Saturday, December16, 2017 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Wildwood Crest, NJ

Version 3.4
What's New / NOTES
6/25/2017 - NOAA is having a major issue that impact the 7 day forecast load times. Many users are reporting problems. The issue has been reported.
5/23/2017 - Worked with NOAA again to speed up the 7 day forecast load times. Thanks to them for being responsive.
5/19/2016 - There were issues with the 3 day airport observation history. I switched to another data source. Let me know if you see any issues with the data feeds.

Sunrise 7:12AMSunset 4:39PM Saturday December 16, 2017 7:15 PM EST (00:15 UTC) Moonrise 6:28AMMoonset 4:53PM Illumination 2% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 28 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
    EDIT      (on/off)   Help
ANZ431 Delaware Bay Waters South Of East Point Nj To Slaughter Beach De- 611 Pm Est Sat Dec 16 2017
Tonight..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming nw 5 to 10 kt late. Waves 2 ft or less.
Sun..NE winds around 5 kt in the morning, becoming variable less than 5 kt, then becoming se around 5 kt late. Waves 2 ft or less.
Sun night..S winds around 5 kt, becoming W late. Waves 2 ft or less.
Mon..W winds around 5 kt. Waves 2 ft or less.
Mon night..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft or less.
Tue..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft or less.
Tue night..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Waves around 3 ft.
Wed..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 3 ft.
Wed night..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft or less.
Thu..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft or less.
Thu night..E winds around 5 kt. Waves 2 ft or less.
ANZ400 611 Pm Est Sat Dec 16 2017
Synopsis for the coastal waters from sandy hook nj to fenwick island de and for delaware bay.. A cold frontal boundary along the northern pennsylvania border with new york state will move southeast into our region tonight. This front will then return northeastward through the region as a warm front Sunday night. Another cold front will then move through the mid atlantic states Tuesday night. High pressure follows Wednesday night. Thereafter, to end the week, an area of low pressure will track northeast from the great lakes and advance a warm front into our region.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Wildwood Crest , NJ
   Hourly   EDIT   Help
location: 38.98, -74.86     debug


Area Discussion for - Philadelphia/Mount Holly, PA
      (on/off)   Help   NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
Fxus61 kphi 162336
afdphi
area forecast discussion
national weather service mount holly nj
636 pm est Sat dec 16 2017

Synopsis
A cold front will move southeast into our region tonight, then
it will return northeast of the region as a warm front late
Sunday night. Another cold front will then move through the mid-
atlantic states Tuesday night. High pressure follows Wednesday
night. Thereafter, to end the week, an area of low pressure will
track northeast from the great lakes and advance a warm front
into our region.

Near term until 6 am Sunday morning
As of 630 pm, the area of light snow across central new york to
just northwest of the poconos continues to weaken. Looks like
time is running out for a more organized area of snow showers
for our northwest zones, with just some flurries looking more
likely. For now, kept some 20-30 pops for a few snow showers
through early this evening.

Otherwise, a cold front continues to push southeastward early
this evening. The model suite has been advertising some snow
showers across portions of the area north of i-80. Any snow will
be very light.

The cold front will slowly cross our region overnight. Expect
considerable cloudiness to continue especially INVOF and north
of the pa turnpike to i-195 corridor. South of this area,
partial clearing is anticipated. With winds becoming light
overnight, dew points higher compared to last night, and the
moist low-level airmass, patchy fog may develop across portions
of southern nj, southeast pa, and delmarva.

Our min temperature forecast remains along the colder envelope of
the guidance, given the warm bias exhibited recently, including the
fresh snow cover around and east of i-95. But with cloud cover
across portions of the region overnight (pa turnpike to i-195 and
points north), the forecast may need fine tuning.

Short term 6 am Sunday morning through 6 pm Sunday
Weak high pressure will be across the region on Sunday, with the
cold front just to our south. This front will begin to lift north as
a warm front, and cloudiness will increase during the day. For now,
precip is expected to hold off until later in the evening. (see the
long term section for more details on this system). MAX temps will
be a few degrees below normal with light winds.

Long term Sunday night through Saturday
500 mb: a warm ridge centered over the southern appalachians will
weaken Wednesday with the passage of a substantial short wave through
se canada. Thereafter... Warmer that normal heights prevail over
the SE usa with a resurgence of the ridge over the SE coast next
weekend. Cooler than normal heights are near hudson bay, resulting
in a fairly strong wsw jet from the southern plains to the mid
and north atlantic coast.

