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Mathews, VA

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Sunrise 6:54AMSunset 6:59PM Sunday September 24, 2017 7:02 PM EDT (23:02 UTC) Moonrise 10:03AMMoonset 8:52PM Illumination 19% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 4 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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ANZ631 Chesapeake Bay From Windmill Point To New Point Comfort Va- 603 Pm Edt Sun Sep 24 2017
Tonight..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot...building to 2 ft after midnight.
Mon..NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft... Building to 3 ft in the afternoon.
Mon night..NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 3 ft. A chance of showers after midnight.
Tue..NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves around 4 ft. A chance of showers.
Tue night..NE winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt. Waves around 5 ft. A chance of showers.
Wed..N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt. Waves around 5 ft. A chance of showers.
Wed night..N winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves around 5 ft...subsiding to 4 ft after midnight. A chance of showers.
Thu..N winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves around 4 ft. A chance of showers early in the morning.
Thu night..N winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves around 4 ft.
Fri..N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 4 ft... Subsiding to 3 ft in the afternoon.
Fri night..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
ANZ600 603 Pm Edt Sun Sep 24 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 centered north of the area tonight as hurricane maria starts to take more of a northward track. Maria will move slowly northward Monday and Tuesday to around 150 miles east of cape hatteras Wednesday. SEe the national hurricane center advisories for details. SWells and increasing seas from hurricane maria will begin to impact the coastal area tonight and persist through most of the week.

Hourly Forecast for Marine Location Near Mathews CDP, VA
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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area forecast discussion
national weather service wakefield va
533 pm edt Sun sep 24 2017

Synopsis
High pressure will prevail across the mid atlantic through
Monday. Meanwhile, hurricane maria will gradually track north
well off the southeast coast. Maria is forecast to approach the
outer banks Tuesday into Wednesday, before pushing farther
offshore Thursday ahead of an approaching cold front late in the
week.

Near term until 6 am Monday morning
Sfc high pressure is currently centered over the eastern great
lakes and extends east into new england south into the southern
appalachians. Hurricane maria is gradually pushing nwd N of the
bahamas and well of the NE coast of fl. Locally, the sky remains
clear this afternoon (except for some wispy high clouds) under
the influence of high pressure. The high will remain nearly
stationary through tonight as maria slowly moves nwd. The srn
fringe of the high will begin to break down late tonight as
maria continues to move nwd resulting in some increasing clouds
across SE va NE nc. Elsewhere, patchy fog is possible where the
sky remains mostly clear. Low temperatures are forecast to be in
the 60s.

Short term 6 am Monday morning through Wednesday
Maria continues to trundle nwd Monday with the deep layer high
remaining anchored N of the region. Some outer bands of the
tropical cyclone will result in partly to mostly cloudy
conditions along the coast, with partly to mostly sunny
conditions farther inland (w of i-95). Deep layer moisture
remains limited with only a slight chc pop for coastal NE nc. A
modest tightening of the pressure gradient will result in a ~15
mph NE wind across coastal SE va NE nc with gusts to ~25 mph.

High temperatures will remain above normal ranging from the
upper 70s to around 80f at the coast to the mid upper 80s
farther inland.

There is decent model agreement showing maria reaching about
175-200mi SE of CAPE hatteras by 12z Tuesday. Maria continues
to push N Tuesday, and perhaps slightly W of due N as the upper
low drops sewd across fl. Increasing moisture and some outer
banded features will result in 20-40% pops along and E of i-95
Tuesday, with 40-50% for coastal SE va NE nc. QPF will be
minimal for most areas. Lows will generally be in the mid 60s
to low 70s Tuesday night, with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s
Tuesday under a mostly cloudy sky. Becoming breezy along the
coast with a NE wind increasing to 15-25 mph along the coast
Tuesday, with gusts up to 30-35 mph possible.

The latest 12z ECMWF still brings maria about 50 miles closer
to the nc outer banks on Wednesday compared to the 12z gfs. Will
defer to NHC on the exact forecast track as of 5 pm, but
indications are that a shift a bit farther to the west may be
warranted. This will in turn further increase the potential for
some rainfall across SE va NE nc (and coastal md to a lesser
degree), somewhat stronger wind gusts at the coast, higher
seas, and at least minor to moderate coastal flooding. At this
time, still don't anticipate heavy rain along the coast, generally
less than two inches, given maria's offshore track. Will have
pops of 30-60% east of i-95 wed, with slight chc pops into the
piedmont. Wind gusts could reach 40-50 mph from around
norfolk va beach southward into coastal NE nc where tropical
headlines may eventually be needed. The biggest impacts will
likely be from tidal flooding and beach erosion along near the
coast. Highs Wed from the upr 70s coast to the low mid 80s
inland.

