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Sunrise 7:01AMSunset 4:48PM Friday December 6, 2019 12:36 AM EST (05:36 UTC) Moonrise 1:55PMMoonset 1:24AM Illumination 68% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 9 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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ANZ656 Coastal Waters From Cape Charles Light To Virginia- North Carolina Border Out To 20 Nm- 1020 Pm Est Thu Dec 5 2019
Overnight..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft. Mainly N swell .
Fri..SW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 ft with a dominant period of 4 seconds.
Fri night..W winds 15 kt, becoming nw after midnight, then becoming N 20 to 25 kt late. Seas 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of 4 seconds.
Sat..N winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 5 ft with a dominant period of 7 seconds.
Sat night..NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Sun..E winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Sun night..S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. A chance of showers.
Mon..S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft. A chance of showers.
Mon night..S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft. A chance of showers.
Tue..SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 7 ft. A chance of showers.
Tue night..SW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming nw after midnight. Seas 5 to 6 ft. A chance of rain.
ANZ600 1020 Pm Est Thu Dec 5 2019
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 remains over the area tonight. A cold front approaches from the west on Friday, and crosses the waters Friday night into Saturday morning. High pressure returns Saturday afternoon into Sunday.


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 060241 AFDAKQ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Wakefield VA 941 PM EST Thu Dec 5 2019

SYNOPSIS. A weak front crosses the area late Friday into early Saturday with high pressure returning for the weekend. Strong low pressure tracks well to the northwest of the area early next week, dragging a strong cold front through the area by midweek.

NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM FRIDAY MORNING/. As of 940 PM EST Thursday .

Late this evening, sfc high pressure (~1023 mb) was centered near the SE NC coast. The sky was clear to mostly clear across the area with CI developing along and east of the mtns over extrm NW/wrn counties. Temps ranged from the upper 20s to upper 30s with light and variable winds. The high will slide eastward to just off the NC coast by 12Z Fri. Expect high clouds to affect nrn and wrn counties overnight, with temps only dropping a couple degrees more in the next few hours before leveling off, as very light S winds develop twd morning.

SHORT TERM /6 AM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT/. As of 345 PM EST Thursday .

The surface high will move off the Carolina coast on Friday. An shortwave/area of sfc low pressure tracks to our N on Fri while another weaker low passes by well to our S. The low to our N will drag a cold front toward the region during the day on Fri before it crosses the area from N to S late Fri evening-Fri night. Mid/upper level moisture rapidly increases ahead of the front, while the layer below 850 mb remains quite dry through much of the day. Clouds increase during the day but no pcpn is expected through 21z. There is some indication that low-levels may saturate just enough for areas across srn VA/NE NC to see some very light pcpn from 21z Fri-06z Sat (along/ahead of the front). A minority of the latest 12z HREF members have a few hundredths of an inch of QPF from the SW Piedmont to NE NC. For now, will keep it dry in most areas with 15-20% PoPs across srn zones. Highs mainly in the low-mid 50s on Fri.

The cold front moves well to our S by 12z Sat as ~1030 mb high pressure builds into the Great Lakes. There will be modest cold air advection behind the front, but it will not be that cold for early December (850 mb temps of -1 to -3C). Lows Saturday morning will be in the low 30s N, with mainly mid-upper 30s S/SE. Strong high pressure builds from the Great Lakes to the Northeast on Saturday. While it will be mostly sunny, the cool N/NE flow will hold high temps to the mid and upper 40s. The high becomes centered from New England to central VA by Sun AM. This will allow winds to relax/skies to remain mostly clear (providing good conditions for radiational cooling). Lows Sun AM range from the mid 20s north/west to the low-mid 30s in coastal SE VA/NE NC. The high moves offshore of the New England coast on Sun, allowing winds to turn back to the S/SE. Aloft, troughing starts to establish itself over the Rockies/High Plains. The flow aloft will become WSW then SW over the region, allowing deep-layer moisture to slowly increase. Clouds increase on Sun, but it will remain dry through 00z Mon. The first of a series of upper level disturbances tracks across the area Sun night. This will result in increased shower chances starting Sun night (PoPs of 50-60% by late Sun night). Milder Sun with highs around 50F NW to the upper 50s in coastal SE VA/NE NC.

LONG TERM /MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/. As of 345 PM EST Thursday .

The aforementioned trough aloft quickly amplifies across the Plains early next week as sfc low pressure deepens as it tracks from the Plains to the Great Lakes. A series of upper disturbances will continue to track toward/across the region through Tue as the associated cold front slowly approaches from the W/NW. Strong WAA will continue through Tue (850 mb temps rising to 8-12C by 12z Tue) under deep-layered SW flow. With the area likely remaining in the warm sector from Mon-Tue, expect a good chc of (occasional) showers to continue from Mon through Tue. Have high chc-likely PoPs through much of this time period, as it is too far out to be specific with the exact timing of each occurrence of showers. Mild Monday w/ highs in the upper 50s to around 60F in the piedmont west of RIC, with low-mid 60s E of I-95.

The frontal passage likely holds off until sometime during the latter half of the day on Tue. As a result, look for highs well into the 60s on Tuesday . with the potential for some low 70s in Hampton Roads/NE NC with any aftn sun. High-end chc PoPs continue through the day on Tue with some post-frontal RA possible Tue night-early Wed (especially SE). Lows Tue night range from the mid 30s north/west to the low 40s in SE VA/NE NC.

Strong high pressure builds into the Great Lakes by midweek, but it quickly migrates eastward (becoming centered over New England by Thursday evening). This will result in a short-lived period of below average temperatures on Wed/Thu, due to cold Canadian air sweeping across the region behind the departing front. Forecast highs are mainly in the 40s on Wed/Thu, although mid- upper 30s are possible across central/nrn zones. Model consensus is forecasting the high to move offshore of the New England Coast on Fri as low pressure develops near the Gulf Coast (which will likely impact the ern CONUS by next weekend).

