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Current Conditions

  • 84°
  • Clear
  • Wind: SW 10 mph
  • Humidity: 67%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 72°
  • Pressure: 29.97 in. +
  • Heat Index: 90

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5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 97 °
  • Low: 75 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 90 °
  • Low: 77 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 91 °
  • Low: 73 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Saturday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 90 °
  • Low: 73 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Sunday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 86 °
  • Low: 72 °
  • Chance of T-Storms

Forecast for Portsmouth, Virginia

Updated: 11:00 PM EDT on September 02, 2014

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 88F with a heat index of 93F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NE in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 75F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday

    Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 90F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 77F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 91F with a heat index of 97F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the evening, then clear. Low of 73F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the afternoon. High of 90F with a heat index of 95F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Low of 73F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 86F with a heat index of 95F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NW in the afternoon. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 72F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Monday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 79F. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 72F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 79F. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 72F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 81F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 84F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 86F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 84F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Record Report  Statement as of 04:26 PM EST on September 02, 2014


... Record high temperature set at Norfolk VA...

a record high temperature of 99 degrees was set at Norfolk VA
today. The previous record for the date was 97 set in 1993.

The warmest September reading was 100 in 1895. The only time since
1895 that the temperature has reached 99 was on September 11th 1983.



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Location: West Cradock, Portsmouth, VA

Updated: 12:33 AM EDT

Temperature: 80.4 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: SW at 9.0 mph Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: Western Branch,

Updated: 12:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 81.0 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: SW at 7.0 mph Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: Loxley Gardens, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 12:30 AM EDT

Temperature: 79.4 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: West at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: Swan Lake, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 12:20 AM EDT

Temperature: 79.6 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

Location: NMCP, Bldg 003 Jobsite, Portsmouth, VA

Updated: 12:30 AM EDT

Temperature: 81.5 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: SE at 11.0 mph Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

Location: NOS_PORTS Money Point, VA, Portsmouth, VA

Updated: 11:48 PM EDT

Temperature:  °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: SW at 8 mph Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Norfolk VA US, Norfolk, VA

Updated: 12:00 AM EDT

Temperature: 83 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: WSW at 4 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: NOS_PORTS South Craney Island, VA, Norfolk, VA

Updated: 12:00 AM EDT

Temperature:  °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: SW at 12 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Sawyers Mill, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 12:33 AM EDT

Temperature: 81.7 °F Dew Point: 82 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: South at 3.1 mph Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 93 °F Graphs

Location: Suffolk Meadows, Suffolk, VA

Updated: 12:26 AM EDT

Temperature: 81.6 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: North at 2.6 mph Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 87 °F Graphs

Location: Kempton Park, Suffolk, VA

Updated: 12:30 AM EDT

Temperature: 81.1 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: North at 1.6 mph Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: River Walk, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 12:30 AM EDT

Temperature: 80.4 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: Larchmont- Martin, Norfolk, VA

Updated: 12:33 AM EDT

Temperature: 82.2 °F Dew Point: 76 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: SSW at 17.0 mph Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 90 °F Graphs

Location: Algonquin Park, Norfolk, VA

Updated: 12:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 82.2 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: Holiday Point Estates, Suffolk, VA

Updated: 12:33 AM EDT

Temperature: 81.3 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: South at 1.6 mph Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: Overbrook, Norfolk, VA

Updated: 12:33 AM EDT

Temperature: 82.2 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: SW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 88 °F Graphs

Location: Norview 23509 WB4KKT, NORFOLK, VA

Updated: 12:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 82.0 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: WSW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 88 °F Graphs

Location: Norview, Norfolk, VA

Updated: 12:33 AM EDT

Temperature: 82.6 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: West at 2.5 mph Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Chesapeake VA US, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 11:29 PM EDT

Temperature: 83 °F Dew Point: 83 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 98 °F Graphs

Location: Lakeville Estates, Virginia Beach, VA

Updated: 12:22 AM EDT

Temperature: 81.9 °F Dew Point: 76 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: WNW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: Forest Lakes, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 12:29 AM EDT

Temperature: 80.3 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: South Greenbrier, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 12:32 AM EDT

Temperature: 80.7 °F Dew Point: 76 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 87 °F Graphs

Location: Saddle Ridge, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 12:03 AM EDT

Temperature: 81.0 °F Dew Point: 76 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: SW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 87 °F Graphs

Location: Kempsville, Virginia Beach, VA

Updated: 12:33 AM EDT

Temperature: 81.9 °F Dew Point: 76 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: SW at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: Northwest, Norfolk, VA

Updated: 12:33 AM EDT

Temperature: 85.1 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 33% Wind: WNW at 3.8 mph Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: Moores Bridges WTP, Norfolk, VA

Updated: 12:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 82.7 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: WSW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

Location: Eclipse Chuckatuck Creek, Suffolk, VA

Updated: 12:21 AM EDT

Temperature: 81.5 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: SSW at 9.0 mph Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 87 °F Graphs

Location: Carolanne Farms, Virginia Beach, VA

Updated: 12:24 AM EDT

Temperature: 81.9 °F Dew Point: 76 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: Shillelagh Farms, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 12:33 AM EDT

Temperature: 78.5 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Woodbridge Pointe, Virginia Beach, VA

Updated: 12:33 AM EDT

Temperature: 79.0 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: SW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: Wedgewood - Norfolk, VA - 23518, Norfolk, VA

Updated: 12:33 AM EDT

Temperature: 82.4 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: SSW at 1.8 mph Pressure: 29.54 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 88 °F Graphs

Location: Albemarle Acres West, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 12:33 AM EDT

Temperature: 91.7 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 103 °F Graphs

Location: Kempsville, Virginia Beach, VA

Updated: 11:00 PM EDT

Temperature: 83.1 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: SSE at 4.7 mph Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 1.18 in Heat Index: 88 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Wakefield Virginia 
920 PM EDT Tuesday Sep 2 2014 


Synopsis... 
a weak cool front drops into the area tonight and settles near the 
Virginia North Carolina border Wednesday. High pressure returns 
Wednesday night and Thursday. 


