Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:54AM||Sunset 4:49PM||Monday November 20, 2017 10:40 AM EST (15:40 UTC)||Moonrise 8:35AM||Moonset 6:43PM||Illumination 4%|
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|ANZ532 Chesapeake Bay From Sandy Point To North Beach- 947 Am Est Mon Nov 20 2017 |
.small craft advisory in effect through Tuesday evening...
Rest of today..W winds 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
Tonight..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
Tue..S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
Tue night..S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt... Becoming sw 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers.
Wed..NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft.
Wed night..N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft.
Thu..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
Fri..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
|ANZ500 947 Am Est Mon Nov 20 2017 |
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. High pressure will build to our south through tonight. The high will move offshore Tuesday and a cold front will pass through late Tuesday night into Wednesday. High pressure will return for the second half of the week. A small craft advisory may be needed for portions of the waters Tuesday night through Wednesday night.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Edgewater, MDHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Baltimore, MD/Washington  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service baltimore md washington dc
1036 am est Mon nov 20 2017
High pressure will build to our south through tonight. The high
will move offshore Tuesday and a cold front will pass through
Tuesday night into Wednesday. High pressure will build back
overhead later Wednesday through thanksgiving day. The high will
build to our south for Friday and Saturday before a cold front
moves through Saturday night.
Near term through tonight
Upper-level trough moving east of us this morning while surface
high pressure builds to the south. Rising heights will allow
plenty of sunshine this afternoon... But temps will still be
below average for this time of year. MAX temps will range from
the upper 30s along the ridges of the allegheny highlands... To
the mid and upper 40s in northern maryland... To the middle 50s
in central virginia.
The high will remain to the south tonight. A weak shortwave in
a southwest flow aloft may bring a few high clouds... But dry
conditions will persist. Min temps will range from the mid and
upper 20s in the colder valleys to the mid and upper 30s in
downtown washington and baltimore.
Short term Tuesday through Wednesday night
High pressure will shift offshore Tuesday while a cold front
moves through the great lakes. A southwest flow in between these
systems will allow for milder conditions. MAX temps will be in
the upper 50s to lower 60s across most locations. There will be
some high clouds in a southwest flow aloft... But the cloud deck
should be thin enough for a partly to mostly sunny sky much of
The cold front will approach our area from the north and west
Tuesday evening before passing through overnight Tuesday into
early Wednesday morning. There will be separation between the
lift associated with the cold front and deeper moisture to our
south and east. Latest guidance shows that some of this moisture
can get drawn up into the front... Bringing the chance for
showers. The best chance for showers will be across eastern
areas where moisture has a better chance to move in before the
Any showers early Wednesday morning should dissipate as the cold
front moves off to the south and east. A northwest flow will
cause chillier conditions despite increasing sunshine. High
pressure will settle overhead and it will turn out dry and cold.
Did also want to note that a few snow showers are possible along
and west of the allegheny front Tuesday night into early
Wednesday. However... As discussed earlier moisture should be
limited so any accumulation would be light.
Long term Thursday through Sunday
Longwave western us ridging and east coast troughing will
continue to dominate the weather pattern over the united states
through the holiday weekend. While no significant storm systems
are currently forecast, several upper level impulses will move
through the large-scale troughing.
Sprawling surface high pressure is expected to be in place on
thanksgiving day from the southern plains extending
northeastward through the appalachians. At the same time, weak
shortwave energy in both the northern and southern branches of
the jet stream will be moving towards the east coast and may
lead to surface cyclogensis off the southeastern us coastline.
At this time, the surface ridging and flow aloft is expected to
keep anything that can develop well to our south and east,
leading to a dry and uneventful weather forecast for
thanksgiving day. Surface ridging is expected to persist into
Friday as well, keeping the forecast dry.
By Friday night and Saturday, a more potent northern stream
system will move into the upper midwest, with its associated
cold front barrelling towards the mid-atlantic Saturday night.
Once again, southern stream energy will be present as well near
the southeastern states, and the potential exists for surface
cyclogenesis to occur. At this time, fast flow aloft and
orientation of upper level trough suggests that a track well|
offshore is favored. However, chances for rain showers increase,
either with the offshore low or with the cold front itself.
Following the front Sunday, blustery and colder conditions are
likely, along with the potential for snow showers over the
Temperatures will start out below normal on thanksgiving (40s),
moderate back towards normal or even a bit above for Friday and
Saturday (50s), before falling back below for Sunday (40s).
Aviation 15z Monday through Friday
Vfr conditions will persist through Tuesday. Winds are mostly
below 15 knots at present and will gradually turn to the
southwest this afternoon and continue like so tonight.
On Tuesday, southwest winds will continue, with gusts around 20
knots in the afternoon. A cold front will pass through Tuesday
night into early Wednesday. A few showers are possible along
with subvfr cigs. The best chance for this will be across the
eastern terminals.VFR conditions will return behind the cold
front for later Wednesday through Wednesday night.
Vfr and light winds expected Thursday and Friday with surface
West winds this morning will gradually turn to the southwest
this afternoon. Wind gusts should gradually diminish throughout
the day. SCA continues across portions of the bay thru the day,
but winds may drop below SCA criteria on all waters late in the
afternoon. However, southerly channeling will develop this
evening as high pressure shifts east, with SCA returning, so
the period of sub SCA will likely be less than 6 hours where the
sca remains in effect through the period.
