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Marine Weather and Tides
Chesapeake Beach, 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 7:16AMSunset 4:48PM Thursday December 13, 2018 5:47 PM EST (22:47 UTC) Moonrise 11:43AMMoonset 10:36PM Illumination 38% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 6 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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ANZ533 Chesapeake Bay From North Beach To Drum Point- 346 Pm Est Thu Dec 13 2018
Rest of this afternoon..SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Tonight..E winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
Fri..E winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Rain likely.
Fri night..E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Rain.
Sat..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain.
Sat night..E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers.
Sun..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Showers likely through the day, then a chance of showers through the night.
Mon..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 ft.
ANZ500 346 Pm Est Thu Dec 13 2018
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. High pressure over new england will slide off the coast tonight. Low pressure near the arklatex region will travel through the tennessee valley on Friday, nearing the waters Friday night into Saturday, bringing unsettled weather. Conditions will remain unsettled into Sunday before high pressure builds over the waters early next week. Small craft advisory conditions likely for portions of the waters Friday night through Monday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Chesapeake Beach, MD
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Area Discussion for - Baltimore, MD/Washington
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Fxus61 klwx 131958
afdlwx
area forecast discussion
national weather service baltimore md washington dc
258 pm est Thu dec 13 2018

Synopsis High pressure will linger over the region through tonight.

A large area of low pressure will impact the area at the end of
the week through this weekend bringing widespread rain and
potential for flooding. High pressure will return early next
week.

Near term through tonight
Mid-high level clouds will continue to thicken tonight and fill
in where skies are still clear at this time. Lows will be
generally in the low to mid 30s. Some guidance is indicating
potential for low clouds stratus form over northeast md
overnight, but not quite sure of this.

Short term Friday through Saturday night
Cutoff low over wcntrl tx this afternoon will move ewd next 24
hrs and then begin to lift northeast toward the mid-atlc states
sat. Southwest flow aloft and southeast sfc flow will draw gulf
and atlc moisture nwd into the area Fri night into Sat with
pwats expected to climb in the 1-1.5 inch range. Rain is
expected to arrive in the southwest part of the CWA by 18z fri
and spread quickly northeast during the afternoon.

Rain... Possibly heavy at times... Is expected Fri night into the
first half of Sat as developing coastal low pressure lifts
northeast along the mid-atlantic coast. Widespread rainfall
amts of an inch or more are expected with the potential for as
much as 2.5-3 inches especially east of the blue ridge and
along the i-95 corridor. This amount of rainfall may cause
flooding of small streams and creeks and in urban areas due to
snowmelt and unreceptive soils from all the rain during the past
several weeks. The period of heaviest rainfall is expected to
be Fri night. For this reason, a flood watch has been issued for
almost the entire fcst area. Steady moderate rain is likely to
end by midday Sat with precip becoming more showery in the
afternoon.

Even as steady rain ends sat, weather will remain unsettled
through the entire weekend as cutoff low pressure moves south of
the area and destabilizes atmosphere aloft. Anticipate
occasional showers or even perhaps a thunderstorm especially on
Sunday. Any additional rainfall Sat night and Sun should be
on the light side and not cause any new or additional flooding.

Long term Sunday through Thursday
After a wet weekend, a period of dry, but chilly, weather looks to
set up through the middle of the week.

On Sunday, the cutoff upper low will move over, or just south of the
region. There is still a little bit of uncertainty of where the
upper low tracks, but it seems to be more likely that rain continues
into Sunday. Likely pops continue into Sunday evening as a result.

With the upper low passing by so close by, temperatures will remain
in the 40s.

High pressure will build in from the west Sunday night into early
next week. An arctic cold front will sweep through on Monday.

Temperatures will moderate on Monday ahead of the front,
possibly reaching the upper 40s to low 50s, which is right
around normal for mid-december.

High pressure builds in from the west through mid-week, brining a
period of dry weather to the region. Temperatures on Tuesday will
be in the low 40s. As high pressure passes over the region and
offshore by Thursday, temperatures will gradually moderate
throughout the week. Wednesday or Thursday could be slightly above
average for this time of year.

Aviation 19z Thursday through Tuesday
Cloudy tonight with ifr CIGS developing Fri night into Sat in
moderate to heavy rain. Unsettled wx will persist through the
weekend with MVFR CIGS likely.

Sub-vfr CIGS and vis likely linger at times Sunday as low pressure
meanders across the region, resulting in low clouds and rain
showers. Conditions will improve back toVFR by Monday as the system
moves out.

Marine
Light winds through Fri increasing Fri night with potential for
sca in the southern waters as pres gradient tightens. Then,
light winds again Sat through the weekend as sfc low passes
nearby.

Low pressure in the vicinity Sunday will result in a risk of
continued gusty winds and small craft advisory conditions, though
this will ebb at times as the pressure gradient changes while the
low passes. After potentially relaxing Sunday night, winds likely
pick up again later on Monday as a cold front crosses the region.

Latest GFS indicates gale potential with this front, but ec is a bit
weaker, so another round of SCA conditions are the best bet right
now.

