Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:12AM||Sunset 7:48PM||Sunday April 23, 2017 1:35 AM EDT (05:35 UTC)||Moonrise 3:44AM||Moonset 3:41PM||Illumination 9%|
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|ANZ543 Tangier Sound And The Inland Waters Surrounding Bloodsworth Island- 1032 Pm Edt Sat Apr 22 2017 |
.small craft advisory in effect through late Sunday night...
Rest of tonight..N winds 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft. A chance of rain.
Sun..NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of rain.
Sun night..NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Rain. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Mon..NE winds 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft. Rain.
Mon night..NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft. Rain likely.
Tue..NE winds 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft. Rain.
Tue night..NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft. A chance of rain.
Wed..NW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming s. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of rain.
Thu..S winds 10 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers through the night.
|ANZ500 1032 Pm Edt Sat Apr 22 2017 |
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. A cold front will remain stalled south of the waters through Tuesday. A series of low pressure systems will ride along the boundary. High pressure will briefly return for Wednesday. A cold front may impact the waters Thursday. A small craft advisory will likely be needed for portions the waters Monday through Tuesday night.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Elliott, MDHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service wakefield va
1007 pm edt Sat apr 22 2017
A frontal boundary becomes nearly stationary across the carolinas
tonight and Sunday. Low pressure will slowly track along the
southeast coast Sunday and Monday, then linger off the mid atlantic
coast through mid week. This system will bring periods of moderate
to heavy rainfall to the region.
Near term /until 6 am Sunday morning/
Much of the initial ra has exited the coast. Lingering sct shras
remain attm... And will remain so until the next area from sw
va-ne tn arrives later on tonight. Otherwise... Cool and cloudy
through the overnight. NE winds remaining gusty to 20-30
mph... Highest INVOF coast. Lows in the u40s nnw to the m50s se.
Short term /6 am Sunday morning through Monday/
A cloudy and wet period ahead with periods of mdt to hvy rainfall.
Qpf btwn 1.5 to 3.5 inches (highest across the piedmont).
Models in general agreement that a cut-off upr level low tracks se
across the lwr mid atlantic region tonight and Sunday. System then
takes on a neg tilt that spawns a coastal low off the SE coast
Monday. This system get cut off from the main upr lvl flow which
allows it to spin over the warm gulf stream waters Monday and
Tuesday before slowly lifting NE Wednesday. Upshot will be for
mainly cloudy skies with periods of mdt to lclly hvy rainfall
through the period as copious amounts of deep atlantic moisture gets
entrained and rotates around the system. Thus, confidence high
enough to go with likely to categorical pops each period. First shot
of mdt to hvy rainfall will be Sunday, second one Sunday night and
Monday and possible a third one Monday night. NAM more agressive
than GFS with thunder chcs as the NAM actually brings the system
inland thus allowing a warm sector to develop along the sern coastal
areas. GFS keeps the system offshore. Thus, kept high pops but low
chc thunder given the model differences.
Highs Sun in the mid 50s to lwr 60s. Lows Sun nite in the upr 40s-
mid 50s. Highs Mon in the mid 50s-mid 60s except 65-70 sern coastal
areas. Lows Mon nite in the upr 40s-lwr 60s. Highs Tue in the lwr
Hydro wise, no flood headlines anticipated ATTM with numerous breaks
in between bouts of rain expected. Do expect some healthy rises in
local river by early next week, especially if the heavy rainfall
falls over the headwaters. Given the forecasted QPF and after coord
with the rfc, expect minor flooding at lawrenceville on the meherrin
river by tue. Again, this based on QPF so plenty of time to adjust
Long term /Monday night through Saturday/
Long term period will feature a trend towards drier and warmer
conditions. For Tue night, mid-level cutoff low and associated
sfc low start to progress offshore, with some pcpn psbl on the
backside of the systm. Pops range from 20-40%. Warming trend
then commences for Wed as deep swly flow develops across the
eastern seaboard, lasting through the end of the week with temps
in the 70s Wed reaching the 80s most areas Thu and fri.
Aviation /02z Sunday through Thursday/
As of 00z... An east to west oriented cold front was situated in
north carolina just to the south of the forecast area. North to
northeast winds and widespread ifr ceilings were present in and
around the TAF sites. The forecast calls for slow improvement for
northern portions including sby with generally ifr elsewhere during
the 00z TAF period. The ifr will be mainly due to low ceilings but
ifr visibility can be expected during heavier rain. Confidence in
details is moderate with indication that temporary improvement may
occur from time to time. This will be difficult to pin down time and
Current radar imagery shows thunderstorms moving off the southeast
va and northeast nc coast with areas of light to moderate rain
elsewhere. Precipitation will increase during the TAF period as low|
pressure moves eastward along the front into the carolinas Sunday.
Northeast winds will prevail during the period. These winds will
occasionally gust to around 20 to 25 knots southeast portions at orf
Outlook... A well organized low pressure system will linger just off
the carolina coast from Sunday night into early this coming week.
