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Marine Weather and Tides
Oxford, MD

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Sunrise 7:04AMSunset 7:18PM Thursday March 21, 2019 8:02 AM EDT (12:02 UTC) Moonrise 7:12PMMoonset 6:46AM Illumination 100% Phase: Full Moon; Moon at 15 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- 739 Am Edt Thu Mar 21 2019
.small craft advisory in effect from noon edt today through late tonight...
.gale warning in effect from Friday morning through Friday evening...
Today..SE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming E 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt this afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Rain. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Tonight..E winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming nw 10 to 15 kt in the late evening and overnight. Gusts up to 25 kt. Waves 1 ft...building to 3 ft after midnight. Rain likely.
Fri..W winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt... Increasing to 35 kt in the afternoon. Waves 3 ft. Scattered showers.
Fri night..NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 40 kt. Waves 4 ft.
Sat..NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Waves 3 ft.
Sat night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
Sun..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Mon..SW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming N 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers through the day, then showers likely through the night.
ANZ500 739 Am Edt Thu Mar 21 2019
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. Low pressure will pass through the waters today and it will strengthen as it moves off to the northeast tonight through Friday night. High pressure will return for the weekend before low pressure and its associated cold front impact the waters early next week. A gale warning may be needed for portions of the waters late Friday night into Saturday morning. A small craft advisory will likely be needed later Saturday into Saturday night.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Oxford, MD
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Area Discussion for - Philadelphia/Mount Holly, PA
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Fxus61 kphi 210931
afdphi
area forecast discussion
national weather service mount holly nj
531 am edt Thu mar 21 2019

Synopsis
An area of low pressure will lift northward along the eastern
seaboard today through Friday, then a cold front will sweep across
the east coast on Friday. This low will drift into the canadian
maritimes over the weekend. High pressure will build from the
western great lakes Friday to our south by Sunday. This will keep a
strong northwest flow across the area through the weekend. A cold
front is expected to move across the east coast around Monday. High
pressure will then build toward the area for the middle of the
week.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
Broad low pressure over the great lakes will move into the ohio
valley today, and then will merge with developing low pressure near
the mid-atlantic. This low will intensify as it lifts along the
coast, and will be just southwest of the DELMARVA peninsula by this
evening.

Onshore flow across the region ahead of the developing low will
usher abundant low level moisture into the region. East winds
increase to 15-20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph along the nj coast,
and into southern portions of the eastern shores of md and southern
de later today.

Bands of light rain continue to lift into southern portions of the
forecast area, and light rain bands will affect the region through
late this morning. As the low organizes and lifts to the north, rain
bands will become heavier and more persistent as they lift to the
north and east throughout the region. Flooding may be possible by
this afternoon. Models indicating that precip may be a bit higher,
generally 2-2.25" west of i-95. Will go ahead and issue a flood
watch for northern portions of delmarva, most of southeast pa, and
portions of nj along the i-95 corridor for today and tonight. Most
of the flooding will be poor drainage flooding, and not expecting
main stem river flooding.

Highs today generally in the 40s and 50s.

Short term 6 pm this evening through 6 am Friday
Low pressure crosses the DELMARVA peninsula this evening, and then
slowly moves across southern nj through tonight, and will be south
of long island by early Friday morning. The heaviest rain will
continue for the northern half of the forecast area, and dry
slotting will move across the DELMARVA and into southeast nj after
midnight tonight. An additional 1 2-3 4 inch of rain will fall
across the northern half of the forecast area, while up to 1 4" of
rain will fall across the southern half.

Winds shift to the west behind the departing low, and a cold front
will move across most of the region. It may take some time for the
dryer air to spread into the region, so there may be areas of fog
through most of the night.

There may be a rain snow mix over the southern poconos before the
precip tapers off.

Lows tonight generally in the 30s and low 40s.

Long term Friday through Wednesday
Low pressure will continue to lift northward into maine on Friday
and continue to strengthen as it does. Meanwhile, a cold front will
sweep through the area during the day. As this happens, steep low-
mid level lapse rates will develop across the area, while there will
be some enhanced moisture across the area. With a strong short wave
enhancing additional lift, there is a good chance for scattered
showers to develop and move across the area. Temperatures will be
warming during the day Friday, so any showers for most places will
be all rain. However, for areas in the poconos, temperatures will
likely be cold enough for snow to occur. While temperatures will be
warming during the day Friday, if any snow showers come down hard
and fast enough, there could be some accumulations. Another concern
of Friday will be strong winds developing. West to northwest winds
are expected to strengthen and gust 30-35 mph through the day.

