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Current Conditions

  • 70°
  • Clear
  • Wind: NNE 4 mph
  • Humidity: 88%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 66°
  • Pressure: 30.06 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 84 °
  • Low: 70 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 84 °
  • Low: 68 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 84 °
  • Low: 70 °
  • Thunderstorm
  • Saturday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 84 °
  • Low: 73 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Sunday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 88 °
  • Low: 73 °
  • Mostly Cloudy

Forecast for Smithfield, Virginia

Updated: 5:00 AM EDT on August 27, 2014

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 84F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 84F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 84F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the ESE in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers in the evening, then clear. Low of 70F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 84F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 73F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear in the morning, then overcast. High of 88F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 73F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 84F with a heat index of 91F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.5 in. possible.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 73F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Tuesday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 86F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 72F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 82F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 86F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 79F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 77F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Special Statement  Statement as of 7:56 am EDT on August 27, 2014


... Patchy locally dense fog until 9 am...

Areas of fog with patchy locally dense fog will continue through
9 am. Visibilities across the impact area will vary from one half
mile or less up to 3 miles. Fog will then begin to lift and
dissipate after 9 am... allowing conditions to improve.

Motorists should be alert for sudden changes in visibility due to
the areas of fog. Drive at reduced speeds and use low beam headlights
only.


Derosa




 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 7:30 am EDT on August 27, 2014


Between 1130 am and noon today... and normally every Wednesday... we
will conduct a test of the NOAA all hazards weather radio alarm
system. Persons with alarms on their radios... are asked to ensure
that these are turned on... to confirm that the test was received.
Again... the alarm test will be conducted between 1130 am and noon
today. The alarm test may be cancelled without notice in the event
of rapidly developing warning or watch conditions... which require
the Wakefield office to shift into a higher alert Mode.



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Location: APRSWXNET Smithfield VA US, Smithfield, VA

Updated: 8:11 AM EDT

Temperature: 68 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Ashby, Carrollton, VA

Updated: 8:50 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.9 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: ENE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

Location: Rushmere Fire Station, Rushmere, VA

Updated: 8:43 AM EDT

Temperature: 70.9 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: North at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Septa, Smithfield, VA

Updated: 8:49 AM EDT

Temperature: 71.8 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: NW at 1.9 mph Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 8:40 AM EDT

Temperature: 69.4 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: NW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Eclipse Chuckatuck Creek, Suffolk, VA

Updated: 8:35 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.0 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: NNW at 8.0 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

Location: Captains Landing, Newport News, VA

Updated: 8:50 AM EDT

Temperature: 69.8 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Riverside - Hidenwood, Newport News, VA

Updated: 8:50 AM EDT

Temperature: 69.1 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: NNE at 7.0 mph Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Tuckahoe, Newport News, VA

Updated: 8:46 AM EDT

Temperature: 75.6 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: ESE at 2.7 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: NNFD Station 3, Newport News, VA

Updated: 8:50 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.8 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: ENE at 5.0 mph Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

Location: NNFD Fire Station 1, Newport News, VA

Updated: 8:47 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.9 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: NE at 11.0 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

Location: Keller America, Newport News, VA

Updated: 8:26 AM EDT

Temperature: 71.8 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: NW at 3.7 mph Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: The Mounger Zoo, Newport News, VA

Updated: 8:50 AM EDT

Temperature: 71.3 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Holiday Point Estates, Suffolk, VA

Updated: 8:50 AM EDT

Temperature: 74.1 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: NE at 3.8 mph Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

Location: MARAD-JRRF, Newport News, VA

Updated: 8:50 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.0 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: ENE at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.63 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

Location: Fort Eustis, FT Eustis, VA

Updated: 8:51 AM EDT

Temperature: 72.9 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 46% Wind: NE at 2.0 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Hanover Heights, Newport News, VA

Updated: 8:50 AM EDT

Temperature: 76.8 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: Kempton Park, Suffolk, VA

Updated: 8:50 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.9 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

Location: Western Branch - Suffolk, Suffolk, VA

Updated: 8:37 AM EDT

Temperature: 71.3 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: North at 5.0 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Coventry, Yorktown, VA

Updated: 8:42 AM EDT

Temperature: 71.0 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Windsor Great Park, Newport News, VA

Updated: 8:45 AM EDT

Temperature: 70.0 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Suffolk Meadows, Suffolk, VA

Updated: 8:41 AM EDT

Temperature: 75.0 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: North at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

Location: Windsor Fire Station, VA, Windsor, VA

Updated: 8:50 AM EDT

Temperature: 68.9 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: NNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Yorktown Rd., Poquoson, VA

Updated: 8:50 AM EDT

Temperature: 74.3 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

Location: Swan Lake, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 8:48 AM EDT

Temperature: 71.9 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Wakefield Virginia 
643 am EDT Wednesday Aug 27 2014 


Synopsis... 
high pressure remains over the area today as Hurricane Cristobal 
turns northeast and tracks north of Bermuda. A weak cold front 
sags south across the area Thursday...then stalls across North 
Carolina Friday before returning north as a warm front Friday 
night and Saturday. 


&& 


Near term /until 6 PM this evening/... 
latest msas showing surface high prs over the middle atlntc region with a cold 
front moving southeast from the Great Lakes region. Meanwhile...hrcn Cristobal is 
located about 400 miles west-southwest of Bermuda moving north-northeast at 15 miles per hour. 


