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Marine Weather and Tides
Dahlgren Center, VA

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What's New / NOTES
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.
5/23/2017 - Worked with NOAA again to speed up the 7 day forecast load times. Thanks to them for being responsive.
5/19/2016 - There were issues with the 3 day airport observation history. I switched to another data source. Let me know if you see any issues with the data feeds.

Sunrise 5:43AMSunset 8:37PM Monday June 26, 2017 3:08 PM EDT (19:08 UTC) Moonrise 7:38AMMoonset 9:53PM Illumination 8% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 3 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- 132 Pm Edt Mon Jun 26 2017
This afternoon..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Tonight..W winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Tue..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.
Tue night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Wed..W winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Wed night..S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Thu..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Fri..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.
ANZ500 132 Pm Edt Mon Jun 26 2017
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. High pressure will build west of the area through Tuesday. A weak cold front will cross the waters Tuesday. High pressure will move over the area Wednesday before shifting offshore Thursday. Small craft advisory conditions are possible over portions of the waters Tuesday and again Thursday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Dahlgren Center, VA
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Area Discussion for - Baltimore, MD/Washington
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area forecast discussion
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254 pm edt Mon jun 26 2017

Synopsis A sharp upper level trough will move across the
region on Tuesday. High pressure builds over the area Wednesday
and moves offshore Thursday.

Near term through tonight Quiet conditions tonight under
weak high pressure. Some high clouds will start moving in late
tonight and early tue. Cool with lows in the 50s except mid 60s
in city centers.

Short term Tuesday through Wednesday night A sharp upper
level trough will move across the area late tomorrow. Strong
height falls will provide large scale forcing for showers and
thunderstorms to develop. Biggest limiting factor is lack of
low-level moisture and weak instability with CAPE values progged
at less than 250 j kg. Best coverage of showers will be east of
the blue ridge mtns where instability will be higher. Showers
will only produce very light rainfall due to relatively high
base clouds and a ton of mid-level dry air. Gusty winds and
small hail may be possible due to inverted-v soundings and very
cool temps aloft for this time of the year. -20c 500 mb temps
are progged which is near record low for late jun.

Trough axis moves east Tue evening with rapid clearing. High
pressure builds for Wed with tranquil weather.

Long term Thursday through Monday
High pressure will be in control Thursday through Thursday night,
bringing dry conditions and above normal temperatures. There
could be a stray shower along the mason-dixon region Thursday
night.

As high pressure moves over the western atlantic, warmer
temperatures and increasing chances of showers and thunderstorms
will develop Friday through Sunday. The best chance for showers and
storms will be Saturday and Sunday.

A second area of high pressure will build into the region Monday,
bringing more seasonable temperatures and dry conditions.

Aviation 19z Monday through Saturday Vfr conditions next 72
hrs. Widely scattered or scattered showers and t-storms are
expected tomorrow. No restrictions are anticipated. High
pressure builds for wed.

Vfr conditions Thursday and Thursday night. Winds southwest 10 knots
Thursday and Thursday night. MVFR to ifr conditions are possible
with showers and storms Friday and Friday night. Winds southwest 5
to 10 knots Friday and Friday night.

Marine Srly winds expected to strengthen tonight with sca
conditions. Winds will diminish toward morning. Very marginal
sca conditions possible tomorrow, but not enough confidence to
issue sca, however, gusty winds in showers or t-storms may
require mwss or even smws due to very dry environment and
potential for deep mixing.

Small craft advisories may be needed Thursday and Thursday night.

Winds southwest 10 to 15 knots gusts 20 knots. No marine hazards
expected Friday and Friday night. Winds southwest around 10
knots.

Lwx watches warnings advisories
Dc... None.

Md... None.

Va... None.

Wv... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory from 9 pm this evening to 2 am edt
Tuesday for anz531>533-538>541.

Small craft advisory from 9 pm this evening to 4 am edt
Tuesday for anz534-537-543.

Synopsis... Lfr
near term... Lfr
short term... Lfr
long term... Klw
aviation... Lfr klw
marine... Lfr klw


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
NCDV2 0 mi50 min SW 1.9 G 8 80°F 81°F1016.8 hPa
PPTM2 - 8578240 - Piney Point, MD 29 mi50 min N 4.1 G 5.1
SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD 31 mi50 min S 1 G 2.9 78°F 79°F
44061 - Upper Potomac, MD 32 mi50 min SSE 1.9 G 3.9 77°F 81°F1018.4 hPa
COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD 35 mi50 min S 7 G 8.9 76°F 1018.4 hPa
44062 - Gooses Reef, MD 36 mi48 min SE 3.9 G 5.8 77°F 1018.5 hPa
BSLM2 - Chesapeake Bay, MD 36 mi158 min WNW 5.1 77°F 1018 hPa46°F
LWTV2 - 8635750 - Lewisetta, VA 37 mi50 min NE 4.1 G 7 78°F 80°F1017.7 hPa
WASD2 - 8594900 - Washington, DC 38 mi50 min SW 1.9 G 8.9 79°F 82°F1017.1 hPa
44042 - Potomac, MD 42 mi48 min Calm G 1.9 77°F 1017 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 mi72 minSSE 810.00 miPartly Cloudy80°F53°F39%1018.1 hPa
Fredericksburg, Shannon Airport, VA23 mi73 minS 310.00 miPartly Cloudy81°F52°F37%1017.6 hPa
Stafford, Stafford Regional Airport, VA23 mi73 minWNW 510.00 miMostly Cloudy80°F46°F30%1019.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Dahlgren, Upper Machodoc Creek, Virginia
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Dahlgren
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Mon -- 05:25 AM EDT     2.37 feet High Tide
Mon -- 05:46 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 08:38 AM EDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 11:57 AM EDT     0.04 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 05:50 PM EDT     1.96 feet High Tide
Mon -- 08:35 PM EDT     Sunset
Mon -- 10:52 PM EDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.10.411.62.12.32.321.610.50.200.20.61.11.51.921.81.410.50.2

Tide / Current Tables for Colonial Beach, Potomac River, Virginia
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Colonial Beach
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Mon -- 04:59 AM EDT     2.35 feet High Tide
Mon -- 05:46 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 08:38 AM EDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 11:30 AM EDT     0.06 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 05:23 PM EDT     1.95 feet High Tide
Mon -- 08:35 PM EDT     Sunset
Mon -- 10:52 PM EDT     Moonset
Mon -- 11:36 PM EDT     0.06 feet Low Tide
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0.20.71.31.82.22.32.21.81.30.80.40.10.10.30.81.31.71.91.91.71.20.80.40.1

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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IR Satellite Image from GEOS
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Wind Forecast for Baltimore, MD/Washington (15,3,4,5)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Sterling, VA
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