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Marine Weather and Tides
Folcroft, PA

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10/6/2018 Colors of tide XTide graphs changed to emphasize that they were upgraded. See next note. Comments welcome.
10/4/2018 I have fixed XTide and updated the harmonic files. There were some name changes so you might have to click EDIT to find the new station name.

Sunrise 5:38AMSunset 8:17PM Wednesday May 22, 2019 9:04 AM EDT (13:04 UTC) Moonrise 10:58PMMoonset 7:46AM Illumination 87% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 18 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- 614 Am Edt Wed May 22 2019
Today..NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming se this afternoon. Waves 2 ft or less.
Tonight..S winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt late. Waves 2 ft or less.
Thu..S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 ft or less. A chance of showers and tstms in the afternoon.
Thu night..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 ft or less. A chance of showers and tstms until early morning.
Fri..NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Waves around 3 ft.
Fri night..N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming ne 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Waves 2 ft or less.
Sat..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft or less.
Sat night..S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 3 ft in the evening, then 2 ft or less. A chance of showers and tstms.
Sun..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft or less.
Sun night..NW winds around 5 kt. Waves 2 ft or less. A chance of showers and tstms. Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.
ANZ400 614 Am Edt Wed May 22 2019
Synopsis for the coastal waters from sandy hook nj to fenwick island de and for delaware bay.. High pressure will build into the area today bringing dry and pleasant weather. A warm front will pass through the area tonight with a cold front arriving Thursday night into Friday morning. High pressure will again be nearby the area Friday and into Saturday. A cold front will likely cross the region late Saturday into early Sunday potentially stalling just our south towards the start of next week.


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
318 am edt Wed may 22 2019

Synopsis
High pressure will build into the area today bringing dry and
pleasant weather. A warm front will pass through the area tonight
with a cold front arriving Thursday night into Friday morning.

High pressure will again be nearby the area Friday and into
Saturday. A cold front will likely cross the region late Saturday
into early Sunday potentially stalling just our south towards the
start of next week.

Near term today
Generally expect a quiet day weather-wise as surface high
pressure shifts overhead and then crests the area this
afternoon. The airmass will be quite dry with light winds an
generally seasonal temperatures. Cloud cover will generally be
limited to cirrus. The flow will become more southerly behind
the high later in the day, and given this weak onshore gradient
expect a sea breeze to develop (despite a somewhat limited
thermal contrast) and push inland by late afternoon. The main
effect this may have is cool maxes along the immediate coast
relative to yesterday.

Short term 6 pm this evening through 6 am Thursday
Deep southwesterly flow tonight will result in warm air advection
aloft along with fairly robust moisture advection (pwats initially
around 0.5 inches Wednesday increasing to around 1.5 inches by
Thursday am). This combined with weak shortwave energy moving into
the flattening ridge will result in a chance of showers and possibly
a few elevated thunderstorms tonight into Thursday morning.

Currently the greatest elevated instability looks to reside over
eastern pa NW nj and consequently currently have highest pops QPF in
these areas. Think that initially dry low lvls and meager
instability will preclude any strong storms heavy rainers in this
time frame but a few locations could receive a few tenths of rain
under any stronger storms.

Long term Thursday through Tuesday
Longer term forecast looks on track and minor adjustments made
using latest guidance.

Thursday morning into mid afternoon looks dry with temperatures
rising into the upper 70s or lower 80s. South to southwest low level
flow will transport mid 60s dewpoints into the region by afternoon,
a noticeable increase from early morning readings around 50.

It looks like Thursday late afternoon into the evening is going to
be an active period. Low pressure currently moving northeastward out
of the plains will make a hard turn to east as it nears the western
great lakes. It then turns southeast as it rounds the top of the
southeast ridge. Guidance is in good agreement on the surface low re-
strengthening as it makes this turn, which will be accompanied by
strengthening wind fields. All in all, what appears to develop over
the mid-atlantic Thursday evening is a rather favorable environment
for severe weather, primarily damaging winds and large hail. As
night falls, a nocturnal inversion will probably start to develop,
cutting off the surface based instability. SPC has placed much of
central and eastern pennsylvania in an enhanced risk for severe
thunderstorms for Thursday with a slight to marginal risk eastward
to the coast.

Behind the front, high pressure will be firmly in control for what
looks like a warm and pleasant day Friday. Dry weather continues for
the overnight.

High pressure should allow dry weather to continue for most of the
day Saturday. A warm frontal passage is likely early on Saturday,
which should set up a warm afternoon away from the coast where a
lingering onshore wind will keep things cooler. By Saturday evening
and overnight, the next cold front will be approaching as the parent
low tracks through ontario. This will bring a renewed threat of
showers and thunderstorms.

The front should get just far enough south on Sunday to put us in a
true post-frontal air mass. It continues to look warm as well with
winds turning westerly. Mid to upper 80s are likely in most areas.

