Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 5:39AM||Sunset 8:20PM||Monday May 29, 2017 1:50 AM EDT (05:50 UTC)||Moonrise 8:47AM||Moonset 11:11PM||Illumination 14%|
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|ANZ543 Tangier Sound And The Inland Waters Surrounding Bloodsworth Island- 132 Am Edt Mon May 29 2017 |
Overnight..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Scattered showers with patchy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Mon..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Mon night..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Tue..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
Tue night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
Wed..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Wed night..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
Thu..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers in the morning.
Fri..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers.
|ANZ500 132 Am Edt Mon May 29 2017 |
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. A stationary front will remain south of the waters until a cold front moves into the area Monday. Weak high pressure can be expected Tuesday, followed by another weak front Wednesday. High pressure will return Thursday.
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
800 pm edt Sun may 28 2017
A frontal boundary will linger near the virginia north carolina
border tonight. A cold front approaches from the northwest on
memorial day and stalls north of the region into Tuesday.
Near term until 6 am Monday morning
Current analysis indicating surface low pressure over the great
lakes, extending SE into the local area with some weak surface
low pressure reflection along the coast of southeast va and
northeast nc. Shortwave energy aloft has pushed well offshore
over past few hrs and airmass is only marginally unstable
(greater instability resides across southern nc and sc). While
pops have been raised a little, to likely through around 02z
across the NW with another area of high chance (40-50%) into
south central and southside va, the threat for any strong tstms
appears very unlikely now. May see a few isolated tstms this
evening but decided to update the hwo to remove the mention of
strong severe tstms. Near term models and hrrr reflectivity suggest
the showers diminish in coverage later tonight with just
variable cloudiness and genly dry conditions overnight. Low
levels are already rather saturated and winds will be light
enough to support patchy fg and or low stratus overnight as
well. Lows ranging through the 60s.
Short term 6 am Monday morning through Wednesday
A cold front will be crossing the mountains Mon morning... Then
continue E Mon afternoon. Models continue to show drying over
most of the area... W the instability moisture axis shifting se
into far SE va-ne nc... Where additional shras tstms are
possible in the afternoon evening. Partly sunny on memorial day
with highs in the l-m80s N to the m-u80s S (70s along the
atlantic beaches of the eastern shore).
12z 28 guidance continues to show that the cold front becomes
aligned parallel to wsw flow aloft... Stalling immediately N of
the region to perhaps pushing into the md ERN shore. The chc for
aftn evening shras tstms will diminish tue... Though will
continue W 20-40% pops in far SRN and SE va NE nc. Highs
tue from the u70s-l80s at the coast to the m80s inland... After
morning lows ranging through the 60s.
Little change in conditions Tue night-wed. Upper level trough
to sharpen into the ERN conus... Though a strong enough trigger
for widespread convective development (esp wed) ill-defined.
Maintaining pops (15-25%) in far SE va-ne nc... Mainly wed
afternoon. Lows Tue night in the 60s. Highs Wed in the u70s-
Long term Wednesday night through Sunday
The long term period beginning Wednesday night will start off mainly
dry with high pressure over the mid atlantic states Thursday. The
high will merge with the bermuda high pressure ridge. This will
promote a slight warming trend and an increase of moisture. A
frontal boundary will settle over northern portions of the mid|
atlantic states and help to trigger scattered mainly afternoon and
evening thunderstorms over the region.
High temperatures will range from 80 to 85 but slightly cooler at
the beaches. Lows of 60 to 65 Thursday and Friday mornings warm to
the mid to upper 60s Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Aviation 00z Monday through Friday
Most of the strongest showers and thunderstorms have ended
across the CWA but some scattered light showers remain to the
west. These showers are not expected to be significant and will
likely end after midnight as the airmass continues to become
more stable. A weak frontal boundary continues to lie just
south of the va nc border and has been the focus for most of
the showers tstms that have occurred today. Some stratus and fog
will occur over the region bringing MVFR ifr conditions during
the overnight. Expect sby to have the worst of the fog stratus
conditions. Ric phf orf also expected to have some fog and
visibilities issues overnight with light NE flow. Guidance seems
favorable for ecg with mostly NW wind.
