Saturday, April29, 2017 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Chester, VA

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Sunrise 6:14AMSunset 7:59PM Saturday April 29, 2017 1:39 AM EDT (05:39 UTC) Moonrise 8:07AMMoonset 10:41PM Illumination 11% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 3 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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ANZ636 York River- 111 Am Edt Sat Apr 29 2017
Rest of tonight..SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Sat..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Sat night..SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Sun..SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Sun night..S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Mon..S winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Mon night..SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Tstms likely. Showers likely.
Tue..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Showers and tstms likely in the morning.
Tue night..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Wed..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Wed night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.
ANZ600 111 Am Edt Sat Apr 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.. High pressure will set up off the southeast coast tonight and produce south to southwest winds over the marine area through Sunday. The next cold front approaches the waters Monday, then crosses the area Monday night into Tuesday morning.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Chester, VA
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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area forecast discussion
national weather service wakefield va
128 am edt Sat apr 29 2017

Synopsis
Bermuda high pressure prevails off the southeast coast through the
weekend. A backdoor cold front will drop south across the northern
delmarva peninsula tonight then lift back north as a warm front
Sunday. The next cold front pushes across the region Monday night.

Near term /until 6 am this morning/
Adjusted grids overnight based on the ifr stratus moving north
along the outer banks and the pesky stratus and fog at oxb.

Otw, high clouds will overspread the area from the north
associated with the convection along the frontal boundary ivof
mason dixon line. Lows in the upr 60s to lwr 70s.

Short term /6 am this morning through Monday/
Bermuda sfc high retrogrades towards the southeast coast over
the weekend, with stacked mid-high level high pressure
amplifying over the mid-atlantic region through Saturday.

Factoring in increasing dewpoints and decent south to southwest
winds during this time, warm temperatures can be expected. Highs
Saturday in the lower 90s inland (85-90f beaches). Local
climate sites may tie or break records tomorrow. See climate
section below for more detailed information. With the stacked
high overhead, precipitation will be very limited due to
downslope drying from south-southwest winds and strong
subsidence aloft, which will limit lift/instability potential
for convection or anything other than few-sct fair weather
cumulus clouds in the afternoon.

The warm front, which is associated with the southern plains
low, is expected to stall INVOF nrn va/mason-dixon line Saturday
night into Sunday. Isolated to scattered showers/storms will be
possible along/north of a line from caroline county to wallops
island Saturday evening. Any threat for rain ends thereafter due
to the boundary shifting northeast and lack of daytime heating
to support lift/convection. Meanwhile, mid-upper level high
pressure shifts eastward and away from the southeast coast late
Saturday night into Sunday, and temperatures will continue to be
very warm. Expect lows in the upper 60s to lower 70s (mid 60s
beaches), and highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s inland (low-
mid 80s beaches due to a slightly more onshore wind direction).

Temps still in ballpark to tie or break records for maximum low
temperatures and could fall a few degrees short for high temp
records on Sunday. Again, see climate section below for more
detailed information.

The SRN plains low tracks nne into ia/mn/wi Sunday night into
Monday, and the strong cold front associated with it is expected
to track across the ohio valley on Monday... Approaching the mid
atlantic region. Slightly cooler Sunday night as high cirrus
streams into the area from the sw-w in southwest flow aloft.

Expect lows generally in the upper 60s (low-mid 60s beaches).

Winds ramp up by mid-late morning on Monday ahead of the
approaching front. South to southwest winds of 20-25 mph with
gusts of 30-35 mph should be anticipated. Models have
precipitation progged to arrive in far WRN portions of the cwa
in the afternoon. In reality, the orientation of the front and
subsequent upper level jet are oriented north to south, which
will likely result in a slower arrival time sometime Monday
evening. Can shore up better timing potential over the next few
model runs. Overall, the front is not expected to cross the
region until Monday night with more widespread showers/storms
anticipated. Pwats approach 1.50 inches by the time rain begins
and periods of moderate to heavy rainfall should occur. Wind
profiles are fairly unidirectional from southwest with low-level
veering with height. This would suggest that strong to locally
severe wind gusts will also be possible. Again, can shore up
details as Monday nears. Temperatures could prove to be tricky
as mid- high clouds increase from the sw-w as Monday progresses,
however ample mixing could negate any cooling effects from the
expected cloud cover. Kept temperatures warmer than model
guidance with highs in the mid-upper 80s (low-mid 80s beaches).

Long term /Monday night through Friday/
Cold front will move across the region then off the coast Mon night
into Tue morning, with at least sctd showers and tstms in
advance of the front. Weak high pressure will provide dry wx for
later Tue morning thru wed, as it slides fm the gulf coast
states to off the SE coast. Lows Mon night in the upper 50s to
mid 60s. Highs on Tue in the mid 70s to lower 80s. Lows tue
night ranging thru the 50s into the lower 60s. Highs on wed
ranging thru the 70s to near 80. Low pressure will approach fm
the wsw late Wed night thru thu, then lifts just wnw of the area
during Fri while pushing a cold front into the region. Pops
will increase to high chc on thu, then high chc to likely pops
for Thu night and fri. Highs on Thu will range fm the upper 60s
to upper 70s. Lows Thu night will range fm the lower 50s to
lower 60s. Highs on Fri will range fm the mid 60s to mid 70s.

