Today, the OPC website will be unavailable beginning at 0700 EDT/1100 UTC for approximately 30 min. Please refresh your browser or navigate to https://ocean.weather.gov after the maintenance window to see the upgraded version of OPC's website.
This is a non-operational test website. For official OPC information and forecasts, please refer to the operational OPC website: https://ocean.weather.gov.
Receiving Past Graphic Products
There are several methods of getting previous graphics from the Ocean Prediction Center.
Loops are available for the past 14 days for most of the analysis and forecast products. If you need to print a particular chart then use the "show" button.
A short-term (14-day) archive of graphical products is available on the OPC FTP server
Archived charts available online from National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI, which was the National Climatic Data Center [NCDC]).
NCEI for official certified copies of the latest and past products.
If you would like to obtain Ocean Prediction Center graphic products from the National Climatic Data Center at Asheville, NC, contact the Surface Records Retention System at (828) 271-4800 extension 3164. They will provide an official certified copy of the analysis and forecast products. When requesting past products then use the official NCDC chart titles to determine what is needed. For example, the chart title for the West Atlantic Surface Analysis from 00 UTC July 9, 2004 is: atlw_sfcanal_00.2004070900.gif.
Receiving Past Text Products
The National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) Service Records Retention System (SRRS) Text Products web page is the only known official source for archived OPC text products.
Another source of archive information is the Iowa State University Department of Agronomy, available at http://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/wx/afos/