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Wachapreague, VA

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Sunrise 7:07AMSunset 4:50PM Monday December 11, 2017 5:31 PM EST (22:31 UTC) Moonrise 12:40AMMoonset 1:14PM Illumination 40% Phase: Third Quarter Moon; Moon at 23 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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ANZ654 Coastal Waters From Parramore Island To Cape Charles Light Va Out 20 Nm- 323 Pm Est Mon Dec 11 2017
.gale warning in effect from Tuesday evening through Wednesday afternoon...
Tonight..S winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming sw 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft with a dominant period of 9 seconds.
Tue..W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of 6 seconds... Building to 4 to 5 ft with a dominant period of 6 seconds in the late morning and afternoon.
Tue night..NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts to around 40 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft with a dominant period of 5 seconds.
Wed..W winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts to around 40 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft...subsiding to 3 to 4 ft late.
Wed night..W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt... Diminishing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Thu..SW winds 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft...building to 3 to 4 ft in the late morning and afternoon.
Thu night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt late. Seas 3 to 4 ft...subsiding to 2 to 3 ft after midnight.
Fri..W winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of rain.
Fri night..NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Sat..W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Sat night..SW winds 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
ANZ600 323 Pm Est Mon Dec 11 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 slide off the coast tonight. A strong cold front will cross the waters by late Tuesday, with markedly colder temperatures surging into the area for Tuesday night and Wednesday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Wachapreague, VA
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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Fxus61 kakq 112052
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area forecast discussion
national weather service wakefield va
352 pm est Mon dec 11 2017

Synopsis
A low pressure system will move east from the great lakes
region tonight into the northeast states Tuesday. This low will
drag a strong cold front through the mid atlantic by late
Tuesday. Expect markedly colder temperatures across the region
then for Tuesday night and Wednesday.

Near term until 6 am Tuesday morning
Latest sfc analysis shows ~1024 mb high pressure centered over
the gom with ~1004 mb low pressure over the midwest. Aloft, a
potent mid-level shortwave trough is diving down towards the
base of the longwave trough. Dry weather expected tonight with
just some increasing clouds late ahead of the approaching
system. With light southerly flow and some cloud cover, temps
will be a bit higher than those of last night... Lows ranging
through the 30s.

Short term 6 am Tuesday morning through Thursday
Short term period will feature below normal temps on avg with a
couple small chances for pcpn. For tue... Aforementioned strong
cold front will cross the area late in the day. Wnw winds will
gust up to 20-30 mph. Despite decent forcing, moisture will be
lacking and thus have limited any chance for pcpn (plain rain)
in the aftn to the lwr eastern shore where 20-30% pops are
carried. Any amounts will be very light. High temps in the upr
40s to mid 50s. Dry and cold then for Tue night with lows in
the upr teens to low 20s most areas. This combined with
continued gusty winds will lead to wind chill values in the
upr single digits to teens... Lowest over northern areas.

Dry into Wed as well as weak sfc high pres slides south of the
area. Expect wind chill values in the 20s even during the
middle of the day with winds gusting up to 20-30 mph and high
temps only in the mid 30s most spots... 15-20 degrees below
normal.

Next chance of pcpn arrives Wed night with an approaching
clipper system. Have introduced a 20% of snow showers
everywhere... And may have to do potentially increase pops in
future updates. Any snow should end by Thu morning, with a dry
day then for thu. Temps moderate then into Thu with highs in
the 40s under a partly cloudy sky.

Long term Thursday night through Monday
Clipper system approaches from the wnw Thu night... Then crosses
the local area Fri as weak sfc lo pres passes just S and e.

12z 11 GFS and ECMWF both suggest there is a potential for
wintry pcpn on Fri (esp N and NW sections)... Maintaining cold
air across the region. During the weekend... Upper level flow
relaxes allowing for moderation into next week.

Lows Thu night from the m20s NW to the m30s at the coast in se
va-ne nc. Highs Fri from the m30s NW to around 50f in far se
va-ne nc. Lows Fri night from the m-u20s inland to 30-35f at the
immediate coast. Highs Sat in the l-m40s. Lows Sat night in the
l-m30s. Highs Sun in the l-m50s. Lows Sun night in the 30s to
l40s. Highs Mon in the l-m50s.

Aviation 20z Monday through Saturday
Vfr conditions expected through the 18z TAF period and beyond.

Skc for today with light S SW winds. Some increasing clouds
tonight into Tue ahead of a mid-level shortwave trough and
associated strong sfc cold front. Mainly just some sct-bkn mid
clouds with this. SW winds shift to W then NW as the front
slides through the area tue, with gusts up to 20-30 kt at times
tue aftn. ExpectVFR conditions to prevail for much of the week
ahead.

