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West Pocomoke, MD

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Sunrise 7:14AMSunset 5:12PM Monday January 20, 2020 10:09 AM EST (15:09 UTC) Moonrise 3:23AMMoonset 1:38PM Illumination 21% 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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ANZ543 Tangier Sound And The Inland Waters Surrounding Bloodsworth Island- 938 Am Est Mon Jan 20 2020
.small craft advisory in effect through Tuesday morning...
Rest of today..N winds 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
Tonight..N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft.
Tue..N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
Tue night..N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
Wed..N winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Wed night..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Thu..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
Fri..E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of rain through the night.
ANZ500 938 Am Est Mon Jan 20 2020
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. High pressure will build eastward from the northern plains during the first half of the week, then move offshore during the second half of the week. A small craft advisory may be needed for portions of the waters Tuesday night.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near West Pocomoke, MD
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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FXUS61 KAKQ 201134 AFDAKQ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Wakefield VA 634 AM EST Mon Jan 20 2020

SYNOPSIS. Cold high pressure builds across the region through midweek. Much colder air spills across the region through Tuesday night . with temperatures slowly moderating for the latter half of the week.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/. As of 630 AM EST Monday .

Early morning surface analysis shows strong low pressure well northeast of New England moving away into the Atlantic while 1044mb high pressure builds southeast from the Dakotas toward the region. The resulting pressure gradient over the local area has kept winds around 10mph this morning and temperatures have not fallen as far as previously forecast. Bumped up lows a few degrees due to continued mixing, generally ranging from the low/mid 20s west of I- 95 to mid/upper 20s to the east.

Strong cold air advection continues today, brisk NW winds and temps in the mid to upper 30s result in a raw day across the region despite a mostly sunny sky. Wind chills will average in the mid/upper 20s, even through the afternoon. Bay-streamer clouds are possible downstream (south and southeast) of the Ches bay today as cold, dry air interacts with the relative warmth of the waters. Latest model guidance has trended toward winds not totally decoupling tonight, so have raised overnight lows a few degrees into the upper teens and low 20s.

SHORT TERM /TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/. As of 345 AM EST Monday .

Continued cold and dry Tuesday, with highs remaining below normal. Thickness tools in agreement with cool side of MOS guidance envelope, with highs mainly in the mid to upper 30s despite a mainly clear/sunny sky. Clear and cold once again Tuesday night with early morning lows in the low to mid 20s . to around 30 SE.

Models still show the formation of a cut-off low near the GA/SC coast Tuesday night. However, models remain in good agreement in taking this wave offshore, with cyclogenesis occurring well away from the local area, thus minimizing any sensible weather impacts across the local area.

Behind this wave, modifying sfc high builds over the Mid-Atlantic and northeast CONUS on Wednesday. Thicknesses begin to climb, signaling the start of a moderating temp trend. Slightly warmer Wednesday with highs climbing to near normal in the low to mid 40s, under a mainly sunny sky. Lows Wednesday night will inch up a few degrees as well with generally low/mid 20s expected across the region.

LONG TERM /WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY/. As of 230 PM EDT Sunday .

Medium range period characterized by dry conditions and gradually moderating temperatures. Rain chances increase by late in the week into the weekend. Forecast period begins with high pressure at the sfc and aloft in place over the region with quiet weather persisting through Thu night. Highs in the 50s Thu/Fri. Lows in the 20s to mid 30s Wed/Thu night, mid 30s to mid 40s Friday night.

Our next weather maker will come from a developing upper trough over the central Plains Wed night and Thursday, with that system then lifting northeast Ohio Valley/Great Lakes Friday/Friday night. Remaining dry Wednesday night through Friday morning, with rain chances ramping up Friday night and Saturday. Kept PoPs in the chance range at this time with typical temporal differences between the deterministic models, though models are reasonably clustered with ensembles for this time range. PWs

Other big story weather-wise will be with quickly moderating temperatures. Pre-frontal warm front will lift across the region over the course of next weekend, with temperatures moderating back toward then above normal Saturday and Sunday (highs in the 50s to low 60s, lows in the 30s and 40s). The attendant sfc cold front approaches and crosses through the area sometime late next weekend . but with the Pacific origins of that airmass, expect temperatures to only fall back to around climo normal. In short, outside of the chilly temperatures in the short term, no chances of wintry weather to be found over the next 10 days.

AVIATION /12Z MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/. As of 630 AM EST Monday .

