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Marine Weather and Tides
Smithfield, VA

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Sunrise 5:51AMSunset 8:12PM Sunday May 20, 2018 9:10 PM EDT (01:10 UTC) Moonrise 10:05AMMoonset 12:00AM Illumination 36% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 6 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- 643 Pm Edt Sun May 20 2018
Tonight..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers with a slight chance of tstms.
Mon..NW winds 5 kt, becoming E in the late morning and afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Mon night..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers after midnight.
Tue..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers in the morning.
Tue night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers after midnight.
Wed..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers in the morning.
Wed night..W winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Thu..N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming ne in the afternoon. Waves 1 foot.
Thu night..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Fri..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Fri night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.
ANZ600 643 Pm Edt Sun May 20 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.. A weak frontal boundary drops south over the waters tonight and into Monday, before returning as a warm front Monday night. A cold front is expected to cross the region on Wednesday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Smithfield town, VA
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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Fxus61 kakq 202354
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area forecast discussion
national weather service wakefield va
754 pm edt Sun may 20 2018

Synopsis
A weak frontal boundary slips south across the area tonight,
then returns as a warm front Monday night. A more pronounced
cold front will cross the area Wednesday... Then a period of dry
weather is expected Thursday and Friday.

Near term until 6 am Monday morning
As of 240 pm edt Sunday...

other than a narrow band of shras extending from just off va
beach to bertie co nc (and an isold pop up INVOF chesterfield co
va)... A much nicer afternoon across the local area as at least
periods of sunshine have returned. Despite SW winds... Gusty at
times to 20-25 mph... Dew points have not lowered too much... Mainly
remaining from the u60s-70s (as temperatures have climbed back
into the 80s).

A weak frontal boundary W limited support aloft will be slipping
se through the local area tonight. Expecting additional sct
shras-tstms to develop over nnw areas early this eve which move
ese overnight. Will have pops 20-40% along W vrb clouds-
becoming mostly cloudy. Winds will turn from wsw to N after
midnight late. Lows mainly 65-70f.

Short term 6 am Monday morning through Wednesday
As of 240 pm edt Sunday...

on mon, will see some weak onshore NE flow develop for awhile
along the coast. By aftn as the flow aloft shifts from the W to
the wsw... Expecting increasing moisture ahead of the next
approaching systems from the S and w. Partly sunny-mostly
cloudy W pops by afternoon rising to 30-50% (far) wsw tier
counties... While remaining AOB 15% toward the ERN shore. Highs
in the 70s at the coast to the l80s inland.

Warm front pulls N of the region Mon night (w possible sct
shras-tstms)... And will have 30-50% pops all areas. Sfc hi pres
off the SE CONUS coast remains in control Tue while lo pres and
its accompanying cold front tracks through the midwest-oh
valley. Vrb clouds-partly sunny Tue W mainly diurnal pops
(20-40%) (tue) ahead of that system, but pops have been
increased later in the day nnw locations. Lows Mon night in the
u50s-l60s on the lower md ERN shore to the m60s elsewhere. Highs
tue from the m-u70s at the coast to 80-85f inland.

A more pronounced cold front crosses the area (late) Tue night
through Wed accompanied by at least sct shras tstms. Will have
pops mainly 30-40%... W highs from the 70s-around 80f at the
coast to the m80s inland.

Long term Wednesday night through Sunday
As of 300 pm edt Sunday...

any lingering showers t-storms move south of the area by Thursday
morning as a cold front passes through va and nc. Behind the
cold front, sfc high pressure settles into the mid-atlantic
region thu-fri. This will give us a short break from the rain.

Moisture starts to stream northward next weekend as southerly
flow returns to the region. Therefore, rain is in the forecast
from Saturday afternoon through the remainder of the weekend.

Expect isolated-scattered afternoon showers t-storms on
Saturday with more widespread showers t-storms returning Sunday
through memorial day. Currently have slight chc pops Sat pm-sun
am with pops increasing to ~40% Sunday afternoon through Monday.

Highs in the low 80s inland upper 70s in coastal areas on Thursday.

Warmer with highs in the mid-upper 80s expected Friday through
Sunday. Lows in the low-mid 60s on Fri Sat morning increasing to ~70
on Sun Mon am.

Aviation 00z Monday through Friday
As of 800 pm edt Sunday...

a weak front is approaching from the N this evening. A few
showers tstms have developed ahead of the boundary. As of 00z,
one area is located NW of ric and the other is nne of sby. The
latest trends do not indicate a direct impact at either
terminal. A low probability (~20%) for showers tstms will
continue through 06-08z as the front drops through the region.

The wind will be ssw 5-10kt ahead of the front, and then shift
to NE behind the boundary, and E SE by Monday aftn. Patchy
ifr MVFR stratus is possible a few hours either side of 12z
Monday morning. The front becomes located from the va piedmont
to NE nc Monday aftn. Pops for showers tstms Monday aftn evening
are 30-40% for ecg, ~15% for ric phf orf, and <10% for sby.

The boundary returns N as a warm front across the local area
Monday night early Tuesday with a potential for showers and
isolated tstms (pop 20-50%), and lower cigs. Aftn evening
showers tstms are possible Tuesday and Wednesday. A moist
airmass will remain over the region and a potential will exist
for patchy early morning fog and or stratus. High pressure may
build in from the N by Thursday and Friday bringing mainlyVFR
conditions during end the week.

Marine
As of 300 pm edt Sunday...

will continue the small craft advisory for the northern coastal
waters through this evening as seas are expected to remain at or
above 5 feet, especially out 20 nautical miles. Elsewhere, SW winds
are ranging from 10 to 15 knots this afternoon ahead of a frontal
boundary. The boundary will drop into northern portions of the
region tonight and slowly drops south through the day on Monday.

