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Marine Weather and Tides
Tappahannock, VA

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Sunrise 7:08AMSunset 7:24PM Friday March 22, 2019 10:19 AM EDT (14:19 UTC) Moonrise 8:24PMMoonset 7:24AM Illumination 97% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 16 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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ANZ537 Tidal Potomac From Cobb Island To Smith Point- 737 Am Edt Fri Mar 22 2019
.gale warning in effect through late tonight...
Today..W winds 25 kt with gusts to 40 kt. Waves 4 ft. Numerous showers with isolated tstms this afternoon.
Tonight..NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 40 kt. Waves 4 ft.
Sat..NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 35 kt... Diminishing to 25 kt late. Waves 4 ft.
Sat night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
Sun..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Sun night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Mon..SW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming N 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft...building to 4 ft after midnight. A chance of showers.
Tue..NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 4 ft...subsiding to 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers in the morning. Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.
ANZ500 737 Am Edt Fri Mar 22 2019
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. Low pressure will strengthen as it moves toward the canadian maritimes through tonight. High pressure will return for the weekend before low pressure and its associated cold front impact the waters early next week. The gale warning may be need to be continued into Saturday morning, but otherwise a small craft advisory will likely be needed Saturday into Saturday night. Small craft advisories may also be needed Monday into Tuesday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Tappahannock, VA
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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Fxus61 kakq 221415
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area forecast discussion
national weather service wakefield va
1015 am edt Fri mar 22 2019

Synopsis
Potent surface low pressure will lift toward new england today,
as surface high pressure builds to the west. A cold front will
push across the area today. High pressure will rebuild over the
area for the weekend, with dry conditions expected to return to
the local area.

Near term through tonight
As of 1010 am edt Friday...

strong low pressure now off the new england coast with skies
pt to mstly sunny along with gusty west winds in its wake.

These conditions continue into the afternoon ahead of an apprchg
cold front slated to cross thea area late afternoon and evening.

West winds to gust 25-35 mph west of the bay, 30-40 mph along
the coast.

High res data shows sct shwrs will accompany this front as it
crosses the local area after 18z. In addition, the cold air
aloft along with daytime heating has increased the instability
a bit. Thus, can not rule out an isltd tstrm along with some
small hail graupel in any heavy shwr. Best chcs for small hail
will be north of i64 east of i95 where the highest pops will
be. Nothing severe expected. Highs mid 50s to lwr 60s.

Pvs dscn:
front slides offshore early tonight, with quick clearing this
evening. Remaining breezy early, though expect winds decouple
late especially inland. However, this should prevent temps from
falling toward the cooler end of the guidance envelope (met).

This will average out with lows in the 30s (though some upper
20s possible in typically cooler sheltered rural areas inland).

Short term Saturday through Monday
As of 350 am edt Friday...

sfc hi pres and dry wx settle over the local area for the
weekend (though breezy Sat along the coast). Highs Sat in the
l50s at the coast in va-md to the u50s around 60 f inland. Lows
sat night 30-35f inland to the l40s right along the coast in se
va- NE nc. Surface high slides offshore for Sunday, with return
flow bringing an even milder day, even after a chilly start.

Highs Sun in the m-u50s near the bay and on the ERN shore to the
u60s- around 70f elsewhere.

Sfc hi pres will shift off the SE CONUS coast Sun evening then
remain off the coast through mon. Meanwhile... Lo pres and its
associated cold front will be starting to take shape gather
moisture from the oh valley to the lower ms valley. Still mild
sun night-mon W a chc of shras returning by Mon afternoon (esp
n and W portions).

Sfc hi pres will shift farther off the SE CONUS coast sun
evening then remain off the coast through mon. Meanwhile,
southern stream system and its associated cold front will be
starting to take shape gather moisture from the oh valley to the
lower ms valley. Remaining mild Sun night- mon. Continue to
favor the quicker timing given flatting more progressive upper
flow. Therefore, will continue to mention a chc of shras
returning by Mon afternoon and Monday evening (esp N and w
portions). Remaining mild for Monday with highs in the 60s to
near 70.

Long term Monday night through Thursday
As of 225 pm edt Thursday...

the cold front will be pushing S through the area Mon evening
into Tue morning W a trailing area of lo pres tracking by to
the S as colder sfc hi pres builds SE out of canada. That low
tracks off the lower mid-atlantic coast Tue afternoon.

Maintained pops to 50-70% (for ra) across much of the fa mon
night into Tue morning then taper the pops down from NW to se
tue afternoon evening. Dry cool wx expected Tue night- wed
(though breezy windy... ESP at the coast). Milder and remaining
dry thu.

Lows Sun night in the m-u40s. Highs Mon from 60-65f near the
bay and on the ERN shore to the u60s-l70s inland. Lows Mon night
in the u30s N to 45-50f se. Highs Tue in the m-u40s... Except
l50s in far SE va-ne nc. Lows Tue night from the u20s-l30s N and
w to the 30s far se. Highs Wed in the u40s-l50s E to the l-m50s
inland. Highs Thu from the 50s at the coast to l60s inland.

Aviation 14z Friday through Tuesday
As of 720 am edt Friday...

vfr conditions have returned over much of the area this morning,
as deepening area of low pressure will continue to track nne
from the DELMARVA to just offshore of the nj coast by sunrise
this morning. A short-lived regression back to MVFR possible at
ksby through ~14z, though the gradual clearing trend will
continue across area terminals. The wind will be W 10-15kt with
gusts to 20-25kt on the back- side of the low.

