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Hillsboro, MD

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Sunrise 7:06AMSunset 7:17PM Wednesday March 20, 2019 12:49 AM EDT (04:49 UTC) Moonrise 5:58PMMoonset 6:10AM Illumination 99% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 14 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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ANZ540 Eastern Bay- 1037 Pm Edt Tue Mar 19 2019
Rest of tonight..SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Wed..SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Wed night..SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Rain.
Thu..E winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Rain.
Thu night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of rain.
Fri..NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
Fri night..NW winds 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 3 ft.
Sat..NW winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 kt after midnight. Waves 2 to 3 ft...subsiding to 1 ft after midnight.
Sun..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
ANZ500 1037 Pm Edt Tue Mar 19 2019
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. High pressure will build overhead through tonight before settling to the south Wednesday. Low pressure will move northward along the coast Wednesday night and it will pass through our area Thursday. High pressure will return for late in the week into the weekend. A small craft advisory may be needed for portions of the waters late Thursday through Saturday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Hillsboro, MD
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Area Discussion for - Philadelphia/Mount Holly, PA
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area forecast discussion
national weather service mount holly nj
935 pm edt Tue mar 19 2019

Synopsis
High pressure over our region will gradually shift to our northeast
by later Wednesday. On Thursday, a cold front will approach from the
northwest, and will combine with a developing coastal low to bring
rain to the region. Another cold front will cross the region Friday.

Colder air and gusty winds move in behind the front by Friday night.

Dry weather returns Saturday with gusty winds continuing before
diminishing by Sunday with high pressure building in. Another cold
front may approach early next week.

Near term through Wednesday
For the 930 pm update, temperatures are varying quite a bit as
the typically colder areas (i.E. New jersey pine barrens) are
already radiating down quickly. Meanwhile, the urban centers
are still well into the 40s. The temperatures therefore were
adjusted based on the latest observations and trends. Dew points
are variable as parts of central and southern new jersey have
higher dew points due to the earlier sea breeze front that raced
inland (and has since dissipated). These dew points should
level out and even drop some as radiational cooling becomes
maximized. The earlier clouds across the north have just about
dissipated, and high level cloudiness moving across the upper
ohio valley is dissipating thus far as it tries to cross the
appalachians. Some high clouds though may make it into parts of
our area overnight, however a mostly clear sky is still
anticipated.

Otherwise, high pressure remaining overhead through tonight will
result in good radiational cooling so our low temperature
forecast is a little below the model consensus. Generally expect
lows in the 20s, except around 30 across the urban corridor,
coastal nj and areas along the delaware bay.

The aformentioned high will slip off to the east-northeast through
Wednesday as low pressure begins to organize well to our south. This
will result in a south or southeast flow across the area with highs
inland generally in the low to mid 50s. It will be a few degrees
cooler right along the nj coast due to the marine influence as well
as over the southern poconos. The day should begin mainly sunny but
expect some mid and high clouds to begin to increase from the south
in the afternoon associated with the leading edge of moisture from a
developing low off the southeast coast.

Short term Wednesday night through Friday
The main story for this period will be a developing coastal low
which will move northward impacting the area later Wednesday
night through Thursday. To begin the period Wednesday evening,
incipient low will be in the very early stages of development
off the SE coast near the base of a digging upper level trough
over the east. Meanwhile, high pressure will be continuing to
depart to our east. This low will slowly take shape near the
carolina coast through Wednesday night as shortwave energy digs
south into the base of the upper level trough. Moisture plume
associated with the system will result in rain developing across
the area from south to north by late at night. With the high
moving off the coast and a resultant SE flow, temperatures
should be mild enough for this to be rain just about everywhere
but the exception will be the southern poconos where it could
start briefly as a rain snow mix or wet snow late Wednesday
night or early Thursday before changing to rain. No accumulation
expected though.

Thursday is shaping up to be a rainy day across the forecast
area as the developing low moves northward up the coast. That
said there is uncertainty in the low's exact track as well as
how quickly it develops so this will have an impact on just how
heavy the rain will be across the area and where the heaviest
rain will fall. At this point though, thinking is with basin
average total rain amounts looking to generally be around an
inch or less we shouldn't have any significant hydro issues.

However this will need to be monitored as some of the guidance
is showing heavier amounts. Highs Thursday will range from the
mid 40s over the southern poconos to the mid 50s over portions
of the delmarva.

