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Sharp, MD

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Sunrise 6:01AMSunset 8:16PM Thursday July 29, 2021 5:29 PM EDT (21:29 UTC) Moonrise 10:41PMMoonset 10:43AM Illumination 70% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 20 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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ANZ541 Choptank River To Cambridge Md And The Little Choptank River- 439 Pm Edt Thu Jul 29 2021
.small craft advisory in effect until 6 pm edt this evening...
.severe Thunderstorm watch 402 in effect until 9 pm edt this evening...
.small craft advisory in effect from Friday morning through Friday afternoon...
Rest of this afternoon..S winds 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft. Scattered showers and tstms. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Tonight..SE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming sw after midnight. Waves 1 ft. Numerous showers and scattered tstms. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Fri..NW winds 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
Fri night..N winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Sat..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Sat night..S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Sun..S winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming W after midnight. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
Mon..N winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming e. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers after midnight. Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.
ANZ500 439 Pm Edt Thu Jul 29 2021
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. A strong cold front will approach the area through this evening before crossing the region late tonight. A second, weaker front will cross the region Friday night. High pressure will build in for Saturday before another area of low pressure possibly affects the region Sunday. Small craft advisories may be needed Friday night.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Sharp, MD
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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FXUS61 KAKQ 291939 AFDAKQ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Wakefield VA 339 PM EDT Thu Jul 29 2021

SYNOPSIS. Low pressure will track by north of the local area tonight to be followed by its trailing cold front during Fri. The front stalls across the Carolinas by Saturday. Low pressure moves east along the front Sunday.

NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM FRIDAY MORNING/. As of 330 PM EDT Thursday .

Not quite sure how the convective scenario evolves this evening given the continued conflicting model guidance. Warm front now N of the FA . and weak lo pres is expected to move E across far nrn VA and MD. WNW flow aloft can be a signal for strong/svr convection. Certainly there is available heat/moisture available here but the best svr wx parameters may be just N of the FA. Svr watch now out for the lower MD ern shore through 01Z/30 . and if necessary can be expanded S to include VA counties. Tail of mid level S/W now exiting the higher terrain NW of the FA. Highest confidence for ISOLD/SCT tstms right now is mainly N of a WAL-XSA-LKU line through mid/late evening. Wouldn't rule out ISOLD stms popping up further S . for now keeping PoPs AOB 15% across srn/SE VA-NE NC. Any lingering pcpn likely to dissipate after midnight/by late tonight as a cold front enters the far NNW areas. Lows 70-75F.

SHORT TERM /6 AM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY/. As of 310 PM EDT Thursday .

The cold front progresses into/through srn/SE portions of the FA Fri Right now. SPC has MRGL along/S of the Albemarle Sound . still will carry 20-30% far srn/SE VA across NE NC before the frontal passage. Will be another hot/humid day (heat indices topping out around 100F one last day in this stretch) across srn/SE VA and NE NC (pre-frontal passage) while drying/lowering dew points occurs over central/nrn portions. Highs in the u80s-l90s.

Any lingering SHRAs/tstms Fri evening likely to diminish/end early. Period of NNE winds (gusty at the coast) and cold/dry air advection Fri night into Sat ends the recent period of high humidity heading into the weekend. Low Fri night in the l60s N to around 70F far SE.

The front stalls across the Carolinas by Sat. Expecting mostly sunny conditions N and partly sunny S and very comfy for the last day of July Highs in the l80s. u70s right along the coast/beaches.

This time of year . hard to keep the dry/cooler wx here. Hi pres shifts off the SE coast of New England Sat night leading to a quick return of moisture from the SSW. A series of lo pres systems forecast to moves along the stalled front (across NC). Increasing PoPs to 50-70% (mainly SHRAs) for late Sat night into Sun afternoon along w/ widespread clouds. Lows Sat night mainly in the m-u60s. Highs Sun in the 70s to l80s.

LONG TERM /SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY/. As of 100 PM EDT Thursday .

Unsettled wx conditions expected early/mid next week as trough aloft amplifies through Great Lakes and OH/TN Valleys. Initially a frontal boundary is forecast to push just offshore Sun night/Mon then due to the trough digging in to the W of the FA . the front would likely back WNW into the local area through mid week. The overall pattern setting up is fairly typical for mid Summer (and fits an MJO forecast of a transition from phase 6 to phases 8 and 1 - favoring BLO normal temps and near-ABV normal pcpn) and usually leads to a few/several days of high potential for SHRAs/tstms and psbl heavy rainfall. Have capped PoPs at 50% through the period.

Nighttime lows through the period mainly from the m60s to around 70F. Highs Mon 80-85F. Highs Tue in the l80s. Highs Wed and Thu in the l-m80s.

AVIATION /20Z THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/. As of 1245 PM EDT Thursday .

