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Marine Weather and Tides
Charles City, VA

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Sunrise 5:49AMSunset 8:24PM Monday May 29, 2017 7:30 AM EDT (11:30 UTC) Moonrise 8:54AMMoonset 11:14PM Illumination 16% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 4 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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ANZ632 Chesapeake Bay From New Point Comfort To Little Creek Va- 704 Am Edt Mon May 29 2017
Today..SW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming E late. Waves 1 foot. Patchy fog in the morning. A slight chance of showers and tstms in the afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Tonight..SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A slight chance of showers and tstms early in the evening. A chance of showers and tstms after midnight.
Tue..SE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers and tstms in the morning...then a slight chance of showers and tstms in the afternoon.
Tue night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Wed..NW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming ne early in the afternoon...then becoming se late. Waves 1 foot.
Wed night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming nw late. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Thu..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Thu night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Fri..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Fri night..SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.
ANZ600 704 Am Edt Mon May 29 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.. A cold front approaches from the northwest on memorial day and stalls near the coast into Tuesday. A stronger cold front pushes across the waters Wednesday night. High pressure builds over the region then moves off the coast Thursday into Friday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Charles City CDP, VA
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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area forecast discussion
national weather service wakefield va
716 am edt Mon may 29 2017

Synopsis
A cold front approaches from the northwest this memorial day
and stalls north of the region Tuesday into Wednesday.

Meanwhile, weak low pressure tracks across north carolina
tonight and off the outer banks Tuesday.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
The current surface analysis places weak low pressure off the
delmarva coast, with a weak surface ridge axis across the
piedmont, and a slow moving cold front over the ohio valley.

Stratus fog will gradually dissipate from sw-ne through the
morning as drier air arrives from the wsw resulting in partly to
mostly sunny conditions by aftn. Temperatures this morning
range from the mid 60s to around 70 across most of the area with
low 60s for the md ERN shore. Forecast highs today are mainly
in the mid upper 80s for central SRN SE va and NE nc.

Temperatures will be lower over the ERN shore where stratus
will be slower to erode, with highs generally in the mid 70s to
near 80, and perhaps only around 70 for the md beaches. There is
little support for showers tstms today, with only a slight chc
of sea bay-breeze convection over the ERN shore and WRN shore of
the bay.

Short term 6 pm this evening through Wednesday
Weak surface low pressure tracks across nc tonight associated
with shortwave energy embedded within wsw flow aloft. Forecast
pops area generally 20-40% across SRN SE va nc nc, with thunder
maintained overnight due to the presence of some mid-level
instability. Partly to mostly cloudy with lows ranging through
the 60s.

00z 29 guidance continues to show that the cold front becomes
aligned parallel to wsw flow aloft Tuesday, stalling immediately
n of the region and perhaps pushing into the md ERN shore.

Meanwhile, the aforementioned weak surface low pushes off the
outer banks Tuesday morning. The chc for aftn evening
showers tstms will diminish Tuesday, though will continue with
20-40% pops in far SRN and SE va NE nc, and 20-30% for the nrn
neck ERN shore. Highs Tuesday range from the mid 70s to around
80 at the coast to the mid 80s inland, after morning lows
ranging through the 60s.

There will be little change in conditions Tuesday night into
Wednesday. An upper level trough will sharpen over the great
lakes Wednesday, but there is a lack of any trigger for
convective development Wednesday aftn. Lows Tuesday night range
through the 60s, followed by highs Wednesday in the upper
70s around 80 at the coast to the mid 80s inland.

Long term Wednesday night through Sunday
The long term period beginning Wednesday night will start off mainly
dry with high pressure over the mid atlantic states Thursday. The
high will merge with the bermuda high pressure ridge. This will
promote a slight warming trend and an increase of moisture. A
frontal boundary will settle over northern portions of the mid
atlantic states and help to trigger scattered mainly afternoon and
evening thunderstorms over the region.

High temperatures will range from 80 to 85 but slightly cooler at
the beaches. Lows of 60 to 65 Thursday and Friday mornings warm to
the mid to upper 60s Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Aviation 11z Monday through Friday
The current analysis shows low pressure off the DELMARVA coast,
with a weak ridge of surface high pressure over the piedmont.

