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Marine Weather and Tides
Dahlgren, VA

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Sunrise 7:00AMSunset 7:28PM Sunday March 26, 2017 5:12 AM EDT (09:12 UTC) Moonrise 5:17AMMoonset 5:00PM Illumination 2% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 28 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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ANZ536 Tidal Potomac From Indian Head To Cobb Island- 431 Am Edt Sun Mar 26 2017
.small craft advisory in effect through this evening...
Rest of the overnight..E winds 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Today..E winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy drizzle with a chance of rain.
Tonight..S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Patchy drizzle with a chance of rain.
Mon..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
Mon night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
Tue..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers and tstms likely.
Tue night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
Wed..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Thu..E winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of showers through the night. Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.
ANZ500 431 Am Edt Sun Mar 26 2017
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. A cold front will drop south into the mid-atlantic tonight before returning north as a warm front Monday. A cold front is expected to cross the chesapeake bay region Tuesday night. Small craft advisories are possible Tuesday night and Wednesday behind the cold front.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Dahlgren CDP, VA
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Area Discussion for - Baltimore, MD/Washington
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area forecast discussion
national weather service baltimore md/washington dc
906 pm edt Sat mar 25 2017

Synopsis
A backdoor cold front will move into the outlook area this
evening and stall just south of the area overnight and Sunday
before returning north as a warm front on Monday. Another cold
front will cross the area late Tuesday.

Near term /through Sunday night/
A backdoor cold front is located across central pa this evening.

High pressure south of hudson bay will move to the southeast and
into northern new england tonight. This will help push the cold
front southward into the mid-atlantic resulting in an airmass
change Sunday morning. E-ne winds will usher in cool and damp
conditions from north to south Sunday morning resulting in a
much different day from today.

Iso-sct showers are possible overnight as a moist airmass stays
in place and backdoor cold front moves southward. Clouds will
increase and lower this evening mainly from north to south.

Light rain and patchy drizzle are possible Sunday as the
boundary layer moistens. Much cooler conditions expected across
much of the outlook area Sunday. Temps will range from the 40s
across northeast md to the low-mid 60s across the central
va. There is uncertainty in the temperature forecast for Sunday
as the backdoor cold front will dictate the high temperatures.

Prev discussion...

much better chance for showers Sun night in area of strong
surface and moisture convergence and warm air overrunning cool
surface air.

Short term /Monday through Monday night/
Front lifts north as a warm front Mon afternoon with
temperatures rising back into the 70s. Area will be in a light
westerly downslope flow leading to some clearing. Risk of
showers increases again late Mon night and Tue as low pressure
and associated cdfnt crosses the area. Enough instability is
also present on Tue for a risk of t-storms. Drying expected late
tue night behind fropa.

Long term /Tuesday through Saturday/
Front approaches from the west on Tuesday with showers and
thunderstorms possible. Conditions should start drying out early
on Wednesday as high pressure builds over our region. Dry
conditions continue into Thursday before a wave of low pressure
moves through the mid- atlantic increasing pops Thursday night
and into Friday. Another low pressure moves east towards the
mid- atlantic Friday night into Saturday keeping rainy
conditions over our region.

Aviation /01z Sunday through Thursday/
Cigs will drop this evening and become ifr across the terminals
except kcho by Sunday morning. CIGS will remain low Sunday. Cigs
may lift to MVFR Sunday afternoon but confidence is low and cigs
may stay ifr through the day. CIGS will drop to ifr/lifr Sunday
night. Winds become e-ne tonight and Sunday. Showers expected
sun night everywhere.

Cold front approaches on Tuesday, then dry conditions return
Wednesday into Thursday. Sub-vfr periods possible Tuesday into
Tuesday night, thenVFR Wednesday into Thursday.

Marine
Winds will strengthen across the upper chesapeake bay
late this evening behind backdoor front. Winds remain gusty
across the NRN waters and upper potomac river through sun. Winds
then increase again Sun night across the southern waters with
sca Mon and Mon night.

Cold front approaches on Tuesday, then dry conditions return
Wednesday into Thursday. Winds are expected to remain below the
small craft advisory threshold.

Lwx watches/warnings/advisories
Dc... None.

Md... None.

Va... None.

Wv... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 9 pm edt Sunday for anz530>532-535-
538>540.

Small craft advisory from 3 am to 9 pm edt Sunday for anz533-
536-541-542.

Synopsis... Lfr
near term... Hsk/lfr
short term... Lfr
long term... Imr
aviation... Hsk/imr/lfr
marine... Hsk/imr/lfr


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
NCDV2 1 mi43 min E 4.1 G 8 50°F 51°F1023.5 hPa
PPTM2 - 8578240 - Piney Point, MD 30 mi43 min E 8 G 8.9
SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD 32 mi43 min ENE 6 G 7 48°F 48°F
COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD 36 mi43 min E 8 G 9.9 47°F 1025.1 hPa
LWTV2 - 8635750 - Lewisetta, VA 38 mi43 min ENE 8 G 11 48°F 50°F1023.9 hPa
44062 - Gooses Reef, MD 38 mi23 min ESE 9.7 G 16 47°F 1025.7 hPa
BSLM2 - Chesapeake Bay, MD 38 mi103 min ENE 5.1 49°F 1025 hPa41°F
WASD2 - 8594900 - Washington, DC 39 mi43 min ENE 5.1 G 9.9 51°F 48°F1024.3 hPa
44042 - Potomac, MD 43 mi23 min NE 14 G 16 47°F 1023.4 hPa

Wind History for Piney Point, MD
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Quantico Marine Corps Airfield - Turner Field, VA19 mi17 minENE 1010.00 miOvercast51°F46°F83%1024.9 hPa
Fredericksburg, Shannon Airport, VA21 mi38 minNE 510.00 miPartly Cloudy53°F46°F79%1023.4 hPa
Stafford, Stafford Regional Airport, VA22 mi18 minNE 1010.00 miOvercast51°F44°F79%1025.1 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Dahlgren, Upper Machodoc Creek, Virginia
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Dahlgren
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Sun -- 02:19 AM EDT     1.73 feet High Tide
Sun -- 06:17 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 07:02 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 08:42 AM EDT     -0.12 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 02:43 PM EDT     1.74 feet High Tide
Sun -- 06:00 PM EDT     Moonset
Sun -- 07:26 PM EDT     Sunset
Sun -- 09:01 PM EDT     -0.14 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.11.51.71.71.410.60.2-0.1-0.10.10.511.41.71.71.61.20.70.3-0-0.1-00.3

Tide / Current Tables for Upper Cedar Point Light, Potomac River, Maryland
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Upper Cedar Point Light
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Sun -- 03:20 AM EDT     1.29 feet High Tide
Sun -- 06:17 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 07:02 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 09:45 AM EDT     0.07 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 03:42 PM EDT     1.30 feet High Tide
Sun -- 06:00 PM EDT     Moonset
Sun -- 07:26 PM EDT     Sunset
Sun -- 10:08 PM EDT     0.06 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.611.21.31.210.80.50.30.10.10.20.50.81.11.31.31.10.90.60.30.20.10.1

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Baltimore, MD/Washington (5,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Sterling, VA
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