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Sunrise 7:11AMSunset 5:17PM Sunday January 24, 2021 4:27 AM EST (09:27 UTC) Moonrise 1:36PMMoonset 3:45AM Illumination 84% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 11 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- 340 Am Est Sun Jan 24 2021
.small craft advisory in effect until noon est today...
Rest of the overnight..NW winds 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
Today..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt until late afternoon. Waves 1 ft.
Tonight..S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Mon..E winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Rain.
Mon night..E winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain.
Tue..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the morning. Waves 1 ft. Rain.
Tue night..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Wed..N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of rain and snow in the evening. A chance of snow after midnight.
Thu..N winds 20 to 25 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Rain and snow likely, mainly in the morning.
ANZ500 340 Am Est Sun Jan 24 2021
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. High pressure over the midwest will build eastward through the weekend. Low pressure will impact the region early next week. Small craft advisories are possible for portions of the waters into Sunday afternoon. Small craft advisories will likely be needed again on Thursday into Friday as an area of low pressure strengthens to the south.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Nanticoke, MD
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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FXUS61 KAKQ 240817 AFDAKQ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Wakefield VA 317 AM EST Sun Jan 24 2021

SYNOPSIS. Canadian high pressure currently over the area shifts offshore today. Low pressure tracks from the Plains to the Mid-Atlantic on Monday and Tuesday. Another area of low pressure tracks across the area Wednesday night into Thursday.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/. As of 315 AM EST Sunday .

Early morning wx analysis shows sfc high pressure centered over the area. Quasi-zonal flow aloft still prevails over the eastern two- thirds of the CONUS, while there is an upper low over srn California. With clear skies (except for a few high clouds over far nrn portions of the FA), temperatures have fallen into the upper teens NW, with mainly 20s elsewhere. Quiet weather continues today (and through much of tonight) as the high slowly slides offshore. Skies will be mostly sunny to start the day, but will become partly cloudy by then end of the day as mid to high clouds start to increase in advance of our next storm system. Highs will be similar to yesterday, ranging from the upper 30s NE to mid 40s central/south. With the high overhead/nearby, there will be noticeably less wind than there was yesterday.

The upper low currently over srn CA ejects NE into the central High Plains by late tonight. At the surface, low pressure will organize over the srn Plains today before tracking into NE OK tonight. A warm front will extend to the E/ESE of the low into srn portions of the TN Valley and South Carolina by 12z Monday. While clouds will continue to increase this evening and tonight, it will likely remain dry through most of the night given that it will take some time to overcome a very dry layer below 800-850 mb. Kept slight chc PoPs over far srn VA and NE NC (for very light rain) late tonight but the chc of measurable pcpn prior to 12z Mon appears very low. Overnight lows will range from the upper 20s N/NE to the low-mid 30s elsewhere.

SHORT TERM /MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/. As of 315 AM EST Sunday .

The area of low pressure is progged to track NE into the Ohio Valley by 12z Tue. The associated warm front will slowly track north toward the area, but will likely remain south of the FA through Monday night. Have slowed down PoPs a bit on Monday given that the 00z/24 suite of guidance has continued the trend of being a little bit slower with the arrival of pcpn. As it stands now, expect a large area of overrunning light-moderate rain to arrive across far SW portions of the area by late Monday morning. Pcpn arrives in most other locations from SW-NE during the aftn, and could take until evening to get to the Lower MD Ern Shore. High temperatures may actually occur shortly before the pcpn arrives before temperatures fall toward the wet bulb temps. Have lowered temperatures a bit (toward the NAM/NAM Nest values) given that they tend to perform well with respect to temps in this type of setup. Forecast highs range from the mid- upper 30s over the Piedmont with mainly low-mid 40s elsewhere. While temperatures will likely be above freezing in all locations when the pcpn arrives, they could briefly cool to ~32F across Louisa/Fluvanna Counties shortly after the arrival of the pcpn. With temps aloft well above freezing, all pcpn is expected to be in liquid form. As was mentioned earlier, even if a brief period of -FZRA does occur across the far NW, impacts will be minimal at best. This is because road temps are expected to be above freezing even if surface temps and temps on elevated surfaces are ~32F for a few hours. Light to moderate rain continues through much of Monday night, and will slowly end from WSW-ENE Tuesday morning. Total QPF from this system is expected to average 0.75-1.00" across the FA.

Drier wx returns on Tuesday with perhaps some lingering -RA near the coast during the first part of the day. It still appears that there is considerable uncertainty with regards to high temps on Tue. Temperatures on Tue will depend on how fast it clears out and how fast any residual CAD/wedging dissipates. The NAM continues to show CAD holding strong with highs only in the 40s for most of the FA. The NAM is still the outlier, but the GFS/ECMWF have trended slightly cooler with highs on Tue. Will continue to go with a blend (which is closer to the warmer solution) for now with highs expected to range from the mid to upper 40s NE to the upper 50s to upper 50s/around 60F over srn VA and NE NC.

LONG TERM /TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY/. As of 315 AM EST Sunday .

