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Fenwick Island, DE

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Sunrise 6:37AMSunset 7:32PM Monday April 6, 2020 6:15 PM EDT (22:15 UTC) Moonrise 4:54PMMoonset 5:04AM Illumination 99% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 14 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- 407 Pm Edt Mon Apr 6 2020
Tonight..SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming sw late this evening and overnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft. SWell mainly from the E with a dominant period of 11 seconds.
Tue..SW winds around 5 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas around 3 ft. SWell mainly from the E with a dominant period of 11 seconds. A chance of showers late.
Tue night..S winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming sw 5 to 10 kt in the late evening and overnight. Seas around 3 ft. SWell mainly from the E with a dominant period of 10 seconds. Showers likely.
Wed..W winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft. SWell mainly from the se with a dominant period of 10 seconds. A chance of showers.
Wed night..NW winds around 10 kt, becoming ne after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers in the evening.
Thu..S winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.
Thu night..NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers in the evening.
Fri..W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Fri night..NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Sat..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the morning. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Sat night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
ANZ400 407 Pm Edt Mon Apr 6 2020
Synopsis for the coastal waters from sandy hook nj to fenwick island de and for delaware bay.. High pressure will continue to work its way across the region through Tuesday, bringing dry and pleasant weather as it does so. A wave of low pressure will ride along a warm front as it slowly lifts northward into our region Wednesday. A stronger surface low will track into the great lakes by the end of the week, brining a cold front eastward across the mid-atlantic Thursday. Unsettled weather looks to accompany the low as it slowly lifts north and east Friday, before high pressure begins to build to our south into the weekend. Another low pressure system may affect our region into the start of 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 061944 AFDPHI

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 344 PM EDT Mon Apr 6 2020

SYNOPSIS. High pressure will continue to work its way across the region through Tuesday, bringing dry and pleasant weather as it does so. A wave of low pressure will ride along a warm front as it slowly lifts northward into our region Wednesday. A stronger surface low will track into the Great Lakes by the end of the week, brining a cold front eastward across the Mid-Atlantic Thursday. Unsettled weather looks to accompany the low as it slowly lifts north and east Friday, before high pressure begins to build to our south into the weekend. Another low pressure system may affect our region into the start of next week.

NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM TUESDAY MORNING/. Quiet over the area this afternoon as high pressure sits over the lower Great Lakes with a cold front south and east of the area off the coast. In between these features, a northerly flow persists with mainly sunny skies and seasonably mild temperatures. Also evidence though of a sea breeze boundary near the NJ coast which could be seen in Cu field that has tended to dissipate over the past hour or so. On the coastal side of this boundary, temperatures running several degrees cooler.

The tranquil weather will persist over the region through this evening. However by the overnight, clouds will begin to increase from south to north as the front to our south begins to move back northward as a warm front ahead of the next system. Lows will be generally in the low to mid 40s except some upper 30s over the southern Poconos and parts of NW NJ.

SHORT TERM /6 AM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH 6 PM TUESDAY/. The clouds will generally lower and thicken through Tuesday morning as the next low pressure system advances through the midwest and the warm front to our south continues to nudge northward. Along and ahead of this front, it's still looking like there will be some showers developing but the timing has been delayed slightly and it also looks at this point like most of the activity should be confined to SE PA into far southern NJ and Delmarva. Expect these areas to see increasing chances for some showers around mainly beyond the midday time frame. POPs decrease to slight chance farther north over NE PA into NW NJ. Also worth mentioning, there could even be a few rumbles of thunder late day but mainly south of the Mason- Dixon line. Highs Tuesday will be mainly in the low to mid 60s so not too different than today as the warm advection pattern is counteracted by the increased cloud cover.

LONG TERM /TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY/. A weak wave of low pressure will ride eastward as a warm front lifts northward from Virginia Wednesday, brining scattered rain showers to the region as it does so. Forcing doesn't look particularly strong with only a 100 kt upper level jet, thus PVA will be the primary forcing mechanism. Rain should taper off by late afternoon or early evening as the disturbance pushes offshore to our south and east. Forecast MLCAPE values of 500-1000 J/kg will likely result in embedded thunderstorms. As we move into range of some of the CAMs, they suggest there could be a couple rounds of showers and convection, with a more widespread round Wednesday, followed by a lull and eventually an additional round of showers and thunderstorms Wednesday evening. With no surprise, kept mention of thunder in the grids through much of the day Wednesday.

