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Marine Weather and Tides
Drum Point, MD

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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.
6/25/2017 - NOAA is having a major issue that impact the 7 day forecast load times. Many users are reporting problems. The issue has been reported.
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Sunrise 6:14AMSunset 7:56PM Thursday April 26, 2018 2:03 AM EDT (06:03 UTC) Moonrise 3:30PMMoonset 3:40AM Illumination 83% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 11 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- 157 Am Edt Thu Apr 26 2018
.small craft advisory in effect until 11 am edt this morning...
Overnight..NW winds 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Thu..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt until late afternoon. Waves 1 ft.
Thu night..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain.
Fri..SE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming sw in the afternoon. Waves 1 ft. Rain.
Fri night..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Sat..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Sat night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Sun..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Mon..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
ANZ500 157 Am Edt Thu Apr 26 2018
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. Low pressure will move away from the waters tonight. High pressure will settle over the waters on Thursday. Low pressure will approach the waters Thursday night before passing through Friday. A cold front will pass through Saturday and high pressure will return for early next week. Small craft advisories will likely be needed on Friday and may be needed Sunday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Drum Point, MD
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Area Discussion for - Baltimore, MD/Washington
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Fxus61 klwx 260055
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area forecast discussion
national weather service baltimore md washington dc
855 pm edt Wed apr 25 2018

Synopsis
A cold front will cross the area tonight. High pressure will
return Thursday. Low pressure will move across the area Friday.

Another cold front will cross the region late Saturday. High
pressure will build across the region Saturday night and hold
through the middle of next week.

Near term until 6 am Thursday morning
Widespread clouds and a few showers remain over the area
associated with southern stream upper low. This feature will
phase with a northern stream trough moving across the eastern
great lks overnight. Associated cold front will move across the
area late this evening with NW flow developing and winds
strengthening with clearing skies expected. This front and
associated winds should preclude fog formation, so have removed
all mention of it from the forecast.

Short term 6 am Thursday morning through Friday night
Weak high pressure will build over the area thu. Next southern
stream system will lift from the gulf states Thu afternoon and
move across the area fri. Rain will overspread the area thu
night into Fri morning. Still a fair amount of uncertainty
regarding heaviest precip, with GFS being wet and far NW while
other guidance signficantly drier and to the se. If the GFS is
right, we could have some flood concerns given we might see 1"
plus in just a few hours, but odds are against this given most
guidance is notably SE of it. For now we have significantly
less QPF in the forecast, but with highest pops during the am
rush, it won't be a fun morning. As the system moves out, chance
of precip will decline through the remainder of the day and
Friday night. Temperatures will remain below normal for this
time of year.

Long term Saturday through Wednesday
A weak frontal boundary will move through the region late
Saturday. The cold front will be on the drier side and will
lead to a chance of showers throughout our forecast area, but
best odds will be north, closer to the upper level disturbance
associated with the front. There could even be a little thunder
late Saturday as it crosses the region. Temperatures looks to rise
into the upper 60s to low 70s on Saturday along with some light
winds.

As the upper level trough shifts further eastward, a strong
surface high pressure system will build into the region from the
upper midwest and the great lakes region on Sunday through
early next week. Skies are expected to remain mostly clear, and
Monday morning could even be frosty in colder parts of the cwa.

High temperatures will start out below average for the end of
april in the low to mid 60s on Sunday, then slowly rise back to
above normal as the high slides off the coast and a strong
southwest fetch develops. By Wednesday we could see 80s area-
wide.

Aviation 01z Thursday through Monday
Cigs and vsbys gradually improving the this evening as NW flow
strengthens and showers depart. Clearing overnight. Rain moves
in again Thu night and Fri morning with flight restrictions
likely.

A weak frontal passage early Saturday will bring increasing
clouds and a chance for precipitation. Subvfr conditions will be
possible if scattered showers move through the region on
Saturday.VFR conditions are expected Sunday into Monday.

Marine
Winds will strengthen this evening with SCA conditions likely
through late morning thu. Winds diminish Thu afternoon and
evening with SCA conditions possible again by Fri morning.

A cold front will move toward our region on Saturday. This
front will be mostly dry with a few showers possible. Winds be
out of the northwest and could reach up into 10 to 15 kt with
higher gust possible on Saturday night into Sunday. A small
craft advisory will likely be needed. A strong high pressure
system building over the region will lead to lighter winds. Sub
small craft advisory conditions are likely early next week as
of now.

Tides coastal flooding
Water anomalies remain around a foot above normal. Despite nw
flow developing, water models do not show any significant
negative anomalies developing. It appears straits point could be
at or just above minor coastal flooding threshold late this
evening. Hence, coastal flood advisory remains in effect. It
should be the last threat of flooding with this system.

Lwx watches warnings advisories
Dc... None.

Md... Coastal flood advisory until 2 am edt Thursday for mdz017.

Va... None.

Wv... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 11 am edt Thursday for anz530>543.

Synopsis... Lfr rcm
near term... Lfr rcm
short term... Lfr rcm
long term... Jmg rcm
aviation... Lfr jmg rcm
marine... Lfr jmg rcm
tides coastal flooding... Lfr rcm


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD 0 mi46 min WNW 5.1 G 7 58°F 54°F1006.5 hPa
COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD 7 mi46 min NW 9.9 G 15 59°F 1007.1 hPa
PPTM2 - 8578240 - Piney Point, MD 14 mi46 min NNW 12 G 13
44062 - Gooses Reef, MD 16 mi34 min WNW 9.7 G 14 58°F 1006.9 hPa
44042 - Potomac, MD 21 mi34 min WNW 5.8 G 7.8 56°F 1008 hPa
LWTV2 - 8635750 - Lewisetta, VA 22 mi46 min NNW 5.1 G 6 59°F 56°F1006.8 hPa
BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD 23 mi46 min W 8.9 G 9.9 58°F 59°F1006.7 hPa
CA2 - 8571892 - Cambridge, MD 27 mi46 min 59°F 57°F1006.8 hPa
NCDV2 31 mi46 min WNW 4.1 G 6 58°F 57°F1006.7 hPa
BSLM2 - Chesapeake Bay, MD 35 mi154 min Calm 56°F 1007 hPa55°F
TPLM2 - Thomas Point, MD 40 mi64 min WNW 13 G 14 60°F 54°F1007.1 hPa (-0.3)54°F
APAM2 - 8575512 - Annapolis, MD 46 mi46 min 59°F 1005.6 hPa
CPVM2 47 mi46 min 59°F 54°F
WASD2 - 8594900 - Washington, DC 49 mi46 min NW 2.9 G 8 60°F 56°F1007.5 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 mi72 minW 610.00 miFair58°F55°F93%1006.4 hPa
St Marys County Airport, MD5 mi67 minW 410.00 miFair55°F55°F100%1007.4 hPa
St. Inigoes, Webster Field, Naval Electronic Systems Engineering Activity, MD12 mi71 minW 45.00 miFog/Mist57°F55°F96%1006.4 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Solomons Island, Patuxent River, Maryland
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Solomons Island
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Thu -- 04:39 AM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 06:12 AM EDT     0.21 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:15 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 12:16 PM EDT     1.38 feet High Tide
Thu -- 04:29 PM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 06:36 PM EDT     0.10 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 07:52 PM EDT     Sunset
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

Thu -- 03:16 AM EDT     -0.80 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 04:39 AM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 06:15 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:15 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 09:11 AM EDT     0.46 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 11:35 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 03:30 PM EDT     -0.88 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 04:29 PM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 07:28 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 07:52 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 09:40 PM EDT     0.59 knots Max Flood
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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