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Sunrise 6:56AMSunset 4:52PM Saturday November 28, 2020 3:04 AM EST (08:04 UTC) Moonrise 4:02PMMoonset 5:09AM Illumination 96% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 13 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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ANZ638 James River From James River Bridge To Hampton Roads Bridge- Tunnel- 1256 Am Est Sat Nov 28 2020
Rest of tonight..W winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot. Patchy fog with vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sat..N winds 5 kt, becoming nw in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Patchy fog early in the morning.
Sat night..N winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Sun..N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming se in the late morning and afternoon. Waves 1 foot.
Sun night..SE winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Rain after midnight.
Mon..S winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves around 2 ft, building to 3 to 4 ft early in the morning, then subsiding to 2 ft early in the morning. Showers, mainly in the morning.
Mon night..W winds 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
Tue..W winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
Tue night..W winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
Wed..W winds 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
Wed night..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
ANZ600 1256 Am Est Sat Nov 28 2020
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 builds into the area for the weekend. A strong low pressure system is expected to affect the region on Monday. A cold front crosses the waters late Monday into Monday night.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Sunbury, NC
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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FXUS61 KAKQ 280632 AFDAKQ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Wakefield VA 132 AM EST Sat Nov 28 2020

SYNOPSIS. High pressure will build in from the west today, and becomes centered over the region tonight through Sunday morning. A strong storm system is expected to affect the region late Sunday night into Monday. High pressure builds back in from the southwest Tuesday and Wednesday.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH TODAY/. As of 615 PM EST Friday .

Only change to the near term forecast is that more patchy fog was added to the grids overnight. New hi-res guidance is hinting at dense fog over SE VA and NE NC overnight. Still believe that there will be some patchy dense fog over the southern VA piedmont as well. For the moment will keep the wording as patchy instead of areas. The rest of the forecast remains on track.

Previous discussion .

Latest analysis shows a weak cold front now sliding off the NC coast with a westerly flow aloft. All shower activity is now off the coast as well, but there is still a stubborn area of low clouds in place over NE NC and far SE VA (southside Hampton Roads). Skies are partly sunny elsewhere across the local area with temperatures in the mid to upper 60s in areas that have seen sun and in the upper 50s to lower-mid 60s where it has been more cloudy.

Satellite trends suggest skies will finally partially clear out over the next few hrs in the SE (and may even avg out mostly clear into the early evening across much of central VA). A shortwave trough is currently located over the midwest and will move ESE overnight, crossing the local area Sat morning. Thus, will tend to see some increase in cloud cover overnight and with some at least limited mixing, fog should be much less widespread compared to last night/early this morning. if there is any fog, it is most likely across south central VA and interior SE VA/interior NE NC. Low temps tonight range from near 40F across the far NW to 45-50F across the SE. The shortwave passes off the coast by late morning, and expect to see skies become mostly sunny from NW to SE as drier air moves in from the NW. Still mild with a NW wind around 10 mph and highs reaching mainly into the low to mid 60s.

SHORT TERM /TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT/. As of 330 PM EST Friday..

High pressure settles over the area Sat night/Sunday. This results in clear skies and light winds Sat night, and cooler lows in the 30s (lower 40s SE coast). Sunny for the first half of Sunday, with increasing aftn clouds (especially across the SW portion of the CWA). High temps on Sunday will mostly be into the lower 60s (mainly upper 50s eastern shore).

