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Marine Weather and Tides
Gargatha, VA

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Sunrise 7:14AMSunset 6:20PM Wednesday October 18, 2017 12:53 PM EDT (16:53 UTC) Moonrise 4:53AMMoonset 5:07PM Illumination 3% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 28 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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ANZ652 Coastal Waters From Chincoteague To Parramore Island Va Out 20 Nm- 1241 Pm Edt Wed Oct 18 2017
This afternoon..NE winds 5 kt...becoming E late. Seas 3 to 4 ft...mainly se swell with a dominant period of 10 seconds.
Tonight..SE winds 5 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft...mainly se swell with a dominant period of 10 seconds.
Thu..S winds 5 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft...mainly se swell with a dominant period of 9 seconds.
Thu night..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft... Mainly se swell with a dominant period of 9 seconds.
Fri..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Fri night..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft.
Sat..NE winds 5 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Sat night..SE winds 5 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Sun..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
ANZ600 1241 Pm Edt Wed Oct 18 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 over the mid atlantic region through the remainder of the week into the coming weekend, with light winds and benign seas.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Gargatha, VA
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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Fxus61 kakq 181257
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area forecast discussion
national weather service wakefield va
857 am edt Wed oct 18 2017

Synopsis
High pressure remains over the mid atlantic region through
Friday and gradually slides offshore next weekend with
temperatures gradually moderating.

Near term through tonight
Update... Frost advisory allowed to expire at 900 am. Dewpoints
have warmed at to above 35 degrees.

Previous discussion...

the current surface analysis depicts 1028mb high pressure
centered over the mid-atlantic. A clear sky, calm conditions,
and a dry airmass have combined to produce ideal radiational
cooling conditions across most of the local area with
temperatures generally 35-40f from the piedmont to e-central va
and interior NE nc across to the lower md ERN shore. Farther se,
temperatures are in the upper 40s to low 50s for coastal se
va NE nc where a light N wind persists. The frost advisory for
the piedmont remains on track, with some patchy possible to the
e of the advisory over rural portions of the interior coastal
plain. High pressure, surface and aloft will remain over the
region today producing very pleasant conditions with a sunny sky
and light wind. The airmass modifies and high temperatures
range form 65-70f.

Short term Thursday through Friday
Surface high pressure remains over the area tonight as a trough
swings across the great lakes temporarily suppressing the
mid upper high farther south across the gulf coast states.

Radiational cooling should again be rather ideal tonight with a
clear sky and calm conditions. Lows will be a few degrees higher
tonight ranging from the upper 30s low 40s inland to the upper
40s low 50s for coastal SE va.

The mid upper high rebuilds across the region Thursday and
Friday and surface high pressure continues to prevail. Expect
sunny clear and dry conditions to continue with a light wind.

Highs Thursday reach 70-75f as the airmass continues to modify.

By Friday, highs reach the mid 70s after morning lows in the
mid upper 40 inland, to the low mid 50s for coastal SE va NE nc.

Long term Friday night through Tuesday
High pressure gradually pushes off the coast over the weekend.

Temperatures will continue to moderate with sky conditions no
worse than partly sunny. Much disagreement in the models by the
first of next week with respect to the arrival of the next cold
front. ECMWF is much wetter than the GFS with its deeper trough
aloft and a potential sfc low developing along the coast. Will
show chance pops Monday Tuesday, then another potential cool
down by the middle of next week. Highs sat-mon in the mid-upr
70s except 70-75 along the coast. Lows Sat nite 50-60. Lows sun
nite in the mid 50s to low 60s. Lows Mon night in the upr 50s to
mid 60s.

Aviation 13z Wednesday through Sunday
High pressure is situated over the region early this morning.

The sky is clear and the wind is calm at most locations, with a
localized northerly wind of 5-10kt at ecg. Expect clear
conditions to continue today into tonight, with a light wind
today becoming calm tonight. High pressure will remain over the
region Thursday and Friday, and then gradually slide offshore
Saturday and Sunday. Mainly clear sunny and dry conditions will
prevail with a light wind.

Marine
The latest surface analysis shows high pressure centered over
the region. Winds are primarily out of the northeast and range
from 5 to 10 knots over the waters. Seas are generally 2 to 4
feet and continue to decrease, waves over the bay are 1 to 2
feet. The high pressure remains centered over the region through
the remainder of the week and into the weekend allowing light
winds seas and an extended period of sub-sca conditions. A weak
front may try to move through the northern waters Friday
afternoon, briefly turning the winds to the northwest and
increasing to 10 to 15 knots.

Equipment
The kakq radar will be down through Wednesday, october 18th for
radome repairs.

Akq watches warnings advisories
Md... None.

Nc... None.

Va... None.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Ajz jdm
near term... Ajz bmd
short term... Jdm
long term... Ajz
aviation... Ajz
marine... Alb
equipment... Akq


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
44089 12 mi54 min 69°F3 ft
WAHV2 - 8631044 - Wachapreague, VA 14 mi54 min ENE 1.9 G 6 63°F 62°F1029.5 hPa (+0.3)
RPLV2 - 8632837 - Rappahannock Light, VA 29 mi54 min NNW 1.9 G 2.9 1030.3 hPa (+0.3)
BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD 40 mi54 min W 4.1 G 4.1 60°F 61°F1029.8 hPa (+0.3)
44058 - Stingray Point, VA 40 mi44 min N 1.9 G 3.9 61°F 1 ft1030.1 hPa
44042 - Potomac, MD 45 mi44 min W 5.8 G 7.8 60°F 1029.1 hPa
OCIM2 - 8570283 - Ocean City Inlet, MD 45 mi54 min SSW 2.9 G 5.1 62°F 67°F1029.5 hPa (+0.0)
KPTV2 - 8632200 - Kiptopeke, VA 48 mi54 min NE 4.1 G 9.9 65°F

Wind History for Rappahannock Light, VA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Wallops Flight Facility Airport, VA12 mi60 minWNW 310.00 miFair64°F35°F34%1029.3 hPa
Melfa / Accomack Airport, VA14 mi79 minN 010.00 miFair64°F37°F38%1029.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Gargathy Neck, Virginia
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Gargathy Neck
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Wed -- 02:22 AM EDT     0.00 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 05:53 AM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 07:13 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 08:28 AM EDT     3.39 feet High Tide
Wed -- 02:46 PM EDT     -0.02 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:07 PM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 06:20 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 08:49 PM EDT     3.29 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.20.400.10.51.22.12.93.33.332.41.60.70.1-00.30.91.72.63.13.332.5

Tide / Current Tables for Wallops Island, Virginia
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Wallops Island
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Wed -- 12:56 AM EDT     0.03 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 05:52 AM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 07:00 AM EDT     4.49 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:13 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 01:27 PM EDT     -0.12 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:06 PM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 06:19 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 07:22 PM EDT     4.10 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.300.31.12.23.44.24.54.23.52.41.30.4-0.1-00.51.52.73.64.143.42.61.6

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Wakefield, VA (12,3,4,5)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Dover AFB, DE
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