Temperatures: the first 15 days have averaged below normal, ranging
from 3.5f below normal at kmpo to near 1 degree below normal elsewhere.

(monthly melted w.E. Pcpn has been below normal but snowfall,
at least in our area of the i95 corridor is already well above
the monthly normal at both phl and nyc!)
in any case calendar day average temps are modeled near normal
around 5f above Monday, around 10 above Tuesday, maybe as much
as 5 above Wednesday, near normal Thursday then probably
warming again next Thursday and Friday to at least several
degrees above normal (the ec suggests 15f above normal average
temps next Saturday-we used the cooler wpc mex blend).

Forecast basis: unless otherwise noted Sunday night-Monday
night is a 50 50 blend of the 12z 16 gfs-nam mos, Tuesday the
12z 16 GFS mexmos and next Wednesday-Saturday (d4-8) is the
15z 16 wpc 12 hr elements of the max-min temps pops and 6 hrly
td wind sky.

Sunday night... Our grids have a 25 to 40 pct chance for a
period(s) of light snow or mixed freezing-frozen pcpn in E pa
and the n2 3rds of nj in weak waa. There is considerable
uncertainty regarding the extent and timing of any light pcpn so
snow and ice amounts are not officially posted in storm total
grids (less than 55% chance). Also, the forecast wording is also
therefore fraught with uncertainty. Near 1 2" snow is possible
near and north of i80 and spotty trace to .03 radial freezing
rain icing is possible in the i78-i276 region. Subfreezing
ground temps will need to be considered for any possible
advisory. Otherwise mostly cloudy and milder. Light south to
southwest wind. Pwat 0.55" confidence: average.

Monday and Monday night... Variable cloudiness or p S and milder.

Pwat dries out slightly from NW to SE to 0.45". West wind.

Confidence: average
Tuesday and Tuesday night... A very very nice mid december day-
warmup... Southwest wind may gust 20-25 mph during the afternoon,
then shifts northwest by midnight. Above normal temps by 10 to
14 degrees. A cfp during the evening may generate a few rain
showers-sprinkles far north (end as snow showers or flurries
poconos?) but pwat is further drying out from NW to SE so
confidence: average or below average on whether it precipitates.

Wednesday... High pressure building in from the west. P S cooler
with a NW wind gust 20-25 mph during the morning diminishing mid
afternoon.

Thursday... Variable, mostly high clouds. Seasonable colder.

Light wind.

Saturday... Conservative and much below average confidence on
what may happen. Pretty much wpc grids.

Longer term:
a quick look into christmas week does still provide the chance
of a white christmas with an active weather pattern that looks
to turn colder thanks to a epo which is falling several standard
deviations below normal. The - epo will discharge cold from ak
southeast into the united states just before christmas. However,
the colder air can dive into the western united states first
leading to warmer conditions and a typical ridge in la-ninas
over the southeastern united states. Exactly how this plays out
is still outside the forecast window and a lot of possibilities
are in play. Be mindful of any weather information you see about
christmas can still change quite a bit over the next few days.

The only additional note to mitchell's discussion from this
morning is a concern about warming aloft. Should the SE usa
ridge build more than currently modeled... Snow risks would
tend to be limited to more of a transition into mixed phase
(ice is already in some of the long range member guidance)

Aviation 00z Sunday through Thursday
The following discussion is for kphl, kpne, kttn, kabe, krdg,
kilg, kmiv, kacy and surrounding areas.

Tonight...VFR, with a ceiling mainly between 4000-8000 feet at most
terminals. Southwest winds, becoming northerly overnight at or below
5 knots as a dry cold front moves through.

Sunday...VFR overall. Some cloud bases around 2500 feet may develop
especially north and west of kphl. Northeast winds around 5 knots or
light and variable.

Outlook...

Sunday night: brief sub-vfr possible with patchy light rain,
mixed precipitation possible at kabe, kttn and krdg. South to
southwest winds under 10 knots. Confidence: average or below.

Monday and Monday night: mainlyVFR. Westerly sustained winds
generally under 10 knots. Confidence: above average.

Tuesday through Wednesday:VFR. An isolated shower cannot be
ruled out Tuesday evening north. Southwest wind gusts around
15-20 knots then shifting to northwest and increasing to around
20-27 knots Wednesday morning. Confidence: above average.

