Tuesday, January16, 2018 L-36.com


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Drum Point, MD

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Sunrise 7:21AMSunset 5:13PM Tuesday January 16, 2018 2:08 PM EST (19:08 UTC) Moonrise 6:53AMMoonset 5:01PM Illumination 0% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 29 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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ANZ542 Patuxent River To Broomes Island Md- 1231 Pm Est Tue Jan 16 2018
.small craft advisory in effect from Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening...
This afternoon..SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Tonight..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Snow. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Wed..NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft. Snow likely. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Wed night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Thu..W winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Thu night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Fri..SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Sat..SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
ANZ500 1231 Pm Est Tue Jan 16 2018
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. A cold front will approach from the west today and cross the waters tonight. Low pressure will develop offshore Wednesday. High pressure will return for late in the week. A small craft advisory may be needed for the waters Wednesday night through Thursday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Drum Point, MD
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Area Discussion for - Baltimore, MD/Washington
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area forecast discussion
national weather service baltimore md washington dc
147 pm est Tue jan 16 2018

Synopsis
A cold front will cross the area tonight. High pressure will build
into the area Wednesday, then shift south and east of the region
later this week into the weekend.

Near term through Wednesday
Snow continues to gradually increase in coverage and slowly push
south and east ahead of an approach cold front upper trough. Forward
progress is slow but steady. Expecting appreciable snow to begin in
the i-81 corridor between noon and 5 pm, and the i-95 corridor
between 8 pm and midnight. Hi-res guidance has been remarkably
consistent on a "snow hole" over much of the shenandoah valley in
the lee of the allegheny highlands, with around an inch expected in
the valley and around inches on the ridges (the allegheny front
itself is expected to see 2 to 4 inches).

This relative minima in QPF extends east into northern virginia and
central maryland including the baltimore dc metros due to a weakness
between better jet forcing to the north and strong PVA with the 500
mb low to the south. Given that the one inch will be falling into
the morning commute Wednesday, an advisory has been issued for the
interstate 95 corridor metros. The advisory has also been expanded
to include portions of central virginia closer to the upper
low better moisture where 1 to 2 inches is expected. Areas adjacent
to better jet forcing in northern maryland likely see 1 to 3 inches.

Despite favorable upper level dynamics, low level dry air intrusion
on NW flow begins by daybreak across much of the area, and this is
expected to eat away at the snow from north to south. Snow should
end around midnight across northwestern maryland, around daybreak
from the northern baltimore suburbs southwest into the shenandoah
valley and by mid-morning elsewhere, though some light snow may
linger across the central va piedmont until noon as the upper low
moves across. If this drier air moves in quicker than currently
forecast, snow will end sooner and totals will be lower. On the flip
side, if upper level dynamics overcome low level dry air, snow
totals could be a little higher, especially considering the strength
of the upper jet and colder temperatures resulting in higher ratios
toward the end of the event. Overall, a relatively dry and powdery
snow is expected.

Temperatures will fall as the Sun sets and precipitation starts,
quickly tumbling below freezing shortly after snow begins in any one
location. Temperatures are expected to then remain below freezing
through the day Wednesday as another arctic airmass spills into the
region on gusty northwest winds.

Short term Wednesday night through Thursday night
Clearing is expected on brisk northwest winds through the night
Wednesday night. Low temperatures will fall into the teens for most
areas, single digits at the higher elevations. With a tight pressure
gradient and cold air advection in place, wind gusts could approach
wind advisory criteria over the higher elevations Wednesday into
Thursday. The combination of these strong winds and cold
temperatures could also result in dangerously low wind chills
approaching -10 f over the ridgetops. Winds should be somewhat
lighter at the lower elevations precluding both wind advisory and
significant wind chill threats in the lowlands, though it will be
far from mild (wind chills likely in the single digits).

As the building high pushes to the south of the area on Thursday,
winds become more westerly and temperatures quickly begin to
moderate both as warmer air advects in aloft and westerly
downsloping component helps boost surface temperatures east of the
higher elevations. Highs a few degrees on either side of 40 are
expected. If winds go light Thursday night under clear skies, the
ambient airmass in place could allow temperatures to drop below the
20s currently forecast.

Long term Friday through Tuesday
Surface high pressure will cover the southeastern states on Friday
as an upper level trough axis slowly moves offshore. Heights build
aloft as a broad upper level ridge becomes more established across
the central and eastern u.S. Temperatures on Friday continue to
moderate with dry weather expected.

The weekend will feature high pressure settled over the southeastern
and mid-atlantic states with a continued moderation in temperatures,
10 to 15 degrees above normal and continued dry weather.

By Monday, the area of low pressure that developed in the central
plains on Sunday will move into the western great lakes region early
Monday. The low level flow will bring an increase in moisture and
continued relatively mild temperatures on Monday. Best rain chance
(not snow) will be Monday into Monday night. The cold front
extending from the great lakes surface low will sweep across the
region on Tuesday. 85 hpa temperatures behind the cold front on
Tuesday finally go back below freezing, with some upslope snow
possible in the western mountains.

Aviation 18z Monday through Saturday
Conditions at most terminals have returned toVFR as of early this
afternoon. Mtn still has MVFR CIGS and this may continue immediately
adjacent to the chesapeake bay in light onshore flow. Lower CIGS are
still on the doorstep of bwi as well and likely re-develop around
sunset. Meanwhile, -sn is expected to move into mrb momentarily,
which will start causing vsby to drop there.

