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Marine Weather and Tides
Rushmere, VA

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Sunrise 6:52AMSunset 5:46PM Friday February 15, 2019 10:55 PM EST (03:55 UTC) Moonrise 1:29PMMoonset 3:18AM Illumination 88% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 11 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- 949 Pm Est Fri Feb 15 2019
Overnight..W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N late. Waves 1 foot. A slight chance of rain.
Sat..N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of snow in the morning. Rain. Snow likely in the afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 nm early in the afternoon.
Sat night..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Sun..E winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of rain in the afternoon.
Sun night..SW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot. Rain likely.
Mon..NW winds 5 kt, increasing to 10 kt in the late morning and afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of rain in the morning.
Mon night..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Tue..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Tue night..E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. Rain.
Wed..NE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. Rain.
Wed night..N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming nw after midnight. Waves 1 foot. A chance of rain in the evening, then rain likely after midnight.
ANZ600 949 Pm Est Fri Feb 15 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.. A cold front crosses the area tonight into Saturday morning. Low pressure tracks east across north carolina Saturday, then off the coast by Saturday evening. Another low pressure area approaches from the southwest Sunday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Rushmere, VA
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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Fxus61 kakq 160242
afdakq
area forecast discussion
national weather service wakefield va
942 pm est Fri feb 15 2019

Synopsis
A cold front crosses the area then stalls out across north
carolina late tonight while low pressure approaches from the
southwest. The low tracks east across north carolina Saturday,
then off the coast Saturday evening. Another low pressure area
approaches from the southwest Sunday.

Near term until 6 am Saturday morning
As of 940 pm est Friday...

cold front about to enter far wnw locations in the fa. SW winds
are keeping conditions mild... But a signifcant change (to
colder) begins after midnight by late tonight as the front
pushes E and s. CIGS will continue to lower over the next
few several hours as weak lo pres tracks along the front through
the tn valley overnight. No pcpn noted on local nearby sfc
obs... Expecting -ra to begin mainly sw-ne after midnight. Lows
from the m-u30s N and W to the m40s in NE nc.

Short term 6 am Saturday morning through Monday
As of 355 pm est Friday...

latest 12z 15 model data filtering in continues to support
high chance likely pops N to categorical pops south on sat.

Still appears that this event will be one that will require
high precipitation intensity for accumulating snow to take
place. With the heaviest precipitation focused to the south
closer to the track of the sfc low across central southern nc, best
chance for some changeover to mainly snow will be across
central va where sfc temperatures would initially be in the
upper 30s to lower 40s at 12z, then would potentially fall
several degrees through the mid late morning hrs. Did depict
this in the grids, but still do not anticipate temperatures
falling to 32 f or colder. Thus, accumulating snow will tend to
be less than one inch unless a very definitive band is able to
organize and overcome the warmer airmass. Road temperatures will
be well above freezing due to warm temperatures today tonight so
impact will likely be minimal. Mainly all rain or a rain to
snow mixture elsewhere with no accumulation. If an area of all
snow does verify, still expect temperatures to rise a few
degrees after the snow ends during the aftn as the intensity
diminishes. Highs will be in the upper 40s SE to around 40 f
north, but with that potential of falling into the 30s during
the highest precip intensity (even over the south where it stays
all rain).

Mostly cldy with some lingering lt rain across sern zones sat
eve, then dry with some partial clrg across the north as high
pressure builds into the area. Lows upr 20s north to mid 30s se.

High pressure retreats Sun morning with some light moisture
returning during the aftn ahead of the next system approaching
from the wsw. Kept all pcpn in liquid form as it is not expected
to arrive until late morning or early aftn. Highs around 40 f
nw to upr 40s- lwr 50s se.

A secondary wave of moisture overspreads the area Sun night
with chc pops north and likely pops central south. Lows mid 30s
north to mid 40s south. This wave pushes off the coast mon
morning with pcpn tapering off west to east and skies expected
to become partly sunny. Milder with highs mainly in the 50s.

Long term Monday night through Friday
As of 330 pm est Friday...

persistent active pattern to continue across the CONUS through
the extended forecast period... W a deep trough remaining over
the wrn CONUS and a weak upper ridge nearly stationary invof
srn fl. This synoptic pattern will result in a strong SW flow
originating SW of SRN ca (over the pacific) to the ERN conus
coast. A series of systems will travel quickly sw-e next
week... Bringing continued high prob for wet wx. The first system
will be Tue night-wed night... Potentially initially starting out
as a wintry mix over N and NW areas... Otw ra expected. Another
system is forecast to arrive Thu night then exit fri... Again w
a prob for a wintry mix N and NW areas (at the start).

Temperatures will average close to normal through the period.

Lows Mon night from the u20s-around 30f N to the u30s se. Highs
tue mainly in the m-u40s. Lows Tue night in the l30s N to around
40f far se. Highs Wed from the l40s N and NW to the m50s in ne
nc. Lows Wed night in the l-m30s N and NW to the u40s along
coastal NE nc. Highs Thu around 50s near the bay ocean and on
the ERN shore to the m-u50s elsewhere. Lows Thu night in the
l-m30s N and NW to 40-45f se. Highs Fri in the m40s N to 50-55f
s.

Aviation 03z Saturday through Wednesday
As of 630 pm est Friday...

sw winds continuing to slowly decrease ahead of cold front approaching
from the w. That front will be crossing the fa overnight W winds
swinging to NE averaging 10-20 kt through sat.VFR conditions persist
now... But will have gradually lowering CIGS through 04-08z 16.

