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Real Time Tide Gauge Information

There are two major types of tide gauges: those that measure water levels in real time (known as harmonic stations), and those that extrapolate water levels based on a harmonic/reference station (known as a subordinate station). The nearest NOAA-operated active harmonic station to Somers Point is in Atlantic City. Ocean-side subordinate stations are found in Longport and Ventnor, while bay-side subordinate stations are found in Egg Harbor Township, Pleasantville, and along the Patcong Creek.

The nearest tidal gauge to Somers Point is operated by the US Geological Survey and is located in Ocean City. Real-time water levels and temperatures for Great Egg Harbor Bay are found in the images below:


Other nearby NOAA-operated tide gauges are found below:

Dock Thorofare (Egg Harbor Township)

Steelmanville (Patcong Creek)

Pleasantville (Lakes Bay)

Atlantic City (Atlantic Ocean)

The images below show current water levels, predicted tides, air pressure, and air/water temperature for the harmonic tide gauge operated by NOAA nearest to Somers Point in Atlantic City. Note that these conditions will likely be different in Somers Point due to the distance from Atlantic City and the gauge’s location on the Ocean and not the bay.




For comparison purposes, this graph shows water levels in the days before and after Superstorm Sandy. Note that the predicted high tide on October 29th was the height of the low-tide due to flooding conditions from Sandy.