Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:15AM||Sunset 6:14PM||Friday October 20, 2017 12:23 PM EDT (16:23 UTC)||Moonrise 7:51AM||Moonset 7:07PM||Illumination 0%|
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|ANZ454 Coastal Waters From Cape May Nj To Cape Henlopen De Out 20 Nm- 1218 Pm Edt Fri Oct 20 2017 |
This afternoon..NW winds around 10 kt with gusts up to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. Mainly in se swell with a dominant period of 9 seconds.
Tonight..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. Mainly in se swell with a dominant period of 8 seconds.
Sat..E winds around 5 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. Mainly in se swell with a dominant period of 8 seconds.
Sat night..SE winds around 5 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. Mainly in se swell with a dominant period of 8 seconds.
Sun..SE winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
Sun night..S winds around 10 kt with gusts up to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
Mon..S winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
Mon night..S winds around 15 kt. Seas around 3 ft. A chance of showers.
Tue..S winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft, building to 4 to 7 ft in the afternoon. Rain likely.
Tue night..S winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming sw 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 6 to 9 ft, subsiding to 4 to 7 ft after midnight. Rain likely in the evening, then a chance of showers after midnight.
|ANZ400 1218 Pm Edt Fri Oct 20 2017 |
Synopsis for the coastal waters from sandy hook nj to fenwick island de and for delaware bay.. A dry frontal boundary will move offshore of the northeast this morning. Then high pressure builds across the area today into Saturday. The high builds offshore Saturday night into Sunday, and remains offshore through Monday. A frontal boundary is forecast to move across the area Tuesday into Tuesday night, bringing a return of unsettled weather to the area.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Diamond Beach, NJHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Philadelphia/Mount Holly, PA  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service mount holly nj
924 am edt Fri oct 20 2017
A dry frontal boundary will move offshore of the northeast this
morning. Then high pressure builds across the area today into
Saturday. The high builds offshore Saturday night into Sunday,
and remains offshore through Monday. A frontal boundary is
forecast to move across the area Tuesday into Tuesday night,
bringing a return of unsettled weather to the area.
Near term until 6 pm this evening
A cold front will pass through pa and nj by noon, then through
the DELMARVA later today.
Winds turn to the NW behind the passage of the front. There is
not much CAA behind the front, so highs today will be right
around what they were on Thursday. There will be a drier airmass
building south, though, as surface dewpoints will fall from the
mid upper 40s to the lower 40s late this morning.
With abundant sunshine and NW winds backing to the w, there
should be some mixing to around 900 mb, but there is not much
wind aloft, so winds should average 10 mph with gusts to 20 mph.
This will also result in some drier air to mix down, resulting
in surface dewpoints generally in the upper 30s across SE pa and
nj, but possibly as low as in the lower 30s across southern nj.
With the front slow to cross the delmarva, winds should range
from 5- 10 mph, and dewpoints will be in the lower 40s.
Short term 6 pm this evening through 6 am Saturday
The front continues to sag south tonight. Dewpoints rebound a
bit from the afternoon mixing, but will still be in the low 40s
across nj SE pa, and in the mid 40s in the delmarva. Dewpoints
will drop into the mid and upper 30s in the poconos. Lows
tonight will be in the low 50s in the philly metro area, and in
the low to mid 40s across the rest of SE pa and nj, and in the
mid to upper 40s in the delmarva.
Long term Saturday through Thursday
Quiet weather is expected for the weekend as high pressure will
be in control of the weather through Saturday, before moving
offshore Saturday night into Sunday and remaining offshore
Ridging aloft remains in place across the area this weekend
then builds offshore Sunday into Monday. This will keep
temperatures well above normal over the weekend into Monday.
A cold front is expected to move across the area Tuesday as an
area of low pressure moves through the great lakes region.
Showers could begin as early as Monday night as moisture and
lift begin to move into the area ahead of the approaching storm
system. The rain chances are highest during the day Tuesday as
the front moves across the area. There is also some weak
instability forecast during the day Tuesday, so there is a
slight chance of isolated thunderstorms as well. Winds may also
become quite gusty in the southwest flow ahead of the cold front
during the day Tuesday. Wind gusts of 30 mph or greater are
The front is forecast to slowly move to the east and northeast
into Wednesday and Thursday. Also, an area of low pressure is
forecast to develop to our east along this boundary and move
into northern new england. Meanwhile, a cold mid upper trough is
forecast to move across the area for Wednesday into Thursday.
