Potomac Heights, MD Marine Weather and Tide Forecast
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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Potomac Heights, MD

June 18, 2024 5:32 PM EDT (21:32 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 5:42 AM   Sunset 8:37 PM
Moonrise 4:35 PM   Moonset 1:56 AM 
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ANZ535 Tidal Potomac From Key Bridge To Indian Head- 433 Pm Edt Tue Jun 18 2024

Rest of this afternoon - SE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

Tonight - SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

Wed - S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

Wed night - SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

Thu - S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.

Thu night - S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

Fri - S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.

Sat - S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.

ANZ500 433 Pm Edt Tue Jun 18 2024

Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay -
high pressure will remain anchored offshore through the week. Winds will remain light with a southerly component through the week.


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Area Discussion for - Baltimore, MD/Washington
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FXUS61 KLWX 181805 AFDLWX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC 205 PM EDT Tue Jun 18 2024

SYNOPSIS
High pressure will remain anchored offshore through the week, resulting in a prolonged period of heat. The hottest days will be Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/
Heat Advisory remains in effect for portions of western MD, the eastern WV Panhandle, and northern Shenandoah Valley through 8 PM this evening.

Otherwise, isolated/scattered mountain showers and thunderstorms are still expected this afternoon before center of upper high drifts north and settles overhead tonight. Most of the thunderstorms will be along/west of I-81. Lows tonight will fall into the 60s for most (70s metros and immediate shoreline).

SHORT TERM /WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/
Center of upper high will be overhead Wednesday and Thursday promoting large scale subsidence/sinking motion and inhibiting t-storm development everywhere. Guidance indicates slightly lower temps and dewpoints Wednesday likely as a result of low- level flow coming off of the Atlantic Ocean and not from a continental trajectory. Moderating a few degrees Thursday as the ridge shifts back south.

LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY/
Upper level ridging along the East Coast will flatten out as we head into the weekend. As this occurs, the 850 hPa high will shift to our south, which will cause 850 hPa flow to turn southwesterly. This will result in a more continental source region for the airmass and even hotter temperatures. High temperatures in the mid-upper 90s appear likely Friday through Sunday, with 100 degrees not entirely out of the question. Dewpoints will also increase into the upper 60s to lower 70s during that time, causing it to feel more humid than preceding days. Heat indices in excess of 100 appear likely during that time for much of the forecast area. There will be lesser relief at night as well, as overnight lows increase into the middle to upper 70s by the weekend to the east of the Blue Ridge (upper 60s to lower 70s further west).

The combination of rising surface temperatures and dewpoints, along with decreasing temperatures aloft as the upper ridge breaks down will lead to an increase in instability, decrease in capping, and a return to thunderstorm chances each afternoon and evening.
Thunderstorm activity is expected to remain relatively isolated on Friday, and primarily confined to locations west of the Blue Ridge.
Thunderstorms coverage should increase slightly on Saturday as mid- level heights continue to slowly fall. Most model guidance shows a well defined upper trough tracking through the Great Lakes sometime during the Sunday-Monday timeframe, but there's variance in timing between the individual models. As large scale ascent associated with that trough increases, so will the coverage of afternoon and evening thunderstorms.

AVIATION /18Z TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/
VFR conditions through 12Z Fri. SE winds around 10kt during the day becoming S around 5kt at night.

Prevailing VFR conditions and southerly winds are expected at the terminals on Friday and Saturday. A stray afternoon or evening thunderstorm can't be ruled out either day.

MARINE
South to southeast winds will prevail through much of the week. Southerly channeling combined with bay/river breeze enhancements likely result in SCA level gusts through this evening.

Winds may near low-end SCA levels in channeled southerly flow during the afternoon/evening hours on both Friday and Saturday.

TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING
Persistent southerly flow continues, and tidal anomalies are hovering near one foot above normal. Sensitive areas will reach action stage around times of high tide.

