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Claremont, VA

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Sunrise 6:05AMSunset 8:26PM Saturday July 22, 2017 4:37 PM EDT (20:37 UTC) Moonrise 4:11AMMoonset 6:47PM Illumination 1% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 29 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- 344 Pm Edt Sat Jul 22 2017
Through 7 pm..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 foot. Isolated showers and tstms.
Tonight..SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers and tstms.
Sun..SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers and tstms late.
Sun night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers and tstms until early morning.
Mon..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers and tstms in the afternoon.
Mon night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers and tstms early in the evening.
Tue..NW winds 5 kt...becoming ne in the afternoon. Waves 1 foot.
Tue night..E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Wed..E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Wed night..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Thu..S winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot. Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.
ANZ600 344 Pm Edt Sat Jul 22 2017
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 remains over the western atlantic as a persistent trough lingers over central virginia through the weekend. A weakening cold front pushes across the waters Tuesday. Weak troughing persists along the mid atlantic coast the rest of the week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Claremont, VA
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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Fxus61 kakq 222000
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area forecast discussion
national weather service wakefield va
400 pm edt Sat jul 22 2017

Synopsis
Very hot and humid conditions will continue over the region
through Sunday. A weakening cold front will gradually push
across the area late Sunday night through Monday and stall
across the carolinas through the middle of the upcoming week.

Temperatures will cool down to near normal levels Monday
through Thursday.

Near term through Sunday
Latest analysis indicates a weak sfc lee trough lingering over
the mid- atlantic region from nj down ssw into the piedmont of
the carolinas. Wnw flow prevails aloft and in combination with
the hot unstable airmass, convection has overspread the local
area. Some fairly weak isolated storms have developed near the
va nc border along the low level theta-e ridge where sfc dew pts
along SE of this are near 80 f. More significant, an area of
storms is moving into the eastern shore and will pass through
over the next few hrs. Upstream, more scattered tstms are
developing across the va piedmont. With shortwave energy moving
through the wnw flow aloft this evening overnight, expect a good
chc for redeveloping storms and with decent shear especially
over the N NE zones, there will be at least some threat for
strong to severe storms well into the evening overnight. Damaging
wind gusts will be the primary threat, though steepening mid-
level lapse rates could portend to some strong updrafts and the
potential for some large hail (best chance over the northern
neck eastern shore). Have maintained a general likely pop 60% ne
with 30-50% scattered coverage most other areas through after
midnight. Otherwise, heat adsy remains in effect through 8pm
for most of the cwa, heat indices on avg are 100-105 f central
va where dew pts are not as high (though actual temperatures are
in the upper 90s to near 100 f). Across the SE especially ne
nc, a few spots have seen heat indices to 110 f+.

Lows most areas 75 to 80 f, slightly "cooler" across the north,
especially in areas the do receive rain.

Continued hot and humid with additional heat headlines now
issued for about the southern 2 3 of the CWA (along S of wal to
ric to lunenburg co. Line) where heat indices of 105 to 109 f
expected. Could potentially reach to 110+ along for NE nc but do
anticipate highs a little cooler than today so have held off on
this for now. Sunday remains a bit of a conditional convective
threat. Numerous convective boundaries are likely to be in
place, which would serve as a focusing mechanism for afternoon
and evening convection. However, uncertainty exists regarding
the extent and degree of cloudiness from convective debris which
hangs around into Sunday, thereby serving to dampen
destabilization. Models are still split on extent of cloudiness
through the early afternoon and have therefore elected to keep
pop in chance range (40-50%) for now, highest over the NE cwa.

Should convective debris clear out in a timely way on Sunday,
it's easy to visualize a scenario in which more widespread
convection occurs, given better lift lapse rates courtesy of the
approaching upper trough and the strong heating destabilization
that would result from quicker clearing. Once again, damaging
winds again the primary threat with storms on Sunday.

Short term Sunday night through Tuesday
Cold front slated to pass through while weakening late sun
night through mon. Will maintain high chc pops all zones sun
night, and favor highest pops Mon shifting south across SE va &
ne nc with 20% pops for the n. Slightly less humid Monday over
the NW cwa. Not quite as hot, with highs Mon 90 to 95 f. Front
stalls in nc tue, with mainly diurnal tstms possible again over
the s, 15-20% n. Seasonable highs upper 80s to lower 90s.

Long term Tuesday night through Saturday
High pressure moves off the coast Wed with any support for pcpn
across southern half of fa closer to a stalled frontal boundary.

Highs in the mid-upr 80s. Lows in the upr 60s-lwr 70s.

This boundary begins to drift north thurs resulting in slght chc
pops across the region. Highs in the upr 80s-lwr 90s. Lows 70-75.

Next boundary approaches from the north, then stalls across the
region Fri and sat. Chc pops each day though pcpn may tend to
concentrate across the southern half of fa Sat depending on how far
south the boundary actually gets. Highs Fri in the upr 80s- lwr 90s.

Lows in the upr 60s-mid 70s. Highs Sat in the mid-upr 80s.

Aviation 20z Saturday through Thursday
Vfr conditions expected through most of the forecast period as
high pressure remains off the coast. Sct convection possible
across northern TAF sites after 22z as a series of convective
complexes ride SE along a stalled front well north of the fa.

First complex tracking across northern va md ATTM is progged to
continue SE across the lwr md eastern shore towards 00z. Given
decent agreement in high res data, added vcts to sby's forecast
for a few hours beginning at 22z. Otw, kept thunder out of the
other tafs as any storms that do develop are not expected until
after 00z. Convection may not make it to the sern TAF sites
until late tonight if at all. Expect LCL MVFR CIGS vsbys in any
storm with the potential for ifr vsbys in any one downpour.

