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Sunrise 5:38AMSunset 8:18PM Monday May 22, 2017 5:33 PM EDT (21:33 UTC) Moonrise 2:47AMMoonset 3:33PM Illumination 8% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 27 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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ANZ430 Delaware Bay Waters North Of East Point Nj To Slaughter Beach De- 343 Pm Edt Mon May 22 2017
Tonight..SE winds 5 to 10 kt, diminishing to around 5 kt late this evening, then becoming ne after midnight, becoming N late. Waves around 2 ft or less. Patchy fog. Showers likely early this evening. A chance of showers late this evening, then a slight chance of showers after midnight.
Tue..E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft or less. Patchy fog early in the morning. A chance of showers late in the morning. Showers likely in the afternoon.
Tue night..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft or less. Showers likely early in the evening, then a chance of showers in the late evening and overnight.
Wed..E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft or less.
Wed night..E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft or less. A chance of showers in the evening, then showers after midnight.
Thu..SE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming S 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Waves around 2 ft or less, then around 3 ft in the afternoon. A chance of tstms. Showers.
Thu night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft or less. A chance of showers.
Fri..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 3 ft.
Fri night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Waves around 2 ft or less.
Sat..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft or less.
Sat night..S winds around 5 kt. Waves around 2 ft or less. Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.
ANZ400 343 Pm Edt Mon May 22 2017
Synopsis for the coastal waters from sandy hook nj to fenwick island de and for delaware bay.. Weak low pressure in southeast virginia will move east of new jersey later tonight while a weak cold front in central pennsylvania crosses our area. Low pressure in north carolina Tuesday will pass east of the mid atlantic coast Tuesday night. Weak high pressure is left behind over our area on Wednesday. Stronger low pressure organizes in the ohio valley Wednesday night sending its associated fronts through the mid atlantic states early Friday. Then high pressure follows on Saturday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Folcroft borough, PA
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Area Discussion for - Philadelphia/Mount Holly, PA
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area forecast discussion
national weather service mount holly nj
409 pm edt Mon may 22 2017

Synopsis
Weak low pressure in southeast virginia will move east of new jersey
later tonight while a weak cold front in central pennsylvania
crosses our area. Low pressure in north carolina Tuesday will pass
east of the mid atlantic coast Tuesday night. Weak high pressure is
left behind over our area on Wednesday. Stronger low pressure
organizes in the ohio valley Wednesday night sending its associated
fronts through the mid atlantic states early Friday. Then high
pressure follows on Saturday. However another storm system should
develop over the nations midsection Sunday, threatening to mar a
portion of Sunday or memorial day with a period or two of
showers.

Near term /until 6 am Tuesday morning/
An occluded frontal boundary approaching the area from the west this
afternoon and evening is expected to move across the area tonight.

The associated warm front is expected to stay to our south as an
area of low pressure moves off the DELMARVA coast later this
evening. North of the warm front and low pressure, there will
continue to be showers moving across the area, with the heaviest
rainfall across southern new jersey and delware late this afternoon.

The majority of the showers are expected to dissipate this evening
and overnight.

There will be plenty of moisture around through tonight, especially
before the frontal boundary pushes through the area. As winds become
light and variable, it is possible that some fog may develop. How
thick it becomes is uncertain as there is some vorticity forecast to
move across the area, and positive low level lapse rates, so there
could be enough weak lift and turbulence to prevent it from become
widespread dense. So no dense fog advisory is planned at this
time.

Short term /6 am Tuesday morning through 6 pm Tuesday/
The frontal boundary that moves across the area overnight is
expected to stall to our south. An area of low pressure is forecast
to move along this boundary from the south, as the first low
pressure lifts to the northeast. The low pressure, nor the frontal
boundary, is expected to make its way back into our area during the
day, however there will be a chance of showers to lift across
portions of the area later during the day on the north side of the
low. The greatest chance for showers will be across southern
delmarva and souther new jersey. With no instability forecast, we do
not expect any thunderstorms across our area.

Long term /Tuesday night through Monday/
12z NAM not applied for this discussion. It was not off to a
good start today.

Hazards: it seems almost inevitable that some sort of hydro
related products will eventually be needed by next Monday in
this pattern but whether its more than nuisance flooding fls's
is debatable. All we know is that widespread 1.5 to 2.5"
occurred in less than 12 hours over parts of the DELMARVA and
southeast nj today with a fairly large area of 3+ in southeast
nj. Suspect isolated MAX amt of 4" today with small streams and
rivers still rising late today. Legacy dix stp was best with
considerable low bias in dox sta/stp and the mrms products.

