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Delaware City, DE

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Sunrise 7:12AMSunset 6:24PM Wednesday October 16, 2019 5:44 PM EDT (21:44 UTC) Moonrise 7:15PMMoonset 8:41AM Illumination 89% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 18 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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ANZ430 Delaware Bay Waters North Of East Point Nj To Slaughter Beach De- 338 Pm Edt Wed Oct 16 2019
.gale warning in effect through late Thursday night...
Tonight..SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, becoming W 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt early this evening, then increasing to 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt late this evening, diminishing to 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 40 kt after midnight. Waves 3 to 4 ft. Rain with a chance of tstms early, then rain early this evening. A chance of showers late this evening. Vsby 1 nm or less, increasing to 1 to 3 nm early this evening.
Thu..W winds 20 to 25 kt, increasing to 25 to 30 kt in the late morning and afternoon. Gusts up to 40 kt. Waves 3 to 4 ft.
Thu night..W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 40 kt, becoming nw 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt after midnight. Waves 3 to 4 ft.
Fri..NW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt late. Gusts up to 25 kt. Waves around 3 ft in the morning, then 2 ft or less.
Fri night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Waves 2 ft or less.
Sat..NW winds around 5 kt, becoming W in the afternoon. Waves 2 ft or less.
Sat night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft or less.
Sun..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft or less. A chance of showers in the afternoon.
Sun night..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft or less. A chance of showers.
Mon..E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming se 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Waves 2 ft or less. A chance of showers.
Mon night..S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Waves around 3 ft. A chance of showers. Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.
ANZ400 338 Pm Edt Wed Oct 16 2019
Synopsis for the coastal waters from sandy hook nj to fenwick island de and for delaware bay.. A coastal low pressure system will continue to intensify as it moves northeast toward new england tonight. As this low moves through the canadian maritimes on Friday, high pressure will approach our area from the ohio river valley. This high is expected to move across the mid-atlantic area Friday night, then offshore Saturday. An area of low pressure may slip by to our south late Sunday and Monday, followed by another frontal system by mid week.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Delaware City, DE
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Area Discussion for - Philadelphia/Mount Holly, PA
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area forecast discussion
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454 pm edt Wed oct 16 2019

Synopsis
A coastal low pressure system will continue to intensify as it
moves northeast toward new england tonight. As this low moves through
the canadian maritimes on Friday, high pressure will approach our area
from the ohio river valley. This high is expected to move across the
mid-atlantic area Friday night, then offshore Saturday. An
area of low pressure may slip by to our south late Sunday and Monday,
followed by another frontal system by mid week.

Near term until 6 am Thursday morning
An area of low pressure near the mouth of the chesapeake is
continuing to build strength this afternoon, and will further
strengthen as it moves across the DELMARVA and across new jersey
this evening. Meanwhile, a cold front is approaching from the west
and will merge with the lifting low pressure system. Ahead of these
two features, rain has spread across the area as moisture and lift
associated with a couple of short wave vorticity impulses moves
across the area. There remains some weak instability, so there will
remain the chance for a couple of lightning strikes or rumbles of
thunder. Pw values are around 1.00-1.50 inches, so there will
continue to be some periods of heavy rain as has already fallen.

Rain rates are generally around one-half to three-quarters of an
inch per hour. So flash flooding and river flooding are not
expected. However, ponding on road ways and poor drainage low-lying
type flooding will be possible, especially areas where leaves are
collecting in gutters and drains.

The rain will continue into this evening until the low passes bay.

Once the low passes by, rain will begin to cut off behind it later
this evening and overnight. The exception will be across portions of
northeast pennsylvania and northern new jersey where some wrap around
and lake effect type showers come down across the area in the west
to northwest flow.

As the low continue to move past our area and lift into new england
this evening and overnight, it will significantly strengthen, which
will tighten the pressure gradient across our area. Also, with 45-55
mph above the surface, there will be the potential for 40-50 mph
wind gusts at the surface this evening and overnight. Therefore we
have expanded our wind advisory to cover our whole forecast area.

Winds will not gust 45 to 50 mph the entire time, but will
consistently gust 35 to 40 mph, with peak gusts 45 to 50 mph at
times though the night, especially this evening once the low passes
by.

