Saturday, November18, 2017

Marine Weather and Tides
St. Michaels, MD

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Sunrise 6:49AMSunset 4:49PM Saturday November 18, 2017 3:15 AM EST (08:15 UTC) Moonrise 6:43AMMoonset 5:22PM Illumination 0% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 29 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- 1232 Am Est Sat Nov 18 2017
.small craft advisory in effect from 6 am est this morning through late tonight...
Overnight..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Sat..S winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
Sat night..SW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 3 ft. Showers.
Sun..W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Waves 4 ft.
Sun night..NW winds 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 3 ft.
Mon..W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
Mon night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Tue..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers through the night.
Wed..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through the day.
ANZ500 1232 Am Est Sat Nov 18 2017
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. High pressure will move offshore tonight through Saturday. A strong cold front will move across the waters late Saturday night and high pressure will build to the south for Sunday through Monday. The high will move offshore Tuesday and a cold front will pass through late Tuesday night into Wednesday. Gale force winds are possible over the waters this weekend.

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 180225
area forecast discussion
national weather service mount holly nj
925 pm est Fri nov 17 2017

High pressure will weaken and move to our south tonight. An
area of low pressure will move into the eastern great lakes
later Saturday, then into new england Saturday night into
Sunday. A warm front will lift across the area later Saturday,
followed by a strong cold front overnight Saturday into early
Sunday morning. High pressure will build to our south Monday
into Tuesday, before a cold front moves across the area Tuesday
night. High pressure then builds toward he area later Wednesday
into Thursday, before weakening and shifting southward Friday.

Near term until 6 am Saturday morning
High pressure west of the appalachians will build to the south
and east tonight and move off the mid-atlantic coast by daybreak

Temperatures have dropped off quickly this evening, so adjusted
hourly temperatures to match. Lows will generally be in the 20s
across much of the region, and 30s for the urban corridor and
coastal areas.

With temperatures dropping off so quickly, and already small dew
point depressions, there is a small chance for fog or freezing
fog to develop across the areas that normally have efficient
radiational cooling. There is low confidence on this occuring,
but have added mention of patchy for the three hours around
sunrise in the morning.

Short term 6 am Saturday morning through 6 pm Saturday
High pressure off the mid-atlantic coast continues to move
offshore on Saturday. Ahead of low pressure moving through the
great lakes and into the ohio valley on Saturday, a warm front
will lift north through the region during the late morning
hours. Southerly flow develops in the afternoon, and with strong
low level jet passing through the region, expecting 25-30 mph
wind gusts across much of the DELMARVA and southern nj, while
winds will gust to 20 mph across northern nj and southeast pa.

Showers associated with this system will move into the lehigh
valley and northern nj by late morning, but the bulk of the
activity should hold off until the afternoon. Best chances will
be north and west of the i-95 corridor.

Long term Saturday night through Friday
Gusty and rainy conditions start the long term period, then
drier weather returns to the forecast.

As we move into Saturday night, a strong cold front is expected
to move across the area. Ahead of this front, gusty southwest
winds will continue through the night with gusts of 25-35 mph
possible. It will likely not be gusty everywhere overnight as
mixing will not be very deep everywhere during the night time
period. However, as any showers move through, and as the cold
front approaches, gusts have a better chance of mixing down. As
the front moves through during the overnight, shower chances
will be increasing across the area, and move from west to east
fairly quickly. There is not much instability forecast, so we do
not have thunder in the forecast at this time. Although it
would not be surprising for an isolated lightning strike or
rumble of thunder with the strength of the short wave. However,
pw values continue to be forecast to reach 1.00-1.25 inches, so
there could be some moderate, to occasionally heavy rainfall at

The cold front is forecast to have moved through the area, and
either be offshore, or just along the coastal areas of new
jersey and delaware by around daybreak Sunday. Showers will come
to an end behind the cold front, with the exception of possible
continued showers in the poconos as some lake effect streamers
may develop. As the strong cold front moves across the area,
winds will continue to be gusty, but become west to northwest as
it shifts eastward. Wind gusts could reach 35-45 mph at times
as the front crosses the area early Sunday, before slowly
diminishing during the day. It is possible that a wind advisory
may be needed in the future as winds increase abruptly early
Sunday morning.

As we go into Sunday night, winds could remain gusty around
25-30 mph and precipitation is expected to have ceased. The only
exception is the possibility for some flurries in the poconos
Sunday evening if any lake effect streamers remain.

High pressure builds to our south Monday into Tuesday. Dry
weather is expected Monday through Tuesday, but winds will
likely remain gusty around 20-25 mph.

A cold front is forecast to move across the area Tuesday night
into early Wednesday. The GFS remains dry, but the ECMWF has the
front ingesting some moisture associated with an area of low
pressure located to our south offshore of the east coast. With
the uncertainty, we introduced a slight chance of showers.

Dry weather is expected to continue through the end of the week
as high pressure is forecast to build to our west then south
with our area on the eastern and northern side.

Aviation 02z Saturday through Wednesday
The following discussion is for kphl, kpne, kttn, kabe, krdg,
kilg, kmiv, kacy and surrounding areas.

