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Marine Weather and Tides
Richmond, VA

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5/23/2017 - Worked with NOAA again to speed up the 7 day forecast load times. Thanks to them for being responsive.
5/19/2016 - There were issues with the 3 day airport observation history. I switched to another data source. Let me know if you see any issues with the data feeds.

Sunrise 5:50AMSunset 8:23PM Saturday May 27, 2017 5:57 AM EDT (09:57 UTC) Moonrise 6:48AMMoonset 9:28PM Illumination 4% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 2 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- 449 Am Edt Sat May 27 2017
Through 7 am..SW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Today..W winds 5 kt...becoming S in the late morning and afternoon. Waves 1 foot. A slight chance of showers and tstms early in the afternoon. A chance of showers and tstms late.
Tonight..SW winds 5 kt...becoming nw late. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers and tstms in the evening...then a slight chance of showers and tstms after midnight.
Sun..E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Sun night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of tstms in the evening. A chance of showers.
Mon..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers and tstms in the afternoon.
Mon night..W winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers and tstms in the evening.
Tue..W winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Tue night..SW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Wed..W winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot. Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.
ANZ600 449 Am Edt Sat May 27 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.. A frontal boundary stalls over the region through the weekend, with several waves of low pressure tracking along the boundary. A cold front pushes across the waters on memorial day. High pressure slowly builds in through mid week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Richmond, VA
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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area forecast discussion
national weather service wakefield va
416 am edt Sat may 27 2017

Synopsis
A weak cold front will sink south through the region late this
afternoon into tonight. The front will drop into the carolinas
Sunday, and then return north as a warm front Sunday night.

Another cold front approaches from the northwest on memorial
day.

Near term through tonight
Current GOES wv imagery reveals a shortwave trough and
associated surface low pressure tracking across the ohio valley
early this morning. Mostly clear locally as of 4 am with
temperatures ranging from the mid 50s to low 60s. The trough
will dig ese today, with the surface low following suit and
tracking across central SE va late this aftn through the
evening. Mainly dry through midday, before the chc for
showers tstms increases during the aftn into the evening. 0-1km
mlcape values are progged to reach 1000-1500 j kg, with a decent
mid upper level speed MAX resulting in 0-6km bulk shear of
40-50kt. Severe thunderstorms are possible this aftn and evening
with areas along and S of the i-64 corridor in a slight risk
area. The main threats are damaging wind gusts and large hail.

Mostly sunny this morning, then becoming partly sunny, and
mostly cloudy late. Forecast highs range from the 70s over the
ern shore to the low mid 80s inland W of the bay. The chc for
showers tstms diminishes nw-se overnight tonight with lows
generally in the 60s.

Short term Sunday through Monday
The initial shortwave trough pushes offshore Sunday morning,
with shortwave ridging building over the mid-atlantic. The
surface cold front drops into the carolinas Sunday with N ne
flow developing across the region in the wake of the mid-level
trough and surface cold front. Variably cloudy with some patchy
morning stratus or fog possible. Cooler over the ERN shore with
highs in the low mid 70s and locally upper 60s at the immediate
coast. Highs will generally be in the upper 60s from the wrn
shore of the bay through coastal SE va nc nc, with low mid 80s
for central SRN va and interior NE nc.

The surface boundary returns newd into the region late Sunday
aftn into the evening and early overnight hours. This will
combine with another shortwave trough resulting in an increasing
possibility of showers tstms during the evening and overnight
hours. 0-6km bulk shear rapidly increases to 35-45kt after 00z
resulting in a chc of a few strong to marginally severe tstms
mainly during the evening. Mostly cloudy with lows in the 60s.

A cold front will be crossing the mountains Monday morning, and
then continue ewd Monday aftn. Additional showers tstms are
expected memorial day aftn evening. There is some model
disagreement with respect to coverage, so pops will remain
30-50%. Increasing wsw flow aloft ahead of a trough digging
across the great lakes will yield 0- 6km bulk shear values of
40-50kt. This will combine with 1000-2000 j kg of 0-1km mlcape
resulting in the potential for severe thunderstorms. Partly
sunny then mostly cloudy on memorial day with highs ranging
through the 80s, with the potential for near 90 se, and 70s
along the atlantic coast of the ERN shore.

