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  • 41°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NNW 15 mph
  • Humidity: 65%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 30°
  • Pressure: 30.02 in. 0
  • Heat Index: 33

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5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 43 °
  • Low: 21 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 39 °
  • Low: 27 °
  • Clear
  • Sunday
  • Rain Showers
  • High: 48 °
  • Low: 36 °
  • Rain Showers
  • Monday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 50 °
  • Low: 18 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 34 °
  • Low: 28 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Cape Charles, Virginia

Updated: 10:00 AM EST on January 30, 2015

Wind Advisory in effect from 4 PM this afternoon to midnight EST tonight...
  • Friday

    Clear with a chance of rain. High of 43F. Windy. Winds from the NW at 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 21F with a windchill as low as 7F. Windy. Winds from the NW at 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 39F with a windchill as low as 10F. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 27F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Overcast. High of 48F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 36F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Monday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 50F. Windy. Winds from the WSW at 20 to 30 mph shifting to the NW in the afternoon. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Monday Night

    Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 18F with a windchill as low as 7F. Windy. Winds from the NNW at 20 to 30 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 34F with a windchill as low as 9F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 20 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 28F with a windchill as low as 21F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 46F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 36F. Winds from the SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 39F with a windchill as low as 23F. Breezy. Winds from the East at 10 to 30 mph shifting to the North in the afternoon. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.5 in. possible.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 28F with a windchill as low as 18F. Windy. Winds from the North at 25 to 30 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 32F with a windchill as low as 14F. Windy. Winds from the North at 25 to 30 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 21F with a windchill as low as 9F. Breezy. Winds from the North at 15 to 25 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 32F with a windchill as low as 14F. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 27F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Wind Advisory  Statement as of 10:15 am EST on January 30, 2015


... Wind Advisory remains in effect from 4 PM this afternoon to
midnight EST tonight...

A Wind Advisory remains in effect from 4 PM this afternoon to
midnight EST tonight.

* Areas affected: the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland and
Virginia.

* Hazards: strong winds.

* Winds: northwest 25 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 to 50 mph.

* Timing: late this afternoon through this evening.

* Impacts: the strong winds may lead to difficult travel
conditions... especially in high profile vehicles. Scattered
tree and power line damage is also possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast to be
31 to 39 mph or gusts will range from 45 to 57 mph. Winds of
these magnitudes may cause minor property damage without extra
precautions. Motorists in high profile vehicles should use
caution until the winds subside.










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Location: Plantation Flats, Cape Charles, VA

Updated: 10:21 AM EST

Temperature: 40.5 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 34% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: New Pt. Comfort, Port Haywood, VA

Updated: 10:20 AM EST

Temperature: 40.7 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Silver Beach, Exmore, VA

Updated: 10:21 AM EST

Temperature: 40.5 °F Dew Point: 97 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: 3rd Island, Norfolk, VA

Updated: 10:21 AM EST

Temperature: 42.0 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Winter Harbor Retreat, Onemo, VA

Updated: 10:24 AM EST

Temperature: 43.3 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 54% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Morning Ride Farm, Onemo, VA

Updated: 10:24 AM EST

Temperature: 42.3 °F Dew Point: -9 °F Humidity: 11% Wind: North at 12.7 mph Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Hampton VA US, Hampton, VA

Updated: 9:47 AM EST

Temperature: 41 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: WNW at 11 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Fox Hill, Hampton, VA

Updated: 10:24 AM EST

Temperature: 41.5 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: NNE at 9.6 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Redart on Stutts Creek, Mathews County, VA USA, Hudgins, VA

Updated: 10:17 AM EST

Temperature: 40.5 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: North at 14.0 mph Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Davis Wharf, Belle Haven, VA

Updated: 10:22 AM EST

Temperature: 40.1 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: NNW at 15.0 mph Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Fox Hill - Grandview, Hampton, VA

Updated: 10:20 AM EST

Temperature: 42.8 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Forrest Rd, Poquoson, VA

