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Marine Weather and Tides
Cape May Court House, NJ

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Sunrise 6:55AMSunset 7:17PM Sunday March 24, 2019 5:21 AM EDT (09:21 UTC) Moonrise 11:34PMMoonset 9:24AM Illumination 88% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 18 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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ANZ431 Delaware Bay Waters South Of East Point Nj To Slaughter Beach De- 336 Am Edt Sun Mar 24 2019
Today..W winds around 10 kt, becoming sw. Waves 2 ft or less.
Tonight..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft or less.
Mon..NW winds around 5 kt, becoming ne in the afternoon. Waves 2 ft or less. A chance of light rain in the afternoon.
Mon night..NE winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft or less, then 3 to 4 ft after midnight. Light rain likely until early morning.
Tue..NE winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 25 kt. Waves 3 to 4 ft.
Tue night..NE winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Waves around 3 ft.
Wed..NE winds around 10 kt. Waves around 3 ft.
Wed night..E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft or less.
Thu..E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft or less.
Thu night..E winds around 5 kt. Waves 2 ft or less.
ANZ400 336 Am Edt Sun Mar 24 2019
Synopsis for the coastal waters from sandy hook nj to fenwick island de and for delaware bay.. High pressure will slide to the south and east of our area today, then a cold front settles across the region tonight into Monday. A weak area of low pressure develops along the front and tracks just south of our region Monday night into Tuesday. High pressure then builds into the region Tuesday and remains in place through Friday. The next cold front arrives later Saturday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Cape May Court House, NJ
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Area Discussion for - Philadelphia/Mount Holly, PA
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Fxus61 kphi 240725
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area forecast discussion
national weather service mount holly nj
325 am edt Sun mar 24 2019

Synopsis
High pressure will slide to the south and east of our area today,
then a cold front settles across the region tonight into Monday. A
weak area of low pressure develops along the front and tracks just
south of our region Monday night into Tuesday. High pressure then
builds into the region Tuesday and remains in place through Friday.

The next cold front arrives later Saturday.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
High pressure located in virginia and the carolinas early this
morning will slide eastward and out to sea today. We are
anticipating a gradual increase in high level clouds from the west.

The wind is forecast to settle into the southwest and it should
increase around 10 mph. The mild southwest flow is expected to bring
afternoon temperatures near 60 degrees in much of our region. The
only exceptions will be along the immediate coast and in the
elevated terrain where readings should not get above the lower and
middle 50s.

Short term 6 pm this evening through 6 am Monday
The area of high pressure will move farther out over the western
north atlantic tonight as a cold front approaches our region from
the northwest.

We are expecting an increase in mid level clouds with some
stratocumulus arriving toward daybreak. Also, there is a minimal
chance of light rain or maybe sprinkles very late tonight, mainly in
areas to the west of a morristown to trenton to dover line.

The wind should become light and variable for tonight with low
temperatures in the 30s along and to the north of the interstate 78
corridor, and in the lower and middle 40s to the south.

Long term Monday through Saturday
Summary... Some light rain later Monday and Monday night across the
southern areas with a weak wave of low pressure; much cooler and
drier Tuesday and Wednesday; turning much warmer Thursday and
especially Friday and Saturday.

Synoptic overview... A large closed low centered east of hudson bay
canada will amplify some across the northeast and mid-atlantic
regions Monday and Tuesday. Meanwhile, a short wave trough in the
upper ohio valley to start Monday is forecast to shear eastward and
exit the mid-atlantic coast Tuesday morning. Cyclonic flow aloft
then prevails into Wednesday before turning more zonal. A sprawling
surface high builds across our area for much of this week before
shifting north and east Friday into Saturday. An upper-level trough
amplifies into the plains late in the week, building a ridge to the
east, however a cold front looks to arrive by late Saturday.

For Monday and Tuesday... As a closed low centered east of hudson bay
amplifies southward some across the northeast and mid-atlantic
regions, a short wave trough on its southwest flank is forecast to
shear eastward. As this occurs, weak surface low pressure tracks
along a frontal zone that settles to our south. A few brief showers
or sprinkles are possible early Monday with the cold front. While a
zone of lift occurs with the weak area of low pressure, the
southward advection of much drier air along with subsidence
associated with high pressure will help to focus an area of light
rain across our southern areas later Monday and Monday night. Looks
like drier air holds from about the philadelphia area northward,
therefore trimmed the pops back quite a bit and focused the highest
pops across DELMARVA and far southern new jersey later Monday and
Monday night. The overall rainfall amounts look to be light, and
this should be assisted by drier low-level air advecting in beneath
the mid level lift. Given the southward shift in the guidance, all
rain should occur across the southern areas.

Any rain across the southern areas should be gone by daybreak
Tuesday as the system moves out to sea. Additional drying and
subsidence despite a northeasterly low-level wind will allow for a
clearing sky from north to south Tuesday. It will be cooler and much
drier Tuesday and the aforementioned northeast wind will keep it
even cooler along the coast.

