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Solomons, MD

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Sunrise 6:34AMSunset 6:04PM Wednesday March 3, 2021 6:42 AM EST (11:42 UTC) Moonrise 11:17PMMoonset 9:16AM Illumination 77% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 19 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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ANZ542 Patuxent River To Broomes Island Md- 640 Am Est Wed Mar 3 2021
.small craft advisory in effect from Thursday morning through Thursday afternoon...
Today..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Tonight..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Thu..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt... Increasing to 25 kt in the afternoon. Waves 1 ft.
Thu night..NW winds 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Fri..NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Fri night..NW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Sat..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Sun..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
ANZ500 341 Am Est Wed Mar 3 2021
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. High pressure will build to the south today and a cold front will pass through late tonight into Thursday morning. Canadian high pressure will build toward the waters later Thursday through Sunday. Small craft advisories will likely be required Thursday night through the end of the week.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Solomons, MD
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Area Discussion for - Baltimore, MD/Washington
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FXUS61 KLWX 030855 AFDLWX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC 355 AM EST Wed Mar 3 2021

SYNOPSIS. High pressure remains in control through this weekend with a brief wave of precipitation possible along the Allegheny front early on Thursday. Mostly Dry conditions expected through early next week.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/. Surface high pressure will weaken and shift south toward the Mid-Atlantic Coast today while a cold front moves through the Great Lakes.

Radiational cooling has caused chilly conditions early this morning. However, a westerly downsloping flow is expected to develop around the high that is building to our south and ahead of the cold front. The warm advection, downsloping flow, and sunshine will allow for a noticeably milder afternoon with max temps well into the 50s and 60s for most areas. Went a few degrees above guidance for the reasons mentioned above.

The cold front over the Great Lakes will pass through the region late tonight. Light winds and mild conditions are expected this evening. However, northwest winds will increase toward morning behind the cold front. Little moisture will be associated with the front, so dry conditions will persist for most areas with just a few clouds. However, a few rain and snow showers are possible over the Allegheny Highlands. Any snow accumulation will be light.

SHORT TERM /THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT/. The cold front will move off to the southeast Thursday while high pressure develops and builds toward the area from the Great Lakes. However, the gradient will strengthen a bit between that high and low pressure over eastern Canada. The low pressure system may actually retrograde southwest in response to an upper-level high over Greenland. In fact, it looks like an Omega block pattern will set up during this time with an upper- level low and trough over western Canada and the west coast of the CONUS and the same over eastern Canada and the east coast of the CONUS. What this all means for us is that the increased gradient will cause gusty northwest winds (frequent gusts around 20-35 mph for most areas), and those northwest winds will usher in chillier conditions as well. The northwest winds and cold advection may be offset by sunshine and a downsloping flow Thursday for a bit, so temps may be closer to climo, but colder conditions with below climo temps are expected Thursday night through Friday night.

LONG TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/. An extended period of quiet weather conditions is expected this weekend through early next week. Large scale troughing will reside overhead this weekend, with northwesterly flow in place at low- levels. This extended period of northwesterly flow will transport cool, dry continental air into the area. Dry conditions are expected, along with highs in the 40s and lows in the 20s to near 30. Mid-upper level troughing will shift offshore early next week, giving way to more zonal flow aloft. In the absence of any strong disturbances, dry conditions are expected to persist through mid- week. However, there will be a notable warming trend as west to southwesterly flow at low-levels transports a much warmer air mass into the region. Highs are expected to be in the 50s on Monday, and 60s on Tuesday.

AVIATION /08Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/. VFR conditions are expected through Friday night. Gusty northwest winds will develop Thursday through Friday with frequent gusts between 20 and 30 knots most likely. Winds may diminish some Friday night.

VFR conditions are expected this weekend, along with northwesterly winds.

MARINE. The gradient will weaken some today and with warmer temps and colder waters, this should limit mixing to some degree. Therefore, winds should remain below SCA criteria. A few gusts around 15 knots are expected over the middle Bay and lower Tidal Potomac this morning from the southwest, and similar gusts are expected later this morning into this afternoon from the west to northwest over the upper Tidal Potomac River and northern Bay.

Winds should remain below SCA criteria for most of tonight, but a cold front will move into the area toward morning. Some winds ahead of the boundary overnight may approach SCA criteria, but confidence is too low for a headline at this time.

Gusty northwest winds are expected behind the front Thursday through Friday night. An SCA is in effect for the waters Thursday and it will likely need to be extended through Friday night.

Winds may approach SCA levels Saturday into Sunday.

HYDROLOGY. Water levels have crested and are falling on the Potomac River. The water levels will continue to decrease through tonight, and dry conditions will persist for at least the next several days.

TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING. Runoff of rain and snowmelt from a couple days ago continues to head down the Potomac River. This will cause minor flooding around Washington DC with the high tide cycle later this morning, and a Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect.

LWX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. DC . Coastal Flood Advisory until 1 PM EST this afternoon for DCZ001. MD . None. VA . None. WV . None. MARINE . Small Craft Advisory from 6 AM to 6 PM EST Thursday for ANZ530>543.

SYNOPSIS . BJL NEAR TERM . BJL SHORT TERM . BJL LONG TERM . KJP AVIATION . BJL/KJP MARINE . BJL/KJP HYDROLOGY . BJL TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING . BJL


Weather Reporting Stations
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Airport Reports
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St Marys County Airport, MD3 mi48 minN 010.00 miFair32°F27°F80%1017.9 hPa
Patuxent River, Naval Air Station, MD6 mi1.8 hrsWSW 310.00 miFair35°F26°F70%1018 hPa
St. Inigoes, Webster Field, Naval Electronic Systems Engineering Activity, MD13 mi50 minSSW 610.00 miFair37°F30°F76%1017.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Solomons Island, Patuxent River, Maryland (2)
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Solomons Island
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Wed -- 05:12 AM EST     1.32 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:34 AM EST     Sunrise
Wed -- 09:15 AM EST     Moonset
Wed -- 11:30 AM EST     0.03 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 05:24 PM EST     1.00 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:01 PM EST     Sunset
Wed -- 11:17 PM EST     Moonrise
Wed -- 11:25 PM EST     -0.09 feet Low Tide
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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 -- 01:56 AM EST     0.63 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 04:47 AM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 06:34 AM EST     Sunrise
Wed -- 08:37 AM EST     -0.87 knots Max Ebb
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Wed -- 12:53 PM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 02:24 PM EST     0.34 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 04:30 PM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 06:01 PM EST     Sunset
Wed -- 08:26 PM EST     -0.77 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 11:17 PM EST     Moonrise
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