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Hopewell, VA

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Sunrise 7:14AMSunset 4:54PM Sunday December 15, 2019 2:57 AM EST (07:57 UTC) Moonrise 8:32PMMoonset 10:19AM Illumination 87% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 18 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- 1251 Am Est Sun Dec 15 2019
Rest of tonight..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
Sun..W winds 10 kt, increasing to 15 kt late in the morning, then diminishing to 10 kt in the afternoon. Waves 1 foot.
Sun night..W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N after midnight, then becoming E late. Waves 1 foot.
Mon..SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S in the afternoon. Waves 1 foot.
Mon night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of rain after midnight.
Tue..SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W late. Waves 1 foot. Rain.
Tue night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Wed..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Wed night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Thu..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Thu night..NW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
ANZ600 1251 Am Est Sun Dec 15 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.. A weak trough will cross the waters overnight, with high pressure building in from the west on Sunday. Low pressure approaches from the west on Monday, with a cold front crossing the area waters late Tuesday into early Wednesday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Hopewell, VA
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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FXUS61 KAKQ 150530 AFDAKQ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Wakefield VA 1230 AM EST Sun Dec 15 2019

SYNOPSIS. High pressure rebuilds over the local area tonight through Sunday before the next system impacts the region late Monday and Tuesday.

NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM THIS MORNING/. As of 915 PM EST Saturday .

A short wave trough is moving across the Mid-Atlantic early tonight, with a sfc trough moving off the coast. Dew points have fallen behind the trough, and will continue to do so as the sfc trough moves off the coast. W winds have increased this evening, with winds gusting to as high as 25 mph at times over Hampton Roads and eastern shore. Temperatures at 19z average from the low 50s NW to around 60/lower 60s across the SE. Low temperatures late tonight/early Sunday will generally range from the mid to upper 30s with lower 40s at the coast.

SHORT TERM /6 AM THIS MORNING THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT/. As of 245 PM EST Saturday .

Weak high pressure builds across the southeastern United States on Sunday, with downslope flow aloft allowing for mostly sunny and dry conditions w/high temperatures in the 50s. Surface high pressure traverses the local area Sunday night, then moves well offshore on Monday. Meanwhile, a cold front will approach the region from the west during the day on Monday with chances for rain increasing over N/NW portions of the local area from late afternoon Monday into early Tuesday morning. Monday will generally feature warmer temperatures ahead of the approaching front, although increasing clouds and likely low stratus/fog Monday morning will prohibit max temps from reaching their full potential. Expect highs to range from the upper 40s to low 50s NW to the low to mid 60s across the SE. Non-diurnal temperature curve will likely result in rising/steadying temperatures Monday night from the lower 40s N to the low/mid 50s across the SE.

Front pushes across the region Tuesday through Tuesday evening. Categorical/likely Pops across the piedmont push east to the coastal plain by aftn, gradually tapering off from west to east late Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday evening. Drying out Tuesday night. Pending exact timing, temperatures will be a challenge across the north ahead of the front. For now will keep highs in the mid to upper 50s . with highs well into the 60s central and south on Tuesday.

LONG TERM /TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/. As of 400 PM EST Saturday .

Cold front will be moving offshore Tuesday night with drying conditions and falling temperatures behind the front. Wednesday morning low temperatures will drop to the upper 20s west of I-95 and upper 30s along the coast. An upper level low pressure will track southeast out of Canada and across the Northeast US Wednesday. This will bring a reinforcing shot of colder air into the region. High temperatures Wednesday will range from near 40 across central VA and MD Eastern Shore to mid 40s across Hampton Roads and northeast NC. Low temperatures Thursday morning will be in the low 20s (upper 20s at the VA/NC beaches).

A cold high pressure system will settle across the region Thursday with high temperatures ranging from mid 30s north to mid 40 south. Friday will remain dry as well with slightly warmer temperatures as the sfc high pressure over the area begins to weaken, with high temperatures in the mid to upper 40s and low temperatures in the mid-upper 20s.

AVIATION /06Z SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/. As of 130 AM EST Sunday .

VFR conditions are expected through the 06Z TAF period. W winds will become gusty Sunday afternoon (gusts ~20 knots at times) before relaxing later in the day. Higher clouds will increase by the end of the forecast period ahead of the next system.