A potent upper trough will tracks across the region today with
a W wind of 15-20kt and gusts to 25-30kt. Bkn-ovc CIGS ~6-8kft
are expected during the aftn at ric sby, with sct- bkn clouds
~6-8kft at phf orf ecg. There is a minimal chc of showers,
mainly from ric-sby, and there could be some brief gs at sby,
but have held out of the TAF for now.

Outlook: high pressure builds into the region from the nw
late tonight into Saturday, and then slides offshore Sunday. A
nw wind will continue Saturday and then become SW Sunday. A
strong cold front approaches from the NW Monday, and crosses the
area Monday night, with high pressure building in from the n
Tuesday. There is a potential for degraded flight conditions
Monday night into early Tuesday.

Marine
As of 350 am edt Friday...

busy marine forecast this morning with strong westerly winds in the
wake of low pressure moving northward overnight. This low will
deepen further today over new england as high pressure begins to
build in from the north and west.

Winds across the northern half of the bay are quite strong this
morning with sustained winds 20-30 knots with gusts 35-40 knots.

Thus, have upgraded the previous gale watch over our northern bay
zone to a gale warning with this package. Elsewhere in the southern
bay winds are not quite as strong with 20-25 knots and gusts to 30
knots. Waves are running 3-5 feet in the bay with 5-9 foot seas
offshore. Small craft advisories remain in effect for all bay and
river zones through Saturday morning. Offshore, winds range from 15-
20 knots across the south to 20-30 knots over the northern waters. A
gale warning remains in effect for points north of CAPE charles
light. Seas are beginning to come down a bit with offshore flow but
will remain well into SCA territory with 5-7 feet across the north
and 4-6 feet prevalent over the southern waters.

Expect there will be a relative decrease in winds late this morning
into the afternoon hours as the gradient temporarily slackens.

However, a secondary shortwave trough aloft will pass just to our
north this evening with an accompanying area of cold air spilling
into the region. The CAA surge combined with the steep pressure
gradient will result in restrengthening of wnw winds this evening
and overnight, especially across the northern bay and offshore zones
where winds will increase to 25-30 knots with gust 35-40 knots.

Elsewhere, strong SCA conditions and headlines will continue for the
rivers, lower bay, currituck sound and offshore zones outside of the
gale warning area. Waves in the bay tonight will generally run 3-5
feet with seas offshore 5-7 feet.

Conditions begin to improve by Saturday afternoon with decreasing
winds and waves seas as high pressure builds closer to the area.

Marine conditions will be much improved Sunday with high pressure
overhead. The next system nears the area Monday with modest south
and southwesterly flow preceding it. A strong cold front is forecast
to cross the region late Monday into Tuesday with strong northerly
winds in its wake.

Hydrology
New flood warning on the james was issued for the richmond
westham this morning. Flood warnings continue for the rivanna
river at palmyra, and for the meherrin river at lawrenceville.

See flw flsakq for details.

Akq watches warnings advisories
Md... None.

Nc... None.

Va... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 8 am edt Saturday for anz635-636-
638.

Small craft advisory until 6 am edt Saturday for anz637.

Small craft advisory until 5 pm edt Saturday for anz631-632-
634-656-658.

Small craft advisory until 4 pm edt Saturday for anz633.

Gale warning until 6 am edt Saturday for anz630.

Gale warning until 11 am edt Saturday for anz650-652-654.

Synopsis... Mam
near term... Mpr mam
short term... Mam
long term... Alb
aviation... Ajz mam
marine... Rhr
hydrology... Mpr


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
LWTV2 - 8635750 - Lewisetta, VA 21 mi38 min 48°F 48°F1003.8 hPa
PPTM2 - 8578240 - Piney Point, MD 22 mi50 min NNW 33 G 36
44042 - Potomac, MD 29 mi26 min NW 23 G 27 47°F 46°F1004.5 hPa
NCDV2 29 mi38 min 47°F 1003.9 hPa
SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD 35 mi32 min 48°F 46°F1002.9 hPa
YRSV2 - Chesapeake Bay,VA 37 mi50 min W 4.1 51°F 1005 hPa39°F
44058 - Stingray Point, VA 41 mi26 min NW 18 G 23 48°F 47°F1002.6 hPa
COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD 41 mi32 min 47°F 1003.3 hPa
BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD 48 mi32 min 48°F 49°F1003.4 hPa

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Tappahannock-Essex County Airport, VA5 mi45 minWNW 11 G 1510.00 miMostly Cloudy49°F37°F64%1004.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Tappahannock, Rappahannock River, Virginia
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Tappahannock
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Fri -- 03:14 AM EDT     2.14 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:08 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 08:23 AM EDT     Moonset
Fri -- 10:10 AM EDT     -0.41 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 03:40 PM EDT     2.04 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:21 PM EDT     Sunset
Fri -- 09:24 PM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 10:27 PM EDT     -0.34 feet Low Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Wares Wharf, Rappahannock River, Virginia
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Fri -- 02:41 AM EDT     2.27 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:07 AM EDT     Sunrise
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Fri -- 09:25 AM EDT     -0.44 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 03:07 PM EDT     2.15 feet High Tide
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Fri -- 09:42 PM EDT     -0.37 feet Low Tide
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