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Marine Weather and Tides
Chester, VA

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10/6/2018 Colors of tide XTide graphs changed to emphasize that they were upgraded. See next note. Comments welcome.
10/4/2018 I have fixed XTide and updated the harmonic files. There were some name changes so you might have to click EDIT to find the new station name.

Sunrise 7:13AMSunset 4:54PM Wednesday December 12, 2018 3:15 AM EST (08:15 UTC) Moonrise 11:10AMMoonset 9:46PM Illumination 22% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 5 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- 1245 Am Est Wed Dec 12 2018
Rest of tonight..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Wed..NW winds 5 to 10 kt until late afternoon, becoming light and variable. Waves 1 foot.
Wed night..SE winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Thu..E winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Thu night..NE winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Fri..E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of rain in the afternoon.
Fri night..SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Rain.
Sat..SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of rain.
Sat night..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of rain.
ANZ600 1245 Am Est Wed Dec 12 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.. High pressure builds over the area during the day today. A complex area of low pressure approaches from the southwest on Friday and crosses the area this weekend.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Chester, VA
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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Fxus61 kakq 120531
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area forecast discussion
national weather service wakefield va
1231 am est Wed dec 12 2018

Synopsis
High pressure builds over the area tonight through Thursday.

Low pressure approaches from the southwest Friday and crosses
the area Saturday.

Near term through today
As of 840 pm est Tuesday...

mainly skc overnight. Light SW wind may keep temps from falling
as far as they can, but still expect readings from 20 NW to near
30 se. Some teens psbl if winds decouple across the w. Sps alrdy
issued for ptchy "black ice".

Short term tonight through Friday night
As of 355 pm est Tuesday...

Wednesday Thursday...

high pressure moves offshore on Wednesday. A weak trough clips
the NRN mid-atlantic Thursday, with high pressure building
across new england in the wake of this system. Temperatures will
be slow to moderate through midweek given snow cover. Remaining
dry through the period as high pressure prevails under a partly
to mostly sunny clear sky.

Low temperatures tonight range from the low 20s in the piedmont, to
the upper 20s around 30f toward the coast. Highs Wednesday range
from the low mid 40s inland to the mid upper 40s at the coast. Highs
Thursday range from the low 40s NW to the low 50s se, after morning
lows in the mid 20s to low 30s.

Friday Friday night...

after a quiet mid-week, the pattern will become more active on
Friday into the first half of the weekend. Good model agreement
continues that a strong southern stream shortwave will carve
out a broad upper trough over the southern plains on Thursday,
with that feature eventually closing off and pushing across the
southeast on Friday into Saturday. The associated surface low
will then develop over the texarkana region late Thursday,
lifting across the mid-south Thursday night, before approaching
our area Friday into Saturday, as the surface high slips farther
offshore Thursday night and Friday.

Overall, model timing is a bit faster with the 12z Tue suite of
models. ECMWF nam and fv3 all depict overrunning moisture
pushing across the western half of the region Friday morning,
reaching the remainder of the CWA by late Friday afternoon. Rain
then continues across the area Friday evening with the steadiest
rainfall highest likelihood of pops coming Friday night into
Saturday morning. Rain may be moderate to heavy at times. Rain
chances continue into the Saturday afternoon, especially across
the ne. At this time, left any thunder message just south of our
area where models currently indicate better instability. Ahead
of this system, a deep southerly flow will transport abundant
moisture into the region allowing for pwat values to climb in
excess of 1.5" Friday afternoon into Saturday morning. Model
output shows anywhere from 1 to 2 inches of QPF over the local
area with this system, with ECMWF once again a bit wetter than
the remaining guidance. High QPF values in addition to the
melted snowfall from the previous winter storm will set the
stage for potential flooding issues. Cursory look at mmefs shows
at least 50-60% probability for minor to moderate river flood
event across each of our river forecast points. A flood watch
will certainly be worth consideration with later forecast
packages if current setup remains in place in modeled data, and
will make a mention in hwo, given pops already in likely to low
end categorical range for Friday afternoon and night.

Long term Saturday through Tuesday
As of 355 pm est Tuesday...

Saturday's low pressure system departs offshore by Sunday morning
with residual showers possible across far southern va and northeast
nc as the upper level low swings across the region. Still some
disagreement between the models on this feature, decided to go
closer to the ecm fv3. Ecm is still consistent with showing low
pressure redevelop off the nc coast Sunday night into Monday.

This would allow for rain showers to linger across the east into
Monday morning. The operational GFS is more progressive with
the upper level low, thus has dry weather by Sunday afternoon.

