mid to late spring, and recovered in mid to late fall.

The buoys are located about 10 miles northeast of Duluth, off of McQuade Harbor. The nearshore buoy (LLO1) is located about 1 mile from shore. The offshore buoy (LLO2) is located about 6 miles from shore.

LLO2
University of Minnesota Duluth
Large Lakes Observatory
Great Lakes Observing System