Thursday, August17, 2017

Marine Weather and Tides
St. Michaels, MD

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Sunrise 6:19AMSunset 7:56PM Thursday August 17, 2017 11:27 AM EDT (15:27 UTC) Moonrise 12:53AMMoonset 3:35PM Illumination 22% 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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ANZ540 Eastern Bay- 1103 Am Edt Thu Aug 17 2017
Rest of today..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. A slight chance of showers. A chance of tstms this afternoon.
Tonight..S winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.
Fri..S winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers and tstms likely.
Fri night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Showers and tstms likely.
Sat..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Sat night..W winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Sun..SE winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
Mon..S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.
ANZ500 1103 Am Edt Thu Aug 17 2017
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. A warm front will pass through the area today before a cold front approaches Friday. The cold front will then pass through Friday night into early Saturday. High pressure will build to the north and west of the waters while a pressure trough will remain nearby for later Saturday and Sunday. The high pressure will shift offshore early next week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near St. Michaels, MD
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Area Discussion for - Philadelphia/Mount Holly, PA
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Fxus61 kphi 171317
area forecast discussion
national weather service mount holly nj
917 am edt Thu aug 17 2017

High pressure will move offshore today. A warm front will lift
northward towards the area this afternoon and then moves through the
area late tonight. A cold front will approach from the west on
Friday, pushing through the region Friday night into Saturday. High
pressure returns for Sunday through Tuesday. Another cold front will
arrive late Tuesday or Wednesday.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
A 1019 mb surface high centered over eastern ontario and
extending into western and central ny continues to lift to the
north and east today. Meanwhile, a diffuse stationary front runs
through the DELMARVA and into the southern tip of nj. This front
extends to the west, where it becomes a warm front associated
with low pressure moving into the western great lakes.

Any patchy fog has burning off, and in its wake, generally
mostly sunny skies this morning. As the warm front to the west
begins to lift closer to the local area, a broken mid-deck will
spread into the region late this afternoon.

A few pop-up showers, perhaps even an isolated thunderstorm, is
possible over the DELMARVA today as bay breezes develop and
interact with the aforementioned stationary boundary. Surface
dewpoints in the DELMARVA are in the low 70s and will creep up
during the day, so there could be a brief downpour, but
probabilities are low.

Warm and humid today with highs in the mid to upper 80s.

Dewpoints will generally be in the mid to upper 60s, except in
the delmarva, where dewpoints will be several degrees higher.

Short term 6 pm this evening through 6 am Friday
An area of low pressure will track east across the upper
midwest tonight. A warm front associated with the system is
expected to approach from the southwest this evening and then
lift northeastward through the forecast area overnight.

Models generally advertise a southerly low-level jet that
strengthens downstream of the midwest low tonight. Both
operational global models and hi-res cams indicate increasing
coverage of showers and storms overnight into early Friday
morning as the interaction between this low-level jet and
approaching warm front would yield forcing for ascent. Pops
increase to likely across NE pa and chance elsewhere by daybreak
Friday morning. However, capped thunderstorms at a slight
chance with only modest instability analyzed on model forecast
soundings and given the unfavorable time of day (diurnal min).

Pwats are forecast to increase to above 2 inches overnight, so
any storms that do develop could contain heavy downpours.

Increasing cloud cover tonight should keep temps elevated overnight
and limit the extent of fog development. Forecast lows range from
the mid 60s in the southern poconos to the mid 70s in the urban i-95
corridor and coastal locales.

Long term Friday through Wednesday
Friday looks like it could be a very active day across the forecast
area. The warm front should be north of the area by early Friday
with strong southerly flow behind it. This will bring an influx of
moisture to our area and we will see dewpoints rise back into the
low to mid 70s across the region. Instability will increase across
the area and the chances for thunderstorms will continue through out
the day. CAPE values range widely depending on the model but there
will be more than enough lift in place to sustain updrafts and the
development of thunderstorms. SPC has placed our region in a
marginal risk for severe storms with the main threat being damaging

What appears right not to be the greater threat for our area is
potentially heavy rainfall. While we have had a few days to dry out
across the majority of our area, there are still several spots that
have 3hr FFG values between 2-3 inches. Pwats will be in the 2-2.5
inch range and heavy rainfall will be possible in any storm that
develops. Wpc has included us in their day 2 excessive rainfall
outlook for Friday as the combination of high pwats, diurnal
heating, and the cold frontal passage has us primed for heavy
rainfall. Will not be issuing a watch at this time as the location
of heavy rainfall is difficult to pinpoint but the potential is
there for localized flash flooding. We have added the mention of
heavy rain into the grids.

The cold front will approach the region from the west on Friday,
crossing the region later Friday into Saturday. Ongoing showers and
thunderstorms with the potential for heavy rain will continue as the
front crosses the area. Storms will end from the northwest to
southeast early Saturday morning. The front will slowly move
offshore through the day Saturday and really gets a good shove
offshore as a shortwave upper trough crosses through the region.

With the front not clearing the region early, it will prevent the
low level moisture from clearing out quickly so Saturday will remain
a little muggy even though the Sun should break through and be
overall a pretty nice day. As the upper trough pushes through later
Saturday, we should have some cooler and drier air make it into the

High pressure will build in for Sunday and a period of relatively
nice weather should continue for the start of the week with the high
shifting offshore on Monday. Another cold front will approach the
region from the west on Tuesday, crossing the area late Tuesday into
Wednesday. Additionally, a surface trough may develop in advance off
this next front and could serve as the focus for some convection to

Aviation 13z Thursday through Monday
The following discussion is for kphl, kpne, kttn, kabe, krdg,
kilg, kmiv, kacy and surrounding areas.

