Friday, October20, 2017

Marine Weather and Tides
Naval Academy, MD

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Sunrise 7:20AMSunset 6:20PM Friday October 20, 2017 2:03 PM EDT (18:03 UTC) Moonrise 6:57AMMoonset 6:13PM Illumination 0% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 0 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- 133 Pm Edt Fri Oct 20 2017
This afternoon..N winds 10 kt. Waves 2 ft.
Tonight..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Sat..E winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Sat night..SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Sun..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Sun night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Mon..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers in the evening. Showers likely after midnight.
Tue..S winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming sw 10 to 15 kt in the evening, then becoming W 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Waves 2 to 3 ft... Subsiding to 1 ft. Showers.
ANZ500 133 Pm Edt Fri Oct 20 2017
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. High pressure will remain near the region through the weekend. A low pressure system will then affect the region early next week. A small craft advisory is likely for portions of the waters Monday through Tuesday. Gales are also possible for portions of the waters on Tuesday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Naval Academy, MD
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Area Discussion for - Baltimore, MD/Washington
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area forecast discussion... Updated
national weather service baltimore md washington dc
1015 am edt Fri oct 20 2017

High pressure will remain across the mid atlantic through this
weekend. A low pressure system will affect the region early
next week.

Near term through tonight
Tranquil weather under high pressure sfc and aloft. Maxt will be
in the mid 70s under light NW winds.

Tonight, high pressure builds overhead once again, so we should
have a decent inversion and a bit more potential for patchy
fog. Otherwise, mostly clear and cool with lows mostly in the

Short term Saturday through Sunday night
High pressure will slowly shift east off the coast Saturday and
remain there Sunday. Winds will gradually become southerly and
temps aloft will warm a bit, but otherwise, mostly sunny skies
and light winds should prevail, as we generally remain under the
light gradient close to the center of the high. High clouds
will likely increase Sunday, and by Sunday night, the next
system may bring enough moisture and lift to spark a shower in
the mountains late at night, but that's about it though the
short term. Highs will be in the 70s, with Sunday probably just
slightly warmer than Saturday, and lows in the 40s Saturday
night, rising to the 50s Sunday night as the clouds and
southerly flow ahead of the next front keep it mild and better
mixed. Patchy fog will be a concern late at night and early in
the morning hours, probably more so Saturday night Sunday
morning than Sunday night.

Long term Monday through Thursday
Main story of the long term period is a powerful upper
trough front.

Phasing between northern and southern streams seems imminent
given amplification of flow upstream and blocking downstream.

The juxtaposition of the right-entrance region of the upper-jet,
strong mid-level vorticity advection and frontogenesis in the
low levels would suggest high probability for widespread and
potentially heavy precipitation. Given antecedent drier-than-
normal conditions and progressive (quick moving) nature of the
system, widespread flooding seems unlikely. The rain should
instead prove beneficial. Ensemble mean QPF is around 1-1.25",
mainly focused in 00z Tuesday through 12z Wednesday.

The tight gradient between deep troughing to the west and
ridging to the east is expected to result in a stribg southerly
low-level jet (marked by 50 knot 925 mb flow). This may result
in gusty winds reaching the surface, particularly with any
heavier showers or embedded convective elements. Timing and
strength differences are still evident amongst the latest
deterministic ensemble guidance, but gusty winds and heavy
downpours seem most likely sometime in the Tuesday morning
through Tuesday evening timeframe.

Cooler temperatures and the potential for showers are expected
during the middle of next week in the wake of the surface front
as upper troughing stalls overhead. Some ensembles hint at
coastal low development late next week, but historically it
becomes difficult to see substantial impacts from such a system
once the surface front has already rolled through.

Aviation 14z Friday through Tuesday
Vfr through Sunday night all terminals with light winds under
high pressure.

Sub-vfr possible Mon am (fog low cigs), then again late mon
night with lower CIGS developing showers ahead of an approaching
cold front. Llws possible by Tuesday with strong flow (40-45
kts) around 2kft. Models differ on timing but agree on overall
setup. Widespread restrictions likely Tuesday with showers (some
heavy) expected. Gusty surface winds possible.

Winds should generally stay below SCA criteria under high
pressure through Sunday night. There is a small risk of
southerly channeling Sunday night as the next front approaches,
but right now think odds are pretty low as low level jet stays
pretty weak.

Sca likely Monday as high pressure departs and southerly flow
develops. High end SCA seems likely Tuesday with strong
southerly llj. Gales possible as well, especially in heavier
convective elements ahead of an approaching cold front.

Tides coastal flooding
Tidal anomalies will increase early next week as southerly flow
develops. Chances for minor tidal flooding increase as
southerly flow strengthens ahead of an approaching cold front
Monday night into Tuesday.