Very low confidence as model timings are drastically different with
the approach of the next frontal system. Best thinking at the moment
is another fairly warm day on Monday with a late day shower or storm
risk as a front approaches. This would yield drier weather for
Tuesday. However, much fine tuning will need to be done here.

Aviation 07z Wednesday through Sunday
The following discussion is for kphl, kpne, kttn, kabe, krdg, kilg,
kmiv, kacy and surrounding areas.

Today ...VFR conditions expected through the day. Light winds this
morning will shift to light southerly southwesterly by this
afternoon. These southerly winds may increase, initially at the
coastal sites, in the mid-late afternoon period as a sea breeze
develops and moves inland.

Tonight... MostlyVFR with increasing mid-lvl clouds, although
periods of MVFR rain will be possible particularly at kabe and krdg.

Winds will generally be light favoring a southerly direction.

Outlook...

Thursday-Thursday night... Most of the daytime Thursday should be
vfr. Thunderstorms possible Thursday evening. Southwesterly winds
shifting to northwesterly Thursday night. Gusts to 20 kt possible
during the day Thursday.

Friday-Friday night... VFR. Northwest wind gusting up to 20 kt,
becoming northeasterly and decreasing Friday night.

Saturday-Saturday night... VFR expected most of the day Saturday.

Showers and thunderstorms possible Saturday evening and overnight.

Winds gradually shifting from east to south on Saturday then south
to west on Saturday night.

Sunday... VFR. Light west-northwest wind.

Marine
Today tonight... Sub-sca conditions expected with northerly
winds this morning shifting to easterly and then
southeasterly southerly by the afternoon. Seas will be around
2-3 feet.

Outlook...

Thursday-Sunday... A period of SCA conditions due to southwesterly
winds gusting near to above 25 kt is possible Thursday afternoon and
into the first part of the overnight. Otherwise, winds and seas are
expected to remain below SCA criteria.

Rip currents...

a low risk of rip currents remains on tap for tomorrow, although
a sea breeze with associated onshore flow looks to develop by
tomorrow afternoon.

Equipment
The kdix radar is back online. However, it will be in a test phase
through this afternoon. Intermittent outages are possible.

Phi watches warnings advisories
Pa... None.

Nj... None.

De... None.

Md... None.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Franklin
near term... Carr
short term... Carr
long term... Franklin
aviation... Carr franklin
marine... Carr franklin
equipment...



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PHBP1 - 8545240 - Philadelphia, PA 7 mi35 min 66°F 62°F1024.2 hPa
MRCP1 - 8540433 - Marcus Hook, PA 10 mi41 min 63°F 62°F1024.4 hPa
BDSP1 12 mi35 min 62°F 65°F1024.7 hPa
BDRN4 - 8539094 - Burlington, Delaware River, NJ 25 mi89 min N 1 G 5.1 57°F 65°F1023.7 hPa
DELD1 - 8551762 - Delaware City, DE 27 mi41 min N 5.1 G 6 60°F 62°F1024.9 hPa
RDYD1 - 8551910 - Reedy Point, DE 28 mi35 min 1024.4 hPa
NBLP1 - 8548989 - Newbold, PA 32 mi35 min N 5.1 G 7 62°F 66°F1024.9 hPa
CHCM2 - 8573927 - Chesapeake City, MD 38 mi41 min N 4.1 G 7 60°F 68°F1025.3 hPa
SJSN4 - 8537121 - Ship John Shoal, NJ 41 mi35 min N 6 G 8 61°F 67°F1024.8 hPa
JCRN4 - Jacques Cousteau Reserve, NJ 49 mi35 min WNW 2.9 60°F 1024 hPa43°F

Wind History for Philadelphia, PA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Philadelphia, Philadelphia International Airport, PA1 mi71 minN 410.00 miA Few Clouds61°F39°F44%1024.2 hPa
Philadelphia, Northeast Philadelphia Airport, PA19 mi71 minNNW 510.00 miFair62°F39°F44%1024.4 hPa
Mount Holly, South Jersey Regional Airport, NJ23 mi71 minN 010.00 miFair58°F44°F60%1024 hPa
Wilmington, New Castle County Airport, DE23 mi74 minNNW 410.00 miFair61°F42°F50%1024.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Tinicum National Wildlife Refuge, Darby Creek, Pennsylvania
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Wed -- 04:22 AM EDT     6.37 feet High Tide
Wed -- 05:40 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 08:46 AM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 11:54 AM EDT     0.48 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 04:56 PM EDT     5.37 feet High Tide
Wed -- 08:15 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 11:56 PM EDT     0.84 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 11:57 PM EDT     Moonrise
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Tide / Current Tables for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Current
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Philadelphia
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Wed -- 01:36 AM EDT     1.64 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 04:56 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 05:39 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:39 AM EDT     -1.68 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 08:45 AM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 12:35 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 02:15 PM EDT     1.19 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 05:31 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 08:15 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 08:18 PM EDT     -1.64 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 11:57 PM EDT     Moonrise
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