Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 5:52AM||Sunset 8:17PM||Wednesday July 26, 2017 12:34 AM EDT (04:34 UTC)||Moonrise 9:27AM||Moonset 10:33PM||Illumination 7%|
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|ANZ453 Coastal Waters From Little Egg Inlet To Great Egg Inlet Nj Out 20 Nm- Coastal Waters From Great Egg Inlet To Cape May Nj Out 20 Nm- 948 Pm Edt Tue Jul 25 2017 |
Overnight..NE winds around 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Mainly in S swell with a dominant period of 7 seconds. A slight chance of showers late this evening.
Wed..E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 3 ft. Mainly in E swell with a dominant period of 6 seconds.
Wed night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft until early morning, then 2 ft or less. Mainly in E swell with a dominant period of 7 seconds.
Thu..S winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Waves 2 ft or less, then around 3 ft late. Mainly in E swell with a dominant period of 6 seconds.
Thu night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers and tstms in the evening, then showers likely with a chance of tstms after midnight.
Fri..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 3 ft. Showers likely with a chance of tstms.
Fri night..W winds around 5 kt, becoming N 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Waves 2 ft or less, then around 3 ft after midnight. A chance of showers and tstms.
Sat..NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft, building to 5 to 8 ft in the afternoon. A chance of showers.
Sat night..NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft, subsiding to 4 to 7 ft after midnight.
Sun..NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Sun night..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
|ANZ400 948 Pm Edt Tue Jul 25 2017 |
Synopsis for the coastal waters from sandy hook nj to fenwick island de and for delaware bay.. High pressure centered over the great lakes will track east and move overhead on Wednesday before drifting offshore on Thursday. Low pressure developing over the great lakes and ohio valley will push a warm front towards the region Thursday night. That low slowly moves across the northeast through the end of the week. High pressure eventually builds in from the west for the weekend and moves offshore early next week.
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area forecast discussion
national weather service mount holly nj
947 pm edt Tue jul 25 2017
High pressure centered over the great lakes will track east and
move overhead on Wednesday before drifting offshore on
Thursday. Low pressure developing over the great lakes and ohio
valley will push a warm front towards the region Thursday night.
That low slowly moves across the northeast through the end of
the week. High pressure eventually builds in from the west for
the weekend and moves offshore early next week.
Near term until 6 am Wednesday morning
The forecast from the day shifts looks pretty well track so no
big changes were made. There are a few showers still drifting
over the area but the coverage is decreasing and high-res model
guidance indicate they show dissipate overnight. Pops for the
overnight period were reduced to remove the slight chance attm.
Surface high pressure is gradually building into the area but
low level clouds and moisture are trapped beneath an inversion
and are expected to persist through the night. Current temps and
winds are on track with the forecast.
Previous discussion below...
high pressure is centered over the great lakes and will
continue its journey to the northeast tonight, moving over over
our area by early Wednesday morning.
Flow around the high will keep us in a more north and east flow
regime. Winds will generally become light overnight and any
directional component will favor the east. With easterly flow
enmeshed over the area, we will see more clouds through the
overnight period. Additionally, moisture trapped below the
inversion will allow for some light showers drizzle and some fog
Overall, it will remain cool tonight with lows in the mid to
upper 50s over the poconos and northern new jersey and low to
mid 60s the lehigh valley, delaware valley, central southern new
jersey and delmarva.
Short term 6 am Wednesday morning through 6 pm Wednesday
The high will slide across the region on Wednesday. As the high
shifts overhead, winds should become more southerly through the
day. Skies will remain pretty cloudy at the start of the day as
the marine layer wins out. However, we should start to see some
clearing out later in the morning and some Sun will be present
in the region.
Temperatures will remain on the cool side and in the 70s. A few
locations may break out, especially across the southern and
western areas and some lower 80s will be possible there.
Long term Wednesday night through Tuesday
Overview... Unsettled weather on tap for most of the late week
period as intensifying low pressure slowly works across the
region. High pressure returns for the new week.
High pressure continues to drift offshore Wednesday night.
Behind the departing high, a warm front lifts north through the
region, and a warmer and more humid airmass will spread to the
north and east. Highs on Thursday will climb into the low to mid
80s, and surface dewpoints begin to creep back up into the
upper 60s and low 70s.
Upper trough with several strong shortwaves then approaches
ahead of a developing system upstream. That trough should be
enough to trigger some late afternoon and evening showers and
From here, there is considerable uncertainty among the models.
Low pressure develops over the great lakes and deepens over the
ohio valley. This pushes another warm front into the region
Thursday night, and then strong s-sw flow develops along much of
the east coast. Low level moisture increases throughout the
region, and pwats increase to over 2". The main problem is that
the placement of the low varies among the models. The GFS keeps
the low well south of the region Friday, and then that low
passes through the DELMARVA and moves offshore Friday night
through Saturday morning. The NAM is a bit quicker and a bit
farther north, bringing a slug of heavy precip across much of nj
Friday before a secondary low develops and slides across the
delmarva Friday night. It is key to note that the final frame of
the 12z NAM is 00z Saturday, and the secondary low is right
over de bay at that time. The 12z cmc-gdps is similar to the nam
in that it brings one low across the region during the day
Friday with a slug of heavy rain, and then a secondary low sits
over the region Friday night through Saturday, finally departing
Saturday night. The ECMWF also features a round of precip
Friday as one low passes through the region, followed by a
secondary low with more precip Friday night and into Saturday.
Given the uncertainty, will follow closely to the superblend
guidance, as well as wpc long range guidance. This means likely
pops Thursday night and Friday, and then chance pops Friday
night and Saturday. Will continue to mention a chance for
thunderstorms, as well as heavy rain.
