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Taylors Island, MD

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Sunrise 6:43AMSunset 7:31PM Friday April 3, 2020 2:12 PM EDT (18:12 UTC) Moonrise 1:18PMMoonset 3:12AM Illumination 81% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 11 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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ANZ533 Chesapeake Bay From North Beach To Drum Point- 139 Pm Edt Fri Apr 3 2020
.small craft advisory in effect through late tonight...
This afternoon..NW winds 15 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 3 ft.
Tonight..N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
Sat..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Sat night..SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Sun..S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Sun night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Mon..SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Tue..SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of showers.
ANZ500 139 Pm Edt Fri Apr 3 2020
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. High pressure will build in from the ohio valley through through Sunday morning. A weak cold front will follow Sunday afternoon. The front will stall nearby Monday into Tuesday before a low pressure system approaches from the midwest Wednesday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Taylors Island, MD
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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FXUS61 KAKQ 031746 AFDAKQ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Wakefield VA 146 PM EDT Fri Apr 3 2020

SYNOPSIS. Strong low pressure off the New England coast pivots toward the Delmarva Peninsula today before turning to the southeast and away from the local area tonight. The low will push farther east on Saturday as high pressure builds over the area.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/. As of 1250 PM EDT Friday .

Strong low pressure just south of Cape Cod is retrograding southwestward toward the Mid Atlantic coast this afternoon with weak high pressure centered over the Midwest. The resulting pressure gradient is leading to continued NW winds across the region today, generally 10-15mph with gusts running 20-25 knots. Very dry air is funneling southeast on the western side of the Atlantic low, resulting in dry and breezy conditions for much of the area this afternoon. Afternoon RH values are generally 20-25% but a decent portion of the VA Piedmont is showing RHs of 15-20%. Special Weather Statement for increased fire danger remains in effect for roughly the western 2/3rds of the region through 7pm this evening. Highs today will range from the upper 60s and low 70s west to the upper 50s and low 60s near the coast.

Clouds have been slow to increase across the eastern portion of the area so far this afternoon due to the aforementioned dry air feed from the NW. Do expect clouds to slowly increase across the NE through the afternoon, spreading slowly SW into this evening as the low offshore makes its closest approach before pulling away to the SE. Lows tonight fall into the low to mid 40s.

SHORT TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT/. As of 350 AM EDT Friday .

The offshore low finally pulls away this weekend while weak high pressure builds in from the NW before becoming centered over the FA by late Saturday night. The high slowly pushes offshore from Sunday through Sunday night as a very weak shortwave aloft tracks toward the area from the WNW. Will maintain a dry forecast through the weekend while adding a slight chc (~20%) of showers across most of the area Sunday night. PoPs are not high enough to put any QPF in the forecast. Temperatures will remain around average through the weekend, with partly-mostly cloudy skies expected each day. Highs Saturday range from the mid 50s on the Ern Shore to the low-mid 60s elsewhere. Slightly warmer on Sun with highs in the low-mid 60s near the coast/upper 60s- near 70F inland. Lows on both Sat night/Sun night will mainly be in the 40s (although Sun night will be a bit warmer with the high offshore).

LONG TERM /MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/. As of 400 PM EDT Thursday .

High pressure slips south/offshore of the region by Sunday night with weak S to SW flow taking hold into early Monday. A weak cold front slides south through the region during the day on Monday before stalling near the area. The front then lifts back north of the region Monday night into Tuesday as a warm front. Chances for rain showers will be possible Monday into Wednesday with the front lingering in the area and a series of low amplitude waves in the NW flow aloft traverse the region. High temperatures will generally range from the mid to upper 70s Monday through Wednesday with cooler temperatures at the coast(mid 60s to lower 70s). Low temperatures generally range from the upper 40s to mid 50s Sunday night through Wednesday night. By late Wednesday into Thursday, a cold front potentially approaches from the NW and crosses the region. As a result, have kept slight chance to chance PoPs in the forecast into Thursday.

AVIATION /18Z FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/. As of 145 PM EDT Friday .

