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West Ocean City, MD

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Sunrise 6:35AMSunset 7:32PM Tuesday April 7, 2020 3:00 PM EDT (19:00 UTC) Moonrise 6:09PMMoonset 5:38AM 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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ANZ650 Coastal Waters From Fenwick Island De To Chincoteague Va Out 20 Nm- 103 Pm Edt Tue Apr 7 2020
This afternoon..S winds 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft. Mainly E swell with a dominant period of 10 seconds. A chance of showers late.
Tonight..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft. Mainly E swell with a dominant period of 10 seconds. Showers likely, mainly in the evening.
Wed..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of 10 seconds. A chance of showers. A chance of tstms in the afternoon.
Wed night..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft. Mainly se swell with a dominant period of 10 seconds. A chance of showers and tstms in the evening.
Thu..SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt late in the morning, then becoming sw 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft, building to 4 ft in the afternoon. A chance of showers in the afternoon.
Thu night..NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers in the evening.
Fri..W winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
Fri night..NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
Sat..NW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft, subsiding to 2 ft in the afternoon.
Sat night..SW winds 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
ANZ600 103 Pm Edt Tue Apr 7 2020
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.. A warm front will approach the waters this afternoon then lift north of the area tonight. A weak cold front crosses the area late Wednesday, followed by a stronger cold front passage late Thursday.


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 071439 AFDAKQ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Wakefield VA 1039 AM EDT Tue Apr 7 2020

SYNOPSIS. A warm front lifts north into the Delmarva by this afternoon, and moves off to the northeast of the area this evening. A cold front then pushes in from the northwest on Wednesday, with a stronger cold front crossing the local area on Thursday.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/. As of 1030 AM EDT Tuesday .

For this aftn, primary concern will be a WNW flow aloft. A pattern that often brings significant to severe wx to the local area given the right scenario. Latest SPC outlook for Day1/today is for a slight risk mainly along and to the N/NE of the I-64 corridor, with a marginal risk to the S/SW. Overall, the limiting factor to the S will be that the coverage of storms will be less, owing to the potential for too much dry air and a lot of westerly flow all the way down to the sfc. The aforementioned boundary will be lifting to near or just north of the region this aftn. Along or near the front is where the greatest threat for severe wx should reside and that is why the slight risk has been pushed to the north compared to yesterday. This will mainly be a wind/large hail threat given strong mid level lapse rates (6.5 to 7C) and an inverted V type sounding. However, if enough instability can make its way into the vicinity of the frontal boundary late this aftn/early this evening, an isolated tornado threat will be present (confined to the slight risk area).

Coverage of pcpn decreases this evening most areas, though persists into the evening over the eastern shore. A mainly dry forecast from late this evening onward, except for the potential for a second round of showers/tstms that try to approach our far northern/NE areas after midnight (associated with another impulse moving SE from the Great lakes/OH Valley). Lows tonight in the lower to mid 50s NE, to the upper 50s/around 60F elsewhere.

SHORT TERM /WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/. As of 345 AM EDT Tuesday .

On Wed . a sfc low over the Great Lakes tracks across PA and eventually offshore . pushing a weak boundary through the local area during the latter part of the day. Wed will be mainly dry SW . but ISOLD SHRAs/tstms cannot be ruled out late in the day . mainly E of I-95 as the boundary crosses the region (before the best upper forcing moves offshore and despite deep layered WSW flow).

SPC has the FA in a MRGL risk for severe wx on Wed OTW. partly cloudy conditions will lead to a warmer day for all areas. Highs in the 70s over the north and across the ern shore w/ mainly low- mid 80s elsewhere. The weak boundary washes out Wed night and winds turn back to the S as strong low pressure (sfc-aloft) tracks ESE across srn Canada. The associated (trailing) cold front is expected to reach near/just W of the Appalachians by 12z/09. Still dry Wed night w/ lows mainly in the 50s. That cold front crosses the region Thu . potentially leading to at least ISOLD pcpn for N and NE areas OTW. partly cloudy and breezy Thu w/ highs in the m-u70s N to the m80s over interior NE NC.

LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY/. As of 345 AM EDT Tuesday .

The extended period will bring cooler wx to the local area. The 00Z/07 models suggest some clouds Fri as a strong shortwave aloft passes through the area, but conditions look dry. Partly cloudy . breezy and cooler w/ highs Fri mainly in the m-u50s N to around 60F central and S.

Dry and remaining cool Fri night through Sat night. By Sun into Mon . models disagree on the timing of a potentially more significant area of lo pres tracking through the region. Right now . used a blend of the guidance . and increased clouds/PoPs Sun-Mon. Lows Fri night in the low-mid 30s inland to the low-mid 40s along the SE VA/NE NC coasts. Highs Sat in the u50s- around 60F N and NE to the l-60s S. Lows Sat night in the u30s- l40s . except u40s along the coast in SE VA-NE NC. Highs Sun/Mon ranging through the 60s.

