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Marine Weather and Tides
Solomons, MD

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10/6/2018 Colors of tide XTide graphs changed to emphasize that they were upgraded. See next note. Comments welcome.
10/4/2018 I have fixed XTide and updated the harmonic files. There were some name changes so you might have to click EDIT to find the new station name.

Sunrise 6:51AMSunset 4:54PM Saturday November 17, 2018 11:53 AM EST (16:53 UTC) Moonrise 2:11PMMoonset 12:49AM Illumination 72% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 10 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- 936 Am Est Sat Nov 17 2018
Rest of today..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Tonight..NE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Sun..SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Sun night..S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Mon..W winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Mon night..NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Tue..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Wed..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
ANZ500 936 Am Est Sat Nov 17 2018
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. High pressure will build in from the ohio valley today before shifting offshore on Sunday. An area of low pressure and associated weak cold front will near the waters early next week. High pressure will build over the waters through the middle portion of next week.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Solomons, MD
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Area Discussion for - Baltimore, MD/Washington
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Fxus61 klwx 171452
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area forecast discussion
national weather service baltimore md washington dc
952 am est Sat nov 17 2018

Synopsis
High pressure over the ohio valley will build over the region
this weekend. The high will shift to the north and then migrate
offshore Sunday night. An area of low pressure will near the
ohio valley on Monday, lifting a warm front through the area.

Another area of low pressure will cross the great lakes Monday
night, dragging a cold front through the region on Tuesday. High
pressure will build back into the region the middle of next
week before another cold front crosses the region by Thursday.

Near term through tonight
Still seeing some strato-cumulus trapped under the subsidence
inversion in the northwest flow this morning from roughly i-66
northward. This will continue to gradually thin and break up
heading into the afternoon hours, but portions of eastern WV and
northern western md may be stuck in some clouds for much of the
day. Highs will range from the mid 40s where clouds linger to
low 50s in sun.

This break in the clouds later today will however be shortlived
as additional cloud cover will be on the increase again tonight
ahead of the next system nearing the ohio valley and waa
commencing aloft. Overnight lows in the upper 20s to middle
30s.

Short term Sunday through Monday night
A weak area of low pressure and associated frontal boundary
will approach the ohio valley on Sunday, residing just to our
west. This will aid in keeping a fair amount of cloud cover
around on Sunday with highs very similar to today. The latest
guidance keeps moisture at bay until late Sunday night, and we
have kept the highest precip chances along the allegheny front
and near the mason dixon line Sunday night, but remains in the
chance category. The colder locales could see some snowflakes
mix in with any rain showers, however moisture will remain very
limited. Lows Sunday night in the 30s to near 40 degrees in
cities.

The aforementioned area of low pressure will lift a warm
frontal boundary into our area on Monday, allowing temperatures
to warm to near seasonable levels, upper 40s to the north and
upper 50s to the south. This boundary will linger near the mason
dixon on Monday, with the best odds at rain showers remaining
west of the blue ridge. Better chances at precipitation further
east will exists Monday night as the broad area of low pressure
crosses the area. Moisture will again be limited and
temperatures aloft favor the liquid variety east of the blue
ridge, with a rain snow mix possible along and west of there.

Long term Tuesday through Friday
The long term is relatively quiet. Cold front will be pushing
southeast of the region on Tuesday, with upslope snow showers
along the allegany front but little if any precip further east.

Cooler air behind the front will hold temps below normal.

High pressure will briefly build into the region Wednesday, with
dry conditions cwa-wide expected. Temps will remain below
normal.

Another cold front looks to cross the region Wednesday night
into Thursday. This front looks starved for moisture so
expecting little if any precip with it, even in the favorable
upslope regions. Temps will drop even further, with temps
struggling to reach the 40s.

High pressure from canada then builds directly overhead for
Friday. Dry weather with sunshine should allow temps to rebound
a bit, but remaining below normal.

Aviation 15z Saturday through Wednesday
MVFR CIGS will impact mrb this morning and possibly even
lingering into the afternoon hours with persistent northwest
flow strato-cumulus.VFR conditions forecast for the remaining
terminals today tonight as high pressure builds over the
terminal with light winds. Clouds will be on the increase again
tonight ahead of the next approaching system, with potential for
MVFR, especially at mrb iad cho.VFR conditions Sunday and
Monday at all terminals with precipitation chances increasing
Monday night as a weak area of low pressure crosses the area.

Vfr are expected through the long term period. Main issues will
just be periods of gusty winds with passing cold fronts, which
look mostly dry at this point.

