Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:29AM||Sunset 7:50PM||Thursday August 24, 2017 12:54 AM EDT (04:54 UTC)||Moonrise 8:25AM||Moonset 8:44PM||Illumination 4%|
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|ANZ536 Tidal Potomac From Indian Head To Cobb Island- 1031 Pm Edt Wed Aug 23 2017 |
.small craft advisory in effect from 2 am edt Thursday through Thursday morning...
Rest of tonight..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft. Isolated showers late this evening.
Thu..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt until late afternoon. Waves 1 ft.
Thu night..NW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Fri..N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Fri night..N winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Sat..NE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Sat night..NE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Sun..NE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Mon..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
|ANZ500 1031 Pm Edt Wed Aug 23 2017 |
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. A cold front will drop to the south of the waters tonight. High pressure centered over new england will extend south into the area for Thursday through Monday.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Colonial Beach, VAHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Baltimore, MD/Washington  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
|Fxus61 klwx 240038|
area forecast discussion
national weather service baltimore md washington dc
838 pm edt Wed aug 23 2017
A cold front will settle into southeast virginia tonight. An upper
level trough will sweep southeastward Thursday and push the
front offshore Thursday night. High pressure will build north of
the area through the weekend and remain in control early next
Near term until 6 am Thursday morning
A surface cold front remains off to our south across
southeastern virginia. However... An inverted trough does extend
north from southern virginia into central virginia. A weak
upper-level disturbance is also passing through central virginia
and southern maryland this evening. A couple showers cannot be
ruled out across these areas through late this evening.
Elsewhere... It will remain dry and noticeably cooler less humid.
High pressure will continue to build toward the area from the
great lakes and ohio valley. This will continue to push the
front south overnight. A northerly flow will allow for cooler
and less humid conditions compared to recent nights. Could see a
sct bkn deck of clouds underneath the subsidence inversion
around 5kft. Therefore... Will carry a partly to mostly cloudy
sky especially near and east of the blue ridge mountains.
Min temps will range from the lower to middle 50s in the potomac
highlands to the middle 60s near downtown washington and
baltimore into the virginia piedmont and southern maryland.
Short term 6 am Thursday morning through Friday night
High pressure will remain well to the northwest on Thursday with
cyclonic flow aloft. A well defined trough will pass through the
area during the late afternoon and evening. At a minimum, this
will lead to increased cloud cover. Better lift and moisture
(although fairly meager in depth) will be across northern
portions of the area. Have introduced a slight chance of showers
during this time. Highs will be in the mid 70s to lower 80s,
with overnight lows in the 50s to lower 60s. Some patchy fog is
possible in western valleys.
Afterward, sprawling high pressure will remain in control
through Friday night, although its eastward progress will be
limited to the great lakes region. Thus the local area will
remain in cold to neutral advection. There will be an early
fall feel to the air, with temperatures about 5 degrees below
normal and dew points in the 50s. Some models try to generate
some QPF in the mountains Friday afternoon and evening with a
slight upslope wind component, but am thinking the atmosphere
will be too dry to support precipitation and have thus left the
Long term Saturday through Wednesday
An upper-level trough will remain overhead for Saturday and Sunday
while surface high pressure remains centered over new england. A
north to northeast flow around the high will usher in unusually cool
conditions for this time of year... Making it feel more like late
september instead of late august. A couple showers cannot be ruled
out due to upper-level disturbances associated with the longwave
upper trough overhead... But most of the time will be dry and any|
precipitation amounts will be light.
The upper-level trough will slide off to the east Monday and another
upper-level disturbance may approach Tuesday. High pressure will
remain centered over new england... Bringing more cool
Aviation 01z Thursday through Monday
An isolated shower near kcho is possible through late this
High pressure remains to the northwest tonight through Friday
night. This will result inVFR conditions and light northerly
winds. There's a slight chance of a shower Thursday afternoon
and evening with an upper disturbance. Nocturnal fog is
questionable since the center of the high won't be overhead.
High pressure will remain centered over new england Saturday
through Monday. A north to northeast flow is expected most of
the time along withVFR conditions. An isolated shower cannot be
ruled out Saturday or Sunday... Especially across kmrb and kcho.
Even for these areas... Much of the time will likely be dry.
The boundary will continue to move south of the waters tonight
and a pressure surge is expected as high pressure approaches
from the northwest. Winds will increase a bit, especially over
the open waters of the chesapeake bay and middle lower tidal
potomac river where the gradient will be tighter. Have issued a
small craft advisory for this area from 2 am until noon
Thursday, although it will be marginal with wind gusts around
18 to 20 knots.
The high should be close enough by that winds will remain below
sca levels from Thursday night through Friday night, out of a
north to northeast direction.
High pressure will remain centered over new england for
Saturday through Monday... And a north to northeast flow is expected.
Winds may come close to SCA criteria Saturday night and Sunday... But
the better chance for SCA conditions will be Sunday night and Monday
when the gradient strengthens a bit.
Lwx watches warnings advisories
Marine... Small craft advisory from 2 am to noon edt Thursday for
near term... Bjl ads
short term... Ads
long term... Bjl
aviation... Bjl ads
marine... Bjl ads
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|NCDV2||6 mi||55 min||N 1 G 1.9||71°F||82°F||1011.9 hPa (+1.2)|
|PPTM2 - 8578240 - Piney Point, MD||24 mi||55 min||NNE 5.1 G 6|
|SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD||27 mi||55 min||NNW 4.1 G 4.1||74°F||82°F|
|LWTV2 - 8635750 - Lewisetta, VA||32 mi||55 min||NNE 5.1 G 6||77°F||82°F||1012.2 hPa (+1.0)|
|COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD||32 mi||55 min||NE 9.9 G 11||77°F||1013.2 hPa (+1.1)|
|44062 - Gooses Reef, MD||36 mi||45 min||NNE 7.8 G 9.7||79°F||1 ft||1013.4 hPa|
|44042 - Potomac, MD||36 mi||45 min||NE 9.7 G 12||78°F||1011.5 hPa|
|BSLM2 - Chesapeake Bay, MD||39 mi||145 min||Calm||67°F||1012 hPa||66°F|
|WASD2 - 8594900 - Washington, DC||43 mi||55 min||NNE 1.9 G 1.9||78°F||83°F||1012.7 hPa (+1.2)|
|BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD||49 mi||55 min||NNE 6 G 9.9||76°F||81°F||1012.4 hPa (+1.1)|
Wind History for Piney Point, MD(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|St Marys County Airport, MD||22 mi||58 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Overcast||68°F||68°F||100%||1013.5 hPa|
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|Colonial Beach |
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Thu -- 05:07 AM EDT 2.19 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:30 AM EDT Sunrise
Thu -- 09:25 AM EDT Moonrise
Thu -- 11:29 AM EDT 0.18 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 05:30 PM EDT 2.11 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:48 PM EDT Sunset
Thu -- 09:43 PM EDT Moonset
Thu -- 11:49 PM EDT 0.24 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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|Broomes Island |
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Ebb direction 110° true
Thu -- 02:22 AM EDT 0.47 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 05:40 AM EDT -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 06:28 AM EDT Sunrise
Thu -- 08:52 AM EDT -0.60 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 09:23 AM EDT Moonrise
Thu -- 12:04 PM EDT 0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 02:56 PM EDT 0.48 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 06:22 PM EDT -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 07:47 PM EDT Sunset
Thu -- 09:21 PM EDT -0.51 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 09:42 PM EDT Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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