Long term Monday night through Friday
A frontal boundary will push south of the area Tue morning, with
weak high pressure providing mainly dry wx for Tue aftn thru wed.

More unsettled wx with chcs for showers or tstms then expected
wed night thru fri, as a frontal boundary will linger over the
region or acrs the carolinas. Highs will mainly range fm the
upper 70s to mid 80s thru the period, with lows ranging fm the
upper 50s to the upper 60s.

Aviation 08z Saturday through Wednesday
Vfr conditions prevail this morning and into early this aftn.

Scattered showers and tstms return to the region later this
aftn, becoming most probable from about 18-20z through
00-03z sun. There is a potential for some strong storms with
strong wind gusts being the main concern (and brief heavy
rain reduced vsby).

Otherwise, the wind will shift to the N NE later tonight and
become E SE during the day Sunday. Some lower CIGS MVFR-ifr
conditions are possible Sun morning. A chc for showers tstms
returns Sunday evening night and again Monday aftn evening.

Minimal chcs for aftn evening showers tstms persist into
Tuesday and Wednesday.

Marine
Latest surface analysis places a weak ridge of high pressure over
the water with an area of low pressure over the ohio valley. Winds
are generally light and variable, with speeds at or below 10 knots.

Waves ~1 foot and seas 1-2 feet. The ridge axis slides offshore this
morning as low pressure approaches from the northwest. An associated
cold front reaches the waters this afternoon. Flow becomes south to
southeast around 10 knots. Seas 2-3 feet. Low pressure pushes across
the waters tonight as the front drops over north carolina. Flow
becomes northerly at 10-15 knots. Low pressure stalls offshore
Sunday as high pressure nudges in from the northeast. Flow becomes
onshore through Sunday evening at 10-15 knots. The next area of low
pressure lifts over the eastern great lakes region Sunday night and
into eastern canada on memorial day. A trailing cold front reaches
the waters late Monday into Monday night, stalling along the coast.

The front washes out as high pressure slowly builds in from the west
through Wednesday. Winds generally at or below 15 knots. High
pressure prevails through the end of the work week.

Akq watches warnings advisories
Md... None.

Nc... None.

Va... None.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Ajz alb
near term... Ajz
short term... Ajz alb
long term... Tmg
aviation... Ajz lkb
marine... Sam


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
YRSV2 - Chesapeake Bay,VA 39 mi88 min SW 1 58°F 1014 hPa57°F
44041 - Jamestown, VA 42 mi38 min W 1.9 G 3.9 65°F
YKTV2 - 8637689 - Yorktown, VA 55 mi40 min SW 1.9 G 1.9 62°F 69°F1012.9 hPa

Wind History for Yorktown USCG Training Center, VA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Richmond, Richmond International Airport, VA7 mi64 minN 010.00 miFair60°F57°F90%1013.5 hPa
Ashland, Hanover County Municipal Airport, VA11 mi64 minN 08.00 miFair55°F52°F90%1013.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Richmond (river locks), James River, Virginia
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Richmond (river locks)
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Sat -- 01:06 AM EDT     0.15 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 05:52 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 06:09 AM EDT     4.40 feet High Tide
Sat -- 07:48 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 02:02 PM EDT     -0.11 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 06:52 PM EDT     3.72 feet High Tide
Sat -- 08:21 PM EDT     Sunset
Sat -- 10:27 PM EDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.40.20.41.52.944.44.23.62.821.30.70.2-0.10.31.52.73.53.73.42.821.4

Tide / Current Tables for Richmond Deepwater Terminal, James River, Virginia
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Richmond Deepwater Terminal
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Sat -- 12:30 AM EDT     0.12 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 05:40 AM EDT     4.61 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:52 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 07:49 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 01:25 PM EDT     -0.14 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 06:22 PM EDT     3.91 feet High Tide
Sat -- 08:21 PM EDT     Sunset
Sat -- 10:27 PM EDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.20.20.92.33.74.54.64.13.32.51.710.4-0.1-00.92.33.33.93.83.32.51.71

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Wakefield, VA (5,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Wakefield, VA
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