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Marine Weather and Tides
Highland Beach, MD

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Sunrise 6:52AMSunset 7:28PM Wednesday March 29, 2017 3:14 PM EDT (19:14 UTC) Moonrise 7:06AMMoonset 8:25PM Illumination 5% 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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ANZ532 Chesapeake Bay From Sandy Point To North Beach- 131 Pm Edt Wed Mar 29 2017
.small craft advisory in effect through late tonight...
This afternoon..N winds 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
Tonight..N winds 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
Thu..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Thu night..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Rain likely.
Fri..SE winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain.
Fri night..S winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming nw after midnight. Gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft. Showers likely.
Sat..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Showers likely in the morning.
Sun..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
ANZ500 131 Pm Edt Wed Mar 29 2017
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. High pressure will build overhead through tonight before moving offshore Thursday. Low pressure will approach the waters Friday before passing through Friday night. High pressure will build over the waters during the weekend. Small craft advisories are possible Thursday night through Saturday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Highland Beach, MD
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Area Discussion for - Baltimore, MD/Washington
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Fxus61 klwx 291435
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area forecast discussion
national weather service baltimore md/washington dc
1035 am edt Wed mar 29 2017

Synopsis
High pressure will build overhead through tonight before moving
off the coast Thursday. Low pressure will pass through the area
Thursday night through Friday night and the cold front
associated with the low will pass through Saturday. High
pressure will return for Sunday before low pressure possibly
impacts the area Monday and Tuesday of next week.

Near term /until 6 pm this evening/
Ridge of high pressure will build into the region through the day
today behind the departing frontal system that brought the showers
and thunderstorms yesterday. Clouds have been slowly but surely
breaking up as cool and dry air advection takes hold. Overall a
nice early spring day with a northerly breeze from about 5 to
15 mph gusting up to 20 mph. Highs 60-70f.

Short term /6 pm this evening through Friday night/
As ridge builds from central canada and into the northeastern
states, we'll see it wedge down the eastern us coastline tonight and
through Thursday, promoting northeasterly flow and cooler
temperatures. Main surge of this appears to occur overnight tonight
with shift to northeast winds and noticeable drop/gradient of 925mb
temperatures. Therefore while tonight will start mostly clear for
most locations, developing easterly flow may lead to the development
of a stratus deck of clouds, especially along the easterly upslope
favored locations across the highlands and blue ridge. Could even
see some light rain or drizzle develop towards morning in those
locations. Lows tonight 35-42f.

Cad will more or less remain in place in the low levels Thursday. At
the same time, low pressure system will be ejecting out of the
plains with warm/moist air advection. This will lead to clouds and
perhaps some showers by later in the day across western areas,
although the best forcing on Thursday will remain to the northwest.

Highs Thursday will remain in the 50s under the clouds/easterly
flow.

Warm and moist air advection continues Thursday night and with that
we'll see increasing chances for rain showers. Lows mainly in the
40s. Model guidance in good agreement that the low pressure system
will track east-northeastward from near st. Louis Thursday evening
to ohio by Friday afternoon, before redeveloping near the delmarva
late Friday and Friday night. Thus, most widespread coverage of rain
expected from Friday and into the first half of Friday night. We'll
also have to monitor how far north the warm sector can make it
Friday afternoon. Latest GFS indicates it may approach portions of
central va and southern md, so have introduced a chance of tstorms
there Friday afternoon. Highs on Friday 50-60f. Showers will
continue Friday night, but gradually begin to taper off as the low
pulls away.

Long term /Saturday through Tuesday/
Low pressure will move away from the area Saturday... But a weak
cold front associated with the low will pass through during the
afternoon and evening hours. A few showers cannot be ruled
out... But much of the time should turn out dry due to a
northwest flow and subsidence behind the departing low.

High pressure will build overhead for later Saturday night
through Sunday... Bringing dry and cool conditions.

High pressure will move offshore Monday and low pressure may
impact the area Monday night and Tuesday with unsettled
conditions possible.

Aviation /15z Wednesday through Sunday/
Vfr as drier air works into the region today.VFR will continue
through at least the first half of tonight. Northerly winds
from 5- 10 knots with gusts 15-18 knots expected through today.

Winds will turn northeasterly later tonight, and east-southeasterly
on Thursday. This will help usher in additional clouds, although
ceilings still expected to remainVFR. Highest chances for some MVFR
ceilings will be at cho and mrb.

Greater chances for sub-vfr conditions will occur Thursday night
through Friday night with widespread rainfall. Ifr conditions
likely.

