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Whitehaven, MD

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Sunrise 6:35AMSunset 5:54PM Saturday February 27, 2021 5:14 AM EST (10:14 UTC) Moonrise 6:25PMMoonset 7:09AM Illumination 100% Phase: Full Moon; Moon at 15 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- 430 Am Est Sat Feb 27 2021
.small craft advisory in effect until 11 am est this morning...
Rest of the overnight..E winds 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Today..SE winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming sw 5 to 10 kt in the late morning and afternoon. Gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Rain. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Tonight..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain.
Sun..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain likely.
Sun night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain.
Mon..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain.
Mon night..NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt...increasing to 35 kt after midnight. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
Tue..NW winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming S 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft...subsiding to 1 ft. A chance of rain after midnight.
Wed..S winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming nw. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain through the day.
ANZ500 430 Am Est Sat Feb 27 2021
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. Low pressure over southeastern virginia will move out to sea today. Another wave of low pressure will follow taking a bit further north track across the region Sunday. High pressure will build from the northeast toward the middle atlantic Monday into Tuesday. Small craft advisories may be needed for portions of the waters Sunday. Gale conditions are possible late Monday into early Tuesday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Whitehaven, MD
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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FXUS61 KAKQ 270840 AFDAKQ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Wakefield VA 340 AM EST Sat Feb 27 2021

SYNOPSIS. A weak area of low pressure will track up the North Carolina coast through this morning and track northeast of the region by this afternoon. A warm front will lift north through the area Saturday night and early Sunday, followed by a cold front that will cross the area from the northwest Sunday night through Monday. High pressure returns Monday night through Tuesday before potentially another system impacts the region Wednesday.

NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/. As of 330 AM EST Saturday .

Early this morning, a weak area of low pressure is tracking along/near the NC coast with a warm front moving up the coast. Meanwhile, high pressure is centered off the NE coast, allowing for a wedge of cooler air to linger across western portions of the area. Rain chances remain will remain high through the early morning hours as moisture associated with the low pressure continues to filter into the region from the south. There are a wide range in temperatures across the region this morning, from the mid to upper 30s W and NW where wedging remains in place to the low to mid 50s SE. Temperatures will continue to slowly rise this morning, especially E/SE, as the warm front slowly makes its way north.

The weak area of low pressure lifts NE of the region by this afternoon, which will allow for rain chances to diminish/become more showery this afternoon into this evening. Generally have PoPs decreasing from S to N through this morning with slight chance to chance PoPs lingering across the northern half of the area through this afternoon. Skies will generally remain mostly cloudy today, though some clearing may try to work into NE NC later this afternoon. Temperatures will range from the mid to upper 50s across the north to the mid to upper 60s S and SE (around 70 far SE).

SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT/. As of 330 AM EST Saturday .

Tomorrow, a warm frontal boundary will linger across the region in the morning, before lifting into far northern portions of the area (or just north of it) by Sunday afternoon. Will have to watch for the potential for some fog, especially over the waters, tonight into tomorrow morning as warmer/moist air filters into the area. Otherwise, still expecting the highest rain chances to be limited to the northern tier of the region tonight through the day tomorrow, though all of the area has at least the chance for a spotty shower. Tomorrow's high temperatures will be dependent on how far north the warm front makes it, but temperatures have the potential to be quite mild. Could see quite a gradient across the region depending on the front's progress. Currently have highs ranging from the upper 50s to lower 60s across far northern portions of the area and across the Eastern Shore to the lower 70s for much of the southern 2/3rds of the area. Once again, highs tomorrow will be highly dependent on the progress of the warm front. Rain chances increase once again tomorrow evening into tomorrow night/Monday morning as the frontal boundary slides back SE as a cold front. Have continued high categorical PoPs for much of the area Sunday night through midday Monday. Model soundings also show a bit of instability across SE portions of the region Sunday evening/night, so wouldn't be shocked if there were a rumble of thunder or two somewhere across the area, though not enough confidence to include in the forecast at this time.

As the front pushes SE and away from the area Monday afternoon, will show decreasing PoPs from NW to SE. However, it may take until Monday evening for pcpn to end across NE NC. Storm total QPF tonight through the Monday is still on track to range from around 1.50" across the N/NW half of the FA to 0.50-1.0" across the far SE VA and NE NC. It should be noted that river forecast ensemble guidance is in agreement in showing the potential for minor to locally moderate river flooding to occur early next week if the forecast QPF amounts verify. We've already sent a briefing out to address this potential.

By Monday night, skies become mostly clear with low temperatures dripping back into the 20s and lower 30s.

LONG TERM /TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/. As of 330 AM EST Saturday .

The frontal boundary pushes well south of the region Mon night into Tue, with cool high pressure building in from the north. Models then diverge on their solutions from later Tue through Thu. The GFS still maintains dry wx during this period, keeping any systems well south of the area. While the 00z ECMWF brings another system up into and across the region Tue night through Wed. Generally didn't stray too far from the National Blend of Models due to the continued uncertainty, which has chance PoPs across much of the region Wednesday morning/afternoon. Could also see a bit of a rain/snow mix at the onset of the event Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, but this will remain highly dependent on the timing of the system. Mainly dry wx for later Wed through Thu. Generally near normal or slight above normal temps expected for most of the extended period.

