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Fenwick Island, DE

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Sunrise 7:12AMSunset 5:15PM Thursday January 23, 2020 9:44 PM EST (02:44 UTC) Moonrise 6:22AMMoonset 4:04PM Illumination 1% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 29 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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ANZ455 Coastal Waters From Cape Henlopen To Fenwick Island De Out 20 Nm- 921 Pm Est Thu Jan 23 2020
.small craft advisory in effect from late Friday night through late Saturday night...
Overnight..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less, then around 3 ft. SWell mainly from the E with a dominant period of 9 seconds.
Fri..E winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft. SWell mainly from the ne with a dominant period of 9 seconds.
Fri night..E winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft, building to 6 to 8 ft late. SWell mainly from the N with a dominant period of 3 seconds. A chance of rain after midnight.
Sat..SE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt early in the afternoon, then becoming sw late. Seas 6 to 9 ft. SWell mainly from the N with a dominant period of 3 seconds, becoming mainly from the E with a dominant period of 10 seconds in the afternoon. Rain until late afternoon, then a chance of rain late. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sat night..W winds around 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
Sun..W winds around 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Sun night..W winds around 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Mon..NW winds around 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Mon night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Tue..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 3 ft.
Tue night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 2 ft or less.
ANZ400 921 Pm Est Thu Jan 23 2020
Synopsis for the coastal waters from sandy hook nj to fenwick island de and for delaware bay.. High pressure will move offshore overnight then nose back down into the region from the north on Friday. Low pressure will develop across the tennessee and ohio river valleys and move northeastward with a secondary area of low pressure developing in the mid-atlantic and impacting the region through early Sunday. As the merging systems move out to sea by Monday, weak high pressure will return through the middle of next week. Another system may impact the region late next week.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Fenwick Island, DE
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Area Discussion for - Philadelphia/Mount Holly, PA
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FXUS61 KPHI 240228 AFDPHI

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 928 PM EST Thu Jan 23 2020

SYNOPSIS. High pressure will move offshore overnight then nose back down into the region from the north on Friday. Low pressure will develop across the Tennessee and Ohio River Valleys and move northeastward with a secondary area of low pressure developing in the Mid-Atlantic and impacting the region through early Sunday. As the merging systems move out to sea by Monday, weak high pressure will return through the middle of next week. Another system may impact the region late next week.

NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM FRIDAY MORNING/. For the 930 PM update . no major changes to the previous forecast. Low temperatures overnight are expected to dip down into the low to mid 20s in the far north, and in the low 30s in the far south, a little warmer than the past few nights. Light and variable winds expected under a high clouds.

Prev discussion below . High pressure centered overhead will slowly build eastward through the the overnight as low pressure slowly works its way up the Ohio Valley toward the Great Lakes. A building cirrus shield will continue through the night, thus temperatures should remain a little warmer than last night as lows drop into the 20s. Winds will remain light and variable as high pressure dominates, though a weak sea breeze has developed along the Jersey Shore (what month is it again?).

SHORT TERM /6 AM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH 6 PM FRIDAY/. A very similar day in store for Friday as high pressure begins to fill as it lifts northeast toward the Canadian Maritimes. Low pressure to our west will continue to occlude as it moves toward the Great Lakes. Several waves of high clouds will pass the region through the day as a series of vort maxima eject across the region from the parent trough to our west. Winds will begin to turn easterly as the surface high lifts northward and the pressure gradient tightens ahead of the low to our west. Highs will trend upward a few degrees into the 40s and 50s as 500 mb heights begin to nudge upward ahead of the trough to our west.

LONG TERM /FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY/. By midday Friday, a closed upper low will be making its way across the Mississippi River Valley into the Ohio Valley then eventually toward the Mid-Atlantic by Saturday. At the surface, a 2 part low pressure system will be approaching the region from the south and west. The initial low across the Ohio Valley will weaken then the secondary low lifting north from the Gulf and across the Carolinas will become dominant and intensify as it moves up the coast toward the Mid-Atlantic. This low is forecast to briefly stall out across the region Saturday night then move slowly offshore on Sunday.

Precipitation is forecast to move in generally from southwest to northeast early Saturday morning. Can't rule out a brief period of sleet across the entire area at precip onset (timing dependent), but this will be a moderate to heavy rain event for the I-95 corridor and south/east. From around the Lehigh Valley and north including NW NJ and the southern Poconos, temperatures will be at or below freezing as rain (possibly mixed with sleet) moves into the region. Therefore, expecting a fairly expansive area of freezing rain to impact these areas through Saturday morning as temperatures slowly rise above freezing and precip switches to all rain by some time Saturday afternoon for most. The freezing rain may be moderate to heavy at times Saturday morning. Expecting up to around 0.25" of ice accretion with potential for localized higher amounts in the typical areas that remain below freezing the longest (Mount Pocono, High Point, etc.). This event has potential to be the most significant "ice storm" the area has seen so far this season.

