Thursday, September20, 2018

Marine Weather and Tides
Oxford, MD

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Sunrise 6:49AMSunset 7:05PM Thursday September 20, 2018 5:05 AM EDT (09:05 UTC) Moonrise 3:59PMMoonset 1:24AM Illumination 79% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 10 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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ANZ541 Choptank River To Cambridge Md And The Little Choptank River- 434 Am Edt Thu Sep 20 2018
Rest of the overnight..E winds 5 kt. Waves flat. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Today..E winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Tonight..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Fri..SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Fri night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
Sat..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
Sat night..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
Sun..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
Mon..E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
ANZ500 434 Am Edt Thu Sep 20 2018
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. High pressure will build over the waters through today before moving offshore Friday. A cold front will approach from the great lakes Friday, then stall near or just south of the waters into early next week. Small craft advisories may be needed for portions of the waters late Friday into Saturday.

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 200811
area forecast discussion
national weather service mount holly nj
411 am edt Thu sep 20 2018

High pressure will continue building in from the north through
Thursday before pushing off the new england coast through early
Friday. A cold front will approach from the north and west on
Friday before passing through the area Friday night and Saturday
morning. The front will then stall just south of our area
through the end of the weekend as high pressure builds to our
north. The high begins pushing offshore through the beginning of
next week.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
An area of light rain has developed overnight in northern new jersey
in the vicinity of a decaying boundary. Hi-res models take these
showers and gradually move them westward through this morning. Have
included a mention of isolated to scattered showers through the
morning, mainly for areas north and west of the i-95 corridor.

Moisture trapped below the inversion has allowed for a good deal of
clouds to remain across the region overnight. The cloudy start to
the day should gradually improve as high pressure starts to builds
into our area with drier air. We should start seeing the cloud bases
lift, with some sunshine breaking through towards late morning or
early afternoon. As the light winds start to pick up by mid-morning
across the region, we should see some mixing take place and drying
out will occur.

Temperatures will feel more comfortable with highs only reaching
into the lower 70s across the region. The southern poconos and parts
of northwest new jersey will struggle to reach 70 today, keeping
highs in the mid to upper 60s.

Short term 6 pm this evening through 6 am Friday
High pressure starts to move off to the north and east, moving
offshore of newfoundland toward Friday morning. Some moistening in
the low mid levels may allow for some light showers to develop in
the return flow around the back edge of the departing high later
tonight. Keep any mention of rain north and west of the i-78

Otherwise, most areas will remain dry overnight. Lows will drop into
the upper 50s to low mid 60s across the forecast area overnight.

Long term Friday through Wednesday
Main challenge in the long-term period is the cold frontal passage
Friday night and Saturday and what happens to the front thereafter.

The 00z operational model suite indicates a fairly strong shortwave
trough moving from the great lakes and adjacent southeast canada on
Friday into the canadian maritimes on Saturday, with broadly zonal
flow in much of the northern u.S. For the weekend. A higher-
amplitude trough will begin to dig into the central u.S. Late this
weekend, allowing for downstream ridging in the great lakes and ohio
valley by Monday moving into the northeast on Tuesday. The large-
scale trough then progresses into the eastern u.S. By mid to late
week. Overall, model agreement is above average in the synoptic
scale, though there are noticeable differences regarding the
strength of the central u.S. Troughing early next week, which leads
to some uncertainty with the ridging downstream and its effects on
surface boundaries in the eastern u.S. That will have rather large
implications on our sensible weather.

On Friday, the shortwave trough moving into through the great lakes
region will have an attendant (rather strong) surface cyclone moving
through ontario quebec during the day. A cold front will extend
south-southwestward into the ohio valley and should readily develop
a squall line given the strong large-scale and frontal lift.

However, the front will remain well west of the area Friday evening,
and convection will likely wane before reaching much of the area
(except perhaps the far northern western cwa). Instability should be
quite low by this point, but the wind field aloft is strong, so even
the weakening squall line may produce sporadic strong wind gusts
until the line completely collapses overnight. For this reason,
cannot rule out some impacts in our region, but suspect the vast
majority of severe weather will be well north west of the area.

