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Tappahannock, VA

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Sunrise 5:50AMSunset 8:36PM Friday July 1, 2022 9:04 AM EDT (13:04 UTC) Moonrise 6:47AMMoonset 9:47PM Illumination 7% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 2 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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ANZ537 Tidal Potomac From Cobb Island To Smith Point- 735 Am Edt Fri Jul 1 2022
.small craft advisory in effect through Saturday afternoon...
Today..S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Tonight..S winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming sw after midnight. Gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
Sat..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers and tstms. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Sat night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely with a chance of tstms.
Sun..N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of showers.
Sun night..E winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of showers.
Mon..E winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming s. Waves 1 ft.
Tue..S winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming sw after midnight. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers and tstms. Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.
ANZ500 735 Am Edt Fri Jul 1 2022
Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay.. High pressure will move offshore through today before a cold front approaches Saturday. The cold front will pass through the waters Saturday night into Sunday, then the boundary will weaken nearby for Monday. Another boundary will stall out near the waters for the middle portion of next week. Small craft advisories may be needed for portions of the waters Saturday night.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Tappahannock, VA
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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FXUS61 KAKQ 010825 AFDAKQ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Wakefield VA 425 AM EDT Fri Jul 1 2022

SYNOPSIS. High pressure will be centered iff the coast through Saturday. A cold front approaches from the northwest late Saturday night, then stalls near the area into early next week.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/. As of 400 AM EDT Friday .

Mostly dry and hot day today as high pressure remains centered off the Carolina/Mid-Atlantic coast. Not expecting much in the way of cloud cover today with only a few CU developing in the afternoon. Bumped up high temperatures slightly for today given the mostly sunny skies. High temperatures are expected to be in the low and mid 90s this afternoon. Dew points will be in the upper 60s this afternoon, resulting in maximum heat indices in the upper 90s to near 100F.

A weak upper-level trough is tracking northeast along the GA/SC coast this morning. As the trough moves farther north this afternoon. Isolated showers/tstms are expected to develop this afternoon. Showers/tstms are expected to remain south of the VA/NC border with highest Pops along the Albemarle Sound (30-40%).

In addition, storms are expected to form over the Blue Ridge this afternoon. An storm or two may hold together during the late afternoon/early evening as they track from W to E. Pops are around 20% NW of Richmond.

SHORT TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY/. As of 430 AM EDT Friday .

A upper-level trough and associated cold front will be moving south into the region late Saturday and into Sunday. Showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop along the front as it moves south. Storms and showers are expected to develop across northern VA/western MD near the cold front Saturday afternoon, then track southeast. The front will be slowly moving south Saturday and Sunday. Most of the storms will stay across central VA and MD Eastern Shore. PWAT values are forecasted to be 1.75"-2.00" Saturday afternoon, indicating that storms have the capability to produce heavy rain with localized flooding possible. Saturday will likely be another hot day since showers and storms will move in late in the day. High temperatures are expected to be in the low 90s.

The upper-level low pressure move up the SE CONUS coast today will still be over the NC and SC coast tomorrow. This will lead to increase clouds across far southeast VA and northeast NC, keeping temperatures in the upper 80s. There will be a chance for showers and an isolated thunderstorms Saturday morning across northeast NC, closer to the upper-level low.

The cold front will continue to slowly move south into central and southern VA Sunday morning. Showers and storms chances continue overnight Saturday and into Sunday morning. Pops will be 40-50% Sunday morning. Models are coming into more of an agreement that the front will be near the VA/NC border by the afternoon. Allowing for areas to dry out across northeast VA and MD Eastern Shore by the afternoon and with the highest Pops across southern VA and northeastern NC. Highest Pops are 60-70% during Sunday afternoon. PWAT values are forecasted to increase to 2.00"-2.25" during the afternoon over central/southeast VA and northeast NC. Again, this indicates that storms/showers have the capability to produce heavy rain and localized flooding. Since there will be increased cloud cover and rain across the area, Sunday high temperatures will be in the mid 80s.

LONG TERM /MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY/. As of 130 AM EDT Friday .

Thunderstorms chances decrease for the 4th of July. Shortwave moves east over the Atlantic Ocean, however, the frontal boundary is forecasted to remain near the area on Monday. Scatter/Isolated storms are still possible during the afternoon and evening. Highest Pops are along and south of I-64 (30-40%). Severe weather is unlikely but strong wind gusts, heavy rainfall, and dangerous lightning are all potential threats with storms Monday afternoon and evening. High temps top out in the upper 80s with a mix of clouds and sun outside of any showers/storms. Mostly dry Monday night with lows near 70F.

