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Marine Weather and Tides
Benedict, MD

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Sunrise 7:24AMSunset 6:19PM Monday October 23, 2017 8:04 PM EDT (00:04 UTC) Moonrise 9:49AMMoonset 8:06PM Illumination 15% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 4 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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ANZ533 Chesapeake Bay From North Beach To Drum Point- 732 Pm Edt Mon Oct 23 2017
.gale warning in effect through Tuesday morning...
.small craft advisory in effect from Tuesday morning through Tuesday afternoon...
Tonight..S winds 20 to 25 kt. Gusts up to 35 kt... Increasing to 40 kt after midnight. Waves 4 ft...except around 3 ft near the mouth of the choptank. A chance of showers this evening, then showers with a slight chance of tstms after midnight with vsby 1 nm or less.
Tue..S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 5 ft... Subsiding to 3 ft in the afternoon. Showers likely. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Tue night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming nw after midnight. Gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
Wed..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Wed night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Thu..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Thu night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
Fri..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Sat..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers through the night. Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.
ANZ500 732 Pm Edt Mon Oct 23 2017
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. A cold front will cross the waters tonight, followed by a secondary cold front Wednesday. High pressure will return late in the week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Benedict, MD
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Area Discussion for - Baltimore, MD/Washington
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area forecast discussion
national weather service baltimore md washington dc
753 pm edt Mon oct 23 2017

Synopsis
A cold front will move across the area late tonight
and push east of the chesapeake bay Tuesday morning. High
pressure will gradually build across the region during the
second half of the week.

Near term until 6 am Tuesday morning
Frontal boundary resides from ohio through khts to western south
carolina at this time. A line of thunderstorms continue just
east of this axis, near a plume of favorable moisture (dewpoints
in the 60s). Winds aloft will become increasingly favorable as
well, with a low level jet of 50-60 kt centered around 5000 ft.

Winds of 40 kt likely reach down to 1000 ft or so... Without any
mixing. Given these kinematics, shear profiles exceptionally
favorable. Instability, on the other hand, meager. It remains to
be seen how effectively severe gusts will mix. Its been good in
southwest virginia, but with the loss of daytime heating, that
trend should decrease. Have a tornado watch for nelson augusta
counties, where the threat the best.

That leaves the synoptic wind threat. Am quite concerned about
the ridges, and have issued a wind advisory for that. There will
be a certain amount of vertical transport in just showers. Am
uncertain of what the magic formula will be, but included
counties with several hundred feet elevation in the advisory.

That ended up as roughly i-95 west. The time fram of wind
concern roughly now through midnight or 06z along west of the
blue ridge. By midnight, the low level jet will spread east to
include the i-95 corridor, lasting until sunrise or just before.

Short term 6 am Tuesday morning through Wednesday night
Cdfnt will push east of the bay by 12z with showers ending.

Still mild under westerly flow. Upper trough axis crosses the
area Wed (gfs) or Wed night (ecmwf) with temps staying in the
60s during the day and 40s at night. Any precip would be
confined to the upslope areas.

Long term Thursday through Monday
Troughing will remain entrenched over the eastern CONUS through the
period as ridging persists out west and over the north atlantic.

This will lead to near normal temperatures late this week into the
weekend. A spoke of energy will rotate around an upper low stationed
just southwest of james bay likely bringing another period of
unsettled weather at some point next weekend, but timing placement
details remain fuzzy this far out.

Aviation 00z Tuesday through Saturday
Shallow line of convection will move across terminals tonight
first at kcho between 01z-03z and then across the rest of the
terminals between 03z-09z. MVFR CIGS and wind gusts to 45-50 kt
can be expected with this line of showers.

MainlyVFR expected late in the week with light flow.

Marine
Winds are expected to strengthen rapidly tonight in response to
strengthening low-level jet. Main channel of the bay and lower
potomac should experience gale force winds easily while the
upper bay and upper potomac the winds will depend more on
strength intensity of convection. Think there could be a 3-hr
period where they also experience brief gales, so raised the
gale warning everywhere. Convective line moves east of the bay
by 15z Tue at the latest with winds diminishing and showers
ending. Smws may also be required later tonight.

