Thursday, April26, 2018

Marine Weather and Tides
Bethel, DE

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3/3/2018 - There is a new GOES Satellite for the east coast that required rewriting that part of the code. Please report any issues.
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Sunrise 6:09AMSunset 7:51PM Thursday April 26, 2018 5:03 AM EDT (09:03 UTC) Moonrise 3:26PMMoonset 3:37AM Illumination 84% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 11 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- 432 Am Edt Thu Apr 26 2018
.small craft advisory in effect until 11 am edt this morning...
Rest of the overnight..NW winds 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft.
Today..NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt... Becoming sw 5 to 10 kt late. Waves 2 ft.
Tonight..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain.
Fri..SE winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming S in the afternoon. Waves 1 ft. Rain.
Fri night..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Sat..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Sat night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Sun..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
Mon..NW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming sw 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
ANZ500 432 Am Edt Thu Apr 26 2018
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. High pressure will settle over the waters today. Low pressure will approach the area tonight before passing through Friday. A cold front will pass through the waters late Saturday into Saturday evening. High pressure will return for early next week. A small craft advisory may be needed for portions of the waters Saturday night through Sunday night.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Bethel, DE
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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Fxus61 kakq 260826
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national weather service wakefield va
426 am edt Thu apr 26 2018

Weak high pressure returns today. The next area of low pressure
crosses the local area late tonight through Friday. Mainly dry
weather is on tap this weekend and early next week.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
As of 245 am edt Thursday...

drying beginning over the local area as NW winds push lower dew
points into the region. Most dew points remain in the 50s over
the fa but 40s now found as close as cho lyh. A brief break from
the recent unsettled wx today... Although expecting clouds to
begin arriving increasing from the ssw as the next area of lo
pres tracks through tn NRN al NRN ga. Expect most areas to be
dry through the day... Although would not rule out isold shras
late INVOF far interior NE nc after 21z 26. Highs mainly
70-75f... Except 60s at the beaches.

Short term 6 pm this evening through Saturday
As of 245 am edt Thursday...

a quick increase in pops (to 40-80%) Thu night (mainly after
06z) as lo pres enters the fa from the sw. Keeping pops 50-70%
ne half of the fa Fri morning... Tapering to 30-40% far sw.

Models show ribbon of CAPE (to 500-750 j kg) moving across the
fa late tonight Fri morning W period of enhanced uvm. Have
added slgt chc-chc tstms from about 06z-18z 26. Locally heavy
rain is possible. The low pressure area lifts to the NE of the
local area Friday afternoon... However will be keeping 20-30%
(for shras tstms) as a lo pres trough remains INVOF the fa.

Otherwise... Mostly cloudy Fri morning, then vrb clouds-becoming
partly sunny in the afternoon. Lows tonight from near 50 N to
the m-u50s s. Highs Friday from the u60s NW and at the coast to
the l-m70s central southern locales.

Improved conditions Fri night and sat, although do expect a weak
cold front to approach from the NW late Sat afternoon. Partly
to mostly clear during this time. Lows Fri night from the u40s
nw to the m50s se. Highs Saturday mainly in the m-u70s, except
u60s at the beaches.

Long term Saturday night through Wednesday
As of 245 am edt Thursday...

weak cold front crosses the local area Sat evening... Possibly
accompanied by isold shras... ESP N and NE locales. Dry cooler
and breezy sun. After that... A period of delightful spring
weather on tap early next week as hi pres sets up over the
local area Mon then off the mid atlantic coast Tue wed.

Expecting a siginificant warming trend mon-wed.

Lows Sat Sun nights near 40 NW to near 50 se. Highs Sun in the
60s, mid 60s-lwr 70s mon. Lows Mon night mid 40s NW to lwr 50s
se. Highs tues 75-80f. Lows tues night in the 50s. Highs wed
upr 70s-lwr 80s.

Aviation 08z Thursday through Monday
As of 215 am edt Thursday...

drier air beginning to spread into the local area from the
nw... And will continue to do so through this morning. Limited
potential for fg bkn (lifr ifr) CIGS the next few hours.