Climate
Rainfall totals continue to creep upward, with baltimore
setting the annual record already. Here are the current rankings
for wettest year on record (through december 12th):
washington dc area (dca)
1. 61.33 inches (1889)
2. 60.83 inches (2003)
3. 60.78 inches (2018)
4. 60.09 inches (1878)
weather records for the washington dc area have been kept at
what is now ronald reagan washington national airport (dca)
since 1945. Precipitation records observed downtown extend the
period of record back to 1871.

Baltimore md area (bwi)
1. 65.67 inches (2018)
2. 62.66 inches (2003)
weather records for the baltimore md area have been kept at
what is now baltimore-washington international thurgood marshall
airport (bwi) since 1950. Precipitation records observed
downtown extend the period of record back to 1871.

Dulles va area (iad)
1. 65.67 inches (2003)
2. 61.30 inches (2018)
3. 59.05 inches (1972)
weather records have been kept at what is now washington dulles
international airport (iad) since 1960.

Note: all climate data are considered preliminary until
reviewed by the national centers for environmental information
(ncei).

Lwx watches warnings advisories
Dc... Flood watch from Friday evening through Saturday afternoon for
dcz001.

Md... Flood watch from Friday evening through Saturday afternoon for
mdz003>006-011-013-014-016>018-503>508.

Va... Flood watch from Friday evening through Saturday afternoon for
vaz025>031-036>040-050>057-501-502-505>508.

Wv... Flood watch from Friday evening through Saturday afternoon for
wvz050>053-055.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Lfr
near term... Lfr
short term... Lfr
long term... Cjl
aviation... Lfr cjl
marine... Lfr cjl
climate... Lwx


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BSLM2 - Chesapeake Bay, MD 12 mi138 min ESE 2.9 48°F 1026 hPa34°F
TPLM2 - Thomas Point, MD 16 mi48 min ESE 5.1 G 5.1 44°F 42°F1028.3 hPa (+1.2)36°F
COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD 21 mi48 min S 4.1 G 5.1 44°F 1028 hPa (+1.6)
APAM2 - 8575512 - Annapolis, MD 21 mi48 min 44°F 1027.2 hPa (+1.2)
CPVM2 23 mi48 min 42°F 40°F
SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD 25 mi48 min E 2.9 G 4.1 45°F 42°F1027.1 hPa (+1.5)
CA2 - 8571892 - Cambridge, MD 26 mi48 min 46°F 40°F1027.4 hPa (+1.1)
WASD2 - 8594900 - Washington, DC 29 mi48 min SE 2.9 G 4.1 49°F 40°F1027.2 hPa (+1.4)
NCDV2 37 mi54 min Calm G 1.9 43°F 42°F1026.6 hPa
FSKM2 - 8574728 - Francis Scott Key Bridge, MD 37 mi48 min E 2.9 G 4.1 44°F 1027.8 hPa (+1.4)
FSNM2 37 mi54 min ENE 5.1 G 5.1 46°F 1027.2 hPa
PPTM2 - 8578240 - Piney Point, MD 38 mi54 min E 2.9 G 2.9
TCBM2 - 8573364 - Tolchester Beach, MD 40 mi48 min Calm G 0 42°F 41°F1027.9 hPa (+0.9)
BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD 41 mi48 min E 1 G 1.9 43°F 42°F1027.7 hPa (+1.0)
BLTM2 - 8574680 - Baltimore, MD 41 mi48 min ESE 4.1 G 5.1 46°F 44°F1027.4 hPa (+1.3)
44042 - Potomac, MD 46 mi48 min SSE 5.8 G 5.8 44°F 43°F1026.4 hPa (+1.2)
LWTV2 - 8635750 - Lewisetta, VA 47 mi48 min Calm G 0 44°F 42°F1027 hPa (+1.4)

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Annapolis, United States Naval Academy, MD21 mi54 minE 410.00 miOvercast46°F37°F71%1027.8 hPa
Camp Springs / Andrews Air Force Base, MD21 mi52 minE 410.00 miOvercast46°F33°F61%1027.6 hPa
Bay Bridge Field, MD23 mi68 minN 010.00 miMostly Cloudy43°F37°F81%1027.8 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Chesapeake Beach, Maryland (2)
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Chesapeake Beach
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Thu -- 02:22 AM EST     0.11 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 07:15 AM EST     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:44 AM EST     0.67 feet High Tide
Thu -- 11:42 AM EST     Moonrise
Thu -- 01:16 PM EST     0.03 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 04:45 PM EST     Sunset
Thu -- 08:06 PM EST     1.05 feet High Tide
Thu -- 10:37 PM EST     Moonset
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Tide / Current Tables for Broomes Island, 0.4 mile south of, Maryland Current
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Broomes Island
Click for MapFlood direction 290 true
Ebb direction 110 true

Thu -- 02:02 AM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 04:40 AM EST     0.30 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 07:14 AM EST     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:07 AM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 10:38 AM EST     -0.24 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 11:41 AM EST     Moonrise
Thu -- 01:08 PM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 04:17 PM EST     0.33 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 04:46 PM EST     Sunset
Thu -- 07:35 PM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 10:37 PM EST     Moonset
Thu -- 11:07 PM EST     -0.51 knots Max Ebb
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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