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Matoaca, VA

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Sunrise 7:11AMSunset 4:53PM Wednesday December 11, 2019 2:40 PM EST (19:40 UTC) Moonrise 4:42PMMoonset 6:27AM Illumination 100% Phase: Full Moon; Moon at 15 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- 1211 Pm Est Wed Dec 11 2019
This afternoon..NW winds 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
Tonight..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Thu..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Thu night..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Fri..NE winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of rain.
Fri night..E winds 5 kt, becoming sw late. Waves 1 foot. Rain.
Sat..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. Rain likely, mainly in the morning.
Sat night..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Sun..W winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Sun night..W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming nw after midnight. Waves 1 foot.
ANZ600 1211 Pm Est Wed Dec 11 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.. Canadian high pressure slowly builds over the region into Thursday. Low pressure from the gulf coast states tracks northeast near the mid- atlantic coast Friday night into Saturday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Matoaca, VA
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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FXUS61 KAKQ 111735 AFDAKQ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Wakefield VA 1235 PM EST Wed Dec 11 2019

SYNOPSIS. High pressure builds over the area for tonight and Thursday. Low pressure develops along the Gulf Coast Friday, then tracks northeast along the eastern seaboard over the upcoming weekend.

NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/. As of 1230 PM EDT Wednesday .

High pressure will begin to build into the region from the west this afternoon. Except for some lingering strato-cu obscuring the sky from the Tri-Cities south into northeast NC and also over the lower MD eastern shore, looking for tranquil conditions and plenty of sunshine. Ongoing CAA keeps it cold despite the sunshine. Highs generally 40-45.

SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT/. As of 215 AM EST Wednesday .

Clear/cold tonite as the center of the 1040 mb high tracks ene ivof the Mason-Dixon line. A secondary CAA surge will keep the winds up over the waters and right along the coast, but expect decoupling west of the bay. Lows in the 20s to around 30 se.

The high slowly pushes off to the ne Thurs. Cold despite ample sunshine although some aftrn SC will apprch the coast due to the persistant ne flow. Highs from the upr 30s nw to mid 40s se.

The high pushes off the New England coast Thurs nite. Moisture from the dvlpng systm to the ssw increases along a sfc trof ivof the mts while addntl moisture is noted along a Carolina coastal trof. Dry air in the lwr levels should keep it dry thru 12Z Fri with the exception of some rain creeping up from ern NC. Will increase the cloud coverage in the grids but keep it dry as the models show ridging east of the mts across the rgn. Lows in the upr 20s NW to lwr 40s SE but will likely steady out or rise a bit towards sunrise as the clouds come in.

The ridging slowly breaks down Fri with WAA moisture overspreading the area from the ssw throughout the day. The deepest moisture will come up from the sw during the aftrn. Thus, will have chc morning PoPs becoming likely during the aftrn. Depending on how fast the pcpn comes in, low lvl thicknesses suggest a possible brief period of fz rain across nwrn most (climo favored) zones at the onset. Highs from arnd 40 over the wrn most zones due to the insitu-wedge ranging to near 60 across the nrn OB.

Widespread rain Fri nite (cat PoPs) as low pressure tracks ne along the Mid Atlantic coastal plain. Lows upr 30s NW to lwr 50s SE.

LONG TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/. As of 215 AM EST Wednesday .

Low pressure tracks northeast Saturday and into interior New England and Quebec, giving the area a dry northwest flow for Sunday. pcpn Sat morning, tapers off in the aftrn as trailing cold front pushes east. Highs Sat range from near 50 NW to lwr 60s SE. Lows Sat nite upr 30s nw to mid 40s SE. dry Sun with highs in the low-mid 50s.

Dry conditions will continue into Monday as a cold area of high pressure moves southeast across the Great Lakes Sunday night into Monday morning. High pressure will be centered over the area Monday with high temperatures on Monday in the mid 40s and lows Monday night in the low 30s. Models are indicating that another area of low pressure will develop in the northern Gulf of Mexico and track into the Mid-Atlantic Tuesday, bringing the next chance of rain, and possibly wintry precip for the onset of precip.