The low pressure will continue to drift into the canadian maritimes
Friday night, keeping very strong northwest flow across the area.

There will continue to be a chance of showers for portions of
northeast pennsylvania and northern and central new jersey into the
evening, before tapering off overnight except possibly in the
poconos. Winds will remain strong and gusty with gusts reaching 35-
45 mph.

High pressure builds to our west during the day Saturday, keeping
the strong northwest flow across the area. We do not expect any
shower activity during the day Saturday. However, winds will remain
quite strong and gusty with gusts of 35-45 mph continuing.

The high pressure builds to our south Saturday night through Sunday,
before building offshore to our south Sunday. Dry weather is
expected to continue through the end of the weekend. Winds will
diminish as the shift more toward the west then southwest Sunday and
Sunday night. However, winds may still gust around 20 mph at times
on Sunday.

A cold front is expected to move across the area during the day
Monday. This will lead to an increase in shower chances later in the
day into the evening hours. Winds may become gusty during the day
ahead of the cold front, and continue to be gusty behind the front
into Monday night as well. There is not much instability currently
forecast, but if there is any that develops, would not be surprising
to see an isolated thunderstorm across the DELMARVA or southern new
jersey.

Dry weather returns for Tuesday into Wednesday as high pressure
builds to our west on Tuesday, before moving across the area on
Wednesday. Winds will diminish into Tuesday, but may remain gusty at
times.

Aviation 10z Thursday through Monday
The following discussion is for kphl, kpne, kttn, kabe, krdg,
kilg, kmiv, kacy and surrounding areas.

Today... MVFR ifr conditions will develop this morning in low clouds,
moderate to locally heavy rain, and fog. East winds 10 kt or less,
except for kacy, where east winds will be 15-20 kt with 25-30 kt
gusts this afternoon. Llws developing late this afternoon and this
evening.

Tonight... Ifr conditions in rain, fog, low clouds in the evening,
then ifr and possible lifr conditions in fog stratus late tonight.

Conditions may improve toVFR before daybreak Friday. East winds,
becoming lgt vrb, then shifting to the NW 10-20 kt late.

Outlook...

Friday... GenerallyVFR conditions expected. Conditions may
temporarily lower to MVFR with a chance of scattered showers,
especially later in the day. Gusty northwest winds gusting to 25-35
knots.

Friday night-Saturday...VFR conditions expected. Northwest winds
gusting to 30-35 knots.

Saturday night... Gale force winds may continue early in the evening,
before lowering to small craft advisory levels overnight.

Sunday-Sunday night... Conditions expected to be below advisory
levels, but winds may still gust near 20 knots.

Monday... Conditions likely remain below advisory levels ahead of an
approaching cold front.

Marine
Sca conditions develop on all waters later this morning and will
continue through the day. Conditions fall below SCA conditions on de
bay this evening, then ramp up again before daybreak Friday. East
winds 15-20 kt with 25-30 kt gusts late this morning through this
evening, then winds shift late tonight.

Outlook...

Friday-Saturday... Gale watch is in effect as winds of 35-40 knots
likely through the period.

Saturday night... Gale force winds may continue early in the evening,
before lowering to small craft advisory levels overnight.

Sunday-Sunday night... Conditions expected to be below advisory
levels, but winds may still gust near 20 knots.

Monday... Conditions likely remain below advisory levels ahead of an
approaching cold front.

Tides coastal flooding
A couple of updates to coastal flood products. We have upgraded
the coastal flood advisory for middlesex and monmouth counties
to a coastal flood warning. We also have issued a coastal flood
advisory to include the tidal delaware river above the
commodore barry bridge area.

The coastal flood advisory remains in effect for the remainder
of the area where it was already in effect.

An area of low pressure will move up the east coast today
through tonight, before lifting up into eastern canada. The
system will maintain an onshore flow along the coasts of
delaware and new jersey through today, allowing for tidal
departures to increase.

While it is possible that there will be spotty minor flooding
with the this morning's high tide, our main concern is with the
evening overnight high tide.

Tidal departures of +0.8 to +0.9 feet would begin to create
minor flooding on Thursday evening along the coasts of new
jersey and delaware, along delaware bay and on the tidal delaware
river. Departures of greater than +1.0 foot would produce some
noticeable impacts on the coastal tidal communities in our
region, with some roadway flooding. At this time, we are fairly
confident that departures will equal or exceed +1.0 foot in most
of the advisory area. Also, rainfall could worsen any roadway
and poor drainage area flooding that occurs.

