Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:23AM||Sunset 7:56PM||Saturday August 19, 2017 1:42 AM EDT (05:42 UTC)||Moonrise 2:53AM||Moonset 5:30PM||Illumination 10%|
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|ANZ538 Patapsco River Including Baltimore Harbor- 131 Am Edt Sat Aug 19 2017 |
Overnight..W winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Isolated showers.
Sat..W winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Sat night..N winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
Sun..NW winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
Sun night..SE winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
Mon..S winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
Mon night..S winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
Tue..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. A chance of showers and tstms.
Wed..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers and tstms. Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.
|ANZ500 131 Am Edt Sat Aug 19 2017 |
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. A cold will cross the waters tonight. A pressure trough will remain nearby for Saturday and Sunday while high pressure positions itself just to our north and west. The high will move offshore early next week. Small craft advisories may be needed Monday night and Tuesday.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Brooklyn Park CDP, MDHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Baltimore, MD/Washington  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
|Fxus61 klwx 190133|
area forecast discussion
national weather service baltimore md washington dc
933 pm edt Fri aug 18 2017
A cold front will cross the region tonight. Surface high
pressure will build in Saturday, but an upper level disturbance
will cross the region Saturday night. A warm front will advance
back north across the region early next week, followed by a
strong cold front in the middle of the week.
Near term until 6 am Saturday morning
Heat advisory, severe thunderstorm watch, and flash flood watch
have all been cancelled. The line of thunderstorms that
developed along a prefrontal trough and ahead of a shortwave
trough aloft is now moving into southeast virginia and the
The surface cold front is now moving into western maryland and
the eastern west virginia panhandle. Ahead of it, some elevated
instability remains, so have left a slight chance of showers in
the forecast for several more hours. A couple of showers
recently formed near hagerstown.
The front will slowly push through the area tonight, but
moisture will be slow to dwindle until it does. Have left
patchy fog in the forecast, though have low confidence in its
occurrence, particularly since mid level clouds seem to be
forming in the frontal zone. Lows will be a bit cooler than last
night, with 60s and low 70s expected.
Short term 6 am Saturday morning through Sunday night
Other than patchy fog, Saturday should start out tranquil with
some sun. Humidity will be lower, though temperatures will only
be a few degrees less than today. However, potent upper level
trough will move into the region late in the day and at night,
and it appears enough moisture will remain to result in isolated
showers and t-storms late in the day into the evening.
High pressure dominates Sunday for the most part, with
temperatures expected to drop a bit further once again - the
most comfortable day of the weekend. However, warm front will
start poking back north late in the day and at night, and that
may result in a return risk of showers in central va.
Long term Monday through Friday
High pressure will move offshore Monday and settle into
Tuesday, allowing for southerly flow to settle over our area.
Moisture advection could enhance diurnally driven showers and
thunderstorms Monday and Tuesday afternoon evening. An upper
trough and strong cold front will approach from the northwest on
Tuesday night into Wednesday, bringing additional chance of
showers and thunderstorms on Wednesday. The front should move
across on Wednesday night with a high pressure returning
Thursday into Friday.
High temperatures Monday through Wednesday will be in the mid
to upper 80s in northern maryland... To low 90s in central
virginia at times... And 70s at higher elevations... Highs in
the 70s and 80s Thursday and Friday.
Aviation 01z Saturday through Wednesday
The threat for thunderstorms has ended, though can't totally
rule out a rogue shower until frontal passage. The front is in
western maryland this evening and will progress east overnight.
Have limited br mention to cho, where front will take longest to
clear... Although overall confidence in any fog is low.
Otherwise, expectingVFR Saturday, though an isolated shower or
t-storm is possible late. MainlyVFR again Sunday with high
Vfr conditions expected Monday into Wednesday, with periods of
sub-vfr conditions mainly Monday and Tuesday afternoon evening
and Wednesday due to possible showers and thunderstorms.
Line of storms will continue to move east of the middle bay
through late evening, ending the threat for special marine
warnings. There is a lull in winds behind the storms, but
northerly channeling will be possible overnight as the actual
cold front passes, so SCA continues for main channel until early
morning. For balance of Saturday, should be sub sca, but an
isolated gusty t-storm is possible late in the day as an upper
trough moves on through. Returning to tranquil conditions
Mainly dry conditions expected Monday into Wednesday, with
periods of showers and thunderstorms possibly developing Monday
and Tuesday afternoon evening and Wednesday. Wind gusts are
expected to stay below the small craft advisory threshold.