Short term 6 am Thursday morning through 6 pm Thursday
The strong low pressure system will continue moving across new
england on Thursday while high pressure remains well to our west.

This will keep very strong pressure gradient across the area through
the day Thursday. 45-50 mph winds above the surface continue through
the day Thursday, which could continue to mix down to the surface.

Therefore the wind advisory will continue through the day Thursday.

Winds will not gust 45 to 50 mph the entire time, but will
consistently gust 35 to 40 mph, with peak gusts 45 to 50 mph at
times.

There will continue to be the chance of wrap around lake effect type
showers across portions of northeast pennsylvania and northern new
jersey through the day Thursday as there will be some enhanced lift
do to elevated low level lapse rates and a couple of short
wave vorticity impulses moving across the area combining with some
enhanced low-mid level moisture. Pw values will be one-half to three-
quarters of an inch, so any precipitation will be light in nature
and fast moving.

Long term Thursday night through Wednesday
Thursday night through Friday night...

winds will diminish Thursday evening as the coastal low weakens
and moves eastward into the canadian maritimes. It will still
remain on the breezy side though with gusts upwards of 15 to 25
mph. Otherwise, variable cloud cover persists with lows mostly
in the 40s.

On Friday, weakening low continues to drift eastward through
atlantic canada while high pressure builds eastward towards the
east coast from the ohio valley. Expect lighter winds and more sunshine
compared to Thursday but it will still be on the breezy side
with seasonably cool MAX temperatures in the upper 50s to low 60s. The
high should build right over the region Friday night resulting in light
winds, clear skies, and good conditions for radiational cooling. As a result,
lows north of the i- 95 corridor are likely to dip into the 30s with possible
frost.

Saturday through Tuesday...

the weather pattern will remain progressive with a period of
continuing fair weather through Saturday. Then a low pressure system
may slip by to our south later Sunday and Monday followed by another
frontal system by midweek. Temperatures are expected to near to slightly
above normal through the period.

In terms of the details, high pressure sits over the area early
Saturday before slowly sliding off the coast by late day as the
upper level ridge crests along the east coast. This will result
in splendid fall conditions with sunshine, light winds, and
seasonable temperatures as highs will be mainly in the 60s.

High pressure with fair weather looks to dominate Saturday
night into Sunday. However, by Sunday afternoon, an area of warm advection
precip may affect southern and western parts of the forecast area as an area of
low pressure slips by further to our south late Sunday and Monday. The best
chances for precipitation with these systems appear to be south of the i-95
corridor. Another cold front is expected to move from west to east across
the area late Tuesday night and early Wednesday, bringing with it another round
of precipitation.

Aviation 21z Wednesday through Monday
The following discussion is for kphl, kpne, kttn, kabe, krdg,
kilg, kmiv, kacy and surrounding areas.

Tonight... Conditions will vary between MVFR and ifr late this
afternoon into this evening as moderate to heavy rainfall continues
across the area. Once the rain ends, conditions are expected to lift
toVFR. There is a chance that some areas may not lift above the
upper end of MVFR and remain 2,500-3,000 feet overnight, this is
especially true for abe and rdg. -high confidence is sub-vfr
conditions, moderate in how far belowVFR they remain.

Winds remain southeast this afternoon around 10-15 knots, and may
gust 20-25 knots for some areas, before shifting to the west to
northwest late this afternoon and early this evening as low pressure
passes by the area. Once the winds shift to the west and northwest,
they will consistently gusty 25-35 knots, with peak gusts as much as
40 knots. -high confidence in winds.

Thursday... GenerallyVFR conditions are expected through the day
Thursday, although some areas may not lift above the upper end of
MVFR and remain 2,500-3,000 feet, this is especially true for abe
and rdg. Moderate confidence.

Winds will remain west through the day Thursday and consistently
gusty 25-35 knots, with peak gusts as much as 40 knots. -high
confidence in winds.

Outlook...

Thursday night... Ceilings may lower to MVFR during the evening
and overnight. Northwest wind gusting 25-30 knots early then
overnight. Diminishing overnight. -high confidence in winds,
moderate confidence in ceilings.

Friday... MainlyVFR. Northwest wind gusts 15-25 knots.

-high confidence in winds, moderate confidence in ceilings.