Attention then turns to a potent system in the deep south that will interact with a strong upper trough diving S from the upper midwest Sun night. Phasing of the northern and southern stream occurs by Monday morning, with a sfc low rapidly deepening from eastern TN as of 06Z/Mon, and moving NNE along the spine of the Appalachians into Monday morning, and then across western PA or NY Mon aftn. While there are some timing and spatial differences among the models, the overall agreement between the GFS/ECMWF and their ensemble means is good. This leads to a high confidence forecast for a widespread rain event late Sun night through late Mon morning as a warm from lifts N through the CWA. Additional showers/isolated tstms generally shift E of I-95 by late morning through the aftn as a dry slot is progged to move in from the SSW. Total QPF amounts look to avg 1.00 to 2.00" (most of it prior to Mon aftn). Locally higher amounts will be possible given convective elements that become possible during the day Mon. Shear is impressive with models showing a strong LL jet (45-55 kts) moving across the area Monday morning through mid afternoon. As is often the case, instability will be limited, the greatest threat for any strong/severe tstms residing along the coast where somewhat warmer temperatures and better mixing is expected due to slightly more favorable instability parameters. Will carry slight chance tstms at some point Mon for all zones except the far NW of the CWA. In addition to the rain, expect breezy conditions with a few stronger wind gusts in some of the more robust convective cells (again especially along the coast and across the eastern shore). Clearing conditions by Monday aftn along/W of I-95 and a few hrs later near the coast as the cold front pushes further away from the coast. High temps on Monday range from the lower to mid 60s W to the lower 70s SE. Sharply colder Monday night with temperatures falling to the mid 30s W to lower 40s E.

LONG TERM /TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/. As of 315 PM EST Friday .

Low pressure at the surface and aloft is progged to track northward and away from the region on Tuesday and Wednesday. Meanwhile, high pressure slowly builds in from the SW before becoming centered over the area Wednesday night/early Thu AM. Am still expecting cool/mainly dry conditions from Tue-Thu (with the exception of perhaps a shower or two across the Ern Shore on Tuesday). Temperatures will be a bit below seasonal averages, with highs on Tue and Wed in the upper 40s-around 50F and overnight lows in the mid 20s-low 30s in most areas. The surface highs slides offshore on Thursday as another upper low dives southward over the central CONUS while a ridge amplifies over the wrn third of the US. Our next chc of pcpn is likely to be very late next week or next weekend. Exact details will depend on the exact evolution of the aforementioned upper low. For now, have slight chc-chc PoPs (for rain) at the tail end of the period.

Slightly warmer temperatures are expected by the end of next week. Forecast highs on Thursday/Friday are mainly in the 50s. Forecast lows Thursday night are mainly in the 30s.

AVIATION /06Z SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/. As of 130 AM EST Saturday .

A weak/dry cold front will drop through the area this morning. Plenty of clouds associated with the boundary, but also IFR/LIFR conditions at all TAF sites except SBY as of 100 AM, due to very light or no wind. Until this front pushes through and NW or N winds pick up a bit, expect IFR/LIFR conditions at all sites except SBY until 13Z-14Z this morning. Conditions will then improve to VFR everywhere by 15Z this morning, as sfc high pressure starts to build in from the west. N/NW winds will be 5-10 kt later this morning through this aftn. VFR conditions will prevail this evening through Sun, as high pressure dominates.

OUTLOOK . A potent storm system will impact the region Sun night through Mon with the potential for heavy rain and windy conditions. Flight restrictions are likely Sun night into Mon aftn. Mainly Dry/VFR Mon night through Wed.

MARINE. As of 315 PM EST Friday .

A weak frontal boundary has pushed just to the SE of the local waters this aftn, with N winds averaging 5-10kt. Waves were 1-2ft with seas of 2-3ft. Sub-SCA marine conditions are expected to prevail through the weekend as a surface high currently over the Plains slowly builds eastward. That high is progged to become centered over the waters on Sunday AM before moving offshore by the end of the day. N to NW winds will average ~10kt tonight and 10-15kt on Sat. Winds become more northerly Sat night and briefly increase to ~15kt on the bay during the first part of the night (while remaining around 15kt on the ocean). Winds diminish to ~5kt and turn to the NE by late Sun AM as the high settles over the waters. Winds then become SE at ~10kt by Sun evening as the high moves offshore. Seas remain 2-4ft, with mainly 1-2ft waves on the bay from now-Sun evening.

