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Forest Heights, MD

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Sunrise 7:19AMSunset 5:20PM Saturday January 23, 2021 3:08 AM EST (08:08 UTC) Moonrise 1:02PMMoonset 2:51AM Illumination 75% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 10 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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ANZ535 Tidal Potomac From Key Bridge To Indian Head- 1240 Am Est Sat Jan 23 2021
.small craft advisory in effect through this evening...
Overnight..NW winds 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Sat..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt. Waves 2 ft.
Sat night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Sun..W winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Sun night..E winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Mon..E winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain with a chance of snow.
Mon night..E winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Rain and snow.
Tue..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain and snow in the morning.
Wed..N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of snow through the night.
ANZ500 1240 Am Est Sat Jan 23 2021
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. High pressure over the midwest will build eastward through the weekend. Low pressure may impact the region early next week. Small craft advisories will likely be needed for portions of the waters through the weekend. Small craft advisories may be needed Monday into Tuesday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Forest Heights, MD
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Area Discussion for - Baltimore, MD/Washington
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FXUS61 KLWX 230228 AFDLWX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC 928 PM EST Fri Jan 22 2021

SYNOPSIS. High pressure will gradually build over the region tonight through Sunday morning, then move offshore Sunday night. Low pressure will pass through the area Tuesday. High pressure will return for Wednesday and the second half of next week.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH SATURDAY/. Colder temperatures but dry conditions will evolve throughout the weekend. Gusty winds Saturday will make it feel much colder than the actual temperatures. High pressure will be in control through the period. Highs Saturday will only reach the 30s in many places. A brisk northwest wind will make it feel like temperatures are in the teens and 20s. A few snow showers will be possible across the mountains, but these will be of little significance.

SHORT TERM /SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT/. Still chilly Saturday night with temperatures in the 20s or middle teens in the west. Less wind Sunday with high pressure in control and temperatures remaining chilly with high temperatures in the middle to upper 30s. Thickening clouds Sun night as moisture increases ahead of low pressure over the central Plains. Any precip through 12Z Mon should remain well west of I-81 and in the form of snow with any accumulations less than an inch.

LONG TERM /MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/. High pressure off to our southeast will continue to slide further offshore early Monday as low pressure emerges out of the south- central US. Guidance has come into better agreement over the last 24 hours in regards to the track of the system. Given a negative EPO, PNA, and NAO, the pattern is more inducive of a inside tracking system (northeastward along the Appalachians) which is now being modeled by all guidance members. The question now becomes the timing of the system which will help determine p-types. As of now, precip onset looks to occur Monday morning and continue into the evening/overnight hours.

Overall, guidance has been trending downward in terms of snow accumulations and continues to trend more towards a wintry mix type of event, especially at onset until a more southerly flow at the surface scours out any cold air trapped in the BL. With a good amount of uncertainty still remaining, it appears that (at this time) areas best suited for any winter weather will be along the Mason Dixon Line and into western Maryland and the eastern Panhandle of WV.

Tuesday appears to be more of a transition day, as showers are likely to continue throughout much of the day; albeit the bulk of the precip will have ended. Canadian high pressure returns for Wednesday, resulting in dry conditions. Another low pressure system may impact the region Thursday into Friday. However, the trend is for the system to remain more towards our south. However, confidence this far out remains low and will have to continue to monitor forecast trends over the next several days. General temperature trend in the long term period looks to remain slightly below normal for this time of year.

AVIATION /03Z SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/. Blustery conditions Sat with a brisk northwest wind and gusting to 30 to 35 mph. Winds will diminish Sunday with increasing clouds Sun night with any precip likely to hold off until after 12Z Monday.

CIG/VSBY restrictions are likely, especially by Monday afternoon as low pressure spreads northward across the terminals. Restrictions are likely to continue through Tuesday as the low slowly exits the region. However there's a good chance that conditions improve late Tuesday into Wednesday.

