Lightning Fleet #50
Sailing on the Potomac River in Washington DC since 1943
Weather and Tide Links
Winds at National
Wind speeds reported in the hourly observation are 2 minute averages in the 10 minutes preceding the observation time (usually H+55). Peak gusts are reported only when gusts reach or exceed 25 knots. Gusts are reported only if recorded in the 10 minutes preceding the observation time.
Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System -- click on the buoy labeled Upper Potomac to see real time (and historical) conditions just south of the Wilson Bridge -- click on the other buoys to see conditions around the bay. Very slick!
Real-time Radar View
(check on T-storms in the area before going down to the marina for an evening sail)
Wind on the Bay (Thomas Point Light)
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