Thursday, January18, 2018

Marine Weather and Tides
Tamaqua, PA

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Sunrise 7:22AMSunset 5:06PM Thursday January 18, 2018 8:23 AM EST (13:23 UTC) Moonrise 8:19AMMoonset 6:43PM Illumination 3% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 2 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- 631 Am Est Thu Jan 18 2018
.small craft advisory in effect until 4 pm est this afternoon...
Today..W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Tonight..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
Fri..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Fri night..SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Sat..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Sat night..W winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Sun..S winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
Mon..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely through the night.
ANZ500 631 Am Est Thu Jan 18 2018
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. Low pressure will move off the north carolina coast this morning. High pressure will then build south of the area through Sunday. The next cold front will approach the area Monday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Tamaqua , 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
619 am est Thu jan 18 2018

High pressure will build across the gulf coast through the end
of the week, then offshore over the weekend. An area of low
pressure will move across eastern canada over the weekend as a
back door cold front approaches from the north. Another area of
low pressure will move through the great lakes Monday night into
Tuesday, pulling a cold front across the area. High pressure
will build toward the area late Wednesday into Thursday.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
Adjusting hourly temps based on latest surface obs. Temps in
some spots in northwest nj bottomed out, but temps in other
areas have risen as winds increased to 5-10 mph. Temps should
steady off the next couple of hours, then rise after sunrise.

Otherwise, surface low pressure off the mid-atlantic coast
continues to lift out to sea today as surface high pressure over
the lower mississippi valley slowly builds east. Meanwhile,
closed h5 low over the carolina coast tracks east as upper
ridging builds into the appalachians.

For the local area, can expect a mostly sunny day as subsidence
associated with the upper level ridging builds east. Pressure
gradient tightens in the afternoon, and w-nw winds will increase
to around 15 mph with 20-25 mph gusts.

Airmass moderates over the area as 850 mb temps rise to 0 to
+4c, resulting in highs in the mid 20s in the poconos, and
otherwise mostly in the low to mid 30s. Highs in the southern
portion of the DELMARVA will be near 40.

Short term 6 pm this evening through 6 am Friday
High pressure continues to build east tonight. Pressure
gradient slackens, and winds become light and variable. A weak
upper disturbance passes well north of the area tonight, and
this may bring some mid and upper clouds to the poconos and nw
nj. Otherwise, skies will be mostly clear. As a result, can
expect strong radiational cooling conditions for the lehigh
valley, northern nj, and the pine barrens of southern nj. Lows
tonight will range from the teens to lower 20s.

Long term Friday through Wednesday
Quiet weather for the end of the week into the the weekend,
with a return of unsettled weather for early next week.

Dry conditions will continue for Friday into Saturday as high
pressure builds to our south across the gulf coast states
through Friday, then offshore Saturday. Our area will remain on
the northern periphery of the high which will keep a dry, west
to southwest flow across the area.

On Sunday, a back door cold front will sag toward our area from
the north as an area of low pressure slides eastward across
eastern canada. Sunday should remain dry, but as we move into
Sunday night and Monday, the back door frontal boundary is
forecast to make its way across a portion of the area. As it
does so, there will be some enhanced moisture and lift moving
overtop of the front. This may lead to some light rain
developing across the area Sunday night into Monday. It is
possible that temperatures could drop below freezing across
portions of northern new jersey and northeastern pennsylvania,
possibly leading to some light freezing rain.

Then Monday night into Tuesday morning, a cold front is
expected to sweep across the area as an area of low pressure
moves through the great lakes region. This will lead to a period
of rainfall overnight Monday into Tuesday. It is possible that
the rain could change over to snow across northern new jersey
and northeastern pennsylvania before the precipitation ends
Tuesday morning behind the cold frontal passage.

For Tuesday night into Wednesday, the low pressure system moves
across eastern canada, while a secondary cold front moves
toward the area from the west, which may cross the area during
the day. Most of the area will remain dry, but there my be
enough moisture across the northern areas as a short
wave vorticity impulse moves through for some snow showers to
get squeezed out across portions of northern new jersey and
northeastern pennsylvania.

Aviation 11z Thursday through Monday
The following discussion is for kphl, kpne, kttn, kabe, krdg,
kilg, kmiv, kacy and surrounding areas.

Today...VFR skc. NW winds 10-15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt,
except for kphl kacy, where gusts up to 25 kt are possible.

Tonight... Lgt vrb winds. Skc.


Thursday through Saturday night...VFR. West to southwest winds;
winds may gust 15-20 knots at time. High confidence.

Sunday night-Monday... Conditions may lower to MVFR overnight
Sunday into Monday, possibly ifr for northern areas, with a
chance of showers. Gusty southeast winds 15-20 knots. Moderate

Today... Gale warning remains in effect for the de ocean waters
and lower de bay for wind gusts around 35 kt and this will
continue through around 10 am. For the de ocean waters, a sca
will be needed after the gale warning ends. Otherwise, small
craft advisories will continue for upper de bay through this
morning, and for the ocean into this evening. Wind gusts on the
ocean may diminish a bit later this morning before picking up
again in the afternoon.

Tonight... SCA conditions end on the ocean this evening, and
gusts to 20 kt will continue. Seas will diminish to 2-4 feet. On
de bay, tranquil conditions.


Friday-Friday night... Conditions expected to be below advisory
levels, but winds may periodically gust around 20 knots.

Saturday-Saturday night... Winds may approach small craft
advisory levels across the northern half of the atlantic coastal

Sunday-Monday... Conditions expected to be below advisory
levels, but winds may periodically gust around 20 knots.

Phi watches warnings advisories
Pa... None.

Nj... None.

De... None.

Md... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 1 am est Friday for anz450>453.

Gale warning until 10 am est this morning for anz431-454-455.

Small craft advisory until 10 am est this morning for anz430.

Synopsis... Robertson
near term... Mps
short term... Mps
long term... Robertson
aviation... Robertson mps
marine... Robertson mps

Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PHBP1 - 8545240 - Philadelphia, PA 73 mi54 min 20°F 32°F1019.6 hPa
MRCP1 - 8540433 - Marcus Hook, PA 74 mi54 min 19°F 34°F1020 hPa

Wind History for Philadelphia, PA
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1 day
2 days

Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Allentown, Lehigh Valley International Airport, PA29 mi33 minWSW 610.00 miFair11°F1°F67%1020.2 hPa

Wind History from ABE (wind in knots)
Last 24hrW5NW10NW9NW12
1 day agoN3CalmN3N3N3NE3NE4NE3NE3NE3NE3NE4N3CalmNW3CalmW3CalmW3W4NW4W7NW8NW10
2 days agoNE8NE8NE8NE55NE5NE8NE7E8E4E6E6E6E5E4NE5E5E4E4E7E5E4E4E4

Tide / Current Tables for Market Street Bridge, Schuylkill River, Pennsylvania
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Market Street Bridge
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Thu -- 01:57 AM EST     5.00 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:19 AM EST     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:13 AM EST     Moonrise
Thu -- 08:47 AM EST     -0.38 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 02:09 PM EST     5.78 feet High Tide
Thu -- 05:03 PM EST     Sunset
Thu -- 06:42 PM EST     Moonset
Thu -- 09:27 PM EST     -0.32 feet Low Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Tacony-Palmyra Bridge, New Jersey
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Tacony-Palmyra Bridge
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Thu -- 02:37 AM EST     5.47 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:18 AM EST     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:13 AM EST     Moonrise
Thu -- 09:12 AM EST     -0.42 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 02:49 PM EST     6.25 feet High Tide
Thu -- 05:02 PM EST     Sunset
Thu -- 06:41 PM EST     Moonset
Thu -- 09:50 PM EST     -0.25 feet Low Tide
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Philadelphia/Mount Holly, PA (8,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Philadelphia, PA
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