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Charles City, VA

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Sunrise 7:00AMSunset 4:53PM Saturday November 28, 2020 11:08 AM EST (16:08 UTC) Moonrise 4:03PMMoonset 5:13AM Illumination 97% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 13 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- 1000 Am Est Sat Nov 28 2020
Rest of today..NW/n winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Tonight..N winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Sun..NE winds 5 kt, becoming S in the afternoon. Waves 1 foot.
Sun night..SE winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt late. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Rain after midnight.
Mon..S winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming sw 10 to 15 kt late. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Showers, mainly in the morning.
Mon night..W winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Tue..W winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Tue night..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Wed..W winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Wed night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
ANZ600 1000 Am Est Sat Nov 28 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.. High pressure builds into the area for the weekend. A strong low pressure system is expected to affect the region on Monday. A cold front crosses the waters late Monday into Monday night.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Charles City, VA
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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FXUS61 KAKQ 280858 AFDAKQ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Wakefield VA 358 AM EST Sat Nov 28 2020

SYNOPSIS. High pressure will build in from the west today, and becomes centered over the region tonight through Sunday morning. A strong storm system is expected to affect the region late Sunday night into Monday. High pressure builds back in from the southwest Tuesday and Wednesday.

NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/. As of 350 AM EST Saturday .

Early this morning, a weak/dry cold front was just west of the CWA, while sfc high pressure was centered over ern KS. The sky ranged from partly cloudy to cloudy over the area with patchy dense fog across portions of cntrl/srn/SE VA and NE NC. Temps ranged from the mid 40s to lower 50s.

The weak cold front will pass off the coast by late this morning, with the sky becoming mostly sunny from NW to SE, as drier air moves in from the NW. Still rather mild with a N or NW wind around 10 mph or less, and highs reaching mainly into the lower to mid 60s.

SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT/. As of 350 AM EST Saturday .

High pressure settles over the area tonight through Sun morning. This results in a clear sky and light winds tonight, and cooler lows in the 30s (lower 40s SE coast). Sunny for the first half of Sun, with increasing aftn clouds (especially across the SW portion of the CWA). Highs will be in the upper 50s to lower 60s.

Attention then turns to a potent system over the Gulf coast states that will interact with a strong upper trough diving S from the upper midwest Sun night. Phasing of the northern and southern stream occurs by Mon morning, with a sfc low rapidly deepening near eastern TN between 06Z-09Z/Mon, moving NE along the spine of the Appalachians into Mon morning, and then across western PA and NY Mon aftn into Mon evening. While there are some timing and spatial differences among the models, the overall agreement between the GFS/ECMWF and their ensemble means is good. This leads to a high confidence forecast for a widespread rain event late Sun night into midday Mon, as a warm from lifts N through the CWA. Additional showers/isolated tstms generally shift E of I-95 by late morning through the aftn, as a dry slot is progged to move in from the SSW. Total QPF amounts look to avg 1.00 to 2.00" (most of it prior to Mon aftn). Locally higher amounts will be possible given convective elements that become possible during the day Mon. Shear is impressive with models showing a strong LL jet (45-55 kts) moving across the area Mon morning through mid aftn. As is often the case, instability will be limited, the greatest threat for any strong/severe tstms will reside along the coast where somewhat warmer temps and better mixing is expected due to slightly more favorable instability parameters. Will carry slight chance tstms at some point Mon for all zones except the far NW of the CWA. In addition to the rain, expect breezy conditions with a few stronger wind gusts in some of the more robust convective cells (again especially along the coast and across the eastern shore). Clearing conditions Mon aftn along/W of I-95 and a few hrs later near the coast, as the cold front pushes farther away from the coast. High temps on Mon will range from the lower to mid 60s extrm W/NW counties, to the upper 60s to lower 70s ESE. Sharply colder Mon night with temps falling to the mid 30s W to lower 40s E.

LONG TERM /TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/. As of 315 PM EST Friday .

Low pressure at the surface and aloft is progged to track northward and away from the region on Tuesday and Wednesday. Meanwhile, high pressure slowly builds in from the SW before becoming centered over the area Wednesday night/early Thu AM. Am still expecting cool/mainly dry conditions from Tue-Thu (with the exception of perhaps a shower or two across the Ern Shore on Tuesday). Temperatures will be a bit below seasonal averages, with highs on Tue and Wed in the upper 40s-around 50F and overnight lows in the mid 20s-low 30s in most areas. The surface highs slides offshore on Thursday as another upper low dives southward over the central CONUS while a ridge amplifies over the wrn third of the US. Our next chc of pcpn is likely to be very late next week or next weekend. Exact details will depend on the exact evolution of the aforementioned upper low. For now, have slight chc-chc PoPs (for rain) at the tail end of the period.

