Saluda, VA Marine Weather and Tide Forecast
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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Saluda, VA

April 12, 2024 4:50 PM EDT (20:50 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 6:32 AM   Sunset 7:39 PM
Moonrise 7:58 AM   Moonset 11:42 PM 
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ANZ635 Rappahannock River From Urbanna To Windmill Point- 349 Pm Edt Fri Apr 12 2024

.small craft advisory in effect through Saturday afternoon - .

Through 7 pm - W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves around 2 ft. A chance of showers.

Tonight - W winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt late. Waves around 2 ft. A chance of showers early in the evening.

Sat - W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft, diminishing to around 2 ft in the afternoon.

Sat night - W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft, diminishing to around 1 foot after midnight.

Sun - SW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt in the afternoon. Waves around 1 foot, increasing to 1 to 2 ft in the afternoon.

Sun night - SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

Mon - W winds 10 kt, becoming N in the afternoon. Waves around 1 foot.

Mon night - E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 1 foot.

Tue - NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E in the afternoon. Waves around 1 foot.

Tue night - SE winds 10 kt. Waves around 1 foot.

ANZ600 349 Pm Edt Fri Apr 12 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 -
a secondary cold front crosses the area this evening, with winds remaining elevated through Saturday afternoon. High pressure builds across the gulf coast late Saturday, and shifts off the southeast coast by early next week.


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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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FXUS61 KAKQ 122009 AFDAKQ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Wakefield VA 409 PM EDT Fri Apr 12 2024

SYNOPSIS
Breezy conditions continue into Saturday. A substantial warming trend is expected Sunday into early next week with high pressure building in.

NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM SATURDAY MORNING/
As of 250 PM EDT Friday...

Upper trough and shortwave move through today into this evening which has allowed isolated showers to re-develop. Some small graupel is possible in the deepest convective cores but locally enhanced winds are the main hazard from scattered showers into this evening. Outside of any shower activity, strong W/SW winds will remain gusty this evening and are not expected to decouple overnight. Coverage of showers should decrease substantially with the loss of heating but with robust forcing aloft will keep a slight chance for showers this evening. Lows tonight fall into the upper 40s to low 50s.

SHORT TERM /6 AM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY/
As of 250 PM EDT Friday...

The upper trough will begin to lift away from the region on Saturday but the surface gradient will remain steep with continued gusty W winds. Drying aloft will result in mostly clear skies over much of the region with just a few/scattered clouds across the MD Eastern Shore and vicinity. Temperatures will rise into the upper 60s to low 70s inland with low to mid 60s over the Eastern Shore. Lows Saturday night fall into the low and mid 40s with light winds.

Warming trend gets underway on Sunday as surface high pressure sets up off the GA/FL Atlantic coast, bringing SW flow into the area.
Highs climb into the upper 70s/low 80s for most of the area but the Eastern Shore remains in the low 70s with flow off the bay. Not as cold Sunday night with lows in the mid 50s to low 60s. Warmer still and remaining dry on Monday with highs in the 70s near the water with lower/mid 80s inland.

LONG TERM /MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY/
As of 145 PM EDT Friday...

Warm and mostly dry conditions are expected through the extended forecast period. A weakening front will dip southward into the region Monday night but guidance is not showing much (if any) precip with this boundary. This front is forecast to lift back northward on Tuesday as low level flow becomes southerly ahead of low pressure lifting into the Midwest from the Plains. Low level thicknesses increase Tues-Thurs with 850 temps around 15 C, resulting in afternoon high temps in the low to mid 80s away from the water Tuesday. Slightly cooler, around 80 degrees, Wednesday with more clouds in the area and a slight chance of showers across the northern half of the region. The warmest day of the forecast looks to arrive on Thursday with inland temps in the mid to upper 80s and upper 70s to low 80s at the coast. The cold front moves toward the area Friday with a chance for showers and possibly thunderstorms.
Not quite as warm but afternoon highs still in the upper 70s to low 80s. Overnight temps will be mild as well with lows in the 50s and 60s.

AVIATION /20Z FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/
As of 145 PM EDT Friday...

VFR flying conditions across the area this afternoon. Satellite and surface observations show SCT/BKN CU with a few showers popping up over the last hour or two. Local reductions in flight category are possible in and around these showers. Winds are generally W at 15-25 kt with gusts 25-40 kt this afternoon.
Winds relax a bit as mixing wanes late afternoon into the evening but are expected to stay around 10-15 kt with gusts around 20 kt through the overnight. Gusty again Saturday as mixing gets going in the morning.

Outlook: Dry and VFR Sunday into early next week with lighter winds.

MARINE
As of 350 PM EDT Friday...