Updated: 10:24 AM EST

Temperature: 40.6 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 51% Wind: North at 14.0 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Bennets Creek, Poquoson, VA

Updated: 10:21 AM EST

Temperature: 40.9 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Buckroe, Hampton, VA

Updated: 10:24 AM EST

Temperature: 41.9 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: North at 3.8 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Hampton VA US, Hampton, VA

Updated: 10:03 AM EST

Temperature: 42 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 55% Wind: NW at 8 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Yorktown Rd., Poquoson, VA

Updated: 10:24 AM EST

Temperature: 41.5 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: SSE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Poquoson VA US, Poquoson, VA

Updated: 10:02 AM EST

Temperature: 41 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Raymond Drive, Seaford, VA

Updated: 10:00 AM EST

Temperature: 39.7 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Seaford VA US, Seaford, VA

Updated: 9:50 AM EST

Temperature: 41 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Goose Creek, Seaford, VA

Updated: 10:24 AM EST

Temperature: 41.5 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: North at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: River Oaks, Hampton, VA

Updated: 10:24 AM EST

Temperature: 41.9 °F Dew Point: 11 °F Humidity: 28% Wind: North at 3.8 mph Pressure: 29.62 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: East Hampton, Hampton, VA

Updated: 10:24 AM EST

Temperature: 42.3 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: NNW at 10.5 mph Pressure: 29.53 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Hayes, York, VA

Updated: 10:21 AM EST

Temperature: 41.0 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Downtown Hampton, Hampton, VA

Updated: 10:21 AM EST

Temperature: 39.6 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Moyock Run, Yorktown, VA

Updated: 7:41 AM EST

Temperature: 39.7 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Broadmarsh, Hayes, VA

Updated: 10:14 AM EST

Temperature: 40.7 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 55% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Wakefield Virginia 
1008 am EST Friday Jan 30 2015 


Synopsis... 
a cold front will move off the coast this morning...followed by 
cold high pressure late tonight through Saturday night. A strong 
low pressure system will affect the area Sunday into Monday. High 
pressure returns to area through middle week. 


&& 


Near term /until 6 PM this evening/... 
update...deformation band developed on the front...which is 
starting to exit the coast as of 640 am. Made a quick adjustment 
to add light rain showers along the coast into far southeast Virginia and 
interior NE NC as well. 


Previous discussion...shortwave energy dropping out of the Great 
Lakes begins to overtake and merge with shortwave energy moving 
across the Carolinas early this morning...thus becoming a stronger 
and more organized upper level trough. This occurs in vicinity of the 
frontal boundary...which is causing a deformation zone to develop. 
Farther north across the Northern Neck...middle peninsula... and Maryland/Virginia 
Eastern Shore...weak radar echoes in clear air Mode are beginning 
to Blossom as a jet streak and weak shortwave move across this 
area. Once again...can justify no higher than 15-20% pop 
especially since surface dewpoint depressions are too large. Given the 
better jet support within this area...there may be just enough 
weak lift through the dendritic growth zone (dgz) to carry a 
slight chance of sleet mixed with rain across the Maryland Eastern Shore 
through this morning. 


Otherwise...cold and dry modified Arctic air moves into the region 
behind the departing clipper front thus causing the surface pressure 
gradient to tighten significantly. Throw in strong cold air 
advection and a favorable mixing environment...and you get a 
recipe for gusty northwest winds resulting in a brisk day. Winds will 
become gusty by middle morning and maximum out around middle-late afternoon/early 
evening. The strongest wind gusts are expected to occur across the 
Maryland/Virginia Eastern Shore with gusts up to 40-50mph...while interior 
Virginia/NE NC should experience gusts up to 30-35mph. A Wind Advisory 
has been issued for the Maryland/Virginia Eastern Shore from early this 
evening through midnight tonight. Temperatures in the 40s today 
will yield wind chill factors mainly in the 30s. 


