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Fruitland, MD

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Sunrise 6:45AMSunset 5:46PM Thursday February 20, 2020 6:52 AM EST (11:52 UTC) Moonrise 5:10AMMoonset 2:57PM Illumination 11% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 26 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- 637 Am Est Thu Feb 20 2020
.small craft advisory in effect from this evening through Friday afternoon...
Today..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain or snow this afternoon with vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Tonight..N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 1 ft... Building to 3 ft after midnight. A chance of snow. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Fri..N winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt until late afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
Fri night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Sat..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Sat night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Sun..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Mon..S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers through the day, then showers likely through the night.
ANZ500 637 Am Est Thu Feb 20 2020
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. Low pressure will pass off the coast of the southeastern united states this evening. High pressure will build west of the area through weekend.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Fruitland, MD
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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FXUS61 KAKQ 201126 AFDAKQ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Wakefield VA 626 AM EST Thu Feb 20 2020

SYNOPSIS. Low pressure tracks northeast across the southeastern states today, then moves off the Carolina coast tonight. High pressure returns for the weekend.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH FRIDAY/. As of 630 AM EST Thursday .

Latest MSAS shows a 1044 mb high over the upr mid west with low pressure developing along a stalled frontal boundary across the Gulf coast states. Models moves this low ene across the sern states today then take it off the Carolina coast tonight. Stage is set for a rather challenging winter storm forecast. The latest data suggests the potential for a pcpn forecast miss today given marginal sfc temps. As usual, pcpn intensity will play an important role. High res models show mainly (a cold) rain across the area today with a changeover to snow not until or after sunset, while the national models show more snow during the daylight hrs (but does it accumulate???).

Headline wise and following close to WPC, upgraded most of the zones in the watch to a warning, and kept a 1-2 county winter wx advsry buffer zone arnd said warning (went ahead and included the RIC metro area, not so much for accumls but for icing/travel impacts later tonite when temps fall well below freezing). Expect 1-2 inches in the advsry. Have broken up the warning into 2 segments, a 2-4 inch swath from ORF-AKQ-EMP with a 3-6 inch swath from CPK- SFQ on south into all ne NC zones where some enhanced banding will likely occur there later this eve. The exception there will be Currituck county where a rain/snow mix will hold them in an advsry.

Clouds thicken thru noon with rain then a rain/snow mix overspreading the srn half of the fa after 18Z. Meanwhile, mos guid warms sfc tmps to btwn 40-45, but have leaned more toward the colder numbers of highs 35-40 given that the clouds thicken over the current sfc tmps. The bust potential comes today as to whether the pcpn comes down hard enuf for any snow to accululate before sunset given sfc tmps above freezing, although readings should fall once the pcpn begins. Think this will occur, but not until after 21Z across the interior srn zones.

Pcpn quickly changes over to snow this eve with the best lift and support for accumls will be before 06Z. The pcpn shield begins to shift se towards the coast after midnite as the system pulls farther away from the region. CAA along with some partial clearing will allows temps to drop into the 20s except arnd 30 at the coast. This will result in hazardous travel into the Fri morning commute.

SHORT TERM /FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY/. As of 350 AM EST Thursday .

Any snow shwrs quickly end Fri morning across the sern coastal areas. Otw, high pressure builds in from the west resulting in sunny to mstly sunny skies. Cold and with snow cover, will lean toward the cooler guid nmbrs. Highs mid-upr 30s. Clr/cold Fri nite. Lows in the 20s to near 30 sern beaches.

High pressure moves south into the Gulf coast states. Return wsw flow along with mstly sunny skies starts a warming trend. Highs 50- 55 except for some upr 40s along the beaches.

LONG TERM /SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY/. As of 315 PM EDT Wednesday .

Medium range period characterized by moderating temperatures with rain chances returning to the forecast Sunday night through Tuesday morning. Sfc high slides offshore to begin the period Sunday night, with resultant developing low-level winds veering around to the S- SW. This will bring milder temperatures for early next week, as well as a renewed influx of Gulf moisture in the form of scattered to numerous showers mainly Monday through Monday evening.

Warm front will lift north across the area on Monday, with the trailing cold front approaching from the north Monday night into Tuesday. Cool high pressure builds into the area from the Tennessee Valley later Tue/Tue night. Rain chances return by the end of the period, with parent upper trough pivoting across the eastern third of the CONUS.

Overall temperatures will remain at or above normal for the medium range. Highs mainly in the 50s to mid 60s, with early morning lows mainly in the 30s to mid 40s.

AVIATION /12Z THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/. As of 630 AM EST Wednesday .

VFR conditions continue thru 18Z as mid level clouds increase ahead of the systm apprchg from the south. Rain or a rain/snow mix along with MVFR CIGS will spread nne across the local area after 18Z. Enough cold air noted for the pcpn to turn over to all snow arnd or shortly after 00Z (even across the sern TAF sites). The pcpn shield then shifts se towards the coast by the end of the fcst period as the systm pushes off the Carolina coast. Gusty north winds (20-30 KTS) expected at ORF/ECG on the back side of the low. IFR CIGS/VSBYS are possible in mdt to hvy pcpn before 06Z at ORF/ECG but not forecasted at this time.

