Tuesday, October16, 2018 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Choptank, MD

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10/6/2018 Colors of tide XTide graphs changed to emphasize that they were upgraded. See next note. Comments welcome.
10/4/2018 I have fixed XTide and updated the harmonic files. There were some name changes so you might have to click EDIT to find the new station name.

Sunrise 7:14AMSunset 6:25PM Tuesday October 16, 2018 2:21 PM EDT (18:21 UTC) Moonrise 1:15PMMoonset 11:14PM Illumination 47% Phase: First Quarter Moon; Moon at 7 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- 136 Pm Edt Tue Oct 16 2018
.small craft advisory in effect from Wednesday morning through late Wednesday night...
This afternoon..NW winds 10 kt...becoming W late. Waves 1 ft.
Tonight..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Wed..W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
Wed night..NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 3 ft.
Thu..NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
Thu night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
Fri..NW winds around 5 kt...becoming sw 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Showers likely through the night.
Sat..SW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming nw. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Showers likely, mainly in the morning.
ANZ500 136 Pm Edt Tue Oct 16 2018
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. High pressure will build over the waters through tonight while a weak wave of low pressure passes by to the south. A cold front will pass through the waters Wednesday and high pressure will build overhead for Thursday before moving offshore Friday. Another cold front will pass through the waters Saturday. Small craft advisories will likely be needed for Thursday, and again Friday afternoon through Saturday.


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 161556
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area forecast discussion
national weather service mount holly nj
1156 am edt Tue oct 16 2018

Synopsis
In the wake of the cold front which arrived last night, colder
air will filter into the region. Another cold front is expected
Wednesday. High pressure is expected to build across our region
from the west on Thursday and Friday, followed by a strong cold
front late Saturday.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
Surface high pressure centered in the southern great plains
will continue to nose up the ohio river valley and into our
region today. As a result, we are anticipating cool dry weather
conditions. High temperatures should range from around 50 in the
elevated terrain of the poconos to near 60 on the coastal plain
of the upper DELMARVA and southern new jersey. The wind is
forecast to back from the northwest to the southwest around 10
mph.

An upper level jet is expected to extend from the southern
great lakes to southern new england. The jet should maintain a
fair amount of cirrus overhead through the day.

Short term 6 pm this evening through 6 am Wednesday
Fair weather is expected to continue for most areas with high
pressure continuing to extend its influence over the area. A
weak upper air feature will move along the fast upper flow and
bring some extra cloudiness and perhaps a light sprinkle to srn
de and parts of NE md. Lows tonight will be in the upper 30s to
low 40s across most of the northern and western areas and in the
upper 40s across DELMARVA and S E nj. Winds will be light.

Long term Wednesday through Monday
Summary: the main periods of interest with the long term are
with the two cold fronts. The first one is expected to arrive
tomorrow, while the second should arrive late Saturday. Showers,
gusty winds, and freeze frost in some places will be possible
with behind each of these fronts.

Details:
Wednesday... Cold front is expected to arrive in the afternoon
and evening. There will be little chance for moisture advection
ahead of the front, so stayed close to the previous forecast
with just a slight chance of showers across the poconos NW nj,
but otherwise a dry forecast. There is a chance for a freeze in
the southern poconos, and frost in the lehigh valley, berks
county, and NW nj Wednesday night behind the front.

Thursday and Friday... The main influence through this period
will be a surface high slowly building east in combination with
a mid and upper level ridge propagating east as well. The
combination of these two factors will lead to dry weather, and a
warming trend. The warming trend will be especially noticeable
Friday into early Saturday as the surface high builds east of
our region, leading to low level southwesterly flow. Before the
warming trend gets started, we could see another round of frost
Thursday night for location northwest of the i-95 corridor.

Saturday... Cold front should arrive through the second half of
the day. Unlike with the Wednesday front, there should be plenty
of moisture advection ahead of this front, thanks in large part
to the southwesterly flow ahead of the front. For now have kept
the weather type as showers, but depending on the arrival time
of the front, especially if it arrives before sunset, we could
see some thunderstorms across the region.

Sunday through Tuesday... Dry and cool conditions are expected
through this period. Frost or even a hard freeze is possible
especially Sunday night into Monday morning.

Aviation 16z Tuesday through Saturday
The following discussion is for kphl, kpne, kttn, kabe, krdg,
kilg, kmiv, kacy and surrounding areas.

Today... We expectVFR conditions to continue today as a high
pressure ridge begins to move across the area. Winds will be
mostly NW at 5 to 10 knots with a few gusts 15 to 20 knots
possible.

