Improving ConditionsMarch 7th, 2013 at 8:11 am by Jeremy Wheeler under Weather
The storm system is quickly moving offshore, and the precipitation has moved along with it.
I don’t think we had hardly any snow on the ground in the entire viewing area despite some falling yesterday afternoon. The winds and the tides became the big story yesterday evening. Last night the tide rose up higher than expected. I mentioned in the previous blog that I think the easterly winds pushed the water up into the northern Chesapeake Bay. Then when the area of low pressure moved offshore it switched the winds to northerly. These winds were stronger and turned sooner than expected. So the water tried to literally rush out of the bay. So it probably glutted up along the southern end of the bay as the water tried to push south during high tide. This morning the winds were not as strong and they were northwest. So this morning the high tide at Sewell’s Point only rose up to 4.6ft. The following tides should be similar to this morning’s. They may even be a little less. Since the system has pushed away a little faster, I have brought the wind forecast down a little bit as well. I’ve brought the gusts down from 40mph to 35mph and think that will mostly be along the shore. Winds will stay breezy tomorrow and will remain out of the north/northwest. Minor tidal flooding is possible again, but hopefully it won’t be too bad. I suspect that the coastal flood warnings will be replaced with advisories, but that will be up to the National Weather Service.
The weekend is still looking great. Highs will be in the 50s with a lot of sunshine. In fact we may get into the 60s on Sunday if the trend keeps going warmer.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler