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Piney Point, MD

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Sunrise 5:55AMSunset 8:32PM Wednesday July 17, 2019 6:20 AM EDT (10:20 UTC) Moonrise 8:15PMMoonset 5:27AM Illumination 100% Phase: Full Moon; Moon at 15 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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ANZ537 Tidal Potomac From Cobb Island To Smith Point- 436 Am Edt Wed Jul 17 2019
.small craft advisory in effect from 3 pm edt this afternoon through this evening...
Rest of the overnight..SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Isolated showers.
Today..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Tonight..SW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft. Scattered showers and tstms.
Thu..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Scattered showers and tstms.
Thu night..SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Fri..SW winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
Fri night..SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Sat..SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
Sun..SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of showers and tstms. Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.
ANZ500 436 Am Edt Wed Jul 17 2019
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. The remnants of barry will pass north of the waters later today into Thursday. High pressure will build over the southeastern states for Friday into the weekend.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Piney Point, MD
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Area Discussion for - Baltimore, MD/Washington
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Fxus61 klwx 170859
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area forecast discussion
national weather service baltimore md washington dc
459 am edt Wed jul 17 2019

Synopsis
The remnants of barry will move eastward across pennsylvania
through tonight, then slowly drift into the western atlantic on
Thursday. High pressure will build over the southeastern united
states Friday through the weekend. A cold front will approach
from the great lakes and pennsylvania early next week.

Near term through tonight
Today is expected to be a few degrees hotter than yesterday.

850 925 hpa temperatures are progged to have risen about 1-2 c
from 24 hours ago, hence the expectation of hotter surface
temperatures. There is just a pinch more wind (albeit pretty
light) out of the southwest, and that may help dew points drop
to around 70 or into the lower 70s, instead of holding in the
mid 70s (where they are starting out this morning). The
combination of heat and humidity is expected to result in heat
indices of around 105 in the i-95 corridor, where a heat
advisory remains in effect. Further west, heat indices in the
upper 90s to around 100 are expected, just shy of headline
criteria but still hot nonetheless.

As the remnant circulation of barry drifts into pennsylvania
this afternoon and evening, a surface pressure trough is
expected to sharpen out ahead of it over the mid-atlantic. Given
the hot, humid and unstable airmass in place, this should be
enough to initiate scattered to numerous showers and
thunderstorms this afternoon, congealing into loosely organized
clusters (thanks to modest mid-level flow approaching 30 kts),
then pushing eastward this evening. A (very) weak cold front is
expected to drop out of pennsylvania this evening, and this may
provide additional focus across northern northeastern maryland.

Given high humidity, heavy rainfall is possible in any
thunderstorm. See hydro section below for the heavy rain
threat. Thunderstorms may also tap into mid-level flow and
become organized enough to produce isolated damaging downburst
winds later this afternoon into this evening.

Shower and thunderstorm activity should diminish after midnight
with the loss of heating and as better forcing scoots off toward
the northeast.

Short term Thursday through Friday night
More cloud cover is expected Thursday as a surface front tailing
behind barry's remnants slowly drops into the area and weakens.

This should lead to earlier initiation of showers and a few
thunderstorms, albeit less widespread than Wednesday given
expected weaker forcing and slowly lower temps humidity.

Heat indices may approach 100 on Thursday, but current
expectation is that they will largely fall just shy of
criteria (which is 100 west of the blue ridge and 105 east of
the blue ridge).

Low-level airmass warms appreciably on Friday. 850 925 hpa temps
of 25 30 c respectively still look likely, which would result in
surface temperatures in the upper 90s to around 100. This
combined with humid air in place (dew points likely mixing into
the upper 60s to around 70) would result in heat indices of 100
to 110 during the afternoon hours. Excessive heat watches may be
needed for Friday into the weekend by later today or tonight,
especially given the prolonged nature of the threat of dangerous
heat. Of note, the heat index in urban areas (i.E. Dc baltimore)
may not drop below 90 at night with high dew point air pooling
near the tidal potomac river baltimore inner harbor and ambient
air temperatures holding in the lower 80s through the night. All
of these factors point to a potentially dangerous heat event
Friday through the upcoming weekend.

Long term Saturday through Tuesday
Our prolonged stretch of hot and humid conditions will continue
through the weekend. Conditions will turn more active early next
week, leading up to an eventual break from the heat and humidity by
the middle of next week.