Still mainly SKC across the terminals this afternoon (with SCT- BKN high clouds over the Ern Shore) as low pressure offshore of the srn New England coast continues to retrograde to the SW. A band of mid- level clouds on the back side of the low is slowly approaching the Lower Ern Shore from the NE. Winds are generally NW/WNW at 20-25 KT with gusts to around 30 KT at RIC/SBY/PHF and 10-20 KT with gusts to around 25 KT at ORF/ECG. Expect gusty winds to continue through the evening before decreasing to around 10 KT overnight. Expect winds to become N by tomorrow morning with winds around 10 KT. Cloud cover increase from NW to SE this evening/overnight with MVFR ceilings possible by 12-14z at all TAF sites.

Outlook . VFR conditions will prevail for most of the weekend as high pressure remains in control Saturday and Sunday. Unsettled weather sets up for early next week with a slight chance of rain Mon- Wed and possibly degraded flight conditions.

MARINE. As of 400 AM EDT Friday .

Strong low pressure currently is centered off the coast of southern New England, and is forecast to slowly push S to SW today, becoming centered east of the Mid- Atlantic coast by late this aftn and evening. The pressure gradient will tighten over the southern Mid- Atlantic as the low tracks southwest and the high pressure builds east. Winds thus far have been slower to increase than what the models have been predicting, but do anticipate the winds to increase over the next few hrs. Seas are currently 4-5 ft but will build later today. Strongest winds are expected to be across the northern coastal waters late this morning where some gusts to 35 kt will be possible. at this time, the duration looks too short to raise Gale headlines but did mention the potential for occasional gusts in the MWW. Elsewhere, gusts will generally be around 30 kt, peaking late this morning into the early aftn. Waves in the bay are expected to be 3-5 ft, 2-3 ft in the rivers, and seas in the ocean are expected to be building to 5-8 ft.

The low pressure will track southeast as the high pressure moves into northern Mid-Atlantic later tonight. Winds will become north and may drop off for a few hrs towards sunset, before increasing again with a secondary surge of colder air during the 02-06Z timeframe. With this in mind, have extended the SCAs for the rivers to cover this additional surge. N ~20 kt with gusts up to 25-30 kt. High pressure will build south into our area by Saturday aftn allowing for winds to drop below SCA criteria, NE 5-10 kt across the bay and NE 10-15 kt across the ocean coastal waters. However, SCAs have been extended through the 4th period for lingering seas on the coastal waters (and fro 4ft waves into the mouth of the Bay). Large swell will reach the east coast Saturday and High Surf advisories may be needed, especially from Va Beach to NC Outer banks. Seas Saturday are expected to be 7-9 ft N and 8-10 ft S.

FIRE WEATHER. As of 1250 PM EDT Friday .

Continued dry and breezy over the region today. Min RH values are expected to drop to 15-20% from I-95 westward along with a ~15 mph NW wind with gusts to ~25 mph. Early green-up will likely be a limiting factor to any fire weather concerns today. More cloud cover east of I-95/N of I-64 will result in higher min RH values (25-35% for most areas E of the I-95 corridor to 35-45% toward the coast). An SPS is in effect for increased fire danger for the counties in VA that are along and west of the I-95 corridor, with a couple additional counties in interior SE VA. In NC, went with an SPS from Gates/Chowan westward. Although sustained wind speeds look to be borderline, RH values will be below SPS criteria with fuel moisture meeting criteria as well (based on the fact that RAWS sites in Caroline/Bertie Counties reported fuel moisture values of 7% yesterday aftn).

TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING. As of 400 AM EDT Friday .

Decent N-NW winds/a few more ebb tides will allow anomalies in the bay to remain relatively low, and no coastal flooding is expected through today/tonight. However, increasing swell on Sat, (perhaps 7-9 ft) coupled w/ winds slowly diminishing and shifting more to the NE will likely allow water to again pile up in the bay, resulting in an increase in tidal anomalies. Minor tidal flooding appears likely in many areas adjacent to the Ches Bay (and also Atlantic Ocean) as early as the Sat morning high tide cycle and potentially lingering into Sunday morning. With lighter winds than the event from a few days ago, would think that the best potential for moderate flooding will be into the mid/upper Bay by Sunday as a few successive flood tides are likely to dominate at the the mouth of the Ches Bay allowing water that initially piles up in the lower Bay to be forced to spread N (as ebb tides will be minimal). Confidence is still too low for a Coastal Flood Watch but this will need to be monitored across portions of the mid/upper Bay.

