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Current Conditions

  • 42°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: North 15 mph
  • Humidity: 76%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 35°
  • Pressure: 30.27 in. +
  • Heat Index: 34

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5 Day Forecast

  • Monday
  • Chance Rain
  • High: 48 °
  • Low: 28 °
  • Chance Rain
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 43 °
  • Low: 46 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Wednesday
  • Rain
  • High: 70 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Rain
  • Thursday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 45 °
  • Low: 21 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 28 °
  • Low: 19 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Chesapeake, Virginia

Updated: 10:00 AM EST on March 02, 2015

  • Monday

    Overcast with a chance of rain in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 46F. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph shifting to the North in the afternoon. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Monday Night

    Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 28F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy in the morning, then overcast with a chance of rain. High of 43F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 46F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 70F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Overcast with rain, then a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 41F. Breezy. Winds from the SE at 10 to 25 mph shifting to the NNE after midnight. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Thursday

    Overcast with a chance of snow and a chance of rain, then a chance of snow and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 45F. Breezy. Winds from the North at 20 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 70% with accumulations up to 3 in. possible.

  • Thursday Night

    Overcast. Low of 21F with a windchill as low as 12F. Breezy. Winds from the North at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 28F with a windchill as low as 10F. Breezy. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 19F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

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

  • Sunday

    Overcast. High of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast. Low of 36F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 52F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 37F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

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

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 46F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 36F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 43F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 36F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 7:45 am EST on March 2, 2015


*****north Carolina severe weather week March 1-7, 2015*****
*****north Carolina tornado drill 930 am March 4, 2015*****
*****virginia tornado preparedness day - March 17, 2015*****
*****virginia tornado drill at 945 am March 15, 2015*****

Tuesday March 17, 2015 is tornado preparedness day in Virginia. At
945 am that day, the National Weather Service will conduct a
statewide tornado drill. All NWS offices serving Virginia will issue
drill tornado messages at that time. The purpose of this drill is to
provide schools... businesses and residents of the commonwealth with
the opportunity to activate and test their emergency plans for
tornadoes. Should severe weather threaten Virginia on March
17th... the tornado drill will be postponed until 945 am Wednesday
March 18th.

In addition... on Wednesday... March 4th... North Carolina will also
conduct a statewide tornado drill at 930 am EST. Should severe
weather threaten North Carolina on March 4th... the tornado drill
will be postponed until 930 am Friday March 6th. The following
procedures will be used for the Virginia and North Carolina
tornado drills.

... Virginia tornado drill...

The Virginia tornado drill will utilize a test Tornado Warning...
just as in 2014. All National Weather Service offices will issue
this test Tornado Warning under the Standard Tornado Warning product
pil (torxxx... where xxx denotes the office 3 letter id). NOAA
Weather Radio will transmit the test warning as it normally would
for a real tornado event. And the emergency alert system (eas) will
also be activated as if the drill were an actual Tornado Warning.
However... the product text will clearly indicate that it is a
test... and not an actual Tornado Warning. Therefore... anyone
receiving the tornado drill via NOAA Weather Radio... or commercial
radio and television... will be able to know that the activation is
for tornado drill purposes.

If severe weather is anticipated... or is occurring on Tuesday March
11th... the tornado drill will be postponed until Wednesday March
18th at 945 am.

... North Carolina tornado drill...

A drill tornado message, using the required monthly test (rmt)
product, will be issued by all NWS offices serving North Carolina on
March 4th. This notification will also be broadcast on NOAA Weather
Radio. The emergency alert system (eas) will also be activated...
using the required monthly test (rmt) event code. Media outlets
throughout North Carolina are asked to participate in this drill by
re-broadcasting the drill message. This will allow the drill to
receive maximum exposure and increase participation.

If severe weather is anticipated... or is occurring North Carolina
on Wednesday March 4th... the tornado drill will be postponed until
Friday March 6th at 930 am.

