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

June 15, 2024 3:24 PM EDT (19:24 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 5:46 AM   Sunset 8:34 PM
Moonrise 1:31 PM   Moonset 12:50 AM 
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ANZ636 York River- 300 Pm Edt Sat Jun 15 2024

Through 7 pm - N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming ne late. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

Tonight - E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming 5 kt after midnight. Waves around 1 foot, diminishing to 1 foot or less and light chop late.

Sun - NE winds 5 kt, becoming se 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Waves 1 foot or less and light chop, increasing to 1 to 2 ft in the afternoon.

Sun night - SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming S 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft, diminishing to around 1 foot after midnight.

Mon - S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming se 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Waves around 1 foot, increasing to 1 to 2 ft in the afternoon.

Mon night - SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming S 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft, diminishing to around 1 foot after midnight.

Tue - S winds 5 kt, becoming se 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Waves 1 foot or less and light chop, increasing to 1 to 2 ft in the afternoon.

Tue night - SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 1 foot.

Wed - SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 1 foot.

Wed night - SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 1 foot.

ANZ600 300 Pm Edt Sat Jun 15 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 -
high pressure builds toward the area through the weekend. This high will shift offshore early next week with generally benign marine conditions.


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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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FXUS61 KAKQ 151847 AFDAKQ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Wakefield VA 247 PM EDT Sat Jun 15 2024

SYNOPSIS
Dry with seasonable temperatures continue through the weekend.
A very warm and mainly dry pattern then looks to take hold for next week.

NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM SUNDAY MORNING/
As of 205 PM EDT Saturday...

Key Messages:

- A few degrees cooler with pleasant humidity levels this afternoon and and tonight.

Latest analysis reveals surface low pressure is now well offshore of the New England coast. The associated surface cold front is now offshore, extending south along the coastal Carolinas and extending W-SW across the mid-South. To the NW, 1024+mb high pressure over the upper Great Lakes continues to build E-SE over the interior northeast this afternoon. Aloft, mid-level trough axis is offshore of the New England coast with a building upper ridge from the mid- South to the central gulf coast.

Breezy NNE winds are bringing an influx of cooler/drier air, with a mainly clear/sunny sky and pleasant afternoon in progress across the region. 18z temps range from the low to mid 80s over much of the area, with cooler lower 80s over Hampton Roads into northeast NC. Continued clear and a bit cooler tonight with lows in the upper 50s NW and low to mid 60s elsewhere.

SHORT TERM /6 AM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT/
As of 200 PM EDT Saturday...

Key Messages:

- A bit warmer each day (Sunday and Monday), but relatively comfortable humidity levels continue.

High pressure remains centered to the north of the local area Sunday, and slowly transitions offshore later Sunday into Sunday night. Resultant low-level winds transition from E-NE to E-SE through the day. Meanwhile, the upper ridge strengthens over the southeast CONUS, allowing for PW and dewpoints to slowly increase tomorrow afternoon and night. Given this timing, expect apparent temperatures (heat index values) to remain similar to air temperatures. Highs Sunday increase slightly as thicknesses climb, ranging generally in the mid to upper 80s inland with low to mid 80s for areas closer to the coast. Milder and slightly more humid Sunday night with low temps in the low to mid 60s.

Upper ridge continues to build on Monday with highs again rising slightly into the upper 80s to low 90s. Onshore wind component (SE) will again keep areas near the coast a few degrees cooler, generally in the mid to upper 80s. Lows Monday night in the mid to upper 60s.

LONG TERM /TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/
As of 205 PM EDT Saturday...

Key Messages:

- Very warm and dry weather likely persists for the mid week period through next weekend.

Medium range period looking to be characterized by an extended period of very warm (but not quite hot) and mainly dry conditions. The anomalously strong upper heat ridge continues to build as it drifts north along the eastern seaboard. This sets up an atypical temperature pattern through midweek with warmer highs to the north, as E-SE winds keep coastal areas into the Hampton Roads/N OBX area slightly cooler. H5 heights rise to ~596-598 dam Tue-Wed. A mostly sunny sky will result in highs in the low to mid 90s Tuesday afternoon as the core of the upper ridge begins to lift just north of the area.

EPS/GEFS guidance does (very) slowly break down the heat ridge for the mid to late week period, as an inverted upper trough pushes ashore along the deep south from the western Atlantic, undercutting the core of the heat ridge aloft to our north.
This will result in a continued very warm/dry late week period.
High temps hold in the low/mid 90s through the week, with Tuesday looking like the warmest day of the first half of the week. However, as surface dew points are forecast to remain in the 60s, we don't appear likely to threaten any Heat Headline thresholds through the middle of the week ahead.