For Wednesday through Friday... An area of tranquil weather is
situated across our region thanks to surface high pressure. This is
between an eventual trough that ejects out into the plains toward
the end of the week, and low pressure in the western atlantic. The
trough out west eventually will send low pressure northeastward from
the southern plains, however its associated cold front does not
arrive here locally until later Saturday. In the meantime, a warming
trend is expected to take place after a cold start Wednesday
morning. The warming will likely be tempered along the coast as the
surface winds may retain an onshore component. The airmass is
forecast to be rather dry Wednesday into Thursday, however a more
southerly component to the wind especially Friday should allow the
dew points to start increasing. Given the slower eastward
progression of low pressure and its cold front, opted to go dry for
Friday as well.

For Saturday... As a trough shifts east-northeastward from the great
lakes to tennessee valley, a cold front is forecast to arrive in our
area later Saturday. This systems arrival however could be delayed
some more if the trough well to our west is slower and or amplifies
even more. Southerly flow across the area along with low-level warm
air advection will allow for temperatures to near 70 degrees for
many inland areas. Clouds will increase especially late with a
slight chance of showers across the western areas.

Aviation 08z Sunday through Thursday
The following discussion is for kphl, kpne, kttn, kabe, krdg, kilg,
kmiv, kacy and surrounding areas.

Today...VFR. Increasing high clouds. Southwest wind increasing to 8
to 12 knots with gusts of 15 to 20 knots.

Tonight...VFR. Increasing clouds. Variable wind 6 knots or less.

Outlook...

Monday...VFR ceilings, however a period of MVFR possible with light
rain mainly near and south of ilg to miv. Any rain ends by late
Monday night. North to northeast winds 10 knots or less.

Tuesday through Thursday...VFR. Northeast winds around 10 knots on
Tuesday (gusts up to 20 knots possible especially at acy), becoming
east to southeast 10 knots or less Wednesday into Thursday.

Marine
High pressure is forecast to continue influencing the coastal waters
of new jersey and delaware for today and tonight. A west wind 10 to
15 knots this morning should become southwest for this afternoon
into tonight. Waves on our ocean waters are expected to be around 2
to 3 feet.

Outlook...

Monday and Tuesday... Small craft advisory probable. Northeasterly
winds increase later Monday night and Tuesday morning with gusts up
to 30 knots (especially on the atlantic coastal waters to perhaps
lower delaware bay), then winds should diminish some from north to
south later Tuesday. Seas will also build due to the increased
northeast flow.

Wednesday and Thursday... The winds are anticipated to be below small
craft advisory criteria. Seas however, mainly across the central and
southern atlantic coastal waters, may linger near 5 feet for
awhile.

Phi watches warnings advisories
Pa... None.

Nj... None.

De... None.

Md... None.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Gorse
near term... Iovino
short term... Iovino
long term... Gorse
aviation... Gorse iovino
marine... Gorse iovino


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
CMAN4 - 8536110 - Cape May, NJ 12 mi34 min 44°F 44°F1023.8 hPa
BRND1 - 8555889 - Brandywine Shoal Light, DE 15 mi34 min 1024.5 hPa
LWSD1 - 8557380 - Lewes, DE 27 mi40 min 42°F 44°F1024.6 hPa
DRSD1 - Delaware Reserve, DE 29 mi112 min WNW 1 35°F 1024 hPa23°F
SJSN4 - 8537121 - Ship John Shoal, NJ 29 mi34 min 41°F 45°F1023.7 hPa
ACYN4 - 8534720 - Atlantic City, NJ 30 mi40 min 39°F 43°F1023.7 hPa
JCRN4 - Jacques Cousteau Reserve, NJ 36 mi52 min WSW 5.1 37°F 1022 hPa17°F
RDYD1 - 8551910 - Reedy Point, DE 47 mi40 min 1023.1 hPa
44009 - DELAWARE BAY 26 NM Southeast of Cape May, NJ 48 mi32 min 43°F1 ft1024.9 hPa (+0.8)
DELD1 - 8551762 - Delaware City, DE 48 mi34 min 39°F 42°F1023.6 hPa

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Airport Reports
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Wildwood, Cape May County Airport, NJ8 mi27 minW 510.00 miFair41°F28°F60%1024.7 hPa
Millville, Millville Municipal Airport, NJ19 mi28 minN 010.00 miFair24°F21°F88%1023.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Bidwell Creek entrance, Delaware Bay, New Jersey
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Sun -- 06:34 AM EDT     -0.72 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 06:57 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 09:24 AM EDT     Moonset
Sun -- 12:21 PM EDT     6.13 feet High Tide
Sun -- 06:47 PM EDT     -0.42 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 07:15 PM EDT     Sunset
Sun -- 11:33 PM EDT     Moonrise
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Tide / Current Tables for Riggins Ditch, 0.5 n.mi. above entrance, Delaware Bay, New Jersey
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Sun -- 12:09 AM EDT     6.26 feet High Tide
Sun -- 06:57 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 07:18 AM EDT     -0.65 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 09:24 AM EDT     Moonset
Sun -- 12:35 PM EDT     5.47 feet High Tide
Sun -- 07:15 PM EDT     Sunset
Sun -- 07:31 PM EDT     -0.38 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 11:33 PM EDT     Moonrise
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