MVFR-ifr CIGS for all TAF by Sat morning as mainly -ra spreads
into the region. Mixed ra sn or a period of sn likely ric sby sat
morning... Through about 17-19z 16... Ra elsewhere. Pcpn winds down end
by late Sat afternoon early evening. Slow improvement late Sat sat
night. Pattern remains active through early next week. Periodic
ifr conditions are likely throughout this time frame. Next low pres
will move across the area late Sun sun night then a second system
tue night-wed.

Marine
As of 330 pm est Friday...

a cold front is approaching the region from the west as of this
afternoon leading to breezy conditions, mainly over the land. Cold
water temperatures (generally in the low to mid 40s) in combination
with warm SW flow is leading to poor mixing over the waters, thus
winds are generally around 15 knots over the waters. Locally higher
wind gusts to 25 knots will be possible right along the shoreline
through this evening. SCA remains in effect north of chincoteague
through this evening mainly due to seas of 5 feet out 20 nm.

The cold front will continue to drop south over the waters tonight
into Saturday morning, turning winds from SW to nne around 15 knots,
and up to 20 knots south of CAPE charles, over the lower bay, and
currituck sound as low pressure moves ene along the stalled cold
front. Went ahead and added the lower bay and lower james into the
sca as model guidance has trended higher with wind gusts across this
region as the low pressure passes to the south. Seas will build to 4
to 5 feet south and perhaps up to 6 feet. Seas 2 to 4 feet north and
waves in the bay 2 to 3 feet. Unsettled pattern then brings another
low pressure system through the area by late Sun or Mon and again by
midweek. Scas may again be possible around wed.

Equipment
Akq radar is down due to a broken part that is on order and
expected to arrive sat. Ftm and usos sent.

Akq watches warnings advisories
Md... None.

Nc... None.

Va... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory from 4 am to 4 pm est Saturday for anz632-
634.

Small craft advisory from 7 am to 10 pm est Saturday for
anz633.

Small craft advisory from 4 am to 1 pm est Saturday for anz638.

Small craft advisory from 10 am Saturday to 4 am est Sunday
for anz656-658.

Small craft advisory until 10 pm est this evening for anz650.

Synopsis... Lkb
near term... Alb
short term... Lkb
long term... Alb
aviation... Alb cp
marine... Ajb
equipment...



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
DOMV2 - 8638511 - Dominion Terminal Association, VA 15 mi55 min WSW 7 G 7 55°F 1008.2 hPa (+0.6)
YKTV2 - 8637689 - Yorktown, VA 15 mi55 min SW 5.1 G 8 62°F 45°F1007.3 hPa (+0.6)
SWPV2 - 8638610 - Sewells Point, VA 20 mi55 min 47°F1007.8 hPa (+0.5)
WDSV2 - 8638614 - Willoughby Deguassing , VA 20 mi55 min SW 13 G 13 61°F 1007.2 hPa (+0.6)
CRYV2 - 8638595 - South Craney Island, VA 21 mi55 min SW 5.1 G 7 63°F 1007.6 hPa (+0.4)
YKRV2 - 8637611 - York River East Rear Range Light, VA 22 mi55 min WSW 8.9 G 9.9 57°F 1008.3 hPa (+0.7)
44072 24 mi45 min 54°F
YRSV2 - Chesapeake Bay,VA 25 mi85 min Calm 59°F 1008 hPa47°F
44087 28 mi55 min 45°F1 ft
MNPV2 - 8639348 - Money Point, VA 28 mi61 min SW 2.9 G 5.1 64°F 49°F1007.6 hPa
44064 31 mi45 min W 7.8 G 7.8 55°F 1007.8 hPa
CHBV2 31 mi61 min WSW 13 G 14 59°F 1006.6 hPa
CHYV2 - 8638999 - Cape Henry, VA 36 mi55 min SW 6 G 8.9 64°F 1006.4 hPa (+0.5)
KPTV2 - 8632200 - Kiptopeke, VA 37 mi55 min WSW 6 G 8 44°F
RPLV2 - 8632837 - Rappahannock Light, VA 48 mi55 min SSW 14 G 15 1008 hPa (+0.3)

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Fort Eustis / Felker, VA6 mi2 hrsSW 410.00 miFair61°F48°F63%1006.7 hPa
Newport News, Newport News / Williamsburg International Airport, VA11 mi61 minSW 610.00 miOvercast59°F48°F67%1007.8 hPa
Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport, VA13 mi80 minN 010.00 miPartly Cloudy63°F50°F64%1008.1 hPa
Langley Air Force Base, VA17 mi2 hrsSW 610.00 miFair62°F48°F61%1007.7 hPa
Wakefield Municipal Airport, VA18 mi61 minN 010.00 miLight Rain58°F50°F75%1008.1 hPa
Norfolk, Naval Air Station, VA22 mi1.9 hrsSW 710.00 miOvercast63°F48°F58%1007.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Burwell Bay, James River, Virginia
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Burwell Bay
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Fri -- 03:17 AM EST     Moonset
Fri -- 06:11 AM EST     2.46 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:55 AM EST     Sunrise
Fri -- 01:07 PM EST     0.11 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 01:28 PM EST     Moonrise
Fri -- 05:46 PM EST     Sunset
Fri -- 06:37 PM EST     1.99 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Smithfield, Pagan River, James River, Virginia
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Smithfield
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Fri -- 03:17 AM EST     Moonset
Fri -- 06:20 AM EST     2.87 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:55 AM EST     Sunrise
Fri -- 12:51 PM EST     0.13 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 01:28 PM EST     Moonrise
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Fri -- 06:46 PM EST     2.32 feet High Tide
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