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Marine Weather and Tides
Lewes, DE

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Sunrise 6:57AMSunset 7:19PM Thursday March 23, 2017 4:19 AM EDT (08:19 UTC) Moonrise 3:13AMMoonset 1:42PM Illumination 19% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 25 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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ANZ454 Coastal Waters From Cape May Nj To Cape Henlopen De Out 20 Nm- Coastal Waters From Cape Henlopen To Fenwick Island De Out 20 Nm- 319 Am Edt Thu Mar 23 2017
.small craft advisory in effect until 8 am edt this morning...
Today..N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt... Diminishing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt this morning... Then diminishing to 5 to 10 kt early this afternoon...becoming S late. Seas 4 to 7 ft...subsiding to 2 to 4 ft early this morning...becoming mainly in ne swell with a dominant period of 8 seconds. A chance of light freezing spray early this morning.
Tonight..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Mainly in ne swell with a dominant period of 6 seconds in the evening... Becoming light.
Fri..S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Mainly in S swell with a dominant period of 4 seconds.
Fri night..SW winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt late. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Mainly in S swell with a dominant period of 5 seconds.
Sat..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Sat night..S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt... Diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Sun..E winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of rain.
Sun night..SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Rain likely.
Mon..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Rain likely...mainly in the morning.
Mon night..S winds around 5 kt...becoming ne after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of rain in the evening.
ANZ400 319 Am Edt Thu Mar 23 2017
Synopsis for the coastal waters from sandy hook nj to fenwick island de and for delaware bay.. High pressure will build across the east coast today, then shift offshore tonight. A warm front will lift to our northwest Friday, then a backdoor cold front pushes through the area Saturday. This front is forecast to stall near the southern portions of the area through Sunday, but may return northward as a warm front Monday. A couple of low pressure systems are forecast move across the east coast through early next week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Lewes, DE
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Area Discussion for - Philadelphia/Mount Holly, PA
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Fxus61 kphi 230348
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area forecast discussion
national weather service mount holly nj
1148 pm edt Wed mar 22 2017

Synopsis
Large high pressure across the upper great lakes region this
evening will slide southeast and crest over our region on Thursday.

A warm front will lift to our northwest Friday, while a backdoor
cold front pushes through the area Saturday. This front is
forecast to stall near the southern portions of the area or just
to our south into early next week. A couple of low pressure
systems may form along the boundary and move eastward as well.

Near term /until 6 am Thursday morning/
Clear skies on tap as high pressure builds in from the west.

Winds continue to diminish through the overnight.

No significant changes to forecast, but will make some tweaks
based on latest surface obs. Strong radiational cooling
conditions likely late in the overnight which could result in
temps possibly a few degrees colder than forecast.

We could get close to record lows (see climate section below).

Short term /6 am Thursday morning through 6 pm Thursday/
High will pass almost directly overhead leading to light and
variable winds for much of the region. Despite the sunny
conditions, temperatures will remain 10 to 15 degrees below
normal as the continental polar air mass will be entrenched over
the region.

Long term /Thursday night through Wednesday/
High pressure will have moved east of the area by Thursday night. A
warm front will inch towards the area from the west causing clouds
to increase over the region. Rains and some mixed precipitation will
arrive across the far n/w Friday morning. The models seem to be a
bit slower with the arrival time, and this could make the difference
in p-type with even a few hours later favoring more rain over mixed.

We will continue with a mention of some sleet/freezing rain attm.

Other than that, mostly rain n/w with low likely pops by afternoon
over the SRN poconos. Limited clouds/precip s/e with temperatures
near 60 degrees by afternoon.

The weekend looks to be a split with Sat being the better weather
day and Sunday looking rather wet. The front will remain to the
north Sat with only small chc or slgt chc pops across the far north.

The front then sags southward Sunday while low pressure moves along
it and approaches from the west. We will carry low likely pops in
most areas Sunday. Temperatures well above normal Saturday with 60s
north and low 70s south/east. Readings closer to normal Sunday.

