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Marine Weather and Tides
Forest Heights, MD

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5/23/2017 - Worked with NOAA again to speed up the 7 day forecast load times. Thanks to them for being responsive.
5/19/2016 - There were issues with the 3 day airport observation history. I switched to another data source. Let me know if you see any issues with the data feeds.

Sunrise 5:44AMSunset 8:25PM Saturday May 27, 2017 7:56 AM EDT (11:56 UTC) Moonrise 6:43AMMoonset 9:30PM Illumination 4% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 2 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- 731 Am Edt Sat May 27 2017
Today..E winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Numerous showers this morning, then numerous showers and tstms this afternoon.
Tonight..NE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Scattered showers.
Sun..SE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Sun night..SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Showers likely with a chance of tstms.
Mon..SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
Mon night..NW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Tue..W winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Wed..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.
ANZ500 731 Am Edt Sat May 27 2017
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. High pressure will move off the mid-atlantic coast today while a warm front lifts into the area. The front will stall out near the waters through Sunday before a cold front moves into the area Monday. The boundary will stall south of the waters for Tuesday and Wednesday.

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
742 am edt Sat may 27 2017

Synopsis
High pressure overhead this morning will move
offshore later today. A wave of low pressure will move across
the area this afternoon or evening pushing a weak front south
of the area late tonight. A stronger cold front will move
through the area Monday. High pressure will return to the area
mid next week.

Near term through tonight
Weakening t-storm complex over SW pa this morning is associated
with a low pressure system over ohio. Weakening showers will
move across northern portions of the CWA through the rest of the
morning. The low pres center will move east across the area
this afternoon or this evening and will set up a warm front
across the southern half of the fcst area. Nssl wrf- arw and
instability fcst fields from different models indicate the area
from augusta county south and east through charlottesville will
be the prime area for strong potentially severe convective
development later this afternoon and early this evening.

Damaging winds and large hail appear to be the main threat.

0-6km flow around 30kt should keep storms moving with flash
flooding risk low despite saturated soils and potential training
convection. The low pres system and associated front will push
south of the area later tonight with showers ending.

Short term Sunday through Monday night
Sunday will likely start out quiet, but with plenty of low
clouds. Low pressure will be tracking from the mid-ms valley to
southwest ontario by late Sunday night. A sfc trof will
establish across the area during the afternoon with pwats
increasing over 1.5 inches. Widespread convection appears likely
sun afternoon and evening with potential for flash flooding
especially west of the blue ridge given saturated soils.

Convection begins to weaken and shift east late Sun night due to
loss heating and sfc trof shifting east. Convection could
redevelop east of the blue ridge Mon afternoon with actual
frontal passage.

Long term Tuesday through Friday
Upper level low pressure will be slowly moving across ontario and
quebec during the Tuesday through Thursday time frame. While overall
flow will be from the SW to W aloft, there will still be
opportunities for shortwave troughs to dive through the area. It
does appear there will be two additional boundaries following
Monday's front that will drop southeast through the middle of the
week. The second (likely late Wednesday or Thursday looks to be the
stronger of the two in terms of airmass change. While this pattern
is a little unsettled, rain chances should be scattered and
instability for thunderstorms limited.

Ensemble spread increases toward the end of the weak regarding the
upper air pattern and evolution of the closed low. However, there
should be a dry period at some point as surface high pressure builds
into the area behind the cold front.

Above normal temperatures on Tuesday will decrease through the
remainder of the week behind the frontal passages. Highs will settle
into the 70s with lows in the 50s, which is near normal.

Aviation 12z Saturday through Wednesday
Vfr conditions become MVFR in morning showers for dc metros and
north. Kcho is most vulnerable to t-storms today with brief
MVFR ifr conditions possible. Widespread convection Sun evening
with flying restrictions likely.

Overall Tuesday and Wednesday should beVFR, but there could be some
scattered showers and perhaps a thunderstorm as weak fronts move
through the area.

Marine
Light and variable flow this morning becoming south as weak low
pressure approaches through the day. The weak low crosses the
va part of the chesapeake bay this evening with more variable
flow becoming nely overnight.

Flow becomes southerly Sunday with a weak cold front moving
through the waters Monday memorial day.

Winds are forecast to remain below SCA criteria Tuesday and
Wednesday, although a cold front on Wednesday could lead to slightly
higher winds.

