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Marine Weather and Tides
Charles City, VA

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Sunrise 5:47AMSunset 8:34PM Thursday June 21, 2018 3:53 AM EDT (07:53 UTC) Moonrise 1:25PMMoonset 12:55AM Illumination 54% Phase: First Quarter Moon; Moon at 8 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- 348 Am Edt Thu Jun 21 2018
Through 7 am..SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers with a slight chance of tstms.
Today..W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N late. Waves 1 foot.
Tonight..E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers and tstms in the evening, then showers and tstms likely after midnight.
Fri..E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 ft. Showers likely in the morning, then a chance of showers and tstms in the afternoon.
Fri night..SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.
Sat..S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers. A chance of tstms in the afternoon.
Sat night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.
Sun..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Sun night..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers and tstms.
Mon..NW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.
Mon night..NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft. A chance of showers and tstms in the evening. Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.
ANZ600 348 Am Edt Thu Jun 21 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.. A cold front will drop through the area during today, then stalls over north carolina tonight into Friday. This front lifts back north as a warm front Friday evening into Saturday morning.

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
209 am edt Thu jun 21 2018

Synopsis
A cold front will approach the area from the north overnight.

The front pushes south through the area on Thursday, then stalls
over north carolina Thursday night into Friday. This front
lifts back north as a warm front Friday night into Saturday.

Near term until 8 am this morning
As of 1015 pm edt Wednesday...

latest analysis indicating a weak area of sfc low pressure
across southern pa, progged to move ese overnight due to wnw
flow aloft. A weak frontal boundary remains over the bay and
eastern shore and will push back to the DELMARVA coast as a
warm front overnight. Generally scattered showers persist along
with some embedded (but weakening) tstms. For the next few hrs,
will have an area of likely pops over the north and also in ne
nc along the albemarle sound per latest radar imagery. The
coverage of showers and tstms will gradually wane after midnight
(and especially after 06z). Added some patchy fog to areas W of
i-95 and N of route 460 where partial clearing is likely and
temperatures have cooled into the upper 60s around 70 f. Lows
overnight will avg in the upper 60s NW to the lower 70s most
other places.

Short term 8 am this morning through Saturday
As of 400 pm edt Wednesday...

a cold front sags south through the area on Thursday, settling
near the va nc border late. Best chc of showers tstms will shift
into central SRN va NE nc (50-60% pops), with 30-40% pops ne.

Highs Thursday will be in the mid upper 80s to low 90s (around
80f for the immediate atlantic md coast). By Friday, high
pressure builds over coastal new england resulting in onshore
flow, with the aforementioned frontal boundary remaining
stationary across north-central or NE nc. Will generally have
highest pops (50-70%) across central southern va into NE nc
Thursday night, perhaps lifting a bit further north overnight.

By Friday, highest pops will be inland (50-70%) where some
embedded tstms will be possible, to 30-40% along the coast.

Guidance is starting to settle toward a consensus on high
temperatures Friday, from the mid 70s far NW to the low 80s ric
metro to the mid upr 80s SE va NE nc. Our meandering frontal
boundary lifts back north as a warm front Friday night into
Saturday morning. Highest pops will shift north with the front
during this time. By Saturday, expecting temps to warm up again.

Will also have to watch a shortwave progged to cross the region
in the afternoon that could touch of a line of tstms. Highs in
the 80s to low 90s.

Long term Saturday night through Wednesday
As of 400 pm edt Wednesday...

shower thunderstorm chances continue Saturday night-Sunday morning
for the eastern third of the CWA as a surface trough continues to
linger across the region. A potent shortwave dives southeastward
from canada to the northeastern us on Monday. The associated surface
low pressure system will drag a cold front southward across the
region late Sunday into Monday bringing another chance for showers
and thunderstorms. The frontal boundary pushes south during the day
on Monday with a few lingering showers t-storms possible across
mainly southern portions of the cwa. The latest 20 12z ECMWF has
only isolated-scattered showers t-storms Sunday night-Monday while
the GFS has more widespread t-storms. Thus, opted to maintain no
higher than 50% pops Sunday night-Monday. Behind the cold front,
high pressure builds in north of the area bringing drier and cooler
conditions to the region from Tuesday through the middle of next
week.

Sunday will likely be the warmest day of the extended period with
with highs in the lower 90s for most areas. Highs will cool to the
mid-upper 80s on Monday with low-mid 80s expected on Tuesday.

