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Bensley, VA

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Sunrise 6:28AMSunset 7:58PM Monday August 19, 2019 5:15 PM EDT (21:15 UTC) Moonrise 9:22PMMoonset 9:04AM Illumination 82% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 19 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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ANZ636 York River- 331 Pm Edt Mon Aug 19 2019
Tonight..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. Isolated showers and tstms early this evening.
Tue..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Tue night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers and tstms.
Wed..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Wed night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Thu..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers and tstms in the afternoon.
Thu night..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. Showers and tstms likely.
Fri..NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N in the afternoon. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers. A chance of tstms in the afternoon.
Fri night..N winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers and tstms in the evening.
Sat..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Sat night..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.
ANZ600 331 Pm Edt Mon Aug 19 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.. High pressure settles over the area through mid week. A cold front approaches from the west later in the week.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Bensley, VA
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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national weather service wakefield va
346 pm edt Mon aug 19 2019

Synopsis
Isolated to widely scattered afternoon and evening showers and
thunderstorms will continue through Wednesday as a weak trough
of low pressure will persist across the region. A stronger cold
front moves though the area late Thursday into Thursday night.

High pressure then builds into the area for the weekend.

Near term until 6 am Tuesday morning
As of 305 pm edt Monday...

scattered thunderstorms have developed over the piedmont through
the DELMARVA along the weak lee trough. Some of the storms are a
little stronger across the far north due to the proximity of the
weak upper disturbance noted on water vapor. Could not rule out
a severe storm or two late this afternoon into this evening due
to the strong dcape in excess of 1000 j kg and fairly steep low
level lapse rates. Expect these storms to continue through
early this evening then dissipate soon after sunset due to loss
of daytime heating. Otherwise, tonight will be mild but
generally clear with lows only in the low to mid 70s.

Short term 6 am Tuesday morning through Thursday
As of 305 pm edt Monday...

much of the same for the next few days. May see better activity
east of i-95 tomorrow as the models suggest a weak trough
extending SE across the area. This will serve as a focus for
shower storm development during the afternoon, with locally
heavy rainfall not out of the question due to the slow movement
of any thunderstorm activity and precipitable water values
around 2 inches. Shower storm activity will diminish Tue evening
then develop again mainly across the piedmont Wed aftn along the
lee trough. A stronger frontal boundary moves toward the area
Thursday which will serve as the focus for thunderstorms thu
aftn evening. Will go with 40 50 pops across the entire area
thu. Highs Tuesday will once again be in the low mid 90s, while
Wednesday Thu may be just a tad cooler due to a little more in
the way of cloud cover. However temps will still be in the lower
90s. Heat index values will once again top out in the 100-104
range on Tuesday.

Long term Thursday night through Monday
As of 305 pm Sunday...

a potent area of low pressure (sfc-aloft) continues to slowly track
tracks across quebec Thu night-fri while the trailing cold front
approaches the region from the nw. Convection will likely be ongoing
through a good portion of Thu night as the front (slowly) crosses
the area. Model consensus has the front stalling across SRN va by
12z fri, while the 12z 19 GFS continues to forecast the front to
clear the area by late Fri am. On the other hand, the latest
ecmwf gem both have the front moving very slowly southward across
the area on Fri before clearing the area sometime this weekend. The
cold front potentially stalls (or very slowly moves southward) from
fri-next weekend. If the ECMWF gem solution verifies and the front
slowly moves across SRN portions of the CWA from Fri through the
weekend, this would lead to continued chances of scattered aftn-
evening convection across SRN va NE nc. Far northern portions of the
cwa likely remain dry next weekend (or see only isolated, diurnally-
driven showers tstms) as sfc high pressure over the great
lakes northeast tries to build toward the region. For now, went with
a model blend and have 20-50% pops on Fri Sat (highest S lowest n).

Dry comfortable wx prevails late sun-early next week as sfc ridging
continues to build over the area.

Highs mainly in the low-mid 80s through the extended period with
lows in the 60s (except around 70f in coastal SE va NE nc).

Aviation 20z Monday through Saturday
As of 300 am edt Monday...

expect mostlyVFR though the forecast period. Isolated
showers storms could impact sby and ric this aftn into this
evening which may cause brief flight restrictions but the
chances are not high enough to put into the terminal at this
time. Sby may see some 2sm br vsbys late tonight into early tue
morning as well.

Outlook: a trough will track across the area late Tue aftn into
wed morning, bringing a 20-40% chc of showers tstms. The chc
for showers tstms lessens wed, and then increases Thu as a cold
front approaches from the nw. The potential for showers tstms
could linger into fri, if the cold front slows down or stalls
over the region.

Marine
As of 300 pm edt Monday...

no headlines through mid week. S-sw winds will remain below 15 kt.

Waves 1-2 ft, seas 2-3 ft. A cold front approaches by later in the
week. Pressure gradient is expected to tighten ahead of the front
beginning later on Wednesday into Thursday. At this point winds
appear to stay below SCA but will be examined closely over the
coming days. Waves will still be about 1-2 ft but should see a
slight increase in seas to 2-4 ft. Models suggest the front should
clear the area on Friday which will result in a wind shift to a
northerly component.

Akq watches warnings advisories
Md... None.

Nc... None.

Va... None.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Tmg mrd
near term... Mrd
short term... Ajz mrd
long term... Eri
aviation... Tmg mrd
marine... Cmf


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
44041 - Jamestown, VA 37 mi21 min 93°F 88°F1015.2 hPa
YRSV2 - Chesapeake Bay,VA 38 mi45 min S 1 96°F 1016 hPa75°F
YKTV2 - 8637689 - Yorktown, VA 52 mi45 min SSW 6 G 8 93°F 82°F1014.9 hPa

Wind History for Yorktown USCG Training Center, VA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Chesterfield County Airport, VA5 mi19 minW 610.00 miThunderstorm in Vicinity94°F70°F46%1015.6 hPa
Richmond, Richmond International Airport, VA8 mi21 minSE 1310.00 miThunderstorm93°F72°F50%1015.1 hPa
Petersburg, Dinwiddie County Airport, VA17 mi20 minS 47.00 miFair93°F68°F44%1015.2 hPa
Ashland, Hanover County Municipal Airport, VA19 mi21 minSSW 710.00 miPartly Cloudy95°F69°F43%1014.7 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KFCI

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Tide / Current Tables for Falling Creek entrance, James River, Virginia
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Falling Creek entrance
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Mon -- 01:52 AM EDT     0.66 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 06:29 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 07:07 AM EDT     3.54 feet High Tide
Mon -- 10:04 AM EDT     Moonset
Mon -- 02:01 PM EDT     0.46 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:27 PM EDT     3.58 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:57 PM EDT     Sunset
Mon -- 10:21 PM EDT     Moonrise
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Tide / Current Tables for Curles, 1 mile north of, James River, Virginia
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Mon -- 01:34 AM EDT     0.56 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 06:28 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 07:03 AM EDT     3.11 feet High Tide
Mon -- 10:03 AM EDT     Moonset
Mon -- 01:43 PM EDT     0.39 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:23 PM EDT     3.15 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:56 PM EDT     Sunset
Mon -- 10:21 PM EDT     Moonrise
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