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Marine Weather and Tides
Boydton, VA

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5/23/2017 - Worked with NOAA again to speed up the 7 day forecast load times. Thanks to them for being responsive.
5/19/2016 - There were issues with the 3 day airport observation history. I switched to another data source. Let me know if you see any issues with the data feeds.

Sunrise 5:59AMSunset 8:21PM Tuesday May 23, 2017 8:28 PM EDT (00:28 UTC) Moonrise 3:39AMMoonset 4:53PM Illumination 3% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 28 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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ANZ637 James River From Jamestown To The James River Bridge- 705 Pm Edt Tue May 23 2017
Tonight..NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Rain with a chance of tstms early in the evening...then rain in the late evening and overnight.
Wed..N winds 10 kt...becoming E in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Wed night..SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers early in the evening. A chance of tstms until early morning. Showers in the late evening and overnight.
Thu..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers and tstms in the afternoon.
Thu night..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers and tstms until early morning.
Fri..W winds 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Fri night..W winds 5 to 10 kt...diminishing to 5 kt after midnight. Waves 1 foot.
Sat..W winds 5 kt...becoming S in the afternoon. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers.
Sat night..S winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers and tstms.
Sun..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of tstms in the morning. A chance of showers. Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.
ANZ600 705 Pm Edt Tue May 23 2017
Synopsis for fenwick island de to currituck beach light nc out 20 nautical miles including virginia portion of the chesapeake bay currituck sound and portions of the james, york, and rappahannock rivers.. Low pressure lifts over the waters tonight. Weak high pressure prevails Wednesday. A warm front lifts over the waters Wednesday night as a trailing cold front pushes offshore Thursday. High pressure slowly builds in from the southwest Friday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Boydton, VA
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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Fxus61 kakq 232358
area forecast discussion
national weather service wakefield va
758 pm edt Tue may 23 2017

A potent low pressure system will track along a stationary
frontal boundary through midnight, before pushing offshore
overnight. Weak high pressure prevails Wednesday. Unsettled
conditions return Wednesday night and Thursday as an upper level
trough approaches from the west.

Near term until 6 am Wednesday morning
Early evening surface analysis shows ~1005mb sfc low pressure
just SW of edenton at 00z. Quasi-stationary boundary extends w
to E and has lifted up along south of the albemarle sound.

Numerous perturbations on GOES wv imagery moving along the front
early this evening, with kakq radar showing swath of heaviest
showers moving NE from NE nc into the eastern tidewater area.

Have updated pops, with only minor changes per latest trends.

Maintained heavy rainfall wording early this evening across the
se third of the area... And some localized flooding is possible
mainly in urban and poor drainage areas across SE va. Pops then
taper off from w-e late tonight as the primary forcing pushes
offshore. Remaining cloudy with some patchy fog expected once
again across the piedmont. Low temperatures range from the
upper 50s N NW to the low mid 60s se.

Short term 6 am Wednesday morning through Friday
A vigorous upper low gradually drops sewd through the mid-
mississippi valley late tonight through Wednesday. Some
semblance of shortwave ridging develops over the mid-atlantic
late tonight through much of the day Wednesday due to the
combination of a departing shortwave trough and the upper low
digging to the w. Therefore, pops drop below 15% for a roughly
12hr period. Lower clouds will struggle to erode despite some
mid-level drying as the surface pressure gradient will be rather
nebulous resulting in weak low-level flow. The best chc for any
partial clearing will be across the md ERN shore. High
temperatures will average 70-75f (highest se).