A northwest flow will allow for cigs/vsbys to improve Saturday
behind departing low pressure... But a few showers cannot be
ruled out. High pressure will build overhead for Saturday night
through Sunday.

Marine
Small craft advisory remains in effect for all of the waters.

Gusts will be 20-25 knots much of today, then taper off later
this afternoon and SCA expires at 6 pm for some of the waters. A
second surge of northeasterly winds is expected later tonight,
and a SCA will continue for the chesapeake bay and lower tidal
potomac until 6 am Thursday.

Sub-sca winds then expected Thursday, with next potential for
increasing winds on Thursday night/Friday ahead of our next
system, especially across our southern waters.

Low pressure will move away from the waters Saturday and
northwest flow will develop. A small craft advisory may be
needed for portions of the waters during this time. High
pressure will build overhead Saturday night into Sunday before
moving offshore Monday.

Tides/coastal flooding
Low pressure will pass through the area Friday night. An
onshore flow will develop ahead of the low and this will cause
elevated water levels Friday into Friday night. Minor tidal
flooding near high tide is possible during this time.

Lwx watches/warnings/advisories
Dc... None.

Md... None.

Va... None.

Wv... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 6 am edt Thursday for anz530>534-
537-539>541-543.

Small craft advisory until 6 pm edt this evening for anz535-
536-538-542.

Synopsis... Bjl
near term... Mm/rcm
short term... Mm
long term... Bjl
aviation... Bjl/mm/rcm
marine... Bjl/mm/rcm
tides/coastal flooding... Bjl/mm


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
TPLM2 - Thomas Point, MD 2 mi74 min NE 11 G 12 52°F 47°F38°F
APAM2 - 8575512 - Annapolis, MD 4 mi44 min 59°F 1018.9 hPa
CPVM2 6 mi44 min 55°F 37°F
BSLM2 - Chesapeake Bay, MD 17 mi104 min NW 8 62°F 1019 hPa37°F
FSNM2 20 mi44 min NNW 9.9 G 15 57°F 1019 hPa
FSKM2 - 8574728 - Francis Scott Key Bridge, MD 20 mi44 min NW 8.9 G 12 58°F 1019.4 hPa
TCBM2 - 8573364 - Tolchester Beach, MD 22 mi44 min N 8 G 8.9 53°F 49°F1019.8 hPa
BLTM2 - 8574680 - Baltimore, MD 24 mi44 min NNE 5.1 G 13 58°F 48°F1019.1 hPa
44062 - Gooses Reef, MD 26 mi24 min E 7.8 G 7.8 52°F 1019.8 hPa
WASD2 - 8594900 - Washington, DC 31 mi44 min N 5.1 G 12 64°F 52°F1018.9 hPa
CA2 - 8571892 - Cambridge, MD 32 mi44 min NW 9.9 G 13 56°F 49°F1018.4 hPa
COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD 37 mi44 min NE 9.9 G 13 52°F 1019.9 hPa
SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD 42 mi44 min NE 11 G 14 56°F 49°F

Wind History for Francis Scott Key Bridge NE Tower, MD
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Annapolis, United States Naval Academy, MD4 mi80 minNW 710.00 miFair60°F37°F42%1019.6 hPa
Bay Bridge Field, MD7 mi1.7 hrsN 10 G 157.00 miFair with Haze59°F39°F48%1020 hPa
Fort Meade / Tipton, MD20 mi95 minNW 7 G 1510.00 miFair61°F35°F39%1020.7 hPa
Baltimore, Baltimore-Washington International Airport, MD21 mi80 minN 8 G 1510.00 miA Few Clouds61°F35°F38%1019.4 hPa
Easton / Newman Field, MD22 mi76 minN 12 G 1810.00 miClear61°F35°F39%1020.7 hPa
Camp Springs / Andrews Air Force Base, MD23 mi76 minWNW 11 G 1510.00 miFair62°F35°F37%1019.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Bay Ridge, Maryland
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Bay Ridge
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Wed -- 12:10 AM EDT     0.04 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:14 AM EDT     1.15 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:54 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 08:05 AM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 01:03 PM EDT     -0.01 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:44 PM EDT     0.92 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:26 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 09:24 PM EDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Baltimore Harbor Approach, Maryland Current
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Baltimore Harbor Approach
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Wed -- 12:39 AM EDT     -0.87 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 03:36 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 06:54 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 06:54 AM EDT     1.06 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 08:05 AM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 10:09 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 01:18 PM EDT     -1.00 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 04:36 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 07:24 PM EDT     0.76 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 07:26 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 09:24 PM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 10:17 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Baltimore, MD/Washington (15,3,4,5)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Dover AFB, DE
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