Thursday, July20, 2017

Marine Weather and Tides
Dundalk, MD

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6/25/2017 - NOAA is having a major issue that impact the 7 day forecast load times. Many users are reporting problems. The issue has been reported.
5/23/2017 - Worked with NOAA again to speed up the 7 day forecast load times. Thanks to them for being responsive.
5/19/2016 - There were issues with the 3 day airport observation history. I switched to another data source. Let me know if you see any issues with the data feeds.

Sunrise 5:55AMSunset 8:29PM Thursday July 20, 2017 6:42 PM EDT (22:42 UTC) Moonrise 2:08AMMoonset 4:47PM Illumination 8% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 27 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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ANZ538 Patapsco River Including Baltimore Harbor- 432 Pm Edt Thu Jul 20 2017
Rest of this afternoon..SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Tonight..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Fri..W winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Fri night..N winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. A chance of showers and tstms.
Sat..SE winds 5 kt. Waves flat. A chance of showers and tstms.
Sat night..W winds around 5 kt. Waves flat. A chance of showers and tstms.
Sun..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. A chance of showers and tstms.
Mon..NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of showers and tstms in the morning. Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.
ANZ500 432 Pm Edt Thu Jul 20 2017
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. Light flow is expected with high pressure to the south through the weekend. Tranquil weather expected although daily scattered Thunderstorms are expected in the afternoon and evening mainly Saturday and Sunday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Dundalk, MD
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Area Discussion for - Baltimore, MD/Washington
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Fxus61 klwx 201856
area forecast discussion
national weather service baltimore md washington dc
256 pm edt Thu jul 20 2017

Synopsis Weak high pressure will remain over the region
through tonight, followed by the potential for weak
disturbances Friday through Sunday. An upper level trough of low
pressure will move over the northeastern us early in the new

Near term through Friday night Sultry night on tap with
increasing high clouds keeping temps up overnight. 24-hr model
trends in temperature indicate a 2-4 deg f rise from last night
meaning places like dc and balt will not drop below 80f. In
fact, downtown balt may only drop to mid 80s tonight. For
tomorrow, models don't indicate much change in maxt so
temperatures will be as hot as they are today. Moisture might be
a little higher with 850 mb and sfc dewpoints progged much
higher than today. Heat advisories will likely be needed again
for most of the area similar to today. With regards to
convective potential tonight and fri, hi-res convective allowing
models show weakening MCS tracking across pa into ERN wv late
tonight after 06z, so have low chance pops confined only to west
of the blue ridge mtns. Late Fri and Fri evening, GFS guidance
shows potential MCS activity crossing the appalachians and parts
of the fcst area. Risk of t-storms looks definitely a little
higher than today.

Short term Saturday through Saturday night Potentially
active convective day during the afternoon and evening. Both gfs
and ECMWF show an MCS over the lower great lks moving sewd
across the fcst area Sat afternoon and evening. As always with
summertime convection, details especially with respect to timing
are very uncertain this far out. Continued hot and humid with
heat advisories still likely to be needed.

Long term Sunday through Thursday
Upper level energy from the west will set up a trough of low
pressure on the leeside of the appalachians Sunday into Sunday
night. Additional showers and thunderstorms could form along this
trough but could mainly be isolated to scattered. Highs will reach
the middle to upper 90s.

A cold front will approach the region Monday before pushing across
the region Monday night. Showers and thunderstorms will develop
along and ahead of this front. Highs will reach the 90s again.

The front could stall just to our south Tuesday, allowing for a
couple of showers or a thunderstorm to develop.

High pressure will build in from the west and northwest Tuesday
night through Thursday. Temperatures will be nearly 10 degrees
cooler than previous days with a comfortable relative humidity.

Aviation 19z Thursday through Tuesday Hot and hazy next few
days. Sct-nmrs t-storms mainly sat.

MVFR to ifr conditions possible with showers and thunderstorms
Sunday through Monday night. Winds southwest becoming west-northwest
5 to 10 knots Sunday into Sunday night. Winds northwest becoming
southwest 5 to 10 knots Monday and Monday night.

Marine Potential for showers and thunderstorms Fri night and
Saturday and again Sun which may require special marine

No marine hazards expected Sunday through Monday night. Winds
southwest 10 knots Sunday and Sunday night. Winds southwest 5 to 10
knots Monday and Monday night.

Late july is climatologically the warmest time of the year,
just like six months from now is the coldest time. How has the
heat of 2017 compared with heat waves (up to now) in other
years? I chose "consecutive days that reached 90 and above" as
the criteria.

At dca there have been two times this summer with stretches of
six consecutive days - beginning june 29 and again july 19. In
terms of ranking (going back to 1871) these are #47 and 48. #1
(18 consecutive days) occurred 145 years ago - beginning
6 27 1872!
for baltimore there were also six consecutive days beginning
june 29, which puts it in 36th place. #1 was 13 consecutive days
beginning 7 3 1993.

