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Betterton, MD

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Sunrise 6:48AMSunset 7:09PM Thursday September 19, 2019 2:44 PM EDT (18:44 UTC) Moonrise 9:16PMMoonset 10:48AM Illumination 69% 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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ANZ530 Chesapeake Bay North Of Pooles Island- 136 Pm Edt Thu Sep 19 2019
This afternoon..E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Tonight..SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
Fri..SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
Fri night..W winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
Sat..SW winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
Sat night..S winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
Sun..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
Mon..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through the night.
ANZ500 136 Pm Edt Thu Sep 19 2019
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. High pressure over new england will build across the waters through Saturday before settling to the south on Sunday. Small craft advisories will be possible for a portion of the waters Sunday night.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Betterton, MD
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Area Discussion for - Philadelphia/Mount Holly, PA
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Fxus61 kphi 191638
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area forecast discussion
national weather service mount holly nj
1238 pm edt Thu sep 19 2019

Synopsis
High pressure will gradually build southward into the middle
atlantic region through the end of the week. Hurricane humberto
will continue to move to the northeast, well away from our waters.

The high will weaken and move offshore during the weekend as an area
of low pressure and cold front approaches the region from the west.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
Winds have been a little stronger this morning, but they are
starting to settle down. A few shallow cumulus along the shore
will continue to move inland across south jersey with a crisp
onshore flow a little stronger than forecast. Otherwise a nice
afternoon in store.

Previous discussion..

The main story of today will be that the center of the large
surface high which has been to our north for the last few days,
will build south over our region, and eventually south of our
region by tonight. Meanwhile, in the mid and upper levels, a
short wave ridge will shift over our region from the northwest.

As a result, we will have subsidence across the region leading
to mostly sunny conditions through the day. Another result is
that the persistent onshore flow (which has persisted for the
last few days) is expected to weaken through the day, becoming
light and variable by late this afternoon.

Like yesterday, temperatures will be slightly below normal, with
highs mostly in the upper 60s to lower 70s.

Short term 6 pm this evening through 6 am Friday
As mentioned above, the center of the surface high will finally
shift south of our region by tonight. As a result, the winds (after
being variable through the afternoon and into the evening) will
become westerly, brining our first prolonged period of off shore
flow since Sunday.

With very dry conditions, light winds (especially in the evening),
and mostly clear skies, we will have prime conditions for
radiational cooling. Therefore, expect temperatures tonight to be 5
to 10 degrees below normal. With the exception of the urban centers
and coastal locations, most of the region is likely to drop into the
40s overnight.

Long term Friday through Wednesday
Nice weather will continue for Friday and into the weekend as the
surface high builds over the area. The high will not be in a hurry
to leave as the upper high also remains nearby. Temperatures will
warm to near normal Friday and then go mostly above normal for the
weekend. In fact, highs will be up to 10 degrees above normal in
many areas. Humidity levels will rise a bit, but it shouldn't become
too uncomfortable. Sunny days and mostly clear nights expected. A
little valley fog possible each morning.

Next week, the high will have weakened sufficiently to allow a cold
front to approach from the west. Pops are slight chc for the N w
areas Monday and then increase for Mon night before decreasing tue.

The upper trough accompanying the sfc front will be rather progressive,
so only light amts of rain are presently expected. Highs will still
be well above normal Mon (mostly mid 80s) but then readings will
drop back to closer toe normal by mid-week. Fair weather is
expected Wednesday.

Aviation 18z Thursday through Tuesday
The following discussion is for kphl, kpne, kttn, kabe, krdg, kilg,
kmiv, kacy and surrounding areas.

Today...VFR conditions are expected. Winds will start
northeasterly with a few gusts near or above 10 knots possible
at times. Was not confident enough to put this in the tafs,
however. By this afternoon, winds will begin to be light and
variable.

Tonight...VFR conditions are expected to continue. Winds will start
light and variable, but should eventually settle out of the west,
with speeds staying well below 10 kt.

Outlook...

sat thru Sunday night... A continuation of mostlyVFR conditions
across the terminals. A little early morning fog possible however.

Sunday thru Tuesday... MostlyVFR. Sct showers with lower conditions
possible.

Marine
On the atlantic coastal waters: the small craft advisory remains in
effect. Elevated seas will continue today and tonight. Wind gusts
above 25 kt are also possible through the morning, but we should see
winds gradually diminish this afternoon.

