Cape Charles, VA Marine Weather and Tide Forecast
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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Cape Charles, VA

April 21, 2024 11:13 PM EDT (03:13 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 6:20 AM   Sunset 7:47 PM
Moonrise 4:47 PM   Moonset 4:16 AM 
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ANZ632 Chesapeake Bay From New Point Comfort To Little Creek Va- 950 Pm Edt Sun Apr 21 2024

.small craft advisory in effect from 1 am edt Monday through Monday morning - .

Overnight - N winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt late. Waves around 2 ft. A chance of rain late this evening.

Mon - N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft.

Mon night - E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming sw after midnight. Waves around 2 ft in the evening, then 1 foot or less.

Tue - W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Waves 1 foot or less, then around 2 ft in the afternoon.

Tue night - S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Waves around 2 ft.

Wed - SW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Waves around 2 ft.

Wed night - N winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Waves 2 to 3 ft.

Thu - NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.

Thu night - E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft in the evening, then 1 foot or less.

ANZ600 950 Pm Edt Sun Apr 21 2024

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 departs further offshore tonight. High pressure then builds over the region Monday through midweek, before a mainly weak, dry cold front crosses the area late Wednesday into Thursday.


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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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FXUS61 KAKQ 220145 AFDAKQ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Wakefield VA 945 PM EDT Sun Apr 21 2024

SYNOPSIS
High pressure builds over the area Monday through Tuesday morning, then slides off the coast by Tuesday evening. A cold front will swing across the region on Wednesday, with high pressure building from the Great Lakes into the local area Thursday and Friday.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH MONDAY/
As of 930 PM EDT Sunday...

Overnight, a shortwave aloft (currently pushing into the lower OH Valley), will track E-SE and push across VA and the Carolinas.
While dry air in the low levels will promote cool overnight lows, this shortwave will likely lead to some mid/high clouds overnight/Monday morning (CIGs of 10-20k ft). Lows will reach down into the mid 30s for the NW zones, with mainly upper 30s to lower 40s for most of the rest of the local area (and in the mid 40s near the coast in SE VA and NE NC). Patchy frost is unlikely with the exception of the far NW where patchy frost has been included (but not enough for a Frost Advisory). Lingering clouds Monday morning across the east, but generally becoming mostly sunny. Warmer than today, but highs will still run about 5-10F below average, ranging from the mid 60s well inland to the upper 50s/lower 60s near the coast.

SHORT TERM /MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY/
As of 345 PM EDT Sunday...

With low dew pts continuing and sfc high pressure becoming centered over the local area Mon night, expect a clear sky, light winds, and good radiational cooling conditions. Forecast lows are in the mid to upper 30s over much of the CWA, with localized lower 30s possible. At least patchy frost will be possible over much of the CWA and a Frost Advisory may be needed for inland areas. Turning warmer on the backside of the sfc high for Tue, with a light southerly flow by aftn. Mainly sunny with highs in the lower 70s inland, and in the mid to upper 60s at the coast. Increasing clouds Tue night in advance of another cold front. Lows in the upper 40s to lower 50s. The system/cold front on Wed will be northern stream, with low level flow turning westerly rather quickly. As such, moisture will be limited, and PoPs will only be 20-30% N and ~15% S. It will be well mixed and warmer, with highs into the mid to upper 70s (except lower 70s N/NW).

LONG TERM /WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY/
As of 355 PM EDT Sunday...

A fairly strong high pressure system is progged to build in from the Great Lakes From late Wed night through Thu night. Cool And becoming mostly clear with lows in the upper 30s to lower 40s Wed night. Mostly sunny on Thu with highs ranging through the 60s. Clear/mostly clear Thu night with lows ranging from the mid 30s to lower 40s (with patchy frost possible). The high will slide off to the NE or E on Fri, with mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid 60s to around 70F. Partly to mostly cloudy Fri night with lows in the upper 40s to lower 50s. There could be isolated showers across the N by Sat morning. There will be at least a low chc for showers on Sat, as the next system lifts ENE through the Great Lakes/upper midwest. PoPs are only 20-30% for now with highs Sat in the upper 60s to lower 70s. After that, turning much warmer by Sunday as an upper level ridge amplifies across the ern CONUS. Highs Sunday into the 80s for most of the area.

AVIATION /02Z MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/
As of 800 PM EDT Sunday...

Rain continues to diminish across the region, with just some lingering light rain showers at the SE terminals (ORF, ECG, and PHF) CIGs range from VFR at RIC, SBY, and PHF to MVFR at ORF and ECG with some occasional IFR at ECG. CIGs will continue to improve over the next few hours with ORF returning to VFR ~3z and ECG ~6z. VFR conditions are then expected for the remainder of the forecast period. BKN to OVC high and mid level clouds persist through tonight into the first half of Monday with gradual clearing from NW to SE late Monday morning through Monday afternoon.

Outlook: VFR conditions will continue Monday night through Tuesday. There is a minimal chance for showers Wednesday, but conditions will primarily stay VFR. Dry/VFR conditions Thursday and Friday.

MARINE
As of 945 PM EDT Sunday...

