West Ocean City, MD Marine Weather and Tide Forecast
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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for West Ocean City, MD

April 14, 2024 10:11 PM EDT (02:11 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 6:25 AM   Sunset 7:39 PM
Moonrise 9:39 AM   Moonset 12:39 AM 
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ANZ650 Coastal Waters From Fenwick Island De To Chincoteague Va Out 20 Nm- 934 Pm Edt Sun Apr 14 2024

.small craft advisory in effect until 4 am edt Monday - .

Overnight - SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft, occasionally to 6 ft. Wave detail: S 5 ft at 6 seconds and E 2 ft at 11 seconds.

Mon - SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the late morning and early afternoon, then becoming S late. Seas 4 to 5 ft, occasionally to 6 ft. Wave detail: S 4 ft at 6 seconds and se 3 ft at 10 seconds.

Mon night - SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Wave detail: se 3 ft at 9 seconds and S 2 ft at 6 seconds.

Tue - NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Wave detail: se 3 ft at 9 seconds and S 1 ft at 6 seconds.

Tue night - SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Wave detail: se 3 ft at 9 seconds and S 1 ft at 6 seconds.

Wed - SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft. A chance of showers in the afternoon.

Wed night - S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft, occasionally to 5 ft. A chance of showers.

Thu - SW winds 10 kt, becoming N in the afternoon. Seas around 4 ft, occasionally to 5 ft. A chance of showers in the morning.

Thu night - N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft, occasionally to 5 ft.

ANZ600 934 Pm Edt Sun Apr 14 2024

Synopsis for fenwick island de to currituck beach light nc out 20 nautical miles including virginia portion of the chesapeake bay, currituck sound and portions of the james, york, and rappahannock rivers -
high pressure gradually shifts off the southeast coast early this week. A weakening cold front drops across the area late Monday into Monday evening, before shifting back north of the region as a warm front on Tuesday. Another, stronger cold front crosses the region by late week.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near West Ocean City, MD
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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FXUS61 KAKQ 150151 AFDAKQ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Wakefield VA 951 PM EDT Sun Apr 14 2024

SYNOPSIS
High pressure slides off the southeast coast today, bringing dry and very warm conditions to the local area, along with gusty winds. A backdoor cold front drops through later Monday with showers and thunderstorms possible for most of the area. This front is forecast to lift back north as a warm front Tuesday into Tuesday night. A stronger cold front crosses the area late in the week.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH MONDAY/
As of 215 PM EDT Sunday...

A cold front just south of the Great Lakes will gradually make it's way southward tonight. Latest CAMS suggest that convection associated with this front over PA will diminish overnight as it moves southward and loses daytime heating. Still, there is a signal from the CAMS that a few leftover sprinkles may make it the the MD eastern shore tonight. As such, will maintain a slight chance for showers tonight in that area. Otherwise, generally clear to mostly clear with temps staying mild in the upper 50s/lower 60s due to steady SW winds of 10-20 mph (with some higher gusts especially in the evening).

SHORT TERM /MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT/
As of 215 PM EDT Sunday...

Attention turns to the severe weather threat for Monday. The cold front just north of the area will move across the area during the afternoon and early evening hours on Monday.
Accompanying this front will be steep mid level lapse rates of 8.0C/km due to an EML originating from the northern plains, with 0- 6km bulk shear values of 35 kt on the southern edge of the strong mid level jet north of the region. The EML feature will keep the atmosphere capped through early afternoon allowing modest MLCAPE values of 500-1000 j/kg as temps rise into the mid 80s. CAMS are in better agreement in showing a line of storms developing along the front by mid afternoon as the cap breaks in central Virginia, then growing upscale into the late afternoon before diminishing by dusk due to loss of daytime heating. Kinematics and thermodynamics certainly suggest severe is possible which is likely why the machine learning probs from CSU and NCAR suggest a slight risk of severe weather. However, the low level flow of W-SW (which extends through the lower troposphere) would suggest limited moisture which will keep coverage to a minimum. With all of this said, there seems to be a conditional risk for severe weather tomorrow meaning that if storms develop, there is a good chance that some of those will become severe. Large hail would likely be the main concern at the onset before becoming more of a wind threat if the clusters become better organized. SPC has placed much of the area in a SLGT risk (level 2 out of 5) on Monday.

Showers and storms may linger across the far south into early Monday evening but should quickly end with loss of daytime heating and due to the front moving south of the area. The front will return northward as a warm front Tuesday into Tuesday night as an other low pressure develops over the plains states. Will go with slight chance PoPs in the afternoon across the southwestern part of the area, spreading across the entire region on Tue night.

Warm day on Monday with areas north of I-64 in the lower 80s and areas south of I-64 in the mid 80s. A little cooler on Tuesday but still above normal in the 70s and lower 80s.

LONG TERM /WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/
As of 215 PM EDT Sunday...

