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|Sunrise 6:55AM||Sunset 7:27PM||Tuesday March 28, 2017 5:38 PM EDT (21:38 UTC)||Moonrise 6:29AM||Moonset 7:14PM||Illumination 2%|
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|ANZ638 James River From James River Bridge To Hampton Roads Bridge-tunnel- 403 Pm Edt Tue Mar 28 2017 |
Through 7 pm..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Showers and tstms likely.
Tonight..W winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming N 10 to 15 kt late. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Showers likely with scattered tstms early in the evening...then scattered showers with isolated tstms late in the evening. A slight chance of showers after midnight.
Wed..N winds 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
Wed night..NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
Thu..NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
Thu night..SE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers after midnight.
Fri..SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Showers likely in the morning...then showers with a chance of tstms in the afternoon.
Fri night..S winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Showers with a chance of tstms in the evening...then showers likely after midnight.
Sat..NW winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers in the morning.
Sat night..N winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Sun..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.
|ANZ600 403 Pm Edt Tue Mar 28 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 and its associated cold front will move across the waters and out to sea this evening into early Wednesday morning. High pressure builds in from the north Wednesday into Thursday morning...before pushing offshore late Thursday into Thursday night. Low pressure and another cold front will approach from the west on Friday...then move across the area Friday night into Saturday morning.
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service wakefield va
448 pm edt Tue mar 28 2017
A cold front crosses the region this evening. High pressure
builds in from the north on Wednesday. The high retreats to the
northeast on Thursday as the next system approaches from the
west. A strong system is expected to impact the region Friday
and Friday night. Dry weather returns for the weekend.
Near term /through Wednesday/
Latest analysis indicating broad area of low pressure centered
from eastern pa to the DELMARVA with a strong mid/upper level
trough and associated shortwave energy moving ese across south
central va and north central nc. Scattered/numerous tstms have
developed and are pushing through much of the CWA west of the
bay, and will continue to push E towards the coast through 00z.
Have had fairly limited sunshine today but temperatures into the
lower-mid 70s has allowed ml capes to avg ~1000 j/kg. Effective
shear over southern areas is 30-35 kt, while it's <30 kt over
the remainder of the region. Thus far, storms have been fairly
short-lived and sub-severe but have been producing hail. Expect
this to be the main concern through early evening along with
some gusty winds of 30-40 mph. Will carry 60-70% pops through
22z to 00z (longest farther east), with pops rapidly
diminishing to 30-40% or less after 00z.
Genly dry after midnight though with a low level flow behind the
front nne rather than nw, expect some lingering clouds to
persist through Wed morning. Lows mainly 50-55 f (except upr
40s ERN shore). Becoming partly/mostly sunny Wed after some
early mostly cloudy conditions (especially south) as drier air
moves in from the n. Somewhat cooler but still a little above
avg with highs 60-65f near the coast and in the upper 60s to
lower 70s well inland.
Short term /Wednesday night through Friday/
Upper ridge axis quickly moves back into the region by thu,
allowing return of mid/high clouds during the day. Gfs/nam
bufkit soundings suggest skies become mostly cloudy by mid-late
morning for WRN 1/2 of the cwa. With fairly low mixing and
overrunning clouds, expect a much cooler day with highs mainly
ranging from the lower to mid 50s near the coast to the upper
50s over interior eastern va/northeast nc. Kept it dry through
the day despite the increase in clouds ahead of the next system.
A complex low pressure system approaches from the west late thu
night and early Fri before slowly crossing the region
Friday/Friday night. Guidance in good agreement with respect to
potential for widespread showers/tstms and potential for heavy
rain during fri. Will limit pops to 20-30% along west of i-95
prior to 12z Fri before increasing to 80% to 90% all areas
Long term /Friday night through Tuesday/
Good chc for showers continues Fri night into Sat morning, as
low pressure area and associated cold front crosses the area
then moves off the coast. Dry wx and high pressure returns for
sat aftn thru at least Mon morning. Yet another system will
bring the chc for showers again late Mon thru tue.
Highs in the mid 60s to lower 70s sat, in the 60s to near 70
sun and mon, and in the 60s to lower 70s tue. Lows in the upper
40s to mid 50s Fri night, in the 40s Sat night and Sun night,
and in the mid 40s to lower 50s Mon night.
