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Hampton, VA

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Sunrise 5:53AMSunset 8:28PM Saturday July 11, 2020 4:49 PM EDT (20:49 UTC) Moonrise 11:35PMMoonset 11:05AM Illumination 61% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 21 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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ANZ632 Chesapeake Bay From New Point Comfort To Little Creek Va- 357 Pm Edt Sat Jul 11 2020
Through 7 pm..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Isolated showers and tstms.
Tonight..W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming nw late. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Sun..W winds 5 kt, becoming se 5 to 10 kt in the late morning and afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Sun night..S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming sw 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Waves around 2 ft.
Mon..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers. A chance of tstms in the afternoon.
Mon night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W late. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers and tstms in the evening.
Tue..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Tue night..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Wed..E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Wed night..SE winds 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft. Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.
ANZ600 357 Pm Edt Sat Jul 11 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.. A trough will continue to push east across the coast through this evening. Weak high pressure builds across the area Sunday. High pressure moves offshore Monday. A weak cold front moves through the region later Monday night into early Tuesday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Hampton, VA
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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FXUS61 KAKQ 111957 AFDAKQ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Wakefield VA 357 PM EDT Sat Jul 11 2020

SYNOPSIS. A weak frontal boundary will linger over the region this evening before dissipating along the coast overnight. Hot and humid conditions are expected to continue through much of next week.

NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM SUNDAY MORNING/. As of 250 PM EDT Saturday .

Latest analysis continues to show weakening sfc/coastal trough draped just inland of the Chesapeake Bay this aftn. Temperatures across the area are very warm, ranging from low 90s inland (with lower dewpoint values), to upper 80s to ~90 degrees along the coast all under mostly sunny conditions at 19z. The higher dewpoint values are resulting in heat indices ~100-103 degrees across Hampton Roads and northeast NC. This boundary has been the focus for some isolated convection thus far for communities along the Potomac River early this afternoon. HRRR (time-lagged) has handled this activity well thus far, and have leaned in its direction for the balance of the day. Remaining dry over the piedmont/west of I-95. Mainly dry too along the coast through tonight, but did allow for Isolated to widely scattered showers and embedded T-storms to develop over the next few hours over the northern neck and eastern shore and also along/south of US 17 in far SE VA/NE NC. No real concern for strong storms at this time, though with drier air pushing in from the west, potential for a rogue gusty thunderstorm or two over the northern neck over to the eastern shore cannot be ruled out entirely. Otherwise, main impact with any pulsy storms would be brief heavy rainfall through early evening.

Any showers and thunderstorms that form across the eastern portions of the area should quickly weaken/diminish with loss of daytime heating, so will advertise no PoP overnight. Partly to mostly clear and comfortable overnight, with lows in the 60s to low 70s.

SHORT TERM /6 AM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY/. As of 250 PM EDT Saturday .

Broad mid/upper troughing persists over the eastern U.S. Sunday, as strong (600+ dm at h5!) upper ridging will continue across the desert southwest. The local area will be in between shortwaves on Sunday, with a dampening shortwave (pre-frontal) trough pushing north of the area later Sunday/Sunday night. This will likely result in another hot and mostly sunny/dry day across the region. Will maintain a slight chance PoP across the northwestern third of the area (west of the Bay) after 4 pm Sun aftn into Sunday night, in association with the trough, with another slight chance area along and north of the Albemarle Sound in association with some isolated sea-breeze induced late day showers and storms Sunday aftn. Highs on Sunday will be in the low to mid 90s.

Weak sfc cold front will approach the area from the west late Sunday night and Monday, but with weak forcing, expect any convection will slow/weaken as it loses its forward momentum. That said, CAMs do show potential for a narrow line of showers/storms pushing into the area tomorrow evening, again with convection again likely to weaken before reaching I-95 corridor. Will maintain a chance PoP in the west, tapering to slight chance I-95 corridor.

There will likely be a lull in the precip late Sunday night into the day on Monday as the weak front slowly crosses the area. High temperatures will be in the low 90s Monday afternoon. Expect weakening front will again be the focus for isolated to widely scattered convection as it pushes across Hampton Roads/eastern shore/NE NC Monday aftn. Pops are accordingly around 30-50% (mainly east of I-95) for Monday afternoon into Monday night. Low temperatures Tuesday morning will range from the mid 60s across the Piedmont to mid 70s near the coast.

Front will be along or just off the coast Tuesday, with precipitation being even more spotty in nature given warming aloft and lower PW values. No airmass change post-frontal, with deeper mixing allowing for an even warmer afternoon Tuesday. Highs in the low to mid 90s.

LONG TERM /TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY/. As of 355 PM EDT Saturday .

Typical mid-July conditions will prevail across the area during the extended period. Very warm or hot conditions expected Wed through Sat. Rather humid Wed and Thu, and very humid conditions Fri and Sat. Sfc high pressure will be centered off the Mid Atlc coast through the period, providing an E or SE flow on Wed, SE or S flow on Thu, then S or SW flow on Fri and Sat. Only a slight chance of mainly aftn/early evening showers/tstms Wed and Thu, and mainly inland/Piedmont. Better aftn/evening chances (PoPs 20-40%) for Fri and Sat, due to the combination of increased low level moisture and shortwave energy moving through the region.

High temps will generally range from the upper 80s to lower 90s, some mid 90s likely in some places. Lows will range from the upper 60s to mid 70s through the period. Heat indices will be the highest on Fri and Sat, between 100 to 105 degrees.

AVIATION /20Z SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/. As of 135 PM EDT Saturday .

