During winter months, cold and ice may
result in inaccurate real-time tide elevation data. Adjustments or
deletions of this data can only be done after detailed
Funding for this site is provided by:
Lat 39°45'39", long 74°06'38"
referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Barnegat Light Borough,
Ocean County, NJ, Hydrologic Unit 02040301, on bulkhead at U.S. Coast
Guard Station in Barnegat Light, 0.5 mi southwest of Barnegat Inlet,
and 4.4 mi east of Pebble Beach in Barnegat Township.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Annual maximum tide, water years 1965-1980.
Unpublished fragmentary gage-height record, September 1997 to October
2000. Continuous-record tide gage, November 2000 to current year.
Tide elevation, water temperature, precipitation, air
temperature, relative humidity, air pressure, wind speed, and wind
direction recorder with telemetry and tidal crest-stage gage. Datum of
gage is at 0.00 ft NAVD of 1988. To determine approximate elevation in
NGVD of 1929, add 1.26 ft.
Periods of missing data are noted by dashed (---)
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum elevation, 5.21 ft, Oct
29, 2012; minimum elevation, -4.25 ft, Mar 9, 2005, although a lower
tide likely occurred during period of missing record on Feb 16,
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum elevation, 4.93 ft,
Dec 11, 1992, adjusted to present datum, from mark on discontinued
tidal crest-stage gage.
National Weather Service flood stage for
this gage is 3.7 ft.
Weather station data are available from this location at this
The water temperature data for this station
are temporary and will only be displayed for 120 days. Although the
instrumentation is calibrated at least once/year, the temporary
classification means that documented routine inspections and other
quality assurance measures are not performed that would make the data
acceptable for archival, retrieval, or future use in general scientific
or interpretive studies.
Water temperatures collected at this gage
often reflect Atlantic Ocean water temperatures during incoming tides
and Barnegat Bay water temperatures on outgoing tides.