The National Data Buoy Center has a website that provides boaters and fishermen with reports on wind speed, wave height, water temperature, etc. directly from the weather buoys on Long Island Sound. To access, go to shoo-fly.org, click the Weather-Sunrise/Set-Tides link in the left frame and scroll down to the National Data Buoy Center link.
For Internet access the Fairfield area the buoy number is FWIC3; for New Haven NWHC3, for the Western Long Island Sound 44040, and 44039 for Central Long Island Sound.
Alternatively, the National Data Buoy Center has a toll-free phone line that you can dial to get the Sound reports: [888-701-8992]; requires a push-button phone or cell phone. Dial the toll-free number, press "1" and then enter the buoy number.
For telephone access the Fairfield area the buoy number is 39423; for New Haven 69423, for the Western Long Island Sound 44040, and 44039 for Central Long Island Sound.