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Benns Church, VA

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Sunrise 7:15AMSunset 5:16PM Tuesday January 16, 2018 4:20 AM EST (09:20 UTC) Moonrise 6:50AMMoonset 5:05PM Illumination 0% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 29 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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ANZ638 James River From James River Bridge To Hampton Roads Bridge- Tunnel- 334 Am Est Tue Jan 16 2018
.dense fog advisory in effect until 10 am est this morning...
Through 7 am..N winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot. Patchy freezing fog. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Today..N winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot. Patchy freezing fog early in the morning. Patchy fog in the morning with vsby 1 nm or less.
Tonight..NE winds 5 kt...becoming nw in the late evening and overnight. Waves 1 foot.
Wed..N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft... Building to 2 to 3 ft in the late morning and afternoon. A chance of snow early in the morning, then snow likely in the late morning and afternoon with vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Wed night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A chance of snow showers early in the evening.
Thu..W winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Thu night..SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Fri..SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Fri night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Sat..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
ANZ600 334 Am Est Tue Jan 16 2018
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.. Arctic high pressure becomes centered over eastern canada and ridges southwest into the local area through today. A cold front crosses the area Wednesday morning with low pressure strengthening off the coast. Cold high pressure returns by Thursday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Benns Church, VA
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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Fxus61 kakq 160624
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area forecast discussion
national weather service wakefield va
124 am est Tue jan 16 2018

Synopsis
Arctic high pressure will extend south into the region tonight.

A cold front crosses the area Wednesday morning with low
pressure moving northeast along the coast Wednesday afternoon
and night. A second surge of arctic air pushes across the area
Wednesday night and Thursday before temperatures moderate into
next weekend.

Near term through today
Latest wx analysis features strong sfc high pressure lifting ne
across atlantic canada, with the surface ridge still down into
interior portions of va nc. A sfc trough is still situated just
off the nc va coast and continues to keep low clouds in place
over eastern sections of the CWA this evening. Earlier snow
showers across the eastern shore have ended, with the main
challenge for the overnight forecast being with clouds and
potential for fog. In general, the model output showing
widespread vsbys less than 1sm over eastern and SE va appears
way overdone given all of the cloud cover that will be slow to
diminish (if at all). Have added some 3 to 5 sm vsbys E of i-95
later tonight but unless all of the low clouds scatter out,
dense fog looks unlikely even though winds will be rather light.

As for overnight lows, it will be much colder west of i-95 where
dew pts are significantly lower and skies stay mostly clear for
much of the night, expect lows 15-20 f over much of the
piedmont. Lows will avg 20-25 f across the i-95 corridor and a
few counties on east, with 25-30 f more likely near the coast
in clouds and a light NE flow.

Another weak low progged to lift north just off the coast tue
with a cold front approaching from the west. The local area
will be in btwn these features as weak high drifts toward the
carolina coast. Although weak, the return flow results in a
short lived warm-up across the region as temps rise into the
low- mid 40s.

Short term tonight through Thursday
Closed upper low over western great lakes will be the main
weather maker in the short term period. Emerging model agreement
with the 12z suite of models that the system will slide east, as
a progressive, positively tilted trough by Wednesday. This
system will eventually shunt a stalled frontal boundary east,
ramping up snow chances late Tue night and Wed as better
lift dynamics arrive into later Tue night.

Have trended toward blended 12z ECMWF nam solution with the fcst
package. This is a slightly slower solution, but maintains the
open wave aloft. In turn, this allows the development of the
sfc low slightly closer to the coast, albeit still offshore. It
also allows a stronger piece of the shortwave to push across
the local area into Wednesday aftn. Forecast confidence has
improved enough to nudge much of the CWA up into likely pop,
with the exception for the far NE zones. Overall, timing has
slowed slightly, but still on track for late Tue night across
the piedmont, towards sunrise Wed metro ric, and Wed morning
tidewater. Likely pops then continue Wed across the piedmont as
the upr lvl moisture tracks se. Will need to watch for
sharpening axis of f-gen oprh depicted by the high-res nam... As
it may portend to a period of moderate snow even into hampton
roads Wed aftn. Have accordingly bumped snow accums up there
slightly. Highs 30-35.

