Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:17AM||Sunset 7:54PM||Monday April 23, 2018 5:39 AM EDT (09:39 UTC)||Moonrise 12:10PM||Moonset 1:42AM||Illumination 56%|
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|ANZ533 Chesapeake Bay From North Beach To Drum Point- 433 Am Edt Mon Apr 23 2018 |
.small craft advisory in effect from 1 pm edt this afternoon through Tuesday afternoon...
Rest of the overnight..SE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Today..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Tonight..E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 ft. A chance of rain.
Tue..E winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Rain.
Tue night..E winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 3 ft. Rain.
Wed..E winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming nw in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Showers likely.
Wed night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Thu..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Fri..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers.
|ANZ500 433 Am Edt Mon Apr 23 2018 |
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. High pressure will move off the new england coast today. An area of low pressure over the tennessee valley and southeast u.s. Will approach the region Tuesday and Wednesday. Small craft advisories may be needed Tuesday night into Wednesday.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Chesapeake Beach, MDHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Baltimore, MD/Washington  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service baltimore md washington dc
400 am edt Mon apr 23 2018
High pressure will move offshore today. A low pressure system
will bring unsettled weather to the region tonight through the
middle of next week. A brief ridge ridge of high pressure will
build in later in the week, ahead of the next low pressure
system toward the weekend.
Near term through tonight
High pressure will move off of the east coast today as a cut-
off low pressure system moves up the east coast from the
southeast u.S. Winds will persist out of the southeast ahead of
the low pressure system. Clouds will thicken through the day
today. Temperatures will modify some into the middle 60s. Some
light rain could overspread the region from the southwest to
northeast later today into tonight. The first areas to
encounter this rain will be the central shenandoah valley.
Short term Tuesday through Wednesday night
As the cut-off low and a couple of pieces of upper level energy move
into the mid-atlantic region Tuesday, additional rounds of light to
moderate rain will develop and overspread most of the region. This
rain should gradually taper to showers Tuesday night and end from
southwest to northeast. However, the ending time may be delayed as
the next upper level disturbance will be quick on the heels of the
Monday night and Tuesday low pressure system. Temperatures will be
about 5 to 10 degrees cooler Tuesday due to cloud cover and rainfall
and about 5 to 10 degrees milder Tuesday night due to the same two
Low pressure will be moving northeast away from the area Wednesday
morning, leaving a chance for some residual showers in its wake.
Another quick moving shortwave will move through Wednesday evening
into Thursday morning. Some showers will be possible with this
system as well, especially Wednesday night. Temperatures Wednesday
will be below average, thanks to the cloud cover and precipitation
expected over the area.
Long term Thursday through Sunday
The area of low pressure will depart off to the northeast on
Thursday leading to dry conditions and slightly below normal
The forecast becomes much more uncertain for Friday. Several
different shortwave disturbances will interact as they move across
the CONUS between now and Friday. The high number of these complex
interactions lend themselves to high uncertainty in the forecast for
Friday through Sunday. The GFS forms a surface low in the southeast
Thursday night out ahead of a compact shortwave, and then proceeds
to track that low up the east coast on Friday giving us a round of
rain. On the other hand, the euro keeps the shortwave and attendant
area of low pressure suppressed to the south and weaker in nature.
Roughly half of the members in the 00z GEFS give us over a tenth of
an inch of rain, and only a few members of the 12z eps gave us over
a tenth of an inch with this system. So, to summarize... There's at
least a chance for rainfall on Friday, but it's an uncertain
forecast to say the least.
Another upper-level trough and associated weakening cold front will
approach the area from the west this weekend. Most model guidance
keeps us dry with the passage of this front, but some light
precipitation can't be ruled out. Temperatures this weekend are
expected to remain slightly below average.
Aviation 08z Monday through Friday
Vfr conditions expected through Monday with light and variable
winds, becoming southeast 5 to 10 knots this afternoon and tonight.|
Winds southeast around 10 knots Monday and Monday night. MVFR
conditions are possible at the cho terminal Monday night with some
light rain approaching from the southwest.
MVFR conditions possible at all terminals Tuesday and Tuesday night
due to light to moderate rain. Winds east 10 to 15 knots Tuesday
becoming northeast 5 to 10 knots Tuesday night.
Clouds will stick around for much of the day on Wednesday sub-vfr
conditions possible during this time.
Vfr conditions are likely on Thursday. Conditions
could potentially drop to sub-vfr on Friday if a coastal low were to
develop, but the forecast is highly uncertain at this point.
Conditions will likely return toVFR for the weekend.
No marine hazards expected overnight through Monday. Winds southeast
10 to 15 knots Monday. Small craft advisory conditions possible
Monday night through Tuesday night. Winds southeast becoming east 10
to 15 knots with gusts up to 20 knots Monday night and Tuesday.