&& 


Near term /until 6 am Wednesday morning/... 
latest msas showing cold front apprchg mts with surface trough out ahead 
of it east of the mts. Convection that fired up ahead of this trough 
is having a Tuff time surviving the trip east as it hits the cap 
over the forecast area along with the loss of htng. Even the lone pulse tstrm 
that moved across Mecklenburg County dsptd fairly quickly. 


Latest models bring main cold front across the forecast area aftr midnight with 
only limited moisture given the available warm airmass to work with. Will 
keep low chance probability of precipitation through the night given a late night frontal passage. 30 
pop northern & western counties....20 pop elsewhere. Warm & muggy. Lows 70-75. 


&& 


Short term /6 am Wednesday morning through Friday/... 
front washes out just south of the area Wed, as upper flow 
becomes quasi-zonal and downslope/westerly flow aloft prevails. 
Meanwhile, surface high pressure builds over the region on Wednesday as weak 
surface trough remains over the southeastern portion of the local area. Given 
continued warm/moist and marginally unstable air mass...will 
maintain slight chance-low end chance probability of precipitation Wed/Thu...centered 
mainly along the trough axis and Theta-E ridge over the southern local 
area. Will see a lower rain chance on Friday with no discernible 
convective trigger. However, will stick with a slight pop given 
plenty of low level moisture and diurnal instability. 


Highs remain nearly +1 Standard dev through the short term period, 
generally around 90 degree inland and slightly cooler along the 
immediate coast. Mild overnight lows generally in the upper 60s 
to lower 70s. 


&& 


Long term /Friday night through Tuesday/... 
long term period will feature a return to wetter conditions and 
lower temperatures as an upper-level trough and surface cold front approach the middle 
Atlantic. For Friday night/Sat morng...with the front still west of the 
area expect dry conditions with increasing cloudiness and light S/SW 
flow. Rain chances will increase through the afternoon and evening hours Sat as 
the front near the area. Probability of precipitation range from 50% northwest to 20% far southeast. Low temperatures 
Friday night in the upper 60s to lower 70s with hi temperatures Sat in the upper 80s 
to lower 90s. 


For sun...increased probability of precipitation to 50-60% as the front sags into southern VA/NC. 
A (lwr) chance of rain will continue through early next week with the 
front near the Carolina CST and waves of low pressure passing along the 
front. As for temperatures...expect highs only in the upper 70s to middle 80s sun 
and Monday with the chance of rain and cloud cover...and lows in the 
middle 60s to lower 70s. 


&& 


Aviation /01z Wednesday through Sunday/... 
VFR conds prevail at the taf sites with no immediate threat from 
convection. A cold front extended from Quebec across western 
Pennsylvania and eastern Kentucky to northern Arkansas. This front 
is expected weaken as it crosses the Appalachians and reaches 
southeast Virginia late Wednesday morning. 


Ceilings are forecast to run between 5 and 8 kft as the front 
crosses the area. Thunderstorms are expected to be isolated to widely 
scattered and did not include in the tafs. Southwest winds of around 
10 knots diminish as the front approaches and moves through. 


As the front dissipates near the Virginia/NC border Wednesday afternoon... 
scattered convection is expected to develop southern portions. This may 
impact ecg and orf in the afternoon and evening. 


Outlook...afternoon and evening thunderstorms will be possible the next several 
days. The highest chances will be on Sunday as the next frontal 
system moves through. MVFR/IFR conditions will be possible within a few 
hours of sunrise. 


&& 


Marine... 
sub-Small Craft Advisory conditions will continue this week and into the weekend. Hi 
pressure remains offshore this evening with a Lee trough over the middle 
Atlantic...leading to southerly winds avgg 10-15 knots over the 
Bay/rivers/sound and 15-20 knots over coastal waters. Expect 1-2 feet waves over 
the Bay and 2-3 feet seas over coastal waters. A weakening front drops into 
the area late tonight into Wednesday morng...veering winds from SW to north. Not 
anticipating any headlines at this time due to a lack of cold air advection/surge Post 
frontal and a weak pressure gradient. Hi pressure returns Wednesday night through Friday 
as sub-Small Craft Advisory conditions continue. Winds shift from north midday Wednesday to the 
east/southeast Wednesday night. Winds generally should be east-southeast to S Thursday into Friday at 10-15 
knots or less...eventually shifting to the south-southwest Friday ngt/Sat. Next front 
moves into the middle Atlantic region over the weekend. 


&& 


Climate... 
record high temperatures for today 9/2: 


Ric: 100/1980 (new record established: 101 f) 
orf: 97/1993 (new record established: 99 f) 
sby: 97/1980 (tied record) 


Today Marks the first time ric has hit 100 since July 8. Last time 
ric hit at least 101 was when they hit 102 on 7/8/2012. 


&& 


Akq watches/warnings/advisories... 
Maryland...none. 
NC...none. 
Virginia...none. 
Marine...none. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...mam 
near term...mpr 
short term...mam/Sam 
long term...mas 
aviation...lsa 
marine...mas 
climate...akq 



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