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Marine Weather and Tides
Fruitland, MD

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Sunrise 6:46AMSunset 5:45PM Sunday February 18, 2018 3:58 AM EST (08:58 UTC) Moonrise 8:28AMMoonset 8:36PM Illumination 10% 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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ANZ543 Tangier Sound And The Inland Waters Surrounding Bloodsworth Island- 337 Am Est Sun Feb 18 2018
Rest of the overnight..W winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Today..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Tonight..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
Mon..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain.
Mon night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Tue..SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Tue night..S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Wed..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers through the night.
Thu..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely through the day, then a chance of showers through the night.
ANZ500 337 Am Est Sun Feb 18 2018
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. High pressure will build over the area today and move offshore tonight. A warm front will cross the region on Monday, bringing unseasonably warm conditions. A cold front approaches the mid- atlantic by the middle of the work week, and stalls near the region at the end of the week. Small craft advisories may be needed Tuesday through Thursday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Fruitland, MD
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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Fxus61 kakq 180831
afdakq
area forecast discussion
national weather service wakefield va
331 am est Sun feb 18 2018

Synopsis
High pressure returns today with mostly sunny skies and
seasonable temperatures. A warm front lifts north through the
area Monday and Monday night. High pressure becomes anchored off
the southeast coast Tuesday and Wednesday bringing a return to
well above normal temperatures.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
A cold front has pushed well south and east of the local area
this morning as high pressure continues to nudge eastward from
the midwest. This high builds over the region today for a
dry mostly sunny day. Light w-nw winds this morning will
become N then NE this afternoon. Although sunshine will promote
milder temperatures this afternoon inland, temps will be held in
check by the onshore flow at the coast. Highs mainly from the
mid to upper 50s west of ches bay (warmest south central va),
with cooler conditions, mainly in the upper 40s lower 50s close
to the coast.

Short term 6 pm this evening through Tuesday
Mostly clear this evening with increasing clouds overnight from
sw to NE as models bring next system and a return of moisture
back from the SW by Mon morning. Lows mainly 35-40f though readings
may actually rise a bit after midnight across the west. Should
see some light rain arrive late tonight west of i-95. Have
30-40% pops piedmont to around 20% along the i-95 corridor from
9z-12z mon. With the sfc high well off the mid-atlc new england
coast on mon, overrunning moisture pushes across the local area
with mainly cloudy skies and a light E SE flow. Best forcing
remains off to our NW however, so not necessarily looking at a
lot of qpf. Will carry 30-50% pops most areas for now before
18z, then slight chc pops in the afternoon except up to 30-40%
far eastern va and the lower md eastern shore. Not a true cad
setup, but a lot of clouds and shallow mixing will keep it cool
for much of the day, especially across the piedmont. Late day
highs will avg 50-55f W NW to the low 60s far se. Increasing sw
flow Mon night as upper ridge axis begins to amplify build off
the SE coast. Models indicate some continued light QPF amounts
mon night, but there is little forcing for precipitation so will
genly keep pops capped at just 20%. Milder with little drop in
temperatures due to the SW flow, lows ranging from the upper 40s
to mid 50s. The local area will be firmly in the warm sector on
tue, with strong upper ridge centered over the gulf stream off
the SE coast. GFS nam depict a lot of low level moisture across
the area so skies may start off mostly cloudy. Suspect the sw
low level flow and 850mb temperatures rising to +10 to +12 c
will be sufficient to scour out the low level clouds by late
morning and allow for a partly sunny day. Highs expected into
the 70s except for locally cooler conditions at the immediate
coast.

Long term Tuesday night through Saturday
A strong +2 st dev 500mb ridge will be located over the
subtropical WRN atlantic Wednesday bringing very warm temperatures.

Lows Tuesday night Wednesday morning are forecast to be in the mid
50s to around 60f, followed by highs Wednesday in the upper 60s low
70s over the ERN shore, and at least mid upper 70s elsewhere. There
is the potential for low 80s over SE va NE nc. A weak shortwave
trough is progged to rotate around the ridge Wednesday, and this
could result in some more clouds and low pops (20-30%) over the
piedmont. The ridge slowly breaks down Wednesday night into
Thursday, but remains strong. Therefore, a cold front to the NW will
have slow progress reaching the mid-atlantic. Pops Wednesday night
will range from 20-30% S to 30-40% n, then ~30% S to 50-60% n
Thursday. Lows Wednesday night will mainly be in the 50s, with the
potential for wide ranging highs Thursday possibly around 60f low
60s N to the 70s SE depending on where the cold front reaches. Upper
level ridging will continue to prevail but gradually weaken off the
southeast coast later next week into next weekend with well above
normal temperatures continuing. There remains some uncertainty with
the cold front, with the general consensus for the front to be into
nc Friday with highs in the 50s to low 60s, and then lifting back n
as a warm front with highs in the 60s to around 70f by Saturday.