There is the potential for some 2-4 inches of rain, which, in
and of itself, could pose flooding problems. But given the mount
of rain that fell over the last couple of days, it is important
to follow this system, as additional flooding problems may occur|
during the late week period.
Important to note the NAM showing a strong llj, generally on
the order of 40-50 kt, that does not show up on the gfs.
Wpc day 3 outlook (12z Thursday to 12z Friday) has most of the
delaware valley and the DELMARVA in a slight risk for excessive
rainfall, and SPC day 3 outlook (12z Thursday to 12z Friday) has
the whole CWA under a slight risk for severe weather.
Once this system departs, high pressure builds in from the west
by Sunday, and gradually moves offshore through Tuesday.
Temperatures will be near to just below normal with relatively
comfortable humidity levels.
Aviation 02z Wednesday through Sunday
The following discussion is for kphl, kpne, kttn, kabe, krdg,
kilg, kmiv, kacy and surrounding areas.
Vfr conditions will deteriorate later this evening and
overnight as light onshore flow continues to stream low level
moisture in the region. Widespread MVFR conditions are expected
overnight in a mix of low clouds and possibly some fog. Isolated
showers are possible through this evening.
Conditions will improve through Wednesday morning becomingVFR
everywhere between 13z-16z. The winds will pick up out of the
east before become more south to southeast through the day.
Wednesday night... Potential for MVFR or lower cigs.
Thursday... Potential for MVFR or ifr CIGS in shra tsra, mainly
in the afternoon and evening.
Thursday night through Friday night... Ifr or lower conditions in
moderate to heavy rain. Chance for tsra as well.
Saturday... Lingering sub-vfr conditions possible through the day
Saturday night... Improving conditions.
Relatively quiet conditions are expected to continue on the
area waters through Wednesday. Seas are around 3 to 4 feet on
the ocean with winds around 10 to 15 knots. Winds will lighten
up overnight and again be around 10 to 15 knots on Wednesday.
Wednesday night... Sub-sca conditions.
Thursday through Friday night... Generally sub-sca conditions
with gusts to 20 kt likely. Heavy rain with vsby restrictions
Saturday... SCA conditions possible as low pressure works its way
across the waters.
Sunday... Improving conditions on the waters.
a moderate risk for the formation of dangerous rip currents is
expected for the new jersey beaches in atlantic, ocean and
monmouth counties owing to an underlying longer period swell and
a relatively strong northeast wind (15-20 mph). Farther south
along the coast, where the winds will be lighter and backed out
of the north or northwest, the risk is lower.
Tides coastal flooding
Astronomical tides will continue to decrease as we get further
from the new moon. However, onshore flow continues. Therefore,
minor tidal flooding is expected along the new jersey shore and
delaware beaches and the nearby back bays. It is much less
certain if minor flooding will occur along the shores of the
upper delaware bay and the tidal delaware river. For these
locations the wind direction is not favorable for minor tidal
flooding and unlike the last few days, there won't be any heavy
rain exacerbating already high tides. Therefore, will hold off
on an advisory for the tidal delware river, but will watch tidal
levels along the lower bay very closely this evening.
Phi watches warnings advisories
Nj... Coastal flood advisory until 2 am edt Wednesday for njz012>014-
De... Coastal flood advisory until 2 am edt Wednesday for dez003-004.
near term... Amc meola
short term... Meola
long term... Mps
aviation... Amc meola mps
marine... Meola mps
tides coastal flooding...
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|CMAN4 - 8536110 - Cape May, NJ||15 mi||46 min||E 4.1 G 7||71°F||76°F||1021.6 hPa|
|BRND1 - 8555889 - Brandywine Shoal Light, DE||22 mi||46 min||E 8.9 G 9.9|
|ACYN4 - 8534720 - Atlantic City, NJ||24 mi||46 min||70°F||76°F||1022.8 hPa|
|LWSD1 - 8557380 - Lewes, DE||30 mi||46 min||E 7 G 8||73°F||77°F||1021.8 hPa|
|JCRN4 - Jacques Cousteau Reserve, NJ||33 mi||64 min||NE 7||69°F||1023 hPa||63°F|
|SJSN4 - 8537121 - Ship John Shoal, NJ||36 mi||46 min||E 8 G 9.9||70°F||82°F||1021.9 hPa|
|DRSD1 - Delaware Reserve, DE||37 mi||64 min||NW 1.9||69°F||1022 hPa||69°F|
|44009 - DELAWARE BAY 26 NM Southeast of Cape May, NJ||45 mi||44 min||NE 9.7 G 12||74°F||75°F||4 ft||1022.2 hPa (+1.2)||66°F|
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|Wildwood, Cape May County Airport, NJ||11 mi||39 min||E 7||10.00 mi||Overcast||72°F||64°F||76%||1022.6 hPa|
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Wed -- 05:19 AM EDT -0.42 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 05:54 AM EDT Sunrise
Wed -- 09:26 AM EDT Moonrise
Wed -- 11:19 AM EDT 4.30 feet High Tide
Wed -- 05:25 PM EDT -0.07 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 08:16 PM EDT Sunset
Wed -- 10:32 PM EDT Moonset
Wed -- 11:32 PM EDT 4.83 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wed -- 01:04 AM EDT 6.50 feet High Tide
Wed -- 05:54 AM EDT Sunrise
Wed -- 07:06 AM EDT -0.48 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 09:27 AM EDT Moonrise
Wed -- 01:35 PM EDT 5.45 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:13 PM EDT -0.21 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 08:16 PM EDT Sunset
Wed -- 10:33 PM EDT Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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