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Current Conditions

  • 51°
  • Clear
  • Wind: NE 8 mph
  • Humidity: 45%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 30°
  • Pressure: 30.39 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Clear
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 43 °
  • Clear
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 55 °
  • Low: 46 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 59 °
  • Low: 48 °
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 70 °
  • Low: 48 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Clear
  • High: 70 °
  • Low: 48 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Smithfield, Virginia

Updated: 5:00 PM EDT on April 16, 2014

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 48F. Windy. Winds from the NNE at 15 to 30 mph with gusts to 35 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 43F. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 55F. Breezy. Winds from the ENE at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 46F. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday

    Mostly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. High of 59F. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 48F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 70F. Winds from the North at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 48F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 70F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 73F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 54F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 73F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 59F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 70F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 82F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 68F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 84F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 61F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 84F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 61F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday

    Clear with a chance of rain. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 61F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph shifting to the NNW after midnight.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Moonefield, Smithfield, VA

Updated: 5:50 PM EDT

Temperature: 52.3 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 42% Wind: East at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.36 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Smithfield Fire Station, Smithfiled, VA

Updated: 2:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 49.8 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 41% Wind: North at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 50 °F Graphs

Location: Ashby, Carrollton, VA

Updated: 5:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 48.3 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 41% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.42 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Septa, Smithfield, VA

Updated: 5:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 48.8 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 51% Wind: ENE at 10.0 mph Pressure: 30.33 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Isle of Wight County EOC, Isle Of Wight, VA

Updated: 5:38 PM EDT

Temperature: 48.9 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 45% Wind: NE at 9.0 mph Pressure: 30.39 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Captains Landing, Newport News, VA

Updated: 5:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 49.0 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 40% Wind: WSW at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.38 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Riverside - Hidenwood, Newport News, VA

Updated: 5:50 PM EDT

Temperature: 51.1 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 37% Wind: ENE at 17.0 mph Pressure: 30.39 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: NNFD Fire Station 1, Newport News, VA

Updated: 5:47 PM EDT

Temperature: 46.9 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: NNE at 10.0 mph Pressure: 30.41 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Keller America, Newport News, VA

Updated: 5:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 46.9 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 36% Wind: ENE at 2.3 mph Pressure: 30.43 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: The Mounger Zoo, Newport News, VA

Updated: 5:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 47.9 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 38% Wind: ENE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.44 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Holiday Point Estates, Suffolk, VA

Updated: 5:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 49.1 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 44% Wind: NE at 7.6 mph Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: MARAD-JRRF, Newport News, VA

Updated: 5:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 50.0 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: NNE at 6.0 mph Pressure: 31.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Emco Industrial Supplies, Newport News, VA

Updated: 5:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 52.7 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 33% Wind: East at 4.5 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Fort Eustis, FT Eustis, VA

Updated: 5:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 51.6 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: - Wind: SE at 9.0 mph Pressure: 30.41 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Northampton, Hampton, VA

Updated: 5:45 PM EDT

Temperature: 51.6 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 41% Wind: SE at 7.6 mph Pressure: 30.68 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Hanover Heights, Newport News, VA

Updated: 5:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 48.9 °F Dew Point: 11 °F Humidity: 21% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.39 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: Kempton Park, Suffolk, VA

Updated: 5:50 PM EDT

Temperature: 49.2 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 42% Wind: NE at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.39 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Bethel Manor Housing, Hampton, VA

Updated: 5:46 PM EDT

Temperature: 53.8 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 40% Wind: East at 3.2 mph Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Windsor Fire Station, VA, Windsor, VA

Updated: 5:48 PM EDT

Temperature: 48.8 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 46% Wind: ENE at 7.0 mph Pressure: 30.38 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Zuni, VA, Zuni, VA

Updated: 5:46 PM EDT

Temperature: 51.7 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 45% Wind: NE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 27.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Roland Drive, Hampton, VA

Updated: 5:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 47.8 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 43% Wind: North at 6.9 mph Pressure: 30.42 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: York County, Virginia, Yorktown, VA