Hi-res guidance does not maintain much precipitation associated with
the front in our area, so I generally lowered pops Friday and Friday
night across the area. Notably, a predecessor vort MAX will be
moving through new york new england Friday morning, and this may
spawn a few showers as far south as the poconos, so kept some low
pops to account for this during the day. Statistical guidance was
noticeably lower with MAX temperatures on Friday, about 4-8 degrees
lower than values suggested 24 hours ago. Followed suit, given
potential for some residual cool near-surface air to refuse to be
scoured, especially if flow maintains a modest onshore component.

The front moves through the area Friday night and Saturday, but in
the same old story we have had for months, gets hung up south of the
area from the strong ridging in the southeast and adjacent western
atlantic. Operational models are not producing much precipitation in
the southern CWA on Saturday, so kept fairly low pops during the day
(with the northern CWA most likely to be dry). Some cloudiness may
remain near north of the front as another vort MAX approaches the
area during the day (aiding in large-scale midlevel lift), and steep
boundary-layer lapse rates may produce stubborn low clouds. Should
this occur, maximum temperatures (currently similar to Friday's) may
be too high.

As surface flow acquires a more onshore component on Sunday (a
result of the surface high to the north of the front progressing
eastward), low clouds may develop on Sunday (though cold dry
advection may impede this process, as suggested by GFS model
soundings). Combination of cold advection and cloud cover will
result in a cooler day across the area, with highs generally near or
below 70 (and possibly not above 60 in the poconos).

Meanwhile, the proximity of the front to DELMARVA and southern new
jersey suggests that precipitation chances will not go away this
weekend. Several vorticity maxima will be moving along the front and
will likely generate periods of showers in the central mid-atlantic,
which may affect our southern CWA from time to time Saturday through

Early next week, the central u.S. Trough will allow large-scale
ridging to develop in the eastern u.S., and this should permit the
stalled front to the south to begin its retreat northward. As usual,
suspect the models are too aggressive in doing this, so I have
slowed the return of higher pops northward slightly Monday and
Monday night. However, by late Monday night and Tuesday, models are
fairly consistent in showing increasing precipitation chances in a
regime of warm advection and increasing elevated instability (north
of the front) followed by entry into the warm sector Tuesday and
Tuesday night. Maintained chance pops across the CWA by this time
frame, and included thunder chances beginning Tuesday. Model QPF is
generally quite decent across the area, with widespread 0.5-1.5 inch
totals. Locally higher totals should be expected if stronger
convection can develop in this regime. As can be expected,
temperature forecasts are very low-confidence during this period.

The strong central u.S. Trough approaches the eastern u.S. Mid to
late week, with an attendant cold front bringing another chance of
convection. Given uncertainty with timing by this point in the
forecast, maintained chance pops through the end of the forecast.

Temperatures should be at least slightly above seasonal averages
before frontal passage.

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

Today... Conditions vary from MVFR toVFR early this morning as an
area of stratus has slowly been overspreading the region from east
to west overnight. Light winds this morning will pick up out of the
east southeast around 14-16z at 5 to 10 knots through this
afternoon. Winds will turn slightly more to the south southeast
through the day.

Tonight... MainlyVFR conditions are expected but some lowering
of the ceilings to MVFR at krdg kabe possible after midnight.

Winds will decrease after sunset and become light and variable


Friday... CIGS may linger develop near MVFR levels during the day,
butVFR conditions are more likely. Southeast winds becoming
southwest 5 to 15 kts (stronger near the coast). Moderate confidence.

Friday night and Saturday morning... A slight chance of storms with
some potential for locally sub-vfr conditions near any precipitation
and near a cold front that will be moving through the region during
this time. Southwest winds switching to north northwest after
frontal passage, generally 5 to 15 kts. Moderate confidence.

Saturday afternoon through Monday... Periods of showers possible
generally south of phl with potential for sub-vfr conditions at
times. Low clouds may also develop to the north, especially Sunday
night and Monday. However,VFR conditions may be the primary
condition at the TAF sites through this period. Winds generally
north to northeast 5 to 10 kts (somewhat stronger on Monday,
especially near the coast). Fairly low confidence during this

Small craft advisories are in effect for the ocean waters of new
jersey and delaware.

East northeast winds around 10 to 15 knots today with gusts around
20 knots across the area waters. Winds will turn more to the
southeast later today.

Seas on the ocean are around 5 feet this morning and will linger
around 5 feet throughout the day. Seas will start to decrease from
north to south this afternoon through evening.