On Saturday, an extensive, zonally elongated ridge will be in
place across much of the conus. An extremely hot and humid airmass
will be in place beneath the ridge, with much of the eastern two-
thirds of the CONUS experiencing well above normal temperatures.

Locally, a weak anticyclone at 500 hpa embedded within the larger
ridge will become centered nearly overhead. Subsidence in the
vicinity of this feature should limit coverage of showers and
thunderstorms, but a few thunderstorms can't be ruled out in
response to daytime heating, especially over the higher terrain. The
main story weatherwise will be the heat. 850 hpa temps are forecast
to soar to 23-25 c by Saturday afternoon, which should translate to
high temperatures around or possibly just above 100 degrees for
lower elevation locations. Conditions will also be humid, with
dewpoints around 70. This will lead to heat indices potentially
approaching or exceeding 110. Heat advisories or excessive heat
warnings will likely be needed for much of the area.

The ridge will begin to buckle a bit on Sunday to our north, but
we'll still be entrenched well within the core of the hot and humid
air. Temperatures will be a degree or two cooler, with highs in the
upper 90s to near 100, with dewpoints once again around 70. As a
result, heat advisories or excessive heat warnings will likely be
needed once again. With slight height falls as the ridge starts to
weaken, coverage of afternoon thunderstorms may be slightly higher
compared to Saturday. However, overall coverage is expected to
remain low, and predominantly confined to higher elevation areas or
along the bay breeze.

On Monday, a fairly impressive trough by late july standards will
dig southward across eastern portions of the conus, driving a cold
front southward toward our area. In advance of the approaching
trough and it's associated cold front, showers and thunderstorms are
expected to develop Monday afternoon. With ample instability in
place ahead of the front, and 20-35 knots of 0-6 km shear in
association with the approaching trough, some of the storms could be
on the stronger side. With precipitable water values in excess of 2
inches, any storms that form could produce very heavy rainfall as
well, potentially leading to a threat for flash flooding.

Tuesday's weather will be dependent on the southward progression of
the aforementioned surface front. Although it's likely that the wind
shift and thermal boundary (what many would call the front) will be
situated to our south, dry advection will still be ongoing well to
the north of the wind shift. It's possible that the "front" is
to our south, but we still have moisture rich air in place
(dewpoints around 70). However it's also possible that the front
drives further south, allowing the drier air to work in at the
surface. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms will be possible where
the moisture rich air is still in place. As a result the highest
chances for storms will reside further to the south, where they'll
be situated closer to the front. By the middle of next week much
cooler and drier air is expected to work into the region.

Aviation 09z Wednesday through Sunday
MainlyVFR expected through midday. Shower and thunderstorm
development is likely, but specific time place of restrictions
is tough beyond a few hours with thunderstorms. Any thunderstorm
will likely drop conditions to ifr or possibly lower given humid
airmass and heavy rain potential. Gusty winds are possible in
and near thunderstorms, as well as frequent lightning.

Patchy fog is possible tonight, especially in areas that receive
heavier rain this afternoon and evening, but the threat should
be tempered by the presence of mid level cloud cover.

Showers and a few thunderstorms are possible again Thursday,
though should be less widespread. Winds today through Thursday
will generally be SW AOB 10 kts, except this afternoon when a
few gusts to near 20 kts are possible, higher in stronger
thunderstorm clusters.

MainlyVFR but very hot and humid Friday.

PrevailingVFR conditions are expected this weekend. However, brief
reductions to sub-vfr conditions will be possible in association
with any thunderstorms that move over the terminals.

Marine
Sca later this afternoon into this evening with tightening sw
gradient. Synoptically marginal, but convection outflow will
enhance gusts during this time. Otherwise, sub SCA conditions
expected through Friday.

Sub-sca level winds are expected on in light southerly flow this
weekend. Thunderstorms will be possible over the waters each
afternoon this weekend. Special marine warnings may be needed for
any of the stronger storms that move over the waters.

Hydrology
High pwats near 2 inches and deep warm cloud layer depths will
contribute to a heavy rain threat. Storm motions should be quick
enough to preclude a more widespread flash flood risk, but mid
level flow roughly parallel to a southward dropping front this
evening may enhance the threat somewhat over northern and
northeastern maryland.

