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|Sunrise 7:12AM||Sunset 5:15PM||Monday January 22, 2018 7:22 AM EST (12:22 UTC)||Moonrise 10:23AM||Moonset 10:40PM||Illumination 32%|
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|ANZ650 Coastal Waters From Fenwick Island De To Chincoteague Va Out 20 Nm- 655 Am Est Mon Jan 22 2018 |
.small craft advisory in effect from late tonight through Tuesday evening...
Today..S winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft...mainly E swell .
Tonight..S winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt late. Seas 2 to 3 ft with a dominant period of 4 seconds...building to 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of 4 seconds late.
Tue..SW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft with a dominant period of 7 seconds. Showers, mainly in the morning.
Tue night..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft... Subsiding to 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers early in the evening.
Wed..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft... Subsiding to 2 to 3 ft in the afternoon.
Wed night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt late. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Thu..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Thu night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming N 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas around 2 ft.
Fri..NE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming E in the afternoon. Seas around 2 ft.
Fri night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
|ANZ600 655 Am Est Mon Jan 22 2018 |
Synopsis for fenwick island de to currituck beach light nc out 20 nautical miles including virginia portion of the chesapeake bay currituck sound and portions of the james, york, and rappahannock rivers.. High pressure slides off the southeast us coast today. A cold front will move through the mid-atlantic states late tonight into Tuesday.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Snow Hill, MDHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
|Fxus61 kakq 221133|
area forecast discussion
national weather service wakefield va
633 am est Mon jan 22 2018
High pressure remains centered off the mid atlantic coast
through today. A cold front crosses the region Tuesday morning
and moves well off the coast by Tuesday night. High pressure
becomes centered over the south central states Wednesday and
builds east into the local area by Thursday.
Near term until 6 pm this evening
Sfc high pres remains off the mid-atlantic coast today while
low pressure tracks from the central plains to the WRN great
lakes. Bkn-ovc mid level clouds (cigs mainly 7-9 kft) currently
spreading over the fa and expecting vrb clouds-partly cloudy wx
today. Isold shras have been spotted just N and back into the
mountains... And should remain out of the fa today. Highs mainly
in the m-u60s... Except u50s-l60s along the bay ocean.
Short term 6 pm this evening through Wednesday
Rain chances increase quickly after midnight tonight through
tue morning as main sfc low pres tracks through the great lakes
region... Pushing its associated cold front across the local
area by Tue aftn. Models remain in good general agreement wrt
timing that front through the fa. Still see potential for
isold tstms in a high shear minimal CAPE environment from about
09-17z 23 (tue) across the fa. Keeping pops mainly
60-80%... Tapering off w-e quickly after 17z 23 (tue)... W pcpn
moving out of the entire area by 00z 24 (wed). Highs Tue from
the mid 60s N and on the ERN shore to the u60s-l70s elsewhere.
Dry cooler Tue night Wed W lows mainly in the 30s and highs wed
upper 40s far N and on the ERN shore to the l-m50s elsewhere.
Long term Wednesday night through Sunday
Medium range period (late week into next weekend) characterized by
building upper level ridge building over the eastern half of the
conus. Starting off seasonably cool behind the cool front on
Thursday... Then steadily warming as surface high pressure builds
over the area on Friday, sliding offshore late Friday and Saturday.
Highs in the upper 30s to mid 40s Thu Fri warm back into the 50s
Saturday... And well into the 50s to 60s by Sunday.
Remaining dry through the Saturday night. Rain chances increase by
late next weekend, as an amplifying upper trough over the plains is
forecast to lift across the plains from the desert southwest
fri sat. Gulf is wide open during this time frame, and expect llvl
moisture to surge north into the area ahead of this feature, with a
period of showers late next weekend. Worth noting that there is good
to excellent agreement among the GEFS eps early next week, as both
show temperatures dropping back quickly behind the associated cold
front into early next week.