AVIATION /03Z FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/. As of 705 PM EST Thursday .

VFR conditions will prevail through the 00z TAF period. It is clear across the CWA this evening as of 700 pm. Low pressure over the Canadian Maritimes will continue to track away to the NE tonight, as sfc high pressure builds east to the Carolina coast by 12z Fri. Winds will be variable 5 kt or less this evening into early Fri morning under a clear sky. BKN mid-high clouds will increase during Fri ahead of a low pressure system/associated cold front. CIGs likely remain no lower than 7-10k feet through 00z Sat.

The front crosses the region from N to S Fri evening/Fri night. The chc of pcpn is very low (aob 20%) with the frontal passage (highest PoPs at ECG). CIGs/VSBYs are expected to remain VFR Fri aftn-Fri night. SW winds increase to 10-12 kt on Fri (a few gusts of 15-20 kt possible). Winds turn to the W/NW behind the front. High pressure then builds in for the weekend. Mainly VFR CIGs/VSBYs are expected through the weekend.

MARINE. As of 340 PM EST Thursday .

Winds are decreasing as high pressure moves in from the SW this afternoon. Winds will be W 5-10 kt across the bay and rives this evening and WNW 10-15 kt across the ocean zones. SW winds will increase late Friday morning ahead of an approaching cold front. Winds will be SSW around 15 kt across the Chesapeake Bay and SSW 15- 20 kt across the ocean (with gust up to 28 kt off Delmarva Friday afternoon). Cold front will move across the coastal waters from N to S late Friday evening into Friday night. Winds will quickly increase behind the front to N-NNE 20-25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt across the bay and ocean Friday night. The center of the high pressure will move over the region by Saturday morning with winds diminishing to N 10-15 kt for the day on Saturday.

Starting tonight, waves in the Chesapeake Bay will be 1-2 ft and seas in the ocean will be 2-4 ft through Friday afternoon. Wave in the Chesapeake will increase to 2-3 ft behind the front Friday night into Saturday morning. In the ocean, seas will be 3-4 ft off of Delmarva and 4-6 ft off of VA Beach and the northern Outer Banks behind the cold front Friday night into Saturday morning.

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

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


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
CHYV2 - 8638999 - Cape Henry, VA 7 mi49 min W 5.1 G 5.1 45°F 1022.8 hPa
44064 13 mi37 min NNW 3.9 G 3.9 47°F 49°F1 ft1022.6 hPa (+1.6)
CHBV2 15 mi61 min NW 4.1 G 5.1 47°F 1021.4 hPa
44099 - Cape Henry, VA (147) 15 mi37 min 52°F1 ft
44087 16 mi37 min 48°F1 ft
MNPV2 - 8639348 - Money Point, VA 17 mi61 min Calm G 1 40°F 50°F1022.1 hPa
CRYV2 - 8638595 - South Craney Island, VA 19 mi49 min N 2.9 G 5.1 43°F 1022.4 hPa
WDSV2 - 8638614 - Willoughby Deguassing , VA 20 mi61 min NNW 2.9 G 4.1 46°F 1022 hPa
SWPV2 - 8638610 - Sewells Point, VA 20 mi61 min 48°F1022.3 hPa
KPTV2 - 8632200 - Kiptopeke, VA 23 mi61 min ENE 5.1 G 6 48°F
DOMV2 - 8638511 - Dominion Terminal Association, VA 25 mi61 min NW 2.9 G 5.1 45°F 1022.7 hPa
44072 30 mi37 min ESE 3.9 G 5.8 46°F 47°F1 ft
YKRV2 - 8637611 - York River East Rear Range Light, VA 35 mi49 min NE 4.1 G 5.1 47°F 1023.2 hPa
YKTV2 - 8637689 - Yorktown, VA 38 mi49 min NNW 2.9 G 2.9 42°F 48°F1022.3 hPa
44100 - Duck FRF 26m, NC (430) 44 mi37 min 54°F2 ft
DUKN7 - Duck Pier, NC - 8651370 46 mi61 min SW 7 G 8 47°F 1022.1 hPa
FRFN7 46 mi97 min 1 ft
44056 - Duck FRF, NC 46 mi37 min 54°F1 ft
RPLV2 - 8632837 - Rappahannock Light, VA 49 mi55 min E 4.1 G 5.1 1023.5 hPa

Wind History for Cape Henry, VA
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Airport Reports
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Virginia Beach, Oceana, Naval Air Station, VA3 mi41 minN 310.00 miFair32°F27°F82%1022.8 hPa
Norfolk, Norfolk International Airport, VA13 mi46 minN 010.00 miFair41°F32°F70%1022.5 hPa
Norfolk, Naval Air Station, VA18 mi98 minN 010.00 miFair38°F30°F73%1022.3 hPa
Chesapeake, Chesapeake Municipal Airport, VA22 mi42 minN 010.00 miFair29°F27°F94%1023 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Fri -- 01:24 AM EST     Moonset
Fri -- 03:03 AM EST     2.97 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:02 AM EST     Sunrise
Fri -- 09:17 AM EST     0.70 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 01:54 PM EST     Moonrise
Fri -- 03:15 PM EST     2.74 feet High Tide
Fri -- 04:47 PM EST     Sunset
Fri -- 09:26 PM EST     0.42 feet Low Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Chesapeake Bay Entrance, Virginia Current
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Fri -- 01:24 AM EST     Moonset
Fri -- 04:05 AM EST     0.51 knots Max Flood
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Fri -- 10:32 PM EST     -0.94 knots Max Ebb
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