The warm front looks to hang somewhere over the region, thus a temperature gradient will likely establish itself, yielding a little difficulty in the temperature and dew point forecast in spatial and temporal regard. Highs Wednesday will very well likely be the warmest of the week with most places reaching near or above 70, so that will attempt to make up for the precipitation.

Moving into Thursday, a surface low will begin to approach the region as it moves across the Great Lakes into southeastern Ontario. The low looks to quickly occlude as both the EC and GFS are forecasting a closed 500 mb low by Thursday afternoon, thus, as is usually the case with such systems, a new surface low will form near the triple point somewhere over the Delaware Valley. Not a ton of convection along the cold front as it moves into the region as forecast, CAPE values indicate less impressive instability compared to Wednesday. Not to say this won't change as we draw closer, but fore now it is such. The new low will then skirt northeast along the New England Coast into Thursday night into Friday as a reinforcing shortwave dives southward across the Great Lakes, pumping vorticity and reinforcing jet energy into the amplifying synoptic trough. Highs Thursday will trend slightly cooler with the threat for more widespread rain along the cold front with highs staying in the low 60s north to upper 60s south.

Unsettled conditions Friday and into Friday night as this reinforcing shortwave pushes a series of surface troughs south into the region around the deepening surface low to our northeast. Broad- brushed PoPs through Saturday morning with the general chance for scattered showers for now until better guidance comes into play. The sharp cooling and steep lapse rates should mean that across the area Thursday and Friday we'll be fairly gusty from 25-35 kts possible. We could approach advisory level wind gusts Thursday afternoon, so this will warrant continual observation.

High pressure builds to our south into the Carolinas Saturday afternoon through Sunday as northwest flow slowly turns more southwesterly. Cooler than what we will have grown accustomed to this weekend with highs in the mid to upper 50s Saturday and low 60s by Sunday. Long range guidance goes south by early next week, with appreciable differences between the EC and GFS Monday as to the timing of another surface low. The EC has a solid soaker with a surface low moving right up the eastern Appalachians Sunday night into Monday morning morning, whereas the GFS keeps the low well to our west until late Monday as a surface low tracks across the Carolinas. As such, poor confidence in PoPs at this time with only a broad general mention of showers.

AVIATION /19Z MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/. The following discussion is for KPHL, KPNE, KTTN, KABE, KRDG, KILG, KMIV, KACY and surrounding areas.

Through Tonight . VFR with winds that have generally been northerly becoming light and variable around 5 kts after sunset. Mainly clear skies early this evening will give way to increasing high clouds overnight. High confidence.

Tuesday . Clouds lowering and thickening with low VFR to high end MVFR cigs likely by the afternoon along with a developing chance of showers. Medium confidence.

Outlook .

Wednesday . Sub-VFR conditions likely, especially in the early morning and late afternoon with several rounds of showers and thunderstorms. Southwesterly winds turning northwesterly from 5 to 10 knots with gusts to 15 knots. Higher gusts possible in thunderstorms. Low confidence.

Thursday . VFR initially with deterioration to MVFR into the late morning and afternoon as rain moves into the region ahead of a cold front. Southeasterly wind turning southwesterly then westerly into the afternoon. Winds increasing to 15 to 20 knots with gusts from 25 to 30 knots possible by the late afternoon. Medium confidence.

Friday . Generally VFR with westerly winds from 15 to 20 knots with gusts from 25 to 30 knots. A few MVFR restrictions possible with widely scattered showers. Medium confidence.

Saturday . VFR with westerly winds from 5 to 10 knots and gusts from 15 to 20 knots. Medium confidence.

MARINE. Conditions are expected to remain below SCA levels through Tuesday. Winds becoming SW around 5-10 knots tonight and increasing to 10-15 knots Tuesday. Seas mainly 3 to 4 feet through the period.

Outlook .

Wednesday . Sub-SCA conditions expected with northwesterly winds from 10 to 15 knots with gusts to 20 knots. Seas from 1 to 3 feet.

Thursday . SCA conditions possible with southeasterly winds turning southwesterly from 15 to 20 knots and gusts up to 25 knots. Seas ranging from 2 to 4 feet.

