Global STOFS Atlantic Region Storm Surge Model Guidance

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Image map of STOFS Surge Model Guidance Areas East New England New York New Jersey MidAtlantic Southeast E. Gulf of Mexico W. Guilf of Mexico

About Global STOFS Storm Surge Model Guidance

STOFS (Surge and Tide Operational Forecast System) is a collaboration between the NOAA/NOS/Coast Survey Development Lab and NOAA/NCEP.

STOFS provides a second operational set of forecast guidance in addition to the ET-SURGE (ETSS) model. The community-based ADvanced CIRCulation (ADCIRC) model is used for STOFS and the Global Forecast System (GFS) model provides the forcing. The STOFS model is run on NOAA's WCOSS super computing system four times daily out to 180 hours producing numerical storm surge guidance for systems.

Global STOFS provides worldwide coverage. For more details, see the Global STOFS Service Change Notice.

Data Availability

DATA is available in GRIB and NetCDF formats via NOMADS:


NOAA information regarding storm surge terminology (pdf download).

Note on Tropical Cyclone Events

The Storm Surge information shown here should not be used for tropical cyclone events. For official storm surge information associated with tropical cyclones, please consult advisories and warnings issued by the National Hurricane Center.