Tonight, conditions should remain below small craft advisory
criteria. Seas may linger near 5 feet, especially on the eastern
edges of the ocean zones, but are expected to remain below advisory
criteria tonight.


Friday: sub-advisory winds seas expected, though south winds will
be increasing to near advisory criteria by late in the day.

Friday night and Saturday: marginal advisory conditions possible,
especially off the new jersey coast, as winds become northwesterly
after frontal passage. Seas may approach 5 feet as well. A slight
chance of showers storms.

Saturday night through Sunday night: sub-advisory winds seas
expected, with a chance of occasional showers off the delaware and
southern nj coast.

Monday: onshore winds increase with seas likely rising above
advisory levels. A chance of showers.

Rip currents...

there is a moderate risk for the development of dangerous and life
threatening rip currents at nj and de beaches today, due to a
continued easterly flow with a medium-period easterly or
southeasterly swell.

Tides coastal flooding
During this past evening's high tide, levels along the tidal
delaware river reached flood stage (but not to advisory levels).

The current forecast suggests this may occur again with
tonight's high tide, but only spotty minor flooding is
considered possible at this time. Advisory conditions are

Phi watches warnings advisories
Pa... None.

Nj... None.

De... None.

Md... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 1 pm edt this afternoon for

Small craft advisory until 6 pm edt this evening for anz453.

Small craft advisory until 6 pm edt this evening for anz454-

Synopsis... Cms
near term... Meola
short term... Meola
long term... Cms
aviation... Cms meola
marine... Cms meola
tides coastal flooding... Cms

Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
CA2 - 8571892 - Cambridge, MD 9 mi36 min 70°F 79°F1019 hPa
44062 - Gooses Reef, MD 16 mi36 min ESE 9.7 G 12 74°F 1017.9 hPa
TPLM2 - Thomas Point, MD 21 mi66 min ESE 8 G 8 72°F 76°F1018.4 hPa (+0.0)72°F
COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD 22 mi36 min SSE 7 G 9.9 72°F 1018.2 hPa
CPVM2 25 mi36 min 71°F 71°F
44063 - Annapolis 25 mi36 min ESE 7.8 G 9.7 72°F 1018.1 hPa
APAM2 - 8575512 - Annapolis, MD 27 mi36 min 71°F 1017.5 hPa
SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD 29 mi36 min E 1 G 1.9 73°F 79°F1017.5 hPa
BSLM2 - Chesapeake Bay, MD 29 mi96 min NNW 1 62°F 1018 hPa
BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD 33 mi36 min E 7 G 8.9 72°F 81°F1018.4 hPa
TCBM2 - 8573364 - Tolchester Beach, MD 37 mi36 min E 2.9 G 5.1 69°F 74°F1018.1 hPa
FSNM2 42 mi36 min NE 7 G 8.9 69°F 1018 hPa
PPTM2 - 8578240 - Piney Point, MD 42 mi42 min SW 4.1 G 4.1
FSKM2 - 8574728 - Francis Scott Key Bridge, MD 42 mi36 min NNE 6 G 8 69°F 1017.9 hPa
BLTM2 - 8574680 - Baltimore, MD 46 mi42 min ENE 6 G 8.9 70°F 78°F1017.7 hPa
44042 - Potomac, MD 46 mi36 min SE 5.8 G 9.7 75°F 1016.7 hPa
WASD2 - 8594900 - Washington, DC 47 mi42 min NNE 1 G 5.1 72°F 73°F1018 hPa
DRSD1 - Delaware Reserve, DE 48 mi96 min ESE 1.9 71°F 1018 hPa68°F

Wind History for Cambridge, MD
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Easton / Newman Field, MD10 mi68 minN 01.50 miFog/Mist69°F67°F96%1019.3 hPa
Cambridge-Dorchester Airport, MD12 mi81 minN 04.00 miFog/Mist66°F66°F100%1017.9 hPa
Bay Bridge Field, MD22 mi3.7 hrsN 07.00 miFair70°F68°F94%1017.6 hPa

Wind History from ESN (wind in knots)
Last 24hrCalmNW4N3N7N9N9N9
1 day agoSW6S8S7SW9
2 days agoSE4E4SE4SE7SE7SE7SE9S11

Tide / Current Tables for Oxford, Tred Avon River, Maryland
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