Thursday, April26, 2018 L-36.com


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Bensley, VA

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Sunrise 6:18AMSunset 7:56PM Thursday April 26, 2018 9:28 AM EDT (13:28 UTC) Moonrise 3:34PMMoonset 3:43AM Illumination 85% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 11 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- 658 Am Edt Thu Apr 26 2018
Today..NW winds 10 kt, becoming S 5 to 10 kt late. Waves 1 foot.
Tonight..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. Showers likely after midnight.
Fri..SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming sw late. Waves 1 foot. A chance of tstms. Showers likely, mainly in the morning.
Fri night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming sw after midnight. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers in the evening.
Sat..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Sat night..W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N after midnight. Waves 1 foot.
Sun..NW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Sun night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Mon..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Mon night..W winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot. Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.
ANZ600 658 Am Edt Thu Apr 26 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.. Weak high pressure returns today. The next area of low pressure crosses the local area late tonight through Friday. A cold front crosses the region late Saturday into Saturday night, with high pressure building into the region on Sunday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Bensley, VA
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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Fxus61 kakq 261042
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area forecast discussion
national weather service wakefield va
642 am edt Thu apr 26 2018

Synopsis
Weak high pressure returns today. The next area of low pressure
crosses the local area late tonight through Friday. Mainly dry
weather is on tap this weekend and early next week.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
As of 245 am edt Thursday...

drying beginning over the local area as NW winds push lower dew
points into the region. Most dew points remain in the 50s over
the fa but 40s now found as close as cho lyh. A brief break from
the recent unsettled wx today... Although expecting clouds to
begin arriving increasing from the ssw as the next area of lo
pres tracks through tn NRN al NRN ga. Expect most areas to be
dry through the day... Although would not rule out isold shras
late INVOF far interior NE nc after 21z 26. Highs mainly
70-75f... Except 60s at the beaches.

Short term 6 pm this evening through Saturday
As of 245 am edt Thursday...

a quick increase in pops (to 40-80%) Thu night (mainly after
06z) as lo pres enters the fa from the sw. Keeping pops 50-70%
ne half of the fa Fri morning... Tapering to 30-40% far sw.

Models show ribbon of CAPE (to 500-750 j kg) moving across the
fa late tonight Fri morning W period of enhanced uvm. Have
added slgt chc-chc tstms from about 06z-18z 26. Locally heavy
rain is possible. The low pressure area lifts to the NE of the
local area Friday afternoon... However will be keeping 20-30%
(for shras tstms) as a lo pres trough remains INVOF the fa.

Otherwise... Mostly cloudy Fri morning, then vrb clouds-becoming
partly sunny in the afternoon. Lows tonight from near 50 N to
the m-u50s s. Highs Friday from the u60s NW and at the coast to
the l-m70s central southern locales.

Improved conditions Fri night and sat, although do expect a weak
cold front to approach from the NW late Sat afternoon. Partly
to mostly clear during this time. Lows Fri night from the u40s
nw to the m50s se. Highs Saturday mainly in the m-u70s, except
u60s at the beaches.

Long term Saturday night through Wednesday
As of 245 am edt Thursday...

weak cold front crosses the local area Sat evening... Possibly
accompanied by isold shras... ESP N and NE locales. Dry cooler
and breezy sun. After that... A period of delightful spring
weather on tap early next week as hi pres sets up over the
local area Mon then off the mid atlantic coast Tue wed.

Expecting a siginificant warming trend mon-wed.

Lows Sat Sun nights near 40 NW to near 50 se. Highs Sun in the
60s, mid 60s-lwr 70s mon. Lows Mon night mid 40s NW to lwr 50s
se. Highs tues 75-80f. Lows tues night in the 50s. Highs wed
upr 70s-lwr 80s.

Aviation 12z Thursday through Monday
As of 640 am edt Thursday...

drier air will continue to do so through this morning. Other
than patchy fg W vrb vsbys INVOF ecg until about 13z 26...VFR
conditions expected today though bkn clouds 5-10 kft will spread
into the region from the wsw. The next lo pres system will
impact the region (by late) tonight into Fri afternoon W flight
restrictions likely due to lower bkn-ovc CIGS (at least times of
lo end MVFR) and shras (lo prob for isold sct tstms). Mainly
vfr conditions expected sat- sun.

Marine
As of 420 am edt Thursday...

sca headlines remain in effect until 7 pm or 10 pm this evening
for the coastal waters, due to lingering long period E SE swell
of 10 seconds. Seas 5-7 ft early this morning, will subside to 3
to 4 ft tonight.

Early this morning, one low pressure area was over new england,
with weak high pressure cntrd over the upper midwest. Another
low pressure area was over the middle lower ms valley. NW winds
5-15 kt this morning, will shift to the SE or S arnd 10 kt or
less during the mid late aftn hrs into this evening, as weak
sfc high pressure builds in fm the nnw. The next low pressure
area will affect the waters tonight thru fri, as it tracks fm
the SE u.S. Thru the local area on fri, and off to the NE by
fri night. Another cold front crosses the waters Sat night,
increasing winds close to SCA levels, then diminishing Sun as
high pressure returns.

Akq watches warnings advisories
Md... None.

Nc... None.

Va... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 10 pm edt this evening for anz650-
652-654.

Small craft advisory until 7 pm edt this evening for anz656-
658.

Synopsis... Jdm
near term... Alb
short term... Alb jdm
long term... Mpr
aviation... Alb
marine... Lkb tmg


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
YRSV2 - Chesapeake Bay,VA 38 mi59 min NNW 2.9 58°F 1013 hPa48°F
YKTV2 - 8637689 - Yorktown, VA 52 mi41 min NNW 11 G 14 56°F 57°F1011.7 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, VA5 mi33 minNNW 410.00 miFair57°F43°F60%1014.2 hPa
Richmond, Richmond International Airport, VA8 mi35 minN 810.00 miOvercast57°F43°F60%1012.6 hPa
Petersburg, Dinwiddie County Airport, VA17 mi34 minNNW 510.00 miFair58°F45°F62%1012.5 hPa
Ashland, Hanover County Municipal Airport, VA19 mi35 minNW 510.00 miMostly Cloudy57°F42°F58%1012.4 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Falling Creek entrance, James River, Virginia
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Falling Creek entrance
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Thu -- 01:45 AM EDT     3.82 feet High Tide
Thu -- 04:43 AM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 06:20 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:53 AM EDT     0.19 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 02:10 PM EDT     3.70 feet High Tide
Thu -- 04:33 PM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 07:55 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 09:18 PM EDT     0.16 feet Low Tide
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3.13.73.83.52.82.11.50.90.40.20.61.62.63.43.73.532.31.71.10.60.20.31.2

Tide / Current Tables for Curles, 1 mile north of, James River, Virginia
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Curles
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Thu -- 01:41 AM EDT     3.33 feet High Tide
Thu -- 04:42 AM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 06:20 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:36 AM EDT     0.21 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 02:07 PM EDT     3.23 feet High Tide
Thu -- 04:33 PM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 07:54 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 09:01 PM EDT     0.19 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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2.83.23.332.41.81.20.70.30.20.81.62.433.23.12.621.40.90.40.20.51.3

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