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Sunrise 6:53AMSunset 6:52PM Sunday September 27, 2020 1:39 PM EDT (17:39 UTC) Moonrise 4:12PMMoonset 1:33AM Illumination 79% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 10 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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ANZ652 Coastal Waters From Chincoteague To Parramore Island Va Out 20 Nm- 1247 Pm Edt Sun Sep 27 2020
This afternoon..Variable winds 5 kt, becoming S late. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Mainly se swell with a dominant period of 8 seconds. Patchy fog late this morning. A slight chance of showers. Vsby 1 to 3 nm late this morning.
Tonight..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Mainly se swell with a dominant period of 7 seconds.
Mon..S winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt late. Seas around 3 ft with a dominant period of 7 seconds. A chance of showers.
Mon night..S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 3 ft with a dominant period of 8 seconds. A chance of showers after midnight.
Tue..S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of 8 seconds. Showers likely.
Tue night..S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft with a dominant period of 8 seconds. Showers likely.
Wed..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. Showers likely, mainly in the morning.
Wed night..W winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 5 ft. A chance of showers.
Thu..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. A chance of showers in the morning.
Thu night..SW winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
ANZ600 1247 Pm Edt Sun Sep 27 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.. Weak high pressure settles over the local waters this afternoon through Monday. Low pressure moves through the region Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday, with a cold front crossing the mid- atlantic waters Wednesday night.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Atlantic, VA
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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FXUS61 KAKQ 271721 AFDAKQ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Wakefield VA 121 PM EDT Sun Sep 27 2020

SYNOPSIS. Lows pressure will continue to lift north off Delmarva this afternoon, as high pressure builds into the local area from the west through Monday. A cold front will approach the Mid Atlantic by mid week.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/. As of 120 PM EDT Sunday .

Latest analysis shows low pressure well off the mid-Atlantic coast with weak high pressure settling in over the TN valley. At the upper levels, weak ridging will build in for today. With the return flow around the low, plenty of low level moisture is lingering this afternoon. However, conditions will continue to improve later this afternoon although it will remain partly to mostly cloudy. A few sprinkles or a brief shower can't be ruled out this afternoon near the coast. Highs in the 70s.

SHORT TERM /MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT/. As of 320 AM EDT Sunday .

A deep trough digs across the central US on Monday with southerly flow across the eastern US. A weak wave passes through the Mid- Atlantic early Monday resulting in a slight chance of showers. Monday afternoon into the early evening should be dry across most of the area. High temps above normal generally in the lower 80s.

A cut off low digs through the deep south on Tuesday, and a front will approach the area from the west. Deep southerly moisture increases with PWAT values over the eastern half of the area increasing to 1.75-2.25 inches by Tuesday afternoon. Chance pops become likely by Tuesday afternoon with the heaviest rain occurring just along and ahead of the front late Tuesday into early Wednesday. Currently have roughly 1-1.5 inches of rain area wide, although there are likely to be higher amounts depending on where the heaviest rain sets up. WPC has the entire area in a slight risk for excessive rain, which given the already saturated soils, is hard to argue at this point. With the rain/cloud cover expected on Tuesday, went on the cool side of guidance for temps, with afternoon highs ranging from the mid to upper 70s. Low temps Tuesday night upper 50s NW to upper 60s SE.

Rain chances continue through Wednesday into late Wednesday night as the upper low moves across the Mid-Atlantic and the cold front takes it's time crossing the area. High temps over the west will struggle to hit 70, with mid and upper 70s expected over the SE. Low temps Wednesday night range from the lower 50s NW to around 60 close to the coast.

LONG TERM /THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/. As of 320 AM EDT Sunday .

Drier conditions for Thursday before introducing some low end PoPs with the next frontal boundary that may move across the area on Friday ahead of the broad trough. Highs Thursday generally in the 70s. Highs Fri-Sat in the 60s. Low temps Thursday night upper 40s NW to upper 50s SE. Friday and Saturday night's low temps mid 40s to lower 50s.