AVIATION /18Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY/. As of 1230 PM EST Wednesday .

Will continue to see borderline BKN MVFR CIGS around KSBY and KECG this afternoon as strato-cu lingers. These clouds should thin/dissipate close to sunset with all terminals being SKC tonight into Thursday morning. Winds will be light from the N or NE.

OUTLOOK . VFR conditions cont thru Thurs nite as high pressure tracks nne of the area. The next system brings rain and degraded flight conditions Friday through Saturday.

MARINE. As of 320 AM EST Wednesday .

The cold front has moved south and east of the waters and in its wake, N to NW winds have increased to around 15 to 25 knots with gusts to 30 knots. These wind speeds will continue through the early morning hours before diminishing later this morning and this afternoon. Did not make any changes to the Small Craft Advisories on this update. A second surge of CAA is expected later this evening and tonight (that does appear weaker than the current surge this morning, but still in the 15 to 20 knot range) before high pressure builds over the local waters Thursday. An additional round of SCAs will likely be needed for at least the Chesapeake Bay, Currituck Sound, and Lower James for this next round. High pressure drifts off to the NE later Thursday through Thursday night with low pressure developing along the Gulf Coast Friday and eventually tracking north to the Mid-Atlantic Saturday.

Seas generally range from 4 to 6 feet this morning while waves in the Bay range from 2 to 4 feet. Expect seas to remain elevated to at or above 5 feet (especially out 20 nm) into potentially Thursday. Seas decrease below SCA thresholds later Thursday for all locations minus the southern coastal waters where these conditions may linger through Friday. Seas build this weekend as the next system impacts the area.

AKQ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. MD . None. NC . None. VA . None. MARINE . Small Craft Advisory until 9 AM EST Thursday for ANZ654. Small Craft Advisory until 7 PM EST Thursday for ANZ656-658. Small Craft Advisory until 6 AM EST Thursday for ANZ650-652.

SYNOPSIS . JDM/MPR NEAR TERM . JDM/MPR SHORT TERM . MPR LONG TERM . CP/MPR AVIATION . JDM/MPR MARINE . AJB


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
YRSV2 - Chesapeake Bay,VA 45 mi71 min NNW 1.9 43°F 1029 hPa30°F
YKTV2 - 8637689 - Yorktown, VA 56 mi53 min NW 14 G 17 42°F 50°F1027.8 hPa

Wind History for Yorktown USCG Training Center, VA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Petersburg, Dinwiddie County Airport, VA2 mi46 minN 310.00 miPartly Cloudy44°F27°F52%1028.8 hPa
Chesterfield County Airport, VA13 mi45 minNNW 810.00 miA Few Clouds44°F27°F51%1029.7 hPa
Richmond, Richmond International Airport, VA23 mi47 minWNW 810.00 miMostly Cloudy44°F25°F47%1028.8 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Petersburg, Appomattox River, James River, Virginia
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Petersburg
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Wed -- 03:01 AM EST     2.59 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:27 AM EST     Moonset
Wed -- 07:13 AM EST     Sunrise
Wed -- 09:49 AM EST     -0.08 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 03:04 PM EST     3.08 feet High Tide
Wed -- 04:41 PM EST     Moonrise
Wed -- 04:52 PM EST     Sunset
Wed -- 10:51 PM EST     -0.11 feet Low Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Chester, James River, Virginia
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Chester
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Wed -- 03:14 AM EST     2.51 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:27 AM EST     Moonset
Wed -- 07:13 AM EST     Sunrise
Wed -- 09:50 AM EST     -0.06 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 03:17 PM EST     2.99 feet High Tide
Wed -- 04:40 PM EST     Moonrise
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Wed -- 10:52 PM EST     -0.08 feet Low Tide
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