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Fairmount, MD

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Sunrise 7:13AMSunset 5:15PM Friday January 22, 2021 11:19 AM EST (16:19 UTC) Moonrise 12:26PMMoonset 1:46AM Illumination 69% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 9 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- 941 Am Est Fri Jan 22 2021
.small craft advisory in effect through Saturday afternoon...
Rest of today..NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Tonight..NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 2 ft.
Sat..NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 3 ft.
Sat night..NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft.
Sun..NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Sun night..SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Mon..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain and snow in the morning, then rain.
Tue..N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of rain in the morning.
ANZ500 941 Am Est Fri Jan 22 2021
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. A cold front will push through our region today. High pressure over the midwest will build eastward through the weekend. Low pressure may impact the region early next week. Small craft advisories will likely be needed for portions of the waters through the weekend. A gale warning may be required for portions of the waters Saturday. Small craft advisories may be needed Monday into Tuesday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Fairmount, MD
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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FXUS61 KAKQ 221452 AFDAKQ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Wakefield VA 952 AM EST Fri Jan 22 2021

SYNOPSIS. Another dry frontal passage will usher in cold Canadian high pressure from the northwest over the upcoming weekend. Low pressure tracks across the area early next week.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/. As of 950 AM EST Friday .

Morning wx analysis shows low pressure at the surface and aloft over srn Quebec, with sfc high pressure over the nrn Plains. The flow aloft is quasi-zonal across most of the CONUS. Temperatures are mainly in the low to mid 40s (upper 40s in NE NC), with clear skies north but SCT cirrus across srn VA and NC.

Dry wx continues today as the surface high builds toward the Midwest. The high clouds over srn portions of the area will clear from N-S through the day today. Elsewhere, expect mostly sunny skies. In addition, it will become breezy by late morning as west winds increase to 15-20 mph with gusts of 25-30 mph. Will go a few degrees above consensus for highs given downslope flow/fairly deep mixing. Forecast highs are in the upper 50s-low 60s for most of VA/NC, with low-mid 50s for the ern shore with westerly winds over the cooler Ches Bay waters. A dry cold front is still expected to cross the region tonight as cold high pressure slowly builds toward the region. There will be some decent CAA in the wake of the front (mainly north), with 850 mb temperatures dropping to -5 to -12C. Gusty winds (especially near the coast) will keep temps from falling too far. However, it will still be noticeably colder tonight than it is now with lows falling into the low-mid 20s west of I-95 with upper 20s- low 30s in SE VA/NE NC.

SHORT TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/. As of 320 AM EST Friday .

The high continues to build ESE on Saturday before becoming centered over the area Sunday morning. The high will then move offshore during the day on Sunday. Sunny but breezy near the coast on Saturday. With continued CAA from the NW, highs will only top out in the upper 30s-mid 40s (lowest NE/highest SW). With the high overhead Saturday night, winds will fully decouple (except for perhaps along the immediate Atlantic coast) Saturday night. With clear skies and dry air in place, lows tumble into the upper teens and low 20s for most of the area with a few mid 20s SE.

Weak southerly return flow sets up by late Sunday. In addition, our next system starts to organize over the Plains. High temps will remain seasonably cool in the low to mid 40s. Mid/high clouds will increase across the area through the day with continued dry wx.

LONG TERM /SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY/. As of 320 AM EST Friday .

Low pressure is progged to deepen a bit as it tracks ENE from the Plains to the Mid-Atlantic from Sunday night-Tuesday. The associated upper shortwave will likely track just to our north during the day on Tuesday. Overrunning pcpn overspreads the area from SW-NE late Sun night-midday Mon. A steady moderate rain then continues across the area through the first part of Mon night before ending from W-E from late Mon night-Tuesday as the mid-level dry slot moves over the area. The GFS/ECMWF and their respective ensembles have continued to show any appreciable winter wx remaining well to our north. Outside of perhaps a some light IP/ZR at the onset across the far NW, p-type will remain mainly rain through the event. Could even see a swath of 1"+ rain totals across the area. With perhaps some weak wedging setting up over the central VA Piedmont, highs on Monday will struggle to get out of the 30s. For the rest of the area, it will still be cold and wet on Monday with forecast highs mainly between 40-45F (slightly warmer across the far SE).

With the upper shortwave likely tracking to our north (and the mid- level dry slot overspreading the area), the likelihood of seeing pcpn change back to light snow/sleet before ending appears low. High pressure builds in for Tuesday evening and Wednesday. High temperatures on Tuesday will be tricky and will depend on the timing of a cold frontal passage in the wake of the low. Will continue to go with a blend for now and have highs in the 40s N/50s-near 60F south.

Dry weather is expected on Wednesday with high pressure over Ontario ridging toward the area. Highs are expected to be in the upper 30s to low 40s. Cold air will be in place Wednesday night/Thursday with the high (~1040 mb) centered near the Hudson Bay and extending south into the nrn Great Lakes. At the same time, another shortwave along will track from the Plains to the Mid- Atlantic from Wed night-Thu before moving offshore Thu night. This will bring a chc of rain or snow to the area. There has been very little run-to-run consistency regarding deterministic model forecasts for the Thursday event. Additionally, there is a very large amount of variability in ensemble (EPS/GEFS) solutions, especially with respect to the exact track of the system. Will continue w/ chc PoPs for RA/SN for now.

AVIATION /15Z FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/. As of 630 AM EST Friday .

