Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 5:56AM||Sunset 8:31PM||Tuesday July 17, 2018 1:55 AM EDT (05:55 UTC)||Moonrise 10:07AM||Moonset 10:54PM||Illumination 19%|
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|ANZ542 Patuxent River To Broomes Island Md- 131 Am Edt Tue Jul 17 2018 |
Overnight..S winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Tue..S winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely with a chance of tstms.
Tue night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.
Wed..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Wed night..N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Thu..N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Thu night..SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Fri..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Sat..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers and tstms. Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.
|ANZ500 131 Am Edt Tue Jul 17 2018 |
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. High pressure will remain over the atlantic tonight. A cold front will approach the waters Tuesday afternoon before passing through Tuesday night. Canadian high pressure will build overhead Wednesday through Thursday before migrating offshore Friday. A small craft advisory may be needed for portions of the waters Tuesday and Wednesday.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Leonard, MDHourly EDIT Help
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area forecast discussion
national weather service baltimore md washington dc
935 pm edt Mon jul 16 2018
High pressure will remain over the atlantic through tonight. A
cold front will approach the area Tuesday before passing through
Tuesday night. High pressure will return for Wednesday and
Thursday before moving offshore Friday. Low pressure may impact
the area during the weekend.
Near term through Tuesday
Showers and thunderstorms have dissipated this evening and party
cloudy to mostly clear skies are observed. Southerly to
southwesterly flow will keep muggy conditions overnight, and
lows will range in the 70s area wide, with upper 70s likely
along and east of the i- 95 corridor.
Short term Tuesday night through Wednesday night
Surface cold front upper trough axis will be approaching the
mountains Tuesday morning, and crossing the area during the day.
Most guidance solutions suggest that the front will be near the
i-95 corridor by 00z, suggesting that the afternoon hours will
be the most active. Sufficient instability will be able to
stream north ahead of the front. However, the slightly earlier
timing and better forcing north of the area should preclude
numerous damaging wind gusts. Nonetheless, enough low level
convergence lift present for likely pops beginning late morning.
Believe that the forcing mechanisms, and thus thunderstorms,
will be pushing east of the bay Tuesday evening. Have refined
the timing forecast for storms, which now features dry weather
after midnight. Lower dewpoints will be advecting southeast
overnight, and this will continue through Wednesday as high
pressure builds from the great lakes. Wednesday's highs will be
upper 70s-mid 80s, with dewpoints around 60f.
Long term Thursday through Monday
High pressure will move overhead on Thursday, before progressing off
the atlantic seaboard on Friday. This will result in two days of dry
weather and well below normal humidity levels. Dewpoints will run in
the 50s on Thursday, and low-mid 60s on Friday. Temperatures should
be near to slightly below normal for this time of year, with highs
in the mid-upper 80s.
By the weekend, a potent upper-level low is expected to approach
from the great lakes. Model guidance differs fairly substantially on
the evolution of the smaller scale details associated with this
feature, but pretty much all guidance has this system impacting our
area. It appears as though showers and thunderstorms are a good bet
both days this weekend, with Sunday likely having the higher areal
coverage and intensity of storms.
Aviation 01z Tuesday through Saturday
Showers and thunderstorms have dissipated this evening with
scattered to a few clouds over the terminals. Believe there
will be enough residual cloud cover to preclude fog development
Showers thunderstorms will be more numerous Tuesday, possibly|
beginning as soon as late morning... Especially for mrb, and then
gradually cross the terminals. The back edge should push east
late afternoon... Perhaps early evening for dca bwi mtn. While it
won't be raining the whole time (probably less than 50% for the
time), flight restrictions as well as gusty winds possible
within any storm. Have opted not to include many restrictive
details in the TAF at this time due to confidence uncertainties
Vfr conditions are expected Wednesday through Friday with high
pressure in control. Conditions may deteriorate to sub-vfr this
weekend as a system approaches from the great lakes. Thunderstorms
will be possible both Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
Southerly flow has increased this evening and and is expected to
continue overnight. A small craft advisory is in effect through
early Tuesday morning for the mid bay lower potomac.