High pressure briefly builds in from the NW Tuesday night through midday Wednesday for dry weather. With the center of the high remaining well to our north through Wed night (near the Hudson Bay), it appears that not much cold air will make it down to our area in advance of our next storm system. Regardless, low pressure at the sfc and aloft will track from the Plains to the Mid-Atlantic from Wed night-Thu before moving offshore Thu afternoon. The low will rapidly deepen after it moves offshore, but there is still a considerable amount of disagreement in the models regarding how fast that happens (and with the strength of the low in general). Nevertheless, this will bring a good chc of pcpn to the area Wednesday night into Thursday (starting as early as Wednesday afternoon across NE NC). Pcpn will likely start out as rain (perhaps a rain/snow mix across the far NW) but will likely change to snow (or a rain/snow mix) from W-E across at least part of the area during the day on Thursday. There is still quite a bit of variability in ensemble (EPS/GEFS) solutions, with the potential event a bit more than 4 days out. 00z/24 EPS probabilities for 3"+ of snow have come up slightly, and are now 20-40% across the FA. 00z/24 GEFS probabilities for 3"+ of snow continue to be bit better and have increased to 50-80% across the nrn two-thirds of the FA. Will continue with likely PoPs on Thursday (with pcpn ending as snow or a rain/snow mix for most areas . even near the coast). Additionally, breezy to windy conditions are expected after the low passes by (during most the day Thu lasting through the evening near the coast) with the rapidly tightening pressure gradient on the back side of the low.

After the storm moves off the East Coast, cold/dry conditions will return for the end of next week as high pressure slowly builds in from the NNW.

Highs through the period will generally be in the 40s, except some cooler 30s on Thursday. Lows Tuesday night in the 30s to low 40s. Lows Wednesday night from nr 30 NW to the mid/upr 30s SE. Colder Thursday and Friday nights with lows primarily in the 20s.

AVIATION /08Z SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/. As of 1245 AM EST Sunday .

VFR through the 06z TAF period. SKC through this morning but mid/high clouds spread into the area this aftn and evening in advance of our next storm system. Gusty N winds (to ~20 kt) will continue at ORF through 09-12z. Elsewhere N-NW winds become S-SW by late this evening (with speeds remaining below 10 kt). CIGs slowly lower tonight (but likely remain VFR and dry through 12z Mon) as light to moderate rain approaches the area from the SW.

Outlook: Low pressure will bring rain to the region Mon into early Tues, with periods of sub-VFR conditions likely. Another low pressure system affects the area Thurs.

MARINE. As of 145 AM EST Sunday .

Low level CAA continuing to wane through early this morning resulting in lowering of NNW winds (as well as waves/seas). SCAs will be slowly coming down over the bay/srn ocean waters through 10-15Z. Sfc hi pres drifts over the local waters today resulting in NNW winds becoming NW or W in the aftn avgg 5-15 kt. Lo pres will track across the mid-Atlantic region late Mon into early Tue w/ a low prob for (SCA) headlines attm. The next storm will then affect the area Wed night into Fri w/ potentially significant period of strong-very strong winds and high waves/seas.

AKQ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. MD . None. NC . None. VA . None. MARINE . Small Craft Advisory until 5 AM EST early this morning for ANZ630>632-634-656. Small Craft Advisory until 11 AM EST this morning for ANZ658.

SYNOPSIS . ERI/RMM NEAR TERM . ERI SHORT TERM . ERI/RMM LONG TERM . ERI/JDM AVIATION . ERI MARINE . ALB


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD 9 mi57 min NNW 12 G 15 26°F 33°F1026.4 hPa
CA2 - 8571892 - Cambridge, MD 24 mi57 min WNW 12 G 19 28°F 38°F1026.3 hPa
44042 - Potomac, MD 29 mi33 min NNW 14 G 16 28°F 41°F1027.1 hPa
COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD 29 mi99 min NW 14 G 18 27°F 1027.2 hPa
SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD 31 mi57 min NNW 11 G 17 27°F 40°F1026.4 hPa
44062 - Gooses Reef, MD 35 mi33 min NW 16 G 18 28°F 41°F1001.3 hPa
LWTV2 - 8635750 - Lewisetta, VA 36 mi57 min N 13 G 18 28°F 38°F1027 hPa
PPTM2 - 8578240 - Piney Point, MD 36 mi57 min N 14 G 17
OCIM2 - 8570283 - Ocean City Inlet, MD 42 mi57 min NW 8 G 11 27°F 43°F1026 hPa
44089 46 mi31 min 45°F3 ft
WAHV2 - 8631044 - Wachapreague, VA 46 mi57 min NW 1.9 G 6 28°F 39°F1025.9 hPa

Wind History for Bishops Head, MD
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Airport Reports
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Cambridge-Dorchester Airport, MD21 mi32 minNW 710.00 miFair27°F14°F59%1026.1 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Roaring Point, Nanticoke River, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland
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Sun -- 03:45 AM EST     Moonset
Sun -- 04:35 AM EST     0.12 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 07:14 AM EST     Sunrise
Sun -- 10:41 AM EST     2.10 feet High Tide
Sun -- 01:35 PM EST     Moonrise
Sun -- 05:17 PM EST     Sunset
Sun -- 05:43 PM EST     0.27 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 10:56 PM EST     1.68 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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Sun -- 02:31 AM EST     -0.61 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 03:44 AM EST     Moonset
Sun -- 06:19 AM EST     0.00 knots Slack
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Sun -- 09:36 AM EST     0.50 knots Max Flood
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Sun -- 04:06 PM EST     -0.57 knots Max Ebb
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Sun -- 09:56 PM EST     0.30 knots Max Flood
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