Outlook... MostlyVFR conditions expected Monday with a slight
chance of some afternoon evening showers tstms. There will be a
chance for thunderstorms southeast portions Tuesday. Otherwise
mainly dry weather is forecast through Thursday with only a
stray shower or thunderstorm possible. The chance for afternoon
and evening thunderstorms increase on Friday mainly in southern
virginia and northeast north carolina. Patchy fog or stratus
will be possible each morning within a few hours of sunrise.
Late this aftn, weak low pressure was near the SE va NE nc
border. That low will move ene and out to sea tonight thru mon.
A weak cold front will push acrs the area during mon, then
washes out over the carolinas during tue. Another weak cold
front slides acrs the region Tue night into Wed morning, with
yet another cold front moving thru the waters Wed night. High
pressure will build over the waters then out to sea Thu into
fri. Winds waves seas will remain below SCA criteria thru the
period. Variable direction winds will be 15 kt or less, with
waves 1 to 2 ft and seas 2 to 4 ft.
Akq watches warnings advisories
Synopsis... Ajz alb
near term... Lkb
short term... Ajz alb
long term... Lsa
aviation... Jef lsa
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD||12 mi||50 min||NE 6 G 7||64°F||72°F||1009.1 hPa (-0.9)|
|CA2 - 8571892 - Cambridge, MD||13 mi||50 min||63°F||70°F|
|COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD||19 mi||50 min||ENE 7 G 8||64°F||1009.6 hPa (-0.9)|
|SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD||23 mi||50 min||NE 4.1 G 5.1||64°F||68°F|
|44062 - Gooses Reef, MD||24 mi||40 min||NE 9.7 G 9.7||65°F||1010 hPa|
|44042 - Potomac, MD||30 mi||40 min||NE 5.8 G 7.8||65°F||1007.8 hPa|
|PPTM2 - 8578240 - Piney Point, MD||32 mi||50 min||NNE 4.1 G 5.1|
|LWTV2 - 8635750 - Lewisetta, VA||36 mi||50 min||NE 2.9 G 5.1||66°F||70°F||1008.7 hPa (-0.7)|
|TPLM2 - Thomas Point, MD||42 mi||50 min||ENE 7 G 7||63°F||65°F|
|44063 - Annapolis||46 mi||40 min||ENE 9.7 G 12||64°F||1009.6 hPa|
|APAM2 - 8575512 - Annapolis, MD||48 mi||50 min||63°F||1009.1 hPa (-0.9)|
Wind History for Bishops Head, MD(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Cambridge-Dorchester Airport, MD||10 mi||80 min||NNE 5||2.50 mi||Fog/Mist||63°F||62°F||100%||1009.5 hPa|
|Patuxent River, Naval Air Station, MD||21 mi||58 min||NNE 6||5.00 mi||Fog/Mist||64°F||64°F||100%||1009 hPa|
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Mon -- 05:33 AM EDT 3.16 feet High Tide
Mon -- 05:43 AM EDT Sunrise
Mon -- 09:47 AM EDT Moonrise
Mon -- 12:27 PM EDT -0.32 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 06:05 PM EDT 2.64 feet High Tide
Mon -- 08:19 PM EDT Sunset
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|Cove Point (1.1 mi. NE of) |
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Mon -- 02:25 AM EDT 0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 05:44 AM EDT Sunrise
Mon -- 05:49 AM EDT 0.84 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 09:20 AM EDT -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 09:49 AM EDT Moonrise
Mon -- 12:55 PM EDT -0.81 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 04:19 PM EDT 0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 06:48 PM EDT 0.47 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 08:21 PM EDT Sunset
Mon -- 09:55 PM EDT -0.00 knots Slack
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