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St. Michaels, MD

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Sunrise 7:14AMSunset 5:18PM Saturday January 25, 2020 9:31 AM EST (14:31 UTC) Moonrise 7:59AMMoonset 6:05PM Illumination 0% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 0 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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ANZ540 Eastern Bay- 637 Am Est Sat Jan 25 2020
Today..SE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming W this afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Rain this morning, then a slight chance of showers this afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 nm this morning.
Tonight..W winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Sun..W winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Sun night..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Mon..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Mon night..NW winds 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Tue..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Wed..N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
ANZ500 637 Am Est Sat Jan 25 2020
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. A low pressure system will move across the waters today. Northwest flow ahead of weak high pressure will build behind this system. Small craft advisories may be required Monday night into Tuesday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near St. Michaels, MD
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Area Discussion for - Philadelphia/Mount Holly, PA
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FXUS61 KPHI 250901 AFDPHI

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 401 AM EST Sat Jan 25 2020

SYNOPSIS. Low pressure and an associated cold front will cross the Middle Altantic region today. The low will further deepen as it moves across New England tonight and into Sunday. High pressure will then begin to build across the area early next week. A weak low will pass well south of the area Tuesday. The next storm will affect the area towards the end of the week and into early next weekend.

NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/. The storm system we have been tracking for several days is now arriving. Stepping back to the synoptic level, it is an impressive picture early this morning over the eastern third of the US. A parent area of low pressure has tracked into the Great Lakes and is now occluded. A classic comma shaped cloud pattern is present around it, with high clouds seen on satellite extending from the Great Lakes all the way down to off the coast of Florida. The strength of the low level jet is evident from the cloud pattern, and indeed 850mb winds in that band of cold cloud tops are 55-70kts. Intense FGEN forcing is being analyzed within that band. It's interesting to note that the strong forcing associated with this axis of clouds and heavy precip may be a big part of the reason why the forecast has trended warmer (more on that below). Low level forcing is likely proving too strong for coastal low pressure to establish itself at our latitude. That combined with the fact that the parent surface low and its accompanying upper low have tracked well northwest of prior projections have led to the substantially warmer solution that is now playing out. A great case study of synoptic meteorology.

In terms of our sensible weather, the overall philosophy remains the same, but with a few tweaks to the details. As mentioned above, the trend with this system continues to be warmer. Nearly all areas in the CWA are safely above freezing and do not appear poised to drop below it. The only exceptions are in parts of Carbon, Monroe, and Sussex Counties, where some areas have dipped below freezing or appear that they may do so. This is mainly in the higher terrain. Because of this, have dropped the Winter Weather Advisory for Lehigh, Northampton, Warren, and Morris Counties, but maintained it for those other three counties. Again, the trends are for lower impacts in terms of icing with amounts likely to be under a tenth of an inch in most of the advisory area. It is possible the latest forecast is still too high overall on icing, but given some areas such as MPO are already below freezing it should not be a total shutout in terms of ice accretion in the higher terrain.

The bigger story today will be the rain. Very anomalous moisture fetch with this system and definitely some sub-tropical connections with that fetch. PWATs surge to 1-1.25 inches as this band of moisture moves through, within striking distance of the record maximums for this time of year based on SPC sounding climatology. Negative tilt of the upper trough associated with this storm is helping to drive a more north-south orientation to the rain axis, which will mean most areas see a solid 3-5 hours of bona fide moderate to heavy rain. Good agreement in the hi res guidance for a general 1-1.5 inches of rain but potentially 1.5-2 inches along and west of the Fall Line over eastern PA. Given most of the rain will come in just a few hours, there could be some poor drainage and small stream flooding today, but recent dryness and lack of snow cover will temper that risk. Respectable rises are likely on many of the main stem rivers as well, but they should stay below flood stage.

