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Charles City, VA

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Sunrise 7:17AMSunset 5:23PM Wednesday January 22, 2020 2:26 AM EST (07:26 UTC) Moonrise 5:33AMMoonset 3:21PM Illumination 9% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 27 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- 1151 Pm Est Tue Jan 21 2020
Rest of tonight..N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Tue..N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Tue night..N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Wed..N winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Wed night..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Thu..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Thu night..NE winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Fri..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Fri night..E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Showers likely.
Sat..S winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming sw in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers.
Sat night..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
ANZ600 1151 Pm Est Tue Jan 21 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 moves over the area Wednesday, then slides off the coast by Thursday. Low pressure approaches from the west Friday with the trailing cold front crossing the area early Saturday.


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 220551 AFDAKQ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Wakefield VA 1251 AM EST Wed Jan 22 2020

SYNOPSIS. Canadian high pressure moves over the area Wednesday, then slides off the coast by Thursday. Low pressure approaches from the west Friday with the trailing cold front crossing the area early Saturday.

NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM THIS MORNING/. As of 935 PM EST Tuesday .

SC continues to cover portions of the nrn OB this evening. Otw . SKC and cold again tonight. NNE winds remaining gusty to 20-30 mph overnight over coastal SE VA- NE NC . lighter winds elsewhere. Lows 15-20F across the Piedmont (where winds are expected to be light) to around 30F SE coastal areas where the wind stays up most of the night.

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

Sunny and not as cold Wed as the center of the high apprchs from the nw. Highs 40-45. Ridge axis shifts east Wed nite. Winds decouple with lows upr teens nwrn most zones to the lwr 30s sern coastal areas.

Thurs starts off sunny then pt sunny as SCT-BKN aftrn clouds develop. Any shwrs in the ne flow should remain offshore. Highs mid 40s-lwr 50s. Increasing clouds Thurs night ahead of the next systm apprchg form the ssw. Lows upr 20s nw to upr 30s se.

Moisture quickly overspreads the area Fri ahead of low pressure apprchg from the sw. NAM quicker with moving its rain shield east than the GFS/SREF. Thus, will keep the morning dry with shwrs overspreading the area west-east during the aftrn. Will likely see an insitu-wedge developing across the Piedmont where highs will hold in the mid-upr 40s ranging to the mid-upr 50s across the south.

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

An upper-level trough will be digging south into the Midwest/Central US Friday-Friday night. The trough will become a closed low and cut off from the main upper-level flow and slowly migrate east. As the closed low pressure aloft moves towards the east coast, it will likely stay northwest of the southern Mid-Atlantic. However, a sfc low will likely develop east of the Appalachian Mountains and track from SW to NE across VA/MD. This will bring an area of rain showers through the region Friday night into Saturday morning. As the sfc low moves north of the area, rain chances will diminish for Saturday afternoon/evening from south to north. However, the upper-level low will still be in the vicinity of the CWA and may give areas across central and northeastern VA and central Delmarva a few rain showers Saturday afternoon/evening. A NW, downslope, flow will begin late Saturday/Sunday and dry the area out as high pressure settles into the region from the west for the early part of next week.

Throughout the Long Term period, temperatures will be near average for late January. Temperatures on Friday night will range from the upper 40s across northeast NC and southeast VA to the upper 30s across central VA and MD Eastern Shore. Temperatures during the day on Saturday will be dependent upon the exact track of the sfc low. Current thinking is that highs will range from the upper 40s in far NW portions of the CWA to near 60F across Hampton Roads and northeast NC. However, most areas will remain in the mid-upper 50s. Low temperatures Saturday night will range from the lower 30s in the piedmont to the upper 30s over southeast VA and northeast NC. Highs Sunday through Tuesday will remain near average with temperatures in the mid 40s to lower 50s. Monday will be the coldest day with all locations expected to stay below 50 degrees. Lows Sunday night through Tuesday night will range from near 30 degrees in the NW counties to the mid-upper 30s over SE counties of the CWA.

AVIATION /06Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/. As of 1250 AM EST Wednesday .

