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Service Description:

Marine Beach Forecast Web Service provides beach and surf zone information, which includes forecasts of swim risk, rip currents, outlet currents, channel currents, waves, weather, water temperature, links to local radar, ultraviolet index, surf height, max temperature and beach preparedness/safety information within a Weather Forecast Office’s (WFO’s) forecast area. This webservice is designed for beach goers to easily view beach/surf zone forecasts and hazard information provided by WFOs. Surf Forecasts includes Beaches, Rip Current Risk, Surf Height, UV Index Risk, Water Temperature Weather Forecast, High Temperature, Winds and Tides (High and Low Times).

Swim Risk - Swim risk is the risk based on the threat of high waves, dangerous currents, and other hazardous conditions of the water. Beach hazard statements provide additional details on high swim risk days. Some of these risk include outlet currents, channel currents,longshore currents, structural currents and cold water.

Rip Currents - Rip currents are powerful, channeled currents of water flowing away from shore. They typically extend from the shoreline, through the surf zone, and past the line of breaking waves. Rip currents can occur at any beach with breaking waves.

Winds- includes wind direction, and speed.

Swim Risk Levels Collected Great Lakes

Low- The risk to swimmers is low, however, life threatening conditions may still occur especially near groins, jetties, reefs, and piers. Always swim near a lifeguard and remember to heed the advice of the local beach patrol and flag warning systems.

Moderate- Life threatening conditions to swimmers are possible. Always swim near a lifeguard and remember to heed the advice of the local beach patrol and flag warning systems.

High- Life threatening conditions are likely. Water conditions are dangerous for all levels of swimmers. Stay out of the water. Remember to heed the advice of the local beach patrol and flag warning systems.

Rip Current Risk Levels Collected(Non-Great Lakes)

Low- The risk of rip currents is low, however, life threatening rip currents may still occur especially near groins, jetties, reefs, and piers. Always swim near a lifeguard and remember to heed the advice of the local beach patrol and flag warning systems.

Moderate- Life threatening rip currents are possible. Always swim near a lifeguard and remember to heed the advice of the local beach patrol and flag warning systems.

High- Life threatening rip currents are likely. The surf zone is dangerous for all levels of swimmers. Stay out of the water. Remember to heed the advice of the local beach patrol and flag warning systems.

Ultraviolet(UV) Index Scale Risk Levels Collected

Low Risk - UV Index Scale of 2 or less. Low danger from the sun's UV rays for the average person. Wear sunglasses on bright days. If you burn easily, cover up and use sunscreen.

Moderate Risk - UV Index Scale of 3 - 5. Moderate risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Take precautions, such as covering up, if you will be outside. Stay in shade near midday when the sun is strongest.

High Risk - UV Index Scale of 6 - 7. High risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Protection against sunburn is needed. Reduce time in the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Cover up, wear a hat and sunglasses, and use sunscreen.

Very High Risk - UV Index Scale of 8 - 10. Very high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Take extra precautions. Unprotected skin will be damaged and can burn quickly. Minimize sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Otherwise, seek shade, cover up, wear a hat and sunglasses, and use sunscreen.

Extreme Risk - UV Index Scale of 11 or greater. Extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Take all precautions. Unprotected skin can burn in minutes. Beachgoers should know that white sand and other bright surfaces reflect UV and will increase UV exposure. Try to avoid sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Seek shade, cover up, wear a hat and sunglasses, and use sunscreen.


Update Frequency: Every 20 minutes


Links to graphical web pages:

Experimental Beach Forecast Graphical Page: https://www.weather.gov/beach/

Beach Forecast Graphical Experience: https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/4403e4e108914ab39b1eaf04a6fafd36

