Friday, January19, 2018

Marine Weather and Tides
Norfolk, VA

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Sunrise 7:13AMSunset 5:18PM Friday January 19, 2018 6:23 PM EST (23:23 UTC) Moonrise 8:49AMMoonset 7:49PM Illumination 10% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 3 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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ANZ634 Chesapeake Bay From Little Creek Va To Cape Henry Va Including The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel- 340 Pm Est Fri Jan 19 2018
Through 7 pm..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Tonight..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
Sat..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
Sat night..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Sun..NW winds 5 kt...becoming S in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Sun night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Mon..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Mon night..S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers after midnight.
Tue..SW winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming W in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Showers likely, mainly in the morning.
Tue night..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
Wed..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft... Subsiding to 1 foot in the afternoon.
ANZ600 340 Pm Est Fri Jan 19 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.. High pressure lingers over the waters through the weekend. A cold front is expected to approach the waters late Monday night or Tuesday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Norfolk, VA
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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Fxus61 kakq 192009
area forecast discussion
national weather service wakefield va
309 pm est Fri jan 19 2018

Cold high pressure lingers across the deep south through
tonight... Before gradually sliding off the southeast coast
through the weekend. Light SW flow will result in dry conditions
through Monday. A cold front crosses the region late Monday
night into Tuesday morning.

Near term through tonight
Latest surface analysis places 1030mb high pressure centered
over the deep south gulf coast. Aloft, quasi-zonal flow now in
place over the eastern half of the conus, resulting in deep
layered w-sw flow aloft, and a mainly clear sky. Afternoon
temperatures averaging low to mid 50s this afternoon, slightly
cooler upper 40s around 50 where deeper snowpack is hanging on
across the i-85 corridor and NE nc.

Lows modify a bit more tonight, with early morning lows
settling into the upper 20s to around 30 for most, slightly
colder low to mid 20s where deeper snowpack exists over far sw

Short term Saturday through Monday
Surface high pressure will prevail through the weekend with
mostly clear sunny and dry conditions. The initial high will
slide off the southeast coast Saturday. A subtle trough slides
across the northeast Saturday night with a weak backdoor
boundary sliding across the ERN shore. High-res models
indicating potential for some developing low stratus patchy fog
possible toward morning across the piedmont. High pressure then
rebuilds across the mid-atlantic Sunday. Models a bit slower
with the upper trough through Tuesday... And thus expect a dry
day Monday, and into Monday night, as the upper trough lifts
across the great lakes. The airmass will continue to modify
through the period, with highs ranging from the mid 50s to near
60f inland piedmont, and in the low mid 50s for the ERN shore
and coastal SE va NE nc. Lows Saturday night will generally be

Long term Monday night through Thursday
A storm system tracking across the southern great lakes by Monday
will push its attendant cold front across the local area during
Tuesday. What remains to be seen is whether this occurs during the
morning or afternoon as there's about a 6-hr difference in timing
between the 12z operational GFS and ecmwf. The 12z GEFS tends to
side more with the ecmwf, and so am inclined to think the fropa
will be during the midday or afternoon hours at this time. Have
high chc to likely pops for most of the area during the 06z-18z
tue period, then pcpn moving out of the entire area by 00z wed.

The remainder of the week should be dry.

Lows Mon night mainly in the low mid 40s. Highs Tue in the low 50s
on the ERN shore to the 55-62 elsewhere. Lows Tue night in the low
mid 30s. Highs Wed in the mid 40s on the ERN shore to the upr 40s to
mid 50s elsewhere. Lows Wed night from the upr 20s n-nw to the
low mid 30s se. Highs ranging through the 40s on thu, then mid 40s
to mid 50s on fri.

Aviation 18z Friday through Wednesday
High pressure builds across the deep south through tonight
resulting in a SW wind AOB 10kt under a clear sky, withVFR
conditions to prevail through the 18z TAF period and beyond.

Outlook: surface high pressure gradually settles off the
southeast coast Saturday and Sunday with clear and dry
conditions continuing. High pressure slides farther offshore
Monday as a cold front approaches from the w. This cold front
crosses the region Monday night bringing a chc of showers. High
pressure returns later Tuesday.

High pressure will dominate the weather pattern over the marine area
through the weekend with sub-sca conditions continuing. Light s-sw
winds through this evening will increase to 10-15 kt overnight and
Saturday. Winds diminish again by late sat, becoming n-nw for a time
sat night and Sunday morning. S-sw around 10 kt then prevail again
by Monday. Waves 1-2 ft; seas 2-3 ft. A cold front approaches the
region from the west Monday night then crosses the water on Tuesday.

