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Sunrise 6:53AMSunset 4:53PM Wednesday November 25, 2020 5:53 AM EST (10:53 UTC) Moonrise 2:44PMMoonset 2:22AM Illumination 76% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 10 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- 352 Am Est Wed Nov 25 2020
Through 7 am..S winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Today..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Tonight..S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers after midnight.
Thu..SW winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt late. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Showers likely, mainly in the morning.
Thu night..W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming nw after midnight. Waves 1 foot.
Fri..N winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Fri night..NW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Sat..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Sat night..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Sun..E winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Sun night..SE winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of rain.
ANZ600 352 Am Est Wed Nov 25 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 pushes offshore today. A cold front crosses the area Thursday evening. Another cold front crosses the area Friday night. High pressure builds back over the region Saturday into Sunday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Franklin, VA
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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FXUS61 KAKQ 250917 AFDAKQ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Wakefield VA 417 AM EST Wed Nov 25 2020

SYNOPSIS. High pressure pushes offshore today. A cold front crosses the area Thursday. Another cold front crosses the area Saturday.

NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/. As of 200 AM EST Wednesday .

Models push the high offshore today. Increasing mid level WAA results in a pt sunny to mstly cldy morning, turning cldy to mstly cldy this aftrn. Dry most places, but the latest high res data shows some weak lift creeping north across the NC/VA Piedmonts after 21Z. Thus, kept slght chc PoPs across wrn most zones late. Highs from the mid 50s NW to mid 60s sern coastal areas.

SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY/. As of 200 AM EST Wednesday..

Models agree that pre-frontal shwrs overspread the Piedmont this eve, followed by a 6-12 hr period of enough lift/moisture influx for likely-cat PoPs btwn 06Z-18Z Thurs. Best lift and highest PoPs will be across the northern zones. This all ahead of the cold front that crosses the area Thurs aftrn, pushing off the coast arnd 00Z Fri. Data also shows enuf drying behind the fropa for some partial late day sun across wrn zones Thu aftrn. Milder ahead of the front tonite with lows in the 50s. Warm Thurs as CAA lags the front. Highs upr 60s to lwr 70s. QPF btwn 1/4 to 1/2 inch north, less than 1/4 inch south.

The front pushes south of the area Thurs nite. Any left over showers exit the NC coastal areas Thurs eve, then partly to mostly cloudy as sndgs show lingering mid/high moisture behind the boundary. Lows in the mid 40s nw to the mid 50s se coastal areas.

The front stalls along the sern coast Fri as high pres moves across the nrn states. Models also show a mid lvl s/w tracking ne across NC just north of the bndry. Thus, kept Fri dry but will indicate more clouds across the south. Mild with highs in the low-mid 60s. Pt cldy Fri nite with lows in the 40s to near 50 se cstl areas.

LONG TERM /FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/. As of 200 AM EST Wednesday .

A weak cold front crosses the area Sat with little if any moisture. Clearing out late Sat/Sat night. Srn stream system will be organizing INVOF gulf states Sun then track NE through the mid- Atlantic region Mon. Ramping of PoPs Sun night w/ widespread coverage of clouds/rain expected late Sun night- Mon morning. Lo pres exits Mon afternoon. Sharp amplification of trough aloft into the ern CONUS behind that system Mon night- Tue likely to send coldest air of the Fall into the region. VRB clouds Tue and ISOLD/SCT SHRAs may linger as that trough crosses the region.

Highs Sat mainly 60-65F Lows Sat night in the m-u30s inland. l-m40s at the coast. Highs Sun 55-60F. Lows Sun night in the u30s-l40s inland to the m-u40s at the coast. Highs Mon from the l50s NW to the l60s SE Highs Tue in the m-u40s. except l50s far SE.

AVIATION /09Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/. As of 1220 AM EST Wednesday .