CLIMATE
Hot temperatures are expected much of this week and especially this coming weekend. The hottest days appear to be Friday through Sunday when several records could be in jeopardy. Below is a list of record high temperatures for today Jun the, 21st, 22nd, and the 23rd and the year the record was set, and the current forecast high temperatures for those days. RERs are only issued for DCA, IAD, BWI, and MRB, but other sites are shown for reference.

Tuesday Jun 18th Climate Site Record High Forecast High Washington-National (DCA) 97F (1944) 91F Washington-Dulles (IAD) 94F (2018+) 93F Baltimore (BWI) 97F (1957+) 92F Martinsburg (MRB) 99F (1943) 92F Charlottesville (CHO) 96F (2014+) 93F Annapolis (NAK) 96F (1957) 87F Hagerstown (HGR) 95F (1957) 94F

Friday Jun 21st Climate Site Record High Forecast High Washington-National (DCA) 99F (2012) 97F Washington-Dulles (IAD) 98F (1988) 98F Baltimore (BWI) 100F (2012+) 96F Martinsburg (MRB) 102F (1931) 95F Charlottesville (CHO) 99F (1933) 97F Annapolis (NAK) 100F (1988) 91F Hagerstown (HGR) 97F (1923) 97F

Saturday Jun 22nd Climate Site Record High Forecast High Washington-National (DCA) 101F (1988) 99F Washington-Dulles (IAD) 99F (1988) 99F Baltimore (BWI) 100F (1988) 98F Martinsburg (MRB) 102F (1933) 96F Charlottesville (CHO) 101F (1933) 99F Annapolis (NAK) 101F (1988) 93F Hagerstown (HGR) 100F (1988) 97F

Sunday Jun 23nd Climate Site Record High Forecast High Washington-National (DCA) 98F (1988) 96F Washington-Dulles (IAD) 96F (1988) 97F Baltimore (BWI) 97F (2010) 95F Martinsburg (MRB) 100F (1934) 92F Charlottesville (CHO) 100F (1894) 97F Annapolis (NAK) 98F (1988) 91F Hagerstown (HGR) 98F (1988) 94F

+ indicates that value has been reached on multiple years, with the year displayed being the most recent.

LWX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
DC...None.
MD...Heat Advisory until 8 PM EDT this evening for MDZ003-502.
VA...Heat Advisory until 8 PM EDT this evening for VAZ027>031.
WV...Heat Advisory until 8 PM EDT this evening for WVZ050>053-055- 502-504.
MARINE...Small Craft Advisory until 1 AM EDT Wednesday for ANZ532>534- 537-540-541-543.




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind AirWater WavesinHgDewPt
WASD2 - 8594900 - Washington, DC 18 mi44 minS 9.9G13 88°F 83°F30.20
NCDV2 21 mi44 minESE 11G15 83°F 84°F30.20
BSLM2 - Chesapeake Bay, MD 25 mi62 minSE 8 89°F 30.2172°F
44062 - Gooses Reef, MD 38 mi38 minS 12G16 76°F 77°F1 ft
SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD 41 mi44 minSE 13G15 79°F30.24
COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD 42 mi44 minS 12G14 78°F 30.25
TPLM2 - Thomas Point, MD 42 mi32 minSSE 15G16 79°F 30.25
44063 - Annapolis 43 mi38 minS 12G14 78°F 78°F1 ft
APAM2 - 8575512 - Annapolis, MD 43 mi44 minSE 5.1G11 85°F 81°F30.22
PPTM2 - 8578240 - Piney Point, MD 46 mi44 minSSE 9.9G11
CPVM2 47 mi44 min 80°F 69°F


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Tide / Current for Glymont, Potomac River, Maryland
   
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Glymont, Potomac River, Maryland, Tide feet


Tide / Current for Mount Vernon, Virginia
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Tue -- 02:56 AM EDT     Moonset
Tue -- 05:40 AM EDT     2.49 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:43 AM EDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 12:29 PM EDT     0.45 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 05:35 PM EDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 06:16 PM EDT     2.05 feet High Tide
Tue -- 08:35 PM EDT     Sunset
Tue -- 11:58 PM EDT     0.42 feet Low Tide
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Mount Vernon, Virginia, Tide feet
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