Stratus and fog developed across much of the area overnight, but
conditions should improve from sw-ne as drier conditions arrive
from the wsw as low pressure departs to the NE today. Ifr
conditions will likely persist the longest at sby, until ~16z,
with the other terminals improving by 14z. There is a slight
chc of mainly sea bay- breeze showers tstms this aftn. Low
pressure tracks off the nc outer banks later tonight into
Tuesday bringing a chc of showers and embedded tstms to SE va ne
nc. Mainly dry conditions are then expected to prevail
Wednesday through Friday. Patchy fog or stratus is possible each
morning within a few hours of sunrise.

Marine
Latest surface analysis centers weak low pressure just offshore
the delmarva, with a frontal boundary stretching along the
coast and into northeast north carolina. Winds are generally
northwest to west at 5-15 knots. Seas average 2-3 feet and waves
1 foot. Low pressure pushes farther offshore today as the north
carolina front lifts northward. A weakening cold front
approaches from the west. Light flow persists through the
afternoon, becoming onshore and increasing to 10-15 knots this
evening tonight as the front reaches the coast. Seas build to
2-4 feet (highest northern coastal waters) tonight. Waves 1-2
feet. The front stalls washes out along the coast Tuesday as
another weakening front approaches from the west. Winds
generally south of the south at 5-10 knots. The front pushes
just offshore late Tuesday night as flow becomes west to
northwest at 10-15 knots. Seas 2-3 feet. Another cold front
approaches from the west Wednesday, crossing the waters
Wednesday night. Weak cold advection behind the front results in
continued sub-sca conditions. High pressure builds over the
waters for the end of the work week.

Akq watches warnings advisories
Md... None.

Nc... None.

Va... None.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Ajz alb
near term... Ajz
short term... Ajz alb
long term... Lsa
aviation... Ajz
marine... Sam


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
44041 - Jamestown, VA 22 mi30 min WNW 9.7 G 12 69°F 73°F
YRSV2 - Chesapeake Bay,VA 24 mi60 min Calm 67°F 1011 hPa66°F
YKTV2 - 8637689 - Yorktown, VA 37 mi42 min WSW 2.9 G 4.1 68°F 70°F1010 hPa
YKRV2 - 8637611 - York River East Rear Range Light, VA 44 mi42 min WNW 5.1 G 5.1 68°F 1009.6 hPa
DOMV2 - 8638511 - Dominion Terminal Association, VA 47 mi42 min WNW 8 G 8.9 68°F 1010.6 hPa
44072 48 mi30 min WNW 5.8 G 5.8 68°F 69°F

Wind History for Yorktown USCG Training Center, VA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Richmond, Richmond International Airport, VA15 mi36 minW 48.00 miMostly Cloudy69°F66°F90%1011 hPa
Petersburg, Dinwiddie County Airport, VA21 mi35 minN 07.00 miOvercast66°F65°F97%1011.2 hPa
Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport, VA24 mi55 minN 07.00 miMostly Cloudy70°F69°F100%1010.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Westover, James River, Virginia
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Westover
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Mon -- 12:19 AM EDT     -0.31 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 05:50 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 06:15 AM EDT     3.04 feet High Tide
Mon -- 09:54 AM EDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 01:10 PM EDT     -0.32 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 06:47 PM EDT     2.53 feet High Tide
Mon -- 08:21 PM EDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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-0.3-0.20.31.122.732.92.51.91.20.4-0.1-0.3-0.20.41.11.92.42.52.31.81.20.6

Tide / Current Tables for City Point (Hopewell), James River, Virginia
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City Point (Hopewell)
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Mon -- 01:09 AM EDT     0.15 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 05:51 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 06:50 AM EDT     3.45 feet High Tide
Mon -- 09:55 AM EDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 01:58 PM EDT     -0.03 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:35 PM EDT     3.06 feet High Tide
Mon -- 08:22 PM EDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.40.20.311.92.83.33.43.12.51.91.20.70.2-00.211.92.6332.621.4

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Wakefield, VA (7,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Wakefield, VA
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