I am looking for sources of current area water temperatures.
Any advice on certain websites to find that?
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Wunderground's marine forecast|
Posted by: nycmhandy on Apr-28-13 7:09 PM (EST)
I use the Marine Forecast feature at Wunderground.com:
Posted by: old_user on Apr-28-13 7:39 PM (EST)
Has coastal temps.
Posted by: mjf on Apr-28-13 8:05 PM (EST)
My bad, I should have been more specific.
Great lakes |
Posted by: dc9mm on Apr-28-13 11:25 PM (EST)
Here are the great lakes so that would cover those and figure any creeks feeding them would be some what close http://www.coastwatch.msu.edu/
Stick your hand or foot in the water and|
Posted by: suntan on Apr-28-13 8:18 PM (EST)
keep it there for 5 minutes. If you have excruciating pain when you take it out, the water is too cold.
Posted by: ByronWalter on Apr-28-13 11:14 PM (EST)
... or just stand in the water up to your thighs and see how long you can handle it. But if you really want to do it right, get a drysuit. You will only think it was too expensive until you've actually used it. Then you will think it was the best thing this side of hot cornbread.
Near the shore - Out in Middle ?|
Posted by: willi_h2o on Apr-28-13 11:41 PM (EST)
Shallow water warmed by sun - slightly warm
Try regional fishing sites|
Posted by: Celia on Apr-29-13 10:23 AM (EST)
It matters for fishing what the temperature is. On some lakes these smaller web sites for fishermen can be a great resource.
I started paddling ww well before |
Posted by: ezwater on Apr-29-13 1:44 PM (EST)
drysuits, and when wetsuits were rather unwearable if one wished to paddle competently.
Agree: manage your risks|
Posted by: Waterbird on May-03-13 8:52 PM (EST)
There's no reason to delay kayaking now. Yesterday while kayak camping in Maine I took a bath in the lake. I guess the water was about 50 degrees. I wore pants, a fleece jacket, and mukluks for kayaking early in the morning and shorts, t-shirt, and crocs in the afternoon.
lake and pond waters in MD last week|
Posted by: pilotwingz on Apr-29-13 6:32 PM (EST)
...... (eastern half) avg. 59F.-60F. , Chesapeak Bay temps. avg. 58F. , mountain river temps. avg. 60F.
some of inland NY here ....|
Posted by: pilotwingz on Apr-29-13 6:40 PM (EST)
..... MARFC (Mid Atlantic River Forecast Center) ,
Posted by: ppine on Apr-30-13 2:23 PM (EST)
I rely on fishermen for most water temp info. Decent fish finders show surface water temp.
start with |
Posted by: sapien on Apr-30-13 5:11 PM (EST)
a farmer john shorty (I highly recommend the NRS Little John), which for under $100 will protect your core and you can use several months out of the year when the days are pleasant but water temp is on the cool side. Then as you extend your paddling season you can invest in a drysuit, but you will still find the shorty useful.