High pressure extends from the Ohio Valley to the nrn Mid- Atlantic as of 06z, with low pressure located well off the Southeast coast. Clear with a few bands of SC ~4kft along the NC coast and near ECG. The wind is NNE 5-10kt at RIC/SBY/PHF, 12-15kt at ECG, and 15-20kt with gusts up to 25kt at ORF. The pressure gradient will relax along the coast today into tonight as the low drops ESE well off the Southeast coast. Therefore, the wind should gradually diminish at ORF/ECG later today into tonight. Remaining sunny/clear and VFR today into tonight, with a few bands of SC near the NC coast.

High pressure remains over the region Thursday and then slides offshore Friday. Low pressure and an associated cold front will bring an increased chc of rain and degraded flight conditions Friday night into early Saturday. Upper level low pressure crosses the region Saturday into Sunday, which should only bring passing mid-clouds.

MARINE. As of 945 PM EST Tuesday .

Late this evening, strong high pressure was centered over the Ohio Valley. Meanwhile, an area of low pressure was situated east of FL. SCAs will continue into tonight/early Wed morning for the Ches Bay, and through Wed aftn for the Currituck Snd, based on winds/waves. While, SCAs will remain in effect for srn portions of the coastal waters through Thu aftn, due to winds/seas into Wed morning, then due to seas the remainder of Wed through Thu aftn.

High pressure builds over the area late Wed into Fri morning, then slides off to the NE during Fri. Low pressure and an associated cold front will impact the area late Fri into Sat.

AKQ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. MD . None. NC . None. VA . None. MARINE . Small Craft Advisory until 7 AM EST this morning for ANZ630>632-634. Small Craft Advisory until 4 PM EST this afternoon for ANZ633. Small Craft Advisory until 1 PM EST this afternoon for ANZ654. Small Craft Advisory until 4 PM EST Thursday for ANZ656-658.

SYNOPSIS . MPR NEAR TERM . ALB SHORT TERM . MPR LONG TERM . RMM AVIATION . AJZ MARINE . JDM/TMG


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
YRSV2 - Chesapeake Bay,VA 24 mi57 min N 2.9 29°F 1031 hPa21°F
YKTV2 - 8637689 - Yorktown, VA 37 mi57 min 30°F 44°F1029.9 hPa
YKRV2 - 8637611 - York River East Rear Range Light, VA 44 mi57 min 34°F 1030.5 hPa
DOMV2 - 8638511 - Dominion Terminal Association, VA 47 mi57 min 33°F 1030.2 hPa
44072 48 mi37 min ESE 19 G 21 34°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 mi33 minN 710.00 miFair25°F16°F69%1031.4 hPa
Chesterfield County Airport, VA20 mi31 minNNE 510.00 miFair26°F16°F66%1032.4 hPa
Petersburg, Dinwiddie County Airport, VA21 mi32 minNNE 610.00 miFair27°F14°F60%1031.2 hPa
Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport, VA24 mi32 minN 010.00 miFair28°F19°F69%1030.8 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Westover, James River, Virginia
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Wed -- 12:27 AM EST     1.88 feet High Tide
Wed -- 05:32 AM EST     Moonrise
Wed -- 06:53 AM EST     -0.32 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:18 AM EST     Sunrise
Wed -- 01:04 PM EST     2.52 feet High Tide
Wed -- 03:21 PM EST     Moonset
Wed -- 05:21 PM EST     Sunset
Wed -- 07:56 PM EST     -0.20 feet Low Tide
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1.81.81.61.20.60.1-0.2-0.3-0.10.41.11.82.32.52.421.50.90.3-0.1-0.200.51.1

Tide / Current Tables for Bermuda Hundred, James River, Virginia
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Bermuda Hundred
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Wed -- 01:18 AM EST     2.28 feet High Tide
Wed -- 05:32 AM EST     Moonrise
Wed -- 07:19 AM EST     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:42 AM EST     -0.18 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 01:37 PM EST     2.68 feet High Tide
Wed -- 03:21 PM EST     Moonset
Wed -- 05:22 PM EST     Sunset
Wed -- 08:36 PM EST     -0.26 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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22.32.21.71.20.60.2-0.1-0.20.20.91.72.32.62.72.31.81.30.80.3-0.2-0.20.20.9

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