Winds becoming northeast 10 to 15 knots gusts to 20 knots Tuesday
As the storm system from Tuesday exits Wednesday morning, some gusty
winds are possible across the marine areas, with SCA criteria winds
possible during that time. Gusty winds also possible Thursday
morning, but not looking as strong as on Wednesday at this time.
No marine hazards are expected Thursday through Sunday at this
While we had significant rain a week ago, its been pretty dry since
then. That said, 1-2 inches of rain looks likely across the region
Monday night through Wednesday, which could lead to some minor
hydrology issues and cause river and stream rises, potentially up to
flood stages. Will be closely monitoring this for potential need of
any flood watches over the next day or so.
Tides coastal flooding
As low pressure approaches the waters from the southeastern u.S.
Late Monday into Tuesday, a persistent onshore flow will
develop. This will yield increasing tidal anomalies, and the
possibility of coastal flooding toward the middle part of the
Lwx watches warnings advisories
Marine... Small craft advisory from 1 pm this afternoon to 6 am edt
Tuesday for anz534-536-537-543.
near term... Klw
short term... Klw
long term... Kjp
aviation... Klw kjp
marine... Klw kjp
tides coastal flooding... Klw
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|44062 - Gooses Reef, MD||11 mi||39 min||ESE 5.8 G 7.8||51°F||1029.8 hPa (-0.3)|
|BSLM2 - Chesapeake Bay, MD||12 mi||129 min||Calm||51°F||1029 hPa||43°F|
|COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD||21 mi||51 min||SE 5.1 G 6||51°F||1030 hPa|
|APAM2 - 8575512 - Annapolis, MD||21 mi||57 min||53°F||1029.2 hPa|
|CPVM2||23 mi||57 min||53°F||43°F|
|SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD||25 mi||51 min||E 5.1 G 6||52°F||53°F||1029 hPa|
|CA2 - 8571892 - Cambridge, MD||26 mi||51 min||50°F||55°F||1030.4 hPa|
|WASD2 - 8594900 - Washington, DC||29 mi||51 min||SSE 1.9 G 2.9||53°F||55°F||1029.7 hPa|
|NCDV2||37 mi||57 min||ENE 1.9 G 2.9||51°F||57°F||1028.5 hPa|
|FSNM2||37 mi||69 min||SE 1.9 G 2.9||53°F||1029.2 hPa|
|FSKM2 - 8574728 - Francis Scott Key Bridge, MD||37 mi||51 min||E 2.9 G 2.9||53°F||1029.7 hPa|
|PPTM2 - 8578240 - Piney Point, MD||38 mi||51 min||SE 7 G 8|
|TCBM2 - 8573364 - Tolchester Beach, MD||40 mi||51 min||E 1 G 1.9||48°F||54°F||1030 hPa|
|BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD||41 mi||51 min||E 5.1 G 7||52°F||56°F||1029.8 hPa|
|BLTM2 - 8574680 - Baltimore, MD||41 mi||51 min||SE 1.9 G 2.9||53°F||55°F||1029.2 hPa|
|44042 - Potomac, MD||46 mi||39 min||SE 7.8 G 9.7||53°F||53°F||1 ft||1030.4 hPa (-0.4)|
|LWTV2 - 8635750 - Lewisetta, VA||47 mi||51 min||SE 6 G 7||52°F||55°F||1029.1 hPa|
Wind History for Cove Point LNG Pier, MD(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Annapolis, United States Naval Academy, MD||21 mi||45 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Overcast||54°F||46°F||75%||1029.5 hPa|
|Camp Springs / Andrews Air Force Base, MD||21 mi||43 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||45°F||37°F||75%||1029.8 hPa|
|Bay Bridge Field, MD||23 mi||64 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Overcast||52°F||41°F||67%||1029.8 hPa|
Wind History from ADW (wind in knots)
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|Chesapeake Beach |
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Mon -- 02:41 AM EDT Moonset
Mon -- 04:17 AM EDT 0.21 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 06:18 AM EDT Sunrise
Mon -- 10:59 AM EDT 1.39 feet High Tide
Mon -- 01:10 PM EDT Moonrise
Mon -- 05:22 PM EDT 0.37 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:50 PM EDT Sunset
Mon -- 11:19 PM EDT 1.18 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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|Broomes Island |
Click for MapFlood direction 290° true
Ebb direction 110° true
Mon -- 12:51 AM EDT -0.32 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 02:41 AM EDT Moonset
Mon -- 03:34 AM EDT 0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 06:19 AM EDT Sunrise
Mon -- 06:53 AM EDT 0.44 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 10:27 AM EDT -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 01:11 PM EDT Moonrise
Mon -- 01:48 PM EDT -0.53 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 05:19 PM EDT 0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 07:50 PM EDT Sunset
Mon -- 07:55 PM EDT 0.31 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 11:09 PM EDT -0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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