Long term Wednesday night through Sunday
First part of the extended, Wednesday night through Thursday,
will be predicated on future track of hurricane maria. Have
utilized superblend for tangible weather during this period,
given potential uncertainty in the track. Again, will stress
that the 12z ECMWF is ~50 miles closer to the coast than the gfs
and have weighted the forecast more toward its solution for the
extended. This would linger maria closer to the nc obx through
Thursday before eventually taking maria fairly quickly
northeastward away from the area on Friday in advance of an
upper trof dropping southeastward from canada. This trof and
associated cold front move into the region next Saturday.

Above normal temperatures continue on Thursday, with highs from
the upper 70s to mid 80s. Temperatures cool into the 70s
Friday Saturday in the wake of hurricane maria. Lows Wednesday
night range from the mid 60s to around 70f, then mid 50s NW to
mid 60s SE Thursday night, and in the 50s to low 60s
Friday Saturday nights.

Aviation 22z Sunday through Friday
Clear mostly clear conditions expected thru this evening with a
ne wind of 5-10kt. High pressure remains anchored N of the
region tonight as maria continues to track nwd. Mostly clear
this evening, with increasing clouds later tonight across se
va NE nc with some MVFR CIGS possible. Otherwise, patchy fog is
possible where the sky remains mostly clear overnight.

Outlook: partly sunny to mostly cloudy Monday with a 10-15kt ne
wind. Increasing moisture and some distant banding from maria
will result in a 40-50% chc of showers for orf ecg and 20-40%
for ric sby phf. Conditions Tuesday night Wednesday Wednesday
night will largely be dictated by how close maria gets to the
outer banks. A closer approach will result in breezy to windy
conditions, especially at orf ecg along with an increased chc of
rain and degraded flight conditions. A cold front approaches
from the NW Thursday Friday and pushes maria farther offshore.

Marine
Hurricane maria is located about 470 miles SE of the sc nc
border as of 400 pm. Meanwhile, high pressure remains centered
north of the area tonight as maria starts to take more of a
northward track. NE winds average 10-15kt overnight with long
period onshore swell allowing seas to average 4-5ft north 5-8ft
south. Gradient winds between high pressure to the north and
maria to the south will steadily increase Mon into Mon night...

reaching SCA conditions (ne 15-30kt)during this time for srn
coastal waters, currituck sound, SRN ches bay, and the lower
james river. Seas build ahead of maria: NRN waters 5-6ft mon
aftn... Building to 6-8ft late Mon night. SRN waters 6-8ft mon
aftn... Building to 8-10ft late Mon night. SCA headlines have
been issued for bay sound lower james for Mon mon night with
ongoing SCA for hazardous seas for all coastal waters during
this time.

Latest 12z model guidance (as well as the official NHC forecast)
still keeps maria offshore of the carolinas Tue tue night and
off the mid atlantic coast Wed into thu. NE winds continue to
increase during this timeframe with the strongest winds
expected to occur Tue night into Wed morning. Tropical storm
conditions will be possible for SRN bay, sound, and coastal
waters from chincoteague to currituck light with wind gusts
ranging from 35-45kt (up to 50kt possible far SRN coastal
waters). A tropical storm watch has been issued for currituck
sound and SRN waters from the va nc border to currituck light
until 12z 800 am Thu morning. Aforementioned areas above may
be added to the watch as late as Mon aftn since impacts farther
north of the watch area are not anticipated to begin until tue
evening. Elsewhere, strong solid SCA conditions (20-30kt) will
occur. Seas build as high as 15-17ft south and 11-16ft north
during peak wave heights on Wed as maria is currently expected
to be centered about 175 miles E of duck, nc. Maria should
start to drift eastward Wed aftn early evening and move away
from the coast Wed night... Getting pushed out to sea on thu.

Adverse N winds to diminish west to east late Wed night with
wind speeds remaining SCA 20-30kt bay sound ocean lower james
into thu. Nnw swell behind departing maria will keep seas
elevated while being very slow to drop to 6-10ft north and
7-11ft south by late Thu aftn.

Please monitor the NHC forecast for the official forecast
track of hurricane maria.

Tides coastal flooding
Tidal departures had decreased some this afternoon averaging
1.0 ft above normal tide. Water levels remain elevated with some
nuisance flooding still occuring in the bay and rivers,
however, water levels remain below minor flood thresholds. Will
need to watch for additional flooding by mid week, especially
later Tue and Wed (and perhaps thu). This will depend on the
exact track of maria, but the potential for significant tidal
flooding reaching moderate to even major levels exists
(especially over locations adjacent to the lower bay and
southern va NE nc waters). High surf advisories likely will be
needed by Tue lasting into Wednesday and Thursday. The
combination of storm surge and large waves could result in
significant coastal erosion and damage to dune structures mid
week.