A period of gusty winds is possible as the heavier rain moves through, but the low levels are quite stable so not thinking the strong winds aloft are going to mix down very well. The risk of thunder is looking quite low (I have removed mention of it from the forecast), so while an isolated rumble is possible there does not appear to be enough elevated instability to produce the sort of robust convection which could help drag down some of those winds. Still, some brief 30-40mph gusts are possible. Highs soaring into the upper 40s and low to mid 50s for most areas today despite the clouds and rain, as there is a strong push of low level warm air associated with this storm.

SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH 6 PM SUNDAY/. Tonight . While a spotty rain or snow shower will be possible across the far north on developing westerly flow, the vast majority of tonight will be dry as today's storm pulls away to the north. Cooler air will start to bleed into the region, but only gradually as lows will only drop into the low 30s for most.

Sunday . Westerly flow continues on Sunday as both surface and upper level areas of low pressure move further north. Should be a mainly dry day but probably plenty of stratocumulus especially to the northwest with steep low level lapse rates. A sprinkle or flurry is possible across the Poconos and northern NJ. Otherwise, Sunday looks like a rather nice day. Despite the westerly flow there is no cold air to the northwest to tap into (a common theme this winter) so highs will end up mostly a few degrees above average: upper 30s and low 40s to the north with mid to upper 40s further south. The pressure gradient behind the departing low is not strong, and wind gusts Sunday should only reach 20-25mph.

LONG TERM /SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY/. The long term forecast was not edited overnight due to focus on near term concerns. Looks to be a mainly quiet and high pressure dominated week until perhaps the very end of the week or next weekend, but very low confidence on any potential storminess for that period. The previous long term discussion is included below.

Fairly quiet weather expected as low pressure continues to move away over Atlantic Canada while high pressure will gradually build down from the north and west with time. This will keep the region predominately in a dry W/NW flow through most of next week. Most days should feature a good deal of sunshine though some shortwaves riding through the upper level flow will bring some cloudier periods from time to time. Temperatures look to generally be near to a little above late January averages. Early indications are that the next storm system could impact the area next weekend but it's too early to forecast any specifics with this system.

AVIATION /09Z SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/. The following discussion is for KPHL, KPNE, KTTN, KABE, KRDG, KILG, KMIV, KACY and surrounding areas.

Today . Lowering CIGS then VSBYS with rain, heavy at times, and fog developing across the region. Rains arrive first KRDG-KILG before spreading NE across the rest of the Delaware Valley, Lehigh Valley and srn NJ. Rains and IFR/LIFR persist into the afternoon before improvement arrives from the SW late afternoon. A return to VFR possible before sunset for SW/W terminals. Winds will be mostly SE/E much of the first half of today, then switch to W/SW late this afternoon. LLWS that was included earlier will remain with a strong low level jet expected across the area.

Tonight . The improvement back to VFR and end of the steady precip will continue to move NE across the area this evening. VFR is expected overnight as drier air arrives. Winds will remain W or NW at 5 to 20 knots.

Outlook .

Sunday-Tuesday . Mainly VFR, though cigs could occasionally be MVFR at times due to stratus. Winds remain mainly west to northwest and may gust 15-20 knots at times through Tuesday. -Moderate confidence.

Wednesday . Mainly VFR with NW winds 5-10 knots.

MARINE. A Small Craft Advisory is now in effect on all waters, with winds and seas both steadily increasing. For the ocean waters, seas are already in excess of 5 ft and will run 6 to 9 ft through tonight. Seas should linger around 5 ft through the day Sunday, so the SCA was extended through Sunday afternoon. East-southeasterly winds could gust to 30 kt today. There is the potential for a couple of isolated gale force gusts, but not expecting them to be widespread or long lasting enough to warrant a Gale Warning. For the Delaware Bay, the SCA will expire at noon today as winds diminish. Sub-SCA conditions should continue through Sunday on the Bay, though westerly winds on Sunday could gust to 20 kt.

Outlook .