VFR conditions expected for the majority of the 18Z/29 TAF forecast period. Convection is expected develop by late this afternoon (after 19-21Z/29) w/ the highest prob being at SBY and RIC through this evening. Local MVFR/IFR in heavy rain along w/ gusty winds due to any stms. SSW winds mainly BLO 10 kt. ISOLD/SCT convection expected to wane overnight as a cold front enters the FA from the NW. Additional stms are psbl Fri afternoon across SE VA-NE NC as that cold front pushes SE . OTW VFR.

Generally VFR Fri night/Sat though NNE winds become gusty near the coast. Lo pres tracking across NC Sun may result in IFR/MVFR conditions and psbl SHRAs.

MARINE. As of 320 PM EDT Thursday .

A cold front moves over the local waters late tonight into Friday. Ahead of the front, winds are S/SW 10-15 kt, becoming SW 15-20 kt late this evening into tonight. A Small Craft Advisory remains in effect for the Chesapeake Bay, Lower James, and Currituck Sound from 8 PM through most of the night. As the cold front moves through late tonight through Fri morning, winds shift to NW/N 10-15 kt, remaining N 10-15 kt through Fri night. Winds may approach SCA criteria with the CAA surge late Fri night into early Sat, but for now, expect winds to remain around 15 kt. Winds switch from NE 5-10 kt to SE Sat into Sat night, remaining SE 10-15 kt through Sun. Another cold front comes through Sun night with winds shifting back to N Mon.

Waves of 1-2 ft and seas of 2-3 ft build to 2-3 ft and 3-4 ft respectively overnight before subsiding back to 1-2 ft and 2-3 ft by Fri afternoon through early next week. Seas may approach or briefly touch 5 ft tonight, but confidence is too low to issue a SCA at this time.

Moderate rips expected Sat.

AKQ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. MD . None. NC . None. VA . None. MARINE . Small Craft Advisory from 8 PM this evening to 7 AM EDT Friday for ANZ631>634-638. Small Craft Advisory from 8 PM this evening to 4 AM EDT Friday for ANZ630.

SYNOPSIS . MPR NEAR TERM . ALB SHORT TERM . ALB LONG TERM . ALB AVIATION . ALB/MPR MARINE . RMM


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
CA2 - 8571892 - Cambridge, MD 19 mi59 min S 7 G 12 85°F 84°F1011.2 hPa
BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD 28 mi59 min S 13 G 14 83°F 85°F1011.5 hPa
LWSD1 - 8557380 - Lewes, DE 36 mi59 min S 8.9 G 12 80°F 74°F1011.3 hPa
44062 - Gooses Reef, MD 37 mi47 min S 12 G 18 82°F 83°F1 ft1011.6 hPa
COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD 37 mi59 min SSE 8.9 G 11 85°F 1011.4 hPa
OCIM2 - 8570283 - Ocean City Inlet, MD 37 mi59 min S 9.9 G 13 78°F 73°F1013.1 hPa
DRSD1 - Delaware Reserve, DE 40 mi59 min S 4.1 84°F 1011 hPa78°F
SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD 42 mi59 min SSW 8 G 9.9 85°F 84°F1011.2 hPa
BRND1 - 8555889 - Brandywine Shoal Light, DE 44 mi59 min S 15 G 17 1011.6 hPa
TPLM2 - Thomas Point, MD 45 mi29 min SE 13 G 14 82°F 82°F1010.7 hPa (-2.9)77°F
CPVM2 47 mi59 min 82°F 76°F
44063 - Annapolis 48 mi47 min S 14 G 18 80°F 82°F1 ft1010.8 hPa

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Cambridge-Dorchester Airport, MD16 mi34 minSSW 810.00 miFair84°F75°F74%1011.2 hPa
Salisbury, Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico County Regional Airport, MD19 mi35 minS 910.00 miOvercast86°F75°F70%1011.4 hPa
Georgetown - Delaware Coastal Airport, DE22 mi35 minSSE 510.00 miA Few Clouds81°F70°F69%1011.1 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Sharptown, Nanticoke River, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland
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Sharptown
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Thu -- 03:54 AM EDT     0.22 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:02 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 09:54 AM EDT     2.53 feet High Tide
Thu -- 11:43 AM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 04:11 PM EDT     0.16 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 08:15 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 10:25 PM EDT     2.61 feet High Tide
Thu -- 11:41 PM EDT     Moonrise
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Tide / Current Tables for Salisbury, Maryland (2 miles below) Current
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Salisbury
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Thu -- 02:14 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 05:02 AM EDT     0.63 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 06:02 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:01 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 11:25 AM EDT     -0.81 knots Max Ebb
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Thu -- 02:55 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 05:37 PM EDT     0.51 knots Max Flood
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Thu -- 08:36 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 11:40 PM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 11:58 PM EDT     -0.66 knots Max Ebb
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