Forecast pops are mainly 20-30% Thursday night through Saturday.

Aviation 08z Sunday through Thursday
Still some lingering MVFR ifr CIGS early this morning due to
abundant low-level moisture behind departing low pressure
system. Conditions will continue to improve from west to east
early this morning, returning toVFR all TAF sites by daybreak.

Vfr conditions expected for the rest of Sunday with few clouds
as high pressure builds in. Winds will remain light thru the
period.

Another round of rain showers and flight restrictions lower
cigs are possible by Monday and possibly lasting through mon
night Tue morning with low stratus. ExpectVFR warm ssw flow to
prevail Tue after the early am clouds scour out. A cold front
approaches from the NW on Wednesday but expectVFR conditions to
prevail.

Marine
Latest sfc analysis shows ~1008mb sfc low pressure now offshore of
the DELMARVA coast with the associated sfc cold front now dropping
south across the SE coast. Latest obs reflect w-nw flow 10-15 kt
across the waters this morning. Pressure gradient remains compressed
enough for some near SCA gusts early this morning over northern
waters, then slackens later this morning and this afternoon, with
sub-sca conditions then expected to persist through at least the
midweek. Nne winds this aftn veer around to the ese tonight, as
surface high slides offshore, becoming southerly Mon night into tue
as a warm front lifts north across the waters. Ssw flow persists
into midweek, with seas remaining 2-4 ft.-4 ft.

Climate
Another round of record highs will possibly be challenged tue
2 20 and Wed 2 21:
* record highs:
* date: Tue 2 20 Wed 2 21
* ric: 77 (1930) 75 (1930)
* orf: 77 (1991) 79 (2014)
* sby: 75 (1930) 75 (1943)
* ecg: 78 (1991) 77 (2014)

Equipment
Kakq radar will be down ufn.

Akq watches warnings advisories
Md... None.

Nc... None.

Va... None.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Jdm
near term... Jdm
short term... Jdm lkb
long term... Ajz
aviation... Jdm
marine... Mam
climate... Akq
equipment... Akq


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD 23 mi41 min WNW 11 G 13 38°F 43°F1019.2 hPa
CA2 - 8571892 - Cambridge, MD 28 mi41 min 37°F 42°F1019.9 hPa
OCIM2 - 8570283 - Ocean City Inlet, MD 29 mi41 min NW 8 G 12 38°F 40°F1018.4 hPa
COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD 40 mi41 min NNW 6 G 12 37°F 1019.6 hPa
LWSD1 - 8557380 - Lewes, DE 41 mi47 min WNW 12 G 14 36°F 41°F1017.6 hPa
SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD 43 mi41 min WNW 5.1 G 8.9 38°F 40°F1019 hPa
44042 - Potomac, MD 43 mi29 min E 12 G 14 38°F 1018.2 hPa
44089 43 mi29 min 41°F3 ft
44062 - Gooses Reef, MD 44 mi29 min WNW 9.7 G 9.7 37°F 1020.3 hPa

Wind History for Bishops Head, MD
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Salisbury, Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico County Regional Airport, MD7 mi65 minNW 710.00 miOvercast37°F37°F100%1018.2 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Salisbury, Wicomico River, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland
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Salisbury
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Sun -- 04:43 AM EST     3.03 feet High Tide
Sun -- 06:49 AM EST     Sunrise
Sun -- 08:28 AM EST     Moonrise
Sun -- 10:50 AM EST     -0.14 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 05:00 PM EST     3.24 feet High Tide
Sun -- 05:43 PM EST     Sunset
Sun -- 08:36 PM EST     Moonset
Sun -- 11:14 PM EST     -0.15 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.20.91.72.52.932.72.11.30.50-0.10.20.81.62.433.232.51.70.80.2-0.1

Tide / Current Tables for Salisbury, Maryland (2 miles below) Current
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Salisbury
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Sun -- 01:50 AM EST     0.57 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 04:54 AM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 06:49 AM EST     Sunrise
Sun -- 07:58 AM EST     -0.88 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 08:28 AM EST     Moonrise
Sun -- 11:14 AM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 02:05 PM EST     0.63 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 05:11 PM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 05:44 PM EST     Sunset
Sun -- 08:16 PM EST     -0.94 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 08:36 PM EST     Moonset
Sun -- 11:37 PM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wind Forecast for Wakefield, VA (3,6,7,8)
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