A cold front will approach and cross the waters Tuesday
afternoon, with showers and thunderstorms expected to impact
the waters. Some storms could be strong, producing gusty winds
and the need for special marine warnings. May also have a south
surge ahead of the front, but mixing remains questionable. Have
opted to keep winds below small craft thresholds. Similarly,
winds turn northwest behind the front. Have better confidence in
reaching 20 kt gusts Wednesday, so no small craft advisory at
A couple of days of high pressure Thursday through Friday would
support light(er) winds. Low end SCA winds may be possible on
Saturday and Sunday as a system approaches from the great lakes.
Thunderstorms will also be possible both Saturday and Sunday.
Tides coastal flooding
Water levels remain about one-half to three-quarters of a foot
above astronomical normals. Slightly elevated water will
continue for the next several cycles. However, do not believe
that tides will exceed caution stage.
Lwx watches warnings advisories
Marine... Small craft advisory until 9 am edt Tuesday for anz532>534-537-
Synopsis... Bkf hts
near term... Imr hts
short term... Bkf hts
long term... Kjp
aviation... Imr hts kjp
marine... Imr hts kjp
tides coastal flooding... Hts
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD||10 mi||38 min||SSW 8 G 8.9||80°F||82°F||1013.5 hPa|
|COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD||15 mi||38 min||SSW 9.9 G 13||80°F||1014.3 hPa|
|LWTV2 - 8635750 - Lewisetta, VA||22 mi||38 min||SSW 9.9 G 11||79°F||83°F||1013.9 hPa|
|NCDV2||22 mi||38 min||SSW 7 G 8.9||79°F||85°F||1012.7 hPa|
|44062 - Gooses Reef, MD||22 mi||26 min||SSW 12 G 16||82°F||1013.8 hPa|
|44042 - Potomac, MD||23 mi||26 min||SSW 12 G 16||80°F||1013.9 hPa|
|BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD||32 mi||38 min||S 12 G 17||81°F||85°F||1014.5 hPa|
|BSLM2 - Chesapeake Bay, MD||35 mi||146 min||Calm||76°F||1014 hPa||73°F|
|CA2 - 8571892 - Cambridge, MD||36 mi||38 min||81°F||82°F||1015 hPa|
|TPLM2 - Thomas Point, MD||44 mi||56 min||S 12 G 14||81°F||80°F||1014.4 hPa (+0.0)||76°F|
|WASD2 - 8594900 - Washington, DC||46 mi||38 min||S 7 G 8.9||80°F||84°F||1013.3 hPa|
|44063 - Annapolis||49 mi||26 min||SW 12 G 14||82°F||1013.4 hPa|
|APAM2 - 8575512 - Annapolis, MD||49 mi||38 min||81°F||1012.8 hPa|
Wind History for Solomons Island, MD(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|St Marys County Airport, MD||5 mi||79 min||SSW 4||mi||Fair||79°F||71°F||79%||1014.6 hPa|
|Patuxent River, Naval Air Station, MD||12 mi||2.1 hrs||SSW 9||10.00 mi||Fair||82°F||78°F||88%||1014 hPa|
|St. Inigoes, Webster Field, Naval Electronic Systems Engineering Activity, MD||14 mi||63 min||S 6||10.00 mi||Fair||80°F||73°F||82%||1013.9 hPa|
Wind History from 2W6 (wind in knots)
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Tue -- 12:27 AM EDT 0.06 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 05:56 AM EDT Sunrise
Tue -- 06:22 AM EDT 2.06 feet High Tide
Tue -- 11:07 AM EDT Moonrise
Tue -- 12:56 PM EDT -0.03 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:59 PM EDT 2.01 feet High Tide
Tue -- 08:28 PM EDT Sunset
Tue -- 11:54 PM EDT Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Click for MapFlood direction 315° true
Ebb direction 145° true
Tue -- 12:42 AM EDT 0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 02:54 AM EDT 0.57 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 05:26 AM EDT -0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 05:55 AM EDT Sunrise
Tue -- 09:31 AM EDT -1.07 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 11:06 AM EDT Moonrise
Tue -- 01:47 PM EDT 0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 03:46 PM EDT 0.54 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 06:27 PM EDT -0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 08:28 PM EDT Sunset
Tue -- 10:03 PM EDT -0.72 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 11:53 PM EDT Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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