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|Sunrise 7:15AM||Sunset 5:10PM||Wednesday January 17, 2018 8:35 PM EST (01:35 UTC)||Moonrise 7:32AM||Moonset 5:53PM||Illumination 2%|
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|ANZ652 Coastal Waters From Chincoteague To Parramore Island Va Out 20 Nm- 643 Pm Est Wed Jan 17 2018 |
.small craft advisory in effect through Thursday evening...
Tonight..N winds 15 to 20 kt...increasing to 20 to 25 kt this late evening and overnight. Seas 5 to 6 ft with a dominant period of 11 seconds. Snow likely early this evening, then a chance of snow this late evening and early morning. Vsby 1 to 3 nm this evening.
Thu..NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt...becoming W 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 5 ft with a dominant period of 10 seconds.
Thu night..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of 10 seconds...subsiding to 2 to 3 ft with a dominant period of 10 seconds after midnight.
Fri..SW winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft...mainly E swell with a dominant period of 10 seconds.
Fri night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Sat..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Sat night..W winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt late. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Sun..SW winds 5 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Sun night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Mon..S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Mon night..SW winds 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft... Building to 4 to 5 ft after midnight. Showers likely.
|ANZ600 643 Pm Est Wed Jan 17 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.. Low pressure tracks off the coast tonight. High pressure slowly builds over the waters Thursday into the weekend.
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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
409 pm est Wed jan 17 2018
Weak low pressure will track northeast just off the mid
atlantic coast this evening into early Thursday morning. The
storm tracks east northeast out to sea Thursday while high
pressure builds in from the west. High pressure sliding from the
gulf coast states eastward to off the southeast coast will bring
dry weather and moderating temperatures to the area Thursday
night through Saturday.
Near term until 6 am Thursday morning
Late this aftn, models water vapor imagery indicated upper
level low near the nc tn border, with strong mid level
vorticity vorticity advection pushing into cntrl nc. Latest akq
radar as of 330 pm showed snow was now covering just about all
of the CWA except the extrm NW NRN counties. So far, we have
received snow reports ranging fm near 1 inch over NRN portions
of the area to near 6 inches over scntrl va counties. Based on
the latest hrrr rap model trends, and anticipated upper level
shortwv energy vorticity advection and associated vertical
motion transfer to the mid atlc coast this evening tonight, have
extended the ending times of warnings advisories acrs the cwa.
The highest snow totals will occur over scntrl va into interior
ne nc and interior SE va. Still believe portions of extrm SE va
and coastal NE nc will have to be monitored closely this evening
into tonight for possible higher amts, as models hint at
enhanced frontogenetic forcing in this region. Expect 1 to 2
inches of snow before the pcpn moves off the coast very late
tonight, but could see localized accumulations approaching 3
inches, esply over NE nc. Have an advisory in this area until
3 am Thu morning.
Expect gradual clearing fm wnw to E overnight into Thu morning.
Cold with lows ranging fm the mid teens to lower 20s. So,
driving conditions will still remain slippery after pcpn ends
and temps dropping.
Short term 6 am Thursday morning through Saturday
Mid-level WAA resumes rather quickly Thu aftn with 850mb temps
-2 to -4c at 12z warming to +4-6c by 21z. A cold start to the
day, limited mixing, and mid-level WAA should result in rather
stable lapse rates and surface high temps should only reach the
upper 30s to arnd 40.
High pressure will then slide from the gulf coast states
eastward to off the SE coast Thu night thru sat, and bring dry
weather and moderating temperatures to the area. Lows Thu night
mainly in the lower to mid 20s. Highs on Fri will range fm the
upper 40s to lower 50s. Lows Fri night will range fm the mid 20s
to around 30. Highs on Sat will range thru the 50s.
Long term Saturday night through Wednesday
Milder spell of wx through the extended forecast pd. Pattern evolving
fits transition of mjo through phase 4 toward phase 5... Leading to
aoa normal temperatures. Other than a very wk upper level system
tracking off SE CONUS coast sun... Sfc hi pres and upper level
ridging will be dominant Sun into mon. By late mon... Storm system
expected to track into the WRN great lakes... W its trailing
cold front approaching the mtns. That front will make progress
across the local area Mon night-early Tue W potential shras
(though 12z 17 ECMWF a tad slower than 12z 17 GFS attm).
Drying clearing out and a bit cooler (returning to near seasonal
levels) for Tue afternoon-wed.
Lows Sat night ranging through the 30s. Highs Sun in the l50s
on the ERN shore to 55-60f elsewhere. Lows Sun night mainly
35-40f. Highs Mon in the m50s on the ERN shore to the u50s-l60s
elsewhere. Lows Mon night in the u30s to l40s. Highs Tue in the
l50s on the ERN shore to the m-u50s elsewhere. Lows Tue night in
the l-m30s. Highs Wed in the u40s-l50s.