Updated: 5:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 46.0 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 35% Wind: NE at 12.0 mph Pressure: 29.50 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Yorktown Rd., Poquoson, VA

Updated: 5:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 48.0 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 48% Wind: NNW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.43 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Swan Lake, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 5:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 46.2 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 50% Wind: NNE at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.39 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: River Oaks, Hampton, VA

Updated: 5:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 47.3 °F Dew Point: -6 °F Humidity: 10% Wind: NW at 4.5 mph Pressure: 30.42 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Phoebus, Hampton, VA

Updated: 5:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 51.6 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 37% Wind: NW at 9.8 mph Pressure: 30.45 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Wakefield Virginia 
434 PM EDT Wednesday Apr 16 2014 


Synopsis... 
cool high pressure settles over the middle Atlantic and northeast 
states tonight. The high will become centered from New England to 
the Canadian Maritimes Thursday and Friday...maintaining northeast 
flow and much cooler than average temperatures across the region. 
A cold front will cross the area Friday night with high pressure 
returning for Saturday. 


&& 


Near term /through Thursday/... 
high pressure centered over New York this evening will move 
northeast and become centered over northern New England on 
Thursday. The high will ridge down over the area tonight. Winds 
will be light over the interior sections of the forecast area tonight. This 
combined with the still cold air mass in place and clear skies 
overhead will lead to another widespread freeze event. 
Temperatures will drop into the upper 20s and low 30s. Have issued 
a freeze warning for this area. Farther to the east...the winds 
will turn more northeast and come off the water. This will help 
keep temperatures up some with lows in the upper 30s to low 40s. 
Also the NAM and RUC both indicate some increase in moisture 
around 950 mb tonight with the east flow developing there. Not 
sure the extent to which clouds will return but went ahead and 
developed clouds across the southeastern part of the area 
overnight. On Thursday these clouds should slowly spread to the 
west and north as more low level moisture is brought in off the 
Atlantic. Another cold day on Thursday with temperatures in the 
50s. The warmest temperatures will be in western sections where 
the clouds will be the least and farther away from the ocean 
influence. 


&& 


Short term /Thursday night through Saturday/... 
models all agree on a trough developing just off the southeast 
coast Thursday night into Friday night. This is due to some 
southern stream energy moving along across the southern US. This 
energy is not well handled by any of the models so there is plenty 
of uncertainty. Have leaned more toward the drier NAM but will 
bring slight chance probability of precipitation in for Friday night over the eastern 
third of the area with chance probability of precipitation over parts of northeast North 
Carolina. Temperatures will become milder through the period. 
Generally followed MOS guidance which keeps most mins in the 40s 
Thursday night and highs on Friday back into the 60s. By late 
Friday night all models agree on a weak cold front crossing the 
area with another high pressure building in from the west. This 
will clear the skies across the area as it pushes the trough 
farther off the coast. Lows Friday night will be in the 40s with 
high temperatures on Saturday getting back to around normal in the 
low 70s. 


&& 


Long term /Saturday night through Wednesday/... 
a long area of high pressure moving across southeast Canada will 
extend into the eastern Great Lakes and Ohio/Tennessee valleys Sat night. 
Meanwhile...a coastal low off the southeast coast is now expected 
to stay shunted well south of the area Sat night and then track NE 
well off the Carolina coast through sun. The stretched out surface 
high and associated middle/upper ridging will pass over the middle 
Atlantic region sun into early Monday. The surface high then slides off 
the coast during the day as the middle/upper ridging flattens. A 
relatively flat (west to east oriented) frontal boundary sags down 
into the area Monday night into Tuesday...moving offshore by Wednesday morning. 
Weak shortwave energy and a subsequent surface low traveling along 
this boundary may bring another shot of precipitation to the area 
on Mon/Tue. GFS precipitation-generation and general movement continues 
to be aggressive/fast versus the European model (ecmwf). Have therefore tried to 
split the difference with the pop forecast...leaning toward slightly 
slower timing to the onset of precipitation Monday night and limiting 
overall coverage on Tuesday to no higher than 40 percent. 


