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Rushmere, VA

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Sunrise 5:52AMSunset 8:12PM Monday May 20, 2019 3:15 AM EDT (07:15 UTC) Moonrise 9:10PMMoonset 6:22AM Illumination 98% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 16 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- 1251 Am Edt Mon May 20 2019
Rest of tonight..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Mon..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Mon night..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers and tstms in the evening.
Tue..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Tue night..N winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Wed..NE winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Wed night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Thu..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Thu night..S winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Fri..NW winds 5 kt, becoming N in the afternoon. Waves 1 foot.
Fri night..SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S after midnight. Waves 1 foot. Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.
ANZ600 1251 Am Edt Mon May 20 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 southeast coast tonight. A cold front crosses the region Monday night. High pressure returns Tuesday and Wednesday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Rushmere, VA
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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Fxus61 kakq 200530
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area forecast discussion
national weather service wakefield va
130 am edt Mon may 20 2019

Synopsis
A cold front crosses the region late this afternoon and evening.

High pressure returns Tuesday and Wednesday, then shifts off the
coast late in the week.

Near term until 6 am this morning
As of 820 pm edt Sunday...

have removed all pops for the overnight as summerlike wx
continues. Mainly skc W ssw winds 5-15 mph and lows from the
u60s-around 70f (potentially challenging daily record high mins
which are listed in the climate section).

Short term 6 am this morning through Wednesday
As of 355 pm edt Sunday...

Monday starts off mostly sunny, then becomes partly sunny from
nw to SE during the aftn. A fairly strong SW flow in the low
levels will make for another hot day (even near the coast) with
highs getting back into the lower 90s for much of the area. Sby
may see their 1st 90f day of the season and there should not be
any marine fog on the coast of the eastern shore where it is
expected to reach at least the low 80s. Mixed layer dew pts
suggest it will be a little less humid with dew pts falling
mostly into the lower-mid 60s (compared to the upper 60s around
70f we have seen today). Models show limited moisture with an
approaching cold front and forecast has only a 20-30% pop making
it to the NW zones by late aftn, likely holding off over se
va NE nc until the evening.

Best chance for shower tstms will be in the evening Mon along
the coast where sfc dew pts remain a little higher, but again
there is limited moisture (and lift) with this front so pops
will only be around 30% closer to the coast, 20% or less farther
inland where drier air pushes in quickly. Decreasing clouds and
turning cooler Mon night. Lows into the mid to upper 50s NW to
the mid 60s se.

While the front will have limited moisture, it will bring a
significantly cooler (and drier) airmass to the local area. Dew
pts likely drop into the 40s for most of the area on tue, with
mostly sunny skies and highs that will range from the mid 70s n
to around 80 f over the far south away from the water. Mostly
clr comfortable Tue night. Lows mostly ranging through the 50s,
though would not be surprised to see a few upper 40s in the
normally colder spots. Upper level ridge centered along the gulf
coast begins to build back N into the area on wed, but with sfc
high pressure lingering along the mid atlc coast, will still be
a comfortable seasonable late may day with highs into the lower
80s inland (and mostly in the mid 70s to near 80 f along the
coast).

Long term Wednesday night through Sunday
As of 355 pm edt Sunday...

an upper-level ridge centered over the SE us will dominate the
weather pattern for much of the extended forecast, bring hot and dry
conditions. Pops of 20-30% we added for Thursday for an slight
chance of a showers or thunderstorms as a disturbance moves SE into
the mid-atlantic. Highs will be near 90 inland and low mid 80s for
hampton roads and the eastern shore, with lows in the 60s.

Friday through Sunday will be the warmest days of the week. The
upper-level high will build northeast over the mid-atlantic and the
sfc flow will be out of nw. With the ridge and downsloping, highs
will may reach the mid 90s, especially in the richmond metro. Highs
will get to near 90 at the va and nc beaches and inland eastern
shore. Temperatures at night will not cool off much, lows will be
around 70.

Aviation 06z Monday through Friday
As of 130 am edt Monday...

vfr conditions expected through the forecast period as high pressure
remains off the carolina coast. A cold front crosses the area late
this aftrn and eve. Models show a narrow band of moisture with this
feature, but no more than a 2-3 hr pcpn window at any one TAF site.

Although confidence is low for addng thunder attm, went ahead and
indicated a svrl hr period of bkn CU starting at ric sby into the
erly eve, shifting toward the coast at phf orf ecg arnd 00z. Expect
a gusty SW wind 15-20 kts today ahead of the apprchg cold front.

Winds shift to the NW tonite behind the fropa.

Outlook...

vfr conditions continue through Wed as high pressure is slow to move
east. A NW flow pattern sets up by the end of the week. This may lead
to sct convection movinf nw-se across the area starting late Wed nite
and thurs.

Marine
As of 315 pm edt Sunday...

extended the marine dense fog advisory along the md coast through 7
pm per latest obs and beach cameras. A nearly stationary warm front
in the vicinity has been the cause for this fog. Expecting this
feature to lift NE and weaken by this evening, which should allow
the visibility to improve.

