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

June 19, 2024 12:47 PM EDT (16:47 UTC) Change Location
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ANZ543 Tangier Sound And The Inland Waters Surrounding Bloodsworth Island- 1038 Am Edt Wed Jun 19 2024

Rest of today - S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

Tonight - SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft.

Thu - S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

Thu night - S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft.

Fri - S winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

Fri night - S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.

Sat - S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

Sun - S winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft. A chance of showers and tstms through the night.
winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.

ANZ500 1038 Am Edt Wed Jun 19 2024

Synopsis for the tidal potomac and md portion of the chesapeake bay -
high pressure will remain anchored offshore through the week. Winds will remain light with a southerly component through the week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Sanford, VA
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Wakefield VA 625 AM EDT Wed Jun 19 2024

High pressure currently off the northern Mid Atlantic coast slowly shifts south through the end of the week. A very warm and dry pattern will continue this week, with very hot weather expected this weekend with widespread mid to upper 90s.

As of 245 AM EDT Wednesday...

Key Message:

- Relatively pleasant weather is expected today with seasonably warm temperatures in the 80s to 90 degrees.

~1030mb sfc high pressure is centered well offshore of the northern Mid-Atlantic coast early this morning with a 597dm upper high just north of the local area. Very warm, dry, but pleasant wx will prevail today with the flow increasing out of the ESE with the high offshore. High temps top out around 90F inland with lower to mid 80s near the immediate coast. Dew points in the 60s will result in heat indices fairly close to actual temps. The surface and upper ridge axis start to slowly shift south later today-tonight and will be over the local area by early Thu AM. Lows fall into the lower-mid 60s in most areas.

As of 245 AM EDT Wednesday...

Key Messages:

- Pleasant weather with seasonably warm temperatures on Thursday.

- Turning warmer and a little more humid for Friday.

Still pleasant on Thu with dry wx and seasonably warm temperatures as the high pressure ridge remains in control. Highs will be a couple degrees warmer on Thursday when compared to today as the ridge axis at the sfc and aloft continues to shift southward. Temps will top out in the lower 90s with relatively low dew points in the low-mid 60s.

The heat will start to build on Friday as the sfc and upper ridge axis shift to our south, leading to the warmer 850mb temps currently over the Ohio Valley to move over the middle Atlantic. Winds become more southerly across inland areas on Friday, while remaining SSE near the immediate coast. Forecast highs are in the mid 90s in central VA with upper 80s-lower 90s closer to the coast and in NE NC. Dew points will be a little bit higher on Fri (mid 60s) but max heat indices should remain a few degrees below 100F.

As of 245 AM EDT Wednesday...

Key Messages:

- Building heat through the weekend with dangerous heat index values approaching 105F or greater by Sunday.

- A weakening frontal system may bring isolated to widely scattered showers or storms on Sun night into Tuesday, but the confidence in widespread rainfall remains low.

The main story this weekend will be the heat as the ridge axis becomes more suppressed to our south and the low-level flow becomes SSW area-wide, which will lead to even warmer 850mb temps/low-level thicknesses. Highs on Saturday will make a run at 100F inland, while Sunday looks to be the hottest day of the period with forecast highs around 100F across central VA with mid-upper 90s near the coast.
While the recent dry weather will help to keep dew pts a bit lower than they could be (mid 60s-lower 70s), heat index values of 100- 105F are still expected on Sat with more widespread 105F+ heat indices possible on Sunday. In addition, WBGT values will be in the 85-88F range on both days. These conditions will likely warrant a Heat Advisory for much of the area this weekend. Other than a chance for isolated to widely scattered tstms Sun evening-Sun night, the dry wx will continue. Confidence for temps on Monday is lower than the weekend due to the potential for scattered tstms (mainly during the latter part of the day) and more clouds as a weakening frontal system approaches. Highs Monday will most likely be a few degrees lower than they will be on Sunday. Still seasonably hot with lower precip chances on Tuesday as the weakening front washes out near/over the area.