VFR conditions noted at all terminals as high pressure builds in from the west. North and northwest winds continue across the region with most terminals reporting gusts to 20+ knots early this morning. Clear skies for most of the region today with the exception of ORF and perhaps ECG and SBY where some SCT/BKN bay streamer clouds are possible. CIGs in these areas are forecast to remain above MVFR thresholds with obs generally reporting BKN040 this morning. Winds decrease after sunset but remain out of the north through the end of the period.

Outlook: VFR conditions persist through Wed as cold high pressure builds back across the region.

MARINE. As of 345 AM EST Monday .

High pressure is building in from the NW early this morning, with a cold front now located well S of the region. Strong CAA is resulting in a NNW wind of 20-30kt for the Bay/ocean, and 15- 25kt elsewhere. Seas are 5-6ft N to 6-8ft S, with 3-5ft waves in the Bay. The wind is expected to become N near to around 20kt for the ocean/Bay/Sound, 15-20kt for the lower James, and diminish to 10-15kt for the other rivers today. Seas remain 5-6ft N, to 6-8ft S today, with 3-4ft waves in the Bay. High pressure remains NW of the region tonight, and another push of low-level CAA should maintain a N wind of 15-20kt. High pressure builds N of the region Tuesday into Wednesday, as low pressure develops well off the Southeast Coast. The wind will become NNE with speeds 10-15kt N to 15-20kt srn Bay, and 20-25kt for the ocean S of Cape Henry. This will likely maintain at least 5-6ft seas S, and could remain 6-8ft Tuesday/Wednesday off the nrn Outer Banks. Elsewhere, seas subside to 3-4ft, with 2-3ft waves in the Bay.

SCAs have been extended through 7 am Wednesday for the ocean S of Cape Charles due to high confidence of elevated seas, 7 pm Tuesday for ocean zone 654 and the Sound, 4 pm Tuesday for the lower Bay, 1 pm Tuesday for the middle Bay, 10 am Tuesday for the lower James, 4 am Tuesday for the nrn ocean, and remaining 10 am Monday for the remaining rivers.

High pressure builds over the region Wednesday night into Thursday and slowly slides offshore Friday. Low pressure and an associated cold front pass through the area Friday night into Saturday.

AKQ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. MD . None. NC . None. VA . None. MARINE . Small Craft Advisory until 10 AM EST this morning for ANZ635>637. Small Craft Advisory until 4 PM EST Tuesday for ANZ632-634. Small Craft Advisory until 7 PM EST Tuesday for ANZ633-654. Small Craft Advisory until 1 PM EST Tuesday for ANZ630-631. Small Craft Advisory until 10 AM EST Tuesday for ANZ638. Small Craft Advisory until 7 AM EST Wednesday for ANZ656-658. Small Craft Advisory until 4 AM EST Tuesday for ANZ650-652.

SYNOPSIS . MAM NEAR TERM . RHR SHORT TERM . MAM/RHR LONG TERM . MAM AVIATION . RHR MARINE . AJZ


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD 27 mi58 min N 15 G 21 28°F 34°F1026.9 hPa
OCIM2 - 8570283 - Ocean City Inlet, MD 31 mi58 min N 17 G 22 27°F 43°F1026.5 hPa
OCSM2 32 mi190 min 2 ft
WAHV2 - 8631044 - Wachapreague, VA 33 mi58 min N 7 G 12 30°F 38°F1025.5 hPa
44042 - Potomac, MD 41 mi34 min NW 18 G 23 27°F 43°F1027.3 hPa
CA2 - 8571892 - Cambridge, MD 43 mi58 min NNW 14 G 20 28°F 40°F1026.7 hPa
RPLV2 - 8632837 - Rappahannock Light, VA 44 mi52 min NNW 28 G 31 1026.6 hPa
LWTV2 - 8635750 - Lewisetta, VA 48 mi58 min N 11 G 18 27°F 40°F1027.4 hPa

Wind History for Bishops Head, MD
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Wallops Flight Facility Airport, VA11 mi76 minNNW 12 G 1810.00 miFair28°F12°F53%1025.3 hPa
Salisbury, Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico County Regional Airport, MD18 mi76 minNNW 14 G 2210.00 miFair28°F12°F53%1026.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Pocomoke City, Pocomoke River, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland
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Pocomoke City
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Mon -- 03:22 AM EST     Moonrise
Mon -- 04:57 AM EST     -0.23 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:15 AM EST     Sunrise
Mon -- 11:14 AM EST     1.66 feet High Tide
Mon -- 01:37 PM EST     Moonset
Mon -- 05:11 PM EST     Sunset
Mon -- 06:03 PM EST     -0.08 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 11:32 PM EST     1.28 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Salisbury, Maryland (2 miles below) Current
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Salisbury
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Mon -- 02:34 AM EST     -0.77 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 03:23 AM EST     Moonrise
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