Slightly warmer temperatures are expected by the end of next week. Forecast highs on Thursday/Friday are mainly in the 50s. Forecast lows Thursday night are mainly in the 30s.

AVIATION /08Z SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/. As of 130 AM EST Saturday .

A weak/dry cold front will drop through the area this morning. Plenty of clouds associated with the boundary, but also IFR/LIFR conditions at all TAF sites except SBY as of 100 AM, due to very light or no wind. Until this front pushes through and NW or N winds pick up a bit, expect IFR/LIFR conditions at all sites except SBY until 13Z-14Z this morning. Conditions will then improve to VFR everywhere by 15Z this morning, as sfc high pressure starts to build in from the west. N/NW winds will be 5-10 kt later this morning through this aftn. VFR conditions will prevail this evening through Sun, as high pressure dominates.

OUTLOOK . A potent storm system will impact the region Sun night through Mon with the potential for heavy rain and windy conditions. Flight restrictions are likely Sun night into Mon aftn. Mainly Dry/VFR Mon night through Wed.

MARINE. As of 350 AM EST Saturday .

Weak high pressure prevails across the region early this morning. However, there is a subtle boundary located over the area, with primarily is shown by a wind shift from WNW to NNE, but wind speeds are less than 10kt. Seas are mainly 2-3ft. The front will slide through the area this morning with the wind generally becoming NNW 10-15kt, before becoming NE 5-10kt later tonight. Another area of high pressure becomes centered over the area by Sunday morning, and then this high will slide offshore Sunday aftn/evening as low pressure strengthens over the Deep South. This area of low pressure continues to deepen as it races northeastward along the Blue Ridge late Sunday night into Monday morning, and then into PA/NY by Monday aftn, with the associated cold front nearing the Mid-Atlantic coast by Monday evening. Strong pressure falls on the order of -12 to - 15mb/6hr are expected in the 09z-15z and 12z-18z timeframe late Sunday night into midday Monday. This will combine with a 55-65kt SSE LLJ bringing the potential for a 3-6hr period of gale conditions in a SSE wind late Sunday night through midday Monday. Seas build to 7-12ft Monday, with 3-5ft waves in the Bay, and potentially up to 6ft at the Mouth of the Bay.

The wind becomes SW 20-25kt by early Monday aftn, then 15-20kt later in the aftn. The cold front will push across the coast Monday night, with a CAA surge beginning early Tuesday morning and continuing into Tuesday night, with a WNW wind of 15-25kt. SCA conditions are likely to linger into at least Wednesday morning. The wind gradually becomes SW 10-15kt Wednesday into Thursday as high pressure settles in vicinity of the Southeast coast. Seas/waves will continue to subside during this time-period.

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

SYNOPSIS . TMG NEAR TERM . TMG SHORT TERM . LKB/TMG LONG TERM . ERI AVIATION . TMG MARINE . AJZ/ERI


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
YRSV2 - Chesapeake Bay,VA 24 mi99 min Calm 53°F 1019 hPa50°F
YKTV2 - 8637689 - Yorktown, VA 37 mi51 min WNW 1.9 G 1.9 56°F 57°F
YKRV2 - 8637611 - York River East Rear Range Light, VA 44 mi51 min N 1.9 G 2.9 55°F
DOMV2 - 8638511 - Dominion Terminal Association, VA 47 mi51 min W 4.1 G 5.1 55°F
44072 48 mi39 min E 5.8 G 5.8 56°F

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, VA15 mi75 minESE 310.00 miPartly Cloudy57°F45°F64%1018.8 hPa
Petersburg, Dinwiddie County Airport, VA21 mi94 minN 07.00 miPartly Cloudy52°F48°F88%1019 hPa
Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport, VA24 mi74 minN 010.00 miPartly Cloudy57°F53°F88%1018.6 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Westover, James River, Virginia
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Westover
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Sat -- 12:59 AM EST     2.23 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:13 AM EST     Moonset
Sat -- 07:01 AM EST     Sunrise
Sat -- 07:26 AM EST     0.16 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 01:26 PM EST     2.67 feet High Tide
Sat -- 04:02 PM EST     Moonrise
Sat -- 04:51 PM EST     Sunset
Sat -- 08:14 PM EST     0.24 feet Low Tide
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2.12.22.11.81.30.80.40.20.20.61.11.82.32.62.62.41.91.40.80.40.20.30.71.3

Tide / Current Tables for Bermuda Hundred, James River, Virginia
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Bermuda Hundred
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Sat -- 02:02 AM EST     2.42 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:13 AM EST     Moonset
Sat -- 07:02 AM EST     Sunrise
Sat -- 08:09 AM EST     0.06 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 02:15 PM EST     2.73 feet High Tide
Sat -- 04:03 PM EST     Moonrise
Sat -- 04:52 PM EST     Sunset
Sat -- 09:00 PM EST     0.05 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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