No flooding is expected on the upper eastern shore of
chesapeake bay.

Once the low moves away to our northeast, an offshore wind will
develop and the potential for minor coastal flooding will
diminish. While some residual spotty minor flooding is possible
along the northern part of the new jersey coast with Friday
morning's high tide, there should be no additional issues after
that.

Phi watches warnings advisories
Pa... Flood watch through late tonight for paz060>062-070-071-
101>106.

Coastal flood advisory from 1 am to 6 am edt Friday for paz070-
071-106.

Nj... Flood watch through late tonight for njz007>010-012-015>019.

Coastal flood advisory from 7 pm this evening to 1 am edt
Friday for njz020>027.

Coastal flood advisory from 10 pm this evening to 2 am edt
Friday for njz016.

Coastal flood advisory from 1 am to 6 am edt Friday for njz015-
017>019.

Coastal flood warning from 6 pm this evening to 2 am edt
Friday for njz012>014.

De... Flood watch through late tonight for dez001.

Coastal flood advisory from 7 pm this evening to 1 am edt
Friday for dez002>004.

Coastal flood advisory from 10 pm this evening to 2 am edt
Friday for dez001.

Md... Flood watch through late tonight for mdz008-012.

Marine... Gale watch from Friday morning through Saturday afternoon for
anz430-431-450>455.

Small craft advisory until 6 am edt Friday for anz450>455.

Small craft advisory until 6 pm edt this evening for anz430-
431.

Synopsis... Robertson
near term... Mps
short term... Mps
long term... Robertson
aviation... Robertson mps
marine... Robertson mps
tides coastal flooding... Robertson iovino


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
CA2 - 8571892 - Cambridge, MD 9 mi32 min 48°F 48°F1015.3 hPa
TPLM2 - Thomas Point, MD 21 mi62 min E 8 G 8.9 46°F 45°F1016.7 hPa (-2.7)46°F
COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD 22 mi32 min S 5.1 G 7 47°F 1015.6 hPa
CPVM2 25 mi32 min 47°F 47°F
APAM2 - 8575512 - Annapolis, MD 27 mi32 min 46°F 1015.3 hPa
BSLM2 - Chesapeake Bay, MD 29 mi92 min N 1.9 43°F 1016 hPa43°F
SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD 29 mi32 min E 6 G 7 47°F 46°F1014.7 hPa
BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD 33 mi32 min E 7 G 9.9 49°F 50°F1015.3 hPa
TCBM2 - 8573364 - Tolchester Beach, MD 37 mi32 min E 8 G 13 46°F 47°F1016 hPa
FSKM2 - 8574728 - Francis Scott Key Bridge, MD 42 mi32 min NE 6 G 8 45°F 1015.9 hPa
FSNM2 42 mi38 min NE 7 G 9.9 45°F 1015.5 hPa
PPTM2 - 8578240 - Piney Point, MD 42 mi32 min ESE 9.9 G 12
44042 - Potomac, MD 46 mi20 min E 7.8 G 9.7 47°F 47°F1015.2 hPa
BLTM2 - 8574680 - Baltimore, MD 46 mi32 min E 6 G 7 45°F 47°F1015.7 hPa
WASD2 - 8594900 - Washington, DC 47 mi32 min NE 5.1 G 6 44°F 50°F1015.9 hPa
DRSD1 - Delaware Reserve, DE 48 mi92 min E 4.1 46°F 1017 hPa46°F

Wind History for Cambridge, MD
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Easton / Newman Field, MD10 mi72 minENE 67.00 miDrizzle48°F46°F94%1017.3 hPa
Cambridge-Dorchester Airport, MD12 mi82 minE 710.00 miOvercast48°F48°F100%1015.9 hPa
Bay Bridge Field, MD22 mi82 minE 63.50 miLight Rain Fog/Mist46°F0°F%1016.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Oxford, Tred Avon River, Maryland
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Thu -- 04:26 AM EDT     1.78 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:07 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:46 AM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 11:21 AM EDT     -0.28 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 05:07 PM EDT     1.71 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:17 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 08:11 PM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 11:41 PM EDT     0.00 feet Low Tide
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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 -- 12:32 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 03:28 AM EDT     0.70 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 06:45 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 07:07 AM EDT     Sunrise
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Thu -- 10:03 AM EDT     -0.70 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 12:59 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 03:50 PM EDT     0.67 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 07:03 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 07:18 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 08:12 PM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 10:20 PM EDT     -0.68 knots Max Ebb
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