Tides coastal flooding
Elevated water levels continue from recent onshore flow. The
immediate dc area will see minor flooding with the preferred
high tide mid-morning and an advisory is out through midday.

Weak low pressure crosses the chesapeake bay this evening with
light southerly flow this afternoon and again Sunday.

Elevated water levels persist through the rest of the holiday
weekend with straits point in st. Marys county being the most
susceptible to minor flooding, particularly on the preferred
high tide.

Lwx watches warnings advisories
Dc... None.

Md... None.

Va... None.

Wv... None.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Baj lfr
near term... Baj lfr
short term... Lfr
long term... Ads
aviation... Baj ads lfr
marine... Baj ads lfr
tides coastal flooding... Baj


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
WASD2 - 8594900 - Washington, DC 3 mi39 min NW 1.9 G 2.9 63°F 68°F1012.7 hPa
APAM2 - 8575512 - Annapolis, MD 31 mi39 min 70°F 1012.6 hPa
TPLM2 - Thomas Point, MD 32 mi57 min S 1.9 G 1.9 64°F 64°F
44063 - Annapolis 32 mi27 min WNW 1.9 G 3.9 64°F 1013 hPa
NCDV2 35 mi39 min Calm G 1 65°F 68°F1012.2 hPa
CPVM2 36 mi39 min 65°F 59°F
44062 - Gooses Reef, MD 38 mi27 min WSW 3.9 G 3.9 66°F 1013.7 hPa
FSNM2 38 mi39 min W 5.1 G 7 63°F 1012.8 hPa
FSKM2 - 8574728 - Francis Scott Key Bridge, MD 38 mi39 min W 5.1 G 6 63°F 1013 hPa
BLTM2 - 8574680 - Baltimore, MD 39 mi39 min NNW 2.9 G 4.1 64°F 67°F1012.6 hPa
44043 - Patapsco, MD 41 mi27 min W 5.8 G 7.8 63°F 1013.6 hPa
COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD 45 mi39 min S 6 G 7 65°F 1013 hPa
SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD 47 mi39 min SSE 6 G 6 64°F 67°F
TCBM2 - 8573364 - Tolchester Beach, MD 49 mi39 min NNW 1.9 G 1.9 65°F 65°F1013 hPa

Wind History for Washington, DC
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Washington/Reagan National Airport, DC, VA2 mi65 minWSW 310.00 miMostly Cloudy63°F60°F90%1013 hPa
Camp Springs / Andrews Air Force Base, MD8 mi2 hrsSSE 410.00 miA Few Clouds56°F54°F93%1013.1 hPa
Fort Belvoir, VA11 mi59 minN 010.00 miMostly Cloudy58°F56°F95%1013.1 hPa
College Park Airport, MD12 mi64 minN 010.00 miFair58°F56°F93%1012.9 hPa
Fort Meade / Tipton, MD23 mi66 minW 37.00 miFair54°F53°F100%1013.9 hPa
Washington/Dulles International Airport, DC, VA24 mi65 minN 010.00 miMostly Cloudy58°F55°F90%1013.1 hPa
Gaithersburg - Montgomery County Airport, MD24 mi61 minN 010.00 miA Few Clouds57°F55°F96%1016.1 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Bellevue, Potomac River, Washington, D.C.
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Bellevue
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Sat -- 04:22 AM EDT     0.13 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 05:47 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 07:44 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 09:59 AM EDT     3.87 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:18 PM EDT     -0.09 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 08:23 PM EDT     Sunset
Sat -- 10:29 PM EDT     Moonset
Sat -- 10:42 PM EDT     3.27 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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2.21.50.90.40.20.20.81.933.73.93.62.92.21.50.80.3-0.10.10.81.82.73.23.3

Tide / Current Tables for Benning Bridge, D.C.
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Benning Bridge
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Sat -- 04:35 AM EDT     0.11 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 05:46 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 07:43 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 10:14 AM EDT     4.08 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:30 PM EDT     -0.12 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 08:23 PM EDT     Sunset
Sat -- 10:29 PM EDT     Moonset
Sat -- 10:56 PM EDT     3.46 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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2.61.81.10.50.20.10.61.72.93.74.13.93.32.51.710.4-0-0.10.61.62.63.33.5

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Baltimore, MD/Washington (7,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Sterling, VA
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