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NWS radiofax charts for the North Pacific and Tropical East Pacific

The latest version of marine weather charts for broadcast by the U.S. Coast Guard are available from the National Weather Service Telecommunication Gateway on this server. The listed charts are in the G4 (T4) format and enveloped in TIFF for viewing, also available in GIF format. Satellite images are in JPEG format.

Reports from mariners of both poor AND good radio reception , as well as any other comments about weather broadcast services and forecast products are always greatly appreciated. Please be specific as possible noting your location, equipment/software used, date(s), time(s), frequency(s), mode (fax, voice, NAVTEX, etc.), signal strength, and problem observed (e.g. interference, noise, sync loss, echoes, etc), product name ( e.g. high seas text forecast for METAREA IV, if internet state link, etc. ). Send your comments to: Questions, Comments?.

Effective September 4, 2018, the radiofax broadcast schedule for Pt Reyes (NMC) was adjusted to include 72 hour forecast products for surface and wind/wave charts for the North Pacific (Pt Reyes).

SIZE and UPDATED... refer to .TIF version of files

Many of these charts are also broadcast from Kodiak, Alaska and Honolulu, Hawaii

Expanded version of this page which includes a 24 hour archive.
Printer Friendly Weather Briefing for the North Pacific showing the latest charts
Printer Friendly Weather Briefing for the Tropical East Pacific showing the latest charts
Product Loops
Radiofax Information
Worldwide Marine Radiofacsimile Broadcast Schedules (PDF)
These products also available via E-mail or FTP
Radiofacsimile User's Guide
Key Terms and Symbols for these charts
Missed Charts for the Current Month(if any)
Historic Weather and Satellite Data
Caution


 

Wind/Wave Charts
00Z Sea State Analysis 20N-70N 115W-135E TIFF image GIF image GIF image
00*/06/12/18Z Wind/Wave Analysis 18N-62N E of 157W TIFF image GIF image  
24HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT00/12Z 18N-62N E of 157W TIFF image GIF image  
48HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT00/12Z 20N-70N 115W-135E TIFF image GIF image  
48HR Wave Period/Swell Dir VT00/12Z 20N-70N 115W-135E TIFF image GIF image  
72HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT12Z 20N-70N 115W-135E TIFF image GIF image GIF image
96HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT00/12Z 20N-70N 115W-135E TIFF image GIF image GIF image
96HR Wave Period/Swell Dir VT12Z 20N-70N 115W-135E TIFF image GIF image GIF image
*All times not transmitted via Pt. Reyes radiofax but listed here for convenience

 

Tropical Wind/Wave Charts
00/12Z Sea State Analysis 20S-30N E of 145W TIFF image GIF image  
24HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT00/12Z 20S-30N E of 145W TIFF image GIF image  
48HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT00/12Z 20S-30N E of 145W TIFF image GIF image  
48HR Wave Period/Swell Dir Forecast VT00/12Z 20S-30N E of 145W TIFF image GIF image GIF image
72HR Wind/Wave Forecast VT00/12Z 20S-30N E of 145W TIFF image GIF image  
72HR Wave Period/Swell Dir Forecast VT00Z 20S-30N E of 145W TIFF image GIF image GIF image

 

Surface Charts
00/06/12/18Z Sfc Analysis NE Pacific (Part 1) 20N-70N 115W-175W TIFF image GIF image  
00/06/12/18Z Sfc Analysis NW Pacific (Part 2) 20N-70N 175W-135E TIFF image GIF image  
24HR Sfc Forecast VT00/12Z 18N-62N E of 157W TIFF image GIF image  
48HR Sfc Forecast VT00/12Z 20N-70N 115W-135E TIFF image GIF image  
72HR Sfc Forecast VT12Z 20N-70N 115W-135E TIFF image GIF image GIF image
96HR Sfc Forecast VT12Z 20N-70N 115W-135E TIFF image GIF image GIF image

 

Tropical Surface Charts
East Pacific Sfc Analysis VT00/06/12/18Z 20S-30N E of 145W TIFF image GIF image
U.S./Tropical Sfc Analysis VT00/06/12/18Z 5S-50N 55W-125W* TIFF image GIF image
24HR Tropical Sfc Forecast VT00/12Z 20S-30N E of 145W* TIFF image GIF image
48HR Tropical Sfc Forecast VT00/12Z 20S-30N E of 145W TIFF image GIF image
72HR Tropical Sfc Forecast VT00/12Z 20S-30N E of 145W* TIFF image GIF image
*Not transmitted via Pt. Reyes radiofax but listed here for convenience

 

Upper Air Charts
00/12Z 500 MB Analysis 20N-70N 115W-135E TIFF image GIF image  
24HR 500MB Forecast VT00/12Z 20N-70N 115W-135E TIFF image GIF image  
48HR 500MB Forecast VT00/12Z 20N-70N 115W-135E TIFF image GIF image  
72HR 500MB Forecast VT12Z 20N-70N, 115W-135E TIFF image GIF image GIF image
96HR 500MB Forecast VT12Z 20N-70N 115W-135E TIFF image GIF image  

 

Tropical Cyclone Danger Area Charts
Tropical Cyclone Danger Area VT03/09/15/21Z 0N-40N 80W-180W TIFF image GIF image
Note: Tropical Cyclone Danger Area chart replaced by 48HR High Wind/Wave Warning chart Dec 01 - May 14 Valid times 00z,06z,12z and 18z

 

Sea Surface Temperatures
Pacific SST Chart 40N-53N, E of 136W TIFF image GIF image GIF image
Pacific SST Chart 23N-42N, E of 136W TIFF image GIF image GIF image

 

Satellite Imagery
00/06/12/18Z GOES IR Satellite Image, Tropical East Pacific* JPG image
06/12/18/21Z GOES IR** Satellite Image, East Pacific* JPG image
00/06/12/18Z GOES IR Satellite Image, Pacific JPG image
*All times not transmitted via Pt. Reyes radiofax but listed here for convenience
** The 21z East Pacific Satellite Image is a VISIBLE vs. IR image

 

Schedule and Miscellaneous
Radiofax Schedule Part 1 (Pt. Reyes, CA) TIFF image GIF image
Radiofax Schedule Part 2 (Pt. Reyes, CA) TIFF image GIF image
Radiofax Schedule, Pt. Reyes, CA (DOS Text Version) TEXT file  
Request for Comments TIFF image GIF image
Product Notice Bulletin TIFF image GIF image
Test Message TIFF image GIF image
Internet File Names TEXT file