Friday, October19, 2018 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Forest Heights, MD

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What's New / NOTES
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 7:20AMSunset 6:24PM Friday October 19, 2018 9:17 AM EDT (13:17 UTC) Moonrise 3:13PMMoonset 1:08AM Illumination 75% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 10 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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ANZ535 Tidal Potomac From Key Bridge To Indian Head- 736 Am Edt Fri Oct 19 2018
.small craft advisory in effect from 2 pm edt this afternoon through Saturday afternoon...
Today..SW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt... Becoming S 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt late. Waves 1 ft.
Tonight..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely.
Sat..W winds 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Sat night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt...increasing to 35 kt after midnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Sun..NW winds 15 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Waves 2 ft.
Sun night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the evening. Waves 1 ft.
Mon..SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Tue..NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
ANZ500 736 Am Edt Fri Oct 19 2018
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. High pressure will move offshore today. A cold front will cross the waters Saturday with high pressure returning the second half of the weekend and persisting into early next week. Small craft advisories will likely be needed for portions of the waters Saturday night through Sunday. Gale conditions are likely late Saturday night into early Sunday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Forest Heights, MD
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Area Discussion for - Baltimore, MD/Washington
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area forecast discussion
national weather service baltimore md washington dc
409 am edt Fri oct 19 2018

Synopsis High pressure will move offshore today. A cold front
will cross the area late Saturday followed by high pressure for
Sunday night and Monday. Another cold front will cross the area
on Tuesday with high pressure building again over the region
during the middle of next week.

Near term through tonight
It is chilly this morning with temperatures in the mid to upper
30s. It will be warmer today as winds become southerly as high
pressure shifts offshore. Highs will be in the mid 60s. High
clouds will be on the increase late today with skies becoming
overcast in the early evening. Light showers will break out this
evening in strengthening warm air advection pattern, but
amounts will be light due to dry low-levels.

Short term Saturday through Sunday night
Light showers early Sat will shift southeast of the area as
downslope westerly winds take over except in the upslope areas
of the appalachians. Cdfnt will cross the area late in the day
with rain showers turning into snow showers over the
appalachians. An inch or two of snow accumulation is possible
over western grant and pendleton counties late Sat night.

Breezy Sat night due to tightening pressure gradient between
deep low pressure over labrador and strong high pressure over
the middle of the country. Winds increase further on Sun due to
better mixing. Anticipating peak gusts will be around 40 mph
(below advy criteria) and temperatures only reaching around 50f
east of the mtns.

Long term Monday through Thursday
High pressure will reside overhead on Monday with dry and chilly
conditions persisting. This high will move offshore Monday night,
turning winds southerly and ushering in near seasonal temperatures
to the region. Low pressure will pass north of the great lakes,
moving into the new england states on Tuesday. This will drag
another cold front through the area Tuesday night, but the best lift
will reside well north of our area, so expecting a dry passage. High
pressure builds back over the region in its wake, and centers itself
just to our north Wednesday through Thursday night. Dry conditions
and below normal temperatures will win out as a result. Low pressure
across the southeastern u.S. May approach from southwest overnight
Thursday increasing the threat for showers, but model discrepancy
exists in the progression of the low and strength of the high to our
north. Will advertise a dry forecast through Thursday night for now
given the high uncertainty in the above elements.

Aviation 08z Friday through Tuesday
Light showers expected tonight with no flight restrictions.

Breezy Sat with gusts around 20 kt with frontal passage late
sat. Winds increasing further on Sun with gusts up to 35 kt from
the nw.

Vfr conditions expected through at least the first half of next week
as high pressure dominates and light southerly winds prevail. A dry
cold front will cross the terminals Tuesday night and into Wednesday
more, veering winds out of the north northwest in its wake. High
pressure returns Wednesday and Thursday with dry conditions and
continuedVFR conditions.

Marine
Sca conditions expected this afternoon through Sat night, then
gale conditions likely on sun.

