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  • 41°
  • Haze
  • Wind: WNW 13 mph
  • Humidity: N/A%
  • Visibility: 4.0 miles
  • Pressure: 30.03 in. +
  • Heat Index: 34

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5 Day Forecast

  • Tuesday
  • Rain
  • High: 50 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • Rain
  • Wednesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 63 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Thursday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 63 °
  • Low: 36 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 55 °
  • Low: 34 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Smithfield, Virginia

Updated: 10:00 PM EST on December 22, 2014

  • Tuesday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Overcast with rain. Low of 52F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90% with rainfall amounts near 0.5 in. possible.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with rain, then rain showers in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 63F. Breezy. Winds from the South at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Wednesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers. Low of 54F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Thursday

    Clear with a chance of rain. High of 63F. Breezy. Winds from the West at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 36F. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 52F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 39F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 55F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 34F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the North after midnight.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 59F. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 30F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 36F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog early. High of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 28F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Fog early. High of 39F with a windchill as low as 27F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 23F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 34F with a windchill as low as 18F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 21F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 21F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Smithfield Fire Station, Smithfiled, VA

Updated: 11:57 PM EST

Temperature: 40.6 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: WNW at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Ashby, Carrollton, VA

Updated: 12:03 AM EST

Temperature: 41.6 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: NNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Septa, Smithfield, VA

Updated: 12:02 AM EST

Temperature: 39.2 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: NW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 11:55 PM EST

Temperature: 40.0 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: NNW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Eclipse Chuckatuck Creek, Suffolk, VA

Updated: 12:02 AM EST

Temperature: 42.3 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: West at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Captains Landing, Newport News, VA

Updated: 12:03 AM EST

Temperature: 40.9 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: North at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Riverside - Hidenwood, Newport News, VA

Updated: 12:00 AM EST

Temperature: 43.0 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: NNW at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: NorthEnd-HuntingtonHeights, Newport News, VA

Updated: 12:03 AM EST

Temperature: 42.4 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: WNW at 2.6 mph Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: NNFD Fire Station 1, Newport News, VA

Updated: 12:02 AM EST

Temperature: 42.4 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: WNW at 13.0 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Holiday Point Estates, Suffolk, VA

Updated: 12:02 AM EST

Temperature: 41.9 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: NNFD Station 6, Newport News, VA

Updated: 12:03 AM EST

Temperature: 41.4 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: NW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Fort Eustis, FT Eustis, VA

Updated: 12:03 AM EST

Temperature: 40.5 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 59% Wind: NNW at 8.0 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Northampton, Hampton, VA

Updated: 12:00 AM EST

Temperature: 42.8 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: North at 3.8 mph Pressure: 29.67 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Hanover Heights, Newport News, VA

Updated: 12:03 AM EST

Temperature: 41.7 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Nelson Farms, Hampton, VA

Updated: 12:03 AM EST

Temperature: 42.3 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: North at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Kempton Park, Suffolk, VA

Updated: 12:00 AM EST

Temperature: 42.4 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Western Branch - Suffolk, Suffolk, VA

Updated: 11:54 PM EST

Temperature: 41.6 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: North at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Coventry, Yorktown, VA

Updated: 11:57 PM EST

Temperature: 41.5 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: West at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Windsor Great Park, Newport News, VA

Updated: 11:57 PM EST

Temperature: 40.8 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: North at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Burbage Grant, Suffolk, VA

Updated: 12:01 AM EST

Temperature: 41.5 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: NNW at 4.7 mph Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Suffolk Meadows, Suffolk, VA

Updated: 11:54 PM EST

Temperature: 43.9 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: North at 2.6 mph Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Windsor Fire Station, VA, Windsor, VA

Updated: 11:49 PM EST

Temperature: 40.1 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: NNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Western Branch North, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 12:00 AM EST

Temperature: 43.3 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Zuni, VA, Zuni, VA

Updated: 11:54 PM EST

Temperature: 40.2 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: WNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 28.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Ebony Heights, Portsmouth, VA

Updated: 11:55 PM EST

Temperature: 42.4 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: South at 1.6 mph Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Western Branch,

Updated: 12:01 AM EST

Temperature: 43.3 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: WNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Yorktown Rd., Poquoson, VA

Updated: 12:03 AM EST

Temperature: 41.5 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: NNW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Swan Lake, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 12:02 AM EST

Temperature: 42.5 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Wakefield Virginia 
938 PM EST Monday Dec 22 2014 


Synopsis... 
low pressure will linger along the Carolina coast through Tuesday. 
A strong cold front will cross the area Wednesday night. High 
pressure builds back in from the southwest Christmas day through 
Friday. 


