Real Time

Between around November and April the data below may NOT reflect the current condition of Otsego Lake. Data may be transmitted sporadically for near-shore data collection and/or equipment testing.

Update (11 Apr 2023):

Thanks to the BFS Volunteer Dive Team and OLA, despite two major challenges that were dished out to us at the last minute including the continued unavailability of the 37-foot BFS pontoon Anodontoides, the Otsego Lake Continuous Lake Monitoring Buoy (CLMB) was deployed on 7-9 April 2023. The lack of a large vessel with a flat deck meant that we had to break up the work over 3 days, and the SCUBA divers had to work harder for a longer time in cold water. The newly acquired Airmar 200WX weather station is now reporting wind direction and speed, thanks to the generous funding by OLA and the School of Sciences at SUNY Oneonta.  If you are enjoying the real-time Otsego Lake data applet above, please consider supporting the operation and maintenance of the CLMB for the 2023 season and beyond through OLA. Due to the recent buoy system upgrade, starting in 2024, Yokota Lab will need to maintain a $1500/year data service subscription to keep this buoy data applet available to the public, and we are exploring funding sources.     

Quick reference table
Temp Wind speed
°C °F m/s mph
-40 -40 0 0
-35 -31 5 11
-30 -22 10 22
-25 -13 15 34
-20 -4 20 45
-15 5 25 56
-10 14 30 67
-5 23 35 78
0 32 40 89
5 41 45 101
10 50 50 112
15 59 55 123
20 68 60 134
25 77 70 157
30 86 80 179
35 95 90 201
40 104 100 224

Disclaimer: Yokota Lab at SUNY Oneonta/Biological Field Station is providing this data "as is," and Yokota Lab and its affiliates cannot be held responsible, nor assume any liability for any damages caused by inaccuracies in this data or documentation, or as a result of the failure of the data or software to function in a particular manner. Yokota Lab and its affiliates make no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness, or utility of this information, nor does the fact of distribution constitute a warranty. Real-time data have not been subjected to quality control or quality assurance procedures. Timely delivery of data and products through the Internet is not guaranteed. Before using information obtained from this applet, special attention should be given to the date and time of the data and products being displayed.

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