Thursday...VFR. Light wind. Confidence: above average.

Marine
The conditions continue to diminish enough early this evening,
therefore the small craft advisory was expired cancelled south of
little egg inlet, nj and delaware bay. North of little egg inlet,
the advisory continues through 6z Sunday mainly for offshore wind
gusts of 25-30 knots. As a cold front crosses the region overnight,
winds will veer from southwest to north-northwest, then to the north-
east on Sunday (expect southeast on de bay), but winds are not
expected to return to small craft advisory levels late tonight
into Sunday.

Outlook...

Sunday night-Thursday... No headlines anticipated except for
Wednesday morning when a NW flow SCA of 25-30 kt wind gusts is
anticipated. Confidence: above average.

Phi watches warnings advisories
Pa... None.

Nj... None.

De... None.

Md... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 1 am est Sunday for anz450-451.

Synopsis... Drag
near term... Franck gorse
short term... Franck
long term... Drag
aviation... Drag gorse
marine... Drag franck gorse


Weather Reporting Stations
   EDIT       (on/off)   Help   NOTE: Click on distance to see the station location on a map
Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
CMAN4 - 8536110 - Cape May, NJ 5 mi45 min SW 14 G 18 42°F 41°F1020.5 hPa
BRND1 - 8555889 - Brandywine Shoal Light, DE 13 mi45 min SW 21 G 24 42°F 1021 hPa
LWSD1 - 8557380 - Lewes, DE 19 mi45 min SW 7 G 9.9 39°F 40°F1021 hPa
DRSD1 - Delaware Reserve, DE 31 mi105 min SSW 2.9 35°F 1019 hPa24°F
ACYN4 - 8534720 - Atlantic City, NJ 35 mi45 min 41°F 41°F1020.4 hPa
44009 - DELAWARE BAY 26 NM Southeast of Cape May, NJ 37 mi85 min SW 19 G 23 45°F 51°F3 ft1021 hPa (+1.1)29°F
JCRN4 - Jacques Cousteau Reserve, NJ 44 mi45 min SSW 8 37°F 1019 hPa26°F
OCIM2 - 8570283 - Ocean City Inlet, MD 47 mi45 min WSW 6 G 7 40°F 44°F1022.2 hPa

Wind History for Cape May, NJ
(wind in knots)    EDIT      (on/off)   Help
7
PM
8
PM
9
PM
10
PM
11
PM
12
AM
1
AM
2
AM
3
AM
4
AM
5
AM
6
AM
7
AM
8
AM
9
AM
10
AM
11
AM
12
PM
1
PM
2
PM
3
PM
4
PM
5
PM
6
PM
Last
24hr
N6
G10
NW8
G11
NW14
G17
NW15
G21
NW11
G20
NW11
G17
W15
W18
W18
G22
W17
G21
NW15
G20
NW15
G20
W17
W17
W20
W17
G22
W15
SW16
W17
W19
W14
SW16
SW17
SW16
1 day
ago
N10
G14
N11
G15
N9
G13
N8
G12
NE3
N4
G7
N4
G7
NE2
G5
NE5
NE5
G8
NE4
NE4
NE5
NE3
NE5
NE6
NE7
G10
NE5
G8
NE9
G12
NE5
G10
NE4
G8
N7
G11
N11
G18
N7
G13
2 days
ago
W16
G20
W14
G18
W16
SW15
G19
SW13
G18
S8
G12
S11
G14
SW17
G23
SW20
G26
SW20
G26
SW18
G24
SW18
W22
W23
NW19
G26
NW18
G24
NW21
G27
NW22
G29
NW21
G32
NW15
G25
NW19
G28
NW16
G21
N12
G19
N5
G14

Airport Reports
    EDIT      (on/off)   Help   Click EDIT to display multiple airports
AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Wildwood, Cape May County Airport, NJ3 mi20 minSW 910.00 miFair40°F27°F60%1021.5 hPa

