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Marine Weather and Tides
West Ocean City, 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 7:15AMSunset 5:09PM Thursday January 17, 2019 1:12 PM EST (18:12 UTC) Moonrise 1:50PMMoonset 3:21AM Illumination 88% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 12 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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ANZ650 Coastal Waters From Fenwick Island De To Chincoteague Va Out 20 Nm- 1255 Pm Est Thu Jan 17 2019
This afternoon..E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Mainly E swell with a dominant period of 9 seconds.
Tonight..S winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt late. Seas around 2 ft with a dominant period of 9 seconds. A chance of rain early in the evening, then rain likely in the late evening and overnight.
Fri..SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming nw in the afternoon. Seas around 2 ft with a dominant period of 5 seconds.
Fri night..N winds 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Mainly se swell with a dominant period of 10 seconds.
Sat..E winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt late. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Sat night..SE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, becoming S 20 to 25 kt late. Seas 3 to 4 ft, building to 5 to 6 ft after midnight. Rain.
Sun..SW winds 25 kt, becoming nw in the afternoon. Seas 6 to 8 ft. Rain in the morning, then showers likely with a chance of snow showers in the afternoon with vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sun night..NW winds 25 to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. A chance of snow showers in the evening.
Mon..NW winds 25 to 30 kt, diminishing to 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 6 ft.
Mon night..NW winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
ANZ600 1255 Pm Est Thu Jan 17 2019
Synopsis for fenwick island de to currituck beach light nc out 20 nautical miles including virginia portion of the chesapeake bay currituck sound and portions of the james, york, and rappahannock rivers.. Low pressure tracks through the ohio valley today then into new england by Friday. An arctic cold front crosses the area Sunday, followed by dry and much colder weather Sunday night through Monday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near West Ocean City, MD
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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area forecast discussion
national weather service wakefield va
1227 pm est Thu jan 17 2019

Synopsis
Low pressure tracks through the ohio valley today then onto new
england by Friday. An arctic cold front crosses the area
Sunday, followed by dry and much colder weather Sunday night
through Monday.

Near term through tonight
As of 1215 pm est Thursday...

high pressure to our north moves east into new england this
afternoon. Weak low pressure approaches from the west this
afternoon and crosses the region this evening and tonight.

Increasing clouds this afternoon and the chance for generally
light rain snow mix across the north with light rain for areas
to the south. Highs around 40 degrees N to upper 40s s.

Short term Friday through Saturday
As of 215 am est Thursday...

lo pres tracks ene from the oh valley tonight then into SRN new
england fri. The advancing warm front lifts N into across the
fa by late tonight early Fri W the trailing cold front pushing
e and off the coast fri. Thermal profiles continue to suggest
possible mixed ptype (ra sn) far N and ne... Little no accum expected
attm. Otw... Occasional -ra expected... Ending Fri morning on the
ern shore. Lows Thu night from the l30s N to the u30s- around
40f in far SE va-ne nc. Vrb clouds or becoming partly sunny fri
w highs in the u40s-around 50f on the ERN shore to the m-u50s
from central va to NE nc.

Saturday will be warm as well with increasing moisture levels and
southerly winds ahead of a powerful area of low pressure approaching
from the west. Generally mid 50s across the south ranging to the low
40s across the northwest. Increasing chances for rain will spread
eastward by Saturday afternoon.

Long term Saturday night through Thursday
As of 135 am est Thursday...

sharp amplification of trough aloft translates E through the
ern CONUS Sat night-mon... Bringing the coldest air of the
winter so far into the central ERN conus. Lo pres will track
from the lower ms valley tn valley Sat to the NE CONUS sun... W
a trailing arctic cold front cross the local area (on sun).

Deep layered moisture ahead of accompanying the frontal passage
will bring widespread rain across the local area Sat night into
into early Sun afternoon. 00z 17 gfs ECMWF have similar timing
attm. The cold front reaches the coast by Sun afternoon... W
much colder arctic air crashing into the area... Chasing the
moisture as it heads off the coast. Continuing to up the trend
toward much colder air for Sun afternoon by emphasizing highlighting
sharply falling temperatures. Ra mixing W or changing to a
period of sn (or snsh) from W to E (all the way to the coast)
continues to be a real possibility. Ooz 17 GEFS mean sn accums
avg 0.1-0.5" area wide... Last to fall from the ERN shore
through coastal SE va-ne nc by early Sun evening. Potential
remains high for a "flash freeze" Sun afternoon early evening
due to the rapidly falling temperatures to or blo freezing w
lingering pcpn (sn) and or wet conditions (due to ra).