High Surf Advisories may be needed Sat, most likely from Va Beach to NC Outer Banks, but can't rule it out farther N as well.

CLIMATE. March 2020 temperature ranks:

4th warmest at RIC (54.8F), #1 1945 (58.5F) 4th warmest at ORF (57.0F), #1 1945 (59.5F) 8th warmest at SBY (50.7F), #1 1945 (56.2F) 4th warmest at ECG (58.0F), #1 1945 (61.5F)

AKQ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. MD . None. NC . None. VA . None. MARINE . Small Craft Advisory until 4 AM EDT Saturday for ANZ635>637. Small Craft Advisory until 4 AM EDT Sunday for ANZ634. Small Craft Advisory until 10 AM EDT Saturday for ANZ632-633. Small Craft Advisory until 7 AM EDT Saturday for ANZ630-631- 638. Small Craft Advisory until 6 AM EDT Sunday for ANZ650-652-654- 656-658.

SYNOPSIS . ERI/RHR NEAR TERM . RHR SHORT TERM . ERI/RHR LONG TERM . ALB AVIATION . ERI/RMM MARINE . CP/LKB FIRE WEATHER . TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING . CLIMATE .


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD 9 mi181 min NW 25 G 31 1008.6 hPa
44062 - Gooses Reef, MD 11 mi37 min N 18 G 19 55°F 972.8 hPa
CA2 - 8571892 - Cambridge, MD 12 mi55 min NNW 18 G 28 55°F 53°F1007.4 hPa
SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD 15 mi55 min NW 14 G 21 59°F 54°F1007.3 hPa
BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD 21 mi55 min NNW 20 G 25 58°F 52°F1007.1 hPa
PPTM2 - 8578240 - Piney Point, MD 28 mi55 min NNW 22 G 26
44042 - Potomac, MD 31 mi37 min WNW 25 G 27 56°F 1007.7 hPa
TPLM2 - Thomas Point, MD 31 mi73 min WNW 22 G 25 56°F 51°F1009 hPa (-0.5)31°F
BSLM2 - Chesapeake Bay, MD 32 mi163 min NNW 11 1008 hPa
LWTV2 - 8635750 - Lewisetta, VA 35 mi55 min NNW 14 G 21 59°F 53°F1008.2 hPa
APAM2 - 8575512 - Annapolis, MD 37 mi61 min 57°F 1007.5 hPa
CPVM2 37 mi55 min 55°F
NCDV2 43 mi61 min NW 17 G 25 62°F 55°F1007.9 hPa
WASD2 - 8594900 - Washington, DC 49 mi55 min NNW 11 G 17 61°F 55°F1008.8 hPa

Wind History for Cove Point LNG Pier, MD
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Cambridge-Dorchester Airport, MD13 mi28 minNNW 18 G 2710.00 miMostly Cloudy and Breezy59°F33°F39%1007.4 hPa
Patuxent River, Naval Air Station, MD15 mi21 minNW 1910.00 miA Few Clouds and Breezy64°F36°F35%1007.4 hPa
St Marys County Airport, MD19 mi27 minNW 8 G 1810.00 miMostly Cloudy61°F28°F29%1008.1 hPa
St. Inigoes, Webster Field, Naval Electronic Systems Engineering Activity, MD24 mi20 minNW 13 G 2610.00 miPartly Cloudy66°F34°F30%1007.2 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Smithville Road Bridge, Beaverdam Creek, Maryland
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Tide / Current Tables for Cove Point (1.1 mi. NE of), Maryland Current
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Fri -- 02:21 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 04:11 AM EDT     Moonset
Fri -- 05:39 AM EDT     -0.33 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 06:46 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 08:07 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 11:27 AM EDT     0.60 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 02:18 PM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 03:05 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 06:36 PM EDT     -0.58 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 07:31 PM EDT     Sunset
Fri -- 09:48 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
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