Regardless of any tstm chances in the forecast, it still does not look promising for widespread rainfall, as many places will see little to no rain through the period. In fact, 01z NBM probabilities for at least 0.50" of total rainfall from Sun-Tue are only 10-40% over the local area.

As of 625 AM EDT Wednesday...

VFR conditions will continue for the next 24 hours and beyond. Skies will average partly to mostly sunny with cumulus (~5000 ft AGL) mainly during the aftn. However, SCT CIGs around 4000 ft AGL may arrive at ORF/ECG by 14z. Expect winds to become ESE/SE 5-10 kt (~10 kt closer to the coast) today. Mainly clear tonight with light/variable winds.

Dry and VFR conditions are expected to prevail through Saturday as high pressure remains centered off the coast.

As of 245 AM EDT Wednesday...

Key Messages:

- Benign marine conditions expected through most of this week. A few gusts to 20 kt again possible in the Chesapeake Bay later this afternoon and evening.

- Moderate rip current risk at all areas beaches today.

Light SE flow this morning of 5-10 kt. The pattern through most of this week will be typical of summer and relatively benign as high pressure remains offshore. Winds for the daylight hours today will remain out of the ESE/SE at ~10 kt. Similar to the previous few days, we will likely see some enhancement to 10-15 kt (with a few gusts to 20 kt) in the lower Chesapeake Bay and over area rivers late this afternoon and evening as sea breezes become established.
Very similar conditions Thursday. Winds shift to and become predominantly southerly later Friday into Saturday as the high offshore meanders south and anchors SE of the area. More robust southerly winds potentially develop Saturday evening/overnight and especially Sunday-Sunday night as a trough of low pressure approaches the area from the NW. At this time, small craft advisories look like a decent bet for most of the waters during this period due to both winds and seas. Winds slowly subside early next week behind the associated cold front.

Seas are 2-3 ft and waves 1 ft or less this morning. Waves in the lower bay increase to ~2 ft this afternoon/evening. Otherwise, seas and waves of ~3 ft and 1-2 ft are forecast through Saturday, respectively. With the increased southerly flow Sunday and Sunday night, seas are expected to build, especially across the northern waters. Current forecast shows 4-6 ft N and 3-4 ft S.

Rip current risk is moderate at all beaches today with SE swell energy and 2-3 ft nearshore waves. Periods increase to around 8 sec Thursday with waves at the beaches remaining around 3 ft, suggesting a continuing moderate rip risk. An elevated rip risk likely continues through the upcoming weekend (highest threat across the north).


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind AirWater WavesinHgDewPt
44089 22 mi51 min 75°F2 ft
WAHV2 - 8631044 - Wachapreague, VA 26 mi47 minESE 5.1G8 79°F 81°F30.37
BISM2 - 8571421 - Bishops Head, MD 27 mi47 minS 4.1G7 78°F 80°F30.39
OCIM2 - 8570283 - Ocean City Inlet, MD 37 mi47 minS 4.1G6 76°F 69°F30.35
RPLV2 - 8632837 - Rappahannock Light, VA 37 mi47 minWSW 2.9G4.1 30.41
44042 - Potomac, MD 38 mi41 minESE 7.8G9.7 76°F 79°F0 ft
44058 - Stingray Point, VA 44 mi41 minESE 3.9G5.8 79°F 79°F1 ft
LWTV2 - 8635750 - Lewisetta, VA 44 mi47 minE 8G9.9 78°F 79°F30.37
CA2 - 8571892 - Cambridge, MD 47 mi47 minESE 4.1G7 81°F 78°F30.38
44084 49 mi47 min 71°F 67°F1 ft
PPTM2 - 8578240 - Piney Point, MD 49 mi47 minS 5.1G6

Wind History for Bishops Head, MD
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherAirDewPtRHinHg
KWAL WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY,VA 9 sm53 minSE 0710 smClear82°F66°F58%30.38
KTGI TANGIER ISLAND,VA 22 sm12 minSW 0410 smClear81°F68°F66%30.37
KMFV ACCOMACK COUNTY,VA 24 sm1.9 hrsSSE 0710 smMostly Cloudy30.38
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Tide / Current for Shelltown, Pocomoke River, Maryland
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