Tonight... MoreVFR expected with mostly clear skies. Winds will
be light from the W or nw.

Outlook...

Wednesday and Wednesday night... MostlyVFR. Winds will shift to
the northwest late in the day and may gust near or above 25 kt
at times.

Thursday through Friday...VFR conditions expected. Light wind
becoming southwesterly on Friday around 10 kt.

Saturday... MostlyVFR though temporary visibility and ceiling
restrictions are possible with showers. Winds starting
southwesterly, but an abrupt shift to northwesterly is expected
late in the day Saturday.

Marine
We should see several hours lull in the wind until very late
tonight, when winds and seas increase once again above sca
thresholds.

Outlook...

Wednesday and Wednesday night... West to northwesterly gale
force wind gusts are likely primarily on the atlantic coastal
waters. SCA conditions, possibly gale conditions, are likely on
the delaware bay.

Thursday... Northwesterly wind gusts of 25 to 30 kt are
expected.

Thursday night and Friday... No marine headlines are
anticipated.

Friday night and Saturday... Southwesterly wind gusts around 25
kt are possible with an abrupt shift to northwesterly late in
the day Saturday with gusts up to 30 kt possible.

Phi watches warnings advisories
Pa... None.

Nj... None.

De... None.

Md... None.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Johnson
near term... Iovino
short term... O'hara
long term... Johnson
aviation... Johnson o'hara
marine... Johnson o'hara


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
CA2 - 8571892 - Cambridge, MD 10 mi39 min 58°F 68°F1022.5 hPa
44062 - Gooses Reef, MD 26 mi31 min NNE 3.9 G 5.8 57°F 1021.9 hPa
TPLM2 - Thomas Point, MD 30 mi21 min NNE 4.1 G 6 56°F 68°F1022.2 hPa (-2.2)43°F
COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD 30 mi33 min N 7 G 9.9 56°F 1022 hPa
BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD 32 mi33 min N 6 G 9.9 60°F 67°F1021.5 hPa
CPVM2 32 mi33 min 57°F 42°F
44063 - Annapolis 33 mi27 min ESE 3.9 G 5.8 57°F 1021.8 hPa
APAM2 - 8575512 - Annapolis, MD 35 mi33 min 60°F 1020.9 hPa
SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD 36 mi33 min NW 7 G 8 57°F 71°F1021.4 hPa
DRSD1 - Delaware Reserve, DE 39 mi111 min NW 6 58°F 1022 hPa37°F
TCBM2 - 8573364 - Tolchester Beach, MD 40 mi33 min N 1 G 2.9 56°F 65°F1022 hPa
BSLM2 - Chesapeake Bay, MD 41 mi111 min ENE 1 57°F 1023 hPa42°F
LWSD1 - 8557380 - Lewes, DE 45 mi33 min N 6 G 8 68°F1020.9 hPa
FSKM2 - 8574728 - Francis Scott Key Bridge, MD 48 mi33 min WNW 8 G 12 57°F 1021.1 hPa
FSNM2 48 mi33 min W 7 G 11 57°F 1020.8 hPa
BRND1 - 8555889 - Brandywine Shoal Light, DE 49 mi33 min NNW 6 G 8.9 57°F 1021.4 hPa
PPTM2 - 8578240 - Piney Point, MD 49 mi39 min NNW 4.1 G 6
44042 - Potomac, MD 49 mi31 min N 5.8 G 9.7 59°F 1020.8 hPa

Wind History for Cambridge, MD
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Cambridge-Dorchester Airport, MD11 mi41 minNNE 510.00 miFair57°F44°F63%1021.3 hPa
Easton / Newman Field, MD11 mi31 minN 310.00 miMostly Cloudy59°F41°F51%1022.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Choptank, Choptank River, Maryland
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Choptank
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Tue -- 06:20 AM EDT     0.96 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 07:14 AM EDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 10:35 AM EDT     1.65 feet High Tide
Tue -- 02:02 PM EDT     First Quarter
Tue -- 02:14 PM EDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 04:42 PM EDT     0.66 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:24 PM EDT     Sunset
Tue -- 11:23 PM EDT     2.38 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Dover Bridge, Choptank River, Maryland
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Dover Bridge
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Tue -- 12:04 AM EDT     2.61 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:14 AM EDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 07:25 AM EDT     1.01 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 12:10 PM EDT     1.74 feet High Tide
Tue -- 02:02 PM EDT     First Quarter
Tue -- 02:14 PM EDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 05:47 PM EDT     0.69 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:24 PM EDT     Sunset
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