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Marine Weather and Tides
Washington, DC

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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 5:47AMSunset 8:21PM Thursday May 23, 2019 11:15 AM EDT (15:15 UTC) Moonrise 11:46PMMoonset 8:51AM Illumination 79% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 19 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- 1035 Am Edt Thu May 23 2019
.small craft advisory in effect through this evening...
.small craft advisory in effect from Friday morning through Friday evening...
Rest of today..SW winds 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt this afternoon. Waves 1 ft. Isolated showers late this morning, then numerous showers and scattered tstms this afternoon with vsby 1 nm or less.
Tonight..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the evening. Waves 1 ft.
Fri..NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Fri night..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Sat..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Sat night..S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Sun..NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of showers and tstms through the night.
Mon..SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers and tstms in the morning. Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.
ANZ500 1035 Am Edt Thu May 23 2019
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. A warm front will cross the waters by midday and a cold front will pass over the waters tonight. High pressure will gradually build overhead Friday through Friday night and a warm front will approach the waters Saturday. A weak cold front will move in from the north Sunday, but it will likely stall out nearby through Monday. A small craft advisory will be needed for the waters Sunday and Monday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Washington, DC
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Area Discussion for - Baltimore, MD/Washington
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Fxus61 klwx 231428
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area forecast discussion
national weather service baltimore md washington dc
1028 am edt Thu may 23 2019

Synopsis
High pressure will remain offshore through this afternoon and a
cold front will move into the area tonight. This front will
linger nearby through Saturday, likely dissipated by Sunday
before another cold front sinks into the area from the north.

This boundary will stall out across the mid atlantic into the
early portion of next week. As a result, unsettled conditions
can be expected during this period.

Near term through tonight
High pressure will remain offshore today and a southerly flow
will continue to usher in warmer and more humid conditions. Max
temps will top off in the mid to upper 80s across most locations
with a few locations possibly approaching 90 degrees. The
increased heat and humidity will lead to an unstable atmosphere.

Latest modified kiad sounding shows around 1-2kj kg of mlcape
developing this afternoon, with some locations possibility
reaching over 2kj kg. A convective system is also tracking
through the ohio valley into western pennsylvania this morning.

This system will track through our area this afternoon into this
evening. Latest thinking is that this system will weaken as it
approaches late this morning, but re-development is possible
across our area this afternoon into early this evening due to
the increasing instability. Strong deep layer shear combined
with the instability suggests that severe thunderstorms are
possible this afternoon into this evening. Deep layer shear will
most likely be around 40-50 knots. Current thinking is that the
best chance for strong to severe storms will be near and east of
a pressure trough that should set up near the blue ridge and
catcoctin mountains this afternoon. However, given the strong
shear profiles and relatively favorable mid-level lapse rates,
there is a threat for severe storms across the entire area. Do
think that overall coverage of the severe storms will be
isolated to scattered since the lifting mechanism is relatively
weak. Locally damaging wind gusts and large hail are the primary
threats, but an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out due to the
strong shear profiles.

In preparation for today's potential severe threat, ensure you
and your family have multiple ways to receive warnings and have
a plan and place to take shelter if needed.

Another round of showers and thunderstorms are possible later
this evening ahead of the cold front. Instability will be more
limited, but the shear profiles will be quite strong. Therefore,
an isolated severe storm cannot be ruled out with this activity,
especially across northern maryland northern va eastern wv.

Activity will diminish overnight as instability continues to
decrease and the cold front drops farther south.

Short term Friday through Saturday night
The front will settle over central and southern virginia on
Friday, as drier air filters over the area on a northwesterly
breeze. Highs will still reach the upper 70s to low 80s, but
with dewpoints dropping back into the 50s, a pleasant Friday is
in store. Transient high pressure will cross the area Friday
night, moving offshore on Saturday. This will bring a return
flow to the area once again, with temperatures and dewpoints
increasing once again. The frontal boundary will start to lift
northward as a warm front, kinking across the appalachians. As
such, afternoon showers and isolated thunderstorms will be
possible on Saturday over the higher terrain. Dry conditions in
store Saturday night with temperatures remaining mild well into
the 60s.

Long term Sunday through Wednesday
Bermuda high will dominate the weather Sunday, resulting in a flow
of very warm to borderline hot and humid air northward across our
region. However, a cold front sliding southeastward will set the
stage for some late day convection. Latest GFS and ec both drop the
front southward across the region for memorial day, with more
clouds, cooler air and perhaps a shower or two expected. Wave of low
pressure then rides northward across the great lakes on Tuesday,
pulling the cold front back north as a warm front. Bermuda high
influence should return after the warm front passes Tuesday, and
continue through Wednesday at least, resulting in more very warm and
humid weather. A stray shower or t-storm couldn't be ruled out
either day, with highest risk in the mountains, but the odds would
be low.

