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Norfolk, VA

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Sunrise 7:09AMSunset 5:25PM Tuesday January 26, 2021 6:34 PM EST (23:34 UTC) Moonrise 3:18PMMoonset 5:38AM Illumination 98% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 13 days in cycle
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ANZ634 Chesapeake Bay From Little Creek Va To Cape Henry Va Including The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel- 402 Pm Est Tue Jan 26 2021
.gale watch in effect from Thursday morning through Thursday evening...
Through 7 pm..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
Tonight..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft. Areas of fog after midnight with vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Wed..N winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt late. Waves around 2 ft. Areas of fog in the morning with vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Wed night..N winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft, building to 3 to 4 ft late. A chance of rain in the evening, then rain and snow likely after midnight with vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Thu..NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts to 40 kt. Waves 4 to 5 ft. A chance of snow in the morning.
Thu night..NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Waves 4 to 5 ft.
Fri..NW winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Waves around 4 ft.
Fri night..NW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming N 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Waves 3 to 4 ft.
Sat..N winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
Sat night..E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
ANZ600 402 Pm Est Tue Jan 26 2021
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.. Low pressure pushes farther out to sea through tonight. Another area of low pressure tracks south of the local area and off the coast late Wednesday into Thursday morning. High pressure builds into and across the region Thursday night through Saturday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Norfolk, VA
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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FXUS61 KAKQ 262118 AFDAKQ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Wakefield VA 418 PM EST Tue Jan 26 2021

SYNOPSIS. Low pressure pushes farther offshore through tonight. Another area of low pressure tracks south of the local area late Wednesday into Thursday morning. High pressure builds across the region for the end of the week.

NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING/. As of 355 PM EST Tuesday .

Latest analysis reveals sfc low pressure off the DelMarVa coast this aftn. Cool air wedge extends well south into the western Carolinas. Sfc low pressure analyzed over W NY/NW PA this aftn, with the associated sfc front draped against the central Appalachians. Cool air wedge has held fast today, with temperatures locked in the 40s across most of the area this aftn. Expect some partial clearing early this evening with wind shift, only to see low clouds and areas of fog re-develop tonight as stalled boundary to the south pushes back north late. Have held PoPs out until near and after sunrise south of US-58 into North Carolina tomorrow. Lows from the l-m30s N and NW to the m40s far SE.

SHORT TERM /6 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY/. As of 355 PM EST Tuesday .

For tomorrow, all eyes will turn to shortwave trough which opens up and slides east across the plains to the mid-south tomorrow, with its attendant sfc low crossing the deep south, reaching the western Carolinas by midnight tomorrow night.

Day begins overcast/mostly cloudy for most. Did maintain some low chance PoPs over the southern half of the area, but expect measurable rain to remain south of the local area. Overall, 12z models have continued to trend toward a rather dry sub-cloud layer, courtesy of cold 1036+mb sfc high ridging south into the local area from the northern plains.

Trend Pops up into high chance to likely range Late Wed aftn and after 00z/Thu (Wed night), with DPVA ahead of the approaching system from the TN Valley. Overall, model trends have continued to nudge toward a drier, faster solution, though models continue to depict a narrow stripe of frontogenetic forcing, with a rather short-lived period of modest dendritic omega sweeping across our southern tier of counties after midnight. Resultant dynamic cooling of the vertical column should result in mixed precipitation changing over to mostly snow. Best Isentropic overrunning (295-300k sfc) is over this same area. Thus, while some light flurries/snow showers are possible for central VA and the peninsula . best chance for (light) accumulating snowfall will be near and just before sunrise Thu morning over the eastern Tidewater and (more likely) NE NC.

At this time, snowfall accumulations will be less than 0.5" for most of the area, due to limited moisture. Farther south, our snow accumulations of 0.5 to around 1 inch have been added for the us- 17/158 corridor in NE NC and far Srn VA. This meshes well with 12z EPS Probs, which is in thr 30-50% range. Given marginal temps, would expect snow to be mainly limited to grassy surfaces. This will need to be watched for a potential Winter Wx Advisory with subsequent model runs.

Precip tapers off by mid-morning Thursday, with quick clearing later Thu morning and afternoon. Much cooler with highs in the upper 30s to low 40s Other issue will be probable wind headlines. N-NW winds become breezy/windy in its wake as clearing occurs. Gusts to 35-45 mph are expected . most likely at the coast. At this time, a Wind Advisory looks likely to be needed for at least the lower eastern shore, Hampton Roads and NE NC. Cold wind chills remain in the 30s all day, with highs right around 40.

LONG TERM /THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/. As of 355 PM EST Tuesday .

High pressure centers over the area Friday then moves offshore Saturday. Temps will remain cool Friday with temps in the upper 30s/lower 40s then only slight warming into the low-mid 40s Saturday. Then, the medium range models have another area of low pressure moving through the Great Lakes then developing another low off the NE coast by Monday. The associated cold front will move through the region Sunday. Snow to rain poss Sunday morning before southerly flow allows for rain as temps warm into the 40s and lower 50s. (12Z/26 ECMWF ensembles do show an increase in prob snow accums 3" or more over portions of the piedmont, with yet another Miller-B set up modeled. GFS is a bit faster and more compact. Precip chances look good, so high end chance to likely PoPs are in order, but phase will take a bit more time to ascertain. ECMWF solution would portend to a snowier solution if the current idea is maintained. Drying out behind the system, but remaining cold relative to normal as mean east coast trough looks to set up. Stay tuned.

AVIATION /21Z TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/. As of 1155 AM EST Tuesday .

Expect widespread IFR CIGS/IFR-MVFR VSBYS through early aftn w/residual low level moisture preventing significant improvement of CIGs through the 18z TAF period. Winds ENE to SW less than 10 kt.

