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Smithfield, VA

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Sunrise 6:33AMSunset 6:02PM Tuesday March 2, 2021 6:00 PM EST (23:00 UTC) Moonrise 10:03PMMoonset 8:45AM Illumination 82% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 19 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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ANZ637 James River From Jamestown To The James River Bridge- 352 Pm Est Tue Mar 2 2021
Through 7 pm..N winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Tonight..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Wed..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Wed night..E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W in the late evening and early morning, then becoming nw 10 to 15 kt late. Waves 1 foot.
Thu..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Thu night..N winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the late evening and overnight. Waves 1 foot.
Fri..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Fri night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Sat..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Sat night..NE winds 5 kt, becoming N after midnight. Waves 1 foot.
ANZ600 352 Pm Est Tue Mar 2 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.. High pressure builds over the region from the west through tonight. A weak low pressure system passes south of the region on Wednesday, with another weak low looking to pass south of the area over the upcoming weekend.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Smithfield, VA
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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FXUS61 KAKQ 022100 AFDAKQ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Wakefield VA 400 PM EST Tue Mar 2 2021

SYNOPSIS. High pressure remains over the area through this evening before sliding offshore tonight. Low pressure tracks off the Carolina coast Wednesday. High pressure returns later in the week.

NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING/. As of 300 PM EST Tuesday .

High pressure will reside over the local area through this evening before it slides offshore tonight. Meanwhile, an upper low currently over Arkansas becomes an open wave as it moves E/ESE to a position over the srn Appalachians by late tonight. A thin but overcast veil of high clouds has pushed as far north as the Northern Neck this afternoon and these should continue to drift north to the Lower MD eastern shore through this evening. This will lead to mostly clear/fair conditions north and partly cloudy conditions south tonight as the low moves ENE across the Deep South. Forecast lows are mainly in the upper 20s-around 30F tonight. With the influx of high clouds this may be a bit pessimistic but given low dew pt air in place, temps may tumble quickly this evening before leveling off overnight.

SHORT TERM /6 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY/. As of 300 PM EST Tuesday .

The upper shortwave moves off the Carolina coast by midday Wed. At the surface, low pressure organizes near the South Carolina coast Wednesday morning before quickly pushing offshore by the afternoon. The 12z/02 deterministic and ensemble guidance continues with a far south track of the low, and keeps all QPF south of the FA. Will keep a dry forecast going for Wed. Sky conditions will average out mostly sunny NW with a partly to mostly cloudy sky SE. Forecast highs range from the low-mid 50s Eastern Shore and SE to the upper 50s-around 60F W and NW.

The sky clears Wednesday night with low temperatures falling into the 30s. High pressure builds in from the NW Thursday behind a quick moving but dry cold fropa. Dry Friday with high pressure in control. Seasonable high temperatures in the 50s in most areas (upper 40s-near 50F on the Ern Shore) for Thursday under a mostly sunny sky. Cool Friday despite plenty of sunshine. Highs in the 40s . to near 50 Piedmont.

LONG TERM /FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/. As of 300 PM EST Tuesday .

Mainly dry weather for Friday night through early next week. Another upper level wave cuts south of the local are on Saturday but a strong long wave trough over eastern Canada will keep this system and its moisture suppressed south. This will also keep temps near seasonable levels through the weekend. Highs Sat/Sun will generally be in the mid 40s to low 50s. Lows in the 20s and 30s. Milder early next week with highs in the upr 40s to mid 50s Monday and mid 50s to mid 60s next Tuesday.

AVIATION /21Z TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/. As of 1220 PM EST Tuesday .

VFR conditions will prevail through the 18z TAF period as high pressure remains in control. Other than SCT-BKN high clouds across mainly the southern half of the area through tomorrow, conditions will remain SKC. N-NW winds will diminish further this afternoon before becoming light and variable this evening. Winds turn to the S (and will be around 5 kts) tonight as the high weakens and slowly pushes offshore. Low pressure tracks to our south on Wed with any pcpn remaining to our south.

OUTLOOK . A prolonged period of generally benign weather is expected Thursday into early next week as high pressure builds back over the area.

MARINE. As of 350 PM EST Tuesday .

Early morning obs and buoy reports reflect N-NE flow 10 kt or less across the waters this afternoon. Latest analysts shows 1016mb sfc low pressure over the east-central Gulf coast, with high pressure building over the local waters from the west. Have dropped SCA SCA north of Cape Charles, with southern coastal waters continuing through 7pm. Seas will continue to subside through early evening, and will average 2-4 ft overnight. Meanwhile, winds will continue to subside through the evening as sfc high pressure settles overhead through tonight. Winds stay sub-SCA but tick up slightly to 10-15 Kt through the overnight, slowly veering around to the S-SW winds as the sfc high pressure pushes offshore toward morning. Low pressure slowly pushes east toward the GA/FL coast late tonight, and passes south of the local waters Wed morning through Wednesday evening.