Aviation /20z Tuesday through Sunday/
This morning began with widely scattered showers with isolated
thunder, and showers are still occurring east of interstate 95
as of 28/1800z this afternoon. Clearing can be seen in satellite
imagery over central and western va, and additional upper level|
support from a decent shortwave (and subsequent cold pool aloft)
will aid in the redevelopment of showers and thunderstorms the
rest of this afternoon into this evening. The presence of a dry
slot in water vapor imagery (currently over far SE va/ne nc)
indicates that these areas will need to be closely monitored as
convection moves closer to the coast. Isolated strong wind gusts
will be the primary threat with thunderstorms today, however
hail could pose a lesser threat. Cigs/vis expected to briefly
drop to MVFR flight conditions under stronger storm cores. Kept
vcts in forecast at all TAF sites through this afternoon/evening
until more definitive storms develop. Predominantly southwest
winds 10-15kt rest of today gusting up to around 20kt; stronger
and more erratic in vicinity of thunderstorms.
Once the surface cold front clears the coast after midnight,
winds shift to the north with speeds averaging 5-10kt. Low
stratus is expected to develop late tonight as the atmosphere
saturates from the recent rainfall. CIGS should average
500-1500ft agl. Fog not anticipated to be an issue with the
winds above 5kt. Skies will scatter out and lift from north to
south on Wednesday as high pressure slowly builds into the
region from the north. Dry withVFR conditions through Thursday.
However, clouds should increase in coverage on Thursday in a
light onshore/northeast wind regime with shortwave energy/moisture
dropping through the region from the northwest. Clouds then
thicken and lower Thursday night as the next low pressure system
approaches the area. This system should bring widespread showers
and thunderstorms to the area Friday/Friday night as it crosses
the mid atlantic states.
Late this aftn, sfc low pressure was over ERN md with a cold
front extending fm the low SW thru cntrl va and nc. SW winds 5
to 15 kt this evening will shift to the NW then N later tonight
into Wed morning, as the low/front push out to sea and high
pressure starts to build in fm the great lakes region. North
winds mainly 10-15 kt expected during wed, as sfc high pressure
ridges down into the mid atlc region. While there could be a
few gusts to low end SCA in the ches bay Wed morning thru
midday, still do not expect predominate SCA conditions to be met
thru wed. However, winds will be marginal for much of the
morning and early aftn in the lower chesapeake bay, and will
need to watch marginal SCA gusts during that time.
Otherwise, cool high pressure will continue to build in fm the
north Wed night into Thu morning, before it slides out to sea
thu aftn and night. Nne winds 10-15 kt Wed night thru thu
morning, become NE 5 to 10 kt Thu aftn. E winds 5 to 10 kt thu
night become SE 10-15 kt Fri morning, and SE or S 10-20 kt fri
aftn into early Fri evening, as a warm front lifts acrs the
waters. Waves 1-3 ft and seas 2-4 ft this evening thru wed, then
seas could build to near 5 ft over portions of the coastal
waters Wed night into thu. But, no SCA headlines at this time.
Could have SCA conditions over portions of the waters Fri aftn
thru Fri night.
near term... Lkb
short term... Jdm/lkb
long term... Tmg
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|Suffolk, Suffolk Municipal Airport, VA||11 mi||44 min||SW 6||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||72°F||60°F||67%||1010.5 hPa|
|Norfolk, Naval Air Station, VA||16 mi||1.7 hrs||SW 9||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||73°F||57°F||57%||1010.6 hPa|
|Chesapeake, Chesapeake Municipal Airport, VA||17 mi||44 min||WSW 6||10.00 mi||Light Rain||71°F||59°F||68%||1010.5 hPa|
|Norfolk, Norfolk International Airport, VA||19 mi||48 min||WSW 11||10.00 mi||A Few Clouds||72°F||57°F||61%||1009.8 hPa|
|Franklin / J B Rose, VA||21 mi||44 min||SSW 7||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||72°F||58°F||62%||1010.5 hPa|
|Langley Air Force Base, VA||21 mi||1.7 hrs||SSW 7||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||75°F||59°F||59%||1010.5 hPa|
|Fort Eustis / Felker, VA||22 mi||1.7 hrs||S 3||10.00 mi||Light Drizzle||76°F||59°F||57%||1009.4 hPa|
|Newport News, Newport News / Williamsburg International Airport, VA||22 mi||45 min||WNW 8||1.75 mi||Thunderstorm Heavy Rain||65°F||59°F||81%||1010 hPa|
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Tue -- 04:59 AM EDT -0.39 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:57 AM EDT Sunrise
Tue -- 07:28 AM EDT Moonrise
Tue -- 10:59 AM EDT 3.65 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:16 PM EDT -0.36 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 07:25 PM EDT Sunset
Tue -- 08:13 PM EDT Moonset
Tue -- 11:20 PM EDT 3.86 feet High Tide
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Tue -- 05:31 AM EDT -0.47 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:57 AM EDT Sunrise
Tue -- 07:29 AM EDT Moonrise
Tue -- 11:45 AM EDT 4.57 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:48 PM EDT -0.43 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 07:25 PM EDT Sunset
Tue -- 08:14 PM EDT Moonset
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