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Sunrise 7:13AMSunset 5:14PM Friday January 17, 2020 10:27 AM EST (15:27 UTC) Moonrise 12:01AMMoonset 11:53AM Illumination 51% Phase: Third Quarter Moon; Moon at 22 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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ANZ656 Coastal Waters From Cape Charles Light To Virginia- North Carolina Border Out To 20 Nm- 956 Am Est Fri Jan 17 2020
.gale warning in effect until 1 pm est this afternoon...
Rest of today..N winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt, diminishing to 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt this afternoon. Seas 6 to 8 ft with a dominant period of 7 seconds.
Tonight..N winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming ne 5 to 10 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft with a dominant period of 9 seconds, subsiding to 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of 9 seconds after midnight.
Sat..E winds 5 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt in the late morning and early afternoon, then increasing to 15 to 20 kt late. Seas 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of 9 seconds. A chance of rain in the afternoon.
Sat night..SW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft with a dominant period of 9 seconds, subsiding to 3 ft with a dominant period of 9 seconds late. Showers likely, mainly in the evening.
Sun..W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Sun night..NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Mon..NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Mon night..N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Tue..N winds 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
Tue night..N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
ANZ600 956 Am Est Fri Jan 17 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.. Canadian high pressure builds into the area through tonight. Low pressure tracks north of the region Saturday, with a cold front crossing the area Sunday. Turning much colder early next week, as another canadian high pressure system builds into the area.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Virginia Beach, VA
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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FXUS61 KAKQ 171505 AFDAKQ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Wakefield VA 1005 AM EST Fri Jan 17 2020

SYNOPSIS. Strong high pressure builds over the area today. The next cold front crosses the area Saturday night. Turning much colder early next week, as Canadian high pressure builds into the area.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/. As of 1000 AM EST Friday .

Late this morning, sfc high pressure was centered over the Great Lakes. The center of the high will slide ewrd to over the ern Great Lakes by early this evening, and provide dry/chilly wx under a partly to mostly sunny sky. Gusty NNW winds will gradually diminish over central and ern portions of the area. Highs will range from the upper 30s to lower 40s. Clouds will slowly increase tonight, as the next system approaches the area from the west, helping to keep low temps from dropping too far. Lows in the mid to upper 20s for inland locations, slightly colder (lower to mid 20s) across the eastern shore where a clear sky will hold on the longest.

SHORT TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT/. As of 345 AM EST Friday .

Attention quickly turns to the next area of low pressure approaching the region from the west on Saturday morning as high pressure migrates offshore. Most models continue to delay the onset of precipitation across the west with even slight chance PoPs holding off until after 12Z/7AM. Very dry low levels will take some time to saturate before precip reaches the surface but will provide an opportunity for efficient evaporational cooling, especially across the west/northwest where the relative greatest chance for light frozen/mixed precip exists. QPF is expected to be only a few hundredths through noon Saturday but the potential exists for a few hour window of mixed precip before the low levels warm above freezing and precip transitions to all rain. Given the dry air to overcome, minimal QPF, and the later timing for heavier precip moving in . still not expecting much of a winter threat from this event and no snow or ice accumulations are forecast.

PoPs increase markedly after 18Z with the highest chances across the north and northwest, transitioning eastward into the evening hours as the surface cold front nears the region. High temperatures will vary widely with in-situ CAD wedging noted across the NW and southeasterly winds off the warmer Atlantic. Expecting highs in the upper 30s for western Fluvanna and Louisa counties, mid/upper 40s for the I-95 corridor, and low/mid 50s for the SE. Precip ends rapidly from west to east Saturday night with lows ranging from the mid 30s NW to upper 40s SE.

Sunday will feature decreasing clouds behind the frontal passage with westerly/downsloping winds allowing temps to range from the mid 40s to mid 50s NW to SE. High pressure and decreasing winds will allow for a cold Sunday night with temps falling into the low 20s over the Piedmont.

LONG TERM /MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/. As of 255 PM EDT Thursday .

Medium range period characterized by cooler than normal temperatures and mainly dry conditions. Cold 1044+mb Canadian high pressure and its modifying arctic airmass will push into the area to begin the period early next week and linger over the Mid-Atlantic region through the forecast period. High temperatures in the 30s inland to low 40s SE coast are expected each day Mon through Thu. Early morning low temperatures mainly in the teens to low 20s inland . mid 20s to near 30 degrees along the coast.

AVIATION /15Z FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/. As of 645 AM EST Friday .

VFR flying weather is expected for 12Z TAF period. Continued N or NNW winds last until this evening before becoming light and variable. Winds will remain 10-15 kts with gusts 20-25 kts. Winds slowly diminish but will retain gusts in the forecast until deep mixing subsides later this afternoon. High clouds increase from the west, especially after 18.06Z, ahead of the next area of low pressure.

OUTLOOK . Cold front crosses the area on Sat night. Pcpn mainly in liquid form is expected Sat and Sat night with flight restrictions possible. High pressure builds back in early next week.

MARINE. As of 1000 AM EST Friday .

Converted Gale Warnings to SCAs for the coastal waters N of Cape Charles (through 03z/10 PM this evening), but opted to extend the Gale Warning for the srn two coastal zones until 1 PM today. Still seeing gusts to ~30 kt along the coast of VA Beach/NE NC, so would think that at least some gale gusts are occuring over the open waters in these areas.

