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Marine Weather and Tides
Cape May, NJ

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Sunrise 5:39AMSunset 8:31PM Tuesday July 7, 2020 10:05 PM EDT (02:05 UTC) Moonrise 10:38PMMoonset 7:57AM Illumination 93% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 17 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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ANZ431 Delaware Bay Waters South Of East Point Nj To Slaughter Beach De- 932 Pm Edt Tue Jul 7 2020
Overnight..S winds around 10 kt. Waves 2 ft or less.
Wed..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft or less.
Wed night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 3 ft in the evening, then 2 ft or less.
Thu..SE winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt late. Waves 2 ft or less, then around 3 ft in the afternoon.
Thu night..E winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the evening. Waves around 3 ft. A chance of showers.
Fri..E winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Waves around 3 ft. A chance of tstms. Showers likely in the afternoon.
Fri night..NE winds around 5 kt, becoming nw after midnight. Waves 2 ft or less, then around 3 ft after midnight. Showers likely in the evening. A chance of tstms.
Sat..W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming sw in the afternoon. Waves around 3 ft in the morning, then 2 ft or less. A chance of tstms.
Sat night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft or less. A chance of tstms.
Sun..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft or less. A chance of tstms in the afternoon.
Sun night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft or less. A chance of tstms in the evening. Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.
ANZ400 932 Pm Edt Tue Jul 7 2020
Synopsis for the coastal waters from sandy hook nj to fenwick island de and for delaware bay.. High pressure centered off the coast of maine will shift eastward through Wednesday. Low pressure is forecast to organize near the coastal carolinas by late Wednesday then move northeastward and track very near our area Friday into Saturday. A cold front then moves through over the weekend, which may stall along the coast through early next week.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Cape May, NJ
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Area Discussion for - Philadelphia/Mount Holly, PA
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FXUS61 KPHI 080039 AFDPHI

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 839 PM EDT Tue Jul 7 2020

SYNOPSIS. High pressure centered off the coast of Maine will shift eastward through Wednesday. Low pressure is forecast to organize near the coastal Carolinas by late Wednesday then move northeastward and track very near our area Friday into Saturday. A cold front then moves through over the weekend, which may stall along the coast through early next week.

NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING/. Evening Update .

Not a whole lot to speak of this evening. It's been a fairly warm and humid afternoon and evening, but not nearly as hot as yesterday. There have been a few scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms, mainly over Delmarva earlier this afternoon and more recently along portions of the urban corridor. However, they have been quite tame for the most part. Forcing for ascent is weak today, but as previous forecasts have mentioned, suspect the main reason for a lack of more vigorous convection today is that the atmosphere still has not recovered from yesterday. Isolated showers may linger for another couple of hours, but the trend will be for the already sparse activity to fade with the further loss of daytime heating. Otherwise, skies should become partly to mostly clear for much of the night (especially to the south) before a stratus deck fills in later on. Did add a mention of fog mainly in the Poconos with this update with most guidance supportive of that occurring. Some showers are possible across the far north as well later tonight. Otherwise, a warm and humid night is expected with lows generally not getting below 70.

SHORT TERM /6 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH 6 PM WEDNESDAY/. Wash, rinse, and repeat as we head into Wednesday with another round of afternoon showers and thunderstorms as this weak shortwave cross the region. Forcing looks relatively weak again, being strongest across the Poconos into Northern New Jersey closer to the lifted warm frontal boundary. Severe potential looks low with SBCAPE values forecast to be around 2000 to 2500 J/kg at the very best across these areas. 0-3 km shear values don't look all that more impressive with values generally below 10 knots, being not supportive for updraft maintenance. Better chances look to lie to our north into upstate New York along a more defined prefrontal trough just ahead of a cold front lying across Ontario into the Great Lakes. Highs will be similar to today in the upper 80s to just shy of 90. It will remain on the humid side, with afternoon heat indices in the mid 90s, however.

