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Marine Forecasts
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ANZ538 Patapsco River Including Baltimore Harbor- 252 Am Edt Mon Aug 20 2018
Overnight..NE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Mon..E winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Mon night..E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Tue..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers and tstms likely.
Tue night..S winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers and tstms likely.
Wed..W winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Wed night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Thu..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
Fri..SE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft. Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.
ANZ500 252 Am Edt Mon Aug 20 2018
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. High pressure will build to the north overnight and Monday before a warm front lifts northward through the waters on Tuesday. A cold front will sweep to the east on Wednesday followed by modified canadian high pressure taking hold through week's end. A small craft advisory may be needed Tuesday into Wednesday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Baltimore Highlands, MD
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Area Discussion for - Baltimore, MD/Washington
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area forecast discussion
national weather service baltimore md washington dc
949 pm edt Sun aug 19 2018

Synopsis
High pressure will build to the northeast tonight through Monday
before low pressure passes northwest of the area Tuesday. A cold
front will sweep eastward by early Wednesday, with high
pressure building from the west for the end of the week.

Near term tonight and Monday
A stationary boundary resides south of our CWA this evening as
high pressure builds into the new england states. Light winds
out of the north northeast are being observed area wide and this
evenings upper air sounding at iad sampled the same through the
lowest levels of the atmosphere. Showers are continuing across
central virginia this evening, but activity has decreased the
last few hours. Earlier, a few strong thunderstorms were able to
deliver heavy rainfall producing some localized flooding across
central virginia. Patchy fog and low clouds will be the main
weather features to watch overnight, with much of the region
remaining dry outside of portions of central virginia and the
lower shenadoah valley. Current forecast is on track with no
major changes needed.

Previous discussion:
tonight through Monday, the main issue will involve the
northeast flow as the high tries to build into the region. A
cooler but still relatively moist flow will help keep clouds
around most of the time, though some breaks will allow the sun
to shine through. Closer to the front in central and western
virginia and eastern west virginia, instability and upslope flow
will aid in the develop of some showers and perhaps some drizzle
as well. A little thunder can't be ruled out, though storms
probably be too weak to produce excessive rain and definitely
too weak to produce severe weather. That said, these showers and
storms could be further enhanced on Monday as the shortwave
diving southeast over michigan crosses virginia. None of this
will likely affect the metro area itself, however, which will
probably stay dry, aside from perhaps a little patchy drizzle,
through Monday. Lows tonight will drop into the 60s, with highs
in the 70s to lower 80s on Monday.

Short term Monday night through Tuesday night
Next system, an unseasonably strong low pulling northeast from
the southern plains towards the great lakes, will push the
stalled front back north as a warm front Monday night into
Tuesday. Showers will increase in coverage once again, with
perhaps some isolated thunder. However, main story is with the
cold front on Tuesday night. With 30-40 knots of shear and 2000+
j kg of CAPE expected late Tuesday, severe weather is looking
increasingly probable, while pw's above 2 inches also make
flooding a significant possibility as well. Bottom line is that
Tuesday afternoon and evening is looking like a very active
period, and this has already been highlighted in the hwo. Lows
Monday night will be in the 60s to near 70, highs Tuesday will
reach the 80s again, with lows back down in the 60s to near 70
Tuesday night.

Long term Wednesday through Sunday
On Wednesday, a cold front will move through the region early
in the day. Winds will be west to northwesterly leading to some
upslope flow on the west side of the blue ridge. Precipitation
on Wednesday will be limited to western parts of the blue ridge
mountains and few isolated showers early on Wednesday in the
rest of the cwa. Skies look to remain mostly clear throughout
the region as high pressure settles over region behind the
frontal passage. Daytime temperatures look to remain mild in the
mid to upper 70s to low 80s which will be below average for
this time of the year.

Thursday into Friday, high pressure will settle over the region
from the west. Winds will remain light out of the northwest to
northerly with mostly clear skies throughout our region. Daytime
high temperatures will remain mild in the 70s and lower 80s.

On Saturday, a weak shortwave trough will approach and move to
our north. A cold front associated with this system will try to
move through our region. Both the 00z euro and 12z GFS show the
front being fairly weak. GFS has most of the region seeing
little to no precipitation while the euro tries to bring in rain
Sunday but is very scattered. With high pressure sitting over
our region for a extended period, it looks like it may be too
dry for the frontal boundary to really bring much precipitation
to the region. Afternoon temperatures look to remain in the 70s
and lower 80s. Winds are very light out of the south which
suggest not much moisture transport into the region.

Aviation 01z Monday through Friday
Northeast flow across the terminals will help bring low clouds
overnight, with MVFR CIGS most likely. Some guidance indicates
ifr cigs, but the best shot of this happening would be at cho
where a bit more moisture resides, and patchy drizzle and or
mist will be possible there through early Monday morning. Winds
will remain light at less than 10 knots and out of the northeast
across all terminals overnight.

