Year in Review
At the Cape Elizabeth OCNMS mooring in 42 m of water (~47 N), the forecasts predicted the onset of hypoxic conditions (<2 mg oxygen / L) very closely to what was observed. The forecasts predicted hypoxia beginning on Jun 21 (January forecast) and Jun 22 (April forecast); this location observed hypoxia beginning on June 15. The forecast predicted the location would remain hypoxic and develop anoxia in late August through mid-October.
Oxygen forecasts (January forecast - teal, April forecast - darker blue) compared to the OCNMS Cape Elizabeth 42m station observations (red).