Lows Sat night around 40f far N and NW to the u40s-l50s
se. Highs Sun in the m40s NW to 55-60f in SE va-ne nc... Though
temperatures are expected to fall in the afternoon... Reaching
the u20s nw... L-m30s in most other places by Sun evening.

Much colder with any pcpn ending arnd midnight Sun night, then
dry, brisk and cold mon. Lows Sun night will range fm the mid
teens to the lower 20s. Highs on Mon only ranging fm the mid 20s
to lower 30s (wind chills down to the single digits to around
20). Dry wx with slight moderation in temps on tue. Lows mon
night 15-20, except lower 20s right along the coast in SE va-
ne nc. Highs on Tue will range fm the upper 30s to lower 40s.

Another low pressure area and associated frontal boundary will
approach fm the west during wed, bringing another chance for
rain showers, esply Wed aftn into Wed night. Lows Tue night in
the upper 20s to mid 30s. Highs on Wed will range fm the upper
40s to upper 50s.

Aviation 17z Thursday through Monday
As of 1215 pm est Thursday...

vfr ceilings this afternoon but clouds are increasing from the
west. Ceilings should get into MVFR and ifr territory towards
sunset this evening. Weak low pressure will pass to our north
this evening bringing the chance for a rain snow mix across the
north (including ksby) with generally light rain expected to the
south. Ceilings lower further into the overnight hours before
slowly lifting Friday morning as high pressure builds in. East
and southeast winds today will become south and southwest early
Friday.

A stronger cold front crosses the region Sat night and sun
(accompanied by widespread rain possibly ending as snow, and
flight restrictions due to CIGS vsbys).

Marine
As of 220 am est Thursday...

high pressure builds in from the north today. Winds will be nne 10-
15 kt this morning, then diminish and become ene 5-10 kt this aftn.

Seas will generally be 2-3 ft, with 1-2 ft waves in the bay. A weak
area of low pressure will track across the area Thursday night, with
the wind becoming SE then ssw with speeds of 10-15 kt. The wind
shifts to NW Friday behind the low, and then turns NE Friday night.

A strong low pressure system approaches from the SW Saturday and
tracks immediately N of the area Saturday night. Strong pressure
falls combined with a strong gradient could result in a brief period
where a sse wind increases to 20-30kt, especially n. Strong CAA and
pressure rises then follow this boundary Sunday aftn night into
Monday with gales likely for at least the bay and ocean (gusts to 40
kt), and no less than strong scas for the remaining waters in a nw
wind. Seas build to 5-8ft Sunday into Sunday night. An arctic blast
of cold air will follow the strong cold front Sunday night with low
temps dropping into the low-mid 20s over water. This coupled with
gale force winds will most likely pose a threat of freezing spray.

Conditions slowly improve late Monday into Tuesday.

Akq watches warnings advisories
Md... None.

Nc... None.

Va... None.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Alb lkb
near term... Rhr
short term... Alb rhr
long term... Alb tmg
aviation... Alb rhr
marine... Ajz jdm


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
OCSM2 1 mi192 min 2 ft
OCIM2 - 8570283 - Ocean City Inlet, MD 1 mi48 min ENE 6 G 8.9 38°F 39°F1028.5 hPa
44009 - DELAWARE BAY 26 NM Southeast of Cape May, NJ 22 mi82 min 45°F3 ft1028.8 hPa (+0.0)
LWSD1 - 8557380 - Lewes, DE 31 mi48 min E 12 G 13 34°F 38°F1028.2 hPa
44089 42 mi72 min 43°F2 ft
CMAN4 - 8536110 - Cape May, NJ 44 mi42 min E 7 G 9.9 34°F 40°F1027.9 hPa
BRND1 - 8555889 - Brandywine Shoal Light, DE 45 mi42 min 1028.6 hPa

Wind History for Ocean City Inlet, MD
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Ocean City, Ocean City Municipal Airport, MD3 mi19 minENE 410.00 miFair39°F26°F60%1027.4 hPa
Salisbury, Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico County Regional Airport, MD22 mi18 minE 810.00 miFair39°F28°F65%1027.1 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Keydash, Isle of Wight Bay, Maryland
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Tide / Current Tables for Fenwick Island Light, Delaware
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Fenwick Island Light
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Thu -- 03:21 AM EST     Moonset
Thu -- 03:40 AM EST     3.80 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:15 AM EST     Sunrise
Thu -- 10:28 AM EST     0.06 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 01:50 PM EST     Moonrise
Thu -- 04:17 PM EST     3.21 feet High Tide
Thu -- 05:05 PM EST     Sunset
Thu -- 10:25 PM EST     -0.14 feet Low Tide
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