Friday, December15, 2017 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Potomac Heights, 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.
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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 7:18AMSunset 4:49PM Friday December 15, 2017 10:22 PM EST (03:22 UTC) Moonrise 4:41AMMoonset 3:27PM Illumination 5% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 27 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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ANZ535 Tidal Potomac From Key Bridge To Indian Head- 932 Pm Est Fri Dec 15 2017
.small craft advisory in effect from Saturday afternoon through Saturday evening...
Rest of tonight..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Sat..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Sat night..SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Sun..S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Sun night..SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Mon..SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Mon night..SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Tue..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Wed..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
ANZ500 932 Pm Est Fri Dec 15 2017
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. High pressure will build south of the waters through the weekend. A backdoor cold front will approach from the north Sunday, then return north as a warm front Monday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Potomac Heights, MD
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Area Discussion for - Baltimore, MD/Washington
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Fxus61 klwx 160218 aaa
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area forecast discussion... Updated
national weather service baltimore md washington dc
918 pm est Fri dec 15 2017

Synopsis
High pressure will build south of the area through early Sunday.

A weak backdoor cold front will stall over the area Sunday then
lift north as a warm front on Monday. A surface trof will move
across the area Tuesday. Weak high pressure builds over the area
during the second half of next week.

Near term through Saturday
Temperatures have dropped significantly this evening where skies
are clear and winds are light. Stratocumulus are seen over
eastern WV and western md where winds have picked up from the
west and are gusting over 25 mph. Temperatures in those areas
have jumped dramatically from the low 20s to near freezing in a
short period of time as seen at martinsburg. Temperatures will
bottom out in the upper teens east of the mtns in the next few
hrs but will likely rise overnight as winds strengthen and
mixing increases. There could be a few snow showers over the
mtns overnight as upslope flow increases potentially dropping as
much as half inch of snow. Any freezing fog this evening is
expected to dissipate by midnight as winds strengthen and mixing
increases. Overall, cold and breezy overnight.

Short term Saturday night through Sunday night
High pressure will remain to our south for Saturday and Saturday
night. A southwest flow around the high will usher in somewhat
milder conditions Saturday afternoon after a chilly start. Max
temps will be in the 40s for most areas.

High pressure will move offshore Sunday and a southerly flow
will usher in more moisture and somewhat milder conditions. Max
temps will be in the 40s for most areas with lower 50s in
central virginia. An upper-level disturbance will pass through
late Sunday and Sunday night. A few showers are possible... But
forcing from this system will be weak so any precipitation that
does fall will be light.

Long term Monday through Friday
Mild conditions expected during the long term period with dry
conditions on Monday as we sit between two boundaries and
southerly flow settles over our region. Some showers could
develop over higher elevations later on Monday and into Tuesday,
but still expecting mainly dry conditions over our cwa.

A cold front approaches Tuesday night increasing pops over our
area, but qpfs are not impressive. High pressure settles in
behind the front Wednesday into Friday with winds become
northwesterly... Then becoming southwesterly Thursday into
Friday as high pressure moves offshore.

Temperatures will be above normal in general with highs reaching
the 50s and 60s in most locations, except on Wednesday. Low
temperatures will be in the 30s and 40s, but colder on Wednesday
night.

Aviation 02z Saturday through Wednesday
Vfr conditions are expected tonight through Sunday morning. A
few showers are possible later Sunday and Sunday night along
with MVFR conditions... But confidence in precipitation is low at
this time.

Vfr conditions expected Monday into Wednesday. Maybe
sub-vfr conditions on Tuesday night as showers could move
through the terminals. Gusty winds expected on Wednesday, up
to 20 kt.

Marine
Low pressure will move out to sea tonight. A small craft
advisory is in effect for the maryland chesapeake bay south of
drum point and the lower tidal potomac river... Closer to the
gradient. High pressure will build to the south for tonight
through Saturday... But a tightening gradient will result in sca
conditions. The gradient will subside Saturday night and
Sunday. A weak disturbance will pass through Sunday night.

Winds are expected to stay below small craft advisory
threshold Monday into Tuesday. Winds could increase Tuesday
night into Wednesday behind a front, requiring a small craft
advisory over the waters.

Lwx watches warnings advisories
Dc... None.

Md... None.

Va... None.

Wv... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory from midnight tonight to 7 pm est
Saturday for anz530>534-537-539>541-543.

Small craft advisory from noon to 7 pm est Saturday for anz535-
536-538-542.

Synopsis... Bjl
near term... Lfr
short term... Bjl
long term... Imr
aviation... Bjl imr
marine... Bjl imr


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
WASD2 - 8594900 - Washington, DC 18 mi52 min SW 1.9 G 2.9 28°F 40°F1016.7 hPa
NCDV2 21 mi52 min Calm G 1.9 27°F 38°F1016.1 hPa
BSLM2 - Chesapeake Bay, MD 25 mi112 min S 1 24°F 1016 hPa24°F
44062 - Gooses Reef, MD 38 mi42 min W 12 G 14 31°F 1017.1 hPa
SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD 41 mi52 min W 5.1 G 8.9 29°F 45°F1016.5 hPa
COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD 42 mi52 min WNW 7 G 9.9 29°F 1017.1 hPa
TPLM2 - Thomas Point, MD 42 mi82 min W 9.9 G 11 28°F 43°F
APAM2 - 8575512 - Annapolis, MD 43 mi52 min 26°F 1015.7 hPa
PPTM2 - 8578240 - Piney Point, MD 46 mi52 min W 8.9 G 9.9
CPVM2 47 mi52 min 29°F 24°F

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Fort Belvoir, VA8 mi26 minN 09.00 miFair21°F18°F91%1016.6 hPa
Quantico Marine Corps Airfield - Turner Field, VA12 mi86 minN 010.00 miFair28°F24°F85%1017.2 hPa
Washington/Reagan National Airport, DC, VA17 mi30 minS 59.00 miA Few Clouds27°F24°F89%1016.6 hPa
Camp Springs / Andrews Air Force Base, MD20 mi26 minSW 59.00 miFair23°F21°F91%1015.9 hPa
Manassas, Manassas Regional Airport/Harry P. Davis Field, VA22 mi26 minN 05.00 miFog/Mist17°F15°F92%1017.9 hPa
Stafford, Stafford Regional Airport, VA23 mi27 minN 07.00 miFair19°F19°F100%1017.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Glymont, Potomac River, Maryland
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Glymont
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Fri -- 04:40 AM EST     Moonrise
Fri -- 05:05 AM EST     1.64 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:19 AM EST     Sunrise
Fri -- 11:22 AM EST     -0.13 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 03:26 PM EST     Moonset
Fri -- 04:48 PM EST     Sunset
Fri -- 05:24 PM EST     1.85 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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-0.10.30.71.21.51.61.51.20.70.40.1-0.1-0.10.30.81.21.61.81.81.51.10.70.40.1

Tide / Current Tables for Mount Vernon, Virginia
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Mount Vernon
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Fri -- 04:40 AM EST     Moonrise
Fri -- 05:33 AM EST     1.97 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:19 AM EST     Sunrise
Fri -- 11:52 AM EST     -0.12 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 03:26 PM EST     Moonset
Fri -- 04:47 PM EST     Sunset
Fri -- 05:53 PM EST     2.23 feet High Tide
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 (22,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Sterling, VA
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