Tides coastal flooding
Tides are running a bit above normal, and with general southerly
flow over the next 24 to 36 hours, this trend should continue.

Though elevated, tides should remain below minor thresholds.

Climate
As of 4:40 this morning, the temperature at washington dulles
international airport (iad) had so far only dropped to 77
degrees. The record daily warm low temperature for july 17th is
75 degrees, set back in 1988.

The record daily warm low temperature for iad for july 18th is
74 degrees, set in 2005 and 1969.

As a reference, here are the warm temperature records for
Friday through this weekend:
record daily high temperatures
jul 19 jul 20 jul 21
dca 102 (1930) 106 (1930) 104 (1926)
bwi 103 (1930) 102 (1930) 104 (1930)
iad 98 (1977) 101 (1980) 101 (1991)
record daily warm low temperatures
jul 19 jul 20 jul 21
dca 81 (1930) 82 (2015) 82 (1987)
bwi 80 (1942) 80 (1930) 83 (1930)
iad 77 (2013) 75 (2015) 77 (1987)
highest july temperatures
highest MAX warmest low
dca 106 (7 20 1930) 84 (7 24 2011, 7 23 2011, 7 16 1983)
bwi 107 (7 10 1936) 83 (7 21 1930)
iad 105 (7 22 2011) 78 (7 24 2010, 7 8 2010)
all-time highest temperatures
highest MAX warmest low
dca 106 (7 20 1930, 8 6 1918) 84 (7 24 2011, 7 23 2011, 7 16 1983)
bwi 107 (7 10 1936) 83 (8 5 1930, 7 21 1930, 6 6 1925)
iad 105 (7 22 2011) 79 (8 8 2007)

Lwx watches warnings advisories
Dc... Heat advisory from 11 am this morning to 8 pm edt this evening
for dcz001.

Md... Heat advisory from 11 am this morning to 8 pm edt this evening
for mdz011-013-014-016>018-504-506-508.

Va... Heat advisory from 11 am this morning to 8 pm edt this evening
for vaz052>057.

Wv... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory from 3 pm this afternoon to midnight edt
tonight for anz530>543.

Synopsis... Dhof
near term... Dhof
short term... Dhof
long term... Kjp
aviation... Dhof kjp
marine... Dhof kjp
hydrology... Dhof
tides coastal flooding... Dhof
climate... Dhof


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PPTM2 - 8578240 - Piney Point, MD 0 mi50 min SW 6 G 8
LWTV2 - 8635750 - Lewisetta, VA 10 mi56 min SW 8.9 G 12 77°F 85°F1016 hPa
SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD 14 mi50 min SW 5.1 G 5.1 79°F 84°F1015.6 hPa
COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD 20 mi50 min SW 12 G 14 79°F 1016.5 hPa
BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD 27 mi56 min SW 12 G 15 82°F 85°F1016.5 hPa
44062 - Gooses Reef, MD 30 mi38 min SW 7.8 G 9.7 79°F 1016.6 hPa
NCDV2 30 mi56 min S 1.9 G 2.9 77°F 88°F1015.1 hPa
CA2 - 8571892 - Cambridge, MD 39 mi56 min 80°F 85°F1015.7 hPa
RPLV2 - 8632837 - Rappahannock Light, VA 49 mi50 min 1017.4 hPa

Wind History for Piney Point, MD
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
St. Inigoes, Webster Field, Naval Electronic Systems Engineering Activity, MD5 mi27 minSSW 510.00 miFair81°F73°F77%1015.9 hPa
St Marys County Airport, MD13 mi37 minSSW 410.00 miFair75°F71°F89%1016.6 hPa
Patuxent River, Naval Air Station, MD13 mi28 minVar 410.00 miPartly Cloudy78°F75°F93%1016.1 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Piney Point, Potomac River, Maryland
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Tide / Current Tables for Point Patience, 0.1 mile southwest of, Maryland Current
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Point Patience
Click for MapFlood direction 315 true
Ebb direction 145 true

Wed -- 02:47 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 05:55 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 06:26 AM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 06:53 AM EDT     -1.09 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 11:29 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 12:55 PM EDT     0.34 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 03:04 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 06:35 PM EDT     -0.57 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 08:28 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 09:14 PM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 10:03 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
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