AVIATION /15Z TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/. As of 730 AM EDT Tuesday .

Patchy fog/low stratus continues with pockets of IFR conditions early this morning, mainly confined to interior southern VA and NE NC. VFR elsewhere with SCT-BKN clouds. The fog/low clouds will scatter out through 14Z and will genly not affect the TAF sites. Later today, winds increase from the SW as a warm front lifts N of most of the region. Scattered SHRAs/tstms expected later in the aftn into the early evening, with greatest coverage expected to be over the NE sections of the CWA (though at least isolated showers/tstms will be possible anywhere). Periodic showers/flight restrictions may persist at SBY through the entire evening. Isolated strong/severe tstms will be possible late in the aftn into the early evening w/ the potential for wind gusts in excess of 40kt. For now, have VCTS mentioned at RIC and either prevailing SHRA (SBY) or VCSH ORF/PHF.

Outlook: Primarily VFR conditions expected Wed-Thu, but some isolated/scattered SHRAs/tstms (and associated flight restrictions) will again develop Wed afternoon (as a weak upper level system crosses the area) and during the day Thu (w/ a more substantial cold frontal passage). VFR/dry Fri.

MARINE. As of 345 AM EDT Tuesday .

A weak frontal boundary is situated just south of the local waters this morning, resulting in light S-SW winds. Waves 1-2 ft; seas 2-4 ft. The front lifts back north as a warm front later this morning into the afternoon, but will likely stay just west of the local waters (given cooler SSTs). This will allow winds to remain from the S around 10 kt or less through the day with similar waves/seas.

Sub-SCA conditions expected to continue from tonight into Thu morning as the warm front makes progress north tonight and then we wait for the next weak cold front to cross the area late Wed. Not much of a cool surge behind the next cold front and therefore not expecting much increase in winds. Waves 1-2 ft; seas 2-4 ft.

A stronger cold front is expected to cross the area on Thursday, producing SCA conditions by the afternoon and continuing Thursday night through late Friday given a decent CAA surge. SW-W winds 15-25 kt Thursday afternoon will become NW Thursday night into Friday. Waves 2-3 ft (potentially up to 4 ft) in the Bay with seas of 3-5 ft.

AKQ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. MD . None. NC . None. VA . None. MARINE . None.

SYNOPSIS . LKB NEAR TERM . LKB/TMG SHORT TERM . ALB/LKB LONG TERM . ALB AVIATION . LKB MARINE . ESS/JDM


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
OCIM2 - 8570283 - Ocean City Inlet, MD 1 mi48 min S 7 G 9.9 54°F 52°F1013.4 hPa
OCSM2 1 mi180 min 2 ft
44009 - DELAWARE BAY 26 NM Southeast of Cape May, NJ 22 mi70 min SSE 7.8 G 9.7 50°F 52°F2 ft1009.5 hPa (-2.7)
LWSD1 - 8557380 - Lewes, DE 31 mi42 min SSE 8 G 11 59°F 51°F1011.8 hPa
CMAN4 - 8536110 - Cape May, NJ 44 mi42 min SE 11 G 13 55°F 51°F1011.8 hPa
BRND1 - 8555889 - Brandywine Shoal Light, DE 45 mi48 min S 14 G 15 1012.4 hPa

Wind History for Ocean City Inlet, MD
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Ocean City, Ocean City Municipal Airport, MD3 mi67 minSSE 610.00 miFair57°F48°F72%1013.2 hPa
Salisbury, Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico County Regional Airport, MD22 mi66 minW 1010.00 miFair73°F48°F41%1012 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Ocean City (fishing pier), Maryland
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Ocean City (fishing pier)
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Tue -- 01:25 AM EDT     -0.76 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:35 AM EDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 06:37 AM EDT     Moonset
Tue -- 07:35 AM EDT     4.27 feet High Tide
Tue -- 01:50 PM EDT     -0.64 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 07:09 PM EDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 07:29 PM EDT     Sunset
Tue -- 07:57 PM EDT     4.43 feet High Tide
Tue -- 10:35 PM EDT     Full Moon
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Tide / Current Tables for Fenwick Island Light, Delaware
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Fenwick Island Light
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Tue -- 01:38 AM EDT     -0.59 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:35 AM EDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 06:37 AM EDT     Moonset
Tue -- 07:41 AM EDT     4.67 feet High Tide
Tue -- 02:04 PM EDT     -0.70 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 07:09 PM EDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 07:29 PM EDT     Sunset
Tue -- 08:11 PM EDT     4.95 feet High Tide
Tue -- 10:35 PM EDT     Full Moon
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