Pcpn exits off the coast Wed evening with decreasing clouds after
midnite. Cold as yet another shot of arctic air overspreads the
area so would think any snow or water from the storm freezes
solid. Lows 15-20 except lwr 20s sern coastal zones.

Qpf has nudged up slightly ~.10 east of the i95 corridor, .10
to .25 i-95 corridor and west. Expect varying slr's across the
fa as well ranging from arnd 10:1 across the SE to as much as
15:1 over the piedmont. This translates mainly to an advsry
level event with amts ranging from inch or less east of i95, 1-2
inches along the i95 corridor, 2 to 4 inches across the
piedmont (given the higher slrs). Will hold off on headlines for
one more cycle, as it appears models are starting to click into
agreement. Advisories will likely be needed for a good part of
the CWA given timing.

Behind the system, departing upper trough will usher in another
quick burst of arctic air for Wed night into Thursday. Lows
Wednesday night back down into the teens to around 20. Could see
some high single digits possible inland Wed night.

Long term Thursday night through Monday
Pattern change looks to occur during the medium range period with a
significant warmup expected through the upcoming weekend early next
week. It will still be on the cold side Thu night with sfc high
pressure centered across the deep south, and one last upper trough
moving SE through the great lakes and off the new england coast fri
morning. Mostly clear skies will prevail over the local area with
lows mainly in the 20s though depending on remaining snow cover,
some upper teens will be possible across interior southern va.

Latest gfs ECMWF cmc depict the upper trough moving well off the new
england coast Fri with a broad upper level ridge building over the
eastern CONUS Fri aftn through the weekend. Expect continued dry
conditions with warming temperatures, highs in the upper 40s lower
50s fri, rising well into the 50s (possibly near 60f) sat, and into
the 60s (except at the immediate coast eastern shore) for sun. Lows
fri night Sat am in the mid 20s to mid 30s, and Sat night Sun am in
the 30s to around 40f. Some timing differences arise by sun
night mon, but overall expect increasing clouds ahead of the next
front Sun night and will carry a chc for showers Mon mon night. Mild
with lows in the 40s and highs Mon mainly in the 60s.

Aviation 07z Tuesday through Saturday
Wide variety of conditions tonight with primarily ifr to lifr
ceilings for the eastern half of the CWA and mainly clear
skiesVFR west of i-95. Fog has also formed mainly east of i-95
across the area of low ceilings, fog may be locally dense at
times. Conditions slowly improve during the day today with lower
ceilings expected to linger near the coast through the early
afternoon. Conditions will deteriorate once again Tuesday night
as a potent upper level trough brings thickening and lowering
clouds. Light winds will average 5 knots or less for the most
part which will tend to keep an onshore flow at the immediate
coast, but shifting to the S well inland.

Outlook: expect flight restrictions on Wed with snow showers as
clipper and associated cold front crosses the region. Clearing
wed night with breezy N winds near the coast. PredominateVFR
then likely Thu Fri as the trough ejects NE offshore.

Marine
Late this aftn, ~1048mb high pressure is centered over ern
canada, and was ridging to the ssw along the piedmont. Also,
weak low pressure was well off the mid atlc coast. This
combination was still resulting in a nne wind of 10-20 kt
acrs the waters, with a few gusts near 25 kt just off the NE nc
coastal waters. Seas were ranging fm near 4 ft nearshore, to as
high as 8 ft out around 20 nm. Scas are in effect until 7 pm
this evening for the mouth of the ches bay and currituck snd,
and until 15z Tue for seas for the coastal waters. The wind
should diminish by tue, as a weak surface ridge settles near
the coast. A surface cold front crosses the coast Tue night,
with strong CAA lagging behind until the upper trough arrives
wed evening into early thu. The wind is expected to become n
10-20 kt wed, and then NW 15-25 kt Wed night into early thu.

Sca conditions are likely for wind and seas. High pressure
settles over the area by Thu aftn and Thu night, and then
slides off the southeast coast fri.

Akq watches warnings advisories
Md... None.

Nc... None.

Va... None.

