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Marine Weather and Tides
Choptank, MD

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Sunrise 7:17AMSunset 5:13PM Friday January 19, 2018 6:21 AM EST (11:21 UTC) Moonrise 8:51AMMoonset 7:45PM Illumination 7% 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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ANZ541 Choptank River To Cambridge Md And The Little Choptank River- 331 Am Est Fri Jan 19 2018
Rest of the overnight..SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
Today..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
Tonight..SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Sat..SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Sat night..W winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Sun..SW winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
Sun night..S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Mon..S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely through the night.
Tue..SW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming W 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Showers likely through the day.
ANZ500 331 Am Est Fri Jan 19 2018
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. High pressure will build from the gulf coast to the eastern seaboard through this weekend. The next cold front will approach the area Monday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Choptank, MD
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Area Discussion for - Philadelphia/Mount Holly, PA
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Fxus61 kphi 190839
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area forecast discussion
national weather service mount holly nj
339 am est Fri jan 19 2018

Synopsis
High pressure across the central gulf coast will build eastward
today, then offshore over the weekend. An area of low pressure
will move across eastern canada over the weekend as a back door
cold front approaches from the north. Another area of low
pressure will move through the great lakes Monday night into
Tuesday, pulling a cold front across the area. High pressure
will build toward the area late Wednesday into Thursday of next
week.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
Mid-level shortwave passing north of the area this morning will
bring cirrus clouds through the region. This results in
fluctuating temperatures through daybreak as areas that radiated
rebound with the clouds passing overhead.

Otherwise, surface high pressure builds in from the west,
allowing for rising heights and thicknesses. Highs will be some
8-10 degrees warmer today than Thursday, topping off in the mid
to upper 30s north and west of the fall line, and in the low to
mid 40s across southern nj and southeast pa, and in the mid to
upper 40s in the delmarva.

Short term 6 pm this evening through 6 am Saturday
High pressure continues to build in from the west and heights
continue to rise. This results in overnight lows warmer tonight
than this morning, but there will still be some radiational
cooling that allows temperatures to drop into the teens and
lower 20s. Otherwise, lows will be generally in the mid 20s.

Long term Saturday through Thursday
Quiet weather continues into the weekend, with a return of
unsettled weather for early next week, followed by quiet weather
again for the middle of next week.

Dry conditions will continue for Saturday and Saturday night as
high pressure builds to our south across the southeastern
states then offshore Saturday. We will remain on the northern
periphery of the high which will keep a dry, west to southwest
flow across the area. Winds on Saturday are expected to gust
20-25 mph at times during the afternoon.

On Sunday, a back door cold front will sag toward our area from
the north as an area of low pressure slides eastward across
eastern canada, and cold high pressure builds across eastern
canada through Sunday night. Sunday is expected to remain dry,
but cloud cover will be on the increase through the day.

As we move into Sunday night and Monday, the back door frontal
boundary is forecast to make its way across a portion of the
area. As it does so, there will be some enhanced moisture and
lift moving overtop of the front. This may lead to some light
rain drizzle developing across the area Sunday night into
Monday. Temperatures are expected to drop below freezing for
portions of northern new jersey and northeastern pennsylvania as
some cold air gets dammed up. If any precipitation does occur,
this could lead to some light freezing rain or drizzle overnight
Sunday into Monday morning.

Then Monday night into Tuesday morning, a cold front is
expected to sweep across the area as an area of low pressure
moves through the great lakes region. This will lead to a period
of rainfall overnight Monday into Tuesday. It is possible that
the rain could change over to snow across northern new jersey
and northeastern pennsylvania before the precipitation ends
Tuesday morning behind the cold frontal passage.

For Tuesday night into Wednesday, the low pressure system moves
across eastern canada, while a secondary cold front moves
toward the area from the west, which may cross the area during
the day. Most of the area will remain dry, as any precipitation
is forecast to remain to our north. If there is any
precipitation, it would most likely occur across portions of
northern new jersey and northeastern pennsylvania.

High pressure returns for Thursday, leading to dry conditions.

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

Today...VFR. Skc few250. W-sw winds less than 10 kt. High
confidence.

Tonight...VFR. Skc few250. Light and variable winds. High
confidence.

Outlook...

Saturday through Saturday night...VFR. West to southwest winds;
winds may gust 15-20 knots at time. High confidence.

Sunday... Conditions may lower to MVFR later during the day.

West winds may gust 15-20 knots. Moderate confidence.

Sunday night-Monday... MVFR conditions overnight Sunday into
Monday. May become ifr, especially northern areas, with a chance
of showers. Moderate confidence.

