Wednesday, March22, 2017

Marine Weather and Tides
Elizabeth, NJ

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Sunrise 6:53AMSunset 7:13PM Wednesday March 22, 2017 8:29 PM EDT (00:29 UTC) Moonrise 3:29AMMoonset 1:37PM 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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ANZ338 NEw York Harbor- 621 Pm Edt Wed Mar 22 2017
.gale warning in effect until 2 am edt Thursday...
Tonight..NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt... Diminishing to 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Thu..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
Thu night..W winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming sw after midnight. Waves 1 ft or less.
Fri..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Chance of rain in the afternoon.
Fri night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
Sat..W winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming nw in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft in the morning...then 1 ft or less.
Sat night..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. Chance of rain.
Sun..E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Rain likely.
Mon..NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Rain likely... Mainly in the morning.
ANZ300 621 Pm Edt Wed Mar 22 2017
Synopsis for long island waters and new york harbor.. Gusty winds northwest will continue across the area through this evening in the wake of a cold front. High pressure will then build over the great lakes tonight...moving more directly over the waters on Thursday...and then pass to the east Thursday night. A warm front will approach on Friday and remains nearby through Saturday. A cold front will move through Saturday night. A series of systems will impact the area starting Sunday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Elizabeth, NJ
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Area Discussion for - New York City/Upton, NY
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area forecast discussion
national weather service new york ny
634 pm edt Wed mar 22 2017

Gusty northwest winds will continue through this evening in the
wake of a cold front. High pressure builds in tonight from the
great lakes, moving more into the region on Thursday. The high
moves offshore Thursday night. A warm front passes Friday,
followed by a cold front Saturday. The front will wobble across
the area on Sunday before lifting back north on Monday as a warm
front. Additional areas of low pressure may impact the area
starting late Monday.

Near term /until 6 am Thursday morning/
Wind advisories have either expired or been cancelled across
the area with gusts generally less than 40 mph, and will continue
to gradually subside through the night.

Instead of welcoming spring, we are welcoming back winter across
the tri-state area as chilly air has returned in the wake of a
cold front that passed across the area this morning. The main
impact in the wake of this front has been gusty northwest winds
especially from the city east across long island and across ct.

Gusts have dropped off even exceeded 50 mph in a few land based
locations including a 54 mph gust at the westhampton airport.

Wind advisories will be left up as is with coastal areas hanging
onto them longer. Surface pressure gradients remain up through
most of the night, however, the WRF keeps 925 mb winds over 35
kts across much of the area through 06z Thursday. There is a
bump in the 925 mb winds on this model between 03z and 06z
across fairfield county extending into queens, nassau and
western suffolk counties, so there is a possibility if some of
this higher momentum aloft mixes down of the need to extend wind
advisories in some areas for a few hours.

Even though winds will gradually drop off overnight in
strength, we should still see enough of a breeze overnight to
prevent a full decoupling. Thus did not do too much tweaking of
lows in the normal radiational spots though we still show
between 3 and 5 inches of snow on the ground in the hudson
valley in orange and putnam counties as of this morning. A clear
sky is expected tonight with lows around 20 in the city and
most other areas in the teens. The coldest spots will be close
to 10 well inland. Some record lows may get reached or tied
tonight, see the climate section below.

Short term /6 am Thursday morning through 6 pm Thursday/
Surface high pressure will slide southeast from the great lakes
Thursday morning toward the DELMARVA peninsula by Thursday
afternoon. This will result in a clear sky with northwest winds
shutting off by the late morning and winds turning to the west
to southwest by the afternoon which will push readings back to
near 40 in the city with lower 40s in urban sections of
northeastern nj and the 30s elsewhere. Ample sunshine will help
take the edge off the early spring chill.

Long term /Thursday night through Wednesday/
The good news is the really cold weather is on the way out,
however, so is seeing the Sun during much of the extended as an
unsettled weather pattern sets up.

A warm front will lift north across the area Thursday night into
Friday morning in advance of an area of low pressure ejecting
out of the southern plains. As the plains low gets closer
an increase in moisture will take place and spread light
precipitation into the area on Friday morning - possibly as
early as 5 to 8 am. Given temps will be near to below freezing
especially inland in the normal klondike spots of orange,
putnam, passaic and ct, there will be the risk for frozen
precipitation before temperatures gradually rise above freezing
with the passage of the warm front. Forecast model soundings all
show a warm nose or warm layer aloft with shallow cold air so
the risk for a variety of frozen precipitation exists. Across
north jersey and the lower hudson valley, frozen precipitation
may start as snow but quickly go to sleet or more likely
freezing rain as the warm layer aloft surges in. Model soundings
look a little better for a bit more in the way of snow across
interior ct, where at danbury snow may last a little longer
before mixing with sleet and/or freezing rain for a bit before
transitioning to all rain. Either way, QPF amounts are mainly a
tenth of an inch or less so this will not be a big event but
perhaps just enough to create some slick spots on roads if it
lasts long enough. If precip is slower to arrive, then p-type
will be more likely just rain as temps will warm up by later in
the morning. However, this short lived cold snap will chill any
road surfaces allowing for even a light amount of precip to get
slick except in spots where a hefty salt still sits on the

By Friday night, the warm front should push far enough north
that most of area dries out except for inland ct where some
light rain may linger.

The southern plains low advances east on Saturday toward st.