AVIATION /08Z SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/. As of 1245 AM EST Saturday .

IFR ceilings will continue to overspread all TAF sites from SW to NE early this morning. Rain/fog also lingers through much of the early morning hours into the afternoon leading to periods of sub-VFR visibilities. Rain showers become more scattered later this morning and afternoon. Expect a slow improving trend in ceilings later this morning through this afternoon from south to north as a warm front lifts north across the region. VFR conditions are anticipated later this afternoon/evening at all sites outside of SBY where sub-VFR ceilings may linger into the overnight hours. ESE winds around 10 kt this morning becoming SSW by this afternoon at 10-20 kts.

OUTLOOK: A series of low pressure systems/frontal boundaries will affect the area from this weekend through Mon, bringing periodic flight restrictions in both rain/fog.

MARINE. As of 145 AM EST Saturday .

Very weak Lo pres tracks NNE near the local waters this morning and combined w/ sfc hi pres E of New England will result in increased SE winds (mainly over the ocean) becoming SSW. Wind probs and model blends keep wind speeds just blo SCA criteria. Lowered WSW winds midday/this afternoon as that lo pres system lifts NE away from the region. SCAs (mainly for seas aoa 5 ft) will stay up for seas into the afternoon/through the evening (N). VRB winds blo 10 kt tonight as a weak sfc boundary settles S over the local waters. A warm front lifts N across the region. That warm front likely to pull N of the srn portion of the FA waters Sun (and winds become SSW avgg 10-20 kt) but may struggle far N. A cold front crosses the local waters late Sun night w/ winds becoming NNW (eventually increasing to SCAs (maybe low end gales over nrn portions) . esp after a secondary cold frontal passage late Mon/Mon night.

AKQ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. MD . None. NC . None. VA . None. MARINE . Small Craft Advisory until 11 AM EST this morning for ANZ634. Small Craft Advisory until 11 PM EST this evening for ANZ652- 654. Small Craft Advisory until 5 PM EST this afternoon for ANZ656- 658. Small Craft Advisory until 2 AM EST Sunday for ANZ650.

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


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD 14 mi57 min ENE 4.1 G 6 42°F 43°F1021.9 hPa
CA2 - 8571892 - Cambridge, MD 26 mi57 min ENE 8 G 9.9 41°F 39°F1022.4 hPa
44042 - Potomac, MD 33 mi39 min NE 9.7 G 12 42°F 39°F1021.3 hPa
COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD 33 mi57 min N 8 G 8.9 39°F 1022.6 hPa
SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD 35 mi57 min NNE 4.1 G 6 40°F 40°F1021.8 hPa
OCIM2 - 8570283 - Ocean City Inlet, MD 37 mi63 min SE 7 G 12 46°F 43°F1023.6 hPa
44062 - Gooses Reef, MD 39 mi39 min N 9.7 G 9.7 38°F 38°F
PPTM2 - 8578240 - Piney Point, MD 40 mi57 min NE 4.1 G 6
LWTV2 - 8635750 - Lewisetta, VA 41 mi57 min NNE 4.1 G 7 42°F 40°F1021.5 hPa
44089 43 mi49 min 41°F5 ft
WAHV2 - 8631044 - Wachapreague, VA 46 mi57 min SE 1.9 G 6 49°F 45°F1021.8 hPa

Wind History for Bishops Head, MD
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Airport Reports
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Salisbury, Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico County Regional Airport, MD16 mi21 minESE 86.00 miLight Rain Fog/Mist50°F46°F86%1022.2 hPa
Cambridge-Dorchester Airport, MD23 mi20 minE 69.00 miOvercast43°F43°F100%1021.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Whitehaven, Wicomico River, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland
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Whitehaven
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Sat -- 02:06 AM EST     2.44 feet High Tide
Sat -- 03:19 AM EST     Full Moon
Sat -- 06:37 AM EST     Sunrise
Sat -- 07:09 AM EST     Moonset
Sat -- 08:28 AM EST     -0.31 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 02:31 PM EST     2.80 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:54 PM EST     Sunset
Sat -- 06:25 PM EST     Moonrise
Sat -- 09:04 PM EST     -0.28 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Salisbury, Maryland (2 miles below) Current
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Salisbury
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Sat -- 12:06 AM EST     0.65 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 02:59 AM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 03:19 AM EST     Full Moon
Sat -- 06:14 AM EST     -1.07 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 06:36 AM EST     Sunrise
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Sat -- 09:20 AM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 12:17 PM EST     0.82 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 03:34 PM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 05:53 PM EST     Sunset
Sat -- 06:25 PM EST     Moonrise
Sat -- 06:47 PM EST     -1.08 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 09:56 PM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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