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New Operational Forecast System for the Gulf of Maine

This month, NOAA launched the 14th Operational Forecast System. The new system covers the Gulf of Maine, providing users with 72-hour forecast guidance on water levels, currents, water temperature, and salinity. The Gulf of Maine models promote safe navigation by helping mariners better plan their transits and prevent accidents, while also supporting and enabling harmful algal bloom forecasts under development for this region.