Sunday night . Winds and waves are likely to remain above advisory levels into the evening before diminishing overnight.

Monday-Wednesday . Winds and waves should remain mainly below advisory levels through this period though winds could occasionally gust to near or just over 20 knots at times.

TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING. The Coastal flood Advisory continues without any changes this morning. Still looks like low end advisory flooding event with the upcoming high tide. Conditions in Delaware Bay look the same with the tides occurring later this morning. The Chesapeake Bay will probably not experience any flooding however.

PHI WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. PA . Winter Weather Advisory until noon EST today for PAZ054-055. NJ . Coastal Flood Advisory until noon EST today for NJZ012>014- 020>027. Winter Weather Advisory until noon EST today for NJZ001. Coastal Flood Advisory from 9 AM this morning to 1 PM EST this afternoon for NJZ016. DE . Coastal Flood Advisory until noon EST today for DEZ002>004. Coastal Flood Advisory from 9 AM this morning to 1 PM EST this afternoon for DEZ001. MD . None. MARINE . Small Craft Advisory until 6 PM EST Sunday for ANZ450>455. Small Craft Advisory until noon EST today for ANZ430-431.

Synopsis . O'Hara Near Term . O'Brien Short Term . O'Brien Long Term . Fitzsimmons/O'Brien Aviation . O'Brien/O'Hara Marine . O'Brien/O'Hara Tides/Coastal Flooding . O'Hara


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
TPLM2 - Thomas Point, MD 13 mi32 min N 12 G 12 44°F 39°F1010.8 hPa (+0.3)44°F
CPVM2 16 mi50 min 42°F
CA2 - 8571892 - Cambridge, MD 18 mi50 min 49°F 40°F1010.4 hPa
APAM2 - 8575512 - Annapolis, MD 19 mi44 min 45°F 1009.2 hPa
BSLM2 - Chesapeake Bay, MD 26 mi122 min N 4.1 1010 hPa
TCBM2 - 8573364 - Tolchester Beach, MD 28 mi50 min 45°F 41°F1010.2 hPa
FSKM2 - 8574728 - Francis Scott Key Bridge, MD 33 mi44 min 45°F 1009.1 hPa
FSNM2 33 mi62 min 45°F 1008.4 hPa
SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD 36 mi44 min 47°F 42°F1010.1 hPa
BLTM2 - 8574680 - Baltimore, MD 37 mi50 min 46°F 39°F1009.4 hPa
BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD 42 mi44 min 42°F1010.5 hPa
WASD2 - 8594900 - Washington, DC 43 mi44 min 47°F 40°F1011.7 hPa

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Easton / Newman Field, MD7 mi42 minN 07.00 miLight Rain50°F48°F94%1011.2 hPa
Bay Bridge Field, MD13 mi47 minNNE 610.00 miLight Rain45°F0°F%1009.5 hPa
Annapolis, United States Naval Academy, MD19 mi98 minN 109.00 miLight Rain45°F45°F100%1010.7 hPa
Cambridge-Dorchester Airport, MD21 mi47 minN 05.00 miFog/Mist50°F50°F100%1010.8 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for St. Michaels, Miles River, Maryland
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Sat -- 04:19 AM EST     0.67 feet High Tide
Sat -- 07:16 AM EST     Sunrise
Sat -- 07:58 AM EST     Moonrise
Sat -- 10:44 AM EST     -0.45 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 05:17 PM EST     Sunset
Sat -- 05:19 PM EST     1.27 feet High Tide
Sat -- 06:06 PM EST     Moonset
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Tide / Current Tables for Baltimore Harbor Approach, Maryland Current
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Sat -- 03:15 AM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 05:46 AM EST     0.57 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 07:17 AM EST     Sunrise
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Sat -- 08:29 AM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 11:18 AM EST     -0.61 knots Max Ebb
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Sat -- 05:33 PM EST     1.08 knots Max Flood
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Sat -- 08:55 PM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
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