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Marine Weather and Tides
Smithfield, VA

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Sunrise 7:17AMSunset 6:22PM Friday October 20, 2017 2:02 PM EDT (18:02 UTC) Moonrise 6:56AMMoonset 6:16PM Illumination 0% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 0 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- 1253 Pm Edt Fri Oct 20 2017
This afternoon..N winds 10 kt...becoming ne 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Tonight..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Sat..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Sat night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Sun..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Sun night..S winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
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.
Tue..S winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 3 to 4 ft. Showers likely.
Tue night..SW winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming W 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Waves around 3 ft...subsiding to 2 ft after midnight. Showers likely, mainly in the evening.
ANZ600 1253 Pm Edt Fri Oct 20 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.. High pressure remains over the mid atlantic region through Saturday, and gradually slides off the coast on Sunday. A cold front will approach from the west on Monday, and push through the waters late Tuesday and Tuesday night.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Smithfield town, VA
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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area forecast discussion
national weather service wakefield va
127 pm edt Fri oct 20 2017

Synopsis
High pressure remains over the mid atlantic region through
the weekend... With temperatures gradually warming. The next
cold front is expected to impact the region early next week.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
Sfc hi pres continues to sit INVOF fa through today as ridge
aloft amplifies over the ERN conus. A very weak frontal boundary
will settle S through the area this morning... Turning winds to
the n. Otherwise... Sunny and seasonably warm today. Highs in
the m-u70s... L70s right along the immediate coast.

Short term 6 pm this evening through Sunday
High pres sfc-aloft remains anchored INVOF fa through sat... Then
slowly shifts off the coast Sat night-sun. Other than possible
patchy areas of fg (by late) tonight and again Sat night... Dry-
continued seasonably warm wx expected sat-sun. Lows tonight in
the mainly 45-50f inland... To the l-m50s at the immediate coast.

Highs Sat in the m-u70s... L70s right at the coast. A bit more
cloudiness possible by Sun afternoon as the low level flow
becomes more SE ahead of the next cold front (which will be
entering the oh-tn valleys) - so may become partly sunny vs
mostly sunny. Lows Sat night in the u40s-l50s inland to the
m50s at the coast. Highs Sun ranging through the 70s.

Long term Sunday night through Thursday
Rain chances finally return to the forecast by Monday. A slow-
moving longwave trough pushes E toward the mid atlantic region
early next week. Rain chances expected to hold off until late
mon Mon night across the piedmont... Then into tuey along and
east of i-95. Temps in the remain mild ahead of the front w
lows Sun night in the 50s... Highs Mon in the 70s.

Sfc low pressure deepening over the southeast states Mon night
will get absorbed into a larger upper level trough digging over
the midwest and as far south as the mid-mississippi valley on
tue. Rain will be ongoing as a cold front (extending from ny to
ne ga) is pushed ewd by the incoming upper trough. A much colder
canadian airmass moves into the area behind the cold front
beginning Tue night with showers lingering into wed. Decent cold
air advection paired with a tight pressure gradient will likely
allow dewpoints to plummet while temperatures are slower to
fall respond which is common. Upper trough swings through the
region Wed wed night. Highs near normal Tue (70-75f) with
widespread rain present. Lows Tue night in the upper 40s to
lower 50s inland and mid to upper 50s closer to the coast. Highs
wed near normal to around 5 degrees below normal with readings
in the mid-upper 60s. Much cooler Wed night Thu with lows
generally in the 40s (around 50f immediate coast) and highs of
60-65f.

Aviation 18z Friday through Wednesday
Sfc high pressure remains INVOF of the area through midday sat.

Potential for patchy fg by late tonight early Sat morning under
light winds. Sfc high pressure slides farther offshore sun... W
a cold front expected to push across the local area late mon
through Tue (resulting in at least periodic sub-vfr conditions
in ra lowering CIGS likely.

Marine
A large area of surface high pressure over the region will allow for
generally benign conditions over the waters for the next several
days. A weak cold front will push southeast and off the nj coast by
later this morning. This feature will allow for a modest increase in
winds to 10-15 knots later this morning as winds shift to the north.

Waves are only expected to build to around 2 feet for the bay lower
james, and to remain around 3 feet for the coastal waters. Surface
high pressure re-establishes its control over the region Friday
night through Sunday with waves mainly 1 foot and seas of 2 to 3
feet.

The next chance for significant weather over the waters does not
come until early next week as a strong cold front approaches from
the west on Monday and slowly crosses the waters late on Tuesday.

