Marine Weather and Tides
5/20/2018 -- NOAA is having problems with the data feed that I use to draw the graphs. They are aware of the issue and working to resolve it. Sometimes changing the location by about a mile will give a correct graph. 3/3/2018 - There is a new GOES Satellite for the east coast that required rewriting that part of the code. Please report any issues.
|Sunrise 5:41AM||Sunset 8:17PM||Friday May 25, 2018 2:53 PM EDT (18:53 UTC)||Moonrise 3:26PM||Moonset 2:45AM||Illumination 83%|
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|ANZ543 Tangier Sound And The Inland Waters Surrounding Bloodsworth Island- 131 Pm Edt Fri May 25 2018 |
.small craft advisory in effect from 6 pm edt this evening through Saturday morning...
This afternoon..S winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Tonight..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
Sat..S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.
Sat night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely with a chance of tstms.
Sun..SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers and tstms likely.
Sun night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely with a chance of tstms.
Mon..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of tstms. A chance of showers.
Tue..SE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of tstms. A chance of showers. Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.
|ANZ500 131 Pm Edt Fri May 25 2018 |
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. High pressure will move offshore this afternoon and remain positioned there through the weekend. A cold front will push south through the area early next week.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Dames Quarter, MDHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
|Fxus61 kakq 251122|
area forecast discussion
national weather service wakefield va
722 am edt Fri may 25 2018
Dry weather is expected through tonight under the influence of
high pressure off the mid-atlantic coast. Low pressure over the
gulf of mexico will gradually bring a return of moisture through
the upcoming weekend, mainly in the form of late afternoon and
evening showers and thunderstorms.
Near term through tonight
As of 720 am edt Friday...
latest analysis reveals ~1022+ surface high pressure now in
place along and offshore the mid-atlantic coast. Old frontal
boundary in the process of washing out from sc into the deep
south this morning.
Slightly warmer today, as thicknesses increase slightly on
light s-sw W the surface high shifting further offshore.
Conshort... MOS and local thickness tool in good agreement
supporting highs into the mid to upper 80s (upr 70s low
Mainly clear once again tonight. Some patchy fog once again
possible along the SE coastal plain late. Otherwise, slightly
milder and a bit more muggy. Lows mainly in the 60s.
Short term Saturday through Sunday
As of 400 am edt Friday...
outlook for the weekend will key on disturbance near the
yucatan western caribbean. Models continue to have issues with
respect to timing the upper trough digging south from the
western great lakes toward the western gulf of mexico, and the
resultant ejecting surface wave into the eastern gulf on
Sunday. However, regardless of the fine details, weak upper
ridging aloft and southerly low-level flow will gradually
integrate more moisture back toward the region, as numerous
shortwaves shunt the deep tropical moisture feed over the west
caribbean north across the deep south and toward the local area.
Pw values increase to 1.75-2" once again over the piedmont into
the DELMARVA Saturday night Sunday. This will result in a
gradual increase in humidity locally through the day Saturday,
due to sustained southerly flow from the gomex, and a mainly
diurnal chance of showers and thunderstorms both Saturday and
Sunday. Still a few model cycles away from getting details
hammered out, but given the heavy rainfall of only 5 to 7 days
ago, will need to be on guard for locally heavy rainfall
potential during this period, especially over the northern half
of the area with a quasi-stationary boundary lingering just to
Not quite as warm but noticeably more humid each day over the
weekend. Highs Sat Sun in the mid 80s, except slightly cooler
immediate coast. Lows from the mid 60s to low 70s.
Long term Sunday night through Thursday
As of 400 am edt Thursday...
still much uncertainty with both the track and amount of
moisture associated with any tropical system from the end of the
holiday weekend into the middle of next week. Both the
gfs ECMWF stall the system over the gulf coast states but differ
on the amount of moisture making it this far north. 00z
ecmwf ecs keeps the deepest moisture south southeast, due to
retrograding the upper low over the tn valley. Meanwhile the 00z
gfs shows periodic atlantic and tropical moisture drifting
north along a stalled boundary across the region.
Upshot will be to keep pops in each day, highest across the south
and thunder chances mainly during the aftn eve Mon tue. Pops
cont Wed Thu as the tropical moisture gets caught in the
westerlies and tracks ene. Highs upr 70s-mid 80s. Lows mid 60s-|
Aviation 11z Friday through Tuesday
As of 720 am edt Friday...
mainly clear sky across area terminals, withVFR conditions
anticipated through the 12z TAF period on light s-sw winds.