The surface low will be tracking directly over the area and warm air advection will be strong aloft and near the surface. PWats will also be anomalously high reaching up to 1.25" across Delmarva and southern NJ. This combined with strong forcing for ascent and elevated instability in the 100-200 J/kg range will result in a band of moderate to heavy rain with embedded thunderstorms (rumbles of thunder). Expect most of the area to get around 1-1.5" of rain total with locally higher amounts of 2"+ where heavy rain persists longer. With the antecedent dry conditions and unfrozen ground, not expecting any widespread flooding or flash flooding concerns, however if 1-2" of rain falls fast enough localized flooding is certainly possible. Precip will end fairly abruptly from west to east through the afternoon on Saturday. Some lingering showers are possible, especially up north. The low will be exiting the area on Sunday and lingering showers will diminish up north through the day.

In the wake of the weekend system, high pressure will build slowly in from the west. Expect temperatures near normal along with fair weather. Another system may impact the region later next week.

AVIATION /03Z FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/. Rest of today and tonight . VFR conditions with light and variable winds 5 knots or less. Easterly winds possible for a short time at MIV and ACY this afternoon and evening as a weak sea breeze pushes inland off the New Jersey Coast.

Friday . VFR conditions with light and variable winds turning easterly into the afternoon from 10 to 15 knots.

Outlook .

Friday night . Initially VFR will lower to MVFR or IFR toward daybreak. Showers possible after 06Z with a brief period of freezing rain possible at RDG and ABE. Easterly winds around 10-15 kts. Moderate confidence.

Saturday . IFR. Moderate to heavy rain. Sleet/freezing rain possible at RDG and ABE. Easterly winds 10-15 kts early becoming variable around 5 kts in the afternoon. Moderate confidence.

Saturday night . Lingering MVFR to IFR ceilings. Westerly winds 5-10 kts. Moderate confidence.

Sunday . Conditions improving to VFR. Westerly winds 10-15 kts with gusts up to 20 kts. Winds diminishing to less than 10 kts overnight.

Monday through Wednesday . VFR. Northwesterly winds 10 kts or less.

MARINE. Tonight . Conditions will remain well below advisory criteria with light northeasterly winds at 10 knots or less. Seas from 1 to 3 feet.

Friday . Sub-SCA conditions continue with light northeasterly winds increasing to 10 to 15 knots and a few gusts to 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas from 2 to 4 feet.

Outlook .

Friday night . Winds and seas build to SCA levels as east winds increase ahead of approaching low.

Saturday . SCA conditions expected as E/SE winds will be around 20 to 30 knots over the ocean waters with seas building to 6-9 feet. A period of Gale conditions will even be possible late morning into the afternoon.

Saturday night . Winds shifting to SE then SW and eventually west and remaining around 15 to 20 knots with gusts up to 25 knots. Seas 5-8 feet.

Sunday . Lingering SCA conditions likely as west winds gust up to 25 knots with seas 4-6 feet.

Sunday night through Tuesday . Conditions diminish below SCA levels through Sunday night and remain below SCA levels through Tuesday.

TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING. The combination of a new moon on Friday, along with an onshore flow, may lead to areas of coastal flooding with the high tide Saturday. Currently, advisory-level flooding is expected at most locations along the ocean front, back bays, and Delaware Bay. However, there could be a few pockets of moderate flooding, depending on the exact timing of the storm. Based on current model guidance, no problems are anticipated along the upper eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay.

PHI WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. PA . None. NJ . None. DE . None. MD . None. MARINE . Small Craft Advisory from midnight Friday night to 6 AM EST Sunday for ANZ450>455. Small Craft Advisory from midnight Friday night to 3 PM EST Saturday for ANZ430-431.

Synopsis . Staarmann Near Term . Davis/Miketta Short Term . Davis Long Term . Staarmann Aviation . Carr/Davis/Staarmann Marine . Davis/Fitzsimmons/Miketta/Staarmann Tides/Coastal Flooding .


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
OCIM2 - 8570283 - Ocean City Inlet, MD 7 mi63 min 39°F 41°F1028.2 hPa
44009 - DELAWARE BAY 26 NM Southeast of Cape May, NJ 20 mi55 min NE 7.8 G 7.8 46°F 48°F4 ft1024.5 hPa (+0.0)
LWSD1 - 8557380 - Lewes, DE 25 mi57 min 40°F 39°F1028 hPa
CMAN4 - 8536110 - Cape May, NJ 38 mi57 min 36°F 40°F1027.6 hPa
BRND1 - 8555889 - Brandywine Shoal Light, DE 39 mi57 min 43°F 1028.4 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, MD9 mi52 minNNE 410.00 miFair38°F36°F93%1027.4 hPa
Salisbury, Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico County Regional Airport, MD24 mi51 minENE 410.00 miFair37°F30°F79%1027.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Fenwick Island Light, Delaware
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Fenwick Island Light
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Thu -- 12:02 AM EST     -0.18 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:20 AM EST     4.25 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:22 AM EST     Moonrise
Thu -- 07:12 AM EST     Sunrise
Thu -- 12:47 PM EST     -0.37 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 04:04 PM EST     Moonset
Thu -- 05:11 PM EST     Sunset
Thu -- 06:46 PM EST     3.44 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Delaware Bay Entrance, Delaware Current
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Delaware Bay Entrance
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Thu -- 02:19 AM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 05:20 AM EST     1.62 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 06:23 AM EST     Moonrise
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Thu -- 12:18 PM EST     -1.53 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 03:29 PM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 04:03 PM EST     Moonset
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Thu -- 06:03 PM EST     1.24 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 09:06 PM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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