Cristobal expected to turn more NE as day progresses then accelerate 
while tracking north of Bermuda late tonight and Thursday. The surface high 
prs combined with subsidence around the tropical system keeps it dry 
today as any precipitation stays south of Oregon Inlet and mainly out over the 
Gulf Stream waters. 


Calm to light NE winds has allowed for patchy fog to form along with 
areas of stratus along the coast. Expect the fog/stratus to burn off 
shortly around 12z. M sunny skies expeceted today although southeastern coastal areas 
may see periodic broken SC deck resulting in pt sunny skies. Any precipitation 
with apprchg cdfrnt prognosticated to remain northwest of region through 00z. 850 mb temperatures 
rise to near 17c...resulting in highs gnrly between 85-90...xcpt 80-85 
at the beaches. 


&& 


Short term /6 PM this evening through Friday/... 
apprchg cdfrnt will help to kick Cristobal NE and further away from 
the coast tonight. Models show convection with cdfrnt dsptg across 
northern and western Virginia this evening with only limited moisture with the boundary 
as it crosses the forecast area late tonight and Thursday morning. Othr than some 
clouds...kept a dry frontal passage across the region tonite. Lows 65-70. 


Boundary slows as it moves toward the Virginia/NC brdr Thursday afternoon. Models 
offering up different solutions with respect to to how much moisture is available for scattered 
convection to develop along it as it drifts south into northern NC. GFS the 
wettest with the NAM/sref rthr dry. For now...best sprt for isolated 
diurnal convection would be across southern third of forecast area (mainly S of rt 
460). High Thursday 85-90...xcpt l-m80s Eastern Shore areas. Lows Thursday 
night in the 60s. 


High prs moves across northern states Friday with boundary stalled over NC. 
Again...some dissagreement as to when the boundary begins to move 
back north as a warm front. GFS is quicker...NAM/sref slower with 
the European model (ecmwf) a compromise. Thus...expect isolated convection across southern 
tier counties late. Dry north. Highs 80-85 north...M-u80s south. 


&& 


Long term /Friday night through Tuesday/... 
surface hi pressure exits off new eng Friday night...then becomes nearly 
stationary in vicinity of west-central Atlantic through the weekend. A surface warm front 
lifts north across the forecast area Friday night through Sat morning west/ possible isolated precipitation. 
Otherwise...balance of the period from Sat through sun will be pc...warm and 
more humid. A weakening cold front slowly approaches from the west-northwest late sun. 
Incrsg moisture ahead of that fnt will lead to a gradual increases 
clouds and probability of precipitation by late sun (w)...then across the rest of the forecast area into 
Monday. Low amplitude ridge aloft to remain in place in vicinity of southeast Continental U.S. States 
early next weak...resulting in continued warm/humid weather over the region for 
early Sep. Hi temperatures mainly in the u80s to around 90f inland Sat/sun... 
l/m80s at the CST. By Mon/Tue...hi temperatures mainly in the M/u80s. Low 
temperatures through the period from the u60s to l70s. 


&& 


Aviation /12z Wednesday through Sunday/... 
just like yesterday morning some intermittent MVFR ceilings around 
1500 feet will affect korf and kphf through 13z. In addition... 
a shallow layer of IFR/LIFR fog/stratus has developed over the 
lower Maryland Eastern Shore and interior NE NC with visibility down around 
1/2sm at ksby/kecg. Improving conditions are expected after 13-14z. 
VFR elsewhere with either calm or light NE winds. 


Outlook...mainly dry weather with VFR conditions into the upcoming 
weekend...a weak boundary will drop through the area tonight/thurs... 
with high pressure building back into the NE/middle Atlantic region 
Fri/Sat. Some potential for early am fog or low clouds between 
06-12z both Fri/Sat. 


&& 


Marine... 
surface high pressure extending from southern New England to the middle MS valley 
continues the persistent NE pressure gradient across the waters 
through today. A weak cold front will slip S across the waters 
tonight into Thursday morning. That front stalls just S of the waters by 
Thursday afternoon/night while high pressure slides east into New England. 


Most speeds over the waters remain sub-Small Craft Advisory through the end of the 
week. Another increase in seas (highest southern portion...possibly to 
7-9 ft?) Will occur today into Thursday as Hurricane Cristobal passes 
well offshore. 


After continued NE winds today...most of the waters will see winds 
shift to offshore by late tonight. Once weak surface boundary slips S 
across the waters Thursday...direction becomes north-NE then east into Friday (w/ a 
possible surge in speeds to just below low end Small Craft Advisory...especially northern 
portions Thursday morning). A transition from onshore winds to mostly S 
occurs this weekend as high pressure sets up off the coast. 


&& 


Akq watches/warnings/advisories... 
Maryland...Beach hazards statement through this evening for mdz025. 
Air quality alert until midnight EDT tonight for mdz021>025. 
NC...beach hazards statement through this evening for ncz102. 
Virginia...Beach hazards statement through this evening for vaz098>100. 
Marine...Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas until 6 PM EDT 
Thursday for anz650-652-654. 
Small Craft Advisory until 6 PM EDT Thursday for anz656-658. 


&& 


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












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