Wednesday, March22, 2017

Marine Weather and Tides
Paulsboro, NJ

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Sunrise 6:58AMSunset 7:17PM Wednesday March 22, 2017 8:25 PM EDT (00:25 UTC) Moonrise 2:31AMMoonset 12:43PM Illumination 22% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 25 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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ANZ430 Delaware Bay Waters North Of East Point Nj To Slaughter Beach De- 644 Pm Edt Wed Mar 22 2017
.gale warning in effect until 8 pm edt this evening...
Tonight..NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt...becoming N 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt late this evening and overnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of light freezing spray after midnight.
Thu..NW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming W late. Seas 1 to 2 ft until late afternoon...then 1 foot or less. A chance of light freezing spray early in the morning.
Thu night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less...then 1 to 2 ft in the late evening and overnight.
Fri..S winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Fri night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Sat..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Sat night..S winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming E after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Sun..E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft. Showers likely.
Sun night..E winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming se 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 ft. Showers likely.
Mon..SE winds around 5 kt...becoming ne in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Showers likely...mainly in the morning.
Mon night..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers.
ANZ400 644 Pm Edt Wed Mar 22 2017
Synopsis for the coastal waters from sandy hook nj to fenwick island de and for delaware bay.. Large high pressure across the upper great lakes region this afternoon will slide southeast and crest over our region Thursday. A warm front will lift to our northwest Friday, while a backdoor cold front pushes through the area Saturday afternoon and night. This front is forecast to stall near the southern portions of the area or just to our south into early next week. Low pressure is likely to move move east along that mid atlantic coast warm front.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Paulsboro , NJ
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Area Discussion for - Philadelphia/Mount Holly, PA
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Fxus61 kphi 221912
area forecast discussion
national weather service mount holly nj
312 pm edt Wed mar 22 2017

Large high pressure across the upper great lakes region this
afternoon will slide southeast and crest over our region Thursday. A
warm front will lift to our northwest Friday, while a backdoor cold
front pushes through the area Saturday. This front is forecast to
stall near the southern portions of the area or just to our south
into early next week. A couple of low pressure systems may form
along the boundary and move eastward as well.

Near term /until 6 am Thursday morning/
Winds will drop off quickly through this evening as the surface high
builds closer and the pressure gradient decreases. This, combined
with the dry air that is already in place will lead to efficient
radiational cooling. As a result expect lows tonight to be 10 to 20
degrees below normal. We could get close to record lows (see climate
section below).

Short term /6 am Thursday morning through 6 pm Thursday/
High will pass almost directly overhead leading to light and
variable winds for much of the region. Despite the sunny conditions,
temperatures will remain 10 to 15 degrees below normal as the
continental polar air mass will be entrenched over the region.

Long term /Thursday night through Wednesday/
High pressure will have moved east of the area by Thursday night. A
warm front will inch towards the area from the west causing clouds
to increase over the region. Rains and some mixed precipitation will
arrive across the far n/w Friday morning. The models seem to be a
bit slower with the arrival time, and this could make the difference
in p-type with even a few hours later favoring more rain over mixed.

We will continue with a mention of some sleet/freezing rain attm.

Other than that, mostly rain n/w with low likely pops by afternoon
over the SRN poconos. Limited clouds/precip s/e with temperatures
near 60 degrees by afternoon.

The weekend looks to be a split with Sat being the better weather
day and Sunday looking rather wet. The front will remain to the
north Sat with only small chc or slgt chc pops across the far north.

The front then sags southward Sunday while low pressure moves along
it and approaches from the west. We will carry low likely pops in
most areas Sunday. Temperatures well above normal Saturday with 60s
north and low 70s south/east. Readings closer to normal Sunday.

Unsettled conditions early next week with an upper low and sfc front
lingering across the area. We will carry chc pops for both Monday
ad Tuesday with this fcst. The north/west counties will be favored
for the better chcs for measurable rain. Temperatures early next
week should remain a little above normal for late march.

Aviation /19z Wednesday through Monday/
The following discussion is for kphl, kpne, kttn, kabe, krdg, kilg,
kmiv, kacy and surrounding areas.

Vfr conditions are expected through the TAF period with few, if any,
clouds. Northwest winds will drop off quickly after 00z, dropping
below 10 kt no later than 06z. By 18z tomorrow, winds especially at
delmarva and south nj sites (ilg, acy, and miv) could become light
and variable as the center of the high passes almost directly


thu night... In generalVFR. Low clouds psbl far NW late.

Fri...VFR most areas but restrictions psbl with rain and a
chance for sleet and freezing rain far n/w Fri morning.

Fri night and sat... MostlyVFR.