Lwx watches warnings advisories
Dc... None.

Md... None.

Va... None.

Wv... None.

Marine... None.

Update... Lfr
synopsis... Rcm
near term... Rcm
short term... Rcm
long term... Dfh
aviation... Rcm dfh
marine... Rcm dfh
tides coastal flooding... Dfh

Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
APAM2 - 8575512 - Annapolis, MD 1 mi63 min 71°F 1022.8 hPa (-0.6)
44063 - Annapolis 2 mi33 min E 3.9 G 7.8 69°F 1022.1 hPa
CPVM2 4 mi63 min 69°F 54°F
TPLM2 - Thomas Point, MD 7 mi63 min NE 5.1 G 6 69°F 68°F
44043 - Patapsco, MD 12 mi33 min NNW 3.9 G 5.8 69°F 1024 hPa
FSKM2 - 8574728 - Francis Scott Key Bridge, MD 16 mi63 min NW 8.9 G 9.9 70°F 1023.3 hPa (-0.5)
BSLM2 - Chesapeake Bay, MD 19 mi153 min WNW 5.1 67°F 1024 hPa50°F
BLTM2 - 8574680 - Baltimore, MD 20 mi63 min NNE 5.1 G 9.9 72°F 71°F1023 hPa (-0.5)
TCBM2 - 8573364 - Tolchester Beach, MD 20 mi63 min N 4.1 G 5.1 68°F 65°F1023.6 hPa (-0.4)
WASD2 - 8594900 - Washington, DC 30 mi63 min NW 6 G 9.9 72°F 67°F1023.7 hPa (-0.7)
44062 - Gooses Reef, MD 30 mi33 min NNE 9.7 G 12 69°F 1027.5 hPa
CA2 - 8571892 - Cambridge, MD 36 mi63 min 73°F 67°F1024 hPa (-0.4)
COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD 41 mi63 min NNE 11 G 13 68°F 1024 hPa (-0.4)
44057 - Susquehanna, MD 43 mi33 min NNW 12 G 14 71°F 1022.6 hPa
SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD 46 mi63 min NNW 7 G 8.9 71°F 69°F1022.7 hPa (-0.8)

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, MD1 mi69 minNW 510.00 miFair74°F53°F48%1023.6 hPa
Bay Bridge Field, MD7 mi83 minN 610.00 miFair72°F53°F53%1023.7 hPa
Fort Meade / Tipton, MD17 mi78 minWNW 510.00 miFair72°F48°F44%1024.7 hPa
Baltimore, Baltimore-Washington International Airport, MD17 mi69 minWNW 610.00 miPartly Cloudy73°F46°F40%1023.4 hPa
Baltimore, Inner Harbor, MD21 mi69 minno data mi73°F46°F38%1023.6 hPa
Baltimore / Martin, MD24 mi78 minNW 710.00 miA Few Clouds73°F51°F47%1024 hPa
College Park Airport, MD24 mi78 minN 610.00 miPartly Cloudy71°F48°F44%1023.7 hPa
Camp Springs / Andrews Air Force Base, MD24 mi67 minNW 9 G 1710.00 miFair73°F46°F40%1024.3 hPa

Wind History from BWI (wind in knots)
Last 24hrW5S4SW4SW4S4SW3SW3SW3W3W3W5CalmCalmW4W6W5W6W5W6W6NW9NW6NW64
1 day agoS4S6SW4S3SW3S3CalmCalmW3CalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmSW4S6SW7SW66
2 days agoN5CalmCalmS3S5S4CalmCalmW3SW3CalmCalmCalmCalmCalmSW3CalmSW3W5W4SW3SW4S53

Tide / Current Tables for Annapolis (US Naval Academy), Severn River, Maryland
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Annapolis (US Naval Academy)
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Fri -- 12:12 AM EDT     0.42 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 06:03 AM EDT     1.31 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:20 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:57 AM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 12:13 PM EDT     0.23 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 06:19 PM EDT     Sunset
Fri -- 06:45 PM EDT     1.55 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:13 PM EDT     Moonset
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Tide / Current Tables for Baltimore Harbor Approach, Maryland Current
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Baltimore Harbor Approach
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Fri -- 12:16 AM EDT     -1.02 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 03:37 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 06:21 AM EDT     0.71 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 07:20 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:56 AM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 09:11 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 12:11 PM EDT     -0.78 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 03:01 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 06:19 PM EDT     Sunset
Fri -- 06:28 PM EDT     1.10 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 07:13 PM EDT     Moonset
Fri -- 09:48 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
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Wind Forecast for Baltimore, MD/Washington (14,3,4,5)
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