Thursday, October19, 2017

Marine Weather and Tides
Algonquin, MD

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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 7:17AMSunset 6:20PM Thursday October 19, 2017 5:20 AM EDT (09:20 UTC) Moonrise 5:56AMMoonset 5:40PM Illumination 1% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 29 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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ANZ541 Choptank River To Cambridge Md And The Little Choptank River- 510 Am Edt Thu Oct 19 2017
.small craft advisory in effect from this evening through Friday morning...
Today..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Tonight..SW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming nw late. Gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Fri..NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
Fri night..N winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
Sat..SE winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
Sat night..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
Sun..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Mon..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through the night.
ANZ500 510 Am Edt Thu Oct 19 2017
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. High pressure will remain near the region for the rest of the week and into the weekend. A weak front will pass by to the north tonight before a stronger front approaches early next week. A small craft advisory may be needed for portions of the waters Monday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Algonquin, MD
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Area Discussion for - Philadelphia/Mount Holly, PA
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Fxus61 kphi 190733
area forecast discussion
national weather service mount holly nj
333 am edt Thu oct 19 2017

A dry frontal boundary will move toward the area tonight into
early Friday. Otherwise, high pressure remains in control of the
weather for much of the rest of the week into the weekend. A
frontal boundary is forecast to affect the area early next week,
bringing a return of unsettled weather.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
Broad high pressure lies from the southeast u.S. Across the
mid- atlantic region and then into the western atlantic. The
high will sink southward today as an upper trough and several
mid-level shortwaves pass through the region.

After some patchy early morning fog, conditions will clear out
late this morning and through today. Some cirrus is possible
with the passage of the trough, but conditions will otherwise be
dry and sunny. Meanwhile, a weak cold front currently over the
great lakes will continue to track east throughout the day.

Waa will be underway today with rising heights thicknesses, and
highs today should end up a degree or so warmer than Wednesday,
with highs in the low to mid 70s.

Short term 6 pm this evening through 6 am Friday
Weak surface cold front passes through the region tonight. With
a lack of moisture and no upper level support, conditions will
be dry with its passage. Outside of some evening cirrus, skies
should clear out after midnight.

Surface high pressure reestablishes itself over the
appalachians after midnight.

Some patchy ground fog is possible prior to the passage of the
cold front. Dew points will fall behind the passage of the

Lows tonight will be in the upper 40s to around 50. Lows in the
philly metro area will be in the low 50s.

Long term Friday through Wednesday
Quiet weather is expected for the end of this week into the
weekend as high pressure will be in control of the weather
through the end of the week before moving offshore for Sunday
and Monday.

Ridging aloft builds across the area late this week into the
weekend, which will help keep temperatures several degrees above
normal. As the surface high and ridge aloft moves offshore
Sunday, return flow and southwest flow aloft develops. This will
help increase clouds, but no precipitation is expected through

As we go into Sunday, an area of low pressure is forecast to
develop near the lower mississippi valley along a frontal
boundary located across the central part of the country. It is
then expected to strengthen as it moves northward along the
frontal boundary and toward the great lakes Monday night into
Tuesday. The front is expected to move toward our area Tuesday
into Tuesday night, although there is some timing differences
between the GFS and ecmwf. The GFS pushes the front through
quicker, moving the precip through Tuesday into Tuesday night.

The ECMWF slowly moves the front through slower, keeping precip
across the area Tuesday night through Wednesday night. For now,
we have the greatest chances for precipitation Tuesday and
Tuesday night.

Aviation 08z Thursday through Monday
The following discussion is for kphl, kpne, kttn, kabe, krdg,
kilg, kmiv, kacy and surrounding areas.

Some patchy ground fog with MVFR vsby is possible from 09-12z
at kabe kmiv kacy. Otherwise,VFR through the TAF period. Patchy
ground fog with brief MVFR vsby is possible once again from
around 02-10z Friday.

Sw winds less than 10 kt, becoming less than 5 kt tonight.


Friday-Monday...VFR conditions expected. Winds may gust around
15 knots Friday, Sunday, and Monday.

Sw winds 5-10 kt, increasing to 10-15 kt with gusts to 20 kt
this afternoon on the atlantic coastal waters. Winds shift to
the NW tonight after the passage of a cold front. Seas will
generally be around 3 ft on the coastal waters and 2 ft or less
in the delaware bay... Mostly a SE swell of 9 or 10 seconds.


Friday-Monday... Conditions expected to remain below small craft
advisory levels through the period.

Phi watches warnings advisories
Pa... None.

Nj... None.

De... None.

Md... None.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Robertson
near term... Mps
short term... Mps
long term... Robertson
aviation... Robertson mps
marine... Robertson mps

Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
CA2 - 8571892 - Cambridge, MD 1 mi51 min 51°F 67°F1026.2 hPa
44062 - Gooses Reef, MD 18 mi181 min W 12 G 12 62°F 1026 hPa
COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD 21 mi51 min SW 8 G 11 58°F 1026.1 hPa
BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD 26 mi51 min SSW 7 G 8 62°F 63°F1025.7 hPa
SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD 27 mi51 min SW 8 G 8.9 58°F 69°F1025.2 hPa
TPLM2 - Thomas Point, MD 29 mi81 min SW 11 G 12 58°F 67°F
CPVM2 33 mi51 min 59°F 50°F
APAM2 - 8575512 - Annapolis, MD 35 mi51 min 52°F 1024.7 hPa
BSLM2 - Chesapeake Bay, MD 36 mi111 min Calm 44°F 1025 hPa
PPTM2 - 8578240 - Piney Point, MD 40 mi51 min WSW 9.9 G 11
44042 - Potomac, MD 41 mi181 min SSW 9.7 G 12 61°F 1025.6 hPa
TCBM2 - 8573364 - Tolchester Beach, MD 44 mi51 min S 4.1 G 6 58°F 65°F1025.3 hPa
LWTV2 - 8635750 - Lewisetta, VA 46 mi51 min WSW 4.1 G 5.1 54°F 64°F1025.5 hPa
DRSD1 - Delaware Reserve, DE 48 mi111 min SW 1 47°F 1025 hPa46°F

Wind History for Cambridge, MD
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Cambridge-Dorchester Airport, MD4 mi36 minN 010.00 miFair45°F42°F93%1025.7 hPa
Easton / Newman Field, MD15 mi25 minN 010.00 miFair48°F46°F94%1026.7 hPa

Wind History from CGE (wind in knots)
Last 24hrCalmCalmCalmCalmW3CalmW5Calm53443CalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalm
1 day agoN8N6N8N12
2 days agoN12

Tide / Current Tables for Cambridge, Choptank River, Maryland
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Thu -- 04:21 AM EDT     2.09 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:55 AM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 07:17 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 10:53 AM EDT     0.21 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 03:12 PM EDT     New Moon
Thu -- 04:46 PM EDT     2.20 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:20 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 06:40 PM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 11:26 PM EDT     0.33 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Cove Point (1.1 mi. NE of), Maryland Current
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Cove Point (1.1 mi. NE of)
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Thu -- 12:14 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 02:54 AM EDT     0.51 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 06:01 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 06:56 AM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 07:18 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 09:13 AM EDT     -0.59 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 11:55 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 03:07 PM EDT     0.75 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 03:12 PM EDT     New Moon
Thu -- 06:21 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 06:40 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 06:41 PM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 09:57 PM EDT     -0.73 knots Max Ebb
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wind Forecast for Philadelphia/Mount Holly, PA (5,6,7,8)
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