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Portsmouth, VA

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Sunrise 6:27AMSunset 7:50PM Monday August 21, 2017 12:02 PM EDT (16:02 UTC) Moonrise 5:10AMMoonset 6:55PM Illumination 0% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 29 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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ANZ632 Chesapeake Bay From New Point Comfort To Little Creek Va- 951 Am Edt Mon Aug 21 2017
Rest of today..SE winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt late. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Tonight..S winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Tue..S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Tue night..SW winds 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
Wed..SW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming W 5 to 10 kt early in the afternoon, then becoming nw late. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Showers and tstms likely in the afternoon.
Wed night..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Showers likely. Tstms likely, mainly in the evening.
Thu..NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft. A chance of showers in the morning.
Thu night..NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
Fri..NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.
ANZ652 Coastal Waters From Chincoteague To Parramore Island Va Out 20 Nm- 951 Am Edt Mon Aug 21 2017
Rest of today..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft... Mainly se swell with a dominant period of 8 seconds.
Tonight..S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft with a dominant period of 9 seconds.
Tue..S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft...building to 3 to 4 ft late.
Tue night..SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft...building to 4 to 5 ft in the late evening and overnight.
Wed..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft...subsiding to 2 to 3 ft in the afternoon. A chance of showers and tstms in the afternoon.
Wed night..N winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of tstms. Showers likely, mainly in the evening.
Thu..NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers in the morning.
Thu night..NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Fri..NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 4 ft...subsiding to 3 ft in the afternoon. Winds and seas higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.

7 Day Forecast for Portsmouth, VA
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7 Day Forecast for Chincoteague, VA
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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Fxus61 kakq 211514
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area forecast discussion
national weather service wakefield va
1114 am edt Mon aug 21 2017

Synopsis
High pressure becomes centered off the mid atlantic coast
through Tuesday. A cold front crosses the area late Wednesday,
with strong high pressure building north of the area from Thursday
into the upcoming weekend.

Near term through tonight
Latest surface analysis centers ~1024mb high pressure just
offshore, resulting in light south to southeast flow over the
local area. Morning fog stratus has dissipated, with only some
lingering low clouds over southeast virginia.

Otherwise for today, expect partly cloudy variably cloudy skies
n and partly-mostly sunny south with decent eclipse viewing
expected for the most part this aftn. With some weak upper
level shortwave energy currently over oh moving east through
the day, should see enough of a trigger for sct convection to
develop across the mts then drift e-se across the northern most
zones of the fa by around 18z. Will carry chc pops to 30-40%
mainly north of ric, with 20% into metro ric and dry across the
south. Highs upr 80s- lwr 90s except mid 80s at the beaches.

Hourly temperature forecast has temperatures falling a few
degrees during the eclipse (18 19z), then rising again through
21z. Becoming mostly clear this evening except partly cloudy ne
where a 20-30% pop will be maintained. Warm humid with lows
mainly 70-75 f tonight. Fog stratus possible again tonight over
the piedmont into central virginia.

Short term Tuesday through Wednesday
Hot mainly dry tues ahead of the approaching cold front. 85-90 f
along the coast, 90-95 f west of the bay. Dry most of tues
night except increasing moisture could lead to a few showers by
daybreak across NRN most zones. Warm with most areas having
lows only in the mid 70s.

Frontal boundary a bit slower to traverse the fa wed. This combined
with a weak wave progged to move east along it will spread widespread
moisture and support likely pops in the afternoon, but probably
not much in the morning (especially over the se). Another round
of mdt to hvy downpours possible ahead and along the fropa.

Highs mid 80s NW to around 90 f south.

Long term Wednesday night through Sunday
A cold front gradually drops through the area Wednesday
night into Thursday morning. Modest ascent accompanies the front
within the rrq of a ~110kt jet over new england along with pw
values to around 2.0" (around +1 st dev). The highest pops by
wed evening look to focus across SRN va NE nc where 70% will be
maintained, tapered to ~30% across the NW where drier air arrive
first. Pops across SE portions gradually diminish to 20-40% by
Thursday aftn. Thunder will be maintained into Wednesday
evening, with showers thereafter as stable NE flow prevails in
the wake of the front. Drier air gradually filters in from the
nw late Wednesday night into Thursday with partial clearing
across the NRN tier counties. Lows Wednesday night range from
the mid 60s NW to the low 70s se, followed by highs Thursday in
the upper 70s to low 80s. ~1025mb (+1 st dev) high pressure
builds from the great lakes across the saint lawrence valley and
into new england Thursday nigh through Sunday. This will result
in persistent onshore flow, which combined with a drier airmass
will result in a series of pleasant days with highs in the
upper 70s at the coast to low 80s inland, with lows in the upper
50s to low 60s inland, and mid upper 60s along the coastlines.

Aviation 15z Monday through Friday
Patchy fog low stratus across the region early this morning,
mainly affecting ric through 13-14z. After the fog low cloud
burns off,VFR conditions will prevail. Isolated tstms in the
aftn evening possible at ric sby but still mainly dry. Continued
mainly dry and probably will see a little less in the way of
fog low cloud Tue morning as southerly flow becomes a little
stronger. The next cold front approaches the region wed, and
flight restrictions will be possible wed, mainly in the aftn and
through Wed night in showers tstms. Some showers may linger
across SE terminals into Thu morning, but otherwise improving
conditions except with a breezy NE flow near the coast Thu fri.

Marine
Early this morning, sfc high pressure was cntrd over the area.