Light flow with high pressure over the waters thu-fri.

Tides coastal flooding
Water levels are expected to rise quickly this evening as srly
flow strengthens. Estofs performing much better than etss as it
typically does in srly flow, but magnitude of surge is almost
always overestimated especially in the upper parts of the bay.

Don't have enough confidence to raise an advzy for baltimore and
havre de grace, but have enough confidence that annapolis will
experience minor coastal flooding for the next two high tide
cycles, so raised the advzy for them.

Lwx watches warnings advisories
Dc... Wind advisory until 6 am edt Tuesday for dcz001.

Md... Wind advisory until 6 am edt Tuesday for mdz003>006-011-
503>508.

Coastal flood advisory until 1 pm edt Tuesday for mdz014.

Va... Wind advisory until 6 am edt Tuesday for vaz026>031-037>040-
050>056-501-502-505>508.

Wv... Wind advisory until 6 am edt Tuesday for wvz050>053-055.

Marine... Gale warning until 8 am edt Tuesday for anz530>533-535>542.

Small craft advisory from 8 am to 6 pm edt Tuesday for
anz530>533-537>542.

Gale warning until 3 pm edt Tuesday for anz534-543.

Synopsis... Lfr
near term... Hts
short term... Lfr
long term... Dfh
aviation... Hts lfr dfh
marine... Lfr dfh
tides coastal flooding...



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
44062 - Gooses Reef, MD 14 mi35 min S 21 G 27 73°F 1013.4 hPa
SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD 17 mi47 min SE 17 G 21 71°F 70°F1013.4 hPa
COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD 17 mi47 min SSE 23 G 26 71°F 1014.4 hPa
BSLM2 - Chesapeake Bay, MD 19 mi95 min ESE 11 69°F 1014 hPa63°F
NCDV2 23 mi47 min SE 16 G 20 1011.6 hPa
PPTM2 - 8578240 - Piney Point, MD 27 mi77 min SSE 21 G 25
TPLM2 - Thomas Point, MD 30 mi65 min SE 20 G 23 72°F 68°F
WASD2 - 8594900 - Washington, DC 31 mi47 min SE 8.9 G 17 73°F 67°F1012.9 hPa
CA2 - 8571892 - Cambridge, MD 32 mi47 min 1015.3 hPa
44063 - Annapolis 33 mi35 min ESE 16 G 21 71°F 1013 hPa
APAM2 - 8575512 - Annapolis, MD 34 mi47 min 72°F 1013.4 hPa
CPVM2 37 mi47 min 72°F
44042 - Potomac, MD 37 mi35 min SE 19 G 23 72°F 1013 hPa
LWTV2 - 8635750 - Lewisetta, VA 37 mi47 min SSE 17 G 21 73°F 68°F1013.3 hPa
BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD 39 mi47 min SE 19 G 23 71°F 69°F1014.6 hPa
44043 - Patapsco, MD 47 mi35 min SE 16 G 18 70°F 1014.6 hPa

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Patuxent River, Naval Air Station, MD21 mi73 minSSE 1110.00 miOvercast71°F66°F87%1013.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Benedict, Maryland
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Benedict
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Mon -- 12:35 AM EDT     0.81 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 05:17 AM EDT     1.76 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:24 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 10:47 AM EDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 11:23 AM EDT     0.37 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 05:59 PM EDT     2.49 feet High Tide
Mon -- 06:17 PM EDT     Sunset
Mon -- 09:06 PM EDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Broomes Island, 0.4 mile south of, Maryland Current
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Broomes Island
Click for MapFlood direction 290 true
Ebb direction 110 true

Mon -- 01:02 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 03:22 AM EDT     0.27 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 06:22 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 07:23 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 09:13 AM EDT     -0.35 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 10:47 AM EDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 11:55 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 03:15 PM EDT     0.48 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 06:16 PM EDT     Sunset
Mon -- 06:52 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 09:05 PM EDT     Moonset
Mon -- 10:12 PM EDT     -0.55 knots Max Ebb
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Baltimore, MD/Washington (20,4,5,8)
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