Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 5:39AM||Sunset 8:34PM||Monday June 26, 2017 1:06 PM EDT (17:06 UTC)||Moonrise 7:35AM||Moonset 9:50PM||Illumination 7%|
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|ANZ533 Chesapeake Bay From North Beach To Drum Point- 1031 Am Edt Mon Jun 26 2017 |
.small craft advisory in effect until noon edt today...
Rest of today..W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt... Becoming S late. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Tonight..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Tue..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.
Tue night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Wed..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Wed night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Thu..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Fri..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.
|ANZ500 1031 Am Edt Mon Jun 26 2017 |
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. High pressure will build west of the area through Tuesday. A weak cold front will cross the waters Tuesday. High pressure will move over the area Wednesday before shifting offshore Thursday. Small craft advisory conditions are possible over portions of the waters Tuesday and again Thursday.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Madison, 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
1056 am edt Mon jun 26 2017
A cold front will cross the area tonight, bringing cooler and
drier weather through midweek. Surface high pressure will push
off the coast Wednesday and Thursday, with warmer temperatures
for the latter half of the week.
Near term until 6 pm this evening
Weak sfc high pressure sliding acrs the area will provide a
partly to mostly sunny sky and comfortable conditions this
aftn. Highs will be mainly in the lower to mid 80s, with upper
70s around 80 at the beaches.
Short term 6 pm this evening through Wednesday
Broad trough aloft sharpens into the great lakes oh valley by
tonight... Pushing a secondary cold front across the fa. Limited
moisture associated W this front... Though can not rule out an
isold shra... ESP on the coastal plain. Lows in the m-u50s inland
to the l-m60s at the coast.
A relatively potent S W aloft will track across the local area
tue as the axis of the trough aloft swing to the E coastdrop
across the local area. Despite dry airmass... This system could
prove strong enough to squeeze out isold sct shras tstms in the
afternoon... ESP E of I 95. Will carry 20-30% pops. Highs in the
Sfc high pressure finally builds into over the region tue
night-wed providing dry weather and comfortable conditions
under a mainly clear sky. Lows in the l-m50s inland to the
u50s-l60s at the coast. Highs Wed 80-85f... M-u70s at the
Long term Wednesday night through Sunday
Long term period will feature generally dry wx with near to
slightly above normal temps through the period. Sfc high pres
slides offshore Wed night into Thu allowing for S SW flow to
develop across the mid atlc and temps to MAX out in the mid-upr|
80s thu. Similar conditions into Fri with a mostly sunny sky and
high temps in the upr 80s to lwr 90s. Next chance of rain
arrives Sat sat night with an approaching cold front. With this
several days out will cap pops at 30% for now, but may raise
pops for this in future updates if the timing holds.
Aviation 15z Monday through Friday
Vfr conditions through the 12z TAF forecast. Isold sct shras
and high based CIGS possible Tue (afternoon) as a secondary cold
front crosses the local area. Otherwise...VFR conditions are
expected for much of the week as sfc hi pres builds over the
Benign boating conditions expected the next few days. Winds
remain under 10 kt today with a weak trough of low pressure in
the vicinity. A weak cold front pushes offshore Mon night into
tue morning, but with weak CAA expect N NW winds behind the
front only up to 10-15 kt. Sfc high pres returns for Wednesday
leading to aftn sea breezes. Waves over the bay only 1-2 ft with
seas over the coastal waters 2-3 ft thru wed. High pressure
slides well off the coast Thursday Friday with return flow
resulting in s-sw winds increasing to 10-20 kt. Waves 2-3 ft on
the bay and seas possibly building to 4-5 ft north of cape
Akq watches warnings advisories
Synopsis... Alb tmg
near term... Tmg
short term... Alb
long term... Mas
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|CA2 - 8571892 - Cambridge, MD||10 mi||55 min||79°F||82°F||1019.4 hPa|
|COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD||11 mi||49 min||NE 5.1 G 6||76°F||1019.2 hPa|
|44062 - Gooses Reef, MD||11 mi||37 min||SE 3.9 G 5.8||77°F||1019.3 hPa|
|SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD||17 mi||55 min||NNW 5.1 G 7||77°F||78°F|
|BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD||21 mi||49 min||W 7 G 8.9||77°F||81°F||1018.8 hPa|
|TPLM2 - Thomas Point, MD||30 mi||67 min||WNW 14 G 16||76°F||78°F|
|PPTM2 - 8578240 - Piney Point, MD||30 mi||49 min||W 4.1 G 5.1|
|44042 - Potomac, MD||32 mi||37 min||SW 1.9 G 3.9||76°F||1018 hPa|
|BSLM2 - Chesapeake Bay, MD||33 mi||157 min||NW 5.1||75°F||1019 hPa||47°F|
|44063 - Annapolis||35 mi||37 min||WNW 7.8 G 14||76°F||1018.3 hPa|
|CPVM2||36 mi||49 min||79°F||46°F|
|APAM2 - 8575512 - Annapolis, MD||37 mi||49 min||79°F||1017.8 hPa|
|LWTV2 - 8635750 - Lewisetta, VA||37 mi||49 min||ESE 4.1 G 4.1||76°F||80°F||1018.8 hPa|
|NCDV2||45 mi||49 min||WSW 2.9 G 5.1||78°F||79°F||1017.8 hPa|
|44043 - Patapsco, MD||47 mi||37 min||WNW 9.7 G 16||76°F||1018.8 hPa|
|44061 - Upper Potomac, MD||48 mi||49 min||SW 7.8 G 12||74°F||81°F||1019.2 hPa|
Wind History for Cambridge, MD(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Cambridge-Dorchester Airport, MD||11 mi||77 min||WNW 8||10.00 mi||Fair||79°F||46°F||32%||1019 hPa|
|Patuxent River, Naval Air Station, MD||17 mi||75 min||Var 3||10.00 mi||A Few Clouds||79°F||48°F||35%||1018.7 hPa|
|St Marys County Airport, MD||21 mi||74 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||77°F||48°F||36%||1019.3 hPa|
|Easton / Newman Field, MD||23 mi||79 min||W 7||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||81°F||48°F||32%||1020 hPa|
Wind History from CGE (wind in knots)
|1 day ago||NW||W|
|2 days ago||S||SW||SW|
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Mon -- 05:42 AM EDT Sunrise
Mon -- 05:44 AM EDT 2.65 feet High Tide
Mon -- 08:34 AM EDT Moonrise
Mon -- 01:23 PM EDT 0.41 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 06:13 PM EDT 1.77 feet High Tide
Mon -- 08:32 PM EDT Sunset
Mon -- 10:49 PM EDT Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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|Cove Point (1.1 mi. NE of) |
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Mon -- 01:16 AM EDT 0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 04:40 AM EDT 0.89 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 05:43 AM EDT Sunrise
Mon -- 08:12 AM EDT -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 08:35 AM EDT Moonrise
Mon -- 11:43 AM EDT -0.86 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 03:05 PM EDT 0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 05:35 PM EDT 0.50 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 08:33 PM EDT Sunset
Mon -- 08:39 PM EDT -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 10:49 PM EDT Moonset
Mon -- 11:42 PM EDT -0.48 knots Max Ebb
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wind Forecast for Wakefield, VA (13,3,4,5)(on/off)  Help
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