Unsettled weather continues into Tuesday with widespread
precipitation and degraded aviation conditions. Current forecasts
have the low moving off to the northeast Wednesday with a high
pressure ridge building into the southeast states from the atlantic.
Wednesday through Friday are expected to be dry and mainlyVFR.
Surface analysis and radar imagery depict the cold front south of
the chesapeake bay and approaching the va/nc border at 330 pm edt.
The front will continue moving to south of the waters this evening.
Winds north of the boundary were from the north and northeast.
Low pressure over the tennessee valley will slide eastward into the
carolinas Sunday and deepen off the carolina coast Sunday night and
Monday. Northeast winds will increase with seas increasing through
Sca is in effect for the chesapeake bay and currituck sound and the
coastal waters south of parramore island. The SCA expands into the
lower james river and the coastal waters north of parramore island
at 10z (6 am edt). The SCA expires late Sunday morning north of new
Low pressure lingers off the coast through Tuesday. Current
headlines run through Sunday night most of the area and especially
the coastal waters but will likely be needed into Tuesday or
Wednesday. Winds will generally run 20 to 25 knots with seas
building to at least 6 to 8 feet due to prolonged northeast
An extended period of onshore flow will result in increasing
tidal departures thru mid week. Tidal departures will reach +1
to 1.5 feet through Sunday night along the atlantic coast and in
the lower chesapeake bay and james river. Northeast flow
increases Monday, with tidal departures of 1.5 to 2 feet. Minor
flooding is expected Monday night thru Tuesday during high tide.
Flow becomes offshore Wednesday.
Marine... Small craft advisory until 6 am edt Monday for anz632-634-638-
Small craft advisory until 10 pm edt Sunday for anz633.
Small craft advisory until 10 am edt Sunday for anz630-631.
Small craft advisory from 6 am Sunday to 6 am edt Monday for
near term... Alb
short term... Mpr
long term... Mas
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD||12 mi||48 min||N 8.9 G 12||54°F||63°F||1016.7 hPa|
|CA2 - 8571892 - Cambridge, MD||13 mi||48 min||N 8 G 8.9||54°F||65°F||1016.1 hPa|
|COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD||19 mi||48 min||NE 9.9 G 13||55°F||1017 hPa|
|SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD||23 mi||48 min||N 4.1 G 5.1||54°F||62°F|
|44062 - Gooses Reef, MD||24 mi||36 min||NE 12 G 14||56°F||54°F||1 ft||1017.6 hPa (+1.0)|
|44042 - Potomac, MD||30 mi||36 min||NNE 14 G 19||56°F||62°F||1 ft||1015.6 hPa (+0.8)|
|PPTM2 - 8578240 - Piney Point, MD||32 mi||48 min||NNE 5.1 G 6|
|LWTV2 - 8635750 - Lewisetta, VA||36 mi||48 min||NNE 8.9 G 13||55°F||64°F||1016.2 hPa|
|TPLM2 - Thomas Point, MD||42 mi||36 min||NW 7 G 8||52°F||59°F||50°F|
|CPVM2||46 mi||48 min||55°F||50°F|
|44063 - Annapolis||46 mi||36 min||N 5.8 G 7.8||53°F||60°F||1017.2 hPa (+0.9)|
|APAM2 - 8575512 - Annapolis, MD||48 mi||48 min||52°F||1016.9 hPa|
|OCIM2 - 8570283 - Ocean City Inlet, MD||49 mi||48 min||NE 4.1 G 6||52°F||56°F||1016.8 hPa|
Wind History for Bishops Head, MD(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Cambridge-Dorchester Airport, MD||10 mi||56 min||NNE 3||10.00 mi||Overcast||54°F||50°F||88%||1016.6 hPa|
|Patuxent River, Naval Air Station, MD||21 mi||44 min||NE 9||10.00 mi||Overcast||54°F||52°F||93%||1016.4 hPa|
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|Fishing Point |
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Sun -- 04:43 AM EDT Moonrise
Sun -- 06:17 AM EDT Sunrise
Sun -- 06:33 AM EDT 0.18 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 12:17 PM EDT 2.70 feet High Tide
Sun -- 04:40 PM EDT Moonset
Sun -- 06:56 PM EDT 0.12 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 07:48 PM EDT Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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|Cove Point (1.1 mi. NE of) |
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Sun -- 12:55 AM EDT 0.57 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 04:21 AM EDT -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 04:45 AM EDT Moonrise
Sun -- 06:18 AM EDT Sunrise
Sun -- 07:37 AM EDT -0.54 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 10:28 AM EDT 0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 01:13 PM EDT 0.50 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 04:23 PM EDT -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 04:42 PM EDT Moonset
Sun -- 07:46 PM EDT -0.56 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 07:49 PM EDT Sunset
Sun -- 10:35 PM EDT 0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wind Forecast for Wakefield, VA (1,6,7,8)(on/off)  Help
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