Marine
A complex marine forecast expected over the next 2-3 days as a
strong and prolonged CAA surge progged behind an arctic cold front
tues night into wed. Ahead of all this is a "lull" in sfc winds this
evening as high pressure slides across the region. The return ssw
flow progged to quickly increase later tonight as the pressure
gradient tightens ahead of the approaching cold front. The different
sca criteria for the bay vs the ocean results in different starting
times across the marine area.

Thus, will start SCA headlines for the ches bay later tonight and
continue thru 00z Wed as the gradient tightens. Winds across the
currituck sound and local rivers don't get to SCA levels until tue.

Cold frontal passage by 00z wed. Strong CAA surge noted on all
models with most of the guidance showing gusts in the 35-40 kt range
across the coastal waters mouth of the bay with 35 kt over the
rest of the ches bay. Thus, think confidence high enough to go with
a gale warning for these areas starting at 00z Wed and continuing
through 21z wed. Left strong sca's for the rivers and sound for now.

A weaker system progged to cross the region later in the week.

Winds seas subside by Thursday under SCA levels.

Akq watches warnings advisories
Md... None.

Nc... None.

Va... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory from 10 am Tuesday to 4 pm est Wednesday
for anz633-635>638.

Small craft advisory from 1 am to 7 pm est Tuesday for
anz630>632-634.

Gale warning from 7 pm Tuesday to 4 pm est Wednesday for
anz630>632-634-650-652-654-656-658.

Synopsis... Mas
near term... Mas
short term... Mas
long term... Alb
aviation... Mas
marine... Mpr


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
WAHV2 - 8631044 - Wachapreague, VA 4 mi44 min SW 2.9 G 4.1 42°F 44°F1017.2 hPa
44089 19 mi32 min 52°F2 ft
RPLV2 - 8632837 - Rappahannock Light, VA 21 mi44 min S 2.9 G 4.1 1017.5 hPa
44058 - Stingray Point, VA 34 mi32 min S 7.8 G 9.7 44°F 48°F1 ft1016.7 hPa (-0.6)
KPTV2 - 8632200 - Kiptopeke, VA 35 mi44 min ESE 5.1 G 6 49°F
44096 40 mi71 min 55°F1 ft
44072 43 mi32 min SE 7.8 G 9.7 45°F 49°F1 ft
CHBV2 45 mi44 min ESE 7 G 8.9 1015.9 hPa
YKRV2 - 8637611 - York River East Rear Range Light, VA 45 mi44 min SSE 8 G 9.9 45°F 1017.3 hPa
44099 - Cape Henry, VA (147) 46 mi32 min 52°F1 ft
44064 47 mi32 min SE 9.7 G 12 45°F 50°F1 ft1017 hPa (-0.8)
44042 - Potomac, MD 49 mi32 min S 12 G 16 44°F 49°F1 ft1016 hPa (+0.0)
BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD 49 mi44 min S 8.9 G 11 42°F 42°F1016.9 hPa

Wind History for Rappahannock Light, VA
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Airport Reports
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Melfa / Accomack Airport, VA9 mi57 minS 310.00 miFair42°F29°F62%1017.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Wachapreague Inlet (inside), Virginia
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Wachapreague Inlet (inside)
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Mon -- 12:39 AM EST     Moonrise
Mon -- 02:16 AM EST     3.47 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:07 AM EST     Sunrise
Mon -- 08:26 AM EST     0.28 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 01:14 PM EST     Moonset
Mon -- 02:36 PM EST     3.62 feet High Tide
Mon -- 04:44 PM EST     Sunset
Mon -- 09:00 PM EST     0.00 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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2.43.13.53.432.51.60.80.30.30.71.42.23.13.53.63.32.8210.300.20.7

Tide / Current Tables for Metompkin Inlet, Virginia
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Metompkin Inlet
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Mon -- 12:39 AM EST     Moonrise
Mon -- 02:44 AM EST     3.65 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:07 AM EST     Sunrise
Mon -- 08:44 AM EST     0.32 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 01:14 PM EST     Moonset
Mon -- 02:57 PM EST     3.50 feet High Tide
Mon -- 04:43 PM EST     Sunset
Mon -- 09:17 PM EST     -0.02 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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2.233.53.63.22.51.710.50.30.71.32.12.83.33.53.22.51.81.10.400.10.6

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Wind Forecast for Wakefield, VA (17,4,5,8)
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