Marine... Dense fog advisory until 10 am est this morning for anz632>634-
636>638.

Small craft advisory until 10 am est this morning for anz650-
652-654-656-658.

Synopsis... Mam
near term... Lkb mam
short term... Mam
long term... Lkb
aviation... Ajb lkb
marine... Tmg


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
DOMV2 - 8638511 - Dominion Terminal Association, VA 11 mi51 min NW 4.1 G 5.1 31°F 1031.1 hPa
CRYV2 - 8638595 - South Craney Island, VA 12 mi51 min N 6 G 8 32°F 1030.7 hPa
SWPV2 - 8638610 - Sewells Point, VA 14 mi51 min 36°F1030.9 hPa
MNPV2 - 8639348 - Money Point, VA 14 mi51 min N 4.1 G 6 33°F 37°F1030.7 hPa
WDSV2 - 8638614 - Willoughby Deguassing , VA 16 mi51 min N 8 G 8 1030.7 hPa
44064 27 mi41 min N 9.7 G 12 32°F 1030.8 hPa
YKTV2 - 8637689 - Yorktown, VA 28 mi51 min NW 4.1 G 6 31°F 35°F1030.9 hPa
CHBV2 28 mi51 min NNW 9.9 G 12 32°F 1029.5 hPa
44072 30 mi41 min N 7.8 G 9.7 31°F
CHYV2 - 8638999 - Cape Henry, VA 30 mi51 min NNW 11 G 12
YKRV2 - 8637611 - York River East Rear Range Light, VA 31 mi51 min NNW 8 G 8 31°F 1031.6 hPa
KPTV2 - 8632200 - Kiptopeke, VA 38 mi51 min N 9.9 G 13 35°F
YRSV2 - Chesapeake Bay,VA 41 mi51 min NW 1.9 30°F 1032 hPa29°F
44096 41 mi60 min 39°F4 ft
44099 - Cape Henry, VA (147) 44 mi51 min 41°F4 ft

Wind History for Dominion Terminal Associates, VA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Suffolk, Suffolk Municipal Airport, VA11 mi26 minN 30.75 miFog/Mist31°F31°F100%1031.5 hPa
Norfolk, Naval Air Station, VA16 mi82 minN 50.75 miFog/Mist33°F30°F92%1031.2 hPa
Chesapeake, Chesapeake Municipal Airport, VA17 mi26 minN 30.50 miFog32°F32°F100%1031.2 hPa
Norfolk, Norfolk International Airport, VA19 mi30 minN 51.00 miFog/Mist33°F33°F100%1030.7 hPa
Franklin / J B Rose, VA21 mi26 minNE 30.75 miFog/Mist30°F29°F98%1031.5 hPa
Langley Air Force Base, VA21 mi25 minNW 70.50 miFog31°F31°F99%1031.8 hPa
Fort Eustis / Felker, VA22 mi25 minN 02.25 miFog/Mist31°F29°F95%1030.8 hPa
Newport News, Newport News / Williamsburg International Airport, VA22 mi27 minN 40.50 miFreezing Fog31°F30°F96%1031.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Hollidays Point (bridge), Virginia
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Hollidays Point (bridge)
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Tue -- 03:12 AM EST     -0.17 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:49 AM EST     Moonrise
Tue -- 07:17 AM EST     Sunrise
Tue -- 09:31 AM EST     3.17 feet High Tide
Tue -- 04:03 PM EST     -0.07 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 05:05 PM EST     Moonset
Tue -- 05:14 PM EST     Sunset
Tue -- 09:18 PM EST     New Moon
Tue -- 09:46 PM EST     2.58 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Suffolk, Virginia
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Suffolk
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Tue -- 03:44 AM EST     -0.20 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:49 AM EST     Moonrise
Tue -- 07:17 AM EST     Sunrise
Tue -- 10:17 AM EST     3.97 feet High Tide
Tue -- 04:35 PM EST     -0.08 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 05:05 PM EST     Moonset
Tue -- 05:14 PM EST     Sunset
Tue -- 09:18 PM EST     New Moon
Tue -- 10:32 PM EST     3.23 feet High Tide
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