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Marine Weather and Tides
Smithfield, VA

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Sunrise 5:49AMSunset 8:15PM Saturday May 25, 2019 6:49 AM EDT (10:49 UTC) Moonrise 12:17AMMoonset 10:46AM Illumination 61% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 21 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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ANZ637 James River From Jamestown To The James River Bridge- 359 Am Edt Sat May 25 2019
Through 7 am..E winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Today..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot, building to 1 to 2 ft. Late
Tonight..S winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Sun..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Sun night..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Mon..N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming ne late. Waves 1 foot.
Mon night..SE winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Tue..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Tue night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Wed..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Wed night..SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
ANZ600 359 Am Edt Sat May 25 2019
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 becomes centered off the mid atlantic coast today, then shifts off the southeast coast Sunday and memorial day.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Smithfield, VA
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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Fxus61 kakq 250837
afdakq
area forecast discussion
national weather service wakefield va
437 am edt Sat may 25 2019

Synopsis
High pressure over the northeast united states will slide east
southeast and off the coast this afternoon into this evening.

A warm front will lift across the area this evening into early
Sunday morning. A weak cold front will drop across the region
Sunday night into memorial day.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
As of 400 am edt Saturday...

early this morning, high pressure was centered over the NE u.S.

Providing dry wx under a mostly clear to partly cloudy sky.

Temps were ranging thru the 60s.

The high will slide ese and off the coast this aftn into this
evening, with low-level flow veering around to the SE or s
around 10 kt. Not as warm today under a partly to mostly sunny
sky. Highs will range from the lower to mid 70s over the lower
md and va ERN shore (upper 60s immediate md atlc coast), to the
mid to upper 80s farther inland piedmont. Should remain dry thru
this aftn, with soundings appearing well-capped for much of
today over the area.

Short term 6 pm this evening through Monday
As of 400 am edt Saturday...

this evening into early Sun morning, a warm front will lift acrs
the area, providing enough energy moisture lift to produce
isolated to sctd showers tstms over the region. As a result,
will have 15-30% pops. Lows tonight in the mid 60s to around 70.

Sun will likely be the hottest day of the spring thus far.

Surface high pressure slides well off the SE coast, as low
pressure moves thru the ohio valley. Meanwhile, the SE upper
ridge will slide into position across the SE coast up into the
mid atlc region. This will result in w-sw low-level flow
locking, which will help boost high temps into the lower to mid
90s inland piedmont, with mid 80s to around 90 over the ern
shore. Low-levels should remain well mixed, and therefore while
a hot day is expected, heat indices are expected to remain near
the air temp. Models indicate more energy moisture lift in wnw
flow aloft in advance of and associated with a cold front,
pushing acrs mostly NRN and ERN areas later Sun aftn into early
mon morning. So, again will have 15-30% pops in these locations.

Lows Sun night in the upper 60s to lower 70s.

That cold front will push well SE of the CWA during mon, with
sfc winds nne over the area. Not as warm and slightly less humid
for memorial day, with highs ranging thru the 80s to around 90.

Just a slight chc for a shower or tstm.

Long term Monday night through Friday
As of 315 pm edt Friday...

summerlike temperatures remaining above normal through at least
next Thursday. An upper level anticyclone remains centered
along the gulf coast Monday night before becoming centered over
fl as upper ridging amplifies over the western atlantic by
midweek. A potent shortwave then tracks through the NRN great
lakes late next week as an upper low remains centered INVOF the
hudson bay. Our region will be under the influence of w-nw flow
aloft thru Tuesday, then SW flow aloft wed-thu. Staying dry
through at least Wed night as we will be under the influence of
ssw flow at the sfc and rising h5 heights. Wednesday also looks
to be the hottest day next week as h85 temps rise to 20-22c with
deep-layered SW flow ahead of an approaching cold front. The
cold front is progged to cross the region from late thu-thu
night as the aforementioned upper shortwave tracks through the
nrn great lakes. Isolated-scattered showers tstms will accompany
the FROPA thu-thu night. Have added a slight chc-chc of
showers tstms from 12z thu-12z Fri to account for this (pops no
higher than 30% for now).

Lows through the period in the 60s to low 70s, except some mid 70s
possible Wed night. Highs Tue from the mid-upper 80s over the
ern shore to the low-mid 90s inland. Forecast highs on Wed are
in the upper 80s to low 90s on the ERN shore to the mid 90s
inland. Highs still in the upper 80s on the ERN shore to the
low-mid 90s inland on thu. Slightly cooler on Fri with highs in
the 80s area-wide.

Aviation 08z Saturday through Wednesday
As of 230 am edt Saturday...

vfr conditions and dry wx will prevail at the TAF sites thru
this aftn, as high pressure over the NE u.S. Shifts ese and off
the coast. Light E winds will become SE or S and increase to
around 10 kt this aftn. Shortwave energy in westerly flow aloft
will help to trigger isolated to sctd showers or tstms that will
slide acrs the area this evening into early Sun morning. For
now, have no mention of pcpn in any of the tafs since pop is
15-30%. Otherwise, mainlyVFR conditions are expected today into
sun.

Outlook:
mainlyVFR conditions expected thru the holiday weekend. But,
there is a low prob of convection at the terminals Sun aftn thru
mon.

