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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Captains Cove, VA

June 25, 2024 3:56 AM EDT (07:56 UTC) Change Location
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ANZ652 Coastal Waters From Chincoteague To Parramore Island Va Out 20 Nm- 317 Pm Edt Mon Jun 24 2024

Through 7 pm - NW winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft, occasionally to 5 ft. Wave detail: S 3 ft at 7 seconds.

Tonight - N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Wave detail: se 3 ft at 7 seconds and N 1 foot at 4 seconds.

Tue - W winds 5 kt, becoming sw in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Wave detail: se 2 ft at 7 seconds and ne 1 foot at 4 seconds.

Tue night - S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft, occasionally to 5 ft. Wave detail: S 4 ft at 5 seconds and se 2 ft at 8 seconds.

Wed - S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft, occasionally to 5 ft. Wave detail: S 4 ft at 5 seconds and se 1 foot at 10 seconds.

Wed night - S winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming sw 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 5 ft, occasionally to 6 ft. Wave detail: S 4 ft at 6 seconds. A chance of tstms. A chance of showers.

Thu - W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming ne in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft, occasionally to 5 ft. A chance of showers. A chance of tstms in the afternoon.

Thu night - E winds 5 kt, becoming ne after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft, occasionally to 5 ft.

Fri - NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft, occasionally to 5 ft.

Fri night - SE winds 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft.
winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

ANZ600 317 Pm Edt Mon Jun 24 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 -
low pressure passing well to the north of the region has pushed a cold front through most of the area and will clear the nc waters over the next hour or two. High pressure builds across the region tonight into Tuesday, and then slides offshore Tuesday night into Wednesday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Captains Cove, VA
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Wakefield VA 344 AM EDT Tue Jun 25 2024

High pressure builds into the Mid-Atlantic region today. A cold front approaches the area later Wednesday afternoon and crosses the region Wednesday night into Thursday, bringing the next chance for showers and thunderstorms. High pressure builds north of the region for the later portion of the week.

As of 340 AM EDT Tuesday...

GOES water vapor channels depict an upper trough over the Mid- Atlantic and Northeast, with upper level ridging now displaced to the west over the mid and lower Mississippi River Valley. At the surface, weak high pressure is centered over the region.
Mostly clear early this morning with temperatures in the 60s for most of the area, and upper 50s for the NW Piedmont counties.
There is some patchy shallow ground fog over s-central VA and interior NE NC. Surface high pressure slides across the region today and nudging offshore by afternoon as upper level ridging builds in from the west. Sunny and dry today. Temperatures are expected to be near to above seasonal averages today with highs ranging from the upper 80s to lower 90s, with mid 90s possible in the RIC metro. Dewpoints will be rather comfortable for late June ranging from the mid 50s to around 60F during peak heating.
Surface high pressure settles off the Southeast coast tonight.
Mostly clear and warm with low temperatures in the upper 60s to lower 70s with a light SSW wind.

As of 340 AM EDT Tuesday...

Key Messages:

- Heat builds again Wednesday and heat indices likely exceed 100F again.

- Scattered showers and thunderstorms develop late Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday night, with a few storms potentially being strong or severe with damaging wind gusts to primary threat.

The ridge aloft prevails much of the day Wednesday. Although, and upper trough and cold front will approach from the NW later in the day. 850mb temperatures surge to 20-22C ahead of the cold front supporting high temperatures in the mid 90s to near 100F.
Dewpoints during peak heating will generally be in the mid 60s to around 70F, which will result in heat indices primarily 100-104F. Mostly sunny through mid-afternoon and then becoming partly sunny with a SW wind of 10-15 mph. Forecast soundings show the boundary layer remains capped much of the day prior to some height falls arriving later Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday night. This should allow some showers/tstms to arrive later Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday evening, especially across the northern tier of the area. Any tstms will be capable of producing strong wind gusts given a deep well mixed boundary layer. The cold front weakens and settles into the area Wednesday night. Given this, some showers and a few tstms could linger overnight. Otherwise, partly cloudy with lows in the upper 60s to mid 70s.

The cold front slowly pushes south across southern VA and NE NC Thursday as high pressure and a drier airmass build into the northern tier of the area. Showers/tstms are expected to redevelop along the boundary Thursday afternoon with the highest chc across SE VA and NE NC. High temperatures return to seasonally hot levels ranging from the upper 80s to around 90F.

As of 340 AM EDT Tuesday...

Key Messages:

- Heat rebuilds across the region Saturday and Sunday and potentially more humid.

- Flash drought conditions continuing across most of the area.