Low pressure continues to lift ENE through the upper Midwest Wednesday into Thursday. A cold front will also extend S/SW into the southern states. There will tend to be more clouds Wednesday, though precip chances will be low w/ little forcing (some CHC to slight CHC PoPs will remain over the far N closer to the boundary). Highs in the mid 70s NE, upper 70s for most of VA, and lower 80s far SE VA and NE NC. Thursday looks to be the warmest day of the extended period with highs in the 80s for most of the area (70s across the NE), despite a weak cold front moving through during the day. Will keep chance PoPs through the day simply due to the cold frontal passage occuring during the day. Another (stronger) cold front moves toward the area later Friday and into the weekend into Saturday with a chance for showers and possibly thunderstorm. Some model disagreement with the timing of the front will the GFS showing a Saturday FROPA, while the ECMWF shows a Sunday frontal passage. PoPs remain on the low side as most guidance continues to show the front losing most of its moisture E of the Appalachians. Temps Friday continue to trend cooler but seasonable with 70s for most of the area and perhaps in the 60s on the ern shore. NBM guidance suggests warmer temps on Saturday with the possible delayed frontal passage.
Large spread in the guidance however with temps in the upper 60s/lower 70s N and upper 70s south. Sunday will be the coolest day in the forecast period with temps topping out in the mid to upper 60s.

AVIATION /02Z MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/
As of 810 PM EDT Sunday...

VFR conditions expected through the 00z/15 forecast period.
Gusty south to southwest will slowly diminish this evening into early Monday, but remain gusty through around midnight. Due to strong winds aloft and weakening winds near the surface, there will be some wind shear to contend with at the terminals overnight. Quiet on Monday morning but a weakening cold front moves into the area by afternoon. This should trigger some isolated to scattered storms by afternoon with strong wind gusts starting in RIC by mid afternoon then extending SE to PHF ORF and ECG by late afternoon or early evening.

Outlook...There is a lower chance of showers/storms Tue aftn/Tue night. Scattered to Isolated showers persist into Wed, though not expecting flight restrictions.

MARINE
As of 225 PM EDT Sunday...

Gusty SW winds continue over the waters tonight as the pressure gradient remains tight across the area with with the high off the SE CONUS and an area of low pressure and associated cold front sliding across PA. SCA headlines remain in effect for the bay lower James River with the coastal waters north of Cape Charles Light. With the winds in place, seeing waves of 2 - 3ft on the Bay and have built to 4 - 6 Ft in the northern coastal zones. The winds will slowly diminish overnight with seas also diminishing. All headlines are expected to come down overnight.

A weakening cold front drops south tomorrow with the potential for some stronger storms along and ahead of the boundary. The main threats with any storms will be locally stronger winds and associated enhanced waves/seas. Winds turn to the NE behind the front and then to the E-SE on Tuesday (staying sub-SCA through this timeframe). Conditions will generally remain sub-SCA for the rest of the week with some potential for seas to build to ~5 ft in the northern coastal waters by Thursday or Friday.

FIRE WEATHER
As of 810 PM EDT Sunday...

Fire Weather SPS has expired and IFD conditions continue to diminish as RH slowly recover.

Higher RH values and weaker wind on Monday. Still, RH values could drop to 30 percent across NE NC Monday afternoon. Virginia and MD RH values will be in the 30-40 percent range along with chances for storms in the afternoon.

AKQ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
MD...None.
NC...None.
VA...None.
MARINE...Small Craft Advisory until 1 AM EDT Monday for ANZ630-631-638.
Small Craft Advisory until 4 AM EDT Monday for ANZ632-634-650- 652-654.




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesinHgDewPt
OCIM2 - 8570283 - Ocean City Inlet, MD 1 mi54 min SW 19G23 62°F 57°F29.75
44084 14 mi46 min 50°F3 ft
44009 - DELAWARE BAY 26 NM Southeast of Cape May, NJ 23 mi42 min SSW 18G19 55°F 49°F29.8050°F
LWSD1 - 8557380 - Lewes, DE 31 mi54 min SW 7G14 69°F 54°F29.77
44089 42 mi46 min 52°F5 ft
CMAN4 - 8536110 - Cape May, NJ 44 mi54 min S 11G15 62°F 73°F29.76
BRND1 - 8555889 - Brandywine Shoal Light, DE 45 mi54 min 29.77


Wind History for Ocean City Inlet, MD
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherTempDewPtRHinHg
KOXB OCEAN CITY MUNI,MD 3 sm18 minSW 13G2510 smClear66°F48°F52%29.82
KSBY SALISBURYOCEAN CITY WICOMICO RGNL,MD 22 sm17 minSSW 13G2210 smClear68°F45°F43%29.81
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Tide / Current for Ocean City (fishing pier), Maryland
   
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Ocean City (fishing pier)
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Sun -- 12:24 AM EDT     3.81 feet High Tide
Sun -- 01:39 AM EDT     Moonset
Sun -- 06:25 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 07:08 AM EDT     0.36 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 10:38 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 12:47 PM EDT     2.59 feet High Tide
Sun -- 06:58 PM EDT     0.36 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 07:36 PM EDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Ocean City (fishing pier), Maryland, Tide feet
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3.8
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3.7
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3.3
3
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2.8
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5
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1.3
6
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0.6
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0.4
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0.5
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0.9
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1.4
11
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2
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2.5
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2.6
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2.4
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2
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1.6
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0.5
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0.4
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0.6
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1
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1.7
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2.4



Tide / Current for Fenwick Island Light, Delaware
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Fenwick Island Light
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Sun -- 12:33 AM EDT     4.07 feet High Tide
Sun -- 01:39 AM EDT     Moonset
Sun -- 06:24 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 07:06 AM EDT     0.39 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 10:38 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 01:17 PM EDT     3.33 feet High Tide
Sun -- 07:00 PM EDT     0.77 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 07:36 PM EDT     Sunset
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Fenwick Island Light, Delaware, Tide feet
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3.6
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2.8
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1.9
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1.8
11
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2.4
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2.7
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0.9
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2.9




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