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South Bethany, DE

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Sunrise 5:44AMSunset 8:13PM Wednesday May 22, 2019 9:24 PM EDT (01:24 UTC) Moonrise 10:53PMMoonset 7:49AM Illumination 84% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 19 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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ANZ455 Expires:201905231000;;296043 Fzus51 Kphi 222208 Cwfphi Coastal Waters Forecast National Weather Service Mount Holly Nj 608 Pm Edt Wed May 22 2019 Sandy Hook Nj To Fenwick Island De To 20 Nm Offshore And Delaware Bay Anz454-455-231000- Coastal Waters From Cape May Nj To Cape Henlopen De Out 20 Nm- Coastal Waters From Cape Henlopen To Fenwick Island De Out 20 Nm- 608 Pm Edt Wed May 22 2019
Tonight..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. SWell mainly from the se with a dominant period of 8 seconds.
Thu..S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft. SWell mainly from the se with a dominant period of 8 seconds. A chance of showers and tstms late.
Thu night..SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft. SWell mainly from the S with a dominant period of 6 seconds. A chance of showers and tstms in the evening, then a chance of showers after midnight.
Fri..NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. SWell mainly from the S with a dominant period of 6 seconds.
Fri night..N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming ne 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 2 ft or less.
Sat..E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming se 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas around 3 ft.
Sat night..S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.
Sun..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming W 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Sun night..W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming nw after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.
Mon..NW winds around 5 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.
Mon night..SW winds around 5 kt, becoming nw after midnight. Seas around 3 ft in the evening, then 2 ft or less. A chance of showers in the evening. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
ANZ400 608 Pm Edt Wed May 22 2019
Synopsis for the coastal waters from sandy hook nj to fenwick island de and for delaware bay.. High pressure will slide offshore this evening. A warm front will cross the region tonight followed by a strong cold front on Thursday night. High pressure will return for Friday into Saturday. Another cold front will drop down into the area late Saturday into Sunday, stalling nearby through early next week.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near South Bethany, DE
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Area Discussion for - Philadelphia/Mount Holly, PA
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Fxus61 kphi 230013
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area forecast discussion
national weather service mount holly nj
813 pm edt Wed may 22 2019

Synopsis
High pressure will slide offshore this evening. A warm front will
cross the region tonight followed by a strong cold front on Thursday
night. High pressure will return for Friday into Saturday. Another
cold front will drop down into the area late Saturday into Sunday,
stalling nearby through early next week.

Near term until 6 am Thursday morning
Forecast mainly on track. Will make minor adjustments to hourly
grids based on the latest surface obs.

Otherwise, the main story tonight will be showers behind the
warm front lifting north over the region. Even though this will
be a late night (mostly after midnight) event, a few rumbles of
thunder are possible once the warmer air mass arrives. The
boundary layer will be relatively dry, so may preclude any heavy
downpours through the overnight period despite increasing
precipitable water values.

Short term 6 am Thursday morning through Thursday night
As the low pressure system over the great lakes slides east, our
region will see first a pre-frontal trough in the late
afternoon evening, followed by a cold front late Thursday night.

Although showers, and possibly a thunderstorm or two, will continue
to be possible in the warm sector through the morning, the main
round of storms we are concerned about are storms that are expected
to develop along and ahead of the pre-frontal trough late Thursday
afternoon into Thursday evening. Some of these storms could be
severe. Most models depict ml CAPE values near or above 1000 j kg in
the 21 to 00z time frame along with 0-6km bulk shear values of 40 to
50 kt. Not only is this a significant amount of shear, but model
soundings depict plenty of veering with height (especially within
the first 3 km). This further enhances the risk that updrafts could
be persistent. There are a few potential caveats. First, low mid
level clouds may not erode through the morning. This will limit
diurnal heating (in anticipation that this may be the case, have
gone with the cooler guidance for highs on Thursday), which would
limit instability CAPE values. Secondly, related to the first
caveat, the NAM depicts a low level inversion (around 900 mb) which
never fully erodes through the day (unlike the GFS which depicts
this eroding between 21 and 00z). Even if we are cooler and the
inversion stays in place, I think we will continue to have at least
some severe threat as lift along the trough could be enough to lift
elevated parcels above the inversion. The final caveat is that
remarkably, model soundings are depicting several dry (and one very
dry) layers through the afternoon and evening. This means the lcl
will be higher than normal, and will have an impact on the risk for
wind, tornado, and heavy rain. Speaking of hazards:
damaging wind: this looks to be the primary hazard thanks to a low
and mid level jet, and plenty of shear. The low level inversion
mentioned above may limit how efficient the mixing is down to the
surface, but the dry levels will help to increase the risk of
downbursts thanks to an increased risk of dry air entrainment.