Warming up slightly on Wednesday with highs between 83-87. Expect
morning lows between 70-75 on Sunday and Monday cooling into the 60s
for Tuesday Wednesday.

Aviation 06z Thursday through Monday
As of 210 am edt Thursday...

much of the showers tstms from last evening have dissipated as
of 06z aside from an isolated TSTM SW of ric. A weak cold front
remains situated w-e near the mason-dixon line with light sw
flow across the local area. Patchy vsby of 3-5sm in br is
possible at ric sby phf ecg through 12z along with patchy MVFR
cigs. Brief ifr conditions are possible, but not expected to
prevail given the persistence of light SW flow overnight. There
is some concern for fog at ecg given 2.47" of rain yesterday,
however, there appear to be enough wind to inhibit fog.

The cold front will drop into the region this aftn with the wind
shifting to N NE through the aftn. Iso-sct showers tstms are
expected once again during the aftn with sct-bkn CIGS of
5-6kft. An area of low pressure tracks along the front tonight
resulting in likely showers and embedded tstms. Pockets of
heavier rain could produce MVFR or ifr vsby along with MVFR
cigs.

High pressure settles over new england Friday resulting in
onshore flow. Remaining unsettled as an upper level trough
approaches from the SW with a 20-40% chc of showers along the
coast, and 40-60% farther inland. The potential for aftn evening
showers tstms will continue Saturday and Sunday. Drier
conditions potentially arrive by Monday.

Marine
As of 230 pm edt Wednesday...

no headlines anticipated in the short term this evening into Friday.

Current observations show generally light and variable winds over
the waters. Seas range from 1 to 2 feet and waves 1 foot. A weak
frontal boundary drops into the region later this evening which will
bring increasing winds and the chance for showers or thunderstorms.

Winds become southeast 10 knots or less this evening and then
southerly overnight. Winds shift to the N NW on Thursday as the
boundary moves south of the region. The gradient strengthens Friday
into Friday night, bringing onshore winds of 10 to 15 knots and the
potential for 5 foot seas across the northern zones. The flow
becomes more southeasterly Saturday morning and then southerly as a
warm front lifts over the waters. Breezy conditions are expected
Saturday and small craft advisories may be needed for both winds and
seas into Sunday.

Akq watches warnings advisories
Md... None.

Nc... None.

Va... None.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Jdm
near term... Lkb
short term... Jdm
long term... Ajb eri
aviation... Ajz
marine... Ajb


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
YRSV2 - Chesapeake Bay,VA 24 mi83 min Calm 75°F 1009 hPa75°F
YKTV2 - 8637689 - Yorktown, VA 37 mi53 min W 2.9 G 6 75°F 79°F1007.2 hPa (-1.9)
YKRV2 - 8637611 - York River East Rear Range Light, VA 44 mi53 min W 7 G 8 77°F 1008.3 hPa (-1.8)
DOMV2 - 8638511 - Dominion Terminal Association, VA 47 mi53 min SW 8.9 G 9.9 76°F 1007.9 hPa (-1.9)
44072 48 mi43 min W 5.8 G 7.8 77°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 mi59 minSW 510.00 miLight Rain72°F69°F91%1008.3 hPa
Chesterfield County Airport, VA20 mi57 minN 010.00 miLight Rain71°F69°F94%1009.6 hPa
Petersburg, Dinwiddie County Airport, VA21 mi58 minSW 410.00 miLight Rain71°F69°F94%1008.5 hPa
Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport, VA24 mi58 minN 010.00 miFair73°F71°F94%1008.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Westover, James River, Virginia
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Westover
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Thu -- 01:54 AM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 04:29 AM EDT     0.09 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 05:48 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 10:09 AM EDT     2.31 feet High Tide
Thu -- 02:24 PM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 04:49 PM EDT     -0.02 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 08:32 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 10:48 PM EDT     2.53 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.91.40.80.40.10.10.511.62.12.32.21.91.40.90.40.1-00.20.71.422.42.5

Tide / Current Tables for City Point (Hopewell), James River, Virginia
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City Point (Hopewell)
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Thu -- 01:55 AM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 05:09 AM EDT     0.28 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 05:48 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 10:55 AM EDT     2.87 feet High Tide
Thu -- 02:25 PM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 05:27 PM EDT     0.17 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 08:33 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 11:29 PM EDT     3.12 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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2.72.11.510.60.30.411.82.42.72.92.62.11.510.50.20.20.71.52.22.83.1

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