The high will move off the coast and out to sea today through
tue, and a cold front will approach the waters Tue night into
wed morning. The front will then cross the area Wed wed night
and will push well SE of the area during thu, with high
pressure building back into the region for the remainder of the
forecast period. Expect SE or S winds around 10 kt or less
during today, as high pressure moves offshore. Winds increase
and become ssw ahead of the approaching cold front Tue through
tue night. Winds speeds may approach 15 to 20 kt over the ches
bay and ocean with seas building to 3 to 4 ft, potentially up to
5 ft north 20nm out, and waves building to 2 to 3 ft. A small
craft advisory may be needed for the chesapeake bay and NRN two
coastal zns Tue night. Winds shift to the N NE behind the front
late Wed through Thu around 10 to 15 kt.

Akq watches warnings advisories
Md... None.

Nc... None.

Va... None.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Lkb
near term... Lkb sam
short term... Lkb
long term... Ajz
aviation... Lkb
marine... Tmg


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
SWPV2 - 8638610 - Sewells Point, VA 1 mi44 min 82°F1023.5 hPa
CRYV2 - 8638595 - South Craney Island, VA 3 mi44 min S 2.9 G 4.1 87°F 1023.4 hPa
WDSV2 - 8638614 - Willoughby Deguassing , VA 4 mi44 min E 1 G 1 83°F 1023.6 hPa
DOMV2 - 8638511 - Dominion Terminal Association, VA 5 mi44 min ESE 1.9 G 4.1 82°F 1023.6 hPa
MNPV2 - 8639348 - Money Point, VA 11 mi50 min S 4.1 G 5.1 85°F 83°F1023.4 hPa
CBBV2 - 8638863 - Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, VA 13 mi44 min SSE 4.1 G 8 83°F 79°F1023.6 hPa
44064 14 mi32 min 80°F 1023.4 hPa
CHYV2 - 8638999 - Cape Henry, VA 18 mi44 min SE 9.9 G 14 81°F
44072 19 mi32 min SSE 9.7 G 9.7 81°F
YKRV2 - 8637611 - York River East Rear Range Light, VA 22 mi44 min SSE 11 G 12 80°F 1024 hPa
YKTV2 - 8637689 - Yorktown, VA 22 mi44 min E 8 G 9.9 83°F 83°F1023 hPa
KPTV2 - 8632200 - Kiptopeke, VA 25 mi44 min S 8.9 G 9.9 80°F
44041 - Jamestown, VA 30 mi32 min SE 3.9 G 5.8
44099 - Cape Henry, VA (147) 33 mi32 min 82°F2 ft
YRSV2 - Chesapeake Bay,VA 39 mi92 min E 1.9 85°F 1024 hPa78°F
WAHV2 - 8631044 - Wachapreague, VA 59 mi44 min S 5.1 G 8 80°F 83°F1023.8 hPa
44014 - VIRGINIA BEACH 64 NM East of Virginia Beach, VA 83 mi72 min ESE 9.7 G 12 79°F 79°F2 ft1024.1 hPa (+0.6)72°F

Wind History for South Craney Island, VA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Norfolk, Naval Air Station, VA3 mi63 minVar 510.00 miPartly Cloudy87°F69°F55%1023.8 hPa
Norfolk, Norfolk International Airport, VA8 mi71 minVar 310.00 miFair86°F71°F61%1023.3 hPa
Langley Air Force Base, VA11 mi64 minESE 410.00 miPartly Cloudy85°F74°F71%1024 hPa
Newport News, Newport News / Williamsburg International Airport, VA17 mi68 minVar 410.00 miMostly Cloudy85°F75°F75%1023.2 hPa
Virginia Beach, Oceana, Naval Air Station, VA18 mi66 minSSE 910.00 miPartly Cloudy84°F70°F63%1023.5 hPa
Chesapeake, Chesapeake Municipal Airport, VA19 mi67 minSSE 610.00 miFair83°F70°F65%1023.7 hPa
Fort Eustis / Felker, VA21 mi64 minS 510.00 miPartly Cloudy87°F76°F71%1023 hPa
Suffolk, Suffolk Municipal Airport, VA22 mi67 minSSE 410.00 miMostly Cloudy85°F74°F72%1024 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Sewells Point, Hampton Roads, Virginia
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Sewells Point
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Mon -- 03:21 AM EDT     -0.10 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 06:10 AM EDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 06:27 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 09:25 AM EDT     2.94 feet High Tide
Mon -- 02:31 PM EDT     New Moon
Mon -- 03:31 PM EDT     -0.15 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:48 PM EDT     Sunset
Mon -- 07:54 PM EDT     Moonset
Mon -- 09:51 PM EDT     3.24 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.80.90.3-0.1-00.41.11.92.62.92.92.51.810.3-0.1-0.10.311.82.63.13.23

Tide / Current Tables for Chesapeake Bay Entrance, Virginia Current
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Chesapeake Bay Entrance
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Mon -- 02:54 AM EDT     -1.56 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 05:49 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 06:08 AM EDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 06:26 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 08:11 AM EDT     1.00 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 11:17 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 02:31 PM EDT     New Moon
Mon -- 02:57 PM EDT     -1.67 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 05:55 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 07:47 PM EDT     Sunset
Mon -- 07:53 PM EDT     Moonset
Mon -- 08:36 PM EDT     1.28 knots Max Flood
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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-0.3-1-1.4-1.6-1.3-0.70.10.710.90.60.2-0.4-1-1.5-1.7-1.4-0.80.10.81.21.310.7

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Wakefield, VA (12,3,4,5)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Wakefield, VA
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