Tonight...VFR conditions expected. Only some high cirrus clouds
around 15000 ft agl expected overnight. Winds will be light and
variable overnight. Model guidance depicts a low level jet
approaching SE pa after 09z. This could result in low level wind
shear at krdg and kabe generally between 09 and 15z. The low
level jet looks to stay far enough west not to affect the other
taf sites. Confidence on flight category is high. Confidence on
llws is moderate.

Saturday... Starting with mostlyVFR conditions. Ceilings will
lower through the day as rain moves in from the southwest. Do
not expect much visibility restriction through the day even with
precipitation. It is likely that MVFR ceilings will reach kabe
and krdg before the end of the day (currently forecasting around
21z). However, for the delaware valley (kphl, kpne, kttn, and
kilg) and coastal (kmiv and kacy) sites, expectVFR conditions
to continue through the day. South winds increase to around 10
kt in the late morning, and then to 10-15 kt with gusts up to 20
kt after 18z. Confidence on flight category is moderate.

Confidence on the timing of precipitation or lower flight
category is low.


Saturday night... Conditions lowering to MVFR and ifr overnight,
with periods of showers associated with a cold frontal passage.

Gusty southwest winds 25-30 knots possible. Moderate to high

Sunday... Improving to MVFR, thenVFR behind the cold frontal
passage. Gusty west-northwest winds 30-35 knots. Moderate to
high confidence.

Sunday night... GenerallyVFR. Gusty northwest winds 25-30
knots. Moderate to high confidence.

Monday... GenerallyVFR. Gusty west-northwest winds 20-25 knots.

Moderate to high confidence.

Monday night-Tuesday night...VFR. Winds may gust 15-20 knots
during the afternoon Tuesday. Moderate ti high confidence.

Wednesday... Slight chance of showers, though CIGS likely to

Tonight... Winds and seas should stay below small craft advisory

Saturday... SCA conditions develop in the late morning as
southerly flow increases ahead of low pressure moving through
the great lakes and ohio valley. Gales develop on the ocean
waters in the late afternoon. Will upgrade gale watch to gale
warning for the ocean. For de bay, looks as if gales will not
develop during the day, but wind gusts of 25-30 kt will develop
late Saturday morning. Will go ahead and hoist a SCA from late
morning through Saturday evening.


Saturday night-Sunday night... An extended period of gale force
wind gusts are expected starting Saturday afternoon, then
continuing Saturday night through early Sunday night. Conditions
likely to lower to small craft advisory levels overnight.

Monday-Tuesday night... Small craft advisory conditions expected
to continue into Monday and Tuesday. A brief lull may be
possible late Monday into Monday evening.

Wednesday... Conditions likely to fall below advisory levels.

Phi watches warnings advisories
Pa... None.

Nj... None.

De... None.

Md... None.

Marine... Gale warning from 1 pm Saturday to 6 pm est Sunday for

Gale watch from Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon for

Small craft advisory from 9 am to 6 pm est Saturday for anz430-

Synopsis... Robertson
near term... Johnson mps
short term... Mps
long term... Robertson
aviation... Johnson robertson mps
marine... Johnson robertson mps

Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
TPLM2 - Thomas Point, MD 13 mi76 min SSW 9.9 G 12 46°F 53°F
BSLM2 - Chesapeake Bay, MD 26 mi46 min SE 2.9 33°F 1017 hPa33°F
DRSD1 - Delaware Reserve, DE 45 mi46 min SE 1 31°F 1018 hPa31°F

Wind History for Cambridge, MD
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Easton / Newman Field, MD7 mi20 minN 010.00 miFair37°F31°F80%1018.6 hPa
Bay Bridge Field, MD13 mi36 minS 510.00 miFair43°F35°F76%1017.3 hPa
Cambridge-Dorchester Airport, MD21 mi31 minSE 43.00 miFog/Mist34°F32°F93%1017.9 hPa

Wind History from ESN (wind in knots)
Last 24hrNW8
1 day agoCalmCalmW3CalmW5W5W8W9W7SW10W10W9NW9N9
2 days agoN3NE3NE6NE7NE5E8NE5NE5NE5E5E6E4E4CalmE4SE4CalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalm

Tide / Current Tables for St. Michaels, Miles River, Maryland
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St. Michaels
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Sat -- 03:46 AM EST     1.14 feet High Tide
Sat -- 06:42 AM EST     New Moon
Sat -- 06:43 AM EST     Moonrise
Sat -- 06:50 AM EST     Sunrise
Sat -- 10:11 AM EST     -0.00 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 04:35 PM EST     1.69 feet High Tide
Sat -- 04:48 PM EST     Sunset
Sat -- 05:21 PM EST     Moonset
Sat -- 11:50 PM EST     0.32 feet Low Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Baltimore Harbor Approach, Maryland Current
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Sat -- 02:34 AM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 05:05 AM EST     0.57 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 06:42 AM EST     New Moon
Sat -- 06:44 AM EST     Moonrise
Sat -- 06:52 AM EST     Sunrise
Sat -- 07:45 AM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 10:41 AM EST     -0.67 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 01:22 PM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 04:49 PM EST     Sunset
Sat -- 05:00 PM EST     1.14 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 05:22 PM EST     Moonset
Sat -- 08:26 PM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 11:43 PM EST     -1.05 knots Max Ebb
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Wind Forecast for Philadelphia/Mount Holly, PA (3,6,7,8)
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