VFR conditions through the forecast period as high pres moves off the coast. A BKN SC deck (arnd 5K ft) overspreads the Piedmont after 21Z as moisture increases ahead of a cold front. Any shwrs stay west of RIC through 00Z. Can't rule out MVFR CIGS and psbly a shwr at RIC by the end of the forecast period, but kept pcpn out of the forecast for now. South winds aob 10 kts.

Outlook: Sct to numerous SHRAs late Wed night into Thursday as a cold front crosses the area. VFR conditions return late Thu-Sat.

MARINE. As of 415 AM EST Wednesday .

Early this morning, sfc high pressure was centered just off the Mid Atlc coast, providing southerly winds 5-10 kt over the waters. Waves were 1-2 ft and seas were 2-3 ft.

The high will move farther out to sea today into tonight, as a cold front approaches from the west. That front will push across the waters Thu evening/Thu night, with weak high pressure building over the area during Fri.

Southerly winds will increase to 10-20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt over the waters later today through Thu morning in advance of the front. Waves will build to 2-3 ft over the Bay, and seas will build to 4-6 ft over the coastal waters. For now, have issued a SCA for the nrn three coastal waters from later this evening through Thu aftn/evening.

A dry cold front will cross the waters Fri night, with high pressure building back over the region Sat into Sun. A stronger low pressure system will affect the area Mon.

AKQ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. MD . None. NC . None. VA . None. MARINE . Small Craft Advisory from 10 PM this evening to 4 PM EST Thursday for ANZ654. Small Craft Advisory from 10 PM this evening to 10 PM EST Thursday for ANZ650-652.

SYNOPSIS . MPR NEAR TERM . MPR SHORT TERM . MPR LONG TERM . ALB AVIATION . MPR MARINE . RMM/TMG


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
DOMV2 - 8638511 - Dominion Terminal Association, VA 37 mi54 min S 7 G 8 48°F 1028.5 hPa (-0.5)
CRYV2 - 8638595 - South Craney Island, VA 38 mi54 min S 6 G 6 47°F 1028.2 hPa (-0.5)
MNPV2 - 8639348 - Money Point, VA 38 mi54 min SSE 1.9 G 2.9 44°F 58°F1028.4 hPa (-0.3)
SWPV2 - 8638610 - Sewells Point, VA 41 mi54 min 57°F1028.3 hPa (-0.5)
WDSV2 - 8638614 - Willoughby Deguassing , VA 42 mi54 min S 7 G 8 48°F 1027.7 hPa (-0.4)
YKTV2 - 8637689 - Yorktown, VA 48 mi54 min SSW 2.9 G 4.1 45°F 57°F1028.1 hPa (-0.4)

Wind History for Dominion Terminal Associates, VA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Franklin / J B Rose, VA6 mi59 minN 010.00 miFair33°F32°F98%1028.8 hPa
Suffolk, Suffolk Municipal Airport, VA21 mi59 minN 010.00 miFair36°F35°F98%1029.1 hPa
Wakefield Municipal Airport, VA23 mi60 minN 010.00 miFair36°F35°F97%1028.6 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Suffolk, Virginia
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Suffolk
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Wed -- 12:43 AM EST     0.45 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 02:20 AM EST     Moonset
Wed -- 06:55 AM EST     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:11 AM EST     3.78 feet High Tide
Wed -- 01:17 PM EST     0.64 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 02:42 PM EST     Moonrise
Wed -- 04:51 PM EST     Sunset
Wed -- 07:23 PM EST     3.52 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Hollidays Point (bridge), Virginia
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Hollidays Point (bridge)
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Wed -- 12:11 AM EST     0.37 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 02:20 AM EST     Moonset
Wed -- 06:25 AM EST     3.02 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:55 AM EST     Sunrise
Wed -- 12:45 PM EST     0.53 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 02:42 PM EST     Moonrise
Wed -- 04:51 PM EST     Sunset
Wed -- 06:37 PM EST     2.81 feet High Tide
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