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Marine Weather and Tides
Cape May, NJ

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Sunrise 6:45AMSunset 4:44PM Saturday November 17, 2018 6:16 PM EST (23:16 UTC) Moonrise 3:05PMMoonset 1:42AM Illumination 74% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 10 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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ANZ431 Delaware Bay Waters South Of East Point Nj To Slaughter Beach De- 312 Pm Est Sat Nov 17 2018
Tonight..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft or less.
Sun..NE winds around 5 kt, becoming se in the afternoon. Waves 2 ft or less.
Sun night..SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 2 ft or less.
Mon..W winds around 5 kt. Waves 2 ft or less.
Mon night..N winds around 5 kt. Waves 2 ft or less.
Tue..NW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Waves 2 ft or less, then around 3 ft in the afternoon.
Tue night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Waves around 3 ft in the evening, then 2 ft or less.
Wed..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft or less.
Wed night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 ft or less.
Thu..N winds around 15 kt. Waves around 3 ft.
Thu night..N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 ft or less.
ANZ400 312 Pm Est Sat Nov 17 2018
Synopsis for the coastal waters from sandy hook nj to fenwick island de and for delaware bay.. High pressure will settle across the area tonight and remain for much of Sunday. Two fast moving systems will affect the area beginning later Sunday and lasting through Tuesday. Arctic high pressure will then build towards the area Tuesday night and Wednesday and persist across the area until the end of the week. A disturbance may arrive across the region next weekend.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Cape May, NJ
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Area Discussion for - Philadelphia/Mount Holly, PA
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Fxus61 kphi 172015
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area forecast discussion
national weather service mount holly nj
315 pm est Sat nov 17 2018

Synopsis
High pressure will settle across the area tonight and remain for
much of Sunday. Two fast moving systems will affect the area
beginning later Sunday and lasting through Tuesday. Arctic high
pressure will then build towards the area Tuesday night and
Wednesday and persist across the area until the end of the week.

A disturbance may arrive across the region next weekend.

Near term until 6 am Sunday morning
Quiet weather expected tonight as the surface high approaches and
builds over our region. The main challenge tonight is with the
stratocumulus deck that has persisted along and northwest of the 95
corridor for much of the day.

Models depict this deck lifting through the evening with only mid
and upper clouds for much of the night. If this occurs, expect
efficient radiational cooling, and thus lows may drop into the 20s
across much of the area. My concern is that if the stratocu manages
to persist past sunset in any area once an inversion has developed
and decoupling has occurred, then the lower clouds could persist
longer, keeping temperatures slightly higher. However, where or even
if the low clouds will persist this long is unclear. Thus, I have
stayed close to the previous forecast, with lows for areas NW of the
fall line near or below 30, and lows across the coastal plains in
the lower to mid 30s.

Short term 6 am Sunday morning through 6 pm Sunday
The first of a series of progressive clipper systems is expected to
propagate over the region tomorrow. Current model tracks depict that
the precipitation during the day tomorrow will be limited to areas
along and north of the i78 corridor. Given the lack of a deep upper
level trough with this system, and the expanse of the surface high,
this track looks very reasonable. Therefore, have kept mention of
precipitation limited mostly to the lehigh valley, southern poconos,
and NW nj.

If any precipitation occurs, it will likely be in the form of a rain
snow mix or all snow. Some model soundings depict a very shallow
cloud layer, and thus very little in the way of snow (rather it would
be mostly rain, or even some freezing rain in the highest elevations
of the poconos), but this is unlikely given the cold air already in
place and a lack of any warm layer aloft (which matches what
upstream RAOB soundings are depicting).

This will be a fast moving system and moisture will be limited, so
any precipitation that occurs, should be light, and snow
accumulations should be less than one half inch.

Long term Sunday night through Saturday
Summary... Colder than normal temperatures with two systems affecting
the area Sunday night through Tuesday, then dry and cold through the
end of the week. Moderating temperatures and another system
possible next weekend.

Sunday night through Monday... The first (of 2) clipper type systems
will affect (mostly) the northern fringes of the CWA (the southern
poconos and NW nj) with some snow rain showers Sun night into Monday.

Right now, given the fast pace of the system, QPF should be rather
light, but still lower vsbys and small accums are possible (Monday
morning commute). The rain vs, snow line will be nearby, so higher
elevations and nighttime QPF will favor snow. We haven't changed
the QPF snowfall much from the previous fcst with 1 2 inch to
3 4 inch psbl.

Monday night and Tuesday... The second system seems to be trending
a bit stronger as the upper trough to the west is sharpening up.

The weak low and QPF pattern seems to be setting up more in the
north and central parts of the CWA with somewhat higher totals
(compared to the first system). The rain snow line will be still
across the north, away from the higher qpf, but still close
enough to have some concern, especially with the overall colder
pattern beginning to take shape. Higher elevations N W will
probably have some snow with the system. Another 1 2 inch to 1
inch psbl across the N w.