LONG TERM /WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/. Summary . Summer warmth and humidity, although some cooling takes place Friday (most humid though) as low pressure is forecast to track very near our region.

Synoptic Overview . A ridge slides across the eastern Great Lakes and the Northeast through late Thursday before shifting eastward. A trough below this will support low pressure moving northeastward from the coastal Carolinas in the Thursday through Saturday time frame. An incoming upper-level trough should then slowly settles into the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions over the weekend into early next week. As the trough axis may remain to our west, a frontal zone may stall very near our coast over the weekend through early next week.

For Wednesday night and Thursday . A short wave trough is forecast to slide across New England and glance our region into Wednesday night. A weak surface front may accompany this feature. Some convection should be ongoing to start Wednesday night especially near and northwest of I-95, however this activity should dissipate through the evening with the loss of heating and as the aforementioned short wave trough exits to our northeast. Some upper- level ridging then builds in later Wednesday night and most of the day Thursday, then low pressure moving northeastward from the coastal Carolinas may start to spread some showers/thunder into the coastal areas later Thursday night. There may also be some convection during the day Thursday across the far northern areas in proximity of a lingering weak surface boundary. It will be very warm to hot with increased humidity.

For Friday and Saturday . The model guidance is in good agreement that a surface low tracks northward very near the East Coast from the coastal Carolinas. This system could have tropical characteristics (warm core) at first, however an upper-level trough from the west is forecast to gradually arrive into the Northeast. The timing of this trough will determine the north and northeast motion of the surface low. The surface low may not be all that strong, however forcing for ascent looks strong with a robust moisture surge along and east of the surface low track (precipitable water 2.0-2.5 inches). This system has the potential to produce an area of very heavy rain even with little or no lightning given the tropical air mass forecast to be in place (surface dew points in the low to mid 70's). There may be a sharp cut off to the west of the surface low track where much less precipitation occurs due to much weaker forcing. There may be a band of stronger convergence along or just inland from the coast which would enhance the rainfall, however these details this far out in time are challenging to pinpoint. An onshore wind will increase some ahead of the surface low which will result in increasing tides, however the system looks to track northward fairly quickly during Friday and then be moving northeast of our area to start Saturday. A cold front it its wake arrives which may trigger some convection into Saturday evening.

For Sunday through Tuesday . An upper-level trough gradually moves across the Northeast, however its axis may hang back to our west for awhile. This may keep a surface front stalled very near our coast through much if not all of this time frame. This may result in some mainly diurnally driven convection. If the trough moves through faster, then drying may settle in quicker with potentially less convective potential Monday and Tuesday. Overall, kept PoPs on the low side given uncertainty with the details.

AVIATION /01Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/. The following discussion is for KPHL, KPNE, KTTN, KABE, KRDG, KILG, KMIV, KACY and surrounding areas.

Through tonight . VFR expected through at least 06z. By 08z to 10z, an MVFR stratus deck is expected to fill in from north to south. Cigs at most terminals after 08z to 10z could range anywhere from about 1000 to 3000 ft. Winds mainly light and variable, if anything a light drift from the south or south-southeast. Moderate confidence.

Wednesday . Initially, MVFR conditions in most areas. VFR developing by 13z to 15z. Beyond 15z, VFR with showers and thunderstorms possible mainly north and west of PHL after 18z. Winds light and variable initially, becoming S or SSE at 5 to 10 kt. Moderate confidence.

Outlook . Wednesday night and Thursday . Some local fog possible early Thursday morning, otherwise mostly VFR. Some showers and thunderstorms possible Wednesday evening then again later Thursday. Winds light and variable becoming southeasterly 5-10 knots Thursday. Moderate confidence.

Friday and Saturday . Potentially widespread MVFR/IFR ceilings (and visibilities at times) developing Friday with showers and thunderstorms on the increase. The conditions should improve during Saturday with decreasing chances for showers and thunderstorms. East- northeast winds around 10 knots Friday, becoming north and northwest Friday night and Saturday. Low confidence.