Some patchy fog (MVFR vsby) is possible once again SE terminals
Outlook... Expect moisture to increase for the upcoming holiday
weekend with scattered showers t-storms possible each
afternoon evening from sat-mon. Periodic flight restrictions
will be possible in around tstms.
As of 400 am edt Friday...
latest sfc analysis shows high pressure centered just off the coast.
The high slides farther offshore today, allowing for southerly flow
to develop, mainly 10-15 kt, with 1-2 ft waves seas. Similar pattern
into the weekend with high pressure offshore. Seas build up to 3-4
ft by Sat sat night as sly flow continues. Wind speeds AOB 15 kt
through this period. Sub-sca conditions continue into early next
As of 200 am edt Friday...
flood warning for the appomattox at mattoax has been cancelled,
as have river flood warnings on the mattaponi and kerr lake.
Despite a few scattered road closures that remain per vdot,
river levels have dropped below flood stage.
A flood warning remains in effect for the nottoway river at
sebrell as the river will crest just above minor stage this
evening or tonight. See flwakq and flsakq for more details.
Tides coastal flooding
Levels should reach action stage at bishops head Friday night
due to the south channeling.
As of 330 pm edt Thursday...
* ric monthly rainfall total through 5 23 is 10.25" which now
ranks as the wettest may on record. (breaking the old record
of 9.79" in 2016). (precipitation records date back to 1880).
* sby monthly rainfall total through 5 23 is 8.63" which
already ranks as 3rd wettest may on record (wettest is 10.38"
in 1948). (precipitation records date back to 1906).
Akq watches warnings advisories
near term... Mam
short term... Jdm mam
long term... Mpr
tides coastal flooding...
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD||9 mi||83 min||S 16 G 19||77°F||77°F||1017.6 hPa|
|44042 - Potomac, MD||26 mi||73 min||SSW 9.7 G 12||79°F||1016.3 hPa|
|CA2 - 8571892 - Cambridge, MD||28 mi||83 min||82°F||74°F||1017.6 hPa|
|COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD||31 mi||83 min||SSW 9.9 G 14||80°F||1017.2 hPa|
|SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD||32 mi||83 min||S 12 G 15||79°F||72°F||1016.3 hPa|
|LWTV2 - 8635750 - Lewisetta, VA||34 mi||83 min||SSW 12 G 14||80°F||76°F||1017 hPa|
|PPTM2 - 8578240 - Piney Point, MD||35 mi||83 min||SW 8.9 G 9.9|
|44062 - Gooses Reef, MD||38 mi||73 min||S 7.8 G 9.7||77°F||1017 hPa|
|WAHV2 - 8631044 - Wachapreague, VA||42 mi||83 min||SE 11 G 17||79°F||77°F||1018.1 hPa|
|44089||42 mi||83 min||66°F||2 ft|
|OCIM2 - 8570283 - Ocean City Inlet, MD||43 mi||83 min||SSW 14 G 18||70°F||71°F||1017.9 hPa|
|RPLV2 - 8632837 - Rappahannock Light, VA||46 mi||83 min||S 9.9 G 11||1018.9 hPa|
|44058 - Stingray Point, VA||47 mi||73 min||S 12 G 14||76°F||1020.3 hPa|
Wind History for Bishops Head, MD(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Salisbury, Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico County Regional Airport, MD||23 mi||60 min||WSW 13 G 19||10.00 mi||Fair||83°F||57°F||43%||1016.9 hPa|
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Fri -- 03:45 AM EDT Moonset
Fri -- 05:45 AM EDT Sunrise
Fri -- 06:01 AM EDT 0.03 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 11:50 AM EDT 2.25 feet High Tide
Fri -- 04:25 PM EDT Moonrise
Fri -- 06:13 PM EDT -0.01 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 08:16 PM EDT Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Fri -- 01:10 AM EDT -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 03:44 AM EDT Moonset
Fri -- 04:25 AM EDT -0.79 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 05:44 AM EDT Sunrise
Fri -- 07:38 AM EDT 0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 10:18 AM EDT 0.51 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 01:05 PM EDT -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 04:24 PM EDT Moonrise
Fri -- 04:41 PM EDT -0.91 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 07:55 PM EDT 0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 08:15 PM EDT Sunset
Fri -- 10:51 PM EDT 0.74 knots Max Flood
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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