500mb: 500mb: a sharpening and unusually strong high amplitude
trough in the nations midsection will closed off and weaken as
it moves to new england Friday, with ridging to follow this
weekend. The next trough will be organizing in the great lakes
region early next week.

Temperatures: calendar day averages Wednesday-Saturday near
normal warming somewhat Sunday and Monday, ahead of the next
trough.

Forecast basis: a 50 50 blend of the 12z/22 gfs/nam MOS for
Tuesday night through Wednesday night, then the 12z/22 gfs
mex MOS for Thursday with the 15z wpc guidance for Thursday
night-next Monday. We did modify guidance temps downward
Thursday and Sunday in response to ggem and ECMWF cooler
pattern.

The dailies...

forecaster confidence is below average on details the entire
period.

Tuesday night through Wednesday... Depending on the path of the
next coastal... A pretty good chance of rain far southeast and
probably dry north where a nice Wednesday is expected. SREF pwat
is down.

Wednesday night and Thursday... Looks wet in warm air advection.

Questionable how much warming can occur with what looks to be a
neg tilt southern extension of the trough moving toward our area
and causing a triple pt low to approach. That also may permit a
better chance for isolated thunderstorms. SREF pwat back up to
1.5".

Friday... Partly sunny and a breezy west wind should develop
with afternoon warming and only a small chance of a residual
shower in the north.

Memorial day weekend... A good start is anticipated Saturday.

Sunday and Monday should see a period or two of showers and
possible thunderstorms. Still plenty of uncertainty but its not
looking to be a picture perfect weekend.

Aviation /20z Monday through Saturday/
The following discussion is for kphl, kpne, kttn, kabe, krdg, kilg,
kmiv, kacy and surrounding areas.

Ifr conditions remain across the TAF sites this afternoon as low
clouds and rain continue across the area. There has been some breaks
in the low level clouds, revealing some slightly higher cloud decks
across the area, so it is possible that there could be some
temporary MVFR conditions develop. But with the amount of moisture
around the area, we expect the lower clouds to fill back in.

An occluded cold front is forecast to move across the area overnight
tonight. As this front moves across the area overnight and toward
daybreak Tuesday, it is possible for conditions to improve to MVFR
from west to east. It is entirely possible that conditions may
improve toVFR during the day Tuesday, especially for abe and rdg.

But we will keep MVFR conditions further south across ilg, phl, pne,
and ttn. Ifr conditions remain in the forecast for acy and miv as
there is the possibility they may be affected by an area of rainfall
that lifts into our southern areas north of an area of low pressure
to our south.

Generally east-southeast winds will continue across the TAF sites
this afternoon north of the warm front to our south. However, winds
are expected to become light and variable this evening and
overnight. As the occluded frontal boundary moves across the area,
winds will become north-northwest to north-northeast. Speeds through
the next 24 hours are expected to be 5-10 knots or less.

Outlook...

forecaster confidence on details is below average through Friday
morning.

Tuesday night...VFR conditions north and possibly the entire area
but a risk of MVFR/ifr in showers vicinity kmiv/kacy. East to
northeast wind.

Wednesday...VFR except possible MVFR/ifr conditions during the
morning kmiv and kacy. East to northeast wind gusts to 15 mph.

Thursday...VFR CIGS with probable periods of MVFR/ifr in showers
and isolated thunderstorms. Easterly winds probably becoming
southeast to south at night.

Friday... Improving conditions after any early morning showers end
with mainlyVFR expected. Westerly wind gusts to 25 kt possible
in the afternoon.

Saturday...VFR. Westerly wind.

Marine
Winds and waves will remain below small craft advisory levels
tonight through Tuesday. Wind directions will begin out of the
southeast this evening and overnight, before becoming north-
northwest to north-northeast late tonight into Tuesday as an
occluded front moves across the area.

Outlook...

forecaster confidence on this outlook section is below average
Tuesday night and Wednesday then above average thereafter.

Tuesday night and Wednesday... May need an SCA for hazardous seas
for the de atlantic coastal waters. Otherwise northeast to east
wind with gusts generally under 20 kt.

Thursday... SCA probable for the well organized ohio valley low.

East to southeast winds build the seas to between 5 and 8 feet
on the atlantic waters.

Friday... SCA may continue for leftover hazardous seas on the
atlantic portion of our coastal waters. Westerly wind develops
with nearshore gusts to 20-25 kt.

