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Naval Academy, MD

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Sunrise 6:12AMSunset 7:54PM Wednesday April 25, 2018 2:04 PM EDT (18:04 UTC) Moonrise 2:23PMMoonset 3:05AM Illumination 79% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 10 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- 134 Pm Edt Wed Apr 25 2018
.small craft advisory in effect from 9 pm edt this evening through Thursday morning...
This afternoon..N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of rain and drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Tonight..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the late evening and overnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Thu..NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt... Becoming W 5 kt late. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Thu night..S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Rain.
Fri..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain.
Fri night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
Sat..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
Sun..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
ANZ500 134 Pm Edt Wed Apr 25 2018
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. Low pressure will pass through the waters today. High pressure will approach the waters tonight before settling overhead Thursday. Low pressure will approach the waters Thursday night before passing through Friday. A cold front will pass through Saturday and high pressure will return for early next week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Naval Academy, MD
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Area Discussion for - Baltimore, MD/Washington
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Fxus61 klwx 251428 aaa
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area forecast discussion... Updated
national weather service baltimore md washington dc
1028 am edt Wed apr 25 2018

Synopsis
Low pressure will pass by just to east today and high pressure
will return for tonight into Thursday. Low pressure will
approach the area Thursday night before passing through the area
Friday. A cold front will pass through Saturday and high
pressure will return for early next week.

Near term through tonight
Low clouds remain stubborn this morning beneath an inversion.

Given weak sfc flow, overcast skies will remain in place all
day with CIGS lifting slowly to 035-040 by day's end. Isold-sct
showers will remain possible through the day in weak sfc
confluent flow this morning and then with passage of upper level
trof.

Previous afd...

a northwest flow will gradually develop later this morning
through this afternoon as the low passes by to our east.

However, advection will be weak so drier conditions will be slow
to take place. Having that been said... Low clouds should
gradually dissipate but a mostly cloudy to cloudy sky will
remain in place this afternoon as the upper-level trough axis
continues to swing through the area. Isolated to scattered
showers are expected during this time, but it will not be a
washout. Coverage may be a bit more widespread across southern
maryland and for locations near the bay... Closer to the surface
low and upper-level low that is associated with the surface low.

Max temps should top off in the 60s for most locations.

The low will continue to move away from the area tonight and it
will strengthen just a bit. This will cause the northwest flow
to strengthen a bit and dry advection will be more pronounced.

Therefore, any leftover showers should dissipate this evening
and skies will clear out as well. Cool conditions are expected
overnight with min temps in the 40s for most places north and
west of interstate 95 and lower to middle 50s south and east of
i-95.

Short term Thursday through Friday night
High pressure will build overhead for Thursday and it will
remain dry and seasonable. High clouds may build later in the
day ahead of the next area of low pressure.

That low pressure is expected to approach the area Thursday
night before passing through Friday. Guidance has come into
better agreement with the details of this system, but some
uncertainty does remain. As of now, it looks like this system
will dip into some southern stream moisture and it will be
strong enough to bring the likelihood for a period of rain
overnight Thursday into Friday. The low will move off to the
northeast later Friday, but the upper-level trough axis
associated with the low will be passing through, so a few
showers may persist Friday afternoon as well. Drier conditions
are likely Friday night as any showers dissipate due to the loss
of daytime heating and a westerly flow.

Long term Saturday through Tuesday
An upper level disturbance will move from the eastern great
lakes to the northeast u.S. Saturday. An associated surface
cold front will drag across our region Saturday and then to our
southeast Saturday night. A moisture-starved cold front may only
squeeze out a shower or two in parts of out region.

Temperatures will be seasonable.

High pressure will build in behind the cold front Sunday and linger
through the middle of next week. Sunday's highs could be 10 degrees
cooler than Saturday's high temperatures. Temperatures will modify
on Monday, possibly reaching the upper 60s. Then, much of the region
could encounter lower to middle 70s Tuesday with high pressure
lingering over the mid-atlantic.

Aviation 15z Wednesday through Sunday
A very slow improvement to CIGS vsbys expected today with
conditions becomingVFR by day's end.

High pressure will build over the terminals tonight through
Thursday. There may be a period of northwest wind gusts around
15 to 20 knots tonight into Thursday ahead of the building high.

Low pressure will approach the terminals Thursday night before
passing through Friday. Rain and subvfr conditions are likely
with the passage of this system. Drier conditions are expected
Friday night, but patchy fog is possible.

Vfr conditions at all terminals Saturday through Sunday night. A
brief period of MVFR cannot be ruled out in any passing showers
on Saturday. Winds Saturday northwest 5 to 10 knots Saturday
and Saturday night. Winds northwest 10 knots Sunday, diminishing
Sunday night.

Marine
Low pressure will pass by to the east today and the gradient
will be relatively weak close to the low. Therefore, winds are
expected to remain below SCA criteria. High pressure will build
toward the waters tonight before settling overhead Thursday. A
pressure surge will cause northwest winds to increase. A small
craft advisory is in effect for the bay and lower tidal potomac
river. The SCA may need to be expanded to include the upper and
middle potomac river as well, but confidence was too low at this
time given the unfavorable timing of the pressure surge. For
now, gusts have been capped around 15 knots across these areas.