Cigs probably lift some as we head through Monday, but will
probably lower again Monday night as the next system approaches.

Reduced CIGS and vis with gusty showers and t-storms are
possible Tuesday into Tuesday night as a strong cold front
crosses the region.

On Wednesday, a frontal boundary will exit the region early to
the west. Precipitation will be focused on the western side of
the mountains. Winds should be out of the west to northwest. May
be some concern for fog behind the front as temperatures likely
drop to dewpoint and winds are light. Skies should clear during
the day. Some subVFR conditions will be possible early
Wednesday.

On Thursday, high pressure settles over region with light winds
out of the west to northwest. Skies should remain mostly clear.

Vfr conditions are expected.

Marine
Building high pressure over new england is responsible for a
tightening gradient over the waters, with northeasterly winds
averaging 10-15 knots this evening. Do think wind gusts remain
below SCA criteria overnight and Monday, so no headlines issued
at this time.

Winds should diminish Monday night as they shift easterly and
then southeast ahead of the next system. Then, winds will
increase Tuesday into Tuesday night ahead of the next cold
front, with SCA looking likely. Convective-wise, no
thunderstorms are expected through Monday night, but the risk
increases significantly Tuesday into Tuesday night with the next
front, and gusty winds are a concern, with special marine
warnings possible.

Showers will exit the region early on Wednesday. Winds will be
out of the west to northwest. Winds strength should be limited
over the bay.

On Thursday, high pressure settles over the region. Skies
should be mostly clear with light westerly winds.

Tides coastal flooding
Onshore flow will develop Monday through early Tuesday. The
favored (higher astronomical) tides Monday night and Tuesday
night could approach minor flood stage as anomalies increase.

Best odds appear to be Tuesday night.

Lwx watches warnings advisories
Dc... None.

Md... None.

Va... None.

Wv... None.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Rcm
near term... Bkf
short term... Rcm
long term... Jmg
aviation... Bkf rcm jmg
marine... Bkf rcm jmg
tides coastal flooding... Rcm


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BLTM2 - 8574680 - Baltimore, MD 1 mi32 min ENE 7 G 8.9 69°F 84°F1017.8 hPa
FSNM2 5 mi38 min E 9.9 G 12 70°F 1017.9 hPa
FSKM2 - 8574728 - Francis Scott Key Bridge, MD 5 mi32 min E 8.9 G 12 71°F 1017.8 hPa
TCBM2 - 8573364 - Tolchester Beach, MD 19 mi32 min E 2.9 G 7 69°F 80°F1018.1 hPa
APAM2 - 8575512 - Annapolis, MD 20 mi32 min 72°F 1017.4 hPa
CPVM2 21 mi32 min 71°F 69°F
44063 - Annapolis 22 mi32 min E 12 G 14 72°F 1017.9 hPa
TPLM2 - Thomas Point, MD 26 mi62 min ENE 11 G 12 71°F 82°F1018.5 hPa (+0.3)67°F
BSLM2 - Chesapeake Bay, MD 34 mi92 min NE 1.9 67°F 1017 hPa66°F
WASD2 - 8594900 - Washington, DC 35 mi32 min NE 2.9 G 5.1 73°F 81°F1017.4 hPa
CHCM2 - 8573927 - Chesapeake City, MD 46 mi32 min ENE 9.9 G 12 69°F 80°F1018 hPa

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Baltimore, Inner Harbor, MD1 mi68 minno data mi71°F66°F84%1018 hPa
Baltimore, Baltimore-Washington International Airport, MD6 mi68 minE 910.00 miOvercast71°F66°F87%1017.4 hPa
Baltimore / Martin, MD11 mi68 minNNE 310.00 miOvercast70°F68°F94%1018.3 hPa
Fort Meade / Tipton, MD15 mi68 minE 610.00 miOvercast70°F64°F83%1018.6 hPa
Annapolis, United States Naval Academy, MD20 mi68 minE 710.00 miLight Rain0°F0°F%1017.9 hPa
Bay Bridge Field, MD24 mi67 minENE 510.00 miOvercast70°F68°F94%1017.6 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Middle Branch, Baltimore Harbor, Maryland
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Mon -- 01:18 AM EDT     Moonset
Mon -- 03:31 AM EDT     1.67 feet High Tide
Mon -- 06:24 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 10:51 AM EDT     0.69 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 03:11 PM EDT     1.09 feet High Tide
Mon -- 04:02 PM EDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 07:54 PM EDT     Sunset
Mon -- 09:18 PM EDT     0.41 feet Low Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Baltimore Harbor Approach, Maryland Current
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Baltimore Harbor Approach
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Mon -- 01:07 AM EDT     0.98 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 01:17 AM EDT     Moonset
Mon -- 04:42 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 06:23 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 07:54 AM EDT     -0.80 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 11:30 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
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Mon -- 04:23 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 07:32 PM EDT     -0.59 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 07:53 PM EDT     Sunset
Mon -- 10:20 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
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