Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:17AM||Sunset 6:25PM||Tuesday October 17, 2017 7:11 AM EDT (11:11 UTC)||Moonrise 3:55AM||Moonset 4:39PM||Illumination 9%|
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|ANZ532 Chesapeake Bay From Sandy Point To North Beach- 547 Am Edt Tue Oct 17 2017 |
.small craft advisory in effect until noon edt today...
Today..N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt... Diminishing to 5 kt late. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Tonight..W winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Wed..S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
Wed night..SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Thu..SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Thu night..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Fri..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
Sat..S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
|ANZ500 547 Am Edt Tue Oct 17 2017 |
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. High pressure will remain in place through the rest of the week and into the weekend.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Galesville, MDHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Baltimore, MD/Washington  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
|Fxus61 klwx 170740|
area forecast discussion
national weather service baltimore md washington dc
340 am edt Tue oct 17 2017
High pressure will remain across the mid atlantic through the
rest of the week and this weekend. A low pressure system may
affect the region early next week.
Near term until 6 pm this evening
The elongated center of high pressure is located from the
central appalachians to mid-mississippi valley this morning.
This position has allowed enough gradient that winds have been
slow to calm, especially east of the blue ridge. Will give
temperatures another hour or two to fall, but some headlines may
be able to be cancelled.
The high will continue to overspread the area today, with full
sunshine expected. The thermal trough will exiting slowly, so
highs should only reach the lower to mid 60s once again.
Short term 6 pm this evening through Thursday night
The center of high pressure will remain over the mid-atlantic
through the middle of the week, then being pushed back to the
southwest a little by late Thursday as a shortwave trough swings
across the area. Some cirrus could be associated with this
feature as well but otherwise skies will be clear.
Tonight will offer another opportunity for frost, with perhaps
a better chance for most outlying areas across the CWA given
calm winds and dew points in the mid 30s. Think the freeze
potential is fairly low, but it could be close in the colder
With deeper low level ridging, temperatures will moderate
Wednesday and Thursday, with highs edging into the 70s. Some of
the typical colder locales could be close to frost potential
Wednesday night, but lows will be back into the 40s for most
(50s for the cities) by Thursday night.
Long term Friday through Monday
High pressure will cross the region Friday and pass off the
atlantic coast Saturday. It will remain in control off the coast
Sunday, but then an approaching cold front and low pressure wave
will begin to increase clouds Sunday night, with an increasing
chance of rain on Monday. Southerly flow will allow temperatures
to remain mild even Monday despite the increased cloud cover and
increasing risk of rain... With highs in the 70s through the
long term. Lows will be moderating, with 40s to start and 50s
likely by Sunday night. In fact, if clouds and southerly flow
dominate enough, its not impossible that it stays in the 60s in|
many locales Sunday night.
Guidance is pretty impressive with the wave of low pressure
Monday night into Tuesday, with a signal for heavy rain and
possibly thunderstorms, but given that it is still a week out,
a lot can still change.
Aviation 08z Tuesday through Saturday
High pressure will provide mostly clear skies and light winds
There's still enough gradient to allow small craft advisory
conditions on the wider waterways this morning. Based on
forecast winds aloft, don't think winds will really start
calming until mid- morning from north to south. Have thus made
extensions to some segments of the advisory, although it still
looks like winds will fall below criteria by noontime.
High pressure moves in from the west later today and will
remain nearby through Saturday. Winds will be 10 kt or less
through the period.
Lwx watches warnings advisories
Md... Frost advisory until 9 am edt this morning for mdz003>006-
Va... Frost advisory until 9 am edt this morning for vaz025>031-039-
Freeze warning until 9 am edt this morning for vaz503-504.
Wv... Frost advisory until 9 am edt this morning for wvz050>053-055-
Freeze warning until 9 am edt this morning for wvz501-502-505-
Marine... Small craft advisory until noon edt today for anz531>534-537-
Small craft advisory until 6 am edt early this morning for
near term... Ads
short term... Ads
long term... Rcm
aviation... Ads rcm
marine... Ads rcm
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|TPLM2 - Thomas Point, MD||6 mi||71 min||N 16 G 19||52°F||68°F|
|APAM2 - 8575512 - Annapolis, MD||10 mi||41 min||50°F||1026.4 hPa|
|BSLM2 - Chesapeake Bay, MD||11 mi||101 min||Calm||39°F||1027 hPa||39°F|
|CPVM2||13 mi||41 min||52°F||38°F|
|FSKM2 - 8574728 - Francis Scott Key Bridge, MD||25 mi||41 min||N 9.9 G 11||47°F||1027.1 hPa|
|WASD2 - 8594900 - Washington, DC||26 mi||41 min||N 4.1 G 5.1||49°F||70°F||1027.5 hPa|
|BLTM2 - 8574680 - Baltimore, MD||29 mi||41 min||NE 6 G 8||47°F||71°F||1026.9 hPa|
|TCBM2 - 8573364 - Tolchester Beach, MD||29 mi||41 min||NNE 8.9 G 15||48°F||65°F||1027.3 hPa|
|CA2 - 8571892 - Cambridge, MD||31 mi||41 min||46°F||67°F||1027.4 hPa|
|COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD||32 mi||41 min||NE 17 G 22||50°F||1027 hPa|
|SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD||37 mi||41 min||NNE 7 G 8.9||51°F||70°F||1026.2 hPa|
|NCDV2||45 mi||41 min||N 2.9 G 5.1||47°F||67°F||1026.2 hPa|
|PPTM2 - 8578240 - Piney Point, MD||49 mi||41 min||NE 5.1 G 7|
Wind History for Francis Scott Key Bridge NE Tower, MD(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Annapolis, United States Naval Academy, MD||9 mi||17 min||N 7||10.00 mi||Fair||50°F||44°F||80%||1027.4 hPa|
|Bay Bridge Field, MD||14 mi||31 min||NNE 6||10.00 mi||Fair||46°F||37°F||71%||1027.1 hPa|
|Camp Springs / Andrews Air Force Base, MD||18 mi||13 min||N 5||10.00 mi||Fair||41°F||34°F||78%||1027.8 hPa|
|Fort Meade / Tipton, MD||21 mi||26 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||36°F||35°F||100%||1028.1 hPa|
|College Park Airport, MD||23 mi||26 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||38°F||36°F||95%||1027.4 hPa|
Wind History from ADW (wind in knots)
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Tue -- 03:25 AM EDT 1.33 feet High Tide
Tue -- 04:55 AM EDT Moonrise
Tue -- 07:17 AM EDT Sunrise
Tue -- 10:21 AM EDT 0.27 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 03:53 PM EDT 1.28 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:39 PM EDT Moonset
Tue -- 06:24 PM EDT Sunset
Tue -- 10:37 PM EDT 0.31 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tue -- 12:49 AM EDT 0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 03:51 AM EDT 0.80 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 04:54 AM EDT Moonrise
Tue -- 06:51 AM EDT -0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 07:17 AM EDT Sunrise
Tue -- 10:00 AM EDT -0.89 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 01:03 PM EDT 0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 04:18 PM EDT 0.98 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 05:38 PM EDT Moonset
Tue -- 06:23 PM EDT Sunset
Tue -- 07:32 PM EDT -0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 10:38 PM EDT -0.92 knots Max Ebb
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wind Forecast for Baltimore, MD/Washington (7,2,3,4)(on/off)  Help
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