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|Sunrise 7:09AM||Sunset 7:17PM||Sunday March 18, 2018 3:30 PM EDT (19:30 UTC)||Moonrise 7:04AM||Moonset 7:32PM||Illumination 4%|
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|ANZ632 Chesapeake Bay From New Point Comfort To Little Creek Va- 1246 Pm Edt Sun Mar 18 2018 |
This afternoon..N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming ne 5 to 10 kt late. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Tonight..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Mon..S winds 5 kt, becoming E in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Mon night..E winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft, building to 3 to 4 ft. Rain.
Tue..NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Waves 3 to 5 ft. Rain in the morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon.
Tue night..NE winds 20 kt. Waves 4 to 5 ft. A chance of showers in the evening, then showers likely after midnight.
Wed..N winds 20 to 25 kt. Waves 4 to 5 ft. Rain and snow showers likely. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Wed night..NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 3 to 4 ft. Rain and snow showers likely in the evening with vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Thu..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
Thu night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
|ANZ600 1246 Pm Edt Sun Mar 18 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.. High pressure builds over the waters this afternoon and evening. A stronger area of low pressure will move east from the tennessee valley on Monday, with a series of low pressure systems then intensifying off the mid atlantic coast on Tuesday and again Wednesday into Thursday.
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area forecast discussion
national weather service wakefield va
1208 pm edt Sun mar 18 2018
High pressure moves off the mid atlantic coast tonight. A pair of
low pressure systems will impact the region late Monday through
Wednesday. High pressure builds into the area late in the week.
Near term until 6 pm this evening
Pcpn assctd with last nights S W is weakening as it moves south
of the local area this morning. In its wake, high pressure to
the NW results in a mstly sunny and seasonable day ahead. Highs
48-55 along the coast, 55-62 west of the bay.
Short term 6 pm this evening through Tuesday
The high moves off the coast tonight. Meanwhile, a potent low
pressure system and associated upper trough will cross the
southern plains, forcing a warm front to lift north through the
deep south. There will be an increase in moisture aloft locally
overnight so that clouds will be on the increase early Monday
morning and even becoming mostly cloudy across the piedmont by
daybreak. Lows mainly in the low-mid 30s.
The high pushes farther offshore Monday and will be followed by
overrunning pcpn by Monday afternoon and a chance for light
rain, especially west of i-95. The arrival of the pcpn appears
about 6 hrs slower than this time yesterday which won't allow a
true cad setup to develop. Despite an overcast sky by afternoon
for most locations, temps should be able to warm into the low-
mid 50s west of the bay, and mid-upr 40s to nr 50 eastern shore.
Qpf amounts during Monday generally AOB one tenth inch.
The potent shortwave races eastward from the southern plains
Monday morning into the tn valley by Monday evening, then into
and through the local area Monday night. Widespread rain is
expected Mon night as this system traverses the area. Will carry
categorical pops all areas with some moderate to heavy rainfall
possible after midnight. QPF amounts could exceed an inch of
some areas. There could even be a couple of thunderstorms that
develop along south of the sfc low track as it crosses eastern
nc early Tuesday morning, so have included a mention of thunder
across NE nc then. Lows Monday night from the mid 30s north to
mid 40s south.
Sfc low deepens as it emerges off the mid-atlantic coast
Tuesday morning, before pushing farther out to sea Tuesday
afternoon as weak high pressure tries to nudge in from the n.
Will carry likely to categorical pops tues morning, except chc
pops far sw, as the best lift shifts east prior to 18z. Chc pops
north and east with slight chc pops SW Tuesday afternoon.
Although Tuesday will be chilly with highs 40-45 north, 50-55 se
coastal areas, still expect all liquid pcpn.
Long term Tuesday night through Saturday
The first few days of spring will be more like winter as
deep anomalous trough sets up invof ERN conus. Using a blend of
wpc gfs ECMWF the extended periods. Initial lo pres pulls slowly
away from the coast Tue night... W trailing upper level system
diving through the region Wed (w secondary lo pres developing invof
se va-nc coasts). Partial thickness scheme gives rather hi potential
for mixed ptype (sn ra over many inland locations... Mainly Wed wed
eve). Way too soon to speculate on accums yet for wed. However,
due expect up to an 1" of snow to be possible from about
farmville to louisa Tuesday night given current temp forecast
and initial shot of colder air arriving aloft across the
piedmont. Drying out chilly Wed night-thu... Remaining so through
fri. After that... The next lo pres system expected to approach
from the W by Sat (bringing at least increasing cloudiness).
Lows Tue night in the l-m30s inland... U30s around 40f far SE va-ne
nc. Highs Wed in the u30s inland... L40s coastal SE va-ne nc. Lows
wed night in the u20s W to the m30s right at the coast. Highs thu
ranging through the 40s. Lows Thu night in the u20s w... M30s at the
coast. Highs Fri around 50f w... M-u40s elsewhere. Highs Sat in the|
l50s inland... M-u40s at the coast.