The pressure gradient will lead to increasing southerly flow ahead
of the front Monday into early Tuesday, and strong nnw winds behind
the front Tuesday night into Wednesday. Small craft advisories will
likely be needed for most or all of the area during this period.

Akq watches warnings advisories
Md... None.

Nc... None.

Va... None.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Alb
near term... Alb jdm
short term... Alb mam
long term... Bmd
aviation... Alb jdm
marine... Ajb lkb


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
DOMV2 - 8638511 - Dominion Terminal Association, VA 8 mi62 min ENE 4.1 G 8.9 73°F 1023.6 hPa (-0.8)
SWPV2 - 8638610 - Sewells Point, VA 14 mi62 min 69°F1023.5 hPa (-0.7)
WDSV2 - 8638614 - Willoughby Deguassing , VA 14 mi62 min NNE 8.9 G 11 69°F 1023.4 hPa (-0.8)
CRYV2 - 8638595 - South Craney Island, VA 15 mi62 min NNE 11 G 14 71°F 1023.3 hPa (-0.7)
YKTV2 - 8637689 - Yorktown, VA 16 mi62 min NW 1.9 G 2.9 71°F 69°F1023.2 hPa (-0.8)
44041 - Jamestown, VA 18 mi32 min W 5.8 G 5.8
YKRV2 - 8637611 - York River East Rear Range Light, VA 21 mi62 min N 6 G 7 70°F 1024 hPa (-0.7)
MNPV2 - 8639348 - Money Point, VA 21 mi62 min NNE 6 G 8
44072 21 mi32 min NE 7.8 G 9.7 69°F
CHBV2 26 mi62 min N 8 G 9.9
44064 26 mi32 min 9.7 G 9.7 69°F 1023.1 hPa
YRSV2 - Chesapeake Bay,VA 29 mi92 min NW 1.9 72°F 1025 hPa55°F
CHYV2 - 8638999 - Cape Henry, VA 30 mi62 min NW 7 G 8.9 69°F
KPTV2 - 8632200 - Kiptopeke, VA 33 mi62 min NW 11 G 12 68°F
44096 40 mi41 min 70°F2 ft
44058 - Stingray Point, VA 42 mi32 min ENE 5.8 G 7.8 69°F 1023.4 hPa
44099 - Cape Henry, VA (147) 46 mi32 min 70°F2 ft
RPLV2 - 8632837 - Rappahannock Light, VA 47 mi62 min NNW 8 G 8.9 1024 hPa (-0.6)

Wind History for Dominion Terminal Associates, VA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Fort Eustis / Felker, VA9 mi64 minNE 410.00 miFair80°F54°F42%1023.3 hPa
Newport News, Newport News / Williamsburg International Airport, VA10 mi68 minNE 510.00 miFair75°F53°F46%1023.6 hPa
Langley Air Force Base, VA13 mi64 minNNE 77.00 miPartly Cloudy72°F51°F50%1023.4 hPa
Norfolk, Naval Air Station, VA16 mi63 minN 1010.00 miPartly Cloudy73°F53°F50%1023.9 hPa
Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport, VA18 mi67 minNW 410.00 miFair79°F57°F48%1024 hPa
Norfolk, Norfolk International Airport, VA21 mi71 minN 810.00 miFair73°F55°F53%1023.3 hPa
Wakefield Municipal Airport, VA23 mi68 minN 410.00 miFair76°F54°F47%1023.8 hPa
Suffolk, Suffolk Municipal Airport, VA23 mi67 minNNE 8 G 1410.00 miFair75°F52°F44%1023.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Smithfield, Pagan River, James River, Virginia
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Smithfield
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Fri -- 05:20 AM EDT     0.11 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:19 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:55 AM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 11:44 AM EDT     3.60 feet High Tide
Fri -- 05:58 PM EDT     0.20 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 06:22 PM EDT     Sunset
Fri -- 07:17 PM EDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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3.12.721.20.50.10.20.71.42.333.53.63.32.61.810.40.20.411.72.43

Tide / Current Tables for Burwell Bay, James River, Virginia
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Burwell Bay
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Fri -- 05:31 AM EDT     0.07 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:19 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:55 AM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 11:29 AM EDT     3.01 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:05 PM EDT     0.12 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 06:22 PM EDT     Sunset
Fri -- 07:17 PM EDT     Moonset
Fri -- 11:47 PM EDT     2.62 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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2.62.21.610.40.10.10.51.21.92.6332.72.11.40.80.30.10.30.81.42.12.5

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Wakefield, VA (14,3,4,5)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Wakefield, VA
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