Aviation 14z Thursday through Monday
PredominateVFR conditions at the terminals through midday,
with the threat for showers and storms this afternoon and
evening. Some storms may be severe, with damaging wind gusts
being the primary threat, however large hail and an isolated
tornado is also possible. Convection will wane overnight with
vfr conditions returning overnight.

Drier conditions and northerly breezes are expected Friday and
Friday night, withVFR conditions winning out. Afternoon
showers storms on Saturday could impact mrb with an episode of
subVFR vis cigs, but all other terminals will remain inVFR
under a light southerly flow.

Thunderstorms may impact the terminals Sunday afternoon evening as a
cold front slides southward. Low clouds could impact the terminals
Monday behind the front.

Marine
Sca conditions will exist over the waters through this evening
as southerly flow increases and mixing is favorable ahead of an
approaching cold front. Showers and thunderstorms will cross the
waters this afternoon and evening, with some severe storms
bringing the potential for damaging wind gusts. Timeframe for
this activity will be between 4-8pm, but another round of
thunderstorms are possible late this evening, especially across
the northern bay. Activity will wind down overnight. A cold
front will cross the waters overnight, settling to the south on
Friday. SCA conditions are expected on Friday under a gusty
northwest flow. Winds turn light Friday night as high pressure
traverses the region.

Southerly winds increase on Saturday afternoon, bringing the
potential for SCA conditions once again. Special marine
warnings may be needed Sunday as thunderstorms develop in the
vicinity. Small craft advisories may be needed Sunday and Monday
as a cold front crosses the region.

Tides coastal flooding
The southerly flow has caused elevated anomalies, and that will
continue through this evening. Minor flooding is possible, but
confidence is too low for an advisory at this point, since the
flow will turn just west of south. The flow will turn toward
the west overnight and northwest Friday, causing anomalies to
decrease.

Lwx watches warnings advisories
Dc... None.

Md... None.

Va... None.

Wv... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory until midnight edt tonight for anz531>534-
537-539>541-543.

Small craft advisory from 7 am to 8 pm edt Friday for
anz530>543.

Small craft advisory until midnight edt tonight for anz530-535-
536-538-542.

Synopsis... Bkf
near term... Bjl bkf
short term... Bkf
long term... Rcm
aviation... Bjl bkf rcm
marine... Bjl bkf rcm
tides coastal flooding... Bjl


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
WASD2 - 8594900 - Washington, DC 1 mi46 min S 9.9 G 11 69°F 70°F1020.7 hPa
APAM2 - 8575512 - Annapolis, MD 30 mi46 min 76°F 1020.1 hPa
44063 - Annapolis 31 mi40 min SW 12 G 12 67°F 66°F1020.7 hPa
TPLM2 - Thomas Point, MD 31 mi16 min SSE 14 G 15 67°F 66°F1021.4 hPa (-1.1)62°F
BLTM2 - 8574680 - Baltimore, MD 35 mi46 min SE 4.1 G 4.1 68°F 69°F1020.3 hPa
CPVM2 35 mi46 min 67°F 64°F
FSKM2 - 8574728 - Francis Scott Key Bridge, MD 35 mi46 min SE 2.9 G 4.1 69°F 1020.6 hPa
FSNM2 35 mi46 min SSE 1.9 G 6 70°F 1020.3 hPa
NCDV2 39 mi46 min SSW 7 G 8.9 73°F 72°F1020.1 hPa
44062 - Gooses Reef, MD 40 mi70 min SW 9.7 G 9.7 69°F 1022 hPa
TCBM2 - 8573364 - Tolchester Beach, MD 47 mi58 min SSW 8 G 12 69°F 66°F1021.3 hPa
COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD 48 mi46 min SW 13 G 16 72°F 1021.9 hPa

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Washington/Reagan National Airport, DC, VA2 mi24 minS 810.00 miMostly Cloudy72°F60°F66%1020.5 hPa
Camp Springs / Andrews Air Force Base, MD9 mi20 minSSW 810.00 miMostly Cloudy74°F60°F63%1020.8 hPa
College Park Airport, MD9 mi33 minSSE 510.00 miMostly Cloudy71°F57°F63%1020.7 hPa
Fort Belvoir, VA14 mi80 minSSW 610.00 miFair71°F57°F64%1021.3 hPa
Fort Meade / Tipton, MD20 mi34 minSW 710.00 miMostly Cloudy72°F60°F69%1021.3 hPa
Gaithersburg - Montgomery County Airport, MD21 mi20 minSW 410.00 miOvercast74°F60°F62%1023.3 hPa
Washington/Dulles International Airport, DC, VA23 mi24 minSSW 910.00 miMostly Cloudy74°F61°F64%1020.1 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Washington, Potomac River, D.C.
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Tide / Current Tables for Bladensburg, Anacostia River, Maryland
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