The pressure gradient between high pressure offshore and strong low
pressure over the great lakes will allow sse winds to increase a tad
late this afternoon evening. Generally expecting sustained winds
around 15 knots, with gusts approaching 20 knots in the bay for a
few hours before sunset, especially at elevated sensors. Winds
become south and southwest 10-15 knots by Monday morning as a
trailing trough cold front from parent low pressure over the
northeast approaches the local area. Ssw winds 10-15 knots in the
bay and 15-20 knots offshore will stretch into Monday evening before
the cold front crosses the waters from NW to SE early tues morning.

Models continue to show general agreement regarding a NW surge of 15-
20 knot winds behind the front Tuesday morning before decreasing to
10-15 knots by Tuesday afternoon. There may be a few hours of sca
winds in the bay. Seas remain in the 2-4 ft range through Tuesday
with 1-2 ft waves in the bay, except up to 3 ft tues morning.

Light ne-e winds expected on Wednesday before southerly flow briefly
returns Thursday. The next cold front passage Thursday night should
turn the winds back to the NE again on Friday.

Climate
* records for Mon 5 20:
* site record high record high min
* richmond: 96 (1934) 71 (2018)
* norfolk: 98 (1996) 73 (1996)
* salisbury: 98 (1911) 70 (2018)
* eliz city: 98 (1996) 73 (2018)
* avg date of 1st 90f (1981-2010 climatology):
* site
* richmond: may 13th
* norfolk: may 16th
* salisbury: may 27th
* eliz city: may 18th
* 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)

Akq watches warnings advisories
Md... None.

Nc... None.

Va... None.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Mpr
near term... Alb
short term... Lkb
long term... Cp
aviation... Mpr
marine... Jdm
climate... Akq


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
YKTV2 - 8637689 - Yorktown, VA 15 mi46 min SSW 11 G 16 76°F 72°F1014.4 hPa
DOMV2 - 8638511 - Dominion Terminal Association, VA 15 mi46 min S 9.9 G 12 74°F 1015.8 hPa
SWPV2 - 8638610 - Sewells Point, VA 20 mi46 min 72°F1015.6 hPa
WDSV2 - 8638614 - Willoughby Deguassing , VA 20 mi46 min SSW 15 G 19 75°F 1014.7 hPa
CRYV2 - 8638595 - South Craney Island, VA 21 mi46 min SSW 8.9 G 12 74°F 1015.6 hPa
YKRV2 - 8637611 - York River East Rear Range Light, VA 22 mi46 min SW 15 G 18 76°F 1015.2 hPa
44072 24 mi36 min 74°F
44087 28 mi46 min 70°F1 ft
MNPV2 - 8639348 - Money Point, VA 28 mi46 min SSW 5.1 G 8 74°F 73°F1015.7 hPa
44064 31 mi36 min SW 14 G 18 73°F 1015.2 hPa
CHBV2 31 mi46 min SW 14 G 17 73°F 1014.6 hPa
CHYV2 - 8638999 - Cape Henry, VA 36 mi46 min SSW 6 G 13 74°F 1015.6 hPa
KPTV2 - 8632200 - Kiptopeke, VA 37 mi46 min SSW 11 G 13 69°F
44058 - Stingray Point, VA 41 mi34 min WSW 12 G 12 74°F 70°F1012.9 hPa
RPLV2 - 8632837 - Rappahannock Light, VA 48 mi46 min S 16 G 18 1015.6 hPa

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Fort Eustis / Felker, VA6 mi80 minS 710.00 miFair75°F68°F80%1014.8 hPa
Newport News, Newport News / Williamsburg International Airport, VA11 mi22 minSW 910.00 miFair74°F66°F76%1015.3 hPa
Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport, VA13 mi41 minN 010.00 miFair75°F68°F78%1015.6 hPa
Langley Air Force Base, VA17 mi20 minS 1210.00 miFair74°F67°F79%1015.8 hPa
Wakefield Municipal Airport, VA18 mi22 minSSW 610.00 miFair75°F64°F69%1015.2 hPa
Norfolk, Naval Air Station, VA22 mi77 minSSW 910.00 miFair75°F64°F71%1016.1 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Burwell Bay, James River, Virginia
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Mon -- 12:01 AM EDT     2.98 feet High Tide
Mon -- 05:54 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 06:49 AM EDT     -0.21 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:21 AM EDT     Moonset
Mon -- 12:26 PM EDT     2.41 feet High Tide
Mon -- 06:43 PM EDT     -0.09 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 08:11 PM EDT     Sunset
Mon -- 10:09 PM EDT     Moonrise
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Tide / Current Tables for Smithfield, Pagan River, James River, Virginia
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Mon -- 12:10 AM EDT     3.48 feet High Tide
Mon -- 05:54 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 06:33 AM EDT     -0.24 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:21 AM EDT     Moonset
Mon -- 12:35 PM EDT     2.81 feet High Tide
Mon -- 06:27 PM EDT     -0.10 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 08:11 PM EDT     Sunset
Mon -- 10:09 PM EDT     Moonrise
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