... Important... schools and businesses using NOAA Weather Radio to
participate in the 2015 North Carolina tornado drill should turn on
their NOAA Weather Radio receivers approximately 5 minutes prior to
the drill /925 am in North Carolina/... in order to insure the drill
is properly received.

Questions about the Virginia tornado drill can be directed to:

Bill sammler or dawn eischen
NWS Wakefield VA dept. Of emergency mgmt.
10009 general Mahone Hwy. 10501 trade court
Wakefield VA 23888-2742 Richmond VA 23236-3713
(757) 899-5732 (804) 897-9730
William.Sammler@noaa.Gov dawn.Eischen@vdem.Virginia.Gov



Personal Weather Stations

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Location: South Greenbrier, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 11:26 AM EST

Temperature: 39.5 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: North at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: River Walk, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 11:13 AM EST

Temperature: 38.8 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: East at 1.7 mph Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Albemarle Acres West, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 11:26 AM EST

Temperature: 40.0 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Woodbridge Pointe, Virginia Beach, VA

Updated: 11:26 AM EST

Temperature: 40.0 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: NE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Crestwood, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 11:26 AM EST

Temperature: 43.9 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: West at 1.7 mph Pressure: 30.28 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Etheridge Oaks, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 11:14 AM EST

Temperature: 38.6 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: ESE at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Saddle Ridge, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 11:03 AM EST

Temperature: 41.8 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: North at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Coventry Meadows, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 11:16 AM EST

Temperature: 39.1 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Cerino Court, Virginia Beach, VA

Updated: 11:25 AM EST

Temperature: 42.3 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.38 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Kempsville, Virginia Beach, VA

Updated: 11:26 AM EST

Temperature: 40.8 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: NNW at 8.0 mph Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Emerald Lakes, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 11:26 AM EST

Temperature: 40.6 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: West at 4.7 mph Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Forest Lakes, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 11:25 AM EST

Temperature: 39.9 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Carriage House Estates, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 11:25 AM EST

Temperature: 40.5 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: North at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Glenwood/Stumpy Lake, Virginia Beach, VA

Updated: 11:26 AM EST

Temperature: 40.2 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: West at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Great Bridge VA US, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 10:51 AM EST

Temperature: 41 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: SE at 1 mph Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Indian River Estates, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 11:15 AM EST

Temperature: 41.4 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: WNW at 3.2 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Caroon Farms, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 11:14 AM EST

Temperature: 38.4 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: NNW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Chesapeake VA US, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 10:09 AM EST

Temperature: 42 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: North at 3 mph Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Great Bridge East, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 11:26 AM EST

Temperature: 43.3 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.33 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Lakeville Estates, Virginia Beach, VA

Updated: 11:23 AM EST

Temperature: 40.8 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: West at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: South Norfolk Jordan Bridge, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 11:20 AM EST

Temperature: 36.8 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Virginia Beach VA US, Norfolk, VA

Updated: 10:53 AM EST

Temperature: 37 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: NNE at 2 mph Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Le Cove, Virginia Beach, VA

Updated: 11:26 AM EST

Temperature: 38.3 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: NW at 4.5 mph Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Haywards Heath, Virginia Beach, VA

Updated: 11:25 AM EST

Temperature: 43.0 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.40 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Sawyers Mill, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 11:26 AM EST

Temperature: 40.8 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: North at 3.1 mph Pressure: 30.29 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Loxley Gardens, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 11:25 AM EST

Temperature: 40.7 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: NNE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Shillelagh Farms, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 11:26 AM EST

Temperature: 39.3 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: ENE at 2.6 mph Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Carolanne Farms, Virginia Beach, VA

Updated: 11:26 AM EST

Temperature: 38.6 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: North at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Tropical Computer HQ, Virginia Beach, VA

Updated: 11:26 AM EST

Temperature: 44.2 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: North at 3.7 mph Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: West Cradock, Portsmouth, VA

Updated: 11:26 AM EST

Temperature: 39.9 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: NNW at 8.0 mph Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Pleasant Grove West, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 11:25 AM EST

Temperature: 41.2 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Wakefield Virginia 
1049 am EST Monday Mar 2 2015 


Synopsis... 
a cold front moves off the coast this afternoon. High pressure 
builds into the area tonight through Tuesday morning. Another cold 
front crosses the area on Wednesday. 


