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Sunrise 5:49AMSunset 8:17PM Tuesday May 26, 2020 1:14 PM EDT (17:14 UTC) Moonrise 8:03AMMoonset 11:05PM Illumination 21% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 4 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- 106 Pm Edt Tue May 26 2020
This afternoon..E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Tonight..E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Wed..E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming se 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers.
Wed night..SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft. A chance of showers in the evening, then showers likely after midnight.
Thu..S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Showers likely.
Thu night..S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 foot. Showers likely, mainly in the evening.
Fri..S winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming sw 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers in the morning, then showers likely with a chance of tstms in the afternoon.
Fri night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. Showers likely with a chance of tstms in the evening, then a chance of showers after midnight.
Sat..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers in the morning, then showers likely with a chance of tstms in the afternoon.
Sat night..W winds 5 kt, becoming nw after midnight. Waves 1 foot. A chance of tstms. Showers likely, mainly in the evening. Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.
ANZ600 106 Pm Edt Tue May 26 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 will remain centered northeast of the region this morning, as low pressure lingers off the coast of north carolina. High pressure gradually moves southward well off the coast this afternoon into Wednesday. Low pressure approaches from the south Wednesday and tracks near the local waters Wednesday night into Thursday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Franklin, VA
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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FXUS61 KAKQ 261119 AFDAKQ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Wakefield VA 719 AM EDT Tue May 26 2020

SYNOPSIS. High pressure over the western Atlantic will remain in place through the end of the week. Surface low pressure developing near the Southeast coast today will bring an increase in moisture by midweek. Another low pressure system to our west will promote unsettled weather for the late week period.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/. As of 340 AM EDT Tuesday .

High pressure will remain anchored across the western Atlantic today and tonight. Meanwhile, weak low pressure currently about 200 NM east of Cape Hatteras will back westward through the day, becoming more of an inverted trough as it moves toward the Carolina coast. This will help maintain easterly flow throughout the day today, and therefore morning clouds will be slow to clear. There will still be enough of an onshore component to the wind along the coast due to the coastal trough to keep highs in the upper 60s to low 70s along the coast. West of the Bay, max temps will be dependent on when/if clouds break for some afternoon sunshine. Anticipating a break out similar to yesterday, so will advertise highs inland in the mid to upper 70s.

For tonight, winds aloft will begin to veer more to the SE helping to increase moisture from the south. We'll also be watching sfc low pressure that's expected to develop in the vicinity of the SE coast by late today. For now, will advertise a dry night, but showers may arrive across the south by 12z. Mostly cloudy with lows in the upper 50s to low 60s.

SHORT TERM /WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/. As of 340 AM EDT Tuesday .

High pressure will remain anchored across the western Atlantic through Thursday. This will help steer the weak sfc low/shortwave trough developing off the SE coast into and across eastern NC/VA during Wednesday. By Thursday, a cut off low pressure system over the Ozarks will interact the the high over the western Atlantic and funnel moisture northward from the GOMEX into the mid-Atlantic region. PW values rise to aoa 1.8" by Wednesday as a stream of sub-tropical moisture arrives, then linger around 2.0" into Thursday. Will advertise increasing PoPs from S to N on Wednesday, then high chc to likely Pops for most areas (especially W of the Bay) from Wed night into Thursday. Instability will remain limited until Thursday so will not advertise any thunder until then. Pockets of heavy rain are possible given rich moisture and warm rain processes associated with subtropical flow by late Wed into Thursday. However, widespread coverage of heavy rain is not expected. WPC has put our far SW VA counties and interior NE NC counties in a marginal risk of excessive rainfall for Wed, so we'll continue to monitor trends. Given the unsettled conditions through Thursday, it should remain mostly cloudy. Highs Wed will be in the 70s to near 80 (low 70s MD Beaches). Lows Wed night in the 60s. Highs Thursday in the mid 70s to low 80s. Dew points will be on the increase as well so that by Thursday it may feel quite humid.

LONG TERM /THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY/. As of 400 PM EDT Monday .

An unsettled period is expected to continue Friday and Saturday. An upper level cut off low will be sitting over the deep south will become an open trough and lift newd toward the Mid-Atlantic by Saturday. Meanwhile, a lingering trough will be the focal point for showers/tstms Friday aftn. Then a cold front approaches from the NW Saturday and drops through the region Saturday night. This will trigger additional showers/tstms. Current guidance shows decent deep layer shear (850-200mb) Saturday, so some stronger tstms are possible if the timing lines up well (peak heating). High pressure and drier conditions expected for Sunday into early next week.

