Emporia, VA Marine Weather and Tide Forecast
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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Emporia, VA

April 23, 2024 3:12 AM EDT (07:12 UTC) Change Location
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ANZ637 James River From Jamestown To The James River Bridge- 105 Am Edt Tue Apr 23 2024

Rest of tonight - SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W late. Waves around 1 foot.

Tue - W winds 5 kt, becoming sw early in the afternoon, then becoming S late. Waves 1 foot or less and light chop, increasing to around 1 foot late.

Tue night - S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

Wed - SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, becoming W 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft, diminishing to around 1 foot in the afternoon.

Wed night - NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Waves around 1 foot, increasing to 1 to 2 ft after midnight.

Thu - NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

Thu night - E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 1 foot.

Fri - E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 1 foot.

Fri night - E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 1 foot.

Sat - SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 1 foot.

Sat night - SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

ANZ600 105 Am Edt Tue Apr 23 2024

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 over the region through Tuesday. A weak, mainly dry cold front crosses the area Wednesday evening. High pressure builds north of the area to end the week.


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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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FXUS61 KAKQ 230704 AFDAKQ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Wakefield VA 304 AM EDT Tue Apr 23 2024

SYNOPSIS
High pressure centered over the local area this morning slides off the Carolina coast this evening. A weak cold front pushes through the region on Wednesday, with a few light showers possible. Strong high pressure then builds from the eastern Great Lakes eastward to off the New England coast Thursday through Friday. A marked warming trend is then expected for the upcoming weekend into early next week.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/
As of 300 AM EDT Tuesday...

Key Messages:

- Near-normal temperatures today under plentiful sunshine after a frosty start this morning.

- Increasing clouds and milder tonight.

The latest wx analysis reveals 1022+mb surface high pressure centered from the deep south into the Mid-Atlantic region. Low pressure was noted over SW Ontario, with a cold front extending back into the northern plains. Aloft, a pair of deep troughs are evident on early morning WV satellite imagery. The first is associated with a second deepening surface low well off the Carolina coast. The other is a weak shortwave trough diving E-SE across the Dakotas toward the upper midwest. In between, shortwave ridging over the plains to the mid-south is slowly pushing E-NE this morning. 07z Temperatures are chilly as expected, largely in the 30s to low 40s, and a the Frost Advisory in effect for much of the area away from the immediate coast still looks in good shape.

For today, look for mainly sunny conditions with just a few passing high clouds as the sfc high drifts off the mid-Atlantic and southeast coasts by this aftn. The resultant SSW wind ~10mph well inland by aftn will warm into the lower 70s well inland, with mid to upper 60s near the coast, where a cool afternoon sea-breeze is expected to stabilize temperatures, with some falling temps possible for Hampton Roads by mid to late afternoon.

SHORT TERM /WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT/
As of 300 AM EDT Tuesday

Key Messages:

- Temperatures remain below normal through the late week period.

- Scattered showers or sprinkles possible with a passing cold front Wednesday into Wednesday afternoon.

- Another chance for patchy frost Thursday night into Friday morning for much of the area outside of urban Hampton Roads and coastal northeast NC.

Increasing clouds move in overnight Tue into Wed morning in advance of the previously referenced front currently over the upper midwest. The increasing clouds and return flow will keep early morning lows much milder relative to this morning's readings. Forecast lows range from the mid/upper 40s over interior southern VA/NE NC, to the lower 50s elsewhere.
Deterministic models remain in good agreement with the upper trough and main sfc low tracking east across Ontario/Quebec into northern New England on Wednesday, dragging its cold front through the local area during the aftn. Moist of the moisture from this system gets scoured out in the Appalachians to the west, as the low-level flow turns downslope (westerly) rather quickly. As such, only scattered light rain showers or sprinkles are anticipated. PoPs will only be ~30%, with QPF on the order of a few hundredths to a tenth of an inch at most. Timing of the front is a bit faster, and while it will be well- mixed, high temperatures have been lowered over Hampton Roads in anticipationof a bit more cloud cover during peak heating time. Highs in the low to mid 70s north, upper 60s to lower 70s along the SE coast.

The front pushes SSE of the area Wed night, with sfc high pressure building eastward across the Great Lakes. There still seems enough mixing to keep temperatures from dropping off too much except over the far N/NW zones Wed night. Lows will be in the upper 30s/around 40F NW to the upper 40s SE. High pressure builds east from the eastern Great Lakes to off the New England coast Thu through Fri. Mostly sunny and cool Thu/Fri with highs ranging from the upper 50s to mid 60s. Clear/mostly clear Thu night with lows ranging from the mid 30s to mid 40s. Patchy frost will be possible once again, mainly over the northern 1/2 of the FA from the piedmont to e-central VA and the eastern shore. Slightly milder as the airmass modifies (but remains near to below normal) courtesy of persistent onshore flow. Lows Friday night range through the 40s.

LONG TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY/
As of 300 AM EDT Tuesday...

Key Messages:

- Marked warming trend expected for the weekend into early next week.

- Rain chances return ahead of and with an approaching cold front Monday afternoon.

