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|Sunrise 6:58AM||Sunset 7:21PM||Friday March 24, 2017 9:50 PM EDT (01:50 UTC)||Moonrise 3:54AM||Moonset 2:47PM||Illumination 7%|
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|ANZ654 Coastal Waters From Parramore Island To Cape Charles Light Va Out 20 Nm- 708 Pm Edt Fri Mar 24 2017 |
Tonight..SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft with a dominant period of 8 seconds.
Sat..S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft with a dominant period of 11 seconds.
Sat night..S winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt late. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Sun..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft...mainly se swell with a dominant period of 10 seconds in the afternoon.
Sun night..S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Mon..S winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft...mainly E swell with a dominant period of 9 seconds in the morning.
Mon night..S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Tue..S winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers in the afternoon.
Tue night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming W after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.
Wed..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers in the morning.
|ANZ600 708 Pm Edt Fri Mar 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 off the mid atlantic coast through the weekend. A weak backdoor front will drop across the northern waters late Saturday night before returning north as a warm front on Sunday. A cold front will cross the waters late Tuesday night...with light onshore flow developing for late in the week.
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service wakefield va
937 pm edt Fri mar 24 2017
High pressure remains offshore the mid-atlantic coast through
Saturday. An upper level disturbance lifts over the region
Sunday. A cold front crosses the region Tuesday night.
Near term /through Saturday/
Minor update to the forecast this evening to slow the fall in
temperatures this evening. Overnight lows will drop into lower
50s as winds decouple overnight. Skies were clear with just some
high clouds moving across the mountains and mid clouds over
western va. At the surface high pressure was anchored off the
se us coast. This pattern will persist through tonight and
Saturday with southwest flow and the low level moisture
continuing to increase with sfc dew points in the mid to upper
40s climbing into the lower 50s. Expect dry weather tonight and
Saturday with lows in the lower 50s and highs tomorrow in the
low to mids 70s for most areas.
Short term /Saturday night through Monday/
The period begins on the dry side the upper short wave ride and
sfc high still in control of the region weather. The southerly
flow will continue to keep the mild air in place with another
night with lows in the 50s. The one except to this could be a
back door front that slides into the DELMARVA late Saturday
night. The NAM was much more aggressive with this feature and
allowed cooler air to make its way into the lower md eastern
shore. Have cooled temperatures there toward morning and added
some additional clouds. Did not add any pops however.
The next upper level shortwave is progged to move through the
ohio valley into the great lake states late Sunday into Monday
morning. The best forcing with this wave will remain north and
west of the area with no real surface reflection as the initial
boundary weakens and dissipates as the next trough begins to
lift out of the southern plains. Have dropped pops back to
chance values with the best forcing being so far to the north
and west of the area. The GFS is a bit quicker to pull the
chances of rain out compare to the NAM so have held on to some
pops early Monday in the DELMARVA but went dry there after as
the shortwave ridge between the two systems builds over the
area. For temperatures, see very little change as the air mass
remain the same. So expect highs in the upper 60s to mid 70s
each day and lows Sunday night in the low to mid 50s.
Long term /Monday night through Friday/
Medium range period will remain mild, courtesy of warm southerly
flow from lingering high pressure just offshore of the mid-atlantic
coast. Other main weather feature of note will be a rather
progressive mid-level shortwave traversing the western/central conus
late sat-Monday, before lifting e-ne across the mid-south toward the
local area on Tuesday. High end chance pop remains in place for
showers and sct t-storms. While the system will be weakening, given
decent instability and favorable diurnal timing, will continue
thunder wording for all but far NE zones (later timing). Shortwave
ridging behind the wave will bring slightly cooler, albeit still
mild, and drying wx Wed and thu. Forecast highs mainly in the 60s to
near 70 far north and along the immediate coast... 70s to near 80
west of the bay on Tuesday, 60s to mid 70s on Wednesday... With temps
trending back to around climo normal for the latter half of next
week. Next chance of rain comes by the end of the period late next
week in association with another weakening southern stream upper low|
traversing the southern tier of the country. For now, rain chances
are re-introduced by late on thu/fri.