Saturday... Marine headlines not likely.

Hydrology
Hazards: it seems almost inevitable that some sort of hydro
related products will eventually be needed by next Monday in
this pattern but whether its more than nuisance flooding fls's
is debatable. All we know is that widespread 1.5 to 2.5"
occurred in less than 12 hours over parts of the DELMARVA and
southeast nj today with a fairly large area of 3+ in southeast
nj. Suspect isolated MAX amt of 4" today with small streams and
rivers still rising late today. Legacy dix stp was best with
considerable low bias in dox sta/stp and the mrms products.

Tides/coastal flooding
Astronomical tides are at some of their highest of the year
this Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Some onshore flow will
contribute positive departures and its probable that a few
locations along the atlantic coasts of de and nj will exceed the
minor coastal flood advisory threshold. It only takes about .6
to .7 feet above high tide to reach the threshold. It's all in
the details, which are yet to be confidently determined. The sit
and etss modeling forecasts minor with a small chance of a moderate
episode if, prior to high tide, onshore is strong enough for enough
duration. Right now... No action needed.

Climate
Record daily rainfall at acy has a good chance of exceedance.

1.19 inches is the daily record set in 1909. As of 359 pm...

1.85 inches fell.

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

Nj... None.

De... None.

Md... None.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Drag 408
near term... Robertson
short term... Robertson
long term... Drag 408
aviation... Drag/robertson 408
marine... Drag/robertson 408
hydrology... 408
tides/coastal flooding... 408
climate... 408


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PHBP1 - 8545240 - Philadelphia, PA 7 mi46 min 64°F 64°F1014.3 hPa
MRCP1 - 8540433 - Marcus Hook, PA 10 mi46 min 63°F 1014.3 hPa
BDSP1 12 mi46 min 63°F 1015 hPa
BDRN4 - 8539094 - Burlington, Delaware River, NJ 25 mi58 min 63°F 69°F1014.2 hPa
DELD1 - 8551762 - Delaware City, DE 27 mi46 min N 2.9 G 4.1 63°F 65°F1014.8 hPa
RDYD1 - 8551910 - Reedy Point, DE 28 mi46 min 64°F 66°F1014.4 hPa
NBLP1 - 8548989 - Newbold, PA 32 mi46 min S 1 G 2.9 63°F 67°F1015 hPa
CHCM2 - 8573927 - Chesapeake City, MD 38 mi52 min NE 1.9 G 2.9 64°F 68°F1015 hPa
SJSN4 - 8537121 - Ship John Shoal, NJ 41 mi46 min SSE 4.1 G 4.1 64°F 65°F1014.4 hPa
JCRN4 - Jacques Cousteau Reserve, NJ 49 mi64 min E 5.1 62°F 1015 hPa62°F
44057 - Susquehanna, MD 49 mi34 min SSW 3.9 G 3.9 63°F 67°F1014.9 hPa (-1.6)

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Airport Reports
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Philadelphia, Philadelphia International Airport, PA1 mi40 minN 010.00 miOvercast65°F62°F90%1014.9 hPa
Philadelphia - Wings Field Airport, PA17 mi59 minN 010.00 miOvercast61°F60°F100%1015.6 hPa
Philadelphia, Northeast Philadelphia Airport, PA19 mi40 minN 010.00 miOvercast64°F61°F90%1015.3 hPa
Wilmington, New Castle County Airport, DE23 mi43 minN 010.00 miOvercast65°F62°F90%1015 hPa
Mount Holly, South Jersey Regional Airport, NJ23 mi40 minN 010.00 miOvercast63°F62°F97%1014.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Tinicum National Wildlife Refuge, Darby Creek, Pennsylvania
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Mon -- 03:47 AM EDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 05:40 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 05:41 AM EDT     0.69 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 10:57 AM EDT     6.15 feet High Tide
Mon -- 04:32 PM EDT     Moonset
Mon -- 06:03 PM EDT     0.52 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 08:15 PM EDT     Sunset
Mon -- 11:27 PM EDT     6.61 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Current
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Mon -- 03:14 AM EDT     -2.11 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 03:46 AM EDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 05:39 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 06:55 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 08:48 AM EDT     1.90 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 12:10 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 03:28 PM EDT     -2.15 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 04:32 PM EDT     Moonset
Mon -- 07:17 PM EDT     0.01 knots Slack
Mon -- 08:15 PM EDT     Sunset
Mon -- 09:16 PM EDT     2.04 knots Max Flood
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