Buoys in Lake Michigan

These buoys are pulled out during the winter months.

Upper Great Lake Observing System (UGLOS) is responsible for a number of weather buoys in Lake Michigan

One can get weather status report by texting the station ID (the 5 digit number) as data to the telephone number of (734)-418-7299 to receive the latest observation on the go.

Map of Observing systems locations

Lake Michigan

Station 45007 (LLNR 20595) - SOUTH MICHIGAN - 43NM East Southeast of Milwaukee, WI    -    42.674 N 87.026 W (42°40'26" N 87°1'32" W)

Station 45002 (LLNR 18310) - NORTH MICHIGAN- Halfway between North Manitou and Washington Islands.   45.344 N 86.411 W (45°20'39" N 86°24'40" W)

Lake Michigan - Lower east

45026 - Cook Nuclear plant
U-GLOS Station 45026 was designed by the University of Michigan's Ocean Engineering Laboratory (OEL) and deployed in 2011 through a partnership with LimnoTech Inc.

Text the Station ID (45026) to (734)-418-7299 to receive the latest observation on the go.

45168 - South Haven

This station is a short distance from the South Haven pier and gets run over a number of times a year.

45029 - Holland

45161 Muskegon

Land based weather station

Station SJOM - St. Joseph, Mi