The hottest part of the week at this time actually looks to be Friday into next weekend, as high pressure slides offshore of the mid-Atlantic coast into the western Atlantic. A more typical summertime Bermuda Ridge pattern then allows heat to build Friday and Saturday. EPS/GEFS probs and thickness schemes from both the ECMWF and GFS favoring more widespread mid to upper 90s and Max Heat Indices creeping into the upper 90s to low 100s. Overnight lows stay in the 60s for most of the week but could approach 70 degrees heading into next weekend as low level moisture increases. A low chance for thunderstorms may be feasible by next weekend, as a weak lee trough sets up Sat/Sun.

AVIATION /19Z SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/
As of 205 PM EDT Saturday...

VFR conditions prevail through the 18z TAF period. Winds are N 5-10 kt with some gusts to ~15-20 kt near the coast. Winds become light/variable tonight, while dry/SKC conditions persist as high pressure builds NW of the region.

Outlook: Winds will average 10 kt or less with dry/VFR conditions and a mostly clear sky Sunday into early next week as high pressure gradually shifts off the coast.

MARINE
As of 245 PM EDT Saturday...

Key messages:

- Sub Small Craft Advisory conditions continue through the weekend.
- Southeast winds briefly increase to 15 to 20 knots Monday evening.

High pressure over the E Great Lakes gradually builds E into interior New England tonight before moving offshore Mon. As such, N/NE winds 10-15 kt with a few gusts to 20 kt this afternoon become NE later this afternoon, becoming E 5-10 kt this evening into tonight. Winds gradually become SE 10-15 kt Sun afternoon, becoming S 5-10 kt Sun night. As the high moves farther offshore, winds become SE 10-15 kt with gusts to 20 kt Mon afternoon. Winds increase to 14-17 kt with gusts to 20 kt by Mon evening with the potential for marginal SCA conditions. Wind probs are 50-60% for 18 kt sustained winds in the Ches Bay. Winds become S 10-15 kt Mon night and are expected to remain generally diurnal (SE in the afternoon and S at night) 5-15 kt through the week as a ridge remains over the East Coast.

Waves and seas were 1-3 ft and ~3 ft respectively this afternoon.
Waves and seas subside to 1-2 ft and 2-3 ft tonight, remaining generally at this level through the week. The exception is a brief increase in waves to 2-3 ft late Mon afternoon into early Mon night as winds increase. There is a low rip risk Sun across all area beaches and a moderate rip risk for the N beaches Mon (low S).

AKQ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
MD...None.
NC...None.
VA...None.
MARINE...Small Craft Advisory until 4 PM EDT this afternoon for ANZ630>632-634.




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind AirWater WavesinHgDewPt
YRSV2 - Chesapeake Bay,VA 39 mi54 minN 1 85°F 30.0463°F
44041 - Jamestown, VA 41 mi42 minNNW 5.8G7.8 82°F 82°F
YKTV2 - 8637689 - Yorktown, VA 55 mi54 minNE 8G12 81°F 79°F


Wind History for Yorktown USCG Training Center, VA
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherAirDewPtRHinHg
KRIC RICHMOND INTL,VA 6 sm30 minNNE 0810 smPartly Cloudy88°F54°F31%30.02
KFCI RICHMOND EXECUTIVECHESTERFIELD COUNTY,VA 10 sm28 minNW 0810 smMostly Cloudy88°F55°F33%30.02
KOFP HANOVER COUNTY MUNI,VA 12 sm30 minvar 0510 smA Few Clouds86°F57°F38%30.04
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Tide / Current for Richmond (river locks), James River, Virginia
   
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Richmond (river locks)
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Sat -- 12:06 AM EDT     3.44 feet High Tide
Sat -- 01:50 AM EDT     Moonset
Sat -- 05:48 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 07:05 AM EDT     0.85 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 12:25 PM EDT     3.11 feet High Tide
Sat -- 02:30 PM EDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 07:00 PM EDT     0.61 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 08:32 PM EDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Richmond (river locks), James River, Virginia, Tide feet
12
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3.4
1
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3.3
2
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2.9
3
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2.3
4
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1.7
5
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1.3
6
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1
7
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0.8
8
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1
9
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1.6
10
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2.3
11
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2.8
12
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3.1
1
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3.1
2
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2.7
3
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2.2
4
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1.6
5
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1
6
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0.7
7
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0.6
8
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0.8
9
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1.4
10
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2.2
11
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3


Tide / Current for Richmond Deepwater Terminal, James River, Virginia
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Richmond Deepwater Terminal
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Sat -- 01:50 AM EDT     Moonset
Sat -- 05:48 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 06:30 AM EDT     0.85 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 11:56 AM EDT     3.21 feet High Tide
Sat -- 02:30 PM EDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 06:25 PM EDT     0.61 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 08:32 PM EDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Richmond Deepwater Terminal, James River, Virginia, Tide feet
12
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3.5
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3.2
2
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2.7
3
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2.1
4
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1.5
5
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1.1
6
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0.9
7
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0.9
8
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1.3
9
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2.1
10
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2.7
11
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3.1
12
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3.2
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3
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2.5
3
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1.9
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1.3
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0.8
6
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0.6
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0.7
8
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1.1
9
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1.9
10
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2.7
11
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3.3


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