-sn expected at all terminals tonight with a period of ifr likely.

Lifr can't be ruled out in any briefly moderately heavy snow bands.

Winds will be light and variable tonight as the cold front causing
the light snow moves overhead.

Nw flow behind the front should bring drying and a return toVFR
shortly after daybreak Wednesday. Winds could gust 25-30 kts into
Wednesday evening before gradually diminishing.

ExpectVFR conditions through the extended. Due to the cold water
temperatures on the potomac, there could be ifr or lifr issues at
both dca and mtn due to fog during the morning hours fri-sun.

Marine
Light variable winds are expected over the waters as a cold front
moves overhead through tonight bringing light snow and lower
visiblities. Patchy fog is possible as well. NW winds increase
behind the front Wednesday morning into SCA territory, and likely
remain there well into Wednesday night. Winds should be lighter
Thursday, but SCA gusts are still possible.

With surface high pressure established, expect wind conditions
on the waters to be below SCA levels Friday-Sunday. With the
moderation in temperatures expected this weekend, some breakup
in ice will occur by late this weekend.

Lwx watches warnings advisories
Dc... Winter weather advisory from 9 pm this evening to 9 am est
Wednesday for dcz001.

Md... Winter weather advisory until 10 pm est this evening for
mdz003-501-502.

Winter weather advisory from 9 pm this evening to 9 am est
Wednesday for mdz011-013-014-016-503>506-508.

Winter weather advisory until 7 am est Wednesday for
mdz004>006-507.

Va... Winter weather advisory until 10 pm est this evening for
vaz503.

Winter weather advisory from 9 pm this evening to 9 am est
Wednesday for vaz036>040-050>056-501-502-505>508.

Wv... Winter weather advisory until 10 pm est this evening for
wvz050>053-055-501>505.

Marine... Small craft advisory from 3 am Wednesday to midnight est
Wednesday night for anz530>533-535-536-538>542.

Small craft advisory from 3 am Wednesday to 6 am est Thursday
for anz534-537-543.

Synopsis... Dhof
near term... Dhof
short term... Dhof
long term... Smz
aviation... Smz dhof
marine... Smz dhof


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD 0 mi51 min E 2.9 G 2.9 34°F 34°F1029.3 hPa
COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD 7 mi51 min Calm G 1.9 31°F 1030.4 hPa
PPTM2 - 8578240 - Piney Point, MD 14 mi51 min SSE 5.1 G 5.1
44062 - Gooses Reef, MD 16 mi39 min Calm G 1.9 31°F 1030.1 hPa
44042 - Potomac, MD 21 mi39 min W 3.9 G 3.9 30°F 1029.1 hPa
LWTV2 - 8635750 - Lewisetta, VA 22 mi51 min ENE 4.1 G 4.1 31°F 32°F1029.8 hPa
BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD 23 mi87 min W 6 G 7 30°F 32°F1030.6 hPa
CA2 - 8571892 - Cambridge, MD 27 mi57 min 38°F 33°F1030.3 hPa
NCDV2 31 mi51 min ESE 4.1 G 5.1 31°F 32°F1028.9 hPa
BSLM2 - Chesapeake Bay, MD 35 mi159 min SSW 1.9 30°F 1032 hPa28°F
TPLM2 - Thomas Point, MD 40 mi69 min SSW 1.9 G 1.9 30°F 32°F
APAM2 - 8575512 - Annapolis, MD 46 mi51 min 33°F 1029.4 hPa
CPVM2 47 mi51 min 31°F 30°F
WASD2 - 8594900 - Washington, DC 49 mi51 min S 4.1 G 6 36°F 33°F1029.8 hPa

Wind History for Solomons Island, MD
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Patuxent River, Naval Air Station, MD3 mi3.3 hrsNNW 31.00 miFog/Mist32°F32°F100%1032 hPa
St Marys County Airport, MD5 mi72 minN 010.00 miFair39°F32°F75%1030.1 hPa
St. Inigoes, Webster Field, Naval Electronic Systems Engineering Activity, MD12 mi76 minW 31.25 miFog/Mist32°F30°F96%1030.1 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Solomons Island, Patuxent River, Maryland
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Solomons Island
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Tue -- 01:27 AM EST     0.89 feet High Tide
Tue -- 06:52 AM EST     Moonrise
Tue -- 07:21 AM EST     Sunrise
Tue -- 07:42 AM EST     -0.32 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 02:03 PM EST     0.98 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:01 PM EST     Moonset
Tue -- 05:10 PM EST     Sunset
Tue -- 08:22 PM EST     -0.13 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 09:18 PM EST     New Moon
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Point Patience, 0.1 mile southwest of, Maryland Current
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Point Patience
Click for MapFlood direction 315 true
Ebb direction 145 true

Tue -- 12:58 AM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 04:32 AM EST     -0.55 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 06:53 AM EST     Moonrise
Tue -- 07:21 AM EST     Sunrise
Tue -- 07:59 AM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 10:39 AM EST     0.65 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 01:32 PM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 05:01 PM EST     Moonset
Tue -- 05:10 PM EST     Sunset
Tue -- 05:38 PM EST     -1.05 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 09:18 PM EST     New Moon
Tue -- 10:16 PM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 11:39 PM EST     0.31 knots Max Flood
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