Low pressure will approach the waters Thursday night before
passing through Friday. Winds may approach SCA criteria for
portions of the waters, but confidence is low at this time due
to uncertainly as to exactly how strong the low will be. Light
winds are expected Friday night.

No marine hazards expected Saturday through Sunday night. Winds
northwest around 10 knots Saturday and Saturday night. Winds
northwest 10 to 15 knots Sunday and Sunday night.

Tides coastal flooding
Water levels running about a 1 to 1.5 feet above astronomical
normals this morning. The winds over the waters have diminished,
but anomalies should not change too much from where they are
now through the morning tide cycle. Will continue with the
coastal flood advisory for st marys county through the high tide
cycle this morning.

A northwest flow will develop later today but it will be light.

This may cause anomalies to drop just a bit this afternoon, but
confidence is low. If anomalies do not drop too much, then minor
flooding for sensitive areas is possible. The northwest flow
will strengthen tonight and this should cause anomalies to drop
more significantly.

Lwx watches warnings advisories
Dc... None.

Md... Coastal flood advisory until 2 pm edt this afternoon for
mdz017.

Va... None.

Wv... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory from 9 pm this evening to 11 am edt
Thursday for anz530>534-537>543.

Synopsis... Bjl
near term... Lfr
short term... Bjl
long term... Klw
aviation... Bjl klw
marine... Bjl klw
tides coastal flooding... Bjl


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
APAM2 - 8575512 - Annapolis, MD 1 mi47 min 62°F 1005.5 hPa
CPVM2 4 mi47 min 56°F 56°F
TPLM2 - Thomas Point, MD 7 mi65 min NNE 8 G 8.9 57°F 53°F1007.1 hPa (-1.5)57°F
FSNM2 16 mi53 min ENE 4.1 G 5.1 59°F 1006.1 hPa
FSKM2 - 8574728 - Francis Scott Key Bridge, MD 16 mi47 min ENE 2.9 G 4.1 60°F 1006.2 hPa
BSLM2 - Chesapeake Bay, MD 19 mi155 min NNE 1.9 54°F 1007 hPa53°F
TCBM2 - 8573364 - Tolchester Beach, MD 20 mi47 min NNE 8.9 G 9.9 57°F 54°F1006.2 hPa
BLTM2 - 8574680 - Baltimore, MD 20 mi47 min SSW 1.9 G 2.9 62°F 56°F1005.8 hPa
44062 - Gooses Reef, MD 30 mi35 min N 9.7 G 12 55°F 1006.7 hPa
WASD2 - 8594900 - Washington, DC 30 mi47 min NNW 5.1 G 9.9 61°F 56°F1006.5 hPa
CA2 - 8571892 - Cambridge, MD 36 mi47 min 67°F 55°F1006.4 hPa
COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD 41 mi47 min N 12 G 12 55°F 1006.3 hPa
SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD 46 mi47 min WSW 2.9 G 5.1 58°F 54°F1005.4 hPa

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Annapolis, United States Naval Academy, MD1 mi71 minNNW 710.00 miOvercast63°F57°F81%1006.3 hPa
Bay Bridge Field, MD7 mi70 minNNW 74.00 miFog/Mist59°F57°F94%1006.4 hPa
Fort Meade / Tipton, MD17 mi68 minN 05.00 miOvercast61°F57°F88%1007.4 hPa
Baltimore, Baltimore-Washington International Airport, MD17 mi71 minN 510.00 miOvercast62°F59°F90%1006.2 hPa
Baltimore, Inner Harbor, MD21 mi71 minno data mi63°F59°F87%1006.9 hPa
Baltimore / Martin, MD24 mi80 minENE 37.00 miOvercast63°F62°F100%1007.1 hPa
College Park Airport, MD24 mi68 minN 05.00 miOvercast60°F57°F90%1006.8 hPa
Camp Springs / Andrews Air Force Base, MD24 mi69 minNNW 810.00 miOvercast61°F61°F100%1006.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Annapolis (US Naval Academy), Severn River, Maryland
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Annapolis (US Naval Academy)
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Wed -- 02:09 AM EDT     1.21 feet High Tide
Wed -- 04:05 AM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 06:15 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 08:17 AM EDT     0.29 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 02:38 PM EDT     1.31 feet High Tide
Wed -- 03:23 PM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 07:52 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 08:51 PM EDT     0.28 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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11.11.21.210.80.60.40.30.30.50.70.91.11.31.31.210.80.50.30.30.40.6

Tide / Current Tables for Baltimore Harbor Approach, Maryland Current
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Baltimore Harbor Approach
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Wed -- 02:09 AM EDT     0.74 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 04:04 AM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 05:16 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 06:14 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 08:14 AM EDT     -0.68 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 11:11 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 02:22 PM EDT     0.79 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 03:22 PM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 05:26 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 07:52 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 08:41 PM EDT     -0.88 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 11:52 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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