&& 


Short term /6 PM this evening through Sunday night/... 
Canadian high pressure slowly builds into the middle Atlantic region 
from the west tonight and then settles over the region Sat. Northwest 
winds remain breezy along the coast on Sat with gusts of 25-30 miles per hour. 
Wind chills Sat morning start out from 0-15 degrees above zero and 
warm through the day. Mostly clear skies and dry/stable conditions 
will keep temperatures on the cold side Friday night/Sat. Lows Friday 
night in the upper teens most areas and in the low-middle 20s far southeast. 
Highs Sat in the lower 40s most areas...upper 30s along the coast 
from the Northern Neck to Virginia Beach...and in the low-middle 30s Maryland/Virginia 
Eastern Shore. High pressure slides off the southeast coast late Sat 
night into sun as a cloud shield from the next approaching system 
starts to overspread the area. The clouds will prevent lows from 
reach their full potential...therefore expect warmer lows Sat 
night in the 20s. 


A southern stream low pressure is anticipated to track into the 
area from the southwest late Sun afternoon/early evening into Monday. 
While isentropic sfcs show moisture moving into the region through 
Sun morning...time heights/cross sections reveal dry low levels 
and it is assumed that the moisture present is from 
increasing/thickening clouds. Have therefore removed precipitation 
chances from the forecast for Sun morning. The best lift/Omega 
moves into the area from the west centered around 21z...so do not 
anticipate precipitation to begin until late afternoon/early evening in 
northwest areas of the forecast area (from roughly South Hill to Richmond to 
salisbury). The incoming low crosses the region Sun night and 
widespread precipitation is anticipated. The track of the low has 
trended northward which is keeping temperatures warmer during Sun 
night. Therefore...best chance for snow is across far northwestern 
counties from Louisa to Salisbury. Light snow accumulations are 
possible (2 inches or less with this forecast package). A 
rain/snow mix will be possible from roughly Farmville to the 
Richmond metropolitan area to the Virginia Eastern Shore...otherwise the rest 
of the area should experience rain. Overall quantitative precipitation forecast amounts are less 
than 0.50 inches Sun night. Temperatures may be a bit tricky sun 
as warming is expected under drier conditions Sun morning. Highs 
around 50 south to upper 50s central Virginia to lower 40s Northern Neck and 
Maryland/Virginia Eastern Shore. Temperatures Sun night should remain fairly 
steady overnight (with slight variations of a degree or two) due 
to the steady precipitation present. Low Sun night low-middle 30s northwest 
to upper 30s to lower 40s southeast. 


&& 


Long term /Monday through Thursday/... 
the precipitation then ends from west to east on Monday with hi temperatures only in the low 
30s north to low 40s S under strong cold air advection. The general idea with this 
storm is that the current track favors mainly a rain event for 
much of the forecast area with some wintry precipitation mixed in at the beginning and 
end of the event especially over north and west areas. This is still 
several days out and slight changes in the track will make a 
difference over where the rain/snow line develops. Any precipitation assctd 
with Monday storm is offshore by 00z Tuesday. Clearing skies and cold Monday 
night as 1030 mb high apprchs forecast area. Lows in the teens to l20s southern 
most counties. 


Ridge axis moves ovrhd Erly Tuesday then shifts offshore. Mostly sunny 
and cold. Highs l-m30s. Clouds increases Tuesday night ahead of next systm. 
Kept it dry for now as any precipitation should stay s&w of forecast area through 12z Wednesday. 
Lows may occur in the evening then steady or rise aftr midnight as a S 
wind develops. Lows in the 20s to l30s southeastern areas. 