&& 


Near term /through Tuesday/... 
weak surface low pressure lingers in vicinity of Virginia convective available potential energy while low level wedge holds 
tight inland. Quite the temperature contrast so far this evening...ranging from 
M/u30s inland to u40s to m50s right near the CST. As weak low continues to 
track slowly north-northeast overnight...north-northwest winds behind it will bring cooler air mass 
east-southeast and to the CST...resulting in falling temperatures. Forecast area between systems 
this evening...one moving north-northeast through PA/NJ...and second one moving NE 
from interior southeast states. Widespread IFR/LIFR conds...mainly from ceilings 
will continue through overnight hours. Only place west/o those conds 
(primarily MVFR attm) are on the Eastern Shore...though that likely to 
change overnight. Will have slight chance/low chance probability of precipitation (-ra)...along west/ areas 
of -l/fog (though not expecting widespread dense fog through early morning 
hrs). Near steady temperatures inland (in the M/u30s)...W/ low temperatures near the 
CST 40 to 45f. 


Favored cooler met guidance for highs Tuesday...given a light onshore 
flow and strengthening inversion. Highs generally will range from the 
Lower-Middle 40s west of I-95 to the middle-upper 50s far southeast zones. Mot 
much support for precipitation other than continued drizzle and areas of 
fog. 


&& 


Short term /Tuesday night through Thursday/... 
Tuesday night/ Wednesday...surface warm front will lift north across the 
region later Tuesday night and will allow for the area to be warm 
hectored on Wednesday. Deep moisture transport occurs Tuesday night...raised 
probability of precipitation to near 100% Tuesday night...as moderate to heavy rain moves 
through the region. Potential for lingering fog over northwest areas 
where low level wedge is slower to scour out. Still decent model 
agreement with ~990 mb surface low tracking nine from the Tennessee Valley to 
the Great Lakes during the day Wednesday. Dew points soar into the upper 
50s to Lower-Middle 50s in strong southerly flow on Wednesday...so will 
continue mention of slight chance for for late after/evening thunderstorms on 
Wednesday (christmas eve). At this point there does not look to be much 
in the way of clearing potential (high shear but very minimal 
cape) on Wednesday to lead to severe excessive. Cps only has far southeast zones in a 
marginal risk attention. Timing also a bit slower...actual front now 
pronged to push through around 06z/Thu...which would further limit 
severe potential. Highs Wednesday into the M-u60s to lower 50s (close to record 
highs/see climate section). Categorical probability of precipitation all areas 
Wednesday...shifting off the coast later Wednesday night as the cold front 
pushes through and drier air moves in from the west by Christmas 
morning. Slower passage of the front will make for very mild mins 
Christmas morning with lows in the middle 50s far west...to the middle 
50s southeast. Skies become mostly sunny with breezy westerly flow by 
middle/late morning Christmas day. Raised highs to 55-60 f most areas 
as cold air advection is weak and will be offset by downslope warming (and due to 
a warm beginning). 


&& 


Long term /Thursday night through Monday/... 
high pressure builds across the southeast states and middle Atlantic region 
Thursday night/Fri...sliding off the southeast coast Friday night. A cold front 
gets sheared apart as it crosses the area Sat night into early Sun 
morning and should be relatively dry with a slight chance of light 
showers possible with its passage. The cold air advection occurring behind the 
front is becoming weaker with each model run so am not anticipating 
a significant cool down in its wake...except maybe in colder 
overnight lows. High pressure builds back into the region from the 
west sun through at least Monday. Highs should be in the middle-upper 50s 
Fri/Sat...then cool into the upper 50s to around 50 sun/Mon. Lows 
will generally be in the 30s (occasionally in the lower 50s 
immediate coast). 


