Updated: 4:00 AM EST on December 21, 2014
Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Partly cloudy in the evening, then overcast with a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of 28F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 50%.
Overcast with rain. High of 46F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 39F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Overcast with rain, then a chance of rain after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 48F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.6 in. possible.
Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 66F. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.
Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 37F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.
Overcast with a chance of rain in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 52F. Breezy. Winds from the West at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%.
Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 32F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 15 mph.
Clear. High of 55F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 30F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly cloudy. High of 59F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 32F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NW after midnight.
Clear. High of 48F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the ESE in the afternoon.
Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 25F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Clear. High of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Clear. Low of 27F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Clear. High of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Clear. Low of 28F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Clear. High of 39F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear. Low of 28F. Winds less than 5 mph.
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Location: purdy, Purdy, VA
Updated: 4:11 AM EST
|Temperature: 32.8 °F||Dew Point: 31 °F||Humidity: 92%||Wind: Calm||Pressure: 30.29 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Windchill: 33 °F||Graphs|
Location: Brink, Emporia, VA
Updated: 4:11 AM EST
|Temperature: 33.9 °F||Dew Point: 32 °F||Humidity: 91%||Wind: Calm||Pressure: 30.27 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Windchill: 34 °F||Graphs|
Location: Roanoke Rapids Lake, Gaston, NC
Updated: 4:11 AM EST
|Temperature: 35.4 °F||Dew Point: 28 °F||Humidity: 75%||Wind: Calm||Pressure: 29.75 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Windchill: 35 °F||Graphs|
Location: Roanoke Rapids Lake, Roanoke Rapids, NC
Updated: 4:11 AM EST
|Temperature: 34.9 °F||Dew Point: 31 °F||Humidity: 87%||Wind: Calm||Pressure: 30.14 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Windchill: 35 °F||Graphs|
Updated: 3:20 AM EST
|Temperature: 34 °F||Dew Point: 27 °F||Humidity: 73%||Wind: ESE at 1 mph||Pressure: -||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Windchill: 34 °F||Graphs|
Location: Stony Creek, Stony Creek, VA
Updated: 4:07 AM EST
|Temperature: 33.5 °F||Dew Point: 30 °F||Humidity: 86%||Wind: Calm||Pressure: 30.29 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Windchill: 34 °F||Graphs|
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Area forecast discussion National Weather Service Wakefield Virginia 346 am EST sun Dec 21 2014 Synopsis... high pressure moves across the area today...then off the coast tonight. Low pressure moves northeast out of the Gulf of Mexico and up along the Carolina coast Monday into Tuesday. A strong cold front will cross the area Wednesday night. High pressure returns by Christmas day. && Near term /today/... high pressure moves across the area today with a surface trough located across the southern Appalachians. Plnty of middle/high level moisture seen on tsctns for the day to start out mostly cloudy to cloudy. Clouds thin out a bit this afternoon...spclly northern half of forecast area. Anthr below normal day as clouds hold temperatures in the l-m40s. && Short term /tonight through Tuesday/... dry this evening. Clouds quickly thicken S-north late evening and Erly morning in response to low prs moving NE from gom. Tricky part of forecast will be how fast precipitation overspreads the forecast area and what form p-type will be over the Piedmont as in-situ wedge develops. Despite some timing diffferences latest models in gnrl agreement that precipitation overspreads the area S-north between 06z-12z. Ll thicknesses warm enough for liquid precipitation east of i95 but remain marginal west of i95. BUFKIT soundings continue to show a narrow layer of below freezing surface temperatures through 15z or so across the Piedmont. Thnk p-type will start off as a few hours of sleet west of i95 and north of rt 460 late tonight due to evap cooling with temperatures near freezing. May even see some wet snowflakes over counties northwest of ric...but not sgnfcnt enough to mention in forecast at this time. Quantitative precipitation forecast looks minimal through 12z...so about the only action needed at this point is a mention in severe weather potential statement. Rain southern counties. Min temperatures may likely occur in the evening with steady readings aftr midnite. Lows u20s-m30s. Wedge begins to weaken Monday morning as high prs moves into eastern Canada. The nrmlly colder counties will likely stay near 32 degrees through 15z or so as the precipitation overpsreads the entire forecast area. Expect a quick transition over to all rain most areas just aftr 12z expect for Louisa/Fluvanna/ western Goochland/northern Cumberland counties where a period of mixed sleet/fz rain should continue through 15z before temperatures inch above 32. These are the areas where an advisory may be needed Monday morning for minimal impact as temperatures hover around 32. Areas from Caroline/northern half of Northern Neck counties on east to Dorchester/Wicomico Maryland may start off as a rain/sleet mix at then