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Marine Weather and Tides
Colonial Heights, VA

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Sunrise 6:30AMSunset 7:54PM Monday August 21, 2017 12:34 AM EDT (04:34 UTC) Moonrise 5:14AMMoonset 7:00PM 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- 1010 Pm Edt Sun Aug 20 2017
Overnight..SE winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Mon..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Mon night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Tue..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Tue night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Wed..W winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming nw late. Waves 1 foot. Showers and tstms likely in the afternoon.
Wed night..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. Tstms likely in the evening. Showers likely. A chance of tstms after midnight.
Thu..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers.
Thu night..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Fri..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Fri night..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.
ANZ600 1010 Pm Edt Sun Aug 20 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 slides offshore and out to sea overnight through Tuesday. A cold front will approach the area from the northwest Tuesday night, then crosses the waters Wednesday into Wednesday night.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Colonial Heights, VA
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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area forecast discussion
national weather service wakefield va
919 pm edt Sun aug 20 2017

Synopsis
High pressure becomes centered off the mid atlantic coast tonight
through Tuesday. A cold front crosses the area late Wednesday.

Near term through Monday
Sfc hi pres sits INVOF the coast this evening... And will be slow
to slide offshore overnight. Mainly skc W light winds and still
humid. Pockets of fog expected... ESP across interior va NE nc
and ERN shore areas. Lows in the u60s-l70s.

Models track an area of low pressure north of the fa mon. This
combined the a trailing trof should be enough of a trigger for
sct convection to develop across the mts then drift e-se across
the northern most zones of the fa after 18z 21. Will carry low
chc pops mainly north of ric for now. Otw... Dry with highs upr
80s-lwr 90s except low-mid 80s at the beaches.

Short term Monday night through Wednesday
Evening pops across the lwr md ERN shore Monday night, otw dry
with lows 70-75.

Hot dry tues ahead of the approaching cold front. 85-90 along the
coast, 90-94 west of the bay.

Dry most of tues night except increasing moisture should lead to
a few shwrs by daybreak across NRN most zones. Lows low-mid 70s.

Frontal boundary a bit slower to traverse the fa wed. This combined
with a weak wave progged to move east along it will spread widespread
moisture and support likely pops in the afternoon. Another round of
mdt to hvy downpours possible ahead and along the fropa. Highs 85-90.

Long term Wednesday night through Sunday
A cold front gradually drops through the area Wednesday
night into Thursday morning. Modest ascent accompanies the front
within the rrq of a ~110kt jet over new england along with pw values
around +1 st dev. The highest pops (high chc likely) based on 27 12z
data are forecast across SRN va NE nc. Pops across SE portions
gradually diminish to 20-40% by Thursday aftn. Thunder will be
maintained into Wednesday evening, with showers thereafter as stable
ne flow prevails in the wake of the front. Drier air gradually
filters in from the NW late Wednesday night into Thursday with
partial clearing across the NRN tier counties. Lows Wednesday night
range from the mid 60s NW to the low 70s se, followed by highs
Thursday in the upper 70s to low 80s. ~1025mb (+1 st dev) high
pressure builds from the great lakes across the saint lawrence
valley and into new england Thursday nigh through Sunday. This will
result in persistent onshore flow, which combined with a drier
airmass will result in a series of pleasant days with highs in the
upper 70s at the coast to low 80s inland, with lows in the upper 50s
to low 60s inland, and mid upper 60s along the coastlines.

Aviation 01z Monday through Friday
Vfr conditions expected most of the forecast period with only
sct CU btwn 3-5k ft after 15-17z 21. Concern once again tonight
is for patchy fog development as the winds become (light) sse.

Kept vsbys in the MVFR range for now between 06z-12z, but some
guidance suggests LCL ifr vsbys psbl across inland areas.

Any morning fog burns off around 12z Mon withVFR conditions to
follow. The next cold front approaches the region wed. Sub-vfr
conditions and showers tstms will be possible wed... And may
linger across SE terminals into Thu morning.

Marine
Latest surface analysis has a high pressure centered over the
region. The high pressure moves off the coast Monday through Monday
night and a cold front approaches the waters Tuesday night through
Wednesday. The front pushes out of the area by Thursday with high
pressure building back into the region for the remainder of the
forecast period. Obs indicate generally NE E winds of 5 to 10 knots
over the waters with waves of 1 to 2 feet and seas of 2 feet. The
flow becomes SE around 10 knots on Monday as high pressure moves
offshore. Winds increase and become southerly ahead of the
approaching cold front Tuesday through Tuesday night. Winds speeds
may approach 15 to 20 knots over the bay and ocean with seas
building to 3 to 4 feet, potentially up to 5 feet north 20nm out,
and waves building to 2 to 3 feet. A small craft advisory may be
needed for the chesapeake bay Tuesday night. Winds shift to the N ne
behind the front on Wednesday through Thursday around 10 to 15 knots.

Akq watches warnings advisories
Md... None.

Nc... None.

Va... None.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Mpr
near term... Alb
short term... Ess mpr
long term... Ajz
aviation... Alb mpr
marine... Ajb


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
44041 - Jamestown, VA 31 mi35 min SSE 3.9 G 7.8 85°F
YRSV2 - Chesapeake Bay,VA 36 mi65 min SW 1 74°F 1023 hPa72°F
YKTV2 - 8637689 - Yorktown, VA 47 mi47 min SE 5.1 G 6 79°F 83°F1021.8 hPa

Wind History for Yorktown USCG Training Center, VA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Petersburg, Dinwiddie County Airport, VA10 mi40 minN 07.00 miFair71°F71°F100%1022.3 hPa
Chesterfield County Airport, VA12 mi39 minN 010.00 miFair75°F71°F88%1023.7 hPa
Richmond, Richmond International Airport, VA17 mi41 minN 010.00 miPartly Cloudy74°F70°F88%1022.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Puddledock Sand
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Puddledock Sand & Gravel
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Mon -- 04:07 AM EDT     3.68 feet High Tide
Mon -- 06:13 AM EDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 06:31 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 10:25 AM EDT     -0.02 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 02:31 PM EDT     New Moon
Mon -- 04:31 PM EDT     3.25 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:53 PM EDT     Sunset
Mon -- 07:59 PM EDT     Moonset
Mon -- 10:43 PM EDT     -0.03 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.42.22.93.43.73.532.21.50.70.10.10.91.72.32.83.23.22.82.21.50.80.20

Tide / Current Tables for City Point (Hopewell), James River, Virginia
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City Point (Hopewell)
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Mon -- 03:30 AM EDT     3.42 feet High Tide
Mon -- 06:13 AM EDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 06:30 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 10:24 AM EDT     -0.06 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 02:31 PM EDT     New Moon
Mon -- 04:02 PM EDT     3.18 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:52 PM EDT     Sunset
Mon -- 07:59 PM EDT     Moonset
Mon -- 10:36 PM EDT     0.02 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.32.333.43.42.92.31.610.4-000.71.62.433.22.92.41.71.10.50.10.1

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Wakefield, VA (0,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Wakefield, VA
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