Expect a repeat performance Sunday as the persistant pattern
continues early in the week.

Outlook: convection slowly shifts south into south central va
and nc for Monday.VFR should dominate through this period, with
periods of periods of sub-vfr possible in heavier showers tsra.

A weak cold front pushes into the area for the mid week period.

Marine
No headlines expected as a SW wind AOB 15 kt prevails into the early
week. There could be a few gusts to 20 kts Sun aftrn, but duration
is not expected to be long enough to justify a SCA headline. Seas 2
feet nearshore to 4 ft out near 20 nm. Sct tstms possible in the
afternoon eve hours.

The next frontal boundary crosses the area tues with a wind shift
into the e-ne. At this point, winds are expected to remain below sca
levels (aob 15 kts). Seas 2 to 4 ft.

Weak onshore flow continues for the rest of the week as a frontal
boundary stalls across the area. This will also act as a trigger for
sct late day convection as well.

Climate
Heat wave is expected to continue through Sunday. The 2nd half
of july is climatologically the hottest few weeks of the year,
so we still may not set any daily records at our main climate
sites. For reference, record highs for today and Sunday are
listed below:
* date: sat(7 22) sun(7 23)
* ric: 103 1952 103 1952
* orf: 102 2011 103 2011
* sby: 104 1930 103 2011
* ecg: 104 1952 104 1952

Akq watches warnings advisories
Md... Heat advisory until 8 pm edt this evening for mdz021>024.

Nc... Heat advisory until 8 pm edt this evening for ncz012>017-
030>032.

Heat advisory from 10 am to 8 pm edt Sunday for ncz012>017-
030>032-102.

Va... Heat advisory until 8 pm edt this evening for vaz060>062-
064>069-075>090-092-093-095>100-511>525.

Heat advisory from 10 am to 8 pm edt Sunday for vaz065>068-
078>090-092-093-095>100-512>516-518-520-523>525.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Lkb
near term... Lkb
short term... Lkb mam
long term... Mpr
aviation... Mpr
marine... Ajb mpr
climate...



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
44041 - Jamestown, VA 9 mi38 min WNW 5.8 G 9.7 89°F
YRSV2 - Chesapeake Bay,VA 18 mi68 min W 2.9 98°F 1011 hPa70°F
YKTV2 - 8637689 - Yorktown, VA 25 mi50 min W 13 G 16 95°F 85°F1009.6 hPa
YKRV2 - 8637611 - York River East Rear Range Light, VA 32 mi50 min WNW 11 G 12 92°F 1010.3 hPa
DOMV2 - 8638511 - Dominion Terminal Association, VA 33 mi50 min WSW 11 G 13 91°F 1010.4 hPa
44072 36 mi38 min WNW 5.8 G 7.8 91°F 86°F1 ft
WDSV2 - 8638614 - Willoughby Deguassing , VA 38 mi50 min WSW 8.9 G 9.9 90°F 1010.3 hPa
SWPV2 - 8638610 - Sewells Point, VA 38 mi50 min 83°F
CRYV2 - 8638595 - South Craney Island, VA 40 mi50 min SW 11 G 16 95°F 1010.3 hPa
44058 - Stingray Point, VA 43 mi38 min W 7.8 G 9.7 91°F 88°F1010.6 hPa (-1.8)
MNPV2 - 8639348 - Money Point, VA 46 mi56 min SSW 6 G 8.9 93°F 84°F1010.3 hPa
CBBV2 - 8638863 - Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, VA 48 mi50 min W 8.9 G 13 87°F 82°F1010.3 hPa
44064 48 mi38 min 7.8 G 9.7 91°F 82°F1 ft1009.9 hPa (-2.3)

Wind History for Yorktown USCG Training Center, VA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport, VA12 mi43 minW 510.00 miFair102°F71°F37%1010.2 hPa
Wakefield Municipal Airport, VA17 mi44 minSW 610.00 miPartly Cloudy97°F73°F48%1009.8 hPa
Fort Eustis / Felker, VA19 mi40 minSSW 510.00 miMostly Cloudy95°F78°F59%1009.8 hPa
West Point, Middle Peninsula Regional Airport, VA22 mi43 minWSW 9 G 1410.00 miPartly Cloudy98°F63°F32%1010.2 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Claremont, James River, Virginia
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Claremont
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Sat -- 12:12 AM EDT     2.47 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:11 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 06:04 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 07:13 AM EDT     -0.22 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 12:39 PM EDT     2.02 feet High Tide
Sat -- 07:14 PM EDT     -0.35 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 07:46 PM EDT     Moonset
Sat -- 08:23 PM EDT     Sunset
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2.52.42.11.610.4-0-0.2-0.10.311.61.921.81.40.80.3-0.1-0.3-0.20.211.7

Tide / Current Tables for Sturgeon Point, James River, Virginia
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Sturgeon Point
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Sat -- 12:55 AM EDT     2.76 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:11 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 06:04 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 07:58 AM EDT     -0.21 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 01:23 PM EDT     2.26 feet High Tide
Sat -- 07:47 PM EDT     Moonset
Sat -- 07:57 PM EDT     -0.26 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 08:23 PM EDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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2.62.82.62.21.60.90.3-0.1-0.200.61.31.92.22.21.91.40.80.3-0.1-0.3-00.61.4

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Wind Forecast for Wakefield, VA (16,3,4,5)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Wakefield, VA
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