&& 


Near term /through tonight/... 
fog gone now...and drying will continue through the rest of the day. 
Expecting a temperature spike next few hours before cold air advection really takes hold. Probability of precipitation 
to be below 14%...and hi temperatures from the l/m40s on the Eastern Shore to 
around 50f (well) inland in central/south central Virginia. 


&& 


Short term /Tuesday through Thursday/... 
1035mb high pressure moves over the area tonite. Expect M clear to pt 
cloudy skies to start off the evening. Tsctns show middle/high level 
moisture overspreads the forecast area aftr midnite. Skies stay clear long 
enough for temperatures to drop below freezing. Lows from the l-m20s Eastern 
Shore...M-u20s west of the Bay. 


Models continue to slow the moisture from the next systm apprchg 
from the west. The upper level flow remains west-southwest with a NE insitu-wedge 
setting up at the surface as any warm front snakes its way across the mts. 
Data indicates precipitation delayed until aftr 15z with precipitation overspreading 
the Piedmont (mainly west of i95 corridor) between 15-18z. Low level 
thicknesses along with surface temperatures suggest that some freezing rain is 
possible at the onset in areas mainly north and west of ric...transitioning to 
plain rain during the afternoon. Best vv's/Omega remain across the northern 
half of forecast area Tuesday afternoon where highest probability of precipitation will be. Given anthr wedge 
event...went ahead and lowered the highs a few degrees but kept 
them above freezing. Highs from the M-u30s northern half of forecast area...u30s- 
l40s across the south. 


Warm front prognosticated to lift north of the area Tuesday night. Best 
moisture (thus highest pops) seen in the evening and across the 
north...with chance probability of precipitation all areas aftr midnight. Mins will likely 
occur at 00z with rising temperatures through the night. Temperatures by 12z Wednesday 
rise into the m40s-l50s. 


Forecast area becomes "warm sectored" Wednesday due to surge of a strong south-southwest flow. 
Plenty of moisture seen to continue precipitation chances. Went ahead and changed 
the precipitation type to more convective rather than stratiformed. No 
thunder expected as data shows most instability remaining offshore 
in vicinity of Gulf Stream. Almost a Spring feel to the day as temperatures finally 
rise above normal. Highs in the u-u50s Eastern Shore...60s most areas 
west of the Bay (70 possible across NE nc). 


Models continue to offer up different timing solutions in regards 
to the next Arctic cold front. The timing will likely determine how 
fast the colder air sweeps across the forecast area changing any rain to snow 
as yet another wave of low pressure prognosticated to move NE along the 
boundary. For now...favoring the European model (ecmwf) solution so I slowed the frontal passage down 
several more hours (to a position across akq's northern most counties at 12z thu). 
This change requires some adjustments to Wednesday nites temperatures / weather. The 
warmer solution suggests precipitation remains mainly liquid through 12z Thursday. 
Lows in the l-m30s northern most counties...u30s-m40s South. Strong cold air advection 
along with crashing low level thicknesses results in rain changing 
to snow north-S Thursday along with falling temperatures. 