On the delaware bay: winds and waves should mostly stay below sca
criteria. The one exception is right at the mouth of the bay, waves
near or just above 5 feet will be possible through this morning.

Since it will be confined to a very small area right at the mouth of
the bay, have chosen to cover this hazard with a marine weather
statement.

Outlook...

Friday Friday night... SCA conditions will continue as the swells
from humberto will still be affecting the waters. Fair weather
expected.

Sat Sunday... Fair weather with high pressure across the waters. Sca
conditions not expected to last into Sat morning, so we will not
extend the SCA flag any further in time.

Mon tue... More sub-sca conditions, but a few showers possible Monday
night and Tue morning.

Rip currents...

a high risk for the development of dangerous rip currents is
expected through this evening due to elevated seas and also swell
energy (wave period around 10 seconds) from hurricane humberto. Wave
heights in the surf zone are expected to be up to 7 feet today.

An enhanced rip current risk (either moderate or high) will likely
continue through at least Saturday due to continued long period
swells from humberto.

Phi watches warnings advisories
Pa... None.

Nj... High rip current risk until 11 pm edt this evening for njz014-
024>026.

De... High rip current risk until 11 pm edt this evening for dez004.

Md... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 8 am edt Saturday for anz450>455.

Synopsis... O'hara
near term... Davis johnson
short term... Davis johnson
long term... O'hara
aviation... Johnson o'hara
marine... Johnson o'hara


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
TCBM2 - 8573364 - Tolchester Beach, MD 15 mi68 min N 8.9 G 9.9 64°F 74°F1027.4 hPa
CHCM2 - 8573927 - Chesapeake City, MD 16 mi62 min NNW 1.9 G 5.1 66°F 75°F1027.2 hPa
DELD1 - 8551762 - Delaware City, DE 28 mi68 min NNW 6 G 8 64°F 71°F1027.1 hPa
FSKM2 - 8574728 - Francis Scott Key Bridge, MD 28 mi56 min SSE 7 G 8.9 64°F 1027.4 hPa
FSNM2 28 mi68 min SSE 4.1 G 6 63°F 1027 hPa
RDYD1 - 8551910 - Reedy Point, DE 28 mi62 min 65°F 76°F1026.5 hPa
BLTM2 - 8574680 - Baltimore, MD 29 mi62 min SE 5.1 G 8.9 67°F 76°F1026.8 hPa
CPVM2 32 mi62 min 65°F
44063 - Annapolis 35 mi44 min NW 1.9 G 1.9 64°F 77°F1027.2 hPa (-0.9)
APAM2 - 8575512 - Annapolis, MD 35 mi56 min 66°F 1026.7 hPa
SJSN4 - 8537121 - Ship John Shoal, NJ 35 mi62 min SW 6 G 8 65°F 76°F1028 hPa
TPLM2 - Thomas Point, MD 39 mi44 min W 4.1 G 6 64°F 75°F1028.2 hPa (-0.9)45°F
MRCP1 - 8540433 - Marcus Hook, PA 45 mi62 min 66°F 75°F1026.9 hPa

Wind History for Tolchester Beach, MD
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Phillips Army Air Field / Aberdeen, MD10 mi2 hrsESE 810.00 miA Few Clouds66°F42°F43%1028.1 hPa
Baltimore / Martin, MD20 mi1.8 hrsNE 410.00 miA Few Clouds68°F44°F43%1028.4 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KAPG

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Tide / Current Tables for Betterton, Maryland
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Betterton
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Thu -- 01:02 AM EDT     2.57 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:48 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:37 AM EDT     1.13 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 11:48 AM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 12:56 PM EDT     2.03 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:50 PM EDT     0.57 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 07:06 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 10:15 PM EDT     Moonrise
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Tide / Current Tables for Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, Maryland/Delaware Current
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Chesapeake and Delaware Canal
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Thu -- 01:51 AM EDT     -0.08 knots Slack
Thu -- 04:39 AM EDT     -1.61 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 06:47 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:08 AM EDT     0.05 knots Slack
Thu -- 11:15 AM EDT     1.80 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 11:48 AM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 01:30 PM EDT     -0.10 knots Slack
Thu -- 04:57 PM EDT     -2.11 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 07:05 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 08:16 PM EDT     0.08 knots Slack
Thu -- 10:14 PM EDT     Moonrise
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