Marine
Sca conditions expected this morning along the main stem of the
bay and lower tidal potomac. With high pressure building into
the region through Sunday, winds will trend lighter and sub sca
beginning this afternoon. Gradient remains weak over the waters
Monday and Monday night as weak low pressure approaches from the
west.

Sca conditions will be possible Tuesday as a cold front departs
the region. Winds probably diminish Wednesday.

Climate
Here are the current rankings for wettest year on record
(through november 15th):
washington dc area (dca)
1. 61.33 inches (1889)
2. 60.83 inches (2003)
3. 60.09 inches (1878)
4. 58.58 inches (2018)
5. 58.17 inches (1886)
weather records for the washington dc area have been kept at
what is now ronald reagan washington national airport (dca)
since 1945. Precipitation records observed downtown extend the
period of record back to 1871.

Baltimore md area (bwi)
1. 63.18 inches (2018)
2. 62.66 inches (2003)
3. 62.35 inches (1889)
4. 58.98 inches (1979)
weather records for the baltimore md area have been kept at
what is now baltimore-washington international thurgood marshall
airport (bwi) since 1950. Precipitation records observed
downtown extend the period of record back to 1871.

Dulles va area (iad)
1. 65.67 inches (2003)
2. 59.17 inches (2018)
3. 59.05 inches (1972)
4. 58.09 inches (1996)
5. 55.43 inches (1979)
weather records have been kept at what is now washington dulles
international airport (iad) since 1960.

Note: all climate data are considered preliminary until
reviewed by the national centers for environmental information
(ncei).

Lwx watches warnings advisories
Dc... None.

Md... None.

Va... None.

Wv... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory until noon est today for anz533-534-541-
543.

Synopsis... Bkf rcm
near term... Mm bkf
short term... Bkf
long term... Rcm
aviation... Mm bkf rcm
marine... Mm bkf rcm
climate... Lwx


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD 2 mi36 min NW 8.9 G 12 45°F 53°F1025.6 hPa
COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD 7 mi36 min N 14 G 17 44°F 1026.4 hPa
PPTM2 - 8578240 - Piney Point, MD 14 mi42 min N 8.9 G 9.9
44062 - Gooses Reef, MD 16 mi34 min 45°F 1026.3 hPa
44042 - Potomac, MD 22 mi34 min NW 12 G 14 46°F 1025.3 hPa
LWTV2 - 8635750 - Lewisetta, VA 23 mi36 min NNW 6 G 8.9 48°F1025.9 hPa
BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD 25 mi36 min NNW 11 G 16 47°F 47°F1025.9 hPa
CA2 - 8571892 - Cambridge, MD 28 mi36 min 49°F1025.6 hPa
NCDV2 29 mi42 min NNW 7 G 12 47°F 49°F1025.3 hPa
BSLM2 - Chesapeake Bay, MD 33 mi144 min NW 4.1 44°F 1026 hPa31°F
TPLM2 - Thomas Point, MD 39 mi54 min W 14 G 16 44°F 51°F1026.8 hPa (+1.1)30°F
44063 - Annapolis 44 mi30 min NW 12 G 18 44°F 1026.2 hPa
APAM2 - 8575512 - Annapolis, MD 45 mi36 min 46°F 1025.3 hPa
CPVM2 46 mi36 min 45°F 30°F
WASD2 - 8594900 - Washington, DC 47 mi36 min NW 7 G 12 45°F 46°F1026.3 hPa

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
St Marys County Airport, MD3 mi71 minWNW 510.00 miFair45°F32°F61%1026.4 hPa
Patuxent River, Naval Air Station, MD6 mi2 hrsNNW 1410.00 miA Few Clouds45°F33°F63%1026 hPa
St. Inigoes, Webster Field, Naval Electronic Systems Engineering Activity, MD13 mi61 minVar 410.00 miFair48°F33°F56%1025.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Solomons Island, Patuxent River, Maryland
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Solomons Island
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Sat -- 12:49 AM EST     Moonset
Sat -- 03:33 AM EST     0.25 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 06:49 AM EST     Sunrise
Sat -- 09:22 AM EST     1.18 feet High Tide
Sat -- 02:10 PM EST     Moonrise
Sat -- 03:44 PM EST     0.19 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 04:51 PM EST     Sunset
Sat -- 09:57 PM EST     1.25 feet High Tide
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

Sat -- 12:29 AM EST     -0.78 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 12:49 AM EST     Moonset
Sat -- 04:43 AM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 06:49 AM EST     Sunrise
Sat -- 06:50 AM EST     0.44 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 09:36 AM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 01:12 PM EST     -0.55 knots Max Ebb
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Sat -- 05:02 PM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 06:54 PM EST     0.34 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 09:10 PM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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