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Rio Grande, NJ

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Sunrise 5:39AMSunset 8:13PM Tuesday May 21, 2019 6:32 PM EDT (22:32 UTC) Moonrise 11:04PMMoonset 7:56AM Illumination 91% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 18 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- 615 Pm Edt Tue May 21 2019
Tonight..N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 ft or less.
Wed..N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming se in the afternoon. Waves 2 ft or less.
Wed night..S winds around 10 kt. Waves 2 ft or less.
Thu..S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft or less. A chance of showers and tstms in the afternoon.
Thu night..S winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W after midnight. Gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft or less. A chance of showers and tstms.
Fri..NW winds around 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft or less.
Fri night..N winds around 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming ne after midnight. Waves 2 ft or less.
Sat..E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming se 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Waves 2 ft or less.
Sat night..S winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming sw after midnight. Gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft or less. A chance of showers.
Sun..W winds around 10 kt, diminishing to around 5 kt in the afternoon. Waves 2 ft or less.
Sun night..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft or less. A chance of showers. Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.
ANZ400 615 Pm Edt Tue May 21 2019
Synopsis for the coastal waters from sandy hook nj to fenwick island de and for delaware bay.. High pressure will build into the area tonight and Wednesday bringing dry and pleasant weather. A warm front will pass through the area Wednesday night with a cold front arriving Thursday night into Friday morning. High pressure will again be nearby the area Friday and into Saturday. A cold front will likely cross the region late Saturday into early Sunday potentially stalling just our south towards the start of next week.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Rio Grande, NJ
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Area Discussion for - Philadelphia/Mount Holly, PA
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area forecast discussion
national weather service mount holly nj
345 pm edt Tue may 21 2019

Synopsis
High pressure will build into the area tonight and Wednesday
bringing dry and pleasant weather. A warm front will pass through
the area Wednesday night with a cold front arriving Thursday night
into Friday morning. High pressure will again be nearby the area
Friday and into Saturday. A cold front will likely cross the region
late Saturday into early Sunday potentially stalling just our south
towards the start of next week.

Near term until 6 am Wednesday morning
We have measured at least a trace of rain 16 out of 21 days this
month here at the office. For today... Plenty of blue sky.

The wind today is probably the most noticeable when it comes to
sensible weather. We're not as warm or as humid as yesterday, but
the northwest winds behind last night's cold front have been gusting
to 25 mph all day. All stat guidance and the NAM shut the winds down
after sunset. The GFS is the outlier and keeps the gusts going
into the evening hours.

Surface high pressure will build into the region tonight as the mid-
level ridge builds above it. We will see some cirrus track through
the area, but clouds won't be thick. So with just a thin veil of
cirrus at times and decreasing winds, lows tonight will bottom out
in the 40s and lower 50s most places. Highly urbanized locales could
stay in the mid 50s. No 30s expected, so not concerns with
frost.

Short term 6 am Wednesday morning through 6 pm Wednesday
For tomorrow, the surface high will be centered across the region.

The mid-level ridge axis will still be to our west. So at worst we
are expecting an increase in mid-level clouds during the afternoon.

The northwest winds will be much lighter tomorrow and turn more
southerly southwesterly in the afternoon.

Temperatures will be warmer tomorrow... About 3 to 7 degrees above
today's highs. The normal high for philadelphia is 75... And that's
what we're forecasting.

Only a slight increase in dewpoints are expected tomorrow, so it
will be comfortable.

Long term Wednesday night through Tuesday
Overview...

the forecast philosophy for the long term remains mostly unchanged.

A persistent combination of a western trough and a southeast ridge
continue to dictate the CONUS pattern, with the mid-atlantic sitting
on the northern periphery of the ridge. While there are some
indications this may start to break towards next week, it appears
this general configuration will likely carry us right through the
long weekend and into early next week. The strength of the ridge
will continue to favor near to above normal temperatures, though a
couple of frontal passages and occasional onshore wind components
will provide cooler air at times. As weather systems continue to
regularly track northeast out of the plains (fueling continued
severe weather there), we continue to see opportunities for air mass
changes and associated showers and storms every two or three days.

For the long term, the two potential areas of interest that stick
out for impactful weather are Thursday evening and overnight, as
well as late in the day on Saturday. In both of these cases, a cold
front will be approaching the area, and both times we may have a
threat of strong to severe storms. More details below.

Dailies...

Wednesday night-Thursday... A warm front should push through
Wednesday night. Some showers are likely, and an elevated
thunderstorm is also possible especially in the western half of the
region. These could linger into Thursday morning. Otherwise, most of
the daytime Thursday looks dry with temperatures warming above
average and dew points also increasing significantly in the
afternoon compared to much lower values in the morning.

Thursday evening-night... Currently this looks to be the most active
portion of the forecast period. On the synoptic level, everything
looks about the same as it did yesterday. Low pressure currently
moving northeastward out of the plains will make a hard turn to east
as it nears the western great lakes. It then turns southeast as it
rounds the top of the southeast ridge. Guidance is in good agreement
on the surface low re-strengthening as it makes this turn, which
will be accompanied by strengthening wind fields. All in all, what
appears to develop over the mid-atlantic Thursday evening is a
rather favorable environment for severe weather. The parameters not
in question are wind shear and moisture. 0-6km shear rises near to
above 50 kt during the evening and early overnight hours. SRH also
looks quite impressive including in the lowest levels. For moisture,
pwats look to surge towards 1.6-1.8 inches during the evening hours,
with surface dew points well into the 60s. The main question mark is
instability. To our west, strong instability in excess of 1500j kg
of surface based CAPE is likely to build during the day. As night
falls, a nocturnal inversion will probably start to develop, cutting
off the surface based instability. However, elevated instability is
likely to remain given steep mid-level lapse rates, so thunderstorms
will probably be able to sustain themselves, though the damaging
wind threat could decrease if a strong enough inversion forms. Spc
has placed most of the area in a slight risk for severe weather on
their day 3 outlook. While it's still a little early for specifics,
this period bears close watching.