Upper ridge begins to back away to the west Tuesday and Wednesday with flow aloft transitioning to the NW. The remnant frontal boundary will likely move back to the north with increasing low level moisture in its wake. Afternoon showers and storms are possible over the entire region but are slightly favored west of the Chesapeake Bay based on the latest guidance. Afternoon high temperatures remain in the upper 80s to low 90s each afternoon with lows overnight around 70.

AVIATION /08Z FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/. As of 130 AM EDT Friday .

VFR conditions will prevail through the 06z TAF period. SCT-BKN high clouds will continue overnight, with SCT CU again developing by Friday aftn. Winds will be southerly at 5-12kt through the period. A few gusts of 15-20kt are possible Fri afternoon and evening. Dry wx should prevail through the period, although an isolated shower/tstm cannot be ruled out at RIC/ECG after 18z Fri.

OUTLOOK . Scattered convection develops ahead of an approaching cold front on Sat, with more widespread/numerous showers/tstms Sun, as that front stalls across the area. Some lingering showers and storms possible (mainly south) on Independence Day (Mon).

MARINE. As of 135 AM EDT Friday .

Sfc hi pres remains off the coast through today. Similar conditions to Thu expected w/ SSW winds avgg 5-15 kt this morning . then SSE 10-20 kt w/ gusts to 25 kt by late this afternoon/early evening. Will be raising SCAs for the lower Ches Bay . including the mouth of the bay . for a short period of 15-20 kt/G 25 kt (local wind probs show this nicely from about 19-23Z/01) A cold front slowly drops S this weekend. likely stalling over the local waters Sun into Mon. Waves and seas of 1-3 ft and 2-3 ft respectively continue through late this afternoon/early this evening. Seas build to 3-4 ft for the northern coastal waters late this evening/tonight into early Sat night as SSW winds pick up to/avg 15-20 kt. Winds expected to become VRB or SE BLO 10 kt Sun-Mon.

AKQ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. MD . None. NC . None. VA . None. MARINE . Small Craft Advisory from 3 PM this afternoon to 7 PM EDT this evening for ANZ632-634.

SYNOPSIS . CP NEAR TERM . CP SHORT TERM . CP LONG TERM . CP/RHR AVIATION . CP/ERI MARINE . ALB


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
LWTV2 - 8635750 - Lewisetta, VA 21 mi65 min SW 9.9G12 78°F 80°F1020.2 hPa (+0.0)
PPTM2 - 8578240 - Piney Point, MD 22 mi65 min WSW 14G18
44042 - Potomac, MD 29 mi53 min SSW 9.7G12 75°F 78°F
NCDV2 29 mi65 min SW 7G11 77°F 82°F1018.8 hPa (+0.0)
SLIM2 - 8577330 - Solomons Island, MD 35 mi65 min SW 13G16 78°F 77°F1018.1 hPa (+0.0)
YRSV2 - Chesapeake Bay,VA 37 mi95 min S 1 76°F 1021 hPa72°F
44058 - Stingray Point, VA 41 mi53 min SSW 12G14 76°F 78°F
COVM2 - 8577018 - Cove Point LNG Pier, MD 41 mi65 min SE 14G19 77°F 1019.9 hPa (+0.0)
BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD 48 mi65 min SW 14G16 77°F 79°F1020.5 hPa (-0.0)
44062 - Gooses Reef, MD 49 mi47 min SSW 12G16 76°F 76°F1020.6 hPa

Wind History for Lewisetta, VA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Tappahannock-Essex County Airport, VA5 mi-42330 minSE 610.00 miMostly Cloudy84°F73°F70%1021 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Tappahannock, Rappahannock River, Virginia
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Tappahannock
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Fri -- 03:41 AM EDT     1.89 feet High Tide
Fri -- 05:48 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:46 AM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 10:50 AM EDT     0.16 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 04:06 PM EDT     1.56 feet High Tide
Fri -- 08:33 PM EDT     Sunset
Fri -- 10:38 PM EDT     0.22 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 10:47 PM EDT     Moonset
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Tappahannock, Rappahannock River, Virginia, Tide feet
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Tide / Current Tables for Wares Wharf, Rappahannock River, Virginia
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Wares Wharf
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Fri -- 03:07 AM EDT     2.00 feet High Tide
Fri -- 05:48 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:46 AM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 10:05 AM EDT     0.17 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 03:33 PM EDT     1.65 feet High Tide
Fri -- 08:33 PM EDT     Sunset
Fri -- 09:53 PM EDT     0.24 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 10:46 PM EDT     Moonset
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