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Marine Weather and Tides
Camp Hill, PA

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Sunrise 6:52AMSunset 5:49PM Wednesday February 20, 2019 1:18 PM EST (18:18 UTC) Moonrise 7:15PMMoonset 7:47AM Illumination 98% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 16 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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ANZ530 Chesapeake Bay North Of Pooles Island- 1241 Pm Est Wed Feb 20 2019
This afternoon..E winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Sleet, snow, rain and freezing rain. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Tonight..E winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming sw after midnight. Waves 1 ft. Rain and sleet.
Thu..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the late morning and afternoon. Waves 1 ft.
Thu night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Fri..NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Fri night..NE winds around 5 kt. Waves flat. A chance of rain.
Sat..SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Rain.
Sun..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 ft. A chance of showers through the day.
ANZ500 1241 Pm Est Wed Feb 20 2019
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. A strong low pressure system will impact the region throug tonight. Low pressure will then push off to the north and east on Thursday as a frontal boundary passes through the waters. High pressure will build to the north on Friday and another cold front will cross the waters on Sunday. Small craft conditions will be possible on Thursday, and likely on Sunday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Camp Hill , PA
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Area Discussion for - State College, PA
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Fxus61 kctp 201729
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area forecast discussion
national weather service state college pa
1229 pm est Wed feb 20 2019

Synopsis
A winter storm will bring snow, ice and difficult travel to
central pennsylvania on Wednesday. Conditions will improve into
Thursday as a breezy west wind directs drier air into the region.

Fair weather will continue into Friday before another round of
precipitation over the weekend. It will turn windy and colder
Sunday night into Monday with little to no precipitation
expected early next week.

Near term through tonight
*significant snow and ice accumulation for south-central pa
robust isentropic lift theta-e advection behind very moist
southerly flow and synoptic ascent associated with 150kt jet
streak to the north will produce widespread wintry precipitation
across central pa today into tonight. The leading edge of
precipitation (snow) at 0930z has lifted north of md line to
the pa tpke over the southwest mtns and should reach the us-322
corridor around 13z.

Thermal profiles are cold enough for all snow to start the
event. Hires model guidance continues to indicate a heavy burst
or "thump" of WAA snow across south-central pa this morning.

This initial, ~3-6hr snow burst will be driven by a brief but
intense period of low to mid level fgen. The 00z href
confirms high probability of 1-2 in hr snowfall rates in the
12-18z window. The duration of intense snow will be somewhat
limited, as the warm nose aloft will lift northward turning
precipitation from snow to ice (sleet freezing rain) in most
places this afternoon.

One concern is guidance may be too quick to warm the column due
to reinforcement of the wedge by initial evaporative cooling
(09z dewpoint depressions running 10-15+ degrees) and falling
precipitation (moderate to heavy snow). This would be a boom
scenario for snow totals and would add a couple of inches on to
current fcst. This is also important from a winter headline
perspective as it could push storm total amounts from advisory
to warning levels. Conversely, a quicker change or mix with
sleet would trim snow totals. Precipitation will changeover from
snow to ice from southwest to northeast leading to a prolonged
period of freezing rain across a good portion of south-central
pa especially the higher terrain ridges from the laurel
highlands into the southern alleghenies.

The heaviest snowfall of 6-8" in fcst over far south-central pa
just north of the WV md panhandles. 3-6" is projected
throughout the lower susquehanna valley and along the i-80
corridor. 1-3" is fcst over the northern tier with the lowest
amounts along the ny border. The heaviest freezing rain is
likely in the terrain zones mentioned above, where a risk
exists for >0.25" of ice accretion even after the snowfall.

A second wave of heavier QPF appears likely in the 00-06z thu
timeframe which would fall mainly as freezing rain. This could
push some of the advisory area close to warning level freezing
rain ice accumulation. Precip intensity will decrease btwn
06-09z with west wind shift drying things out east of the
alleghenies. The shift to upslope flow favors the highest pops
over the western ridges into the predawn hours Thursday.

Temperatures will slowly climb above freezing overnight with
light rain becoming the most likely dominant ptype by 12z
Thursday.

Short term Thursday through Friday night
Breezy and dry wx expected on Thursday with temps rebounding
into the 40s. High pressure returns Thu night into Friday
bringing fair and dry weather.