MARINE. Strong SCA conditions Saturday into Saturday night with winds diminishing Sun afternoon.

SCA will be possible Monday and Tuesday as low pressure spreads eastward across the waters. SubSCA conditions possible on Wednesday.

LWX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. DC . None. MD . None. VA . None. WV . None. MARINE . Small Craft Advisory until 6 AM EST Sunday for ANZ530>534- 537>543. Small Craft Advisory until 8 PM EST Saturday for ANZ535. Small Craft Advisory until 1 AM EST Sunday for ANZ536.

SYNOPSIS . LFR NEAR TERM . LFR/KLW SHORT TERM . KLW LONG TERM . MSS AVIATION . MSS/KLW MARINE . MSS/KLW


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
WASD2 - 8594900 - Washington, DC 3 mi50 min WNW 6 G 11 38°F 40°F1017.4 hPa
BSLM2 - Chesapeake Bay, MD 17 mi98 min NW 6 37°F 1016 hPa17°F
APAM2 - 8575512 - Annapolis, MD 31 mi50 min WNW 11 G 13 38°F 41°F1016.1 hPa
TPLM2 - Thomas Point, MD 32 mi68 min W 8.9 G 11 38°F 41°F1017.2 hPa (+0.9)19°F
NCDV2 35 mi56 min NNW 5.1 G 7 36°F 42°F1016 hPa
CPVM2 36 mi50 min 38°F 22°F
44062 - Gooses Reef, MD 38 mi44 min NW 18 G 19 39°F 41°F995.2 hPa
FSKM2 - 8574728 - Francis Scott Key Bridge, MD 38 mi50 min WNW 18 G 20 37°F 1016.4 hPa
FSNM2 38 mi50 min WNW 18 G 23 36°F 1015.9 hPa
BLTM2 - 8574680 - Baltimore, MD 39 mi50 min N 8 G 12 37°F 42°F1016.4 hPa
COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD 45 mi116 min NNW 26 G 29 39°F 1016 hPa
SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD 47 mi50 min NNW 8.9 G 13 38°F 42°F1016 hPa
TCBM2 - 8573364 - Tolchester Beach, MD 49 mi50 min NNW 18 G 20 37°F 39°F1016.9 hPa

Wind History for Washington, DC
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Washington/Reagan National Airport, DC, VA2 mi76 minWNW 14 G 2410.00 miA Few Clouds38°F14°F37%1016.8 hPa
College Park Airport, MD12 mi73 minNW 410.00 miPartly Cloudy36°F15°F42%1016.6 hPa
Fort Meade / Tipton, MD23 mi73 minNNW 610.00 miOvercast36°F21°F56%1017.3 hPa
Gaithersburg - Montgomery County Airport, MD24 mi72 minNW 710.00 miOvercast34°F17°F50%1018.3 hPa
Washington/Dulles International Airport, DC, VA24 mi76 minWNW 14 G 2110.00 miMostly Cloudy35°F14°F42%1016.6 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KDCA

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Tide / Current Tables for Bellevue, D.C.
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Sat -- 02:51 AM EST     Moonset
Sat -- 04:04 AM EST     2.24 feet High Tide
Sat -- 07:20 AM EST     Sunrise
Sat -- 09:50 AM EST     0.04 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 01:01 PM EST     Moonrise
Sat -- 04:17 PM EST     2.58 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:19 PM EST     Sunset
Sat -- 11:07 PM EST     0.13 feet Low Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Benning Bridge, D.C.
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Benning Bridge
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Sat -- 02:51 AM EST     Moonset
Sat -- 04:19 AM EST     2.32 feet High Tide
Sat -- 07:20 AM EST     Sunrise
Sat -- 10:04 AM EST     0.04 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 01:00 PM EST     Moonrise
Sat -- 04:32 PM EST     2.68 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:19 PM EST     Sunset
Sat -- 11:21 PM EST     0.14 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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