The all-time record for june-aug: for baltimore 25 consecutive
days beginning 7 12 1995. For dc there have been two periods of
21 consecutive days - beginning 7 29 1988 and 7 25 1980.

Lwx watches warnings advisories
Dc... Heat advisory until 7 pm edt this evening for dcz001.

Md... Heat advisory until 7 pm edt this evening for mdz003>006-011-

Va... Heat advisory until 7 pm edt this evening for vaz027>031-

Wv... Heat advisory until 7 pm edt this evening for wvz051>053.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Lfr
near term... Lfr
short term... Lfr
long term... Klw
aviation... Lfr klw
marine... Lfr klw
climate... Woody!

Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
FSKM2 - 8574728 - Francis Scott Key Bridge, MD 4 mi42 min WSW 11 G 12 94°F 1011.9 hPa (-1.9)
BLTM2 - 8574680 - Baltimore, MD 6 mi42 min W 6 G 11 96°F 87°F1011.7 hPa (-1.7)
44043 - Patapsco, MD 8 mi32 min S 12 G 14 87°F 1013.3 hPa
TCBM2 - 8573364 - Tolchester Beach, MD 12 mi42 min S 5.1 G 7 90°F 87°F1012.7 hPa (-1.5)
CPVM2 18 mi42 min 87°F 81°F
APAM2 - 8575512 - Annapolis, MD 18 mi42 min 92°F 1011.8 hPa (-1.8)
44063 - Annapolis 20 mi32 min SSW 7.8 G 12 87°F 1 ft1012.5 hPa
TPLM2 - Thomas Point, MD 24 mi42 min S 12 G 13 87°F 84°F
44057 - Susquehanna, MD 29 mi32 min SW 7.8 G 9.7 90°F 1012.2 hPa
BSLM2 - Chesapeake Bay, MD 35 mi132 min SSW 4.1 91°F 1013 hPa72°F
WASD2 - 8594900 - Washington, DC 39 mi42 min SW 5.1 G 7 94°F 86°F1012 hPa (-1.6)
CHCM2 - 8573927 - Chesapeake City, MD 40 mi42 min SW 4.1 G 8.9 92°F 89°F1012.4 hPa (-1.9)
44062 - Gooses Reef, MD 48 mi32 min S 12 G 14 87°F 1 ft1013.7 hPa

Wind History for Francis Scott Key Bridge NE Tower, MD
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Baltimore / Martin, MD7 mi57 minSSE 810.00 miPartly Cloudy91°F80°F71%1012.9 hPa
Baltimore, Inner Harbor, MD8 mi48 minno data mi97°F69°F40%1012.3 hPa
Baltimore, Baltimore-Washington International Airport, MD11 mi48 minW 810.00 miMostly Cloudy96°F66°F39%1012.2 hPa
Fort Meade / Tipton, MD19 mi54 minW 510.00 mi91°F68°F46%1013.5 hPa
Annapolis, United States Naval Academy, MD19 mi48 minS 78.00 miFair91°F79°F68%1012.5 hPa
Bay Bridge Field, MD20 mi57 minSSW 77.00 miFair93°F75°F56%1012.5 hPa
Phillips Army Air Field / Aberdeen, MD22 mi50 minWSW 77.00 miMostly Cloudy93°F75°F56%1012.9 hPa

Wind History from MTN (wind in knots)
Last 24hrS6S6CalmS4S3S3SW3CalmSW3CalmS4CalmCalmCalmCalmNW3E3SE6SE7SE5SE7SE10SE8SE8
1 day agoS6S4S5CalmS5S3S3CalmCalmS3S3CalmCalmCalmCalmCalmSE3SE5SE6E7SE5S7SE7S4
2 days agoNE10

Tide / Current Tables for Fort Carroll, Patapsco River, Maryland
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Fort Carroll
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Thu -- 03:08 AM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 04:25 AM EDT     2.09 feet High Tide
Thu -- 05:56 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 12:00 PM EDT     0.55 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 04:27 PM EDT     1.24 feet High Tide
Thu -- 05:46 PM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 08:28 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 10:37 PM EDT     0.21 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Baltimore Harbor Approach, Maryland Current
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Baltimore Harbor Approach
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Thu -- 02:47 AM EDT     1.19 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 03:08 AM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 05:56 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 06:26 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 09:39 AM EDT     -0.95 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 01:21 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 03:35 PM EDT     0.41 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 05:45 PM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 05:53 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 08:27 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 09:05 PM EDT     -0.70 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 11:51 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Baltimore, MD/Washington (18,4,5,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Dover AFB, DE
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