Tuesday, October16, 2018 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
California, 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.
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Sunrise 7:17AMSunset 6:28PM Tuesday October 16, 2018 8:51 PM EDT (00:51 UTC) Moonrise 1:16PMMoonset 11:17PM Illumination 50% Phase: First Quarter Moon; Moon at 7 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- 734 Pm Edt Tue Oct 16 2018
.small craft advisory in effect from Wednesday morning through late Wednesday night...
Tonight..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain.
Wed..W winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt... Increasing to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt late. Waves 1 ft.
Wed night..NW winds 15 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Thu..NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Thu night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Fri..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Fri night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
Sat..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
Sun..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft.
ANZ500 734 Pm Edt Tue Oct 16 2018
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. High pressure will build over the waters through tonight while a weak wave of low pressure passes by to the south. A cold front will pass through the waters Wednesday and high pressure will build overhead for Thursday before moving offshore Friday. Another cold front will pass through the waters Saturday. A gale warning may be needed for portions of the waters Wednesday. Small craft advisories will likely be needed for Thursday, and again Friday afternoon through Saturday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near California, 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
216 pm edt Tue oct 16 2018

Synopsis
A wave of low pressure will pass by to the south tonight before
a cold front passes through the area Wednesday. High pressure
will build eastward from the ohio valley into the mid- atlantic
Thursday before moving offshore Friday. Another cold front will
pass through Saturday and high pressure will build overhead for
early next week.

Near term through tonight
A boundary will remain to the south through tonight while
upper-level high remains over the southeastern CONUS and an
upper-level trough digs through the great lakes. A southwest
flow aloft associated with the jetstream in between these
systems has caused high and mid-level clouds this afternoon.

There have been some breaks of sunshine as well, allowing for
high temps to reach upper 50s and lower 60s for most locations.

An upper-level disturbance (potent jetmax) will pass through the
area tonight in the southwest flow aloft. There will be enough
shortwave energy combined with lift associated with the right
entrance of the upper-level jet to our north for weak surface
low to develop on the nearly stationary boundary to the south.

As the low passes by to the south, thicker clouds will
overspread the area tonight and there may even be a period of
rain across central virginia into southern maryland. Latest
guidance continues to show that the low should be far enough to
the south for the washington dc, baltimore and points north and
west to be dry though. The disturbance will move off to our east
by daybreak and clouds will thin out toward morning. Seasonably
chilly conditions are expected tonight with min temps in the 30s
along the allegheny front to the 40s across most other
locations, to near 50 lower 50s in downtown
washington baltimore as well as the va piedmont and southern
maryland.

Short term Wednesday through Thursday night
The wave of low pressure will continue to move off to the east
Wednesday while the upper-level trough over the great lakes
shifts east into new england. The cold front associated with
this system will pass through the area during the morning and
midday hours. A wind shift to the west and northwest is expected
behind the boundary, and it will become windy during this time.

Frequent gusts around 30 to 40 mph are likely over much of the
area, with even higher gusts around 45 mph over the mountains.

The downsloping west to northwest flow combined with sunshine
will actually allow for temps to reach well into the 60s for
most areas despite cold advection.

However, the cold advection will take over Wednesday night as
canadian high pressure builds toward the area behind the
boundary. It will turn out quite chilly, with min temps dipping
into the 20s in the mountains and mid to upper 30s for most
other locations. Do feel that there will be enough wind to
prevent widespread frost for most areas, but some frost is
possible toward morning in sheltered valleys as well.

High pressure will continue to build overhead for Thursday
through Thursday night, brining dry and chilly conditions. Light
winds, mainly clear skies and dry air will provide a great setup
for radiational cooling Thursday night. Lows will drop into the
lower to middle 30s for many areas, and more widespread frost is
possible during this time as well as possible freezing
conditions.

Long term Friday through Tuesday
To start out on Friday, high pressure will be centered overhead.

The morning will be a cool one, as temperatures rise up from
what will likely be the coolest temperatures of the fall season
to date. With ample sunshine through the morning and early
afternoon, temperatures will rebound to near 60 degrees. A few
high clouds will be possible during the afternoon, but the vast
majority of the day should stay sunny.

At mid-upper levels, a potent trough will slide down from central
canada in northwesterly flow and move over the great lakes region
Friday into Friday night. As the trough progresses
southeastward, it will also act to absorb and ultimately shear
out an upper level low currently located over the desert
southwest. Differential cyclonic vorticity advection ahead of
the lead shearing out trough will provide dynamic forcing for
ascent over the region Friday night, leading to chances for rain
across the area. By Saturday morning, the surface cold front
associated with the system will have passed through, whisking
most of the low-level moisture out of the area. On Saturday,
we'll be embedded in northwesterly flow in the wake of the cold
front. Downslope flow in the lee of the appalachians should keep
locations east of the blue ridge predominantly dry, but upslope
northwesterly flow should lead to some showers over higher
elevations along and west of the blue ridge. By Saturday night,
much cooler air will work into the area, with 850 hpa
temperatures dropping well below 0c. This may allow any leftover
upslope showers to mix with snow over the higher elevations to
the west of the blue ridge. Any leftover upslope showers over
the higher terrain should dissipate by early Sunday morning as
high pressure starts to build into the ohio valley.

The aforementioned area of high pressure will move overhead for
Sunday afternoon through Monday, providing a quiet stretch of fall
weather. Temperatures will run around ten degrees below average on
Sunday and Monday, with high temperatures in the 50s and low
temperatures in the 30s to near 40.