Sunday . Mainly VFR, however a few showers and thunderstorms possible. Southwesterly winds increasing to 5-10 knots. Moderate confidence.

MARINE. Sub-advisory conditions expected through the overnight with south- southeasterly winds from 5 to 10 knots with gusts from 15 to 20 knots. Waves 3 feet or less.

Outlook . Wednesday night and Thursday . Seas may build to 5-6 feet on the ocean Thursday night as onshore winds start to increase. Therefore, a Small Craft Advisory may eventually be needed.

Friday through Sunday . Small Craft Advisory conditions anticipated Friday into Saturday mainly for seas 5-7 feet. The conditions should then be mainly below criteria Sunday.

Rip currents .

With light winds and seas continuing, the risk for the formation of dangerous rip currents is expected to remain low on Wednesday.

On Thursday, the risk may increase to moderate levels especially later in the day as easterly winds begin to increase and seas slowly start to build.

Heading into Friday, we anticipate the risk for dangerous rip currents to increase substantially. As seas build over the region, and we go through a prolonged period of longer period onshore swell, the risk for dangerous, life threatening rip currents will increase to at least moderate and possibly high especially for the Jersey coastline. Those with beach interests should monitor conditions closely as the development of dangerous rip currents seems quite likely based on latest trends in the forecast.

EQUIPMENT. The Reading Regional Airport (KRDG) ASOS is experiencing technical problems. Data will be missing or incomplete until further notice.

The NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards broadcast from Hibernia Park, PA (WNG704) remains off the air until further notice due to damage to the antenna during the June 3 derecho.

PHI WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. PA . None. NJ . None. DE . None. MD . None. MARINE . None.

Synopsis . Gorse Near Term . O'Brien Short Term . Davis Long Term . Gorse Aviation . Gorse/O'Brien Marine . Davis/Gorse/O'Brien Equipment . WFO PHI


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
CMAN4 - 8536110 - Cape May, NJ 4 mi48 min SSE 8 G 12 75°F 77°F1017.1 hPa
BRND1 - 8555889 - Brandywine Shoal Light, DE 12 mi48 min S 14 G 16 1017.5 hPa
LWSD1 - 8557380 - Lewes, DE 17 mi48 min S 6 G 8.9 77°F 74°F1017.2 hPa
SJSN4 - 8537121 - Ship John Shoal, NJ 36 mi48 min 79°F 1017.1 hPa
ACYN4 - 8534720 - Atlantic City, NJ 38 mi48 min 76°F 75°F1018.3 hPa
OCIM2 - 8570283 - Ocean City Inlet, MD 44 mi48 min S 5.1 G 8 75°F 72°F1018.2 hPa
JCRN4 - Jacques Cousteau Reserve, NJ 46 mi36 min SSE 5.1 78°F 1018 hPa75°F

Wind History for Cape May, NJ
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Wildwood, Cape May County Airport, NJ4 mi70 minS 1010.00 miFair75°F73°F94%1017.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Cape May Harbor, New Jersey
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Cape May Harbor
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Tue -- 04:05 AM EDT     -0.30 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 05:41 AM EDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 07:56 AM EDT     Moonset
Tue -- 10:27 AM EDT     4.52 feet High Tide
Tue -- 04:09 PM EDT     0.30 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 08:27 PM EDT     Sunset
Tue -- 10:37 PM EDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 10:39 PM EDT     5.36 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Delaware Bay Entrance, Delaware Current
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Delaware Bay Entrance
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Tue -- 03:34 AM EDT     -1.59 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 05:42 AM EDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 06:45 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 07:57 AM EDT     Moonset
Tue -- 09:21 AM EDT     1.30 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 12:22 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 03:39 PM EDT     -1.18 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 06:19 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 08:27 PM EDT     Sunset
Tue -- 09:27 PM EDT     1.60 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 10:38 PM EDT     Moonrise
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