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What’s the water temp at the bottom of LIS?

Vol. III, No. 30

Long Island Sound weather buoy

A weather buoy on Long Island Sound. Photo by Allen Clark /

Here’s a good find for all of us weather nerds: UConn’s LIS monitoring website.

Take a look at some of the individual weather stations, like Execution Rocks, Western LIS, and Central LIS. When reporting properly, they show water temp, salinity, and dissolved oxygen levels at the surface, mid-depth, and the bottom of the Sound.  It’s interesting but not surprising to note, as the buoy off of Greenwich shows, that the water temp at the bottom is about 13 degrees lower than the surface temp.  If you think this stuff is interesting, have a look around the site.