Latest obs shows WSW winds 20-25 kt with gusts to 30 kt and seas 5-8 ft N and 5-7 ft S, with 2-4 ft waves in the Bay and 2-3 ft in the rivers. Winds remain gusty through Saturday aftn w/ SCAs continuing for all the waters. Deep mixing will diminish towards sunset with winds dropping off (possibly to below SCA thresholds in the Bay/rivers/sound for awhile this evening).
Another surge in winds is expected along and behind as secondary cold front later tonight, with winds becoming W 20-25 kt (with gusts to around 30 kt) into early Sat afternoon. A similar setup to Fri afternoon is expected Sat afternoon with the gustiest winds over the tidal rivers, but winds will tend to drop off a little earlier and will further diminish Sat night.

Sub-SCA winds return Saturday night through most of Sunday as high pressure settles over the southeast CONUS. SW winds may then briefly increase again to near SCA thresholds Sun night into Mon morning ahead of the next front. That front is forecast to drop through the area Monday, with winds turning to the NE and then to the E-SE Monday night into Tuesday (generally staying sub-SCA through this timeframe).

TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING
As of 355 PM EDT Friday...

Key Messages/Headline Summary:

1) Coastal Flood Advisory remains in Currituck Co. NC and Va Beach for soundside flooding extended through 7 PM. A Coastal Flood statement is in effect through this evening for the east side of the Bay in MD as well as Accomack.

The strong southerly surge has passed with winds now WSW across the region. Tidal departures are slowly falling, but remain elevated (to near 2 ft above astronomical tides) across the upper Bay. No additional tidal flooding is expected after tonight as W winds continue to flush water out of the Bay.

AKQ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
MD...None.
NC...Coastal Flood Advisory until 7 PM EDT this evening for NCZ017- 102.
VA...Coastal Flood Advisory until 7 PM EDT this evening for VAZ098.
MARINE...Small Craft Advisory until 4 PM EDT Saturday for ANZ630>638- 650-652-654-656-658.




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesinHgDewPt
YRSV2 - Chesapeake Bay,VA 12 mi80 min SW 5.1 70°F 29.6242°F
44058 - Stingray Point, VA 16 mi38 min W 23G31 65°F 56°F5 ft
YKTV2 - 8637689 - Yorktown, VA 21 mi50 min WSW 14G27 68°F 57°F29.60
44041 - Jamestown, VA 25 mi38 min WSW 21G27 66°F 62°F
44072 27 mi32 min W 19G29 63°F 1 ft
RPLV2 - 8632837 - Rappahannock Light, VA 28 mi50 min WSW 15G17 29.64
LWTV2 - 8635750 - Lewisetta, VA 32 mi50 min W 17G25 67°F 62°F29.57
44042 - Potomac, MD 37 mi38 min WSW 21G29 59°F 56°F2 ft
KPTV2 - 8632200 - Kiptopeke, VA 39 mi50 min W 15G19 63°F 56°F29.65
DOMV2 - 8638511 - Dominion Terminal Association, VA 40 mi50 min W 17G26 66°F 29.64
WDSV2 - 8638614 - Willoughby Deguassing , VA 40 mi50 min W 23G26 66°F 29.61
44087 41 mi24 min 56°F2 ft
CHBV2 42 mi50 min W 16G18 64°F 29.57
PPTM2 - 8578240 - Piney Point, MD 42 mi50 min W 12G16
SWPV2 - 8638610 - Sewells Point, VA 42 mi50 min 58°F29.64
44064 44 mi38 min WSW 19G23 63°F 55°F3 ft
CRYV2 - 8638595 - South Craney Island, VA 46 mi50 min WSW 16G23 70°F 29.62
WAHV2 - 8631044 - Wachapreague, VA 46 mi50 min W 8.9G23 66°F 67°F29.59


Wind History for Yorktown USCG Training Center, VA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherTempDewPtRHinHg
KFYJ MIDDLE PENINSULA RGNL,VA 11 sm15 minWSW 18G2610 smPartly Cloudy68°F39°F35%29.62
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Wind History from FYJ
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Tide / Current for Dixie, Piankatank River, Virginia
   
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Dixie
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Fri -- 01:52 AM EDT     1.67 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:34 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 08:57 AM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 09:01 AM EDT     -0.05 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 02:17 PM EDT     1.31 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:38 PM EDT     Sunset
Fri -- 08:55 PM EDT     -0.03 feet Low Tide
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Dixie, Piankatank River, Virginia, Tide feet
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Tide / Current for Mill Creek, Rappahannock River, Virginia
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Mill Creek
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Fri -- 02:46 AM EDT     1.67 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:34 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 08:57 AM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 09:31 AM EDT     -0.05 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 03:11 PM EDT     1.31 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:38 PM EDT     Sunset
Fri -- 09:25 PM EDT     -0.03 feet Low Tide
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Mill Creek, Rappahannock River, Virginia, Tide feet
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