Tides coastal flooding
Southerly flow will continue to cause elevated water levels
through tonight. Cfa for st. Mary's through tonight. Most
concern for an additional advisory is at annapolis, but want to
see how water recovers after sloshing from thunderstorms. Will
keep an eye on dc and baltimore as well. Cold front crossing
late tonight will bring NW N winds and decreasing water levels.
Lwx watches warnings advisories
Md... Coastal flood advisory until 3 am edt Saturday for mdz017.
Marine... Small craft advisory until 9 am edt Saturday for anz531>534-
Small craft advisory until 1 am edt Saturday for anz530-535-
near term... Ads rcm
short term... Rcm
long term... Imr
aviation... Ads imr rcm
marine... Ads imr rcm
tides coastal flooding... Ads rcm
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|FSKM2 - 8574728 - Francis Scott Key Bridge, MD||3 mi||42 min||W 4.1 G 5.1||76°F||1010.6 hPa (+0.0)|
|BLTM2 - 8574680 - Baltimore, MD||4 mi||42 min||WSW 1.9 G 5.1||77°F||83°F||1010.3 hPa (+0.0)|
|44043 - Patapsco, MD||11 mi||22 min||W 3.9 G 3.9||77°F||1011 hPa|
|APAM2 - 8575512 - Annapolis, MD||17 mi||42 min||76°F||1010.3 hPa (-0.3)|
|44063 - Annapolis||18 mi||22 min||NNW 3.9 G 7.8|
|CPVM2||18 mi||42 min||77°F||77°F|
|TCBM2 - 8573364 - Tolchester Beach, MD||18 mi||42 min||SW 7 G 11||78°F||81°F||1011.1 hPa (-0.0)|
|TPLM2 - Thomas Point, MD||23 mi||42 min||SW 8 G 8.9||76°F||80°F|
|BSLM2 - Chesapeake Bay, MD||30 mi||132 min||SSE 2.9||68°F||1011 hPa||67°F|
|WASD2 - 8594900 - Washington, DC||33 mi||42 min||SSW 5.1 G 8||78°F||81°F||1010.7 hPa (-0.0)|
|44057 - Susquehanna, MD||35 mi||22 min||WSW 5.8 G 9.7||77°F||1010.5 hPa|
|44062 - Gooses Reef, MD||46 mi||22 min||WSW 9.7 G 14||78°F||1011.4 hPa|
|CHCM2 - 8573927 - Chesapeake City, MD||46 mi||42 min||SW 4.1 G 5.1||75°F||82°F||1010.7 hPa (-0.5)|
Wind History for Francis Scott Key Bridge NE Tower, MD(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Baltimore, Inner Harbor, MD||5 mi||48 min||no data||mi||78°F||75°F||93%||1010.8 hPa|
|Baltimore, Baltimore-Washington International Airport, MD||5 mi||48 min||SW 5||8.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||75°F||75°F||100%||1010.7 hPa|
|Baltimore / Martin, MD||12 mi||45 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||77°F||77°F||100%||1011.2 hPa|
|Fort Meade / Tipton, MD||13 mi||54 min||N 0||4.00 mi||Fair||72°F||71°F||100%||1011.8 hPa|
|Annapolis, United States Naval Academy, MD||17 mi||48 min||N 0||10.00 mi||A Few Clouds||77°F||77°F||100%||1010.7 hPa|
|Bay Bridge Field, MD||21 mi||57 min||S 4||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||75°F||75°F||100%||1010.8 hPa|
|College Park Airport, MD||24 mi||54 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Overcast||75°F||74°F||96%||1011.2 hPa|
Wind History from BWI (wind in knots)
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|Hawkins Point |
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Sat -- 03:53 AM EDT Moonrise
Sat -- 05:06 AM EDT 2.15 feet High Tide
Sat -- 06:23 AM EDT Sunrise
Sat -- 12:31 PM EDT 0.50 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 05:14 PM EDT 1.41 feet High Tide
Sat -- 06:29 PM EDT Moonset
Sat -- 07:55 PM EDT Sunset
Sat -- 11:30 PM EDT 0.29 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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|Baltimore Harbor Approach |
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Sat -- 03:24 AM EDT 1.15 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 03:52 AM EDT Moonrise
Sat -- 06:22 AM EDT Sunrise
Sat -- 06:54 AM EDT -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 10:08 AM EDT -1.00 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 01:41 PM EDT 0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 04:12 PM EDT 0.57 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 06:28 PM EDT Moonset
Sat -- 06:50 PM EDT -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 07:54 PM EDT Sunset
Sat -- 09:54 PM EDT -0.74 knots Max Ebb
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wind Forecast for Baltimore, MD/Washington (1,6,7,8)(on/off)  Help
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