Wind History from WWD (wind in knots)
7
PM
8
PM
9
PM
10
PM
11
PM
12
AM
1
AM
2
AM
3
AM
4
AM
5
AM
6
AM
7
AM
8
AM
9
AM
10
AM
11
AM
12
PM
1
PM
2
PM
3
PM
4
PM
5
PM
6
PM
Last 24hrN5NW4NW6NW9NW7
G15
W7W9W7W10
G16
W9W9W11W8W7W8W10
G17
SW13--W12W12
G19
SW10SW10SW9SW11
1 day agoN46N5N4N6N8N7NE6N4N4N5NE4NE6NE6NE5E6NE7NE9E8NE8NE7N6N10N7
2 days ago--SW9W14
G19
SW8
G17
SW10S6S12
G18
S16SW18
G22
SW14
G23
SW13SW11SW12
G17
W11
G17
W13
G18
W12W13
G22
NW12
G20
W16
G23
NW11
G19
NW11
G17
NW10
G18
NW5NW5

Tide / Current Tables for Swain Channel, Taylor Sound, New Jersey
   EDIT   RT Ports Option   Weekend mode (on/off)   (on/off)   Help   One Week of Data
Swain Channel
Click for Map
Sat -- 12:11 AM EST     -0.08 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 05:28 AM EST     Moonrise
Sat -- 06:49 AM EST     4.96 feet High Tide
Sat -- 07:11 AM EST     Sunrise
Sat -- 12:49 PM EST     -0.15 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 03:53 PM EST     Moonset
Sat -- 04:38 PM EST     Sunset
Sat -- 07:09 PM EST     4.13 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
Sorry tide depth graphs only, please select another station.
12am1am2am3am4am5am6am7am8am9am10am11am12pm1pm2pm3pm4pm5pm6pm7pm8pm9pm10pm11pm
-0.10.10.92344.74.94.43.42.210.1-0.10.31.12.133.84.13.9321

Tide / Current Tables for Delaware Bay Entrance, Delaware Current
   EDIT      (on/off)   Help   One Week of Data
Delaware Bay Entrance
Click for Map
Sat -- 02:09 AM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 05:11 AM EST     1.44 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 05:28 AM EST     Moonrise
Sat -- 07:12 AM EST     Sunrise
Sat -- 08:29 AM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 11:55 AM EST     -1.35 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 03:09 PM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 03:54 PM EST     Moonset
Sat -- 04:39 PM EST     Sunset
Sat -- 05:46 PM EST     1.16 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 08:47 PM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
Sorry tide depth graphs only, please select another station.
12am1am2am3am4am5am6am7am8am9am10am11am12pm1pm2pm3pm4pm5pm6pm7pm8pm9pm10pm11pm
-1-0.6-0.10.51.11.41.30.90.3-0.3-0.8-1.2-1.3-1.1-0.7-0.10.611.10.90.5-0.1-0.6-0.9

Weather Map and Satellite Images
       (on/off)   Help
Weather Map
wmap_A
IR Satellite Image from GEOS
east_satellite

GOES Local Image of Mid-Atlantic    EDIT
Geos

Wind Forecast for Philadelphia/Mount Holly, PA (19,4,5,8)
      (on/off)   Help

Ground Weather Radar Station Dover AFB, DE
   (on/off)   Help
weather_mapweather_map weather_map

Ad by Google

Disclaimer:
The information on this web site has not been checked for accuracy. It is for entertainment purposes only and should be independently verified before using for any other reason. There are five sources. 1) Documents and manuals from a variety of sources. These have not been checked for accuracy and in many cases have not even been read by anyone associated with L-36.com. I have no idea of they are useful or accurate, I leave that to the reader. 2) Articles others have written and submitted. If you have questions on these, please contact the author. 3) Articles that represent my personal opinions. These are intended to promote thought and for entertainment. These are not intended to be fact, they are my opinions. 4) Small programs that generate result presented on a web page. Like any computer program, these may and in some cases do have errors. Almost all of these also make simplifying assumptions so they are not totally accurate even if there are no errors. Please verify all results. 5) Weather information is from numerious of sources and is presented automatically. It is not checked for accuracy either by anyone at L-36.com or by the source which is typically the US Government. See the NOAA web site for their disclaimer. Finally, tide and current data on this site is from 2007 and 2008 data bases, which may contain even older data. Changes in harbors due to building or dredging change tides and currents and for that reason many of the locations presented are no longer supported by newer data bases. For example, there is very little tidal current data in newer data bases so current data is likely wrong to some extent. This data is NOT FOR NAVIGATION. See the XTide disclaimer for details. In addition, tide and current are influenced by storms, river flow, and other factors beyond the ability of any predictive program.