Attention then turns to a deepening surface low that is progged to be centered over the Deep South Sunday evening. This strong low will quickly track over the Appalachians late Sun night through the day on Monday. The low is expected to be over upstate NY by Monday evening as its associated cold front crosses the waters from WSW to ENE. Pressure falls of 8-10mb/6hr will result in strong SE then S winds (25-35kt with gusts up to 40kt) in advance of the front late Sun night through early Mon aftn. The highest winds are expected over the northern coastal waters. Seas build to 7-12ft on Monday, with 3-6ft waves on the Ches Bay. While it is still 60-72 hours out, Gale Watches will likely be considered for at least the coastal waters in subsequent forecast packages. Winds become SW and briefly diminish to 15-20kt by late Monday evening before increasing to 20- 25kt by Tuesday morning as more robust CAA arrives behind the front. Winds remain W-SW at 15-25kt through Wed morning before slowly diminishing late Wed-Thu AM as high pressure returns. SCAs will likely be needed for a majority of the waters through at least Wed AM.

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

SYNOPSIS . TMG NEAR TERM . CMF/LKB SHORT TERM . CMF/LKB LONG TERM . ERI AVIATION . TMG MARINE . AJZ/ERI


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
MNPV2 - 8639348 - Money Point, VA 20 mi47 min SW 1.9 G 1.9 52°F 58°F1014.9 hPa
CRYV2 - 8638595 - South Craney Island, VA 26 mi47 min Calm G 1 52°F 1014.9 hPa
DOMV2 - 8638511 - Dominion Terminal Association, VA 29 mi47 min WNW 1.9 G 1.9 55°F 1015.2 hPa
SWPV2 - 8638610 - Sewells Point, VA 29 mi47 min 58°F1014.9 hPa
WDSV2 - 8638614 - Willoughby Deguassing , VA 32 mi47 min Calm G 1 55°F 1014.4 hPa
CHYV2 - 8638999 - Cape Henry, VA 37 mi47 min W 4.1 G 4.1 54°F 1015.5 hPa
44087 38 mi39 min 57°F1 ft
CHBV2 41 mi47 min WNW 1.9 G 2.9 55°F 1014.3 hPa
44072 47 mi35 min NNE 1.9 G 1.9 54°F
DUKN7 - Duck Pier, NC - 8651370 47 mi47 min NW 5.1 G 7 55°F 1015 hPa
YKTV2 - 8637689 - Yorktown, VA 47 mi47 min Calm G 1 51°F 57°F1014.8 hPa
44056 - Duck FRF, NC 48 mi39 min 62°F2 ft
44099 - Cape Henry, VA (147) 49 mi99 min 59°F2 ft

Wind History for Money Point, VA
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Airport Reports
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Suffolk, Suffolk Municipal Airport, VA11 mi70 minN 00.25 miFog52°F52°F100%1015.6 hPa
Chesapeake, Chesapeake Municipal Airport, VA13 mi70 minN 00.25 miFog51°F50°F96%1015.6 hPa
Franklin / J B Rose, VA24 mi70 minN 02.00 miFog/Mist52°F51°F98%1015.6 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KSFQ

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Tide / Current Tables for Suffolk, Virginia
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Sat -- 02:44 AM EST     0.24 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 05:09 AM EST     Moonset
Sat -- 06:57 AM EST     Sunrise
Sat -- 09:16 AM EST     4.29 feet High Tide
Sat -- 03:32 PM EST     0.36 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 04:01 PM EST     Moonrise
Sat -- 04:50 PM EST     Sunset
Sat -- 09:28 PM EST     3.60 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Hollidays Point (bridge), Virginia
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Sat -- 02:12 AM EST     0.20 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 05:09 AM EST     Moonset
Sat -- 06:58 AM EST     Sunrise
Sat -- 08:30 AM EST     3.42 feet High Tide
Sat -- 03:00 PM EST     0.30 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 04:00 PM EST     Moonrise
Sat -- 04:50 PM EST     Sunset
Sat -- 08:42 PM EST     2.87 feet High Tide
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