Winds become E NE on Monday and are expected to remain below small
craft advisory criteria. Seas will range from 2 to 4 feet and waves
1 to 2 feet on Monday. The boundary moves back north of the region
Tuesday turning the winds back to the S SW at around 5 to 15 knots
into Wednesday morning. Another cold front moves through the region
Wednesday turning the winds northerly Wednesday night into Thursday.

Winds and seas are generally expected to remain below small craft
advisory criteria through much of the week.

Hydrology
As of 530 am edt Sunday...

flood warnings have been cancelled for bremo bluff on the james
river, and rawlings on the nottoway river. Flood warnings continue
for the james and appomattox river basins. Warnings also continue
for the meherrin and nottoway rivers (at stony creek), as well
as portions of the chowan basin. Additional flood warnings
continue for the chickahominy, south anna and mattaponi rivers,
as well as the pocomoke river in md. See flwakq or flsakq for
more details.

Climate
As of 200 am edt Sunday...

* ric monthly rainfall total through 5 19 is now 8.84" (already
ranks as 5th wettest may on record). (precipitation records
date back to 1880)
* sby monthly rainfall total through 5 19 is now 8.51" (already
ranks as 3rd wettest may on record). (precipitation records
date back to 1906)

Akq watches warnings advisories
Md... None.

Nc... None.

Va... None.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Alb lkb
near term... Alb
short term... Alb lkb
long term... Eri
aviation... Ajz
marine... Ajb
hydrology... Akq
climate... Akq


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
DOMV2 - 8638511 - Dominion Terminal Association, VA 8 mi41 min SW 8 G 8.9 78°F 1018.1 hPa
SWPV2 - 8638610 - Sewells Point, VA 14 mi41 min 75°F1017.6 hPa
WDSV2 - 8638614 - Willoughby Deguassing , VA 14 mi41 min SW 9.9 G 9.9
CRYV2 - 8638595 - South Craney Island, VA 15 mi41 min WSW 6 G 8.9 80°F 1017.7 hPa
YKTV2 - 8637689 - Yorktown, VA 16 mi41 min SSW 5.1 G 8 79°F 74°F1017 hPa
YKRV2 - 8637611 - York River East Rear Range Light, VA 21 mi41 min WSW 8 G 8.9 79°F 1018 hPa
44072 21 mi31 min WSW 5.8 G 5.8 75°F
MNPV2 - 8639348 - Money Point, VA 21 mi41 min WNW 2.9 G 4.1 80°F 75°F1017.8 hPa
44064 26 mi31 min W 5.8 G 7.8 75°F 1017.5 hPa
CHBV2 26 mi41 min WSW 9.9 G 9.9 75°F 1016.7 hPa
YRSV2 - Chesapeake Bay,VA 29 mi41 min Calm 80°F 1018 hPa77°F
CHYV2 - 8638999 - Cape Henry, VA 30 mi41 min SW 5.1 G 7 80°F
KPTV2 - 8632200 - Kiptopeke, VA 33 mi41 min W 11 G 12 72°F
44058 - Stingray Point, VA 42 mi31 min WSW 5.8 G 5.8 75°F 1018.2 hPa
44099 - Cape Henry, VA (147) 46 mi41 min 67°F3 ft
RPLV2 - 8632837 - Rappahannock Light, VA 47 mi41 min SSW 9.9 G 11 1017.9 hPa

Wind History for Dominion Terminal Associates, VA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Fort Eustis / Felker, VA9 mi75 minSW 410.00 miFair79°F72°F79%1017.2 hPa
Newport News, Newport News / Williamsburg International Airport, VA10 mi17 minSW 810.00 miFair77°F70°F79%1017.5 hPa
Langley Air Force Base, VA13 mi75 minSW 710.00 miFair80°F70°F74%1018.3 hPa
Norfolk, Naval Air Station, VA16 mi72 minWSW 710.00 miMostly Cloudy81°F68°F65%1018 hPa
Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport, VA18 mi16 minN 010.00 miFair77°F71°F83%1017.9 hPa
Norfolk, Norfolk International Airport, VA21 mi20 minSW 810.00 miFair80°F70°F71%1017.8 hPa
Wakefield Municipal Airport, VA23 mi17 minN 07.00 miFair77°F71°F82%1018.1 hPa
Suffolk, Suffolk Municipal Airport, VA23 mi16 minN 010.00 miFair76°F70°F85%1018.6 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Smithfield, Pagan River, James River, Virginia
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Sun -- 12:36 AM EDT     Moonset
Sun -- 03:05 AM EDT     3.33 feet High Tide
Sun -- 05:54 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 09:32 AM EDT     -0.09 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 11:05 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 03:41 PM EDT     2.82 feet High Tide
Sun -- 08:12 PM EDT     Sunset
Sun -- 09:41 PM EDT     0.03 feet Low Tide
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1.82.53.13.33.22.61.91.10.4-0-00.30.91.72.32.72.82.51.91.20.50.100.3

Tide / Current Tables for Burwell Bay, James River, Virginia
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Burwell Bay
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Sun -- 12:36 AM EDT     Moonset
Sun -- 02:57 AM EDT     2.86 feet High Tide
Sun -- 05:54 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 09:46 AM EDT     -0.06 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 11:05 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 03:31 PM EDT     2.43 feet High Tide
Sun -- 08:12 PM EDT     Sunset
Sun -- 09:55 PM EDT     0.03 feet Low Tide
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1.52.22.72.92.72.31.710.40-00.20.81.422.42.42.11.71.10.50.200.2

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