Friday night-Saturday night...VFR conditions expected. Wind gusts
drop off during the evening. -high confidence.

Marine
Tonight-Thursday... Gale warning now in effect through Thursday for
all waters. Winds are already beginning to gust around 35 knots for
some area and will increase everywhere later this evening and
overnight and continue through Thursday as low pressure passes by
our area and strengthens across new england.

Outlook... Thursday night... Gale warning remains in effect.

Conditions lower below gale force late Thursday night.

Friday... Small craft advisory conditions early, before lowering
through the day..

Friday night-Saturday night... Conditions expected to be below
advisory levels.

Tides coastal flooding
Models are trending too low with tidal levels this afternoon on
the eastern shore of chesapeake bay. With readings at cambridge
reaching advisory levels and approaching minor flooding at
claiborne already, think that advisory-level flooding is pretty
likely along the shores of chesapeake bay and associated
tributaries in queen anne's, talbot, and caroline counties. As
such, have issued a coastal flood advisory through 10 pm this
evening for these areas. Will be monitoring tolchester beach to
determine if advisories will be required for kent county as
well, but for now have held off.

Will also be monitoring the northern new jersey coast this
evening, as southeast winds will be slower to switch to west and
may not do so in time to prevent at least spotty minor flooding.

The more aggressive guidance suggests advisory-level flooding is
possible, but will hold off for now and monitor observations
closely the next few hours. High tide in these areas is between
8 and 11 pm (later in the back bays).

Phi watches warnings advisories
Pa... Wind advisory until 6 pm edt Thursday for paz054-055-060>062-
070-071-101>106.

Nj... Wind advisory until 6 pm edt Thursday for njz001-007>010-012-
015>019.

Wind advisory until 6 pm edt Thursday for njz013-014-020>027.

De... Wind advisory until 6 pm edt Thursday for dez001.

Wind advisory until 6 pm edt Thursday for dez002>004.

Md... Wind advisory until 6 pm edt Thursday for mdz008-012-015-019-
020.

Coastal flood advisory until 10 pm edt this evening for mdz015-
019-020.

Marine... Gale warning until 6 am edt Friday for anz430-431-450>455.

Synopsis... Miketta
near term... Robertson
short term... Robertson
long term... Miketta
aviation... Robertson miketta
marine... Robertson miketta
tides coastal flooding... Cms


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
RDYD1 - 8551910 - Reedy Point, DE 1 mi62 min 62°F 66°F995.7 hPa
DELD1 - 8551762 - Delaware City, DE 1 mi62 min SE 8.9 G 15 63°F 62°F996.3 hPa
CHCM2 - 8573927 - Chesapeake City, MD 12 mi62 min ESE 5.1 G 8 60°F 65°F996.1 hPa
MRCP1 - 8540433 - Marcus Hook, PA 19 mi62 min 61°F 66°F996.5 hPa
SJSN4 - 8537121 - Ship John Shoal, NJ 22 mi62 min S 25 G 30 64°F 67°F996.8 hPa
PHBP1 - 8545240 - Philadelphia, PA 35 mi62 min 62°F 66°F997.2 hPa
BDSP1 39 mi56 min 62°F 65°F997.7 hPa
TCBM2 - 8573364 - Tolchester Beach, MD 43 mi62 min NW 16 G 18 60°F 65°F997.6 hPa
BRND1 - 8555889 - Brandywine Shoal Light, DE 48 mi62 min 995.4 hPa

Wind History for Delaware City, DE
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Wilmington, New Castle County Airport, DE8 mi53 minSE 111.50 miHeavy Rain Fog/Mist63°F62°F97%996.4 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Delaware City Branch Channel bridge, Delaware River, Delaware
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Tide / Current Tables for Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, Maryland/Delaware Current
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Wed -- 12:11 AM EDT     -0.08 knots Slack
Wed -- 02:57 AM EDT     -1.68 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 05:38 AM EDT     0.07 knots Slack
Wed -- 07:14 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 09:23 AM EDT     1.87 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 09:42 AM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 11:40 AM EDT     -0.10 knots Slack
Wed -- 03:08 PM EDT     -2.15 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 06:22 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 06:30 PM EDT     0.07 knots Slack
Wed -- 08:15 PM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 10:02 PM EDT     2.09 knots Max Flood
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