MainlyVFR expected for today and this evening with the better
chance for showers and storms this afternoon shifted to the
south of the TAF sites. Increasing chances for showers and
perhaps isolated embedded thunderstorms overnight tonight.

Local temporary restrictions to ifr possible if heavier showers
or storms directly impact a terminal.

Light and variable winds this morning will become sely and then sly
this afternoon and tonight between 4 and 9 kt.


Friday... Fog possible early morning. Sub-vfr conditions in showers
and thunderstorms.

Saturday... MVFR or lower conditions early in showers and
thunderstorms. Conditions are expected to improve toVFR by Saturday
the afternoon, may take longer at kmiv and kacy as they remain
closer to the boundary.

Sunday and Monday... MainlyVFR conditions expected.

Winds and seas below SCA criteria today and tonight. Seas should
hover around 3 feet through the period (lower in delaware bay).


Friday... Mainly sub-small craft advisory conditions expected.

Guidance shows that the gradient will tighten up and southerly winds
will gust between 20-25 knots on Friday, mainly during the afternoon
and evening. Additionally, seas will rise but are expected to remain
below 5 feet. Showers and thunderstorms possible Friday through
early Saturday, with locally higher seas and winds.

Saturday thru Monday... Sub-small craft advisory conditions expected
on the area waters through Monday.

Rip currents...

buoy observations indicate that the longer-period (8-9 seconds)
southeasterly swells generated by hurricane gert have
diminished to around 3 ft. With improving conditions today
compared to yesterday, the risk for dangerous rip currents will
be lowered, but still in moderate category.

Phi watches warnings advisories
Pa... None.

Nj... None.

De... None.

Md... None.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Meola
near term... Klein mps
short term... Klein
long term... Meola
aviation... Klein meola mps
marine... Klein meola mps

Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
TPLM2 - Thomas Point, MD 13 mi28 min S 8 G 8.9 79°F 80°F
44063 - Annapolis 16 mi48 min S 5.8 G 7.8 80°F 1016.7 hPa
CPVM2 16 mi40 min 80°F 76°F
CA2 - 8571892 - Cambridge, MD 18 mi40 min 85°F 82°F1017.9 hPa
APAM2 - 8575512 - Annapolis, MD 19 mi40 min 82°F 1016.2 hPa
44062 - Gooses Reef, MD 21 mi48 min S 5.8 G 7.8 79°F 1017.7 hPa
44043 - Patapsco, MD 26 mi48 min SE 5.8 G 5.8 79°F 1017.7 hPa
BSLM2 - Chesapeake Bay, MD 26 mi118 min SSE 4.1 67°F 1017 hPa63°F
TCBM2 - 8573364 - Tolchester Beach, MD 28 mi40 min NW 2.9 G 2.9 80°F 80°F1017.2 hPa
COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD 30 mi40 min S 6 G 7 78°F 1017.7 hPa
FSKM2 - 8574728 - Francis Scott Key Bridge, MD 33 mi40 min E 4.1 G 5.1 78°F 1016.8 hPa
SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD 36 mi40 min S 1.9 G 1.9 81°F 81°F
BLTM2 - 8574680 - Baltimore, MD 37 mi40 min SSE 4.1 G 6 80°F 82°F1016.4 hPa
BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD 42 mi40 min SE 5.1 G 5.1 78°F 82°F1017.5 hPa
WASD2 - 8594900 - Washington, DC 43 mi40 min SSW 4.1 G 6 82°F 79°F1016.1 hPa
DRSD1 - Delaware Reserve, DE 45 mi58 min ENE 1.9 82°F 1017 hPa73°F

Wind History for Cambridge, MD
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Easton / Newman Field, MD7 mi38 minSSW 410.00 miPartly Cloudy86°F71°F62%1018.3 hPa
Bay Bridge Field, MD13 mi43 minSSE 77.00 miMostly Cloudy with Haze84°F73°F70%1016.9 hPa
Annapolis, United States Naval Academy, MD19 mi34 minSE 89.00 miFair82°F75°F82%1016.8 hPa
Cambridge-Dorchester Airport, MD21 mi38 minSE 610.00 miA Few Clouds82°F73°F74%1017.3 hPa

Wind History from ESN (wind in knots)
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Tide / Current Tables for St. Michaels, Miles River, Maryland
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St. Michaels
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Thu -- 12:51 AM EDT     2.19 feet High Tide
Thu -- 01:53 AM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 06:20 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:36 AM EDT     0.70 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 12:53 PM EDT     1.38 feet High Tide
Thu -- 04:34 PM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 07:16 PM EDT     0.32 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 07:56 PM EDT     Sunset
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Tide / Current Tables for Baltimore Harbor Approach, Maryland Current
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Thu -- 01:28 AM EDT     1.07 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 01:53 AM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 05:06 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 06:20 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:19 AM EDT     -0.85 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 11:58 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 02:16 PM EDT     0.39 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 04:35 PM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 04:37 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 07:51 PM EDT     -0.66 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 07:57 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 10:40 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
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