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Rock Point, MD

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Sunrise 6:29AMSunset 7:50PM Sunday August 25, 2019 8:40 PM EDT (00:40 UTC) Moonrise 12:06AMMoonset 3:02PM Illumination 21% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 25 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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ANZ537 Tidal Potomac From Cobb Island To Smith Point- 737 Pm Edt Sun Aug 25 2019
.small craft advisory in effect through Monday afternoon...
Tonight..NE winds 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 3 ft. A slight chance of showers.
Mon..NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 3 ft. A chance of showers.
Mon night..NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt until early morning. Waves 3 ft.
Tue..E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers.
Tue night..E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
Wed..S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. A chance of showers and tstms.
Wed night..W winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of showers.
Thu..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers in the morning.
Fri..W winds 5 kt...becoming s. Waves 1 ft. Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.
ANZ500 737 Pm Edt Sun Aug 25 2019
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. High pressure will remain across the northeastern united states through Monday. Low pressure developing off the carolina coast today and Monday will move northeast and out to sea Tuesday. A cold front will approach the waters Wednesday. Small craft advisories may be needed Monday night into Tuesday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Rock Point CDP, MD
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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Fxus61 kakq 252336
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area forecast discussion
national weather service wakefield va
736 pm edt Sun aug 25 2019

Synopsis
A cold front will remain stalled well to our south through
tonight. High pressure will become centered over new england
early Monday through Tuesday as low pressure is slow to lift
northeast well off the carolina coast.

Near term until 6 am Monday morning
As of 320 pm edt Sunday...

latest weather analysis reveals 1028mb surface high pressure
centered over atlantic canada and northern new england wedging
down east of the appalachians into the mid-atlantic. To the
south, sfc cold front remains well south of the region, draped
across S ga fl panhandle and extending out offshore of the
carolina coast.

Visible Sat imagery shows sct CU have developed mainly along
and north of us-460 over central and eastern va and the lower
eastern shore, with bkn-sct mid-level cloudiness closer to the
front along the va nc coast and into NE nc along the albemarle
sound, where low level moisture remains the highest. Have
allowed for some iso to widely sct showers in the grids as
modest convergence offshore of the S nj de coast nudges toward
the sby oxb area from late aftn into this evening.

Clouds briefly diminish with loss of heating this evening, but
expect re-development, W at least partial coverage of low
stratus toward morning. A few sprinkles or some patchy dz also
possible toward daybreak along the bay and over the eastern
shore. Lows in the 60s, though some mid to upper 50s again
possible inland.

Short term 6 am Monday morning through Wednesday
As of 320 pm edt Sunday...

model preference continued to follow a wpc (gfs ecmwf) blend.

Models are slowly coming into better agreement with weak sfc
low NE off the ga north fl coast late tonight, with the system
sliding slowly NE well off the carolina coast through the day on
Tuesday.

Onshore flow increases a bit tomorrow, which allows for a
greater coverage of clouds and also a bit more in the way of
isolated to widely sct showers (especially east of i-95). Sfc
high stays parked over new england, with resultant E to NE low
level onshore flow lingering over the local area. Deeper
moisture looks to stay offshore, but will see a gradual increase
in dewpts and precipitable water values through midweek. Have
maintained mostly chance pops for both Tue wed, primarily due
to the moisture overrunning the wedging high rather than the sfc
low itself (as it will be well offshore).

At this time, given a farther offshore track, weak shear and
rather ragged appearance, trends are slightly less bullish
regarding further development in the short term. That said, we
will need to continue monitoring potential further tropical
development evolution with this system through midweek. Highs
will be mainly in the upper 70s lower 80s mon, and 80-85f tue,
with lows in the 60s Sun night Mon am and mid 60s to lower 70s
mon night Tue am. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy.

Long term Wednesday night through Sunday
As of 345 pm edt Sunday...

cold front will be moving off our coast early Thursday with sfc
high pressure building into the area. Pops were kept in (mainly
east of i-95) Thursday. Downslope flow will keep most of the
area dry through the extended forecast period. However, the
front stalls along the carolina coast, which may bring a few
showers to NE nc and va beach. Temperature won't drop too much
behind the front. High will be mainly in the low-mid 80 and lows
in the 60s inland to 70 near the ocean and bay thur-fri.

Temperatures then begin to climb once again ahead of another
cold front next weekend. Temperatures may reach the low 90s
along the i-95 corridor Saturday and Sunday. The beaches will be
slightly cooler with temperatures reaching the mid 80s. Chance
of showers and thunderstorms return for Sunday afternoon with
the font.