Introduced chance pops across the south and southeast Sunday
afternoon into Monday morning to take into account both model
solutions. Dry weather Monday and Tuesday as high pressure
builds back across the region. Temperatures moderate by this
weekend with southerly flow ahead of the next low pressure
system, currently have highs in the lower 50s NW to the low mid
60s across the SE for Saturday. Sunday will feature highs in the
low to mid 50s across the region. Temperatures trend cooler
early next week as cool high pressure builds across the area.

Aviation 06z Wednesday through Sunday
As of 1230 am est Wednesday...

high pressure is centered over the deep south early this
morning, and it will gradually slide across the southeast coast
today and move offshore tonight. Clear early this morning, with
some high clouds arriving later this aftn into tonight. A light
wsw wind early will become nw, and then become sse (locally ene
at orf) as high pressure slides off the coast later this aftn.

High pressure continues to prevail Thursday into Thursday night.

Low pressure approaches from the SW Friday and moves across the
area Friday night into Saturday bringing rain and degraded
flight conditions. An upper level trough lingers over the area
into Sunday.

Marine
As of 345 pm est Tuesday...

conditions across the marine area continue to improve today as the
secondary area of low pressure off the carolina coast pulls away
from the region. Winds have been decreasing from north to south
today with 10-15 knots prevalent across the northern bay and ocean
zones and 15-25 knots from CAPE henry and points to the south. A
weak shortwave trough aloft and surface reflection will clip
northern zones late tonight and Wednesday morning bringing a short
lived stint of renewed cold advection and increased winds. Guidance
differs in the magnitude of cold advection wind with the wrf
guidance showing the potential for a brief period of SCA conditions
for our northern bay and ocean zones (north of CAPE charles). The
3km NAM is less robust with winds staying below SCA thresholds.

Given the lack of agreement and marginal wind magnitude will hold
off on introducing new headlines for the bay with this package.

Waves are slowly decreasing as well with generally 1-2 feet in the
bay, slightly higher at 2-3 near the mouth of the bay. Offshore is a
different story, seas 5-6 feet across the northern zones and 6-8
feet south of CAPE charles. Guidance has trended slower regarding
the reduction in wave amplitude offshore with 5 foot seas indicated
across all ocean zones through Wednesday morning. Therefore, will
extend scas for all ocean zones through 15z tomorrow.

Tranquil marine conditions are in store for the mid week period as
high pressure builds into the area from the west. Longer term model
guidance shows a closed low aloft and surface low pressure
approaching for the end of the week. However, the timing, placement,
and magnitude of depicted low pressure vary substantially among the
gfs ECMWF gem. Will show increasing winds seas beginning Friday with
the potential for SCA conditions across the bay and offshore zones
through Sunday.

Akq watches warnings advisories
Md... None.

Nc... None.

Va... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 10 am est this morning for anz650-
652-654-656-658.

Synopsis... Ajz
near term... Ajz mpr
short term... Ajz mam
long term... Ajb
aviation... Ajz
marine... Eri


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
YRSV2 - Chesapeake Bay,VA 35 mi46 min WSW 1.9 26°F 1020 hPa24°F
YKTV2 - 8637689 - Yorktown, VA 49 mi28 min W 5.1 G 6 44°F1019.1 hPa

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Chesterfield County Airport, VA8 mi20 minN 010.00 miFair22°F17°F82%1022.3 hPa
Richmond, Richmond International Airport, VA10 mi22 minN 010.00 miFair22°F16°F78%1020.5 hPa
Petersburg, Dinwiddie County Airport, VA15 mi21 minN 010.00 miFair25°F19°F82%1020.7 hPa
Ashland, Hanover County Municipal Airport, VA22 mi22 minN 09.00 miFair22°F18°F85%1020.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Chester, James River, Virginia
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Chester
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Wed -- 02:13 AM EST     0.04 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:14 AM EST     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:29 AM EST     2.47 feet High Tide
Wed -- 11:09 AM EST     Moonrise
Wed -- 02:04 PM EST     0.07 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 04:52 PM EST     Sunset
Wed -- 07:36 PM EST     2.66 feet High Tide
Wed -- 09:46 PM EST     Moonset
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Tide / Current Tables for Haxall, James River, Virginia
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Haxall
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Wed -- 01:20 AM EST     0.05 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:58 AM EST     2.40 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:13 AM EST     Sunrise
Wed -- 11:09 AM EST     Moonrise
Wed -- 01:11 PM EST     0.08 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 04:51 PM EST     Sunset
Wed -- 07:05 PM EST     2.59 feet High Tide
Wed -- 09:45 PM EST     Moonset
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