Aviation 17z Tuesday through Saturday
Vfr conditions and dry conditions will continue through this
afternoon. A weak wave of low pressure will pass by to the south
tonight. A period of MVFR CIGS are possible late this evening
into the overnight as the low passes by to the south.VFR
conditions will return by Wednesday morning.

Gusty west and northwest winds are expected behind a cold front
late Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening. Gusts around
30 knots are possible, but wind speeds should be a bit lighter
at kcho. Winds will diminish later Wednesday evening as high
pressure builds overhead. The high will remain overhead through
Thursday night.

Vfr conditions are expected on Friday, with mostly sunny skies
in the morning giving away to a few mid-high level clouds
during the afternoon. Sub-vfr conditions could be possible
Friday night in association with some showers.VFR conditions
should return Saturday afternoon through Monday, with mostly dry
conditions and gusty northwesterly winds in the wake of the
cold front.

Marine
A wave of low pressure will pass by to the south tonight. The
gradient should be light enough for winds to remain below sca
criteria. A cold front will pass through the waters Wednesday.

Gusty west and northwest winds are expected behind the cold
front. A small craft advisory is in effect for the waters
Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday evening, and for the bay and
lower tidal potomac river Wednesday night. Gusts around 30 knots
are likely Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday evening. There are
stronger winds around 35 to 40 knots at the top of the mixing
layer. It is not out of the question that these winds could mix
down to the surface, but guidance shows that winds are not quite
perfectly aligned directionally with height... So there is a
better chance that not all of those winds will mix down.

Therefore, kept the SCA instead of a gale warning, but it will
be close.

High pressure will build overhead for Thursday through Thursday
night.

Sca levels winds appear possible Friday through Friday night in
southerly flow ahead of an approaching system, and then again on
Saturday through much of the weekend in northwesterly flow
behind the departing system.

Tides coastal flooding
The northwest flow has weakened and a light flow is expected
tonight. This will cause water that has piled up in the southern
bay to move back north tonight into early Wednesday. Therefore,
anomalies will rise sharply to around a quarter to three
quarters of a foot above normal (based on whats going on
upstream). Latest thinking is that water levels will remain
below minor flooding thresholds since the lunar cycle is less
favorable. A strong offshore flow will return for later
Wednesday.

Lwx watches warnings advisories
Dc... None.

Md... None.

Va... None.

Wv... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory from 11 am Wednesday to 6 am edt Thursday
for anz530>534-537>543.

Small craft advisory from 11 am to 8 pm edt Wednesday for
anz535-536.

Synopsis... Bjl
near term... Bjl
short term... Bjl
long term... Kjp
aviation... Bjl kjp
marine... Bjl kjp
tides coastal flooding... Bjl


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD 3 mi34 min SSW 6 G 7 58°F 71°F1019.9 hPa
COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD 8 mi34 min SSW 6 G 7 57°F 1020.5 hPa
PPTM2 - 8578240 - Piney Point, MD 14 mi40 min SW 6 G 7
44062 - Gooses Reef, MD 16 mi32 min W 12 G 14 60°F 1020.3 hPa
LWTV2 - 8635750 - Lewisetta, VA 23 mi40 min S 2.9 G 4.1 59°F 71°F1020 hPa
44042 - Potomac, MD 23 mi32 min SSW 3.9 G 7.8 60°F 1019.5 hPa
BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD 26 mi34 min SSW 4.1 G 5.1 60°F 68°F1020.5 hPa
NCDV2 28 mi40 min SSW 4.1 G 5.1 57°F 66°F1019.5 hPa
CA2 - 8571892 - Cambridge, MD 29 mi40 min 56°F 68°F1021 hPa
BSLM2 - Chesapeake Bay, MD 33 mi142 min Calm 55°F 1020 hPa49°F
TPLM2 - Thomas Point, MD 40 mi52 min NW 6 G 6 59°F 68°F1020.9 hPa (+0.0)37°F
44063 - Annapolis 44 mi34 min N 1.9 G 1.9 59°F 1020.2 hPa
APAM2 - 8575512 - Annapolis, MD 45 mi34 min 58°F 1019.3 hPa
WASD2 - 8594900 - Washington, DC 46 mi34 min SSW 2.9 G 6 58°F 66°F1019.8 hPa
CPVM2 46 mi34 min 58°F 38°F

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
St Marys County Airport, MD2 mi69 minN 010.00 miFair52°F46°F82%1021 hPa
Patuxent River, Naval Air Station, MD6 mi2 hrsSSW 410.00 miMostly Cloudy55°F46°F72%1020.1 hPa
St. Inigoes, Webster Field, Naval Electronic Systems Engineering Activity, MD14 mi59 minN 010.00 miFair56°F48°F77%1020.1 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Solomons Island, Patuxent River, Maryland (2)
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Solomons Island
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Tue -- 02:58 AM EDT     0.82 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 07:15 AM EDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 08:08 AM EDT     1.18 feet High Tide
Tue -- 01:57 PM EDT     0.57 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 02:02 PM EDT     First Quarter
Tue -- 02:15 PM EDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 06:26 PM EDT     Sunset
Tue -- 09:16 PM EDT     1.69 feet High Tide
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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 -- 04:12 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 05:47 AM EDT     0.29 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 07:15 AM EDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 08:07 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 11:38 AM EDT     -0.44 knots Max Ebb
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Tue -- 03:09 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 05:39 PM EDT     0.46 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 06:26 PM EDT     Sunset
Tue -- 08:24 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
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