Temperatures are expected to be straight-forward Sat night through 
Sun night as high pressure crosses the region. Expect lows near 
normal both nights in the 40s (lower 50s possible immediate southeast Virginia/NE 
NC coasts). Highs Sat/sun range from roughly 65 degrees far NE to 70 
degrees SW. As the flat frontal boundary starts to sag into the Middle 
Atlantic States Monday through Wednesday...the temperature forecast becomes tricky 
in regard to where exactly the warm sector develops. With precipitation 
expected to move into the area at some point Monday night...increasing 
cirrus during the day Monday should keep high temperatures in the upper 60s 
west of I-95 with warmer temperatures in the lower 70s east of I-95 
(mid-upper 60s Maryland/Virginia eastern shore). Highs Tuesday should be in the 
low-middle 70s inland and in the upper 60s near the immediate ches 
Bay and Atlantic coasts. The warming trend continues with highs 
on Wednesday in the middle 70s inland to upper 60s at the immediate coast. 
Low temperatures areawide on Monday/Tue/Wed nights should also be 
warm with readings in the 50s (or about 10 degrees above normal). 


&& 


Aviation /20z Wednesday through Monday/... 
a mainly clear sky is expected through early Thursday morning. 
Gusty north winds become NE this afternoon and slowly diminish toward 
evening. Winds have tended to be slightly backed from MOS 
forecasts and made adjustments accordingly. NE winds may be gusty 
once again Thursday. Stratocu clouds which could go MVFR develop 
over southeast Virginia/NE NC taf sites Thursday morning associated with 
onshore flow. 


Outlook...as high pressure strengthens over New England and the 
Canadian Maritimes...the chances for MVFR conds increase through 
Friday night...especially southeast portions. There will also be a chance 
for showers late Friday and Friday night. A cold front moves 
through early Saturday but the trend toward onshore flow will 
continue into early next week. 


&& 


Marine... 
Small Craft Advisory flags now in effect through early Thursday afternoon for eastern Virginia rivers 
and northern ches Bay...and through Thursday evening for southern ches Bay. As 
high pressure slides across New England tonight into Friday... 
winds turn to the NE and another push of cold air (albeit weaker) 
is anticipated to occur overnight into early Thursday afternoon...which will 
increase speeds into Small Craft Advisory thresholds during this time. Also...the 
persistent onshore flow will cause seas to remain at or above 5 feet 
for all coastal waters through Friday evening. Prolonged Small Craft Advisory flags 
are now in effect for the coastal waters during this timeframe but 
will likely be extended through Sat due to seas staying at or 
above 5 feet in persistent NE/onshore flow. 


The next best chance for Small Craft Advisory conditions appears to be Sat night 
into Sun morning as a weak low passing across northern New England 
pushes a weak backdoor trough and a cooler airmass across the 
waters. Wind direction remains in an onshore direction and seas 
could briefly reach above 5 feet again. 


&& 


Climate... 
record low maximum temperatures today 4/16: 


Ric...45 (1929) 
orf...46 (1935) 
sby...45 (1935) 
ecg...52 (1962 & 1952) 


Record lows Thursday 4/17: 


Ric...31 (1949) 
orf...34 (1875) 
sby...26 (2008) 


&& 


Akq watches/warnings/advisories... 
Maryland...freeze warning from 2 am to 9 am EDT Thursday for mdz021>023. 
NC...freeze warning from 2 am to 9 am EDT Thursday for ncz012. 
Virginia...freeze warning from 2 am to 9 am EDT Thursday for vaz048-049- 
060>083-085-087>089-092. 
Marine...Small Craft Advisory until 8 PM EDT Friday for anz633-650-652- 
654-656-658. 
Small Craft Advisory from midnight tonight to 1 PM EDT 
Thursday for anz635>637. 
Small Craft Advisory until midnight EDT Thursday night for 
anz632-634. 
Small Craft Advisory until 1 PM EDT Thursday for anz630-631- 
638. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...jab 
near term...jab 
short term...jab 
long term...bmd 
aviation...lsa 
marine...bmd 
climate...akq 


















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