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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Wachapreague, VA

June 15, 2024 12:44 PM EDT (16:44 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 5:43 AM   Sunset 8:28 PM
Moonrise 1:24 PM   Moonset 12:42 AM 
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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.

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ANZ654 Coastal Waters From Parramore Island To Cape Charles Light Va Out 20 Nm- 1231 Pm Edt Sat Jun 15 2024

This afternoon - NE winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 10 kt late. Seas around 3 ft. Wave detail: se 3 ft at 8 seconds and ne 2 ft at 4 seconds.

Tonight - E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Wave detail: se 3 ft at 8 seconds and ne 2 ft at 4 seconds.

Sun - E winds 5 kt, increasing to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Wave detail: se 2 ft at 8 seconds and se 1 ft at 14 seconds.

Sun night - SE winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Wave detail: se 2 ft at 7 seconds and se 2 ft at 3 seconds.

Mon - S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Wave detail: se 3 ft at 7 seconds and se 1 ft at 13 seconds.

Mon night - S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 3 ft. Wave detail: E 3 ft at 7 seconds and S 2 ft at 4 seconds.

Tue - S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft.

Tue night - S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 3 ft.

Wed - SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.

Wed night - SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.

ANZ600 1231 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.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Wachapreague, VA
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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FXUS61 KAKQ 151448 AFDAKQ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Wakefield VA 1048 AM EDT Sat Jun 15 2024

SYNOPSIS
A cold front will clear the local area this morning. Dry with seasonable temperatures over the weekend, followed by a very warm to hot and mainly dry pattern next week.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/
As of 1045 AM EDT Saturday...

Key Messages:

- A few degrees cooler with pleasant humidity today and tonight.

Forecast remains on track late this morning. Surface low pressure is now well offshore of the northern Mid-Atlantic coast as 1024+mb high pressure over the upper Great Lakes builds E-SE through this afternoon. Aloft, there is a trough axis is offshore of the New England coast with a building upper ridge from the mid-South to the central gulf coast.

Latest observations indicate that the surface cold front has pushed offshore of the SE VA/NE NE coast. Breezy NNE winds are bringing an influx of cooler/drier air will result in a mainly clear/sunny sky and pleasant afternoon across the region. High temps range from the mid 80s N to the upper 80s S/SW, while areas near the coast will see low-mid 80s. Afternoon dew points mix out into the mid 50s to low 60s. Continued clear and cooler tonight with lows in the upper 50s NW and low to mid 60s elsewhere.

SHORT TERM /SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT/
As of 300 AM EDT Saturday...

Key Messages:

- A bit warmer on Sunday but comfortable humidity levels continue.

- Hot conditions return on Monday but humidity remains manageable.

High pressure to the north of the local area will move offshore on Sunday which will allow winds to transition from NE-E-SE through the day. An upper ridge strengthens just SW of the region. Some low level moisture moves in late in the day but afternoon heat indices should remain close to the actual air temperatures. Highs Sunday generally in the upper 80s with low 80s for areas closer to the coast. Not as cool overnight with low temps in the low to mid 60s.

Upper ridge continues to build on Monday with highs rising back into the low 90s. Onshore wind component (SE) will 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 FRIDAY/
As of 300 AM EDT Saturday...

Key Messages:

- Hot and dry weather returns next week, likely persisting through the end of the forecast period.

The aforementioned upper ridge continues to build on Tuesday with H5 heights rising to ~596 dam. Mostly sunny skies 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. Atypical temperature pattern will set up with the relative highest temps across the northern half of the area. Onshore flow will also knock a few degrees off of afternoon highs near the coast. This scenario will persist into the mid and late week periods as an inverted upper trough moves westward under the core of the ridge aloft. Guidance has backed off on the chance for any precip across the southern half of the area with this feature. High temps remain in the low/mid 90s through the week with Friday potentially seeing more widespread mid 90s. Surface dew points are forecast to remain in the 60s which will keep heat index values only a degree or two above the actual air temps. 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.

AVIATION /15Z SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/
As of 640 AM EDT Saturday...

VFR conditions prevail through the 12z TAF period. Satellite shows clear skies across the region with only a few isolated clouds in NE NC where the cold front has yet to move offshore.
Winds are N 5-10 kt behind the cold front. Winds become somewhat gusty today, especially near the coast. Dry and clear tonight with high pressure building into the region.