Aviation 00z Monday through Friday
As of 730 pm edt Sunday...

sct-bkn ac deck will start off the period withVFR cigs. Persistant
ne flow will likely result in sct-bkn st layer arnd 2k ft after 06z.

These CIGS will hold through Mon morning then lift a bit along with
sct shwrs Mon thru the aftrn. Gusty NE winds 15-25 kts at the coast
diminish to arnd 10 kts away from the water.

Outlook: low pressure off the coast and high pressure to the NE will
keep an easterly flow across the region through tue, along with chc for
shwrs and potential for sub-vfr ceilings from time to time.

Marine
As of 410 pm edt Sunday...

late this aftn, sfc high pressure was centered over NRN new
england, with a frontal boundary well S and E off the coastal
carolinas. NE winds were 10-20 kt with gusts to 25 kt over the
marine waters. Waves were 1-3 ft, with seas 4-7 ft.

The high will remain over NRN new england tonight into early
tue, as an inverted trough develops along the dissipated frontal
boundary. Weak low pressure will lift NE well offshore along
this boundary late tonight into wed. This will result in strong
ne winds over most of the waters into Mon night, before
weakening and becoming NE or E late Mon night into early wed
morning.

Sca flags will continue into tonight for the lower james and the
currituck snd, thru Mon aftn evening for the ches bay, and thru
tue for the entire coastal waters. By Tue night and wed, the
wind will be ne-se less than 10 kt.

Coastal flooding tides
As of 730 pm edt Sunday...

some minor coastal flooding possible across the ches bay oxb Mon due
to the persistant NE flow. In addition, high rip current risk through
mon eve for the mid atlantic beaches due to the persistant NE flow,
increasing rough surf and swells.

Equipment
As of 330 pm edt Sunday...

kdox radar is offline this afternoon due to an equipment issue.

Technicians are awaiting additional parts to complete repairs.

There is also a separate communications issue that is preventing
updates through usual free text message (ftm) product. Further
status updates will be passed along as they become available.

Akq watches warnings advisories
Md... None.

Nc... None.

Va... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 10 pm edt Monday for anz634.

Small craft advisory until 6 pm edt Monday for anz630>632.

Small craft advisory until 1 am edt Monday for anz633.

Small craft advisory until 10 pm edt this evening for anz638.

Small craft advisory until 6 pm edt Tuesday for anz650-652-654-
656-658.

Synopsis... Mam
near term... Mam
short term... Ajb mam
long term... Cp
aviation... Mpr
marine... Ajz tmg


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PPTM2 - 8578240 - Piney Point, MD 12 mi70 min E 9.9 G 15
SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD 16 mi70 min ENE 13 G 17 73°F 81°F1020.5 hPa
NCDV2 17 mi70 min ENE 1.9 G 6 73°F 82°F1020.1 hPa
LWTV2 - 8635750 - Lewisetta, VA 21 mi70 min ENE 15 G 20 74°F 77°F1020.5 hPa
COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD 22 mi70 min ENE 15 G 17 72°F 1021.8 hPa
44062 - Gooses Reef, MD 28 mi46 min E 14 G 18 73°F 1021.9 hPa
BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD 37 mi70 min ENE 14 G 17 72°F 78°F1021 hPa
BSLM2 - Chesapeake Bay, MD 38 mi130 min ENE 6 75°F 1021 hPa59°F
CA2 - 8571892 - Cambridge, MD 42 mi70 min NE 13 G 18 72°F 78°F1021.1 hPa
WASD2 - 8594900 - Washington, DC 47 mi70 min ESE 4.1 G 7 74°F 82°F1021.3 hPa
TPLM2 - Thomas Point, MD 49 mi40 min ENE 13 G 14 72°F 79°F1022.2 hPa (+0.0)59°F

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
St Marys County Airport, MD11 mi57 minENE 610.00 miPartly Cloudy70°F59°F69%1021.7 hPa
St. Inigoes, Webster Field, Naval Electronic Systems Engineering Activity, MD17 mi47 minNE 710.00 miA Few Clouds74°F57°F57%1020.5 hPa
Patuxent River, Naval Air Station, MD18 mi48 minENE 11 G 1910.00 miFair72°F57°F61%1020.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Colton's 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

Sun -- 01:04 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 02:05 AM EDT     -0.75 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 06:29 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 06:51 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 07:50 AM EDT     0.16 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 09:26 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 01:24 PM EDT     -0.51 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 04:01 PM EDT     Moonset
Sun -- 05:01 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 07:46 PM EDT     Sunset
Sun -- 07:52 PM EDT     0.59 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 10:57 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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