Link to metadata


Links to data downloads (geo-json):

https://www.weather.gov/source/apx/beachforecast/APX_GIS_day1.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/apx/beachforecast/APX_GIS_day2.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/akq/beachforecast/AKQ_GIS_day1.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/akq/beachforecast/AKQ_GIS_day2.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/buf/beachforecast/BUF_GIS_day1.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/buf/beachforecast/BUF_GIS_day2.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/box/beachforecast/BOX_GIS_day1.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/box/beachforecast/BOX_GIS_day2.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/bro/beachforecast/BRO_GIS_day1.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/bro/beachforecast/BRO_GIS_day2.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/car/beachforecast/CAR_GIS_day1.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/car/beachforecast/CAR_GIS_day2.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/chs/beachforecast/CHS_GIS_day1.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/chs/beachforecast/CHS_GIS_day2.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/cle/beachforecast/CLE_GIS_day1.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/cle/beachforecast/CLE_GIS_day2.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/crp/beachforecast/CRP_GIS_day1.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/crp/beachforecast/CRP_GIS_day2.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/dlh/beachforecast/DLH_GIS_day1.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/dlh/beachforecast/DLH_GIS_day2.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/dtx/beachforecast/DTX_GIS_day1.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/dtx/beachforecast/DTX_GIS_day2.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/grb/beachforecast/GRB_GIS_day1.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/grb/beachforecast/GRB_GIS_day2.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/grr/beachforecast/GRR_GIS_day1.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/grr/beachforecast/GRR_GIS_day2.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/gum/beachforecast/GUM_GIS_day1.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/gum/beachforecast/GUM_GIS_day2.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/gyx/beachforecast/GYX_GIS_day1.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/gyx/beachforecast/GYX_GIS_day2.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/hfo/beachforecast/HFO_GIS_day1.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/hfo/beachforecast/HFO_GIS_day2.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/ilm/beachforecast/ILM_GIS_day1.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/ilm/beachforecast/ILM_GIS_day2.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/iwx/beachforecast/IWX_GIS_day1.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/iwx/beachforecast/IWX_GIS_day2.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/jax/beachforecast/JAX_GIS_day1.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/jax/beachforecast/JAX_GIS_day2.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/lot/beachforecast/LOT_GIS_day1.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/lot/beachforecast/LOT_GIS_day2.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/lox/beachforecast/LOX_GIS_day1.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/lox/beachforecast/LOX_GIS_day2.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/mfl/beachforecast/MFL_GIS_day1.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/mfl/beachforecast/MFL_GIS_day2.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/mhx/beachforecast/MHX_GIS_day1.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/mhx/beachforecast/MHX_GIS_day2.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/mlb/beachforecast/MLB_GIS_day1.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/mlb/beachforecast/MLB_GIS_day2.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/mkx/beachforecast/MKX_GIS_day1.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/mkx/beachforecast/MKX_GIS_day2.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/mob/beachforecast/MOB_GIS_day1.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/mob/beachforecast/MOB_GIS_day2.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/mqt/beachforecast/MQT_GIS_day1.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/mqt/beachforecast/MQT_GIS_day2.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/okx/beachforecast/OKX_GIS_day1.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/okx/beachforecast/OKX_GIS_day2.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/phi/beachforecast/PHI_GIS_day1.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/phi/beachforecast/PHI_GIS_day2.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/sgx/beachforecast/SGX_GIS_day1.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/sgx/beachforecast/SGX_GIS_day2.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/tae/beachforecast/TAE_GIS_day1.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/tae/beachforecast/TAE_GIS_day2.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/tbw/beachforecast/TBW_GIS_day1.json

https://www.weather.gov/source/tbw/beachforecast/TBW_GIS_day2.json


Questions/Concerns: about the service, please contact the DISS GIS team

Time Information: This service is not time enabled.



Map Name: Marine_BeachForecast

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Copyright Text: NOAA, National Weather Service, NWS's Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services Branch

Spatial Reference: 4326  (4326)


Single Fused Map Cache: false

Initial Extent: Full Extent: Units: esriDecimalDegrees

Supported Image Format Types: PNG32,PNG24,PNG,JPG,DIB,TIFF,EMF,PS,PDF,GIF,SVG,SVGZ,BMP

Document Info: Supports Dynamic Layers: true

Resampling: false

MaxRecordCount: 2000

MaxImageHeight: 4096

MaxImageWidth: 4096

Supported Query Formats: JSON, geoJSON, PBF

Supports Query Data Elements: true

Min Scale: 0

Max Scale: 0

Supports Datum Transformation: true



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