Previous Discussion:

Low pressure is spinning E of Nova Scotia early this morning while 1046mb high pressure builds across the Great Lakes. This is driving strong CAA along the Mid-Atlantic coast resulting in a NNW wind of 30-35kt with gusts up to 40kt over the ocean, 25-30kt with gusts to ~35k over the Bay, and 20-25kt with occasional gusts near 30kt elsewhere. Seas range from 6-8ft N, to 8-10ft S, with 3- 5ft waves in the Bay. Gale warnings continue through 7 am for the Bay and 10 am for the ocean, with SCA flags for the Sound through 7 pm, lower James through 4 pm, and remaining rivers through 1 pm.

The high will build across New England this aftn into tonight. Therefore, the wind will diminish and become N 15-25kt by midday, then NNE 10-15kt this evening, and NE 5-10kt later tonight. Seas will slowly subside to 3-5ft N, to 4-6ft S by tonight. High pressure will push offshore Saturday into Saturday night as low pressure tracks across the Great Lakes Saturday and across New England Sunday. The wind will become SW 15-25kt with seas ranging from 3-5ft S to 4-6ft N, and 2-3ft waves in the Bay. A cold front crosses the coast Sunday night with the wind becoming NW 15-25kt, then a secondary cold front crosses the region Monday night with a 15-20kt NNW wind. High pressure builds into the region Tuesday into Wednesday.

AKQ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. MD . None. NC . None. VA . None. MARINE . Small Craft Advisory until 1 PM EST this afternoon for ANZ635>637. Small Craft Advisory until 10 PM EST this evening for ANZ634- 650-652-654. Small Craft Advisory until 7 PM EST this evening for ANZ630>633. Small Craft Advisory until 4 PM EST this afternoon for ANZ638. Gale Warning until 1 PM EST this afternoon for ANZ656-658.

SYNOPSIS . TMG NEAR TERM . RHR/TMG SHORT TERM . RHR LONG TERM . MAM AVIATION . RHR MARINE . AJZ/ERI


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
CHYV2 - 8638999 - Cape Henry, VA 7 mi58 min NNW 28 G 34 36°F 1037.2 hPa
44064 13 mi38 min N 23 G 29 1037.4 hPa
CHBV2 15 mi58 min N 26 G 32 36°F 1035.7 hPa
44099 - Cape Henry, VA (147) 15 mi58 min 49°F7 ft
44087 16 mi58 min 47°F4 ft
MNPV2 - 8639348 - Money Point, VA 17 mi58 min N 11 G 17 37°F 51°F1037.5 hPa
CRYV2 - 8638595 - South Craney Island, VA 19 mi58 min NNW 9.9 G 16 37°F 1037.8 hPa
SWPV2 - 8638610 - Sewells Point, VA 20 mi58 min 50°F1038 hPa
WDSV2 - 8638614 - Willoughby Deguassing , VA 20 mi58 min N 24 G 30 35°F 1037.8 hPa
KPTV2 - 8632200 - Kiptopeke, VA 23 mi58 min N 21 G 28 46°F
DOMV2 - 8638511 - Dominion Terminal Association, VA 25 mi58 min N 13 G 19 35°F 1038.6 hPa
44072 30 mi38 min ENE 19 G 23 36°F
YKRV2 - 8637611 - York River East Rear Range Light, VA 35 mi58 min N 26 G 32 35°F 1038.3 hPa
YKTV2 - 8637689 - Yorktown, VA 38 mi58 min NNW 18 G 22 35°F 49°F1037.9 hPa
44100 - Duck FRF 26m, NC (430) 44 mi58 min 52°F10 ft
DUKN7 - Duck Pier, NC - 8651370 46 mi58 min N 31 G 35 38°F 1035.2 hPa
44056 - Duck FRF, NC 46 mi58 min 52°F8 ft
RPLV2 - 8632837 - Rappahannock Light, VA 49 mi58 min NNW 26 G 32 1038.4 hPa

Wind History for Cape Henry, VA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Virginia Beach, Oceana, Naval Air Station, VA3 mi32 minN 18 G 2510.00 miPartly Cloudy and Breezy38°F19°F46%1037.7 hPa
Norfolk, Norfolk International Airport, VA13 mi37 minN 16 G 2810.00 miFair39°F19°F45%1038 hPa
Norfolk, Naval Air Station, VA18 mi89 minNNW 18 G 2410.00 miFair and Breezy37°F19°F50%1037.8 hPa
Chesapeake, Chesapeake Municipal Airport, VA22 mi33 minNNW 12 G 1710.00 miFair37°F14°F40%1038.6 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Inside Channel, Rudee Inlet, Virginia
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Tide / Current Tables for Chesapeake Bay Entrance, Virginia Current
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Fri -- 12:01 AM EST     Moonrise
Fri -- 01:05 AM EST     0.94 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 04:39 AM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 07:15 AM EST     Sunrise
Fri -- 08:00 AM EST     Last Quarter
Fri -- 08:03 AM EST     -1.22 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 11:15 AM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 11:52 AM EST     Moonset
Fri -- 01:27 PM EST     0.65 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 04:35 PM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 05:12 PM EST     Sunset
Fri -- 08:21 PM EST     -1.24 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 11:29 PM EST     0.00 knots Slack
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