Marine
As of 350 am edt Saturday...

a relatively quiet forecast for the next several days, although a
series of weak fronts will bring changing wind directions. This
morning, winds are easterly in the wake of a weak front that pushed
south of the area last evening. High pressure is currently located n
of the local area and is progged to move SE and setlle off the mid-
atlantic coast by this afternoon. With low pressure moving through
the great lakes, the boundary will push back N as a warm front this
evening. Pressure gradient will increase and conditions will be
close to SCA thresholds this evening for the bay. Since it will
be marginal, have decided to not issue any SCA headlines, but a
period of 20 kt gusts from the S SE is likely for a few hours this
evening. Waves will be 1-2 ft for most of today, building to 2-3 ft
tonight, with coastal seas around 2 ft, building to 3-4 ft by
tonight. Winds shift to the SW overnight an diminish to around 10 kt
by early Sunday, then become wnw at less than 10 kt on Sunday
(potentially leading to variable wind directions Sun aftn). Another
(weak) front drops through Sun night into mon, with winds then
becoming NW Sun night, and veering to the NE for memorial day. Some
modestly cooler air in the wake of this front but not enough for
winds much more than 10-15 kt. Winds then turn back around to the s
mon night though Tue wed.

Climate
A record high of 96 was set at elizabeth city (ecg) earlier
today (5 24), breaking the old record of 95 set in 2011. Rer has
been sent.

* avg date of 1st 90f (1981-2010 climatology):
* site avg 2019 value
* richmond: may 13th (sun 5 19)
* norfolk: may 16th (sun 5 19)
* salisbury: may 27th (none so far)
* eliz city: may 18th (sat 5 18)
* number of days of 90f+ in may:
* site avg most
* richmond: 2 days 11 days (1962)
* norfolk: 2 days 13 days (1880)
* salisbury: 1 day 7 days (1991)
* eliz city: 2 days 9 days (1944 & 1941)

Equipment
As of 245 am edt Saturday...

kakq 88d radar is offline due to a transmitter error. Technicians
are awaiting parts for needed repairs. No return to service time
is available. See ftmakq for details.

Akq watches warnings advisories
Md... None.

Nc... None.

Va... None.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Tmg
near term... Tmg
short term... Mam tmg
long term... Eri
aviation... Tmg
marine... Lkb rhr
climate... Akq
equipment... Akq


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
DOMV2 - 8638511 - Dominion Terminal Association, VA 8 mi50 min E 6 G 8.9 71°F 1021.3 hPa (+2.4)
WDSV2 - 8638614 - Willoughby Deguassing , VA 14 mi50 min E 9.9 G 13 70°F 1020.2 hPa (+2.3)
SWPV2 - 8638610 - Sewells Point, VA 14 mi50 min 73°F1021 hPa (+2.5)
CRYV2 - 8638595 - South Craney Island, VA 15 mi50 min E 4.1 G 5.1 70°F 1020.8 hPa (+2.5)
YKTV2 - 8637689 - Yorktown, VA 16 mi50 min ESE 8 G 8.9 71°F 75°F1020.8 hPa (+2.6)
44041 - Jamestown, VA 18 mi50 min 70°F 78°F1021.2 hPa
44072 21 mi50 min 69°F 72°F1 ft
MNPV2 - 8639348 - Money Point, VA 21 mi50 min NNE 1.9 G 1.9 69°F 76°F1020.6 hPa (+2.3)
YKRV2 - 8637611 - York River East Rear Range Light, VA 21 mi50 min ESE 11 G 12 70°F 1021.5 hPa (+2.4)
44087 22 mi50 min 71°F1 ft
CHBV2 26 mi50 min E 12 G 15 68°F 1020 hPa (+1.9)
44064 26 mi50 min E 14 G 16 69°F 71°F1 ft1020.6 hPa
CHYV2 - 8638999 - Cape Henry, VA 30 mi50 min E 13 G 15 68°F 1020.7 hPa (+1.9)
KPTV2 - 8632200 - Kiptopeke, VA 33 mi50 min E 5.1 G 6 70°F
44058 - Stingray Point, VA 42 mi44 min SE 7.8 G 9.7 68°F 73°F1019 hPa
44099 - Cape Henry, VA (147) 46 mi50 min 69°F2 ft
RPLV2 - 8632837 - Rappahannock Light, VA 47 mi50 min E 6 G 8.9 1022.1 hPa (+1.8)

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Fort Eustis / Felker, VA9 mi1.9 hrsE 50.25 miFair with Haze70°F60°F73%1019.6 hPa
Newport News, Newport News / Williamsburg International Airport, VA10 mi56 minN 010.00 miMostly Cloudy64°F59°F84%1021 hPa
Langley Air Force Base, VA13 mi54 minESE 510.00 miFair67°F58°F73%1021.6 hPa
Norfolk, Naval Air Station, VA16 mi1.8 hrsE 410.00 miFair68°F57°F68%1020.5 hPa
Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport, VA18 mi75 minN 010.00 miFair68°F62°F83%1021 hPa
Norfolk, Norfolk International Airport, VA21 mi59 minE 410.00 miFair69°F57°F66%1020.5 hPa
Wakefield Municipal Airport, VA23 mi56 minN 06.00 miFog/Mist64°F61°F90%1020.7 hPa
Suffolk, Suffolk Municipal Airport, VA23 mi55 minN 010.00 miFair62°F60°F94%1021.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Smithfield, Pagan River, James River, Virginia
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Smithfield
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Sat -- 01:17 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 03:53 AM EDT     2.70 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:51 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 10:18 AM EDT     0.51 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 11:47 AM EDT     Moonset
Sat -- 04:27 PM EDT     2.45 feet High Tide
Sat -- 08:15 PM EDT     Sunset
Sat -- 10:26 PM EDT     0.63 feet Low Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Huntington Park, James River, Virginia
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Huntington Park
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Sat -- 01:16 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 03:04 AM EDT     2.51 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:51 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 09:34 AM EDT     0.47 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 11:46 AM EDT     Moonset
Sat -- 03:38 PM EDT     2.27 feet High Tide
Sat -- 08:14 PM EDT     Sunset
Sat -- 09:42 PM EDT     0.58 feet Low Tide
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