High pressure builds across New England Thursday night into Friday, and then settles off the Mid-Atlantic coast Saturday.
This will bring mainly dry conditions. Lows Thursday night are forecast to be in the mid 60s to lower 70s, followed by highs Friday ranging from the mid 80s NE to lower 90s SW. Highs Saturday are forecast to be in the lower to mid 90s after morning lows in the upper 60s to mid 70s. A cold front approaches from the NW Sunday. Therefore, temperatures will likely soar into the mid to upper 90s ahead of the front based on the current timing. Dewpoints potentially remain in the lower to mid 70s (mid 70s mainly toward the coast) during peak heating Saturday and Sunday. This is supported by the LREF and individual deterministic models, but is below the too high mid/upper 70s shown by the NBM. Resultant heat indices are in the upper 90s to lower 100s Saturday, and then potentially 105-109F for much of the CWA Sunday. There is a chc of showers/tstms later Sunday afternoon into Sunday night as the cold front drops through the region. Not as hot Monday with highs in the mid 80s to near 90F.

As of 200 AM EDT Tuesday...

High pressure is building into the region as of 06z. VFR with a calm to very light wind. VFR conditions are expected to prevail today into tonight as high pressure passes over the area and settles off the Southeast coast by later tonight. The only exception will be some brief shallow ground fog at ECG early this morning, but this should be short-lived as drier air filters in from the NW. The wind is expected to become SSW 5-10kt inland today, and SE 5-10kt along the coast. By tonight the wind is expected to become SSW 8-12kt.

VFR conditions are expected to prevail through Saturday. A weakening cold front will approach from the NW later Wednesday aftn and then will drop into the area Wednesday night bringing a 20-40% chc of showers/tstms. This front will be slow to push through southern VA and NC NE Thursday with a 30-50% chc of aftn/early evening showers/tstms. High pressure and dry conditions return Friday into Saturday.

As of 300 PM EDT Monday...

Key Messages:

- Sub-SCA marine conditions expected tonight into Tuesday.

- Modest southerly flow returns Tuesday evening into Wednesday ahead of the next cold front.

Low pressure is moving off the coast of Maine this afternoon with a trailing cold front extending well to the SW into coastal SE VA and NE NC. Winds behind the front are generally N or NW ~15 kt while areas to the south and east remain WSW 10-15 kt. Waves in the bay are around 1 foot with 1-2 ft near the mouth. Seas range from 3-4 ft N to 2-3 ft for the waters south of Ches Light.

The cold front pushes offshore into this evening as weak high pressure builds in from the N. Drier air arrives behind the front but not expecting much in the way of cold advection. By tonight, the wind becomes NNW 5-10kt for most of the marine area, and 10-15kt offshore N of Parramore Island. The front washes out in vicinity of the Carolina coastal plain Tuesday with very weak flow expected through early-mid aftn Tuesday. High pressure rebuilds offshore by the middle of the week with sub-SCA southerly flow returning, generally S to SSW 10-15kt with gusts up to 20kt and strongest late aftn and evening Tuesday and Wednesday. A brief period of SCA conditions is possible Tuesday evening in the Ches Bay, especially from New Point Comfort northward. Seas will mainly be 2-3ft tonight into Tuesday with 1-2ft waves in the Ches. Bay. Seas build to 3-4ft N midweek and waves in the Bay ~2ft with increasing southerly flow.
4-5 ft seas are possible for a brief period north of Parramore Island Wednesday afternoon and evening. Another weakening cold front pushes through the region Thursday into Thursday night. The wind shifts to NE then E late week and is expected to be at or below 15kt.

Low rip current risk is forecast for all beaches on Tuesday. A moderate rip risk is possible for the northern beaches on Wednesday as southerly flow and associated wind waves increase.

MARINE...Small Craft Advisory from 7 PM this evening to 4 AM EDT Wednesday for ANZ630-631.

Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind AirWater WavesinHgDewPt
44089 16 mi60 min 63°F2 ft
OCIM2 - 8570283 - Ocean City Inlet, MD 29 mi62 minNW 4.1G6 69°F 59°F29.88
WAHV2 - 8631044 - Wachapreague, VA 30 mi62 minW 1.9G4.1 70°F 79°F29.93
BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD 38 mi62 minN 6G6 73°F 80°F29.93
44084 43 mi56 min 70°F 63°F2 ft
RPLV2 - 8632837 - Rappahannock Light, VA 45 mi62 minSSW 11G13 29.98

Wind History for Ocean City Inlet, MD
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KWAL WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY,VA 5 sm62 mincalm10 smClear66°F55°F68%29.94
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