Tuesday night... The second disturbance will move offshore and high
pressure well the west will begin to influence the region. Cold and
dry air will be ushered across the area behind the low and temperatures
will begin a much below normal period which should last until late
week.

Wednesday through Friday... A dry period with high pressure building
across the area. A fast moving system will cross well north of the
poconos Wed night which could bring a few snow showers there, but
otherwise a dry fcst for our area. Cold ! Readings remaining well
below normal with records possible. The coldest day (thanksgiving)
may see highs only in the 20s far N W with low mid 30s elsewhere.

Lows Fri morning in the teens (north west) and low mid 20s elsewhere.

Next weekend... The high pressure area will be offshore and the next
system will be arriving across the middle atlantic. As is usually
the case, much variation in the op models, so mostly chc pops for
the period. The latest GFS and cmc models favor mostly rain with
sat night Sun for the favored time periods. By then temperatures
will be back near normal.

Aviation 20z Saturday through Thursday
The following discussion is for kphl, kpne, kttn, kabe, krdg,
kilg, kmiv, kacy and surrounding areas.

Tonight...VFR conditions are expected. The stratocumulus deck
between 3000 and 5000 agl is expected to linger through the evening
before lifting. Once it does so, ceilings should be around 8000 to
10000 agl. Winds will diminish this evening and shift to
northwesterly. After 06z, winds are expected to become light and
variable as a high builds closer to the region.

Tomorrow...VFR conditions are likely at the TAF sites. There is a
slight chance, 20%, for rain and snow showers at krdg and kabe after
18z tomorrow. If that occurs, MVFR ceilings and visibility are
possible at those two sites. However, the chance is too low to
include in the tafs at this time. At the start of the day, wind will
be light and variable, eventually settling out of the southeast by
18z, but should remain less than 10 kt.

Outlook...

Sunday night thru Tuesday...VFR most of the time, but showers
(rain S E with snow psbl far N w) could bring lower CIGS vsbys
at times.

Tue night thru Thursday...VFR expected. Gusty winds psbl tue
night wed.

Marine
Winds and seas should remain below small craft advisory conditions
tonight and tomorrow. However, westerly and northwesterly wind gusts
around 20 kt will remain possible through the evening.

Outlook...

sun night thru tue... Sub-sca with mostly few showers psbl.

Tue night thru thu... SCA possible. Fair. Cold thu.

Phi watches warnings advisories
Pa... None.

Nj... None.

De... None.

Md... None.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... O'hara
near term... Johnson
short term... Johnson
long term... O'hara
aviation... Johnson o'hara
marine... Johnson o'hara


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
CMAN4 - 8536110 - Cape May, NJ 4 mi28 min NW 8.9 G 14 47°F 49°F1025 hPa
BRND1 - 8555889 - Brandywine Shoal Light, DE 12 mi28 min Calm G 1 1025.9 hPa
LWSD1 - 8557380 - Lewes, DE 17 mi34 min W 7 G 8 45°F 50°F1025.6 hPa
DRSD1 - Delaware Reserve, DE 31 mi106 min W 1.9 46°F 1024 hPa32°F
44009 - DELAWARE BAY 26 NM Southeast of Cape May, NJ 35 mi26 min 57°F2 ft1025.6 hPa (+1.8)
SJSN4 - 8537121 - Ship John Shoal, NJ 36 mi28 min W 9.9 G 12 46°F 50°F1025.3 hPa
ACYN4 - 8534720 - Atlantic City, NJ 38 mi28 min 46°F 52°F1025.6 hPa
OCIM2 - 8570283 - Ocean City Inlet, MD 44 mi34 min NW 5.1 G 7 46°F 54°F1026.2 hPa
JCRN4 - Jacques Cousteau Reserve, NJ 46 mi46 min W 2.9 40°F 1024 hPa30°F

Wind History for Cape May, NJ
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Wildwood, Cape May County Airport, NJ4 mi21 minN 010.00 miPartly Cloudy41°F35°F79%1026 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Cape May Harbor, New Jersey
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Cape May Harbor
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Sat -- 12:41 AM EST     Moonset
Sat -- 02:57 AM EST     3.88 feet High Tide
Sat -- 06:44 AM EST     Sunrise
Sat -- 08:57 AM EST     1.06 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 02:05 PM EST     Moonrise
Sat -- 03:11 PM EST     4.13 feet High Tide
Sat -- 04:44 PM EST     Sunset
Sat -- 09:21 PM EST     0.50 feet Low Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Delaware Bay Entrance, Delaware Current
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Sat -- 12:42 AM EST     Moonset
Sat -- 01:45 AM EST     0.85 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 04:53 AM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 06:44 AM EST     Sunrise
Sat -- 08:12 AM EST     -0.83 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 10:49 AM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 02:01 PM EST     0.97 knots Max Flood
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Sat -- 05:11 PM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 08:41 PM EST     -1.02 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 11:33 PM EST     0.00 knots Slack
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