Saturday, September23, 2017

Marine Weather and Tides
Bethel, DE

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6/25/2017 - NOAA is having a major issue that impact the 7 day forecast load times. Many users are reporting problems. The issue has been reported.
5/23/2017 - Worked with NOAA again to speed up the 7 day forecast load times. Thanks to them for being responsive.
5/19/2016 - There were issues with the 3 day airport observation history. I switched to another data source. Let me know if you see any issues with the data feeds.

Sunrise 6:50AMSunset 6:58PM Saturday September 23, 2017 8:51 AM EDT (12:51 UTC) Moonrise 9:05AMMoonset 8:13PM Illumination 8% 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- 732 Am Edt Sat Sep 23 2017
Today..N winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Tonight..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
Sun..N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Sun night..NE winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
Mon..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
Mon night..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Tue..NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
Wed..NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers.
ANZ500 732 Am Edt Sat Sep 23 2017
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. A ridge of high pressure will remain over the eastern united states through early next week. Small craft advisories may be needed Tuesday and Wednesday as hurricane maria approaches north carolina. Refer to the latest statements from the national hurricane center for up-to-date information on hurricane maria.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Bethel, DE
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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Fxus61 kakq 231112
area forecast discussion
national weather service wakefield va
712 am edt Sat sep 23 2017

Post-tropical storm jose will continue lingers off the new england
coast before dissipating later this weekend. Meanwhile, high
pressure will continue to influence the weather pattern through
early next week. Hurricane maria is forecast to move northward
between the offshore atlantic waters and bermuda through the early
part of next week. A cold front is expected to cross the area by mid-
week pushing maria east of the region.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
Post-tropical cyclone jose continues to linger just of the coast of
southeast new england. High pressure has centered over the
northeast. Patchy fog, some areas locally dense, has once again
developed this morning over portions of the piedmont and interior
northeast north carolina. Any remaining fog will quickly dissipate
after sunrise. High pressure will allow for continued dry weather
and above normal temperatures today. Highs will range from the lower
80s near the coast to the mid upper 80s inland.

Short term 6 pm this evening through Monday
High pressure at the surface and aloft will be in control of our
weather pattern over the weekend, as ptc jose weakens and shifts a
bit further offshore. High pressure in combination with nne flow
will allow for continued dry weather and above normal temperatures.

Will have to keep and eye on hurricane maria which will be moving
north off the SE coast by Sunday and Monday. Right now maria is
expected to take a course similar to jose, keeping it well offshore.

Highs sun-mon will generally be in the mid 80s, except upper 70s at
the beaches. Lows will range from the lower 60s inland to upper 60s
near the coast.

Long term Monday night through Friday
A broad upper ridge is expected to prevail Monday night
through Wednesday from the great lakes across the northeast CONUS co-
located with surface high pressure. Meanwhile, a cut-off upper low
(400-200mb) is progged to drop SE from the NRN gulf coast to the fl
peninsula. The strength of the ridge and the presence of the upper
low is potentially complicating the situation with hurricane maria.

This is resulting in a westward shift in the track with the 23 00z
global models, with the tropical cyclone taking a turn toward the nw
and heading toward and approaching the outer banks during the
Wednesday Wednesday night time-frame per 23 00z ECMWF gfs. Note the
23 00z cmc appears too fast. Monitor the latest official forecast
tracks from the national hurricane center. This more westward track
would bring an increasing threat of more wind higher pops along the
coast by midweek. For now, pops and sky cover have been nudged up. A
vigorous trough eventually pushes through the great lakes
Thursday Thursday night, breaking down the ridge and pushing maria
well offshore. The associated cold front crosses the area late
Thursday Thursday night, resulting in cooler conditions late in the
forecast period.

Highs Tuesday range from the upper 70s to low 80s, Wednesday in the
upper 70s to mid 80s, low mid 80s Thursday, and the 70s Friday. Lows
Monday night through Wednesday night range from the mid 60s to
around 70f, then mid 50s NW to mid 60s SE Thursday night.

Aviation 11z Saturday through Wednesday
Any patchy fog (mainly ecg) is expected to quickly dissipate
early this morning. Outside of any fog,VFR conditions and light
winds are anticipated through the forecast period due to the
influence of high pressure over the region.

Outlook: generallyVFR dry conditions, with the exception of
patchy morning fog, are anticipated through the weekend due to
the influence of high pressure over the region. Sub-vfr
conditions will be possible early to mid next week, primarily at
eastern TAF sites, as moist northerly flow from tropical cyclone
maria overspreads the region.

Early this morning, post-tropical cyclone jose remains centered
se of CAPE cod, and is forecast to gradually pushing ewd thru
sun while weakening. Meanwhile, hurricane maria was located
about 350 miles east of nassau, and is forecast to track to the
nnw thru today, then track nwrd thru Wed to well off the outer
banks of nc.