Aviation 18z Sunday through Thursday
Vfr conditions prevail across the region as high prs builds in
from the nw. N-ne winds generally below 10 kts. Skc along with
light and variable winds continue through 12z mon. High level
clouds overspread the area Mon mrning and afternoon ahead of
the next systm apprchg from the sw. Any pcpn with this system
hold off until after 18z mon.
Outlook: another window of flight restrictions Mon night thru
wed as a pair of low pressure systems impact the area. Rain for
the most part may mix with or change to wet snow by Wed at ric
and sby. Gusty winds develop along the coast Tue and Wed as a
coastal storm develops.
Issued an mws for ~20 kt gusts across the lower middle bay and
lower james river through 9 am this morning as drier
air clearing and rising sfc pressure has allowed for a surge of
winds. Do not expect this to last long enough to warrant sca
headlines. Winds diminish to 5 to 10 knots or less this
afternoon while shifting to the E NE and then to the south
Conditions become much more unsettled Monday night through wed
night Thu as the next low pressure system approaches from the
tn valley, then is progged to re-develop as a coastal low off
the va nc coast Tuesday. The first low pushes off to the ne
Tuesday afternoon and evening with yet another low expected to
develop off the SE coast and then rapidly intensify while
pushing NE off the mid- atlantic coast Wed wed night. Have
raised a gale watch for coastal waters N of CAPE charles for
late Mon night Tue as this is area with highest confidence at
seeing sustained NE winds to ~30 kt and gusts to 35-40 kt. If
the sfc low tracks a bit farther south, then gales may also be
needed all the way to the va nc border and into the mouth of the
bay lower bay. Still a lot of time to fine tune the forecast and
will continue to monitor closely. Otherwise remaining quite
active with at least strong SCA conditions persisting into
wed Wed night and probably through late Thu or even Fri for
elevated seas on the coastal waters.
Tides coastal flooding
Low pressure approaches from the tn valley on Monday, and
intensifies just off the coast on Tue before pulling off to the
ne. Secondary area of low pressure lags back off the SE coast
and tracks NE off the mid-atlc coast Wed wed night. This pattern
will allow for a strong and persistent NE flow into much of the
local area from late Mon into wed, leading to building tidal
departures and the potential for at least minor coastal flooding
over locations adjacent to the lower bay and the atlc coast
from ocean city to currituck nc. Current forecast projections
give the greatest chance for flooding on Wed as the anomalies
will take awhile to build Mon night through tue. If the
system(s) were to slow down, there is some potential for
moderate flooding by Wed but that remains rather uncertain at
Akq watches warnings advisories
Marine... Gale watch from late Monday night through Tuesday afternoon
Synopsis... Jdm mpr
near term... Jdm mpr
short term... Jdm
long term... Alb jdm
tides coastal flooding...
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Wind History for York River East Rear Range Light, VA(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Langley Air Force Base, VA||8 mi||34 min||ENE 8||9.00 mi||Fair||48°F||27°F||45%||1015.6 hPa|
|Newport News, Newport News / Williamsburg International Airport, VA||8 mi||36 min||Var 5||10.00 mi||Fair||51°F||28°F||41%||1014.7 hPa|
|Fort Eustis / Felker, VA||14 mi||34 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||53°F||29°F||39%||1014.2 hPa|
|Norfolk, Naval Air Station, VA||19 mi||91 min||NE 10||10.00 mi||Fair||47°F||24°F||41%||1016.4 hPa|
|Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport, VA||19 mi||55 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||63°F||28°F||27%||1014.9 hPa|
|Norfolk, Norfolk International Airport, VA||23 mi||39 min||NE 8||10.00 mi||Fair||48°F||25°F||41%||1014.9 hPa|
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Sun -- 04:31 AM EDT -0.10 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 07:12 AM EDT Sunrise
Sun -- 08:03 AM EDT Moonrise
Sun -- 10:29 AM EDT 2.67 feet High Tide
Sun -- 04:48 PM EDT -0.07 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 07:15 PM EDT Sunset
Sun -- 08:32 PM EDT Moonset
Sun -- 10:47 PM EDT 2.71 feet High Tide
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Sun -- 04:37 AM EDT -0.17 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 07:12 AM EDT Sunrise
Sun -- 08:04 AM EDT Moonrise
Sun -- 10:38 AM EDT 2.43 feet High Tide
Sun -- 04:50 PM EDT -0.19 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 07:16 PM EDT Sunset
Sun -- 08:32 PM EDT Moonset
Sun -- 10:58 PM EDT 2.58 feet High Tide
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