Aviation 20z Wednesday through Monday
Slow moving cold front is pushing through the region accompanied
by a broad area of light to moderate snow. Widespread MVFR ifr
conditions perists as the area of precipitation moves eastward.
Sby may experience a brief period of light snow but MVFR ifr
clouds will prevail through the afternoon and early evening. The
snow has not reached orf and ecg at 18z and is expected to start
anytime now at phf. Warmer temps will likely see precip start as
light ra at ecg later this afternoon before turning into snow.
Winds will generally be n-ne with gusts 15-25 kt through the
Outlook:clearing tonight with a breezy N wind near the coast.
PredominateVFR after midnight then likely Thursday through
Sunday as the trough departs well to the NE and a ridge builds
across the region.
Sfc lo pres exits off the coast this eve... W continued low
level CAA into Thursday (morning) before waning. Nnw winds will
average 15 to 25 kt... Gusts to around 30 kts - ESP near the
lower ches bay and on the ocean waters. Will need to monitor for
at least low end gale gusts this eve-tonight as the lo pres
system exits... ESP on the lower ocean waters S of CAPE charles
va. Scas have been raised to most of the ERN va rivers (through
tonight)... Otherwise no big changes to other SCA headliness
attm. High pressure settles over the area for the end of the
week... Through the weekend allowing for diminishing winds and
Akq watches warnings advisories
Nc... Winter weather advisory until 11 pm est this evening for
Winter storm warning until 10 pm est this evening for ncz012.
Winter weather advisory until 3 am est Thursday for ncz015>017-
Va... Winter weather advisory until 6 pm est this evening for vaz048-
Winter weather advisory until 11 pm est this evening for
Winter storm warning until 10 pm est this evening for vaz087-
Winter weather advisory until 3 am est Thursday for vaz095-097-
Winter weather advisory until 8 pm est this evening for vaz064-
Winter storm warning until 8 pm est this evening for vaz060-
Marine... Small craft advisory until 7 pm est Thursday for anz650-652-
Small craft advisory until 6 am est Thursday for anz635-636.
Small craft advisory until 11 am est Thursday for anz630>634-
near term... Tmg
short term... Tmg
long term... Alb
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|WAHV2 - 8631044 - Wachapreague, VA||7 mi||47 min||23°F||34°F||1024.1 hPa|
|44089||17 mi||35 min||37°F||4 ft|
|RPLV2 - 8632837 - Rappahannock Light, VA||23 mi||47 min||1025 hPa|
|44058 - Stingray Point, VA||34 mi||35 min||N 16 G 19||25°F||34°F||2 ft||1027.2 hPa (+0.0)|
|KPTV2 - 8632200 - Kiptopeke, VA||41 mi||47 min||35°F|
|BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD||42 mi||47 min||26°F||31°F||1025.4 hPa|
|44042 - Potomac, MD||43 mi||35 min||ESE 14 G 19||26°F||34°F||1 ft||1024.5 hPa (+0.0)|
|YKRV2 - 8637611 - York River East Rear Range Light, VA||48 mi||47 min||24°F||1025.1 hPa|
|44072||48 mi||35 min||N 18 G 21||25°F||34°F||3 ft|
|44096||48 mi||44 min||37°F||5 ft|
|LWTV2 - 8635750 - Lewisetta, VA||48 mi||47 min||26°F||33°F||1025.5 hPa|
Wind History for Rappahannock Light, VA(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Melfa / Accomack Airport, VA||8 mi||40 min||NNW 12 G 19||0.75 mi||Snow||24°F||20°F||88%||1024.4 hPa|
|Wallops Flight Facility Airport, VA||19 mi||41 min||NNW 12||10.00 mi||Overcast||26°F||12°F||57%||1023.9 hPa|
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Wed -- 02:20 AM EST -0.17 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:15 AM EST Sunrise
Wed -- 07:31 AM EST Moonrise
Wed -- 08:55 AM EST 3.57 feet High Tide
Wed -- 03:07 PM EST 0.01 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 05:09 PM EST Sunset
Wed -- 05:52 PM EST Moonset
Wed -- 09:07 PM EST 2.69 feet High Tide
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Wed -- 06:08 AM EST -0.10 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:16 AM EST Sunrise
Wed -- 07:31 AM EST Moonrise
Wed -- 12:12 PM EST 1.90 feet High Tide
Wed -- 05:10 PM EST Sunset
Wed -- 05:53 PM EST Moonset
Wed -- 06:56 PM EST -0.05 feet Low Tide
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Wind Forecast for Wakefield, VA (20,4,5,8)(on/off)  Help
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