Warmer Friday and Saturday with highs in the low to mid 80s. More seasonable to slightly below normal temperatures are expected Sunday into early next week with the frontal passage. Low temps Friday and Saturday in the mid to upper 60s, dropping back to the upper 50s to low 60s Sunday morning, then 50s early next week.

AVIATION /11Z TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/. As of 715 AM EDT Tuesday .

Light onshore flow today will promote widespread IFR/LIFR stratus across the region through late morning. Stratus lifts and VFR conditions are expected to return inland by midday, but MVFR CIGS may linger into the early afternoon along the coast before improving. BKN CU or strato-CU expected later this afternoon with bases of 4-6 kft. Anticipating another round of IFR conditions tonight with continued onshore flow and increasing moisture from the south.

OUTLOOK . A stretch of unsettled conditions is expected during the mid to late week period as high pressure anchors itself over the western Atlantic and a low pressure system becomes cut off to our west. Showers will increase in coverage from S to N on Wednesday, then widespread showers and even afternoon thunderstorms will be possible Thursday/Friday and perhaps lingering into Saturday.

MARINE. As of 235 AM EDT Tuesday .

Dense FG Advisory remains in effect this morning for ocean waters off Ocean City MD. Will monitor for the other areas and expand if necessary Otw. for now . patchy FG/DZ and VSBY 1-3 NM should suffice.

Weak lo pres off the coast will continue to dissipate today w/ sfc hi pres extending from the mid-Atlantic waters on E to the W central Atlantic. NNE winds aob 15 kt today will be slow to become more E (late). Waves on the bay/rivers/sound 2 ft or less . while seas 2-4 ft on the ocean.

Hi pres stays offshore tonight-Wed as lo pres moves slowly N from near the FL/GA coast. Winds become SE 5-15 kt (highest S) on Wed ahead of the area of lo pres. Will show slowly increasing seas into Wed night with 3-5 ft S and while still avgg 2-4 ft N. Increased SSE winds/waves/seas spread northward Thu-Fri w/ a higher potential for SCA headlines . esp on the ocean waters. SSW winds turn NNW behind a cold front late Sat.

Moderate rip current risk continues today . w/ surf heights avgg 2-4 ft and 7-9 second period offshore.

AKQ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. MD . None. NC . None. VA . None. MARINE . Dense Fog Advisory until 11 AM EDT this morning for ANZ650.

SYNOPSIS . JDM NEAR TERM . JDM SHORT TERM . JDM LONG TERM . AJZ AVIATION . JDM MARINE . ALB


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
DOMV2 - 8638511 - Dominion Terminal Association, VA 37 mi62 min E 8 G 9.9 64°F 1023.4 hPa
CRYV2 - 8638595 - South Craney Island, VA 38 mi56 min NE 7 G 8.9 64°F 1022.8 hPa
MNPV2 - 8639348 - Money Point, VA 38 mi56 min NE 2.9 G 6 65°F 66°F1022.7 hPa
SWPV2 - 8638610 - Sewells Point, VA 41 mi62 min 66°F1022.9 hPa
WDSV2 - 8638614 - Willoughby Deguassing , VA 42 mi98 min ENE 8 G 9.9 62°F 1022.7 hPa
YKTV2 - 8637689 - Yorktown, VA 48 mi56 min E 8 G 8.9 64°F 66°F1022.8 hPa

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Franklin / J B Rose, VA6 mi19 minE 57.00 miOvercast69°F67°F95%1022.7 hPa
Suffolk, Suffolk Municipal Airport, VA21 mi19 minNNE 52.50 miFog/Mist67°F64°F91%1023 hPa
Wakefield Municipal Airport, VA23 mi20 minVar 310.00 miOvercast72°F64°F76%1022.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Suffolk, Virginia
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Suffolk
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Tue -- 01:37 AM EDT     4.45 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:51 AM EDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 08:06 AM EDT     0.31 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 09:01 AM EDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 02:08 PM EDT     3.60 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:57 PM EDT     0.40 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 08:15 PM EDT     Sunset
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Tide / Current Tables for Hollidays Point (bridge), Virginia
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Hollidays Point (bridge)
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Tue -- 12:51 AM EDT     3.55 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:50 AM EDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 07:34 AM EDT     0.26 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 09:00 AM EDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 01:22 PM EDT     2.87 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:25 PM EDT     0.33 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 08:16 PM EDT     Sunset
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