A cold front drops across the waters Thursday morning, with a brief period of SCA flags potentially needed Thu morning in the Bay. Winds diminish into the aftn, but will likely need a SCA Thu night into Fri morning with the secondary CAA surge, again mainly on the Bay and perhaps the lower James and the Sound.

Generally benign marine conditions then favored over the weekend, as sfc high pressure then builds over the area Fri into Sat. The high then slides offshore late in the weekend into early next week, as another weak sfc low pressure moves E-NE across the Gulf coast to the southeast coast. Looking to remain sub-SCA through this time frame, with winds out of the N-NW Sun- Mon, but will need to watch exact low track as we get closer. Models look to favor a return flow (S-SW) setup into the middle of next week.

HYDROLOGY. As of 330 PM EST Tuesday .

Flood Warning remains in effect for Richmond-Westham and the gage has crested at 12.5 ft this afternoon. See FLSAKQ and water.weather.gov for more details.

AKQ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. MD . None. NC . None. VA . None. MARINE . Small Craft Advisory until 7 PM EST this evening for ANZ656- 658.

SYNOPSIS . JDM NEAR TERM . JDM SHORT TERM . ERI/JDM LONG TERM . ERI/JDM AVIATION . ERI/JDM MARINE . MAM HYDROLOGY .


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
DOMV2 - 8638511 - Dominion Terminal Association, VA 8 mi133 min E 4.1 G 8 41°F 1025 hPa
SWPV2 - 8638610 - Sewells Point, VA 14 mi133 min 45°F1024.9 hPa
WDSV2 - 8638614 - Willoughby Deguassing , VA 14 mi139 min E 6 G 7 38°F 1024.5 hPa
CRYV2 - 8638595 - South Craney Island, VA 15 mi133 min ENE 5.1 G 6 42°F 1024.6 hPa
YKTV2 - 8637689 - Yorktown, VA 16 mi133 min E 7 G 8.9 38°F 44°F1024.6 hPa
44072 21 mi121 min ESE 5.8 G 7.8 37°F 41°F1 ft
MNPV2 - 8639348 - Money Point, VA 21 mi133 min N 5.1 G 7 45°F 49°F1024.4 hPa
YKRV2 - 8637611 - York River East Rear Range Light, VA 21 mi133 min E 8 G 9.9 37°F
44087 22 mi125 min 42°F1 ft
CHBV2 26 mi133 min N 1.9 G 5.1 38°F 1024.1 hPa
YRSV2 - Chesapeake Bay,VA 29 mi151 min NNE 1.9 43°F 1025 hPa17°F
CHYV2 - 8638999 - Cape Henry, VA 30 mi133 min WNW 1 G 2.9 39°F 1025.3 hPa
KPTV2 - 8632200 - Kiptopeke, VA 33 mi133 min NW 7 G 8 43°F
44099 - Cape Henry, VA (147) 45 mi155 min 44°F3 ft
RPLV2 - 8632837 - Rappahannock Light, VA 47 mi133 min N 2.9 G 6 1025.4 hPa

Wind History for Dominion Terminal Associates, VA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Fort Eustis / Felker, VA9 mi2.1 hrsW 310.00 miFair45°F16°F31%1024.4 hPa
Newport News, Newport News / Williamsburg International Airport, VA10 mi67 minENE 510.00 miFair39°F25°F57%1024.2 hPa
Langley Air Force Base, VA13 mi65 minE 510.00 miFair40°F26°F59%1024.7 hPa
Norfolk, Naval Air Station, VA16 mi62 minE 11 G 2410.00 miMostly Cloudy40°F22°F49%1024.5 hPa
Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport, VA18 mi66 minWSW 510.00 miFair45°F19°F37%1024 hPa
Norfolk, Norfolk International Airport, VA21 mi70 minNE 410.00 miFair41°F24°F51%1024.2 hPa
Wakefield Municipal Airport, VA23 mi67 minN 010.00 miFair46°F18°F33%1023.9 hPa
Suffolk, Suffolk Municipal Airport, VA23 mi66 minN 010.00 miFair46°F18°F33%1024.4 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Smithfield, Pagan River, James River, Virginia
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Smithfield
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Tue -- 12:25 AM EST     3.23 feet High Tide
Tue -- 06:35 AM EST     Sunrise
Tue -- 06:37 AM EST     -0.44 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 08:45 AM EST     Moonset
Tue -- 12:47 PM EST     3.04 feet High Tide
Tue -- 06:01 PM EST     Sunset
Tue -- 06:52 PM EST     -0.45 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 10:03 PM EST     Moonrise
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3.23.22.71.910.1-0.3-0.4-00.71.62.42.932.721.20.3-0.3-0.4-0.20.51.42.2

Tide / Current Tables for Huntington Park, James River, Virginia
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Huntington Park
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Tue -- 05:53 AM EST     -0.41 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:35 AM EST     Sunrise
Tue -- 08:44 AM EST     Moonset
Tue -- 11:58 AM EST     2.82 feet High Tide
Tue -- 06:01 PM EST     Sunset
Tue -- 06:08 PM EST     -0.42 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 10:02 PM EST     Moonrise
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