OUTLOOK . The next chance of rain and degraded flight conditions comes on Tuesday. Visibilities then improve early on Wednesday through late week.

MARINE. As of 245 PM EST Saturday .

Frontal boundary is right along the coast early this afternoon. Winds are S/SW 15-20 kts with gusts up to 25 kts for the bay and the coastal waters, and 10-15 kts for the rivers. Waves in the bay are 2- 3 ft, and around 4 ft in the mouth of the bay. Seas are 5-8 ft in the coastal waters. As the front pushes offshore this evening, modest pressure rises behind the front will result in winds becoming a bit stronger this evening. Expect 15-25 kts with occasional gusts around 30 kts. Winds will remain gusty into Sunday as a weak surface trough swings through the area during the overnight hours. By late tonight waves in the bay will build to 3-4 ft with 5 ft at the mouth of the bay, and seas will continue 5-8 ft in the coastal waters. SCA for the lower James is in effect until 12Z Sunday. Currituck sound, the bay, and lower coastal waters until 18Z Sunday. Middle and northern coastal waters SCA was extended until 00Z Monday for lingering elevated seas.

Winds will gradually subside on Sunday as high pressure centered over the SE builds into the region. By Sunday evening S/SW winds in the bay will be 5-10 kts and 10-15 kts over the coastal waters. Expect waves in the bay to gradually subside to 1-2 ft and seas 2-4 ft. Next chance for SCA winds/seas will be on Tuesday ahead of a cold front that will cross the area waters late Tuesday into early Wednesday.

TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING. Anomalies rose to 1.4-1.5 right before today's high tide cycle at Bishops Head and Cambridge, so a coastal flood statement was issued this afternoon for the bayside of the lower Maryland eastern shore as locations there will get right around minor flood stage at this afternoons high tide. The next high tide cycle early Sunday will be lower, and anomalies are expected to level off or drop slightly, so additional coastal flooding is not expected overnight.

AKQ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. MD . None. NC . None. VA . None. MARINE . Small Craft Advisory until 1 PM EST this afternoon for ANZ630>632-634-656-658. Small Craft Advisory until 10 AM EST this morning for ANZ633. Small Craft Advisory until 7 AM EST this morning for ANZ638. Small Craft Advisory until 7 PM EST this evening for ANZ650- 652-654.

SYNOPSIS . MAM NEAR TERM . CP/MAM SHORT TERM . AJB/MAM LONG TERM . CP AVIATION . AJB MARINE . CMF TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING .


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
YRSV2 - Chesapeake Bay,VA 30 mi88 min WSW 4.1 44°F 1009 hPa35°F
YKTV2 - 8637689 - Yorktown, VA 42 mi64 min WSW 12 G 16 47°F 49°F1007.9 hPa
YKRV2 - 8637611 - York River East Rear Range Light, VA 49 mi58 min W 18 G 20 47°F 1008.7 hPa (+3.3)

Wind History for Yorktown USCG Training Center, VA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Richmond, Richmond International Airport, VA14 mi64 minno data10.00 miA Few Clouds43°F33°F68%1009 hPa
Chesterfield County Airport, VA15 mi62 minWSW 510.00 miFair42°F33°F71%1010.1 hPa
Petersburg, Dinwiddie County Airport, VA16 mi63 minSW 510.00 miFair40°F32°F73%1009.5 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KRIC

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Tide / Current Tables for City Point (Hopewell), James River, Virginia
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City Point (Hopewell)
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Sun -- 05:18 AM EST     2.41 feet High Tide
Sun -- 07:15 AM EST     Sunrise
Sun -- 10:19 AM EST     Moonset
Sun -- 11:47 AM EST     -0.09 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 04:52 PM EST     Sunset
Sun -- 05:28 PM EST     2.83 feet High Tide
Sun -- 08:31 PM EST     Moonrise
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Tide / Current Tables for Westover, James River, Virginia
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Westover
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Sun -- 04:33 AM EST     2.25 feet High Tide
Sun -- 07:15 AM EST     Sunrise
Sun -- 10:18 AM EST     Moonset
Sun -- 10:57 AM EST     -0.15 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 04:51 PM EST     Sunset
Sun -- 04:54 PM EST     2.84 feet High Tide
Sun -- 08:31 PM EST     Moonrise
Sun -- 11:53 PM EST     -0.12 feet Low Tide
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