Monday night-Tuesday..Conditions lower to ifr everywhere with
periods of rain associated with a frontal passage. Southeast
winds become westerly behind the front and begin gusting 25-30
knots. Moderate confidence.

Marine
Sub-sca conditions today and tonight. Southwest winds on the
ocean will generally range from 10-15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt.

On delaware bay, SW winds will be 10 kt or less with 1-2 ft
seas today and tonight.

Outlook...

Saturday... Small craft advisory in effect for the northern half
of the new jersey coastal waters as winds expected to gust
25-30 knots. The southern new jersey and delaware coastal waters
are only expected to gust around 20-25 knots, so we have not
issued an advisory there.

Saturday night... Winds are expected to drop below advisory
levels by Saturday evening, but periodically gust around 20
knots.

Sunday-Monday... Conditions expected to remain below advisory
levels, but winds may periodically gust around 20 knots.

Monday night... Conditions expected to return to small craft
advisory levels.

Tuesday... Small craft advisory level wind continue, but may
reach gale force.

Phi watches warnings advisories
Pa... None.

Nj... None.

De... None.

Md... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory from 6 am to 6 pm est Saturday for
anz450>452.

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 10 mi52 min 25°F 32°F1020.2 hPa
44062 - Gooses Reef, MD 26 mi42 min S 3.9 G 5.8 32°F 1019.8 hPa
COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD 30 mi52 min W 2.9 G 4.1 32°F 1020.1 hPa
TPLM2 - Thomas Point, MD 30 mi82 min WSW 4.1 G 4.1 31°F 32°F
CPVM2 32 mi52 min 31°F 19°F
BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD 32 mi52 min SW 2.9 G 5.1 31°F 31°F1019.9 hPa
APAM2 - 8575512 - Annapolis, MD 35 mi52 min 27°F 1018.8 hPa
SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD 36 mi52 min WNW 1.9 G 2.9 28°F 33°F1019.1 hPa
DRSD1 - Delaware Reserve, DE 39 mi112 min Calm 23°F 1019 hPa16°F
TCBM2 - 8573364 - Tolchester Beach, MD 40 mi52 min S 1.9 G 1.9 29°F 32°F1019.4 hPa
BSLM2 - Chesapeake Bay, MD 41 mi112 min NNW 1.9 22°F 1019 hPa20°F
LWSD1 - 8557380 - Lewes, DE 45 mi52 min SW 4.1 G 5.1 27°F 33°F1019.3 hPa
FSKM2 - 8574728 - Francis Scott Key Bridge, MD 48 mi52 min W 2.9 G 5.1 30°F 1019.3 hPa
FSNM2 48 mi52 min WNW 7 G 8 34°F 1018.5 hPa
BRND1 - 8555889 - Brandywine Shoal Light, DE 49 mi52 min WSW 6 G 8 31°F 1019.7 hPa
44042 - Potomac, MD 49 mi42 min NNW 1.9 G 3.9 30°F 1019 hPa
PPTM2 - 8578240 - Piney Point, MD 49 mi52 min WNW 1.9 G 1.9

Wind History for Cambridge, MD
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Airport Reports
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Cambridge-Dorchester Airport, MD11 mi47 minN 010.00 mi21°F15°F80%1019.6 hPa
Easton / Newman Field, MD11 mi32 minN 010.00 miClear27°F19°F74%1020.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Choptank, Choptank River, Maryland
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Choptank
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Fri -- 01:00 AM EST     -0.11 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 05:44 AM EST     0.92 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:18 AM EST     Sunrise
Fri -- 08:50 AM EST     Moonrise
Fri -- 12:03 PM EST     -0.44 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 05:10 PM EST     Sunset
Fri -- 06:17 PM EST     1.62 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:45 PM EST     Moonset
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-0-0.1-00.30.60.90.90.80.50.2-0.1-0.3-0.4-0.3-00.511.41.61.61.410.70.3

Tide / Current Tables for Dover Bridge, Choptank River, Maryland
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Dover Bridge
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Fri -- 02:05 AM EST     -0.12 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:18 AM EST     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:19 AM EST     0.98 feet High Tide
Fri -- 08:50 AM EST     Moonrise
Fri -- 01:08 PM EST     -0.46 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 05:10 PM EST     Sunset
Fri -- 07:45 PM EST     Moonset
Fri -- 07:52 PM EST     1.71 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wind Forecast for Philadelphia/Mount Holly, PA (6,6,7,8)
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