Mainly VFR conditions across area terminals expected to persist through the 18z TAF period. Isolated showers and thunderstorms are expected to re-develop by late afternoon across southeast VA and northeast NC, with the highest chances between ORF/ECG. Have mentioned showers in the vicinity of KECG terminal, but have held off mention for now at ORF. Any convection over or near a terminal may result in brief flight restrictions. Winds SW 10 kts or less, becoming light and variable overnight/early Sun.

OUTLOOK . Mainly VFR conditions continue for the end of the weekend into early next week, with just scattered late day and evening convection along the coast which may result in brief flight restrictions.

MARINE. As of 320 PM EDT Saturday .

A coastal trough is moving east over the waters this afternoon and will continue to move slowly east tonight. A weak frontal boundary associated with the trough will move through this evening. As a result, SSW winds 10-15kt for the Bay/rivers/Sound and around 15 kt for the ocean will become W after midnight in the Ches Bay/ northern coastal waters before becoming NW and light (~5 kt) overnight. High pressure develops near/over the waters tomorrow with light and variable winds before moving offshore and will be replaced by SSE winds 10 to 15 kts late tomorrow afternoon/evening. Winds become SSW tomorrow night through Monday. Models continue to show a cold front pushing through across the coast Monday night into early Tuesday. The wind shifts to NW behind this front with sub-SCA conditions expected at this time. High pressure then builds into the area later Tuesday into Wednesday.

Seas are expected to range from 2-4 ft S to 3-4 ft N this afternoon, becoming 3-4 ft everywhere tonight through Monday. Seas will then decrease to 2-3 ft for the southern coastal waters while remaining 3- 4 ft over the northern coastal waters on Monday night. Waves 1-2 ft in the Ches Bay.

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

SYNOPSIS . MAM NEAR TERM . MAM SHORT TERM . CP/MAM LONG TERM . TMG AVIATION . CP/MAM MARINE . RMM


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
WDSV2 - 8638614 - Willoughby Deguassing , VA 3 mi55 min WSW 13 G 15 87°F 1006.4 hPa
SWPV2 - 8638610 - Sewells Point, VA 5 mi55 min 83°F1006.8 hPa
DOMV2 - 8638511 - Dominion Terminal Association, VA 6 mi55 min WSW 12 G 15 88°F 1007.2 hPa
CRYV2 - 8638595 - South Craney Island, VA 8 mi55 min W 13 G 19 91°F 1006.6 hPa
44087 10 mi53 min 82°F1 ft
44072 14 mi39 min NW 9.7 G 14 87°F
CHBV2 14 mi55 min W 11 G 14 86°F 1005.8 hPa
MNPV2 - 8639348 - Money Point, VA 16 mi55 min W 11 G 18 90°F 82°F1006.6 hPa
YKRV2 - 8637611 - York River East Rear Range Light, VA 17 mi55 min W 12 G 14 88°F 1007 hPa
YKTV2 - 8637689 - Yorktown, VA 17 mi55 min WSW 13 G 16 88°F 82°F1006.1 hPa
CHYV2 - 8638999 - Cape Henry, VA 19 mi55 min SW 6 G 12 91°F 1007 hPa
KPTV2 - 8632200 - Kiptopeke, VA 22 mi55 min WSW 8.9 G 11 82°F
44099 - Cape Henry, VA (147) 34 mi143 min 79°F3 ft
YRSV2 - Chesapeake Bay,VA 34 mi79 min WSW 2.9 88°F 1007 hPa71°F
44058 - Stingray Point, VA 39 mi31 min WSW 7.8 G 9.7 84°F1010.1 hPa
RPLV2 - 8632837 - Rappahannock Light, VA 40 mi55 min SW 9.9 G 12 1006.7 hPa

Wind History for Willoughby Degaussing Station, VA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Norfolk, Naval Air Station, VA6 mi1.8 hrsW 10 G 1910.00 miPartly Cloudy92°F70°F49%1007.5 hPa
Langley Air Force Base, VA6 mi1.9 hrsSW 129.00 miMostly Cloudy91°F73°F57%1007.7 hPa
Norfolk, Norfolk International Airport, VA11 mi58 minWSW 10 G 1910.00 miFair95°F69°F43%1006.5 hPa
Newport News, Newport News / Williamsburg International Airport, VA12 mi55 minWSW 14 G 2010.00 miA Few Clouds93°F69°F46%1006.7 hPa
Fort Eustis / Felker, VA17 mi1.9 hrsWSW 910.00 miPartly Cloudy90°F72°F57%1006.7 hPa
Virginia Beach, Oceana, Naval Air Station, VA21 mi53 minSW 1210.00 miMostly Cloudy91°F70°F50%1006.7 hPa
Chesapeake, Chesapeake Municipal Airport, VA24 mi54 minSW 610.00 miPartly Cloudy91°F71°F53%1007.1 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Old Point Comfort, Hampton Roads, Virginia
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Old Point Comfort
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Sat -- 12:09 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 01:59 AM EDT     2.36 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:55 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 08:09 AM EDT     0.30 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 12:05 PM EDT     Moonset
Sat -- 02:34 PM EDT     2.38 feet High Tide
Sat -- 08:26 PM EDT     Sunset
Sat -- 08:38 PM EDT     0.51 feet Low Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Chesapeake Bay Entrance, Virginia Current
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Chesapeake Bay Entrance
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Sat -- 12:07 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 01:17 AM EDT     0.73 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 04:17 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 05:53 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 08:04 AM EDT     -1.07 knots Max Ebb
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Sat -- 01:54 PM EDT     0.52 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 04:54 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 08:24 PM EDT     Sunset
Sat -- 08:29 PM EDT     -0.80 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 11:39 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
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