High pressure will move offshore Tuesday. South to southwest
winds will increase during this time ahead of the next cold
front. Therefore, SCA for all the waters Tuesday. The SCA was
extended into Tuesday evening for portions of the waters.
A cold front will pass through the waters late Tuesday night
into Wednesday morning. Northwest winds will pick up behind the
front and an SCA may be needed for portions of the waters later
Wednesday into Wednesday night.
Sub-sca conditions expected Thursday and Friday with surface
Lwx watches warnings advisories
Marine... Small craft advisory until 6 pm est this evening for anz530-
Small craft advisory from midnight tonight to midnight est
Tuesday night for anz531-539-542.
Small craft advisory from 6 am to 6 pm est Tuesday for anz535-
Small craft advisory until midnight est Tuesday night for
Small craft advisory from 6 am Tuesday to midnight est Tuesday
night for anz530.
Small craft advisory until noon est today for anz537.
Small craft advisory from 6 pm this evening to midnight est
Tuesday night for anz537.
Synopsis... Bjl rcm
near term... Bjl rcm
short term... Bjl rcm
long term... Mm
aviation... Bjl mm rcm
marine... Bjl mm rcm
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|APAM2 - 8575512 - Annapolis, MD||4 mi||41 min||43°F||1022 hPa (+1.9)|
|44063 - Annapolis||5 mi||31 min||NNW 12 G 16||42°F||1022.6 hPa|
|TPLM2 - Thomas Point, MD||7 mi||41 min||W 14 G 16||41°F||52°F|
|CPVM2||9 mi||41 min||43°F||20°F|
|BSLM2 - Chesapeake Bay, MD||14 mi||71 min||WNW 6||41°F||1022 hPa||22°F|
|44043 - Patapsco, MD||16 mi||31 min||W 14 G 18||42°F||1 ft||1023 hPa|
|FSKM2 - 8574728 - Francis Scott Key Bridge, MD||19 mi||41 min||W 14 G 19||41°F||1022.2 hPa (+2.2)|
|BLTM2 - 8574680 - Baltimore, MD||22 mi||41 min||NW 5.1 G 12||42°F||54°F||1022 hPa (+2.2)|
|TCBM2 - 8573364 - Tolchester Beach, MD||24 mi||41 min||NW 7 G 8.9||41°F||49°F||1022.4 hPa (+2.1)|
|WASD2 - 8594900 - Washington, DC||26 mi||41 min||W 8.9 G 13||42°F||48°F||1023.5 hPa (+2.2)|
|44062 - Gooses Reef, MD||28 mi||31 min||WNW 14 G 21||43°F||1 ft||1024.7 hPa|
|CA2 - 8571892 - Cambridge, MD||36 mi||41 min||44°F||50°F||1023.5 hPa (+2.2)|
|COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD||39 mi||41 min||WNW 11 G 15||42°F||1023.7 hPa (+2.2)|
|SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD||44 mi||41 min||W 7 G 9.9||44°F||54°F||1022.8 hPa (+2.2)|
|44057 - Susquehanna, MD||48 mi||31 min||NW 12 G 18||42°F||1021.9 hPa|
Wind History for Francis Scott Key Bridge NE Tower, MD(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Annapolis, United States Naval Academy, MD||4 mi||47 min||WNW 10 G 18||10.00 mi||Fair||44°F||25°F||47%||1022.6 hPa|
|Bay Bridge Field, MD||12 mi||61 min||WNW 9||10.00 mi||Fair||41°F||23°F||49%||1022.3 hPa|
|Fort Meade / Tipton, MD||15 mi||56 min||W 7||10.00 mi||Fair||41°F||23°F||49%||1023 hPa|
|Baltimore, Baltimore-Washington International Airport, MD||18 mi||47 min||W 12||10.00 mi||A Few Clouds||42°F||21°F||45%||1022.2 hPa|
|Camp Springs / Andrews Air Force Base, MD||19 mi||45 min||WNW 10||10.00 mi||Fair||42°F||17°F||37%||1023.2 hPa|
|College Park Airport, MD||20 mi||55 min||W 6||10.00 mi||Fair||41°F||20°F||44%||1022.7 hPa|
|Baltimore, Inner Harbor, MD||23 mi||47 min||no data||mi||43°F||21°F||42%||1022.4 hPa|
Wind History from NAK (wind in knots)
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Mon -- 12:19 AM EST 0.25 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 05:19 AM EST 0.77 feet High Tide
Mon -- 06:54 AM EST Sunrise
Mon -- 08:35 AM EST Moonrise
Mon -- 10:59 AM EST -0.00 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 04:48 PM EST Sunset
Mon -- 06:02 PM EST 1.25 feet High Tide
Mon -- 06:43 PM EST Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Mon -- 12:25 AM EST -1.04 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 04:06 AM EST 0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 06:35 AM EST 0.53 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 06:54 AM EST Sunrise
Mon -- 08:34 AM EST Moonrise
Mon -- 09:17 AM EST -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 12:04 PM EST -0.56 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 02:38 PM EST 0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 04:47 PM EST Sunset
Mon -- 06:19 PM EST 1.05 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 06:42 PM EST Moonset
Mon -- 09:44 PM EST -0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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