Friday-Friday night... Behind the front, high pressure will be
firmly in control for what looks like a warm and pleasant day
Friday. Dry weather continues for the overnight.

Saturday-Saturday night... High pressure should allow dry weather to
continue for most of the day Saturday. A warm frontal passage, which
currently looks like a dry front, is likely early on Saturday, which
should set up a warm afternoon away from the coast where a lingering
onshore wind will keep things cooler. By Saturday evening and
overnight, the next cold front will be approaching as the parent low
tracks through ontario. This will bring a renewed threat of showers
and thunderstorms. The threat for strong storms appears lower here
compared to Thursday night, but there could be some threat
especially well away from the cooler coastal areas. SPC day 5
outlook is highlighting our far northwest zones for severe
potential.

Sunday-Sunday night... Sunday still looks to have a good chance to
remain mostly dry, as the front should get just far enough south to
put us in a true post-frontal air mass. It continues to look warm as
well with winds turning offshore out of the west. Mid to upper 80s
are likely in most areas. Still cannot completely rule out the front
stalling a little closer, which would mean an afternoon shower or
storm risk especially in southwestern portions of the region.

Monday-Tuesday... Very low confidence as model timings are
drastically different with the approach of the next frontal system.

Best thinking at the moment is another fairly warm day on Monday
with a late day shower or storm risk as a front approaches. This
would yield drier weather for Tuesday. However, much fine tuning
will need to be done here.

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

Tonight... VFR. Northwest winds diminishing to 5 to 10 knots.

Wednesday... VFR. Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming south or
southwest in the afternoon.

Outlook...

Wednesday night-Thursday night... VFR or MVFR Wednesday night with a
few showers possible. Most of the daytime Thursday should beVFR.

Thunderstorms possible Thursday evening and overnight. Southwesterly
winds shifting to northwesterly Thursday night. Gusts to 20 kt
possible during the day Thursday.

Friday-Friday night... VFR. Northwest wind gusting up to 20 kt,
becoming northeasterly and decreasing Friday night.

Saturday-Saturday night... VFR expected most of the day Saturday.

Showers and thunderstorms possible Saturday evening and overnight.

Winds gradually shifting from east to south on Saturday then south
to west on Saturday night.

Sunday... VFR. Light west-northwest wind.

Marine
Tonight... Sub-sca conditions with northwesterly winds 10 to 15
knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Wednesday... Sub-sca conditions with northwesterly winds 10 to 15
knots, subsiding to 5 to 10 knots and becoming southeast in the
afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

Outlook...

Wednesday night-Sunday... A period of SCA conditions due to
southwesterly winds gusting near to above 25 kt is possible Thursday
afternoon and into the first part of the overnight. Otherwise, winds
and seas are expected to remain below SCA criteria.

Rip currents...

a northwest wind with little to no sea breeze expected should result
in a low risk.

Equipment
The kdix radar is back online. However, it will be in a test phase
through this afternoon. Intermittent outages are possible.

Phi watches warnings advisories
Pa... None.

Nj... None.

De... None.

Md... None.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Kruzdlo
near term... Kruzdlo
short term... Kruzdlo
long term... O'brien
aviation... Kruzdlo o'brien
marine... Kruzdlo o'brien
equipment... Staff


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
CMAN4 - 8536110 - Cape May, NJ 5 mi38 min NW 12 G 18 68°F 67°F1016 hPa
BRND1 - 8555889 - Brandywine Shoal Light, DE 12 mi44 min 1016.8 hPa
LWSD1 - 8557380 - Lewes, DE 20 mi38 min N 14 G 16 66°F 66°F1016.6 hPa
SJSN4 - 8537121 - Ship John Shoal, NJ 33 mi38 min NW 15 G 17 68°F 68°F1016.2 hPa
ACYN4 - 8534720 - Atlantic City, NJ 35 mi38 min 71°F 56°F1015.9 hPa
44009 - DELAWARE BAY 26 NM Southeast of Cape May, NJ 39 mi42 min NW 14 G 18 64°F 62°F3 ft1016 hPa (+0.9)51°F
JCRN4 - Jacques Cousteau Reserve, NJ 43 mi62 min WNW 5.1 70°F 1015 hPa39°F
OCSM2 47 mi152 min 1 ft
OCIM2 - 8570283 - Ocean City Inlet, MD 48 mi38 min N 11 G 14 70°F 70°F1016.9 hPa

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Wildwood, Cape May County Airport, NJ1 mi36 minWNW 11 G 1810.00 miFair69°F46°F44%1016.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Old Turtle Thorofare, RR. bridge, New Jersey
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Tue -- 05:09 AM EDT     -0.25 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 05:41 AM EDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 07:56 AM EDT     Moonset
Tue -- 11:02 AM EDT     4.35 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:11 PM EDT     0.29 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 08:10 PM EDT     Sunset
Tue -- 11:03 PM EDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 11:17 PM EDT     5.14 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Delaware Bay Entrance, Delaware Current
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Delaware Bay Entrance
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Tue -- 12:09 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 03:44 AM EDT     -1.55 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 05:43 AM EDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 06:53 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 07:57 AM EDT     Moonset
Tue -- 09:33 AM EDT     1.33 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 12:34 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 03:51 PM EDT     -1.16 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 06:31 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 08:10 PM EDT     Sunset
Tue -- 09:39 PM EDT     1.55 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 11:03 PM EDT     Moonrise
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