Aviation /06z Saturday through Wednesday/
Watching MVFR-ifr st move north along the nc/va coast early this
morning. Thus, will have bkn-ovc CIGS at ecg/orf/phf through
12z or so. Otw, extensive ci shield spreading south across the
fa from convection to the north. South winds avgg arnd 10 kts
will likely prevent much fog development but guid does show some
MVFR vsbys at ric/sby towards daybreak.

Vfr conditions expected after 12z as the st burns off with only
sct-bkn ci and sct CU throughout the day. Ssw winds gusts btwn
15-20 kts.

Outlook... Mainly dry weather expected through the remainder of
the weekend, although some convection is possible across delaware
tonight along a backdoor cold front. Next frontal boundary late
Monday into Tuesday with possibility of showers and thunderstorms.

Marine
No headlines in the short term tonight thru sun. High pressure
will set up off the SE coast for tonight into mon, providing ssw
winds 15 kt or less thru sun. A cold front will then approach fm
the west during mon, then moves acrs the area and off the coast
mon night into Tue morning. Stronger ssw winds expected late sun
night into Mon night, resulting in sca's over the waters. SW or
w winds and below SCA conditions expected behind the front for
tue and wed.

Hydrology
Cashie river at windsor dropped below flood stage early this
evening... And flood warning has been dropped. Have continued
flood advisory in mecklenburg county through tomorrow, with
vdot continuing to report numerous roads closed in the kerr dam
area, creating ongoing navigation concerns.

Climate
It still appears likely that richmond and norfolk will each end
the month with the warmest april on record. Very warm temperatures
expected through Sunday and an unseasonably warm april to date
should combine to push the april 2017 average temperature above
that which occurred in 1994. As noted below, both of the
previous records on the books were established in 1994. This
month's temperatures look to end up around one degree above
those values.

Average temperatures / record average temperature
through today 4/28/17:
apr 2017
avg temp record
location to date avg temp year
-------- -------- ------ ----
richmond 63.1 63.2 1994
norfolk 65.3 64.7 1994
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record lows/highs for Saturday 4/29:
forecast record
location low low year
-------- -------- ------ ----
richmond 72 67 1956
norfolk 70 66 1981
salisbury 69 65 1974
forecast record
location high high year
-------- -------- ------ ----
richmond 93 93 1974
norfolk 91 92 1974
salisbury 90 89 1974
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record lows/highs for april 30:
forecast record
location low low year
-------- -------- ------ ----
richmond 72 63 2014
norfolk 70 67 1994
salisbury 68 63 1983
forecast record
location high high year
-------- -------- ------ ----
richmond 91 94 1942
norfolk 88 93 1888
salisbury 86 86 1974

Akq watches/warnings/advisories
Md... None.

Nc... None.

Va... None.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Mpr
near term... Mpr
short term... Bmd
long term... Tmg
aviation... Mpr
marine... Tmg
hydrology... Akq
climate... Akq


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
44041 - Jamestown, VA 34 mi39 min SSW 7.8 G 14 76°F 70°F
YRSV2 - Chesapeake Bay,VA 35 mi69 min S 1.9 78°F 1019 hPa71°F
YKTV2 - 8637689 - Yorktown, VA 49 mi51 min SSW 9.9 G 12 78°F 65°F1017.8 hPa

Wind History for Yorktown USCG Training Center, VA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Chesterfield County Airport, VA8 mi44 minS 710.00 miFair0°F0°F%1017.9 hPa
Richmond, Richmond International Airport, VA10 mi45 minS 99.00 miPartly Cloudy74°F70°F88%1017.7 hPa
Petersburg, Dinwiddie County Airport, VA15 mi44 minS 410.00 miFair73°F68°F86%1018.3 hPa
Ashland, Hanover County Municipal Airport, VA22 mi45 minS 68.00 miFair74°F66°F79%1017.1 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Chester, James River, Virginia
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Chester
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Sat -- 01:45 AM EDT     0.12 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 06:16 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 06:55 AM EDT     3.79 feet High Tide
Sat -- 09:07 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 02:39 PM EDT     -0.02 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 07:40 PM EDT     3.25 feet High Tide
Sat -- 07:57 PM EDT     Sunset
Sat -- 11:41 PM EDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.60.20.10.61.62.83.63.83.52.92.21.610.50.100.61.62.63.13.22.92.31.6

Tide / Current Tables for Haxall, James River, Virginia
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Haxall
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Sat -- 12:49 AM EDT     0.13 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 06:16 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 06:22 AM EDT     3.73 feet High Tide
Sat -- 09:06 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 01:43 PM EDT     -0.02 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 07:07 PM EDT     3.20 feet High Tide
Sat -- 07:57 PM EDT     Sunset
Sat -- 11:41 PM EDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.30.10.41.32.43.33.73.63.12.41.71.10.50.1-00.41.32.333.232.51.81.1

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Wind Forecast for Wakefield, VA (1,6,7,8)
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