Hail: severe hail (1" in diameter or greater) is certainly possible,
especially if we warm up as much as what the GFS is depicting and
are able to realize the higher CAPE values. The highest threat for
hail looks to be over DELMARVA and far SE pa where the highest cape
values are possible.

Tornado: the veering wind profiles increase the risk for rotating
updrafts. However, as mentioned above the LCL will be higher than
normal which could limit the threat for tornadoes.

Heavy rain: although localized downpours will be possible, storms
should be moving fast enough to preclude a widespread flooding
threat.

Storms should move off shore by late Thursday evening. A cold front
is then expected to arrive in the region during the pre dawn hours
on Friday.

Long term Friday through Wednesday
High pressure slides across the great lakes region and into the mid-
atlantic for Friday, sliding offshore on Saturday. This will allow
us to remain dry across the region and have a couple of nice days
before the next system arrives. Temperatures on Friday and Saturday
should generally be in the 70s to lower 80s across the forecast
area. With dry air in place and dew points in the 50s, it should
feel quite nice outside during the day, although the dew points may
start to creep up a bit on Saturday. With the increasing moisture
combined with surface heating, we may see some scattered showers and
thunderstorms on Saturday afternoon evening.

A cold front will start to drop down from the northwest later on
Saturday as the parent low tracks across ontario. The front sags
southward through the region through the day Sunday and pushing just
offshore Sunday night. The front appears to stall though and it
looks like it has plans to hang around through the beginning of the
week, which would keep our unsettled so we continue to mention some
showers through at least Monday, when it looks like the front might
start moving northward as a warm front.

The models appear to be coming closer together for the
Tuesday Wednesday timeframe but still have enough differences to
lower forecast confidence. Once the warm front lifts north of the
area on Tuesday, it looks to be fairly nice across the region with
some warming taking place on Tuesday in the southwesterly flow and
increased warming expected for Wednesday. There is the possibility
for showers through this period but will keep any mention pretty low
for now.

Aviation 00z Thursday through Monday
The following discussion is for kphl, kpne, kttn, kabe, krdg,
kilg, kmiv, kacy and surrounding areas.

Tonight... MostlyVFR conditions are expected. However, showers
and even a thunderstorm or two are possible, mainly after 09z.

Any thunderstorms are expected to mainly affect abe, pne, rdg,
and ttn, and may temporarily lead to lower conditions. Winds are
generally south to southwest around 5-10 knots this evening,
and will likely become light and variable for many locations
later tonight.

Thursday... There could be some ongoing showers or thunderstorms
during the morning hours, which may temporarily lead to lower
conditions. Once this area of showers moves through, additional
scattered showers are possible through the day, until a line
of thunderstorms moves into the area after 20z and moves from
northwest to southeast. Gusty and variable winds will be
possible in the vicinity of any storms. Otherwise, southwesterly
winds increase to 5-15 kt through the day, with gusts 15-20
knots during the afternoon (excluding in the vicinity of
storms).

Outlook...

Thursday night... Storms should move east of the TAF sites no later
than 06z. Conditions should return toVFR through the later half of
the night. Winds should start southwesterly 5 to 10 kt, before
shifting to westerly by 03z at 5 to 10 kt. Finally, an abrupt shift
to northwesterly at 10 to 15 kt is expected after 06z.