The medium range forecast period begins with an amplifying upper ridge from the Gulf of Mexico to the upper midwest, expanding to the east coast over the weekend. This ridge continues to look a bit stronger than modeled earlier this week, which should keep the FA mainly dry through the weekend.
Temperatures trend back upward through the period; from near normal Sat (highs in the 70s), to above normal Sun- Mon (mid 80s inland, upper 70s to low 80s coast) as the upper ridge remains across the ern CONUS. The next system will approach Monday and Tuesday of next week, with the associated cold front approaching by the middle of next week. Some showers and storms will be possible over the NW portion of the area Monday afternoon and evening, as some pre- frontal (lee trough) convection could push into the area. More widespread showers and storms would then be possible with the frontal passage itself next Tuesday.

AVIATION /06Z TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/
As of 200 AM EDT Tuesday...

VFR conditions with mainly SKC skies continue through the 06z TAF period. High pressure remains in control of the weather pattern through tonight. Light/variable winds early this morning shift to the SSW inland (S to SSE along the coast) by this afternoon, increasing to ~10 knots. A few gusts of 15-20 knots will be possible this afternoon over inland terminals. VFR to start this evening, with increasing mid to high clouds by evening into Wed morning.

Outlook: A few showers (isolated to scattered) push across the area in association with a crossing cold front on Wednesday.
However, flying conditions should stay primarily VFR. Dry/VFR conditions then persist for the late week period into the weekend.

MARINE
As of 330 PM EDT Monday...

Surface analysis shows broad high pressure stretching from eastern TX NE into the Ohio Valley with deepening low pressure now well off the NC coast. Winds continue to slowly decrease today and now average N 10-15 kt over the local waters. Waves in the bay are 1-3 ft (highest near the mouth). Seas offshore range from 3-4 ft N to 5- 7 ft S.

Higher seas continue to hang on across the southern coastal waters despite decreasing wind speeds. Opted to extend the SCA for the ocean south of Cape Charles Light until 7pm with the waters south of the VA/NC border extended until 10pm (this zone may require another extension this evening as seas are notoriously slow to subside here even in weak NE winds). Otherwise, quiet marine weather is expected tonight into Tuesday. Secondary low pressure deepens along the stalled front well offshore late Tuesday and will keep some enhanced 8-10 second E-SE swell moving toward the coast, likely necessitating another round of SCA for all/most of the coastal waters Tue night.
Meanwhile, a mainly dry cold front approaches from the west late Tuesday into Wednesday. A re-tightening of the surface pressure gradient results in increasing SW winds to around 15 kt, though some low-end SCA may also be needed in the Bay and lower James River. The front moves through the region Wednesday night into early Thursday, with increasing N winds and potential for SCA headlines in its wake.

FIRE WEATHER
As of 300 AM EDT Tuesday

Given the significant drying that occurred yesterday, fire wx could become a bit more of a concern today. Gusty SW winds of 10-12 mph with gusts to around 20 mph are expected, with afternoon relative humidities to fall into the 20 to 30 percent range over central and south central Virginia, including the Richmond metro area and the VA northern neck. With good mixing anticipated (which is notoriously not modeled well with respect to dewpoint temperatures), we will coordinate with state officials and neighboring offices later this morning to determine the need for an SPS/IFD statement. Main area of concern today would be for areas along and NNW of I-85.

AKQ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
MD...Frost Advisory until 8 AM EDT this morning for MDZ021>024.
NC...Frost Advisory until 8 AM EDT this morning for NCZ012>014-030.
VA...Frost Advisory until 8 AM EDT this morning for VAZ048-060>062- 064>069-075-076-079>083-087>090-092-093-096-097-509>522.
MARINE...None.




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Wind History for Dominion Terminal Associates, VA
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherTempDewPtRHinHg
KEMV EMPORIAGREENSVILLE RGNL,VA 2 sm17 mincalm7 smClear34°F34°F100%30.17
KLVL BRUNSWICK MUNI,VA 17 sm17 mincalm--39°F37°F93%30.17
KIXA HALIFAXNORTHAMPTON RGNL,NC 24 sm17 mincalm10 smClear34°F34°F100%30.16
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Tide / Current for Petersburg, Appomattox River, James River, Virginia
   
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Petersburg
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Tue -- 04:23 AM EDT     3.41 feet High Tide
Tue -- 06:05 AM EDT     Moonset
Tue -- 06:23 AM EDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 11:51 AM EDT     0.43 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 04:54 PM EDT     2.95 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:51 PM EDT     Full Moon
Tue -- 07:51 PM EDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 07:52 PM EDT     Sunset
Tue -- 11:35 PM EDT     0.53 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Petersburg, Appomattox River, James River, Virginia, Tide feet
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Tide / Current for City Point (Hopewell), James River, Virginia
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City Point (Hopewell)
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Tue -- 03:53 AM EDT     3.09 feet High Tide
Tue -- 06:05 AM EDT     Moonset
Tue -- 06:23 AM EDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 10:39 AM EDT     0.38 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 04:24 PM EDT     2.67 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:51 PM EDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 07:51 PM EDT     Full Moon
Tue -- 07:51 PM EDT     Sunset
Tue -- 10:23 PM EDT     0.47 feet Low Tide
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City Point (Hopewell), James River, Virginia, Tide feet
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