On this Veterans Day, let us all take a pause to thank our veterans for their service and sacrifice — to them we owe gratitude for the freedoms we enjoy.
Marylanders have been treated to some beautiful weather recently and many enjoyed a wonderful weekend in the outdoors.
Forecast Summary: Nov. 11 – 18:
Expect rain as this week progresses, with moderate but cooling conditions. Surface water temperatures increased since last week, but will decline with cooling air temperatures. Daytime Chesapeake Bay water temperatures are holding in the low 60s. Local rivers are cooling faster than the bay so there will continue to be movement of fish such as white perch towards the deeper but warmer waters, as they prepare for winter in the river mouths or nearby waters. While the bay’s waters have adequate oxygen for fish at all depths, the warmer, deeper waters will become more attractive to forage fish and closely following predators. As a result of the below normal flows from the Susquehanna River, main bay salinities are slightly higher than normal. As always, best fishing areas could be further refined by intersecting them with underwater points, hard bottom, drop-offs, and large schools of baitfish.
Expect average flows for most Maryland rivers and streams. There will be above average tidal currents as a result of the upcoming new moon Nov. 15.
Expect average clarity in the bay and rivers. To see the latest water clarity conditions, check Eyes on the Bay Satellite Maps.
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