Long period swell continues to propagate toward the coast with seas
generally 3-6 ft. Some portions of the area will have seas fall
at times below 5 ft over the next few days. However, the sca
for hazardous seas will continue, and will be extended thru sun
night, as energetic ese swell will continue. Swell arrives from
maria most likely beginning Sun night, and continuing into next
week. The bulk of the forecast guidance still keeps maria just
offshore Tue into thu, before it gets kicked quickly ene out to
sea Thu night into Fri night. Based on the latest guidance, have
increased winds and seas fcst for Mon thru wed. Monitor the nhc
forecast for the official forecast track of maria.

Tides coastal flooding
Water levels expected to remain elevated at all sites through
the weekend, but given that the swell is not as large as what
it has been, they should stay just below flood. Will need to
watch for additional flooding next week, especially in the
bay as the swell from maria moves into the area.

High risk for rip currents for all beaches adjacent to coastal
waters continues thru today, as swell nearshore waves will be
slow to subside.

Akq watches warnings advisories
Md... Coastal flood advisory until 8 pm edt this evening for

Nc... None.

Va... Coastal flood advisory from 11 am this morning to 4 pm edt
this afternoon for vaz078-084>086-523.

Coastal flood advisory until 2 pm edt this afternoon for

Coastal flood advisory until 4 pm edt this afternoon for

Coastal flood advisory from 2 pm this afternoon to 7 pm edt
this evening for vaz075-077.

Marine... Small craft advisory for hazardous seas until 6 am edt Monday
for anz650-652-654-656-658.

Synopsis... Ajb
near term... Ajb
short term... Ajb jdm
long term... Ajz alb
aviation... Ajb ajz
marine... Tmg
tides coastal flooding... Akq

Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
CA2 - 8571892 - Cambridge, MD 23 mi52 min 73°F 76°F1018.4 hPa (+1.5)
BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD 30 mi52 min N 7 G 9.9 71°F 75°F1017.5 hPa (+1.3)
OCIM2 - 8570283 - Ocean City Inlet, MD 32 mi52 min NNW 4.1 G 5.1 70°F 74°F1017.3 hPa (+1.5)
BTHD1 32 mi172 min 4 ft
LWSD1 - 8557380 - Lewes, DE 33 mi52 min Calm G 1 73°F 72°F1016.7 hPa (+1.5)
OCSM2 33 mi172 min 4 ft
COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD 40 mi52 min NNE 12 G 14 74°F 1018.1 hPa (+1.0)
44062 - Gooses Reef, MD 41 mi42 min N 7.8 G 9.7 73°F 10 ft1018.2 hPa
DRSD1 - Delaware Reserve, DE 41 mi142 min WNW 1 65°F 1017 hPa58°F
BRND1 - 8555889 - Brandywine Shoal Light, DE 43 mi52 min NNE 12 G 16 73°F 1017.2 hPa (+1.7)
SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD 45 mi52 min NNW 6 G 8 70°F 76°F1017.1 hPa (+1.0)
CMAN4 - 8536110 - Cape May, NJ 48 mi52 min NE 5.1 G 8 72°F 73°F1016.2 hPa (+1.5)

Wind History for Cambridge, MD
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Salisbury, Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico County Regional Airport, MD14 mi58 minNNW 510.00 miFair66°F62°F87%1017.4 hPa
Georgetown - Delaware Coastal Airport, DE19 mi58 minNW 310.00 miFair67°F59°F76%1017.4 hPa
Cambridge-Dorchester Airport, MD21 mi67 minN 010.00 miFair64°F60°F88%1017.6 hPa

Wind History from SBY (wind in knots)
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1 day agoNW5N6NE8N10N6N9NE7NE6NE6NE4S5S4SW3CalmCalmSW3CalmCalmCalmCalmCalmNE3NE3N3
2 days agoNW8NW13

Tide / Current Tables for Sharptown, Nanticoke River, Maryland
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Sat -- 02:04 AM EDT     0.25 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 06:51 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 07:58 AM EDT     2.81 feet High Tide
Sat -- 10:05 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 02:08 PM EDT     0.27 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 06:57 PM EDT     Sunset
Sat -- 08:20 PM EDT     3.10 feet High Tide
Sat -- 09:13 PM EDT     Moonset
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Tide / Current Tables for Salisbury, Maryland (2 miles below) Current
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Sat -- 12:26 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 03:02 AM EDT     0.64 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 06:03 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 06:51 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 09:12 AM EDT     -0.86 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 10:04 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 12:34 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 03:20 PM EDT     0.70 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 06:31 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 06:57 PM EDT     Sunset
Sat -- 09:13 PM EDT     Moonset
Sat -- 09:41 PM EDT     -0.85 knots Max Ebb
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Wakefield, VA (8,2,3,4)
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