AVIATION /17Z SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/. As of 120 PM EDT Sunday .

MVFR CIGS will remain to start the 18z TAF period but with improvement to VFR all sites through 10z. Patchy fog and low ceilings possible again early Monday morning, most likely to impact RIC/SBY. Winds light and variable this afternoon becoming southerly by this evening, with speeds remaining under 10 kts.

Outlook . Mainly VFR conditions expected on Monday. Rain showers ahead of a front approaching from the west will impact the region on Tuesday and Wednesday, resulting in periods of sub-VFR ceilings and visibilities.

MARINE. As of 350 AM EDT Sunday .

Mainly Sub-SCA conditions to prevail through Tue morning, with some potential for SCA headlines by late Tue through Wed as low pressure tracks NE along the coast with a cold front pushing through the waters late Wed/Wed night.

For today, winds are fairly light this morning, from the N to NW at 10kt or less. By this aftn, a light onshore flow develops given a weak pressure gradient, with winds then becoming more southerly by tonight. Seas will avg 2-4 ft with waves in the Bay and rivers only around 1 foot (2 ft at the mouth of the Bay). Southerly winds will avg 10-15 kt Mon and Tue, with the potential for an increase to 15-20kt by late Tue/Tue night as sfc low pressure approaches from the SSW, along with 4-5 ft seas.

Still much uncertainty in the models for a high confidence forecast past Wed. Best chance for SCA conditions will be Wed night into Thursday morning as a potent shortwave passes. A significantly cooler airmass is then expected late in the week into next weekend.

AKQ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. MD . None. NC . None. VA . None. MARINE . None.

SYNOPSIS . CMF/MRD NEAR TERM . CMF SHORT TERM . CMF LONG TERM . CMF/JDM AVIATION . CMF/JDM MARINE . JDM/LKB


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
44089 13 mi43 min 70°F3 ft
WAHV2 - 8631044 - Wachapreague, VA 21 mi51 min S 4.1 G 6 75°F 72°F1014.5 hPa
RPLV2 - 8632837 - Rappahannock Light, VA 36 mi51 min W 6 G 7 1015.4 hPa
BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD 37 mi51 min WSW 1.9 G 1.9 75°F 71°F1014.5 hPa
OCIM2 - 8570283 - Ocean City Inlet, MD 38 mi51 min N 8.9 G 9.9 69°F 70°F1015.2 hPa
44058 - Stingray Point, VA 46 mi39 min NW 7.8 G 7.8 70°F 71°F1017.4 hPa (-0.8)

Wind History for Rappahannock Light, VA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Wallops Flight Facility Airport, VA4 mi45 minN 010.00 miOvercast76°F71°F85%1014.1 hPa
Melfa / Accomack Airport, VA21 mi44 minW 710.00 miOvercast75°F67°F77%1014.6 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KWAL

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Tide / Current Tables for Wishart Point, Bogues Bay, Chincoteague Bay, Virginia
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Wishart Point
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Sun -- 12:04 AM EDT     0.25 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 02:33 AM EDT     Moonset
Sun -- 05:35 AM EDT     2.43 feet High Tide
Sun -- 06:54 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 12:15 PM EDT     0.39 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 05:11 PM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 05:57 PM EDT     2.83 feet High Tide
Sun -- 06:50 PM EDT     Sunset
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Tide / Current Tables for Chincoteague Island, USCG Station, Chincoteague Bay, Virginia
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Chincoteague Island
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Sun -- 12:03 AM EDT     0.16 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 02:32 AM EDT     Moonset
Sun -- 05:47 AM EDT     1.55 feet High Tide
Sun -- 06:54 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 12:14 PM EDT     0.25 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 05:11 PM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 06:09 PM EDT     1.80 feet High Tide
Sun -- 06:49 PM EDT     Sunset
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