Aviation /02z Saturday through Wednesday/
Gusty southwest winds prevailed Friday afternoon. These winds will
diminish some but continue strong enough to inhibit fog. Dew points
are increasing over the area but relative humidities are expected to
remain AOB 90 percent in the morning. Variable amounts of mid and
high level clouds will concentrate across northern and far western
parts of the area through Saturday. Observed (off kdox radar) and
forecast winds southwest and west winds of around 40 knots at 2k
feet this evening and overnight have triggered wind shear remarks in
the tafs for ric and sby. Back at the surface... Southwest winds
increase to some extent Saturday but not as strong as they were
Outlook... Patchy fog will be possible Sunday morning. Scattered
showers and thunderstorms are possible late Sunday into Monday
morning and again late Tuesday into early Wednesday. Periods of
reduced aviation conditions will be possible during times of
Latest obs reflect increasing ssw flow across the waters this
afternoon, courtesy of tightening pressure gradient between surface
high pressure just offshore and developing low pressure over the
plains. As expected, nearshore winds have been gusty today, and have
noted some gusts to near SCA thresholds in the lower james river and
nearshore along the western shore of the bay. However, given still
cool water temps, gusts have been largely unable to mix down to the
water surface. Thus, will carry winds around 15kt for the balance of
the aftn, dropping off slightly this evening. Similar setup for
tomorrow, albeit with mixing a bit more shallow. Ssw flow 10-15 kt,
a few gusts to near SCA possible in the rivers and northern bay
zones. A weak backdoor front will drop across northern waters
tomorrow night, with winds shifting around to the nne post-frontal
mainly north of parramore island and eventually reaching the upper
bay north of new point comfort into early Sunday morning. Farther
south, s-sw flow persists AOB 15 kt.
Southerly flow resumes across northern waters by later Sunday as the
weak front lifts back north/washes out. Relatively benign marine
persist Sunday night and Monday, with ssw winds mainly AOB 15 kt.
Next front crosses the waters on Tuesday evening into Wednesday,
with winds veering nnw before becoming onshore for the late week
period. Seas averaging 2-3 ft nearshore... Waves 1-2 ft. However, a
brief period of 4-5 footers possible on Tuesday near offshore zones
with increasing SW flow.
near term... Ess/jao
short term... Ess
long term... Mam
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|WAHV2 - 8631044 - Wachapreague, VA||10 mi||51 min||SW 8 G 12||53°F||51°F||1024 hPa (-1.0)|
|RPLV2 - 8632837 - Rappahannock Light, VA||19 mi||51 min||S 17 G 18||1024.8 hPa (-0.6)|
|44089||27 mi||51 min||44°F||3 ft|
|KPTV2 - 8632200 - Kiptopeke, VA||27 mi||51 min||SSW 8.9 G 11||47°F|
|44058 - Stingray Point, VA||32 mi||41 min||SW 12 G 14||56°F||1024 hPa|
|44096||32 mi||60 min||47°F||2 ft|
|44072||37 mi||41 min||SW 12 G 14||56°F|
|44099 - Cape Henry, VA (147)||38 mi||39 min||47°F||3 ft|
|YKRV2 - 8637611 - York River East Rear Range Light, VA||39 mi||51 min||SW 13 G 16||59°F||1024.1 hPa (-0.3)|
|CBBV2 - 8638863 - Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, VA||42 mi||51 min||SW 14 G 16||63°F||48°F||1025.3 hPa (-0.0)|
|44093||42 mi||60 min||46°F||3 ft|
|CHYV2 - 8638999 - Cape Henry, VA||42 mi||51 min||SW 8 G 11||65°F|
|YKTV2 - 8637689 - Yorktown, VA||46 mi||51 min||SSW 9.9 G 13||64°F||48°F||1024.4 hPa (-0.0)|
|WDSV2 - 8638614 - Willoughby Deguassing , VA||48 mi||51 min||SW 17 G 18||64°F||1026.1 hPa (-0.3)|
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|Melfa / Accomack Airport, VA||14 mi||56 min||SW 12 G 17||10.00 mi||Fair||62°F||46°F||56%||1024.4 hPa|
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Fri -- 04:53 AM EDT Moonrise
Fri -- 05:44 AM EDT 4.04 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:59 AM EDT Sunrise
Fri -- 12:00 PM EDT 0.18 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 03:47 PM EDT Moonset
Fri -- 06:15 PM EDT 3.82 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:18 PM EDT Sunset
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Fri -- 12:14 AM EDT 0.41 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 04:54 AM EDT Moonrise
Fri -- 06:32 AM EDT 4.56 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:00 AM EDT Sunrise
Fri -- 12:58 PM EDT 0.51 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 03:47 PM EDT Moonset
Fri -- 06:51 PM EDT 4.07 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:19 PM EDT Sunset
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