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Chester, VA

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1/26/2021 -- The West Coast Satellite images havd been updated. They now use GEOS-17.
1/1/2021 -- The 7 day forecast are now working well. Thank you NOAA for your support.

Sunrise 7:04AMSunset 4:53PM Wednesday December 1, 2021 12:54 AM EST (05:54 UTC) Moonrise 3:42AMMoonset 3:05PM Illumination 11% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 26 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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ANZ637 James River From Jamestown To The James River Bridge- 956 Pm Est Tue Nov 30 2021
Overnight..SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 5 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft, diminishing to flat.
Wed..NW winds 5 kt, becoming ne late in the morning, then becoming se in the afternoon. Waves flat.
Wed night..S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming sw late. Waves less than 1 foot and light chop.
Thu..SW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Thu night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves less than 1 foot and light chop.
Fri..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves less than 1 foot and light chop.
Fri night..SE winds 5 kt, becoming S late. Waves flat, increasing to less than 1 foot and light chop late.
Sat..SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming nw in the afternoon. Waves less than 1 foot and light chop.
Sat night..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves less than 1 foot and light chop.
Sun..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves less than 1 foot and light chop.
Sun night..N winds 5 kt, becoming W after midnight. Waves flat.
ANZ600 956 Pm Est Tue Nov 30 2021
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 series of weak fronts will cross the region starting tonight into Wednesday and again Friday. This will result in periods of changing winds each day.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Chester, VA
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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FXUS61 KAKQ 010222 AFDAKQ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Wakefield VA 922 PM EST Tue Nov 30 2021

SYNOPSIS. Several weak areas of low pressure will track across the northern tier of states through midweek, as high pressure lingers across the deep south. A stronger cold front will cross the area early next week.

NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING/. As of 920 PM EST Tuesday .

High pressure remains in control tonight leading to mostly clear skies. Temps as of 855 PM ranged from the mid to upper 40s for most and from the lower 30s to lower 40s across the Eastern Shore. A few higher clouds may work into western portions of the area around sunrise as the next shortwave begins to approach from the west. Not as cold tonight compared to last night with lows mainly in the lower 30s inland and mid 30s along the coast, although some upper 20s are possible in typical cooler, more rural inland locations.

SHORT TERM /6 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY/. As of 330 PM EST Tuesday .

A shortwave drops E-SE across the Great Lakes and mid-south on Wednesday, with the associated weakening cool front dropping toward the region Wed aftn into Wed night. Dry with increasing cloud cover through the day on Wednesday. High temperatures will be slightly warmer than today, mainly in the 50s to lower 60s. Models still show some very shallow overrunning moisture overrunning the front as the upper trough crosses the region. Any precipitation from this setup still appears to be rather scarce. PW values barely reach 0.75" briefly on Wed night, and combined with antecedent dry conditions, QPF would be minimal at best.

Maintained the low (slight) chance PoP mainly north of US-360 in VA and over the MD northern neck Wed aftn and night for some light showers or sprinkles. Any precip quickly pushes N-NE and offshore into Thu morning, with little more than some lingering low clouds to begin the day on Thu. Subsidence behind the shortwave and deep layer W-SW flow brings another partly to mostly sunny day for Thursday, with mild temps surging back above normal. Highs mainly in the 60s across the area, with a few highs around 70 over SE VA/NE NC.

LONG TERM /THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/. As of 330 PM EST Tuesday .

Another northern stream low will traverse the northern Great Lakes into Quebec, driving another dry front across the area on Fri. Mild ahead of it with lows Thursday night in the 40s and highs Friday in the 60s (upper 50s Eastern Shore). A secondary dry cold front crosses the region on Saturday. Highs Saturday will range from the 60s south to the mid to upper 50s north.