Sat night thru Monday... Showers. Restrictions for cig and vsby

Gale force winds will conditions through the early evening hours,
before dropping off quickly. Once winds drop below gale force, small
craft advisory conditions are expected to continue for most, if not
all of the night. By sunrise tomorrow morning, winds and seas should
be below SCA criteria.

There is a chance for light freezing spray overnight. Still
considerable uncertainty as by the time the air temperature gets
cold enough to support freezing spray, winds will be dropping off.


Thursday night... Sub-sca conditions expected.

Fri-fri night... SCA conditions likely on the ocean. Sub-sca on
del. Bay. Showers mostly north.

Sat-sat night... Conditions diminishing below SCA conditions.

Sun-mon... SCA expected on the ocean. Sub- SCA on del bay. Showers.

One or 2 of the following are vulnerable record equaling lows
Thursday morning march 23, primarily abe. Others are listed for
acy-13 1875
phl-14 1885, 1875
ilg-14 1934
abe-13 1934
ttn-13 1934
ged-16 1959
rdg-14 1906
mpo- minus 8 1912

Phi watches/warnings/advisories
Pa... None.

Nj... None.

De... None.

Md... None.

Marine... Gale warning until 11 pm edt this evening for anz450>453.

Gale warning until 8 pm edt this evening for anz430-431-454-

Synopsis... O'hara
near term... Johnson
short term... Johnson
long term... O'hara
aviation... Johnson/o'hara
marine... Johnson/o'hara
climate... Johnson

Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PHBP1 - 8545240 - Philadelphia, PA 9 mi55 min 35°F 39°F1028.3 hPa
MRCP1 - 8540433 - Marcus Hook, PA 10 mi55 min 35°F 1028.4 hPa
BDSP1 13 mi55 min 33°F 1029 hPa
RDYD1 - 8551910 - Reedy Point, DE 26 mi55 min 36°F 43°F1028.5 hPa
BDRN4 - 8539094 - Burlington, Delaware River, NJ 26 mi55 min NW 2.9 G 9.9 32°F 42°F1028.4 hPa
DELD1 - 8551762 - Delaware City, DE 26 mi55 min N 19 G 22 37°F 43°F1028.8 hPa
NBLP1 - 8548989 - Newbold, PA 33 mi55 min N 13 G 21 32°F 43°F1028.8 hPa
CHCM2 - 8573927 - Chesapeake City, MD 37 mi55 min NE 5.1 G 8 37°F 45°F1028.4 hPa
SJSN4 - 8537121 - Ship John Shoal, NJ 37 mi55 min NNW 24 G 27 37°F 42°F1027.5 hPa
JCRN4 - Jacques Cousteau Reserve, NJ 45 mi55 min WNW 8.9 33°F 1027 hPa-0°F

Wind History for Philadelphia, PA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Philadelphia, Philadelphia International Airport, PA5 mi31 minN 1310.00 miFair34°F1°F24%1029.4 hPa
Philadelphia, Northeast Philadelphia Airport, PA21 mi31 minN 1110.00 miFair31°F0°F26%1029.8 hPa
Wilmington, New Castle County Airport, DE22 mi34 minN 8 G 1910.00 miFair34°F1°F24%1029.3 hPa
Mount Holly, South Jersey Regional Airport, NJ22 mi31 minNNW 9 G 1710.00 miFair31°F-4°F22%1029.1 hPa
Philadelphia - Wings Field Airport, PA22 mi30 minNNW 310.00 miFair30°F1°F29%1029.1 hPa

Wind History from PHL (wind in knots)
Last 24hrW8SW6SW7W7W10NW9NW5NW7NW13NW13
1 day agoW8W7W7CalmNW3W6W4NW5W5W6NW4W4W3W4NW5NW5W5SW9SW9W8W11W13W9W8
2 days agoNW6NW8NW8NW8NW8NW6NW8N10N6NW7N8NW6N11N11N86NW4

Tide / Current Tables for Paulsboro, Mantua Creek, New Jersey
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Wed -- 03:30 AM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 03:56 AM EDT     0.33 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:00 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 09:50 AM EDT     5.24 feet High Tide
Wed -- 01:43 PM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 04:44 PM EDT     0.39 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:15 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 10:24 PM EDT     4.84 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Current
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Wed -- 01:18 AM EDT     -1.40 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 03:30 AM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 05:05 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 06:43 AM EDT     1.27 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 07:00 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 10:22 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 01:42 PM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 02:01 PM EDT     -1.38 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 03:23 PM EDT     -1.32 knots Min Ebb
Wed -- 03:58 PM EDT     -1.33 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 06:03 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 07:14 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 07:28 PM EDT     0.88 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 08:37 PM EDT     0.76 knots Min Flood
Wed -- 09:34 PM EDT     0.83 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 11:08 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 Philadelphia/Mount Holly, PA (20,4,5,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Philadelphia, PA
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