&& 


Long term /Thursday night through Sunday/... 
a broad area of high pressure builds north of the middle Atlantic 
region Thursday/Thursday night. This will result in a tricky forecast for 
Thursday as an upper trough swings through the Ohio Valley and then 
across the middle Atlantic region Thursday night. Models continue to 
support precipitation through Thursday and then tapering off from west to east 
Thursday evening. A decent jet streak of 150-170kt will also enhance 
lifting potential and aid precip-generation. Highs on Thursday expected 
to range from the low-middle 30s north to around 40 south with 
dewpoints falling below freezing from northwest to southeast through the day. 
The combination of cold temperatures...falling dewpoints and a cold 
airmass running into remnants of warmer air southeast should result in 
precipitation becoming to all snow from northwest to southeast as the day progresses... 
with a continuation of a snow/sleet transition zone and all rain 
southeast of this change. Quantitative precipitation forecast amounts remain rather high and suspect the 
actual amounts will be much less...with only light snow 
accumulations possible. Skies start to clear overnight into Friday 
morning with lows dropping into the teens most areas and in the 
low-middle 20s far southeast. High pressure moves overhead on Friday. Cool and 
stable conditions should keep areawide high temperatures Friday in the 30s. 
High pressure starts to flatten Friday night and westerly flow aloft 
begins to modify 850 temperatures through the upcoming weekend. Highs 
rebound into the middle-upper 40s Sat and possibly into the lower 50s 
sun. Lows Sat night in the upper 20s to near 30 and Sun night in 
the low-middle 30s. 


&& 


Aviation /16z Monday through Friday/... 
IFR/LIFR ceilings to continue at all taf sites through 13-14z before 
starting to improve. A cold front will move across the region and 
off the coast middle/late morning...helping to improve ceilings/visibility to 
VFR all taf sites by around 18z. High pressure builds in behind 
the front for this afternoon into tonight...with northerly flow 
ushering drier air into the region. More precipitation possible Tuesday 
afternoon/night as a warm front lifts into and across the area. 


&& 


Marine... 
update...dense fog advisories have expired. 


Previous discussion...SW winds 10-15kt will become west then 
northwest by late this morning and early afternoon as a cold front 
moves across the marine area. Winds increase to 15-25 knots on the 
Bay/ocean just behind the front (highest northern coastal 
waters)...and thus will maintain current Small Craft Advisory headlines. Winds 
15 knots or less on the rivers and sound. Winds will quickly diminish 
by middle/late afternoon...and should be able to lower almost all 
sca's by 7pm. The only exception will be for the coastal zones 
south of the NC/Virginia border where 5ft seas will hold on into the 
evening as winds turn to the N-NE. 


High pressure returns to the area tonight into Tuesday with 
generally quiet conditions and light NE-east winds expected. Low 
pressure tracks just north of New York state late Tuesday night and 
into the Canadian Maritimes on Wednesday...dragging a cold front 
across the waters Wednesday aftn/evening. Winds become S-SW and 
increase to Small Craft Advisory speeds Tuesday night into early Wednesday afternoon before 
diminishing from north to south. Seas build to 4-7 feet and waves 
build to 3-4 feet during this timeframe. A brief lull in wind speeds 
is expected Wednesday night as a cold front settles south into the region 
and turns winds out of the N-NW. Another surge of cold air is 
expected on Thursday behind the front with Small Craft Advisory conditions likely 
into Friday morning. 


&& 


Climate... 
cold/snowy end to February 2015...records at Richmond and 
Norfolk date back into the late 1800s...and to 1906 at Salisbury 
Maryland. Some notable top ten ranks in snow and temperature for 
February are noted below: 


Average temperature for February 2015: 


Richmond: 31.4 f (-9.5 from avg). 6th coldest Feb on record and 
the coldest since 1979. 


Norfolk: 32.5 f (-10.1 from avg). 3rd coldest Feb on record and the 
coldest since 1934. 


Salisbury: 28.7 f (-9.0 from avg). 4th coldest Feb on record and the 
coldest since 1979. 


Snowfall for February 2015: 


* richmond: 12.2" (snowiest Feb occurred in 1983 with 21.4"). This 
moves Richmond up to #9 all time for Feb. 


* Norfolk: 11.5" (snowiest Feb occurred in 1989 with 24.4"). This 
moves Norfolk up to #7 all time for Feb. 


&& 


Akq watches/warnings/advisories... 
Maryland...none. 
NC...none. 
Virginia...none. 
Marine...Small Craft Advisory until 3 PM EST this afternoon for 
anz630>632-634. 
Small Craft Advisory until 7 PM EST this evening for anz650- 
652-654-656. 
Small Craft Advisory until 4 am EST Tuesday for anz658. 


&& 


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



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