quickly go over to rain. Rain then becomes widespread Monday afternoon as the bulk of lift/moisture tracks across the forecast area. A rather cold rain as temperatures struggle to get out of the 30s Piedmont...40-45 east toward the Eastern Shore & southeastern ches Bay... m40s-l50s southeastern VA/NC. Low pressure prognosticated to lift NE along the Carolina coast Monday night with stdyst precipitation ending SW-NE by 06z. Soundings indctg enough moisture for light rain / drizzle through the ovrnite hours. Temperatures steady in the m30s northwest to m40s southeast. Quantitative precipitation forecast 1/4 to 1/2 in. Middle-level ridging briefly builds into the region Tuesday. However... moist easterly flow will prevail. Kept low chance (30%) probability of precipitation through the day althrough some drizzle may linger through the morning hours. Big tmp differences seen in MOS data where NAM is some 5-10 degrees colder than the GFS. Given models maintain an Erly surface flow...will split the difference for now and go with highs from the M-u40s over the Piedmont to M-u50s coastal areas. && Long term /Tuesday night through Saturday/... a coastal low just off the middle Atlantic coast continue to wash out Tuesday night as a warm front starts to lift north through the region. Meanwhile...a very strong and vigorous surface low deepens over the Ohio/Tennessee valleys and pushes a strong cold front toward the area. Initial push of stratiform precipitation associated with the warm front Tuesday night will likely give way to more showery precipitation as the middle Atlantic region becomes warm-sectored ahead of the approaching cold front. The surface pressure gradient tightens significantly on Wednesday as the parent low deepens over the Great Lakes and a strong jet streak (90-150 kt) noses into the region from the south-southwest. Highs should range from 60-65 northwest and Maryland/Virginia lower Eastern Shore to 65-69 from roughly Richmond to southeast Virginia/NE NC. In addition to dewpoints approaching 60 degrees across the southeastern half of the County Warning Area...a Theta-E ridge is expected to surge northward along the southeast Wednesday morning into the southern middle Atlantic coast by Wednesday aftn/evening. The combination of these features/convective parameters means that a slight chance for thunderstorms has been added to the forecast across southeast Virginia and NE NC during the afternoon/early evening hours. The front exits the region late Wednesday night and precipitation will taper off from west to east...coming to an end early Thursday morning. The upper trough associated with the Great Lakes surface low swings through the region late Wednesday night through Thursday afternoon. Upper level instability and abundant surface moisture from recent precipitation should keep scattered-broken cumulus over the area through the day on Thursday. Cold air advection occurring behind the cold front and a continued tight surface pressure gradient will result in gusty west-southwest winds of 20-25mph with gusts around 35mph...and should be fairly uniform across the region. The gusty winds should decouple by Thursday evening. Overall conditions Friday through the weekend should be dry. A Lee trough forms across the area on Friday and a weak cad wedge develops. The pressure gradient relaxes briefly Friday/Friday night as high pressure building over the southeast states extends up into the middle Atlantic region. Meanwhile...a broad upper trough pushes a dry cold front across the region on Sat which will usher much colder 850mb temperatures over the area (-5 to -15c). Cold air advection and a re-tightening of the surface pressure gradient will bring a return to breezy SW winds on Sat and breezy northwest winds on sun behind the next cold frontal passage. && Aviation /09z Sunday through Thursday/... VFR conditions and light winds expected to continue through the 06z taf period. Broken-overcast clouds between 8-10k feet will slowly erode through late morning. Outlook...a series of low pressure systems and complex frontal boundaries will bring chances for rain and periods of low ceilings and visibilities Monday through Wednesday. A cold front passes through Wednesday night with VFR conds and dry weather Thursday. && Marine... north-NE winds at or below 10 knots will prevail today with high pressure in place. Winds turn more easterly tonight and increase to 10-15 knots most areas as low pressure organizing off the southeast coast slowly pushes north. The surface low continues to move northeast of the NC coast on Monday...but weakens by late Monday/Monday night. Winds will generally remain east-NE at or below 15 knots all waters during this time...but tending to become more northerly at or below 10 knots by early Tuesday morning. Latest guidance indicates potential for seas to build to around 5 feet out 20 nm late Monday/Monday evening across the southern coastal waters. Confidence not high enough to issue a 3rd period Small Craft Advisory at this time. Light northwest winds expected Tuesday as high pressure remains in place over the mid-Atlantic...and the next low pressure system organizes over the deep south. Winds turn east-southeast Tuesday night and gradually begin to increase as a warm front lifts north through the area. A strong cold front approaches the waters from the west on Wednesday with winds becoming southerly and increasing to Small Craft Advisory thresholds (save the rivers). The front quickly sweeps through the area Wednesday night and offshore early Thursday. Winds remain above Small Craft Advisory levels through late Thursday while becoming SW then west. High pressure returns Thursday night into the start of next weekend for improved conditions. Seas will generally build to 5-7 feet on Wednesday before subsiding again late Thursday. Waves will reach 4 feet on the ches Bay. && Akq watches/warnings/advisories... Maryland...none. NC...none. Virginia...none. Marine...none. && $$ Synopsis...mpr near term...mpr short term...mpr long term...bmd aviation...jdm marine...jdm