Colder, more seasonable air filters into the region Sunday as Canadian high pressure builds into the area from the Ohio Valley. Lows Sat night in the 30s to near 40 se. Highs Sun mid 40s north to mid 50s south. Still plenty of uncertainty with the potential next system late Sunday into early next week. It appears a strong cold front will be approaching from the west during the Sunday night/Monday timeframe, likely crossing the region during the day on Monday. The GFS continues to remain the most excited with the system (in regards to precipitation) late Sunday night through Monday (though this isn't saying much as it generally brings a quarter of an inch or less of QPF). The ECMWF has a fairly dry frontal passage for the area with the best dynamics remaining well to the north of the area. Based on the model trends, didn't see a reason to make many changes to the existing forecast, mainly have slight chance PoPs Sunday night into Monday at this point in time.

AVIATION /02Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/. As of 635 PM EST Tuesday .

VFR conditions prevail through the 00z taf period. SKC skies continue through Wed morning before cirrus spread from W to E through the day with most locations becoming SCT/BKN by the afternoon into the evening. Cannot rule out an isolated sprinkle in the late afternoon/evening (mainly for RIC/SBY with the greatest chance at SBY), but confidence and coverage is too low to include in the tafs at this time with no flight restrictions expected. Winds are generally SW 5-10 kt this evening, become light and variable overnight, and eventually become SE/SSE 5-8 kt by Wed afternoon.

Outlook: Slight chance for a sprinkle or two north of RIC and perhaps near SBY Wed night. Otherwise, continued mainly dry/VFR conditions expected through the week. Next chance for precip comes ahead of the next cold front late Sun into Mon.

MARINE. As of 330 PM EST Tuesday .

Winds will be on a decreasing trend this evening and SCAs will be coming down later for the coastal waters and the Bay. Waves have been running 2-3 ft and seas 3-5 ft. A weak front pushed through tonight with high pressure Wednesday allowing winds to become light and variable Wednesday as the center of high pressure moves across the area. After, flow becomes S-SSE Wednesday night ahead of the next dry cold front. Another cold front is expected to move off the coast Thursday night. SCAs are possible Friday as winds NW winds increase to 15 to 25 kt behind the front with another shot of cool air.

FIRE WEATHER. A statewide burn ban remains in effect for NC.

AKQ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. MD . None. NC . None. VA . None. MARINE . None.

SYNOPSIS . AJB NEAR TERM . AJB/RMM SHORT TERM . AJB/MAM LONG TERM . AJB/MAM AVIATION . RMM MARINE . CP/JAO FIRE WEATHER .


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
YRSV2 - Chesapeake Bay,VA 35 mi84 min SSW 1.9 46°F 1018 hPa27°F
YKTV2 - 8637689 - Yorktown, VA 49 mi54 min W 5.1G8.9 50°F 50°F1017.6 hPa (+0.7)

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Chesterfield County Airport, VA8 mi58 minSW 310.00 miFair38°F27°F65%1019.3 hPa
Richmond, Richmond International Airport, VA10 mi60 minSSW 410.00 miA Few Clouds41°F27°F57%1018.3 hPa
Petersburg, Dinwiddie County Airport, VA15 mi59 minN 010.00 miFair34°F27°F74%1018.6 hPa
Ashland, Hanover County Municipal Airport, VA22 mi60 minSW 410.00 miFair46°F28°F50%1018 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KFCI

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Tide / Current Tables for Chester, James River, Virginia
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Chester
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Wed -- 12:55 AM EST     2.74 feet High Tide
Wed -- 03:41 AM EST     Moonrise
Wed -- 07:05 AM EST     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:43 AM EST     -0.12 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 01:17 PM EST     3.18 feet High Tide
Wed -- 03:05 PM EST     Moonset
Wed -- 04:51 PM EST     Sunset
Wed -- 08:42 PM EST     -0.10 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Haxall, James River, Virginia
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Haxall
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Wed -- 12:24 AM EST     2.66 feet High Tide
Wed -- 03:41 AM EST     Moonrise
Wed -- 06:50 AM EST     -0.13 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:04 AM EST     Sunrise
Wed -- 12:46 PM EST     3.08 feet High Tide
Wed -- 03:04 PM EST     Moonset
Wed -- 04:51 PM EST     Sunset
Wed -- 07:49 PM EST     -0.11 feet Low Tide
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