Friday . SCA conditions likely with westerly winds from 20 to 25 knots with the possibility for Gale force gusts on the Atlantic. Seas from 2 to 4 feet.

Saturday . SCA conditions may linger into early Saturday morning, otherwise, winds remain below advisory criteria through the daytime hours from 15 to 20 knots. Seas lowering to 1 to 3 feet.

FIRE WEATHER. It will remain a bit breezy through this afternoon with RHs near or below 30 percent over parts of eastern PA and northern NJ. However winds have generally been around 10 mph with gusts mostly below 20 mph. Also, given we had rain last night this means the fuels are a bit moisture than they would otherwise be. For these reasons, fire weather concerns have been something to monitor today but conditions do not appear to be especially favorable for significant problems to develop.

TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING. As we approach the full moon tomorrow, astronomical high tides will be running high for the next few days. We don't have much on shore flow through the next few days, but given the current astronomical high tides, even weak onshore flow could produce minor coastal flooding. At this point, we are expecting spotty minor flooding for most high tide cycles until we get to Wednesday evening. For the Wednesday evening/night high tide, we are currently forecasting widespread minor flooding for the Atlantic oceanfront and the Delaware Bay. However, this will be highly dependent on the timing of a cold front on Wednesday. Currently we are forecasting the front to cross off shore late in the day, thus winds won't shift to offshore until just before the high tide, having little to no impact to decrease water levels. However, if the front arrives earlier in the day, the increased period of offshore flow ahead of the high tide could lead to lower water levels at high tide. We will continue to monitor this over the next few days.

On the tidal portions of the Delaware river, there could be spotty minor tidal flooding for the next few high tide cycles, but the chance for widespread minor flooding is low.

At this point, tidal flooding is not expected along the northeastern Chesapeake Bay.

PHI WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. PA . None. NJ . None. DE . None. MD . None. MARINE . None.

Synopsis . Davis Near Term . Fitzsimmons Short Term . Fitzsimmons Long Term . Davis Aviation . Davis/Fitzsimmons Marine . Davis/Fitzsimmons Fire Weather . Fitzsimmons Tides/Coastal Flooding . Johnson


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
OCIM2 - 8570283 - Ocean City Inlet, MD 7 mi51 min ESE 5.1 G 8 52°F 52°F1017.1 hPa
44009 - DELAWARE BAY 26 NM Southeast of Cape May, NJ 20 mi25 min E 7.8 G 9.7 49°F 52°F4 ft1012.1 hPa (-1.5)
LWSD1 - 8557380 - Lewes, DE 25 mi45 min SSE 8.9 G 12 54°F 52°F1015.9 hPa
CMAN4 - 8536110 - Cape May, NJ 38 mi45 min ESE 8.9 G 9.9 53°F 52°F1015.5 hPa
BRND1 - 8555889 - Brandywine Shoal Light, DE 39 mi51 min S 15 G 16 1016.1 hPa

Wind History for Ocean City Inlet, MD
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Airport Reports
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Ocean City, Ocean City Municipal Airport, MD9 mi22 minESE 510.00 miFair53°F42°F66%1016.3 hPa
Georgetown - Delaware Coastal Airport, DE24 mi21 minSSE 710.00 miFair62°F44°F52%1015.5 hPa
Salisbury, Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico County Regional Airport, MD24 mi21 minSSE 810.00 miFair64°F45°F50%1015.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Fenwick Island Light, Delaware
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Fenwick Island Light
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Mon -- 12:44 AM EDT     -0.32 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 06:03 AM EDT     Moonset
Mon -- 06:36 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 06:50 AM EDT     4.53 feet High Tide
Mon -- 01:16 PM EDT     -0.53 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 05:53 PM EDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 07:23 PM EDT     4.67 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:28 PM EDT     Sunset
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Tide / Current Tables for Delaware Bay Entrance, Delaware Current
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Delaware Bay Entrance
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Mon -- 12:13 AM EDT     -1.64 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 02:58 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 05:57 AM EDT     1.89 knots Max Flood
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Mon -- 12:47 PM EDT     -1.81 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 03:39 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
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Mon -- 06:29 PM EDT     1.86 knots Max Flood
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