High risk for rip currents for all beaches adjacent to coastal
waters continues through today, as 3-5 ft nearshore waves and
13-15 second swell persists.

Akq watches warnings advisories
Md... None.

Nc... Tropical storm watch for ncz015>017-102.

Va... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory from 1 pm Monday to 6 am edt Tuesday for
anz632-634-638.

Tropical storm watch for anz633-658.

Small craft advisory for hazardous seas until 6 am edt Tuesday
for anz650-652-654-656.

Synopsis... Jdm
near term... Jdm
short term... Ajz jdm
long term... Ajz jdm
aviation... Ajz jdm
marine... Bmd
tides coastal flooding... Akq


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
YKRV2 - 8637611 - York River East Rear Range Light, VA 8 mi44 min ENE 5.1 G 6 78°F 1017 hPa
44072 10 mi32 min NE 5.8 G 5.8 78°F
YKTV2 - 8637689 - Yorktown, VA 15 mi44 min ESE 5.1 G 6 79°F 77°F1016.3 hPa
44058 - Stingray Point, VA 15 mi32 min NE 5.8 G 5.8 79°F 1016.9 hPa
RPLV2 - 8632837 - Rappahannock Light, VA 18 mi44 min NNE 5.1 G 7 1017.2 hPa
KPTV2 - 8632200 - Kiptopeke, VA 19 mi44 min E 5.1 G 8 76°F
YRSV2 - Chesapeake Bay,VA 25 mi92 min NE 1.9 83°F 1017 hPa65°F
WDSV2 - 8638614 - Willoughby Deguassing , VA 26 mi44 min E 8 G 9.9 76°F 1016.4 hPa
44064 26 mi32 min 9.7 G 12 76°F 1016.2 hPa
CBBV2 - 8638863 - Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, VA 27 mi44 min ENE 11 G 12 75°F 76°F1016.2 hPa
SWPV2 - 8638610 - Sewells Point, VA 28 mi44 min 77°F1016.4 hPa
DOMV2 - 8638511 - Dominion Terminal Association, VA 28 mi44 min NE 1.9 G 5.1 79°F 1016.6 hPa
44041 - Jamestown, VA 30 mi32 min ESE 3.9 G 7.8
CHYV2 - 8638999 - Cape Henry, VA 32 mi44 min NE 8.9 G 11 75°F
CRYV2 - 8638595 - South Craney Island, VA 32 mi44 min ENE 8 G 9.9 78°F 1016 hPa
WAHV2 - 8631044 - Wachapreague, VA 35 mi44 min ENE 6 G 8 76°F 81°F1016.8 hPa
MNPV2 - 8639348 - Money Point, VA 40 mi44 min ENE 4.1 G 8 80°F 78°F1015.9 hPa
44099 - Cape Henry, VA (147) 41 mi32 min 76°F3 ft
LWTV2 - 8635750 - Lewisetta, VA 46 mi44 min SE 4.1 G 5.1 81°F 79°F1016.8 hPa
44042 - Potomac, MD 47 mi32 min SSE 1.9 G 3.9 79°F 1016.2 hPa

Wind History for York River East Rear Range Light, VA
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Airport Reports
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Langley Air Force Base, VA19 mi2.1 hrsENE 810.00 miFair80°F67°F64%1016.9 hPa
Newport News, Newport News / Williamsburg International Airport, VA20 mi68 minENE 910.00 miFair79°F64°F62%1016.4 hPa
Fort Eustis / Felker, VA24 mi64 minE 610.00 miFair86°F63°F46%1016.2 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for New Point Comfort, Mobjack Bay, Virginia
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Sun -- 12:11 AM EDT     2.55 feet High Tide
Sun -- 06:23 AM EDT     0.33 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 06:54 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 11:03 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 12:34 PM EDT     2.82 feet High Tide
Sun -- 06:58 PM EDT     Sunset
Sun -- 07:07 PM EDT     0.48 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 09:53 PM EDT     Moonset
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Tide / Current Tables for York Spit Light, Mobjack Bay, Virginia
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York Spit Light
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Sun -- 12:01 AM EDT     2.52 feet High Tide
Sun -- 06:13 AM EDT     0.33 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 06:54 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 11:02 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 12:24 PM EDT     2.79 feet High Tide
Sun -- 06:57 PM EDT     0.48 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 06:58 PM EDT     Sunset
Sun -- 09:53 PM EDT     Moonset
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Wind Forecast for Wakefield, VA (19,4,5,8)
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