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

MARINE
As of 1045 AM EDT Saturday...

Key Messages:

- A cold front will cross the waters this morning. Northerly winds behind the front are expected to gust to around 20 kt, with a 2-3 hour period of 20-25 kt gusts expected on the bay from this morning through midday.

- Sub-advisory conditions are expected through the remainder of the weekend into early next week.

A Moderate Rip Current Risk Remains in place this afternoon for our southern beaches from Virginia Beach to the northern Outer Banks of Currituck, NC.

A cold front has pushed offshore of the local waters late this morning. Winds have turned to the north behind the front. There will be a brief surge behind this front with the strongest of the winds to continue through early afternoon, with gusts to around 20 kt for the next few hours over most of the waters. On the bay, where water temps have warmed into the mid- upper 70s, a brief period of 20-25 kt gusts is possible with the weak cool/dry advection following the FROPA this morning. The latest guidance has trended upward with wind speeds, and local wind probabilities for sustained 18 kt winds have increased to 45-60% on parts of the bay for a few hours (mainly between 7-11 AM).
As such, have issued SCAs for the bay until 17z/1 PM to account for this. Winds gradually diminish and become NE this afternoon through tonight, with speeds decreasing to 5-10 kt by midnight.

Sub-SCA conditions are expected on Sunday with E winds around 10 kt as high pressure builds southward into the Mid-Atlantic states.
Winds become SE and increase to near 15 kt (w/ 15-20 kt gusts possible) by Sunday evening as the high begins to shift offshore.
Winds are expected to be S-SE at 10-15 kt on Monday and Tuesday as the high shifts offshore. A few gusts to 20 kt are possible during the evening on each day.

Seas generally 2-3 ft over the ocean with 1-3 ft waves on the bay through the period, although seas will briefly build to 4 ft by late morning behind the cold front. Can't completely rule out brief 5 ft seas offshore of the NE NC coast today.

AKQ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
MD...None.
NC...None.
VA...None.
MARINE...Small Craft Advisory until 1 PM EDT this afternoon for ANZ630>632-634.




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind AirWater WavesinHgDewPt
WAHV2 - 8631044 - Wachapreague, VA 4 mi75 minNNW 7G14
44089 20 mi49 min 71°F3 ft
RPLV2 - 8632837 - Rappahannock Light, VA 21 mi75 minNNW 17G19
44058 - Stingray Point, VA 34 mi51 minN 16G19 75°F 78°F4 ft
KPTV2 - 8632200 - Kiptopeke, VA 35 mi75 minN 16G19
44072 43 mi51 minNNE 18G21 74°F 1 ft
CHBV2 45 mi75 minNNE 17G19
44099 - Cape Henry, VA (147) 46 mi79 min 74°F3 ft
44064 47 mi51 minN 14G19 73°F 75°F2 ft
44087 47 mi79 min 76°F3 ft
44042 - Potomac, MD 49 mi51 minN 9.7G14 75°F 77°F1 ft
BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD 49 mi75 minNNE 8G12


Wind History for Rappahannock Light, VA
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherAirDewPtRHinHg
KMFV ACCOMACK COUNTY,VA 9 sm9 minNNW 09G1410 smClear30.03
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Tide / Current for Wachapreague Inlet (inside), Virginia
   
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Wachapreague Inlet (inside)
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Sat -- 01:42 AM EDT     Moonset
Sat -- 03:08 AM EDT     3.48 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:40 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 09:41 AM EDT     0.75 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 02:23 PM EDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 03:57 PM EDT     3.80 feet High Tide
Sat -- 08:25 PM EDT     Sunset
Sat -- 10:17 PM EDT     1.07 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wachapreague Inlet (inside), Virginia, Tide feet
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2.3
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2.9
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3.3
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11
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2.4
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1.2


Tide / Current for Metompkin Inlet, Virginia
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Metompkin Inlet
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Sat -- 01:42 AM EDT     Moonset
Sat -- 03:34 AM EDT     3.23 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:40 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 09:50 AM EDT     0.66 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 02:23 PM EDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 04:23 PM EDT     3.53 feet High Tide
Sat -- 08:25 PM EDT     Sunset
Sat -- 10:26 PM EDT     0.95 feet Low Tide
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Metompkin Inlet, Virginia, Tide feet
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