OUTLOOK . VFR conditions return Fri thru Sun as high pres returns.

MARINE. As of 350 AM EST Thursday .

For today, low pressure moves eastward along a stalled boundary across the Deep South, then offshore of the Southeast coast by this evening. Meanwhile, a strong high pressure system will be over the center of the country. N/NE winds will intensify beginning late this afternoon over Currituck Sound and the southern coastal waters, and then the rest of the area waters by late Thursday night into Friday. Expect winds by early Friday morning 20-25 kts with gusts around 30 kts. Higher winds of 25-30 kt and gusts up to 40 kt will occur over the Currituck Sound and southern coastal waters south of Cape Charles. For that reason, have hoisted a Gale Warning for these areas. The rest of the area waters should remain within SCA wind criteria. However, some gusts up to 35 kt will be possible for several hours early Friday morning north of Cape Charles to the Delaware border. Waves on the Ches Bay will reach 3-4 ft. Seas will build to 5-9 ft (highest south). A high surf advisory has been issued for Eastern Currituck County due to waves in the surf zone around 8 ft from late tonight through Friday.

Winds will begin to diminish by late Friday morning and should drop below SCA levels by early Friday evening. This as low pressure moves away from the area and high pressure builds over the OH Valley. SCA's will likely be needed for the northern coastal waters into Friday evening and the southern coastal waters through Saturday morning as seas will be slow to subside. After that, conditions improve from later Saturday through Sunday.

AKQ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. MD . None. NC . Winter Storm Warning from 3 PM this afternoon to 7 AM EST Friday for NCZ012>017-030>032. Winter Weather Advisory from 10 PM this evening to 7 AM EST Friday for NCZ102. Wind Advisory from 7 PM this evening to 1 PM EST Friday for NCZ102. High Surf Advisory from 4 AM to 7 PM EST Friday for NCZ102. VA . Winter Storm Warning from 3 PM this afternoon to 7 AM EST Friday for VAZ087>090-092-093-095>098-523>525. Winter Weather Advisory from 1 PM this afternoon to 7 AM EST Friday for VAZ065>068-078>086-099-100-512>516-518-520. MARINE . Small Craft Advisory from 10 PM this evening to 7 PM EST Friday for ANZ650-652-654. Gale Warning from 7 PM this evening to 4 PM EST Friday for ANZ656-658. Small Craft Advisory from midnight tonight to 1 PM EST Friday for ANZ635>637. Small Craft Advisory from 7 PM this evening to 4 PM EST Friday for ANZ632-634. Gale Warning from 10 PM this evening to 4 PM EST Friday for ANZ633. Small Craft Advisory from 10 PM this evening to 4 PM EST Friday for ANZ630-631-638.

SYNOPSIS . MPR NEAR TERM . MPR SHORT TERM . MPR LONG TERM . ALB AVIATION . MPR MARINE . JDM


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD 23 mi53 min 38°F 44°F1030.9 hPa (+1.2)
CA2 - 8571892 - Cambridge, MD 28 mi53 min 37°F 44°F1030.7 hPa (+0.6)
OCIM2 - 8570283 - Ocean City Inlet, MD 29 mi53 min 40°F 44°F1031.1 hPa (+0.8)
LWSD1 - 8557380 - Lewes, DE 41 mi53 min 39°F 44°F1030.6 hPa (+0.3)
SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD 43 mi53 min 40°F 44°F1030.7 hPa (+0.9)
PPTM2 - 8578240 - Piney Point, MD 49 mi83 min Calm G 1

Wind History for Bishops Head, MD
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Airport Reports
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Salisbury, Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico County Regional Airport, MD7 mi59 minNE 310.00 miFair35°F17°F48%1030.8 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Salisbury, Wicomico River, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland
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Thu -- 12:46 AM EST     2.45 feet High Tide
Thu -- 05:10 AM EST     Moonrise
Thu -- 06:46 AM EST     -0.13 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:47 AM EST     Sunrise
Thu -- 01:23 PM EST     3.12 feet High Tide
Thu -- 02:57 PM EST     Moonset
Thu -- 05:45 PM EST     Sunset
Thu -- 07:45 PM EST     0.01 feet Low Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Salisbury, Maryland (2 miles below) Current
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Thu -- 12:52 AM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 04:21 AM EST     -0.74 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 05:10 AM EST     Moonrise
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Thu -- 07:28 AM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 10:25 AM EST     0.66 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 01:43 PM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
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Thu -- 05:12 PM EST     -0.84 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 05:45 PM EST     Sunset
Thu -- 08:29 PM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 10:55 PM EST     0.47 knots Max Flood
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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