This could help create some scattered showers across the area|
Wednesday into Thursday, in addition to bringing cooler
Aviation 14z Friday through Tuesday
The following discussion is for kphl, kpne, kttn, kabe, krdg,
kilg, kmiv, kacy and surrounding areas.
Any patchy ground fog at the TAF sites this morning will burn
off by 13z. Otherwise,VFR with skc-few250 through the taf
Lgt vrb winds through 14-15z, and then NW winds increase to 5-7
kt. By this afternoon, winds back to the w-nw at 10 kt with
gusts to 15- 18 kt. Winds diminish to 5 kt or less tonight.
Saturday-Monday...VFR conditions expected. Winds may gust
around 15 knots Friday, Sunday, and Monday.
Monday night-Tuesday... Conditions lower overnight Monday into
Tuesday as a cold front moves through and showers move across
the area. Winds could gust at least 25-30 knots on Tuesday.
Sw winds 10-15 kt will shift to the NW later this morning as a
cold front slowly works its way south across the waters. Gusts
to 20 kt possible in the immediate passage of the front, then
winds gradually decrease later this afternoon, and then n-nw
winds will range from 5- 10 kt tonight.
Seas will average 3-4 ft on the ocean, generally in a 9 second
period, and 2 ft or less on de bay.
Saturday-Monday... Conditions expected to remain below small
craft advisory levels through the period.
Monday night-Tuesday... Conditions likely to increase to small
craft advisory levels, possibly gale force, late Monday night
Nw winds later today will bring a drier airmass to the region,
and winds will range from 10-15 mph with gusts up to 20 mph,
especially across SE pa and most of nj. Rh values across most of
nj and pa will range from 25-30 percent. Additionally, fine
fuels are dry (below 10 percent) across the region. These
conditions could potentially support an enhanced risk for the
spread of wildfires by the late morning or afternoon. A special
weather statement will be issued for nj and pa for this risk.
Phi watches warnings advisories
near term... Gaines mps
short term... Mps
long term... Robertson
aviation... Robertson mps
marine... Robertson mps
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|CMAN4 - 8536110 - Cape May, NJ||5 mi||125 min||N 8.9 G 12||66°F||65°F||1022.8 hPa|
|BRND1 - 8555889 - Brandywine Shoal Light, DE||13 mi||131 min||N 14 G 16||65°F||1023.5 hPa|
|LWSD1 - 8557380 - Lewes, DE||18 mi||131 min||NNW 9.9 G 14||65°F||65°F||1023.1 hPa|
|44009 - DELAWARE BAY 26 NM Southeast of Cape May, NJ||35 mi||153 min||NW 14 G 16||66°F||67°F||3 ft||1023 hPa (+1.4)||56°F|
|SJSN4 - 8537121 - Ship John Shoal, NJ||36 mi||125 min||NW 12 G 14||65°F||67°F||1022.9 hPa|
|ACYN4 - 8534720 - Atlantic City, NJ||37 mi||125 min||67°F||65°F||1022.8 hPa|
|OCIM2 - 8570283 - Ocean City Inlet, MD||45 mi||131 min||N 9.9 G 12||66°F||66°F||1023.5 hPa|
|JCRN4 - Jacques Cousteau Reserve, NJ||46 mi||173 min||WNW 5.1||61°F||1023 hPa||51°F|
Wind History for Cape May, NJ(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Wildwood, Cape May County Airport, NJ||4 mi||28 min||NW 8||10.00 mi||Fair||70°F||48°F||46%||1023.4 hPa|
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|Cape May Harbor |
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Fri -- 02:30 AM EDT -0.20 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:14 AM EDT Sunrise
Fri -- 07:50 AM EDT Moonrise
Fri -- 08:57 AM EDT 5.52 feet High Tide
Fri -- 02:56 PM EDT -0.15 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 06:13 PM EDT Sunset
Fri -- 07:07 PM EDT Moonset
Fri -- 09:14 PM EDT 4.94 feet High Tide
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|Delaware Bay Entrance |
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Fri -- 02:05 AM EDT -1.45 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 04:57 AM EDT 0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 07:14 AM EDT Sunrise
Fri -- 07:50 AM EDT 1.60 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 07:51 AM EDT Moonrise
Fri -- 10:59 AM EDT -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 02:27 PM EDT -1.50 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 05:26 PM EDT 0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 06:14 PM EDT Sunset
Fri -- 07:08 PM EDT Moonset
Fri -- 08:15 PM EDT 1.48 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 11:20 PM EDT -0.00 knots Slack
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