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Marine Weather and Tides
Piney Point, MD

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Sunrise 6:54AMSunset 7:06PM Thursday September 21, 2017 5:04 PM EDT (21:04 UTC) Moonrise 7:09AMMoonset 7:12PM Illumination 1% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 1 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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ANZ537 Tidal Potomac From Cobb Island To Smith Point- 433 Pm Edt Thu Sep 21 2017
Rest of this afternoon..NE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Tonight..W winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
Fri..N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Fri night..NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Sat..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Sat night..NW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
Sun..NE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
Mon..NE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
ANZ500 433 Pm Edt Thu Sep 21 2017
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. A ridge of high pressure will remain over the eastern united states through early next week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Piney Point, MD
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Area Discussion for - Baltimore, MD/Washington
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area forecast discussion
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205 pm edt Thu sep 21 2017

Synopsis
Warm, high pressure both at the surface and aloft will remain
overhead through the weekend and into next week. Hurricane maria
is expected to remain over the atlantic and well to our
southeast through at least early next week.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
Tropical storm jose continues to be off the coast of new
england, well to our east. It is expected to stay there and
weaken over the next few days. High pressure ridge extends along
the appalachians with its influence over the eastern u.S. A
weak trough of low pressure which brought showers and
thunderstorms to western virginia yesterday has moved south.

Its influence may still bring a stray shower to the far
southwestern corner of the CWA this afternoon, but only a
slight chance. Otherwise, another mostly sunny and warm day with
mainly thin high clouds. Highs today will be well into the 80s
once again, with lows tonight in the 50s and 60s once again.

Winds will be light.

Short term 6 pm this evening through Saturday night
High pressure ridge at the surface will remain more or less
stationary over the appalachians through Saturday night. Aloft,
ridge of high pressure centered over the midwest will continue
to extend its influence across our region, while jose will
continue to meander over the northwest atlantic near new
england. The end result will be continued warm and dry weather,
with the only real weather concern being extent and coverage of
patchy fog each morning. Highs will be well into the 80s Friday
and Saturday with lows in the 50s and 60s. Winds will be light.

Long term Sunday through Thursday
High pressure both at the surface and aloft will control the weather
pattern for Sunday and Sunday night... Bringing more dry and warm
conditions.

The remnants of jose may push closer toward the east coast Monday
and Tuesday... But latest guidance suggests that this remains far
enough out to sea so that it will have little impact on our weather.

Will continue to keep an eye on this because there are still a few
gefs members that bring it farther west into our area which would
bring more clouds and possible precipitation. However... A vast
majority of the GEFS members keep it out to sea long with the latest
deterministic runs of the gfs... ECMWF and ukmet. Therefore... The
most likely scenario is that high pressure both at the surface and
aloft continues to control the weather pattern... Bringing more dry
conditions along with above normal temperatures.

Hurricane maria may approach the east coast of the united states
during the middle portion of next week. Latest guidance suggests
that there is a better chance for this system to remain
offshore... But confidence is still low this far out. Please consult
the national hurricane center for the latest information regarding
the forecast for hurricane maria.

Aviation 18z Thursday through Tuesday
Main concern through the next several days is patchy late night
and early morning fog, mainly at mrb and cho. Vis could drop
briefly to ifr at either or both sites each of the next three
mornings. An MVFR restriction is not out of the question at the
other terminals (except dca). Otherwise,VFR with light winds
should prevail through Saturday night thanks to high pressure.

More of the same into next week. High pressure will control the
weather pattern Sunday through Tuesday. Areas of low clouds and
fog are possible during the overnight and early morning hours
each day.

Marine
High pressure will provide dry weather with sub-sca winds
through the weekend into early next week.

Global models show winds strengthening on Tue as pressure
gradient tightens as hurricane maria gets closer to the mid-atlc
coast middle of next week. For now, it appears small craft
advisories are possible.

Tides coastal flooding
Minor coastal flooding will continue along sensitive tidal shores
over the next several days.

Lwx watches warnings advisories
Dc... Coastal flood advisory until midnight edt tonight for dcz001.

Md... Coastal flood advisory until 5 pm edt this afternoon for
mdz018.

Coastal flood advisory until 9 pm edt this evening for mdz014.

Coastal flood advisory until 7 pm edt this evening for mdz017.

Va... Coastal flood advisory until midnight edt tonight for vaz054.

Wv... None.

Marine... None.



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PPTM2 - 8578240 - Piney Point, MD 0 mi47 min NW 6 G 7
LWTV2 - 8635750 - Lewisetta, VA 10 mi47 min E 4.1 G 4.1 80°F 76°F1015.9 hPa
44042 - Potomac, MD 12 mi35 min SW 1.9 G 1.9 80°F 1015.2 hPa
SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD 14 mi53 min N 5.1 G 8.9 81°F 78°F1015.5 hPa
COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD 20 mi47 min NNW 7 G 7 78°F 1016.6 hPa
BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD 27 mi47 min WNW 9.9 G 12 79°F 78°F1015.9 hPa
44062 - Gooses Reef, MD 30 mi35 min NNE 3.9 G 3.9 80°F 1016.6 hPa
NCDV2 30 mi47 min NW 2.9 G 4.1 84°F 76°F1015.1 hPa
CA2 - 8571892 - Cambridge, MD 39 mi47 min 84°F 78°F1016.7 hPa
44058 - Stingray Point, VA 42 mi35 min NE 3.9 G 5.8 80°F 1016.2 hPa
BSLM2 - Chesapeake Bay, MD 46 mi155 min NNE 2.9 82°F 1016 hPa62°F
RPLV2 - 8632837 - Rappahannock Light, VA 49 mi47 min NW 7 G 7 1016.3 hPa

Wind History for Piney Point, MD
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
St. Inigoes, Webster Field, Naval Electronic Systems Engineering Activity, MD5 mi72 minVar 610.00 miFair86°F63°F46%1015.7 hPa
Patuxent River, Naval Air Station, MD13 mi73 minNNE 810.00 miPartly Cloudy85°F63°F48%1016 hPa
St Marys County Airport, MD13 mi68 minNE 510.00 miFair82°F64°F55%1016.6 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Piney Point, Potomac River, Maryland
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Piney Point
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Thu -- 03:16 AM EDT     1.76 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:53 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:09 AM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 09:20 AM EDT     0.02 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 03:38 PM EDT     1.79 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:04 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 08:11 PM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 09:49 PM EDT     0.06 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.91.31.61.81.71.30.90.60.300.10.30.81.21.61.81.81.51.10.70.40.20.10.2

Tide / Current Tables for Point Patience, 0.1 mile southwest of, Maryland Current
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Point Patience
Click for MapFlood direction 315 true
Ebb direction 145 true

Thu -- 12:24 AM EDT     0.52 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 02:50 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 06:41 AM EDT     -0.92 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 06:53 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:09 AM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 10:36 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 12:45 PM EDT     0.62 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 03:25 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 07:04 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 07:15 PM EDT     -0.96 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 08:11 PM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 11:22 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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IR Satellite Image from GEOS
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Wind Forecast for Baltimore, MD/Washington (17,4,5,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Dover AFB, DE
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