Outlook: Conditions look to return to VFR Wed morning and hold through the aftn (MVFR possible at KECG). Sub-VFR conditions expected Wed night and Thu (KORF/KECG), as another low pres affects the FA, then moves offshore early Thu w/ additional flight restrictions due to low CIGs and pcpn. Becoming VFR and breezy/windy Thu. VFR conds then prevail Thu night-Sunday.

MARINE. As of 415 PM EST Tuesday .

Low pressure will push farther out to sea through tonight. WNW winds 5-10 kt this evening/tonight, will become NW or N 5-15 kt during Wed, as weak high pressure builds into/over the area. The next storm will then affect the local waters Wed night then exit quickly out to sea during Thu. By late Wed night into Thu morning, NNW winds will increase and become very strong in the wake of the storm Thu into Thu night. Despite the storm being quick to move through the region (as well as slower to strengthen offshore Thu/Thu night), solid Gales will be likely (strong SCAs for the Rivers (635-637)), and a Gale Watch is in effect for all the waters except River zns 635-637. Gusts 35-40 kt will be common for the Ches Bay/Currituck Sound/Coastal Waters and around 30 kt for the Rivers from early Thu morning through Thu evening. NW winds will slowly diminish Fri aftn into Fri night. Seas are expected to top out between 6-9 ft with waves on the Bay 4-5 ft.

HYDROLOGY. Flood Warning has been posted for the Meherrin River at Lawrenceville. Additional flood warnings may be needed later this week along the Nottoway River, and will need to monitor Stony Creek, and Sebrell.

AKQ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. MD . None. NC . None. VA . None. MARINE . Small Craft Advisory from 1 AM Thursday to 1 AM EST Friday for ANZ635>637. Gale Watch from Thursday morning through Thursday evening for ANZ634. Gale Watch from Thursday morning through Thursday evening for ANZ630>633-638. Gale Watch from Thursday morning through late Thursday night for ANZ650-652-654. Gale Watch from late Wednesday night through late Thursday night for ANZ656-658.

SYNOPSIS . MAM NEAR TERM . ALB/MAM SHORT TERM . ALB/MAM LONG TERM . MAM AVIATION . MAM MARINE . TMG HYDROLOGY . AKQ


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
44087 7 mi218 min 44°F2 ft
SWPV2 - 8638610 - Sewells Point, VA 8 mi214 min 44°F1010.2 hPa (-0.8)
CHBV2 9 mi214 min NNW 7 G 7 42°F 1008.8 hPa (-0.9)
CHYV2 - 8638999 - Cape Henry, VA 9 mi214 min W 6 G 8.9 43°F 1010 hPa (-0.8)
CRYV2 - 8638595 - South Craney Island, VA 9 mi214 min NW 4.1 G 6 43°F 1009.9 hPa (-0.9)
MNPV2 - 8639348 - Money Point, VA 12 mi214 min NNW 2.9 G 4.1 47°F 44°F1009.9 hPa (-0.8)
DOMV2 - 8638511 - Dominion Terminal Association, VA 13 mi214 min NNE 2.9 G 6 42°F 1010.4 hPa (-1.0)
44072 20 mi194 min NNW 5.8 G 7.8 41°F
KPTV2 - 8632200 - Kiptopeke, VA 20 mi214 min NNW 6 G 8 44°F
44099 - Cape Henry, VA (147) 24 mi188 min 46°F4 ft
YKRV2 - 8637611 - York River East Rear Range Light, VA 24 mi214 min WNW 4.1 G 5.1 42°F
YKTV2 - 8637689 - Yorktown, VA 26 mi214 min NW 6 G 7 41°F 43°F1009.7 hPa (-1.2)
RPLV2 - 8632837 - Rappahannock Light, VA 44 mi214 min NNW 8.9 G 8.9 1010.3 hPa (-1.3)
YRSV2 - Chesapeake Bay,VA 44 mi244 min Calm 40°F 1011 hPa40°F

Wind History for Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, VA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Norfolk, Norfolk International Airport, VA2 mi43 minSSW 49.00 miOvercast47°F44°F90%1009.7 hPa
Norfolk, Naval Air Station, VA6 mi35 minSSW 47.00 miOvercast45°F42°F90%1010.2 hPa
Virginia Beach, Oceana, Naval Air Station, VA10 mi38 minN 03.00 miFog/Mist49°F45°F86%1010.3 hPa
Langley Air Force Base, VA15 mi4.6 hrsNW 45.00 miFog/Mist43°F43°F100%1010.5 hPa
Chesapeake, Chesapeake Municipal Airport, VA19 mi39 minSW 310.00 miOvercast46°F45°F95%1010.5 hPa
Newport News, Newport News / Williamsburg International Airport, VA23 mi40 minW 410.00 miLight Rain43°F42°F97%1010.2 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Little Creek (RR. Terminal), Chesapeake Bay, Virginia
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Tue -- 05:38 AM EST     Moonset
Tue -- 06:29 AM EST     2.64 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:11 AM EST     Sunrise
Tue -- 12:58 PM EST     0.07 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 03:17 PM EST     Moonrise
Tue -- 05:23 PM EST     Sunset
Tue -- 06:46 PM EST     2.09 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Chesapeake Bay Entrance, Virginia Current
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Tue -- 12:11 AM EST     -1.12 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 03:32 AM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 05:37 AM EST     Moonset
Tue -- 06:18 AM EST     0.87 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 07:10 AM EST     Sunrise
Tue -- 09:56 AM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 01:22 PM EST     -1.10 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 03:16 PM EST     Moonrise
Tue -- 04:37 PM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 05:22 PM EST     Sunset
Tue -- 06:47 PM EST     0.55 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 09:24 PM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
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