Unsettled conditions early next week with an upper low and sfc front
lingering across the area. We will carry chc pops for both Monday
ad Tuesday with this fcst. The north/west counties will be favored
for the better chcs for measurable rain. Temperatures early next
week should remain a little above normal for late march.

Aviation /04z Thursday through Monday/
The following discussion is for kphl, kpne, kttn, kabe, krdg,
kilg, kmiv, kacy and surrounding areas.

Vfr through the TAF period with unlimited cigs/vsbys.

Nw winds less than 10 kt in most locations, but winds will
diminish to less than 10 kt where winds are still 15-20 kt with
gusts to 25 kt.

Outlook...

thu night... In generalVFR. Low clouds psbl far NW late.

Fri...VFR most areas but restrictions psbl with rain and a
chance for sleet and freezing rain far n/w Fri morning.

Fri night and sat... MostlyVFR.

Sat night thru Monday... Showers. Restrictions for cig and vsby
psbl.

Marine
Sca conditions on S de bay, de ocean waters, and nj ocean waters
through Thursday morning. There is a chance for light freezing
spray through Thursday morning. Still considerable uncertainty
as by the time the air temperature gets cold enough to support
freezing spray, winds will be dropping off.

Outlook...

Thursday night... Sub-sca conditions expected.

Fri-fri night... SCA conditions likely on the ocean. Sub-sca on
del. Bay. Showers mostly north.

Sat-sat night... Conditions diminishing below SCA conditions.

Sun-mon... SCA expected on the ocean. Sub- SCA on del bay. Showers.

Climate
One or 2 of the following are vulnerable record equaling lows
Thursday morning march 23, primarily abe. Others are listed for
reference
acy-13 1875
phl-14 1885, 1875
ilg-14 1934
abe-13 1934
ttn-13 1934
ged-16 1959
rdg-14 1906
mpo- minus 8 1912

Phi watches/warnings/advisories
Pa... None.

Nj... None.

De... None.

Md... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 6 am edt Thursday for anz450>453.

Small craft advisory until 4 am edt Thursday for anz431-454-
455.

Synopsis... Drag/o'hara
near term... Drag/johnson/mps
short term... Johnson
long term... O'hara
aviation... Drag/johnson/o'hara
marine... Drag/johnson/o'hara
climate...



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
LWSD1 - 8557380 - Lewes, DE 0 mi49 min N 23 G 27 32°F 41°F1033.3 hPa
CMAN4 - 8536110 - Cape May, NJ 16 mi49 min NNE 5.1 G 12 28°F 42°F1033.1 hPa
DRSD1 - Delaware Reserve, DE 27 mi64 min N 5.1 27°F 1034 hPa6°F
OCIM2 - 8570283 - Ocean City Inlet, MD 31 mi49 min NNE 17 G 25 33°F 43°F1033.1 hPa
SJSN4 - 8537121 - Ship John Shoal, NJ 39 mi49 min N 13 G 17 28°F 41°F1033.3 hPa

Wind History for Lewes, DE
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Georgetown - Delaware Coastal Airport, DE14 mi26 minNNE 810.00 miFair29°F6°F38%1033.5 hPa
Wildwood, Cape May County Airport, NJ20 mi24 minN 910.00 miFair25°F3°F40%1034.1 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Lewes, Fort Miles, Delaware
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Lewes
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Thu -- 04:12 AM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 05:39 AM EDT     4.09 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:58 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 11:56 AM EDT     0.56 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 02:42 PM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 06:05 PM EDT     3.49 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:15 PM EDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.81.322.83.544.13.73.12.21.40.70.60.81.322.73.33.53.32.92.11.30.7

Tide / Current Tables for Delaware Bay Entrance, Delaware Current
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Delaware Bay Entrance
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Thu -- 12:14 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 03:34 AM EDT     1.14 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 04:11 AM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 06:53 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 06:58 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 10:31 AM EDT     -1.13 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 01:28 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 02:41 PM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 04:18 PM EDT     0.93 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 07:15 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 07:20 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 10:45 PM EDT     -1.00 knots Max Ebb
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Philadelphia/Mount Holly, PA (4,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Dover AFB, DE
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