Louis. Our area should be in the warm sector, though still see a
decent amount of clouds. Depending on if we get any sun, temps
may crack 60 especially from the city on west. Southerly flow
off the chilly waters will hold MAX temps down on the island,
ct and southern parts of brooklyn and queens into the 50s.

The warm front to our north will start to get shoved back south
by later in the day in response to a surface high pressure over
eastern canada. Model consensus is there as to a backdoor cold
front moving toward the area Saturday evening and thus we showed
an increase up in pops in that time frame from east to west
across ct and long island. Also given the marine push, I added
in patchy fog as we may end up seeing more drizzle at times than
actual light rain. Temps will slowly fall through the night.

Inland we may see a little frozen precipitation if colder air
seeps in better than expected.

Sunday the main issue is where does the front stall out. The
ecmwf on the 00z operational run was warmer by about 10 degrees
in spots than the 12z operational gfs. For now I played temps
in between but suspect from the city on east the cooler scenario
will win on out but there is certainly some bust potential with
temps. In many spots readings may hold steady or even fall
through the day depending on what the front decides to do. We
kept in a chance of rain through the day as the approaching low
from the west and the front overhead should keep enough lift in
place to keep things wet most of the time.

Beyond Sunday waves of low pressure are expected to impact the
area with a frontal boundary near or north of the area. The
first wave should pull east by Monday morning but model
agreement was poor after this with timing and the track of the
lows. Given the pattern, frozen precipitation may be possible at
times well inland especially at night where any cold air is
trapped. If the frontal boundary hangs up further south then
frozen precipitation is possible further toward the coast. Most
likely though the flow aloft is west to southwest, so I have
favored a warmer forecast. I bumped up temps a bit over the
previous forecast based on a blend of the operational GFS and
ecmwf. There could be some breaks in rain at times, but this far
out exact timing of features is difficult.

Aviation /00z Thursday through Monday/
Vfr through the TAF period with mainly clear sky.

Nw winds near 25kt with gusts up to 40kt peaking this afternoon.

Gusts begin to drop off toward sunset and diminish after
midnight. Winds pick up again for a few hours midday Thursday
but likely drop off in the early afternoon as high pressure
settles across the area.

Ny metro enhanced aviation weather support...

detailed information, including hourly TAF wind component forecasts,
can be found at: http:/

Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
MHRN6 1 mi42 min NW 15 G 23
BGNN4 - 8519483 - Bergen Point West Reach, NJ 2 mi42 min 30°F 41°F1027.9 hPa
ROBN4 - 8530973 - Robins Reef, NJ 6 mi42 min NW 19 G 27 30°F 1027.5 hPa
BATN6 - 8518750 - The Battery, NY 9 mi42 min 30°F 40°F1027 hPa
SDHN4 - 8531680 - Sandy Hook, NJ 16 mi42 min NNW 20 G 30 30°F 41°F1026.6 hPa
KPTN6 - 8516945 - Kings Point, NY 25 mi42 min 18 G 21 29°F 38°F1027.2 hPa
44065 - Entrance to New York Harbor 32 mi40 min NW 21 G 27 33°F 42°F5 ft1026.5 hPa (+4.2)10°F
44040 - Western Long Island Sound 38 mi45 min NW 16 G 23 30°F 2 ft5°F
NBLP1 - 8548989 - Newbold, PA 47 mi42 min N 8.9 G 15 31°F 43°F1029.2 hPa

Wind History for Bergen Point West Reach, NY
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Newark, Newark International Airport, NJ4 mi39 minNW 18 G 2610.00 miFair and Breezy30°F-6°F20%1027.7 hPa
New York City, Central Park, NY14 mi39 minNW 11 G 2010.00 miFair29°F-5°F22%1027.1 hPa
Teterboro, Teterboro Airport, NJ16 mi39 minNNW 21 G 3410.00 miFair and Breezy29°F-2°F26%1027.3 hPa
Morristown Municipal, NJ16 mi45 minN 17 G 2710.00 miClear27°F0°F31%1028.4 hPa
Caldwell, Essex County Airport, NJ17 mi37 minNNW 8 G 1710.00 miFair27°F-2°F28%1029.2 hPa
New York, La Guardia Airport, NY18 mi39 minNNW 20 G 2610.00 miFair and Breezy31°F-2°F24%1027.3 hPa
New York, Kennedy International Airport, NY21 mi39 minNNW 18 G 2710.00 miFair and Breezy30°F-8°F19%1027.5 hPa

Wind History from EWR (wind in knots)
Last 24hrW5W8W5N8N7NW3SW6NW11NW14NW18
1 day agoW7W8W8W7NW5NW5W6W8
2 days agoN8N10N10NW7NW8NW8N11N11N8NW10NW8NW10N12N11N11N13

Tide / Current Tables for Port Ivory, Howland Hook, New York
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Port Ivory
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Wed -- 03:28 AM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 04:11 AM EDT     4.68 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:56 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 11:09 AM EDT     0.85 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 01:37 PM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 04:47 PM EDT     4.16 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:11 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 11:22 PM EDT     0.98 feet Low Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Bayonne Bridge, Kill van Kull, New York Current
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Bayonne Bridge
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Wed -- 12:41 AM EDT     1.46 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 03:28 AM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 03:56 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 06:56 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:02 AM EDT     -1.26 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 10:56 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 01:13 PM EDT     1.50 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 01:36 PM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 04:28 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 07:11 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 07:35 PM EDT     -1.10 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 11:12 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
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Wind Forecast for New York City/Upton, NY (20,4,5,8)
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