The upper low digs into the tennessee valley with yet another
shortwave trough lifting nne across the carolinas and mid-
atlantic Wednesday evening through the early overnight hours. A
secondary wave lifts nne across the blue ridge late Wednesday
evening through the overnight hours. Pops quickly ramp up to
categorical across the SW piedmont early Wednesday evening and
spreading NE into central SE va late evening through the early
overnight hours, before shifting to the ERN shore after
midnight. Mid-level drying and subsidence will result in pops
quickly diminishing from sw-ne late Wednesday night into early
Thursday morning. There is a chc of thunderstorms across mainly
the SRN third of the area. 500mb flow strengthens to 40- 50kt
across SE va NE nc and the presence of a surface warm front will
result in a veering low-level wind field. However, forecast
soundings depict a stable layer below 950mb, so it may be
difficult to get surface based convection and at this time the
severe weather threat is low (spc has the SE counties in a
marginal, 5% risk). Additional QPF Wednesday night averages

The upper low finally begins to lift NE across the mountains
Thursday. A strong shortwave trough will lift across the mid-
atlantic during the afternoon early evening. Once again pops
increase, to ~60% from the piedmont to central va to the md ern
shore, with 40-50% farther se. 500mb flow of 45-55kt is expected
along with modest instability. Therefore, a few stronger to
marginally storms are possible. The main threat would be wind
and hail as low-level shear is minimal. Additional QPF Thursday
aftn evening should average ~0.25" with locally higher amounts.

High temperatures range from the mid 70s to around 80 after
morning lows ranging through the 60s.

The upper low continues to lift NE across pa ny new england
late Thursday night into Friday. Drier conditions finally arrive
as deep layered wnw flow develops over the region. Some
lingering mid-level energy could result in some sct-bkn cu
Friday aftn. Otherwise, drier and breezy with highs in the upper
70s to low 80s, after morning lows in the mid 50s to low 60s.

Long term Friday night through Tuesday
Shortwave ridging builds over the northeast Saturday as an
upper level low tracks into the great lakes region. Weak area of
surface high pressure slides off the mid-atlantic coast
Saturday as a warm front lifts through the region. Weak
perturbations in fast westerly flow aloft will result in low end
chance pops Saturday afternoon for showers and thunderstorms.

Otherwise, warming trend continues with highs in the low to mid
80's. The warm front locates stalls over the northern mid-
atlantic region Saturday night, resulting in continued chances
for showers thunderstorms over the northern local area as
perturbations in the westerly flow track across the region. The
upper low slowly pushes across the great lakes region Sunday
with an associated cold front progged to reach the central
appalachians late Sunday. Pressure falls ahead of the
approaching front will induce a lee side thermal trough over the
region and better chances for diurnally driven showers and
thunderstorms. Highs Sunday generally in the mid 80's. The cold
front reaches the local area Monday, but is expected to stall
over the region as subtropical high pressure strengthens off the
southeast coast. The weak front remains over the eastern local
area through Tuesday, with chances for diurnally driven showers
and thunderstorms. Highs Monday and Tuesday in the low to mid

Aviation 00z Wednesday through Sunday
Poor aviation conditions will continue through much of the taf
period. A frontal boundary is currently located just south of the
region with waves of showers riding along the boundary. A more
potent low pressure system will track along the boundary this
evening. MVFR to ifr conditions with low clouds and reduced
visibilities due to periods of moderate heavy rain will persist
through tonight. Heavier rain departs the area mainly after 06z, but
low ceilings and the potential for fog will persist through
Wednesday morning.

Outlook: a cold front is expected to impact the region Wednesday
afternoon and into Wednesday night bringing the chance for more
showers and thunderstorms adverse aviation conditions. Scattered
afternoon showers, and potentially a few thunderstorms, are expected
to develop on Thursday allowing for the chance of more sub-vfr
conditions. DryVFR conditions return for Friday and Saturday.

Latest surface analysis depicts weak area of high pressure
centered just offshore the delmarva, with an area of low
pressure over georgia. A quasi-stationary boundary was located
along the southeast coast. The result is a east to northeast
wind of 10-20 knots over the waters. Few gusts to around 20-25
knots observed in the mouth of the bay and adjacent coastal
waters. Seas generally 3-4 feet and waves 2-3 feet. Low pressure
progged to lift along the boundary into northeast north
carolina and southeast virginia this evening. Pressure falls
ahead of the low in tandem with increasing gradient winds will
result in a period of 15-25 knot onshore winds over the waters.