Sca gusts look like a good bet Monday afternoon and into Tuesday as
high pressure shifts offshore and a cold front approaches from the
northwest, and crosses the waters Tuesday night and Wednesday
morning. SCA conditions may hold on Wednesday and Wednesday night as
winds remain elevated in the wake of the frontal passage as
northerly breezes take hold as high pressure builds to the
north.

Lwx watches warnings advisories
Dc... Frost advisory until 9 am edt this morning for dcz001.

Md... Freeze warning until 9 am edt this morning for mdz501-502.

Frost advisory until 9 am edt this morning for mdz003>006-011-
013-014-016>018-503>508.

Va... Freeze warning until 9 am edt this morning for vaz025>031-503-
504.

Frost advisory until 9 am edt this morning for vaz036>040-
050>057-501-502-505>508.

Wv... Freeze warning until 9 am edt this morning for wvz050>053-055-
501>506.

Marine... Small craft advisory from 2 pm this afternoon to 6 pm edt
Saturday for anz530>543.

Synopsis... Lfr
near term... Lfr
short term... Lfr
long term... Bkf lfr
aviation... Bkf lfr
marine... Bkf lfr


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
WASD2 - 8594900 - Washington, DC 3 mi29 min S 1.9 G 2.9 49°F 62°F1028.7 hPa
BSLM2 - Chesapeake Bay, MD 17 mi107 min Calm 37°F 1029 hPa37°F
APAM2 - 8575512 - Annapolis, MD 31 mi29 min 53°F 1028.1 hPa
TPLM2 - Thomas Point, MD 32 mi77 min W 7 G 8 51°F 64°F1029.3 hPa (+0.0)39°F
44063 - Annapolis 33 mi35 min W 7.8 G 7.8 51°F 1028.8 hPa
NCDV2 35 mi35 min SW 4.1 G 5.1 47°F 62°F1028 hPa
CPVM2 36 mi29 min 53°F 41°F
FSKM2 - 8574728 - Francis Scott Key Bridge, MD 38 mi29 min WSW 2.9 G 4.1 47°F 1028.4 hPa
44062 - Gooses Reef, MD 38 mi27 min WSW 5.8 G 9.7 55°F 1029.1 hPa
FSNM2 38 mi29 min Calm G 2.9 49°F 1027.8 hPa
BLTM2 - 8574680 - Baltimore, MD 39 mi29 min W 1 G 1.9 46°F 68°F1028 hPa
COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD 45 mi29 min WSW 6 G 8.9 54°F 1029.2 hPa
SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD 47 mi29 min WSW 4.1 G 4.1 57°F 69°F1028.5 hPa
TCBM2 - 8573364 - Tolchester Beach, MD 49 mi29 min WSW 7 G 8.9 53°F 60°F1028.6 hPa

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Washington/Reagan National Airport, DC, VA2 mi25 minN 010.00 miFair49°F43°F80%1028.8 hPa
Camp Springs / Andrews Air Force Base, MD8 mi81 minN 010.00 miFair38°F36°F91%1029 hPa
Fort Belvoir, VA11 mi81 minN 010.00 miFair36°F35°F99%1028.8 hPa
College Park Airport, MD12 mi35 minN 010.00 miFair41°F39°F95%1028.4 hPa
Fort Meade / Tipton, MD23 mi35 minN 010.00 miFair36°F33°F93%1029.1 hPa
Washington/Dulles International Airport, DC, VA24 mi25 minN 010.00 miFair43°F41°F93%1028.3 hPa
Gaithersburg - Montgomery County Airport, MD24 mi21 minN 010.00 miFair42°F41°F96%1031.4 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Bellevue, D.C.
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Bellevue
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Fri -- 02:08 AM EDT     Moonset
Fri -- 04:59 AM EDT     2.93 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:21 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 11:35 AM EDT     0.50 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 04:12 PM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 05:34 PM EDT     2.84 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:23 PM EDT     Sunset
Fri -- 11:45 PM EDT     0.50 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Benning Bridge, D.C.
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Benning Bridge
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Fri -- 02:08 AM EDT     Moonset
Fri -- 05:14 AM EDT     3.04 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:21 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 11:49 AM EDT     0.53 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 04:12 PM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 05:49 PM EDT     2.95 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:23 PM EDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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