Friday... MainlyVFR conditions expected. Northwest winds around
around 10 to 15 knots with gusts around 20 to 25 knots through the
afternoon. Gusting up to 20 kt, becoming northeasterly and
decreasing Friday night.

Friday night... MainlyVFR conditions expected. North to northeast
winds around 5 to 10 knots early then dropping off to light and
variable overnight.

Saturday through Saturday night... MainlyVFR conditions expected.

Showers and thunderstorms possible from late Saturday afternoon
through the overnight period with MVFR or lower conditions possible.

Southeast to south winds around 10 knots through the day becoming
southwest to west overnight.

Sunday... MainlyVFR conditions expected. MVFR or lower conditions
possible in showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon and
evening. West to northwest winds around 5 to 10 knots, becoming
more northerly overnight.

Monday... MainlyVFR conditions expected. MVFR or lower conditions
possible in showers and thunderstorms. Northwest winds around 5
knots.

Marine
Winds and seas are expected to remain below small craft advisory
conditions tonight and into mid day on Thursday. Wind gusts near 25
kt and wave heights at 5 feet are possible Thursday afternoon and
evening, but will hold off on issuing an SCA at this time as
conditions look marginal and brief. Thunderstorms on Thursday
evening will be capable of producing wind gusts above 34 kt.

Outlook...

Friday through Monday... Relatively quiet conditions on the area
waters. Winds may gust near 25 knots on Friday. Seas generally
around 2 to 4 feet on the ocean and 1 to 2 feet on the delaware
bay.

Rip currents...

there is a moderate risk for the development of dangerous rip
currents Friday afternoon, mainly at the new jersey beaches.

Equipment
The kdix radar is back online and repairs have been completed.

However, it will be in a test phase through Thursday to ensure
it is stable.

Phi watches warnings advisories
Pa... None.

Nj... None.

De... None.

Md... None.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Meola
near term... Johnson mps
short term... Johnson
long term... Meola
aviation... Johnson robertson meola
marine... Johnson meola
equipment...



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
OCIM2 - 8570283 - Ocean City Inlet, MD 15 mi43 min SSW 8 G 8.9 62°F 66°F1025.2 hPa
44009 - DELAWARE BAY 26 NM Southeast of Cape May, NJ 17 mi35 min SSW 9.7 G 9.7 62°F 62°F1 ft1024.4 hPa (-0.5)50°F
LWSD1 - 8557380 - Lewes, DE 19 mi37 min SW 5.1 G 8 63°F 64°F1024.6 hPa
CMAN4 - 8536110 - Cape May, NJ 30 mi37 min S 6 G 9.9 62°F 64°F1024 hPa
BRND1 - 8555889 - Brandywine Shoal Light, DE 32 mi37 min 1024.8 hPa

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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Ocean City, Ocean City Municipal Airport, MD17 mi32 minSSW 410.00 miFair62°F41°F46%1024.6 hPa
Georgetown - Delaware Coastal Airport, DE22 mi31 minSW 310.00 miFair62°F42°F48%1024.8 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Fenwick Island Light, Delaware
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Fenwick Island Light
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Wed -- 05:00 AM EDT     -0.02 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 05:43 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 08:49 AM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 11:09 AM EDT     3.60 feet High Tide
Wed -- 05:01 PM EDT     0.50 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 08:10 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 11:21 PM EDT     4.21 feet High Tide
Wed -- 11:52 PM EDT     Moonrise
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Tide / Current Tables for Delaware Bay Entrance, Delaware Current
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Delaware Bay Entrance
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Wed -- 12:51 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 04:27 AM EDT     -1.39 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 05:42 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:39 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 08:48 AM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 10:18 AM EDT     1.16 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 01:17 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 04:30 PM EDT     -1.00 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 07:10 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 08:11 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 10:23 PM EDT     1.38 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 11:53 PM EDT     Moonrise
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