There are some timing issues that still need to be worked out
amongst the models with respect to whether the front passes first
thing in the morning or in the afternoon. Either way, expect sca
conditions to be possible Tuesday with the fropa.

Norfolk top five snow totals for the month of january
(2018 currently sits at #4)
14.2 1966
13.8 1955
13.7 1893
12.8 2018***
12.7 1940

Akq watches warnings advisories
Md... None.

Nc... None.

Va... None.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Mam
near term... Mam
short term... Ajz mam
long term... Alb
aviation... Ajz
marine... Ajb

Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
44064 7 mi43 min SSE 3.9 G 5.8 37°F 1018.7 hPa
WDSV2 - 8638614 - Willoughby Deguassing , VA 8 mi53 min WSW 11 G 11 1018.3 hPa
SWPV2 - 8638610 - Sewells Point, VA 8 mi53 min 35°F1018.5 hPa
CHBV2 9 mi53 min SE 5.1 G 7 39°F 1017.5 hPa
CRYV2 - 8638595 - South Craney Island, VA 9 mi53 min WSW 2.9 G 7 50°F 1018.6 hPa
CHYV2 - 8638999 - Cape Henry, VA 9 mi53 min E 5.1 G 6 40°F
MNPV2 - 8639348 - Money Point, VA 12 mi53 min Calm G 1.9 51°F 38°F1018.6 hPa
DOMV2 - 8638511 - Dominion Terminal Association, VA 13 mi53 min WSW 6 G 6 49°F 1018.7 hPa
KPTV2 - 8632200 - Kiptopeke, VA 20 mi53 min SSE 8 G 8.9 35°F
44072 20 mi43 min SSW 3.9 G 3.9 39°F
44096 21 mi62 min 38°F2 ft
YKRV2 - 8637611 - York River East Rear Range Light, VA 24 mi53 min SW 6 G 8 42°F 1018.7 hPa
44099 - Cape Henry, VA (147) 24 mi53 min 40°F2 ft
YKTV2 - 8637689 - Yorktown, VA 26 mi53 min SW 2.9 G 4.1 49°F 35°F1017.9 hPa
RPLV2 - 8632837 - Rappahannock Light, VA 44 mi53 min SSE 7 G 8 1019 hPa
YRSV2 - Chesapeake Bay,VA 44 mi53 min Calm 44°F 1019 hPa17°F
44058 - Stingray Point, VA 45 mi43 min S 5.8 G 5.8 36°F 1021.2 hPa

Wind History for Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, VA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Norfolk, Norfolk International Airport, VA2 mi32 minWSW 510.00 miFair46°F16°F30%1018.4 hPa
Norfolk, Naval Air Station, VA6 mi84 minSSW 410.00 miFair50°F17°F27%1018.9 hPa
Virginia Beach, Oceana, Naval Air Station, VA10 mi27 minN 010.00 miFair45°F14°F29%1018.8 hPa
Langley Air Force Base, VA15 mi27 minSSW 510.00 miFair44°F19°F36%1019.3 hPa
Chesapeake, Chesapeake Municipal Airport, VA19 mi28 minWSW 310.00 miFair44°F17°F34%1019 hPa
Newport News, Newport News / Williamsburg International Airport, VA23 mi89 minSW 810.00 miFair47°F21°F36%1018.5 hPa

Wind History from ORF (wind in knots)
Last 24hrSW11W6SW9SW10SW9SW9SW6SW5SW8SW7SW5SW8SW9----------SW6SW6W6SW10SW7SW5
1 day agoN14N14
2 days agoCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmSW3CalmCalmCalmN3N6N10N9N12N14N18

Tide / Current Tables for Little Creek (RR. Terminal), Chesapeake Bay, Virginia
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Little Creek (RR. Terminal)
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Fri -- 03:20 AM EST     -0.08 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:15 AM EST     Sunrise
Fri -- 08:48 AM EST     Moonrise
Fri -- 09:38 AM EST     2.68 feet High Tide
Fri -- 04:02 PM EST     -0.07 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 05:15 PM EST     Sunset
Fri -- 07:48 PM EST     Moonset
Fri -- 09:59 PM EST     2.26 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Chesapeake Bay Entrance, Virginia Current
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Chesapeake Bay Entrance
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Fri -- 12:08 AM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 03:34 AM EST     -1.20 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 06:49 AM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 07:14 AM EST     Sunrise
Fri -- 08:47 AM EST     Moonrise
Fri -- 09:34 AM EST     0.93 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 12:51 PM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 04:05 PM EST     -1.22 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 05:15 PM EST     Sunset
Fri -- 07:37 PM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 07:47 PM EST     Moonset
Fri -- 09:56 PM EST     0.63 knots Max Flood
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Wakefield, VA (18,4,5,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Wakefield, VA
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