High pressure is gradually building in from the west this evening. Meanwhile, 1008 mb low pressure is now several hundred miles E of the area and continues to depart further offshore. NE winds have gradually declined over the past few hrs, though remain gusty to 15-20 kt in the srn coastal waters and Currituck Sound. Waves in the bay are 1-3 ft (highest at the mouth).
Offshore, seas also continue to trend down with the lighter winds and range from 3-4 ft N to 5-7 ft S.

In terms of headlines, SCAs continue for mouth of the bay and coastal waters S of Cape Charles through tonight/early Monday.
Sub-SCA winds are generally expected for the next few hrs before another surge of cold advection drops south across the waters late tonight. Guidance shows marginal SCA conditions for the Ches Bay during this surge with somewhat lower confidence in meeting thresholds in the lower James and Currituck Sound. SCAs for this surge continue for the middle and upper bay and have also added to lower bay, lower James, and Currituck Sound (via an extension) to cover N winds 15-20 kt w/ gusts to around 25 kt. Winds should mainly stay below criteria over the coastal waters and the SCAs there are mainly in effect for elevated seas which persist through tomorrow morning. Conditions then improve Monday aftn into Tuesday as high pressure further builds into the region. Secondary low pressure deepens along the stalled front well offshore late Tuesday and may keep some enhanced swell moving toward the coast. A cold front approaches from the west late Tuesday with increasing SW winds around 15 kt. Seas may build above 5 ft for the northern coastal waters during this period. The front is forecast to move through the region Wednesday night into early Thursday with increasing N winds and potential for SCA headlines in its wake.

AKQ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
MD...None.
NC...None.
VA...None.
MARINE...Small Craft Advisory from 1 AM to 10 AM EDT Monday for ANZ630>632.
Small Craft Advisory until 10 AM EDT Monday for ANZ633-634.
Small Craft Advisory from 4 AM to 10 AM EDT Monday for ANZ638.
Small Craft Advisory until 4 PM EDT Monday for ANZ656-658.




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesinHgDewPt
KPTV2 - 8632200 - Kiptopeke, VA 7 mi56 min NE 4.1G5.1 47°F 57°F30.01
44072 14 mi44 min NNW 12G16 50°F 1 ft
CHBV2 16 mi56 min NE 11G13 51°F 29.93
44064 18 mi44 min NNE 14G18 49°F 57°F2 ft
44087 18 mi48 min 58°F3 ft
RPLV2 - 8632837 - Rappahannock Light, VA 19 mi56 min N 14G17 30.02
CHYV2 - 8638999 - Cape Henry, VA 23 mi56 min N 14G17 50°F 29.99
YKTV2 - 8637689 - Yorktown, VA 24 mi56 min NNW 7G8.9 48°F 60°F29.99
44058 - Stingray Point, VA 25 mi44 min NW 12G14 49°F 59°F1 ft
WDSV2 - 8638614 - Willoughby Deguassing , VA 25 mi56 min N 7G9.9 50°F 29.99
SWPV2 - 8638610 - Sewells Point, VA 27 mi56 min 60°F30.02
44099 - Cape Henry, VA (147) 29 mi48 min 54°F4 ft
DOMV2 - 8638511 - Dominion Terminal Association, VA 30 mi56 min N 6G8 48°F 30.01
WAHV2 - 8631044 - Wachapreague, VA 30 mi56 min N 4.1G6 46°F 57°F29.97
CRYV2 - 8638595 - South Craney Island, VA 31 mi56 min N 9.9G12 51°F 29.99
MNPV2 - 8639348 - Money Point, VA 37 mi56 min NNW 2.9G5.1 49°F 61°F29.98
YRSV2 - Chesapeake Bay,VA 38 mi89 min 0 47°F 30.0144°F
44041 - Jamestown, VA 41 mi44 min N 7.8G9.7 46°F 64°F


Wind History for Kiptopeke, VA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherTempDewPtRHinHg
KLFI LANGLEY AFB,VA 22 sm78 minNNW 0310 smMostly Cloudy48°F45°F87%29.98
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Tide / Current for Cape Charles Coast Guard Station, Virginia
   
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Cape Charles Coast Guard Station
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Sun -- 02:23 AM EDT     0.21 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 05:16 AM EDT     Moonset
Sun -- 06:20 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 08:17 AM EDT     2.12 feet High Tide
Sun -- 02:30 PM EDT     0.15 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 05:47 PM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 07:45 PM EDT     Sunset
Sun -- 08:36 PM EDT     2.37 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Cape Charles Coast Guard Station, Virginia, Tide feet
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Tide / Current for Chesapeake Bay Entrance, Virginia Current
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Chesapeake Bay Entrance
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Sun -- 02:02 AM EDT     -1.03 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 05:13 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 05:16 AM EDT     Moonset
Sun -- 06:21 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 07:28 AM EDT     0.58 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 10:18 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 02:04 PM EDT     -1.18 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 05:16 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 05:46 PM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 07:44 PM EDT     Sunset
Sun -- 07:59 PM EDT     0.90 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 11:17 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Chesapeake Bay Entrance, Virginia Current, knots
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