The storm will continue to deepen as it moves north toward long
island into southern new england through Thursday night. While
rain should continue into Thursday evening the progressive
nature of the system should result in rain moving out by Friday
morning. Beyond this time increasing winds will be the
concern... Especially by late Friday as pressure gradient
tightens as storm rapidly deepens over new england. Again, still
uncertainty in the forecast details but expect that by
afternoon widespread wind NW gusts in at least the 20 to 30 mph
range will be doable. There should be a break in precip through
the morning however by afternoon as upper level low dives se
through area along with a cold front this will result in some
showers developing that could be mixed with snow over the
southern poconos.

Long term Friday night through Tuesday
A couple of lingering rain or snow showers are possible early Friday
night, but the trend will be for drying out in the northwest flow.

That northwest flow then becomes the main story, as the concern from
Friday night through Saturday will be gusty wind potential. High
confidence in high pressure building in over the great lakes with a
ridge over the central us. Wind potential will be partly contingent
on the strength and track of the storm from Thursday, which is a
little less certain. Current indications suggest that storm will
deepen significantly as it moves into the maritimes. That would
create a tight pressure gradient with the building high to the west,
leading to strong winds Friday night and Saturday. Winds aloft are
not especially impressive, however, so even with good mixing there
will be a limit to just how high we can gust. Current thinking is
that near advisory level winds are possible, but not expecting a
repeat of the high wind event we saw a few weeks ago. Behind the
front Friday, a respectable shot of late season cold air also moves
in. 850mb temperatures Friday night and into Saturday bottom out
near to below -10c. Strong winds will stop the bottom from falling
out Friday night, and the strong march Sun will allow for a decent
daytime recovery Saturday, but with the gusty winds the air will
still have a wintry feel. As winds diminish Saturday night, suspect
we will see better radiational cooling even as the air mass starts
to moderate, so lows should be similar to Friday night.

By Sunday, the high pressure to the west builds in and moves to our
south. Temperatures should recover quickly from the cool start, as
heights rise and the air mass moderates further. Clear skies along
with the high Sun angle suggest potential for overachieving
temperatures that day, so went on the warm side. Early next week,
confidence decreases as a west-to-east oriented front approaches
from the north. This front will be an important player next week.

Some timing differences exist on its passage, with the 19.12z gfs
and ec faster than the 19.12z gem. This creates high uncertainty for
Monday's temperatures. A slower passage would allow for another warm
day, but a faster passage would mean much cooler weather since this
front divides a rather impressive temperature gradient. A faster
frontal passage would also introduce a greater shower risk for
Monday, while a slower passage would delay that to Monday night or
Tuesday. Currently leaning more towards the faster GFS and ec
guidance as the trend seems to be in that direction. Should the
front only partly move through Monday, a large north to south high
temperature gradient is very possible, and tried to hint at that in
the grids. By Tuesday, cooler temperatures are likely everywhere.

Lingering showers possible early to the south Tuesday but the trend
should be for drying out as the front pushes further south and
canadian high pressure moves in.

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

Tonight...VFR. Locally west to southerly winds 5 knots or less,
becoming light and variable.

Wednesday...VFR. Winds becoming southwesterly 5 to 10 knots.

Outlook...

Wednesday night...VFR conditions expected. CIGS lowering
through the night to near 3-4 kft by 06z Thursday. Showers
possible into the overnight, especially for phl, ilg, and miv.

Thursday... MVFR or ifr conditions develop during the day with
rain developing. Southeasterly easterly winds around 10 knots.

Thursday night... MVFR or ifr conditions with rain possible
early, improving overnight. Winds becoming northwest, with gusts
around 20 knots overnight.

Friday... MainlyVFR conditions expected with a chance of
scattered showers. Gusty northwest winds of at least 20-30
knots.

Friday night-Saturday... GenerallyVFR, though MVFR possible early
Friday night at rdg and abe. Gusty northwest winds sustained at 15
to 20 kt with gusts to 35 kt.

Saturday night-Sunday... VFR conditions continue with winds shifting
to west and diminishing to around 10 kt with gusts below 20 kt.

Marine
Tranquil conditions through Wednesday. Winds generally E se
around 10 knots tonight increasing to 10-15 knots by late
Wednesday. Seas generally 1-2 feet.

Outlook...

Wednesday night through Thursday... Winds and seas increase
with marginal SCA conditions possible Thursday north of
developing coastal low. Also, expect rain late Wednesday night
through Thursday.

Thursday night-Friday... Small craft advisory conditions likely
as low pressure slides past the area.

Friday night-Saturday... Northwesterly gales likely. Gusts to 40 kt
possible Friday night. Winds may start to diminish Saturday
afternoon and especially into the evening, possibly to SCA levels.

Seas should run generally 4 to 6 ft.