Nam guidance continues to be on the stronger side, indicating
near gale conditions near the mouth of the bay and in the lower
bay. Believe this is too aggressive as the hi-res guidance
doesn't back the NAM up. Have opted for a GFS cmc solution,
resulting in a period of SCA conditions in the bay, sound,
coastal waters, and lower james river through late tonight into
Wednesday morning. Seas build to 4-7 feet (highest north) with
waves of 2-4 feet. Waves in the lower james build to 2-3 feet.

The low pushes offshore late tonight early Wednesday morning
with flow becoming north to northwest. SCA conditions expected
to linger in the bay through late morning early afternoon, with
seas diminishing through Wednesday afternoon. Another area of
low pressure lifts into the ohio valley Wednesday into Wednesday
night as a meso-low lifts along the appalachians. Sca
conditions are anticipated again Wednesday night over the bay
and coastal waters with speeds of 15-25 knots and seas building
to 3-5 feet.

Southwest flow increases Thursday as the low lifts north of the
region, with speeds of 10-20 knots expected. SCA conditions
could again be possible Thursday night as the low tracks off the
northeast coast.

Tides coastal flooding
A period of onshore flow and higher astro tides (moving toward a
new moon) will result in elevated water levels through Wednesday
night. Many tidal sites will reach action stage during this
evenings overnights high tide cycle. Coastal flood statements
have been issued for the upper james and areas around bishops
head, maryland. Low pressure lifts over the region tonight, with
onshore flow ramping up. However, the low is expected during
periods of low tide. Lower astro tides are expected Wednesday
morning. Higher levels are forecast Wednesday evening night,
with minor flooding possible along the the bay, james river,
and atlantic waters.

Akq watches warnings advisories
Md... None.

Nc... None.

Va... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 10 am edt Wednesday for anz630>632-

Small craft advisory until 4 am edt Wednesday for anz633-638-

Small craft advisory until 4 pm edt Wednesday for anz650-652-

Synopsis... Ajz jdm
near term... Ajz mam
short term... Ajz
long term... Sam
aviation... Ajb
marine... Sam
tides coastal flooding...

Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
44041 - Jamestown, VA 93 mi38 min ENE 5.8 G 9.7 62°F

Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
South Hill, Mecklenburg-Brunswick Regional Airport, VA17 mi52 minNNE 57.00 miOvercast62°F61°F100%1007.8 hPa
Henderson-Oxford Airport, NC18 mi38 minNE 610.00 miOvercast60°F59°F96%1006.1 hPa

Wind History from AVC (wind in knots)
Last 24hrCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmS3CalmCalmCalmN5N3N4N4CalmCalmNE3CalmCalmN4N9N7N4NE5Calm
1 day agoCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmN4CalmCalmN6N6NW3W4NW6CalmCalmCalmCalm
2 days agoNE6E4NE4E3E3NE3NE4CalmCalmCalmCalmCalmE3N3NE3E3SE3CalmSE5CalmNE3CalmCalmCalm

Tide / Current Tables for Petersburg, Appomattox River, James River, Virginia
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Tue -- 02:11 AM EDT     3.73 feet High Tide
Tue -- 04:34 AM EDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 05:55 AM EDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 09:51 AM EDT     0.24 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 02:44 PM EDT     3.31 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:49 PM EDT     Moonset
Tue -- 08:18 PM EDT     Sunset
Tue -- 09:49 PM EDT     0.21 feet Low Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Puddledock Sand
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Tue -- 02:21 AM EDT     3.59 feet High Tide
Tue -- 04:34 AM EDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 05:54 AM EDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 09:03 AM EDT     -0.10 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 02:45 PM EDT     2.88 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:49 PM EDT     Moonset
Tue -- 08:18 PM EDT     Sunset
Tue -- 09:12 PM EDT     -0.16 feet Low Tide
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Wakefield, VA (20,4,5,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Wakefield, VA
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