Aviation 12z Monday through Friday
Vfr conditions expected to continue through the bulk of the 12z
taf period. Bkn-ovc mid level cloudiness (cigs mainly 7-9 kft)
moving across the local area attm... Expected to continue into
the morning hours... W most CIGS lifting to above 12 kft for
late this morning-this eve. Generally light S winds early|
today... Increasing to 10-15 kt through the rest of day. Sfc high
pres remains off the SE coast W dry conditions continuing. The
next chance for widespread precipitation and flight
restrictions comes after 06-09z 23 through (early) Tue aftn
with a passing cold front. Gusty ssw winds (to 20-30 kt) early
tue shift to the wnw late in the day along W potential for
widespread ifr CIGS (and shras). Isold tstms possible with the
front mainly Tue morning. Dry andVFR conditions then prevail
High pressure over the waters today will keep S winds below 15 kt
waves seas 1-2 ft. Winds will begin to increase tonight as a
deepening low over the great lakes pushes its associated cold front
toward the region by tues morning. Winds will increase to 15 to 25
kt from the s-sw prior to daybreak tues, continuing thru
midday early aftn, with seas on the coastal waters building to 4-6
ft; waves 3-4 ft on the bay. Scas remain in effect for all waters.
Hard to get gales with warm s-sw winds over cold water this time of
year, but did keep mention of a few gusts to 35 kt for our northern
coastal waters. Once the front clears the area tues afternoon, winds
will shift to the west 10-15 kt tues night Wed and then northwest on
Thursday. Waves seas subside to 1-3 ft.&&
Record high temperatures today and Tuesday.
ric 75 1906 76 1974
orf 77 1937 76 1999
sby 72 1927 73 1999
ecg 79 1937 76 1937
Akq watches warnings advisories
Marine... Small craft advisory from 4 am to 6 pm est Tuesday for
Small craft advisory from 6 am to 6 pm est Tuesday for anz633.
Small craft advisory from 4 am Tuesday to midnight est Tuesday
night for anz650-652-654.
Small craft advisory from 6 am to 10 pm est Tuesday for anz656-
near term... Alb lkb
short term... Alb lkb
long term... Mam
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|OCIM2 - 8570283 - Ocean City Inlet, MD||16 mi||52 min||SW 8.9 G 12||50°F||38°F||1022 hPa|
|44089||27 mi||52 min||37°F||1 ft|
|44009 - DELAWARE BAY 26 NM Southeast of Cape May, NJ||38 mi||92 min||SSW 12 G 14||44°F||39°F||2 ft||1021.8 hPa (+0.0)||41°F|
|BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD||40 mi||52 min||S 12 G 13||43°F||37°F||1021.7 hPa|
|WAHV2 - 8631044 - Wachapreague, VA||43 mi||52 min||SSW 2.9 G 2.9||43°F||41°F||1022.2 hPa|
|LWSD1 - 8557380 - Lewes, DE||45 mi||52 min||SW 8.9 G 14||53°F||35°F||1020.8 hPa|
Wind History for Ocean City Inlet, MD(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Ocean City, Ocean City Municipal Airport, MD||14 mi||29 min||SW 5||10.00 mi||Overcast||49°F||41°F||74%||1022 hPa|
|Salisbury, Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico County Regional Airport, MD||17 mi||28 min||SSW 7||10.00 mi||Overcast||52°F||39°F||61%||1021.8 hPa|
|Wallops Flight Facility Airport, VA||17 mi||28 min||SW 7||10.00 mi||Overcast||57°F||39°F||53%||1021.8 hPa|
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Mon -- 03:13 AM EST 0.54 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:13 AM EST Sunrise
Mon -- 10:01 AM EST 0.02 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 10:23 AM EST Moonrise
Mon -- 03:33 PM EST 0.62 feet High Tide
Mon -- 05:12 PM EST Sunset
Mon -- 10:37 PM EST 0.02 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 10:40 PM EST Moonset
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Mon -- 12:55 AM EST 0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 03:34 AM EST 0.41 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 06:38 AM EST -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 07:14 AM EST Sunrise
Mon -- 09:55 AM EST -0.68 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 10:24 AM EST Moonrise
Mon -- 01:04 PM EST 0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 03:53 PM EST 0.46 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 05:13 PM EST Sunset
Mon -- 06:53 PM EST -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 10:18 PM EST -0.79 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 10:42 PM EST Moonset
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