Models solutions differ a bit with the middle week systm. GFS takes surface low 
NE into the Great Lakes region with the trailing cdfrnt prognosticated across the 
forecast area Wednesday night. It also develops a low on southern end of boundary. This allows 
said boundary to stall just offshore allowing the low to track NE along 
the southeastern US coast but stay just south of akq forecast area. This scenario 
brings milder air in ahead of the boundary for mainly rain...but a mix 
with then change to snow Wednesday night as cold air advection develops behind it. European model (ecmwf) has 
the low going into the Great Lakes but shows a strngr and wetter southern 
stream low moving NE along the middle atlntc coast before lifting NE away 
from region Thursday. Went with chance (liquid) probability of precipitation Wednesday. May start off as a 
brief rain/sleet mix across Piedmont Erly depending on how fast the 
precipitation moves in. Highs in the 40s. Went with chance probability of precipitation for a rain to 
snow scenario Wednesday night for now. This a rather low confidence call 
and will likely all depend on how much moisture is available when 
the cold air ovrsprds the region. Lows m20s-l30s. 


Cold with some lingering rain/snow showers along the coast Thursday morning. 
Otw...clrd and cold as strong high prs builds in from the west. Highs 
m30s-l40s. 


&& 


Aviation /15z Friday through Tuesday/... 
winds now shifting to the west-northwest and will then turn to the northwest over 
the next few hours. Showers will affect mainly korf/kecg through 
13-14z...otherwise conds turn dry. Still do not expect ceilings to 
drop to more than about 4000 feet and visibilities will only drop slightly 
so retained p6sm wording. 


Gusty northwest wind will develop after 14z...with gusts increasing to 
around 30 knots from 18z-23z. At all sites other than ksby winds 
slowly diminish later this evening but should still be gusting to 
20-25 knots (30-35kt at ksby). 


Dry/less windy Sat as the area of high pressure slides across the 
region. A more moist frontal system impacts the region Sunday afternoon into 
Monday. This looks to be mainly rain although there is a chance 
for precipitation to mix with or change to snow at kric/ksby on the back 
side of the system before the precipitation ends on Monday. 


&& 


Marine... 
winds will shift to the northwest later this morning and increase...but 
widespread gale force winds may hold off until late afternoon as cold 
air surge will lag by several hours. Think the strongest 
winds...with gusts to 45 knots over northern coastal waters...35-40 knots in 
the Bay and southern coastal waters...and ~35 knots in most of the rivers 
will occur this evening. This is when the pressure gradient will 
be the tightest and when much colder air (850 mb temperatures dropping 
below -12c) really surge over the relative warmth of the waters 
(+5 to +8 c). Seas & waves respond to these gusty winds. Seas average 
7-11 feet with waves in ches Bay 4-6 feet. 


Given the temperatures/wind gusts and current water temperatures...have a freezing 
spray advisory for the coastal waters north of Parramore Island. 
However...have delayed the headline until after midnight as surface 
temperatures over the waters will generally be above freezing until later in 
the evening. This is where some moderate icing is 
likely. Kept light icing mentioned farther south & in the ches Bay 
at this time. 


Winds diminish on Sat...though gales will persist in the morning 
over northern coastal waters...with sca's over the remainder of the 
marine area. Winds quickly diminish below Small Craft Advisory levels by Sat evening 
as high pressure builds into and over the area Sat night. 


Next low crosses the area Monday with another cold air advection surge seen behind 
this system Monday afternoon and night. Generally have winds in Small Craft Advisory range 
for now...though as more details in timing and location with this 
system arise will fine tune the forecast and could see a period of 
gales. 


&& 


Akq watches/warnings/advisories... 
Maryland...Wind Advisory from 4 PM this afternoon to midnight EST tonight 
for mdz021>025. 
NC...none. 
Virginia...Wind Advisory from 4 PM this afternoon to midnight EST tonight 
for vaz099-100. 
Marine...Gale Warning until midnight EST tonight for anz635-636-638. 
Small Craft Advisory until noon EST Saturday for anz633-637. 
Gale Warning until 4 am EST Saturday for anz630>632-634-656- 
658. 
Gale Warning until 7 am EST Saturday for anz652-654. 
Freezing spray advisory from midnight tonight to noon EST 
Saturday for anz650-652. 
Gale Warning until noon EST Saturday for anz650. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...alb/bmd 
near term...alb/bmd 
short term...bmd 
long term...mpr 
aviation...lkb 
marine...lkb 



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