VFR conditions are expected through the 12z TAF period. Mainly SKC conditions expected today with the exception of SCT-BKN CI (aoa 20000 feet). SKC conditions will prevail at all terminals by this evening. W winds between 6-12 kt expected through late morning before becoming gusty (to ~20 kt) through much of this aftn. Winds become NW then NNW tonight and decrease to ~5 kt inland, but there could still be occasional gusts to 20 kt at ORF. Generally SKC tonight outside of perhaps some SCT mid-level clouds over the Ern Shore (although confidence in this is low).

Outlook: High pressure will build into and over the region for the weekend. Gusty NW winds are expected on Sat (highest near the coast). Low pressure will bring rain to the region early next week, with sub-VFR conditions likely for a decent portion of the Monday-Monday night timeframe.

MARINE. As of 245 AM EST Friday .

Mainly W winds today avgg 10-15 kt becoming NNW this evening after a cold front crosses the local waters. Low level CAA kicks post cold front tonight and continues through Sat. NNW winds 15-25 kt w/ gusts to 30 kt over most of the local waters during that time . 20-30 kt w/ gusts to 35 kt far nrn ocean waters.

Wrt headlines . SCAs currently up from late this evening through tonight will be extended until 06Z/24 on the bay/central ocean waters. Adding Gale Watch for the MD ocean waters starting at 11Z/23 and running until 21Z/23. Raising SCAs on the srn ocean waters from 08Z/23 until 06Z/24. The Lower James river will have SCAs from 05Z-17Z while the sound will have SCAs run from 05Z-21Z/24. Capping wind speeds at 15 kt for the remaining rivers so no SCA attm.

CAA begins to wind down late Sat through Sat night as sfc hi pres builds closer to the local waters from the WNW. Hi pres drifts over the waters Sun resulting in NW winds becoming VRB or SSW in the afternoon . avgg aob 15 kt most of the day.

Lo pres is expected to track across the mid-Atlantic region late Mon into Tue w/ uncertainty wrt wind direction and speed (headlines?) at this point.

AKQ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. MD . None. NC . None. VA . None. MARINE . Small Craft Advisory from 10 PM this evening to 1 AM EST Sunday for ANZ630>632-634-652-654. Small Craft Advisory from midnight tonight to 5 PM EST Saturday for ANZ633. Small Craft Advisory from midnight tonight to noon EST Saturday for ANZ638. Small Craft Advisory from 3 AM Saturday to 1 AM EST Sunday for ANZ656-658. Gale Watch from Saturday morning through Saturday afternoon for ANZ650. Small Craft Advisory from 10 PM this evening to 6 AM EST Saturday for ANZ650.

SYNOPSIS . ERI/RHR NEAR TERM . ERI/RMM SHORT TERM . ERI/RHR LONG TERM . CP/ERI AVIATION . ERI/TMG MARINE . ALB


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD 13 mi50 min WNW 5.1 G 5.1 42°F 40°F1010.4 hPa
44042 - Potomac, MD 27 mi38 min NNW 1.9 G 3.9 44°F 42°F1010.8 hPa
CA2 - 8571892 - Cambridge, MD 34 mi50 min W 5.1 G 7 45°F 41°F1010.3 hPa
LWTV2 - 8635750 - Lewisetta, VA 34 mi50 min W 14 G 17 47°F 40°F1010.3 hPa
COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD 35 mi50 min WSW 11 G 14 44°F 1010.7 hPa
SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD 36 mi50 min N 2.9 G 2.9 44°F 42°F1010.1 hPa
WAHV2 - 8631044 - Wachapreague, VA 36 mi50 min WSW 7 G 9.9 50°F 41°F1010.5 hPa
44089 37 mi54 min 45°F2 ft
PPTM2 - 8578240 - Piney Point, MD 37 mi50 min N 4.1 G 5.1
RPLV2 - 8632837 - Rappahannock Light, VA 41 mi50 min WSW 14 G 15 1011.2 hPa
OCIM2 - 8570283 - Ocean City Inlet, MD 42 mi50 min WNW 8 G 13 45°F 43°F1011.1 hPa
44062 - Gooses Reef, MD 43 mi44 min WSW 3.9 G 3.9 43°F 41°F990.1 hPa

Wind History for Bishops Head, MD
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Wallops Flight Facility Airport, VA23 mi26 minWNW 910.00 miA Few Clouds48°F32°F54%1010 hPa
Salisbury, Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico County Regional Airport, MD24 mi26 minW 810.00 miFair48°F30°F50%1009.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Teague Creek, Manokin River, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland
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Teague Creek
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Fri -- 01:46 AM EST     Moonset
Fri -- 02:21 AM EST     0.12 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:15 AM EST     Sunrise
Fri -- 08:32 AM EST     1.80 feet High Tide
Fri -- 12:26 PM EST     Moonrise
Fri -- 03:22 PM EST     0.32 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 05:15 PM EST     Sunset
Fri -- 08:43 PM EST     1.50 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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Fri -- 12:36 AM EST     -0.56 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 01:45 AM EST     Moonset
Fri -- 04:38 AM EST     0.00 knots Slack
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Fri -- 08:00 AM EST     0.40 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 10:59 AM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
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Fri -- 02:35 PM EST     -0.47 knots Max Ebb
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Fri -- 06:21 PM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 08:26 PM EST     0.20 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 10:19 PM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
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