Another shot of WAA precip into a retreating cold sector
with departing sfc high pressure is likely heading into the
weekend. Timing will be important with a period of snow or ice to
start the weekend over south-central pa.

Long term Saturday through Tuesday
Aside from an initial period of mixed precipitation early
Saturday, expect periods of rain throughout the weekend.

Temperatures will trend milder Saturday into Sunday with
fcst highs in the upper 40s north to near 60f in the lsv.

It will turn windy and colder into early next week. Model
guidance suggest advisory level wind gusts are possible Sunday
night into Monday. The colder NW flow should produce snow
showers downwind of lake erie. Otherwise, the wx looks mainly
dry Monday and Tuesday.

Aviation 18z Wednesday through Sunday
18z update... Ifr to fuel alternate restrictions will be common
through the overnight hours, due to lower ceilings and
persistent precipitation.

As for precipitation type, any snow will have changed over to a
sleet freezing rain combination by 18-20z. Freezing rain is
likely to continue well into the evening, before temperatures
inch above freezing after 05-08z, and then we're left generally
with patchy drizzle and light fog mist.

Thursday morning, as drier air slowly works its way in,
conditions will improve with time. Kmdt, klns, and kipt should
beVFR by 14-16z, with MVFR at kunv and kaoo. Upslope westerly
flow will keep lower conditions going longer at kjst and kbfd.

Gusty e-se surface winds will continue into the early evening,
along with llws conditions, before diminishing somewhat and
veering into the S this evening. Winds will become w-nw and
increase Thursday morning.

Outlook...

thu night and fri... Possible lingering lower ceilings at kbfd
and kjst, withVFR elsewhere.

Sat... Deteriorating conditions, with steadier rain or freezing
rain developing.

Sun... Windy with at least scattered rain showers, and associated
restrictions.

Ctp watches warnings advisories
Winter weather advisory until 6 am est Thursday for paz004>006-
010>012-017>019-037-041-042-045-046-049>053-058.

Winter storm warning until 6 am est Thursday for paz024>028-
033>036-056-057-059-063>066.

Synopsis... Steinbugl
near term... Steinbugl
short term... Steinbugl
long term... Steinbugl
aviation... Jurewicz


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BLTM2 - 8574680 - Baltimore, MD 70 mi48 min ESE 5.1 G 9.9 29°F 38°F1031.1 hPa
FSKM2 - 8574728 - Francis Scott Key Bridge, MD 74 mi48 min SE 9.9 G 12 29°F 1031.6 hPa
CHCM2 - 8573927 - Chesapeake City, MD 77 mi48 min ESE 2.9 G 7 28°F 39°F1031.6 hPa

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Harrisburg, Capital City Airport, PA4 mi22 minSE 11 G 151.00 miLight Snow Fog/Mist27°F23°F85%1031 hPa
Harrisburg, Harrisburg International Airport, PA9 mi22 minSE 100.50 miLight Snow Freezing Fog28°F24°F85%1030.7 hPa
York, York Airport, PA22 mi29 minESE 71.25 miLight Snow Fog/Mist26°F24°F92%1030.9 hPa
Muir Army Air Field / Indiantown, PA24 mi82 minE 60.63 miLight Snow25°F21°F88%1032.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Port Deposit, Susquehanna River, Maryland
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Port Deposit
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Wed -- 06:28 AM EST     -0.24 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:50 AM EST     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:42 AM EST     Moonset
Wed -- 10:47 AM EST     1.90 feet High Tide
Wed -- 05:46 PM EST     Sunset
Wed -- 06:10 PM EST     -0.90 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:12 PM EST     Moonrise
Wed -- 11:36 PM EST     2.53 feet High Tide
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2.421.510.40-0.2-0.20.31.11.71.91.71.30.70.2-0.4-0.7-0.9-0.7-0.10.91.82.4

Tide / Current Tables for Havre de Grace, Susquehanna River, Maryland (2)
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Havre de Grace
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Wed -- 05:00 AM EST     -0.20 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:50 AM EST     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:42 AM EST     Moonset
Wed -- 09:54 AM EST     1.59 feet High Tide
Wed -- 04:42 PM EST     -0.75 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 05:46 PM EST     Sunset
Wed -- 07:12 PM EST     Moonrise
Wed -- 10:43 PM EST     2.12 feet High Tide
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1.71.20.70.3-0.1-0.2-00.411.41.61.410.50-0.4-0.7-0.7-0.50.10.91.622.1

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