Otherwise...VFR conditions expected today though mid level
clouds will begin to spread into the region from the wsw. The
next lo pres system will impact the region (by late) tonight
into Fri afternoon W flight restrictions likely due to lower
bkn-ovc CIGS and shras (lo prob for isold sct tstms). Mainly
vfr conditions expected sat-sun.

As of 420 am edt Thursday...

sca headlines remain in effect until 7 pm or 10 pm this evening
for the coastal waters, due to lingering long period E SE swell
of 10 seconds. Seas 5-7 ft early this morning, will subside to 3
to 4 ft tonight.

Early this morning, one low pressure area was over new england,
with weak high pressure cntrd over the upper midwest. Another
low pressure area was over the middle lower ms valley. NW winds
5-15 kt this morning, will shift to the SE or S arnd 10 kt or
less during the mid late aftn hrs into this evening, as weak
sfc high pressure builds in fm the nnw. The next low pressure
area will affect the waters tonight thru fri, as it tracks fm
the SE u.S. Thru the local area on fri, and off to the NE by
fri night. Another cold front crosses the waters Sat night,
increasing winds close to SCA levels, then diminishing Sun as
high pressure returns.

Akq watches warnings advisories
Md... None.

Nc... None.

Va... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 10 pm edt this evening for anz650-

Small craft advisory until 7 pm edt this evening for anz656-

Synopsis... Jdm
near term... Alb
short term... Alb jdm
long term... Mpr
aviation... Alb
marine... Lkb tmg

Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
CA2 - 8571892 - Cambridge, MD 23 mi45 min 56°F 56°F1009 hPa
BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD 30 mi45 min WNW 15 G 18 58°F 60°F1008.4 hPa
OCIM2 - 8570283 - Ocean City Inlet, MD 32 mi45 min NW 8.9 G 12 58°F 51°F1007 hPa
LWSD1 - 8557380 - Lewes, DE 33 mi51 min WNW 12 G 15 58°F 53°F1006 hPa
COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD 40 mi45 min NW 9.9 G 18 56°F 1009 hPa
DRSD1 - Delaware Reserve, DE 41 mi153 min W 5.1 59°F 1005 hPa58°F
44062 - Gooses Reef, MD 41 mi33 min N 12 G 16 56°F 1009 hPa
BRND1 - 8555889 - Brandywine Shoal Light, DE 43 mi51 min WNW 20 G 21 57°F 1006.1 hPa
SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD 45 mi45 min NW 8 G 13 56°F 54°F1008.2 hPa
CMAN4 - 8536110 - Cape May, NJ 48 mi45 min WNW 8.9 G 13 55°F 53°F1005.1 hPa

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 mi69 minWNW 810.00 miFair58°F55°F90%1007.1 hPa
Georgetown - Delaware Coastal Airport, DE19 mi69 minW 610.00 miFair58°F55°F90%1006.3 hPa
Cambridge-Dorchester Airport, MD21 mi73 minWNW 1110.00 miFair57°F50°F77%1007.4 hPa

Wind History from SBY (wind in knots)
Last 24hrE12S4NE5E5E3CalmS7CalmSE9SW8SW7SW8W12W12SW7W7W5W11NW6NW6NW7W7W8W8
1 day agoE6E5E6E8E12SE14E12
2 days agoCalmCalmSW3E4E5SE9E10E12SE11

Tide / Current Tables for Sharptown, Nanticoke River, Maryland
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Thu -- 03:10 AM EDT     2.63 feet High Tide
Thu -- 04:36 AM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 06:11 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 09:26 AM EDT     0.05 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 03:38 PM EDT     2.67 feet High Tide
Thu -- 04:26 PM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 07:50 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 09:51 PM EDT     0.00 feet Low Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Salisbury, Maryland (2 miles below) Current
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Thu -- 01:20 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 04:35 AM EDT     -0.85 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 04:36 AM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 06:11 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:47 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 10:33 AM EDT     0.61 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 01:36 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 04:25 PM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 05:05 PM EDT     -0.96 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 07:49 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 08:17 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 11:06 PM EDT     0.74 knots Max Flood
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