Saturday night-Sunday... Trend will be for diminishing winds with a
gradual shift from northwesterly to westerly. SCA conditions should
linger for the first half of Saturday night before dropping to sub-
sca. Seas diminishing to 2 to 4 ft by the latter half of Saturday
night and into Sunday.

Tides coastal flooding
Developing low pressure is forecast to move up the east coast on
Wednesday and Thursday. The low is expected to pass over or near our
region on Thursday night. An onshore flow is anticipated to develop
in advance of the low from Wednesday into Thursday. Tidal departures
will likely be on the increase at that time.

Wednesday evening's high tide should not pose any problem. It is
possible that we could see some spotty minor flooding with Thursday
morning's high tide.

Our main focus is on the Thursday evening high tide. Tidal
departures of +0.8 to +0.9 feet would begin to create minor flooding
at that time along the coasts of new jersey and delaware, along
delaware bay and on the tidal delaware river. Departures of greater
than +1.0 foot would produce some noticeable impacts on the
coastal tidal communities in our region, with some roadway flooding.

Also, moderate to heavy rainfall could worsen any roadway and poor
drainage area flooding.

Based on the present forecast we will continue to keep an eye on the
Thursday evening high tide for a possible coastal flood advisory.

Once the low moves away to our northeast, an offshore wind will
develop and the potential for minor coastal flooding will come to an
end.

Phi watches warnings advisories
Pa... None.

Nj... None.

De... None.

Md... None.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... O'brien
near term... Fitzsimmons gorse
short term... Fitzsimmons
long term... O'brien
aviation... Davis o'brien
marine... Fitzsimmons o'brien
tides coastal flooding... Iovino


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
CA2 - 8571892 - Cambridge, MD 23 mi50 min 38°F 48°F1030.3 hPa (+0.0)
CPVM2 24 mi50 min 43°F 31°F
TPLM2 - Thomas Point, MD 26 mi50 min SSE 11 G 12 43°F 45°F1030.7 hPa (+0.0)34°F
TCBM2 - 8573364 - Tolchester Beach, MD 27 mi50 min ESE 4.1 G 5.1 36°F 48°F1030.1 hPa (+0.0)
APAM2 - 8575512 - Annapolis, MD 29 mi50 min 38°F 1029.5 hPa (+0.0)
DRSD1 - Delaware Reserve, DE 30 mi140 min Calm 35°F 1030 hPa
FSKM2 - 8574728 - Francis Scott Key Bridge, MD 38 mi50 min S 1 G 1.9 42°F 1029.9 hPa (+0.0)
FSNM2 38 mi56 min SSE 1.9 G 4.1 42°F 1029.2 hPa
BSLM2 - Chesapeake Bay, MD 41 mi140 min Calm 34°F 1030 hPa
COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD 41 mi50 min S 13 G 14 43°F 1030.5 hPa (+0.0)
BLTM2 - 8574680 - Baltimore, MD 42 mi50 min SW 1 G 2.9 41°F 46°F1029.4 hPa (+0.0)
SJSN4 - 8537121 - Ship John Shoal, NJ 42 mi50 min SSW 9.9 G 11 40°F 44°F1029.9 hPa (+0.0)
CHCM2 - 8573927 - Chesapeake City, MD 45 mi50 min Calm G 1 34°F 48°F1030.3 hPa (+0.0)
LWSD1 - 8557380 - Lewes, DE 45 mi50 min S 2.9 G 4.1 37°F 45°F1030.4 hPa (-0.4)
BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD 47 mi50 min SE 8 G 11 43°F 49°F1030.3 hPa (+0.0)
SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD 47 mi50 min SE 7 G 8.9 43°F 46°F1029.7 hPa (+0.0)

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Easton / Newman Field, MD9 mi52 minN 010.00 miFair37°F28°F70%1031.5 hPa
Bay Bridge Field, MD21 mi70 minESE 610.00 miFair36°F30°F81%1030.1 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Wayman Wharf, Tuckahoe Creek, Choptank River, Maryland
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Wed -- 01:43 AM EDT     0.17 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:07 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:09 AM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 07:31 AM EDT     2.81 feet High Tide
Wed -- 01:49 PM EDT     -0.51 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:57 PM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 07:15 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 08:17 PM EDT     3.02 feet High Tide
Wed -- 09:43 PM EDT     Full Moon
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Tide / Current Tables for Baltimore Harbor Approach, Maryland Current
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Wed -- 02:22 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 05:21 AM EDT     0.88 knots Max Flood
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Wed -- 11:27 AM EDT     -0.93 knots Max Ebb
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Wed -- 05:39 PM EDT     1.00 knots Max Flood
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