&& 


Aviation /02z Tuesday through Saturday/... 
low pressure moving off the Outer Banks along with high pressure 
wedging south will continue the cool period into Tuesday with IFR 
ceilings and visibility in fog...drizzle and rain. Expect 15-20 
knots winds to spread northward along the coast this evening as the 
low moves north and the pressure gradient tightens. Cool northerly 
flow continues through Tuesday after helping to keep IFR stratus and visible 
through much of the 00z taf period. The only location at this time that 
might lift above IFR conditions Tuesday afternoon is kecg. 
However...this is anything but certain...and have maintained IFR 
conditions throughout the taf period. 


At 00z...IFR has temporarily lifted at ksby...but expect IFR to be 
dominant after 02z...if not before. In addition...visibility may 
periodically be p6sm at korf/kecg before 03z...but should drop to 
MVFR/IFR as moist NE flow persists. 


Outlook...a series of low pressure systems and complex frontal 
boundaries will bring chances for rain and periods of low ceilings 
and visibilities through Wednesday. A cold front passes through 
Thursday morning with VFR conds and dry weather Thursday and Friday. A 
period of gusty winds expected Wednesday afternoon through midday 
Thursday ahead of and behind the front. 


&& 


Marine... 
7 PM update...have raised Small Craft Advisory mainly for seas through 18z Tuesday 
over the northern 2 coastal waters zones...as trends in 
observations and model guidance suggest 5-6 feet seas will build 
into the northern coastal waters before 04z. In addition...have made 
adjustments to winds/seas on the coastal waters to better mesh 
with observations and hi-res models guidance. Have also extended 
Small Craft Advisory in the Lower Bay...mainly due to persistence of 5 to 6 foot 
seas near the mouth of the Bay. Winds have largely dropped just 
below Small Craft Advisory criteria. 


Previous discussion...N-NE winds 15-25kt across the 
Bay/sound/coastal waters from Parramore Island to Currituck light 
and waves 3-4ft (up to 5ft possible in the mouth of the bay) will 
persist until 7 PM this evening. 4-7ft seas in the aforementioned 
coastal waters will be slower to subside and Small Craft Advisory flags will remain 
in effect until 4 am tonight. Meanwhile...the surface low pressure 
located just off the Cape Hatteras coast late this afternoon will 
continue to track north-northeast up the middle Atlantic coast tonight...washing 
out off the Delaware-Maryland-Virginia/New Jersey coast on Tuesday. 


Light and variable winds later this evening/overnight will become 
east-southeast on Tuesday as upper level high pressure remains in place over the 
middle Atlantic region...and the next low pressure system organizes 
over the deep south. Southeast winds gradually begin to increase to 15-25kt 
late Tuesday night as a warm front lifts north through the area. A 
strong cold front approaches the waters from the west on Wednesday 
with winds becoming more southerly and increasing to solid Small Craft Advisory speeds of 
20-30kt across all waters except the rivers...where the fetch is not 
favorable for Small Craft Advisory conditions in southerly flow. Seas will also build to 
5-7 feet on Wednesday before subsiding again by late Thursday. Waves on ches Bay 
will reach 4ft during this timeframe. The front quickly sweeps 
through the area Wednesday night and offshore early Thursday. Winds remain 
above Small Craft Advisory levels through Thursday evening while becoming SW Wednesday 
night/early Thursday then west by Thursday afternoon. High pressure builds across the 
southeast states and middle Atlantic region Thursday night/Fri...sliding off the southeast 
coast Friday night. A dry cold front crosses the waters Sat night and 
the cold air advection that follows is becoming weaker with each model run. High 
pressure builds into the region from the west sun through at least 
Monday. Expect improved conditions late Thursday evening through the weekend 
and into early next week with variable wind directions at or below 15kt. 


&& 


Climate... 
record highs for Christmas evening/Wednesday 12/24: 


Richmond.......71 f (1988) 
Norfolk........75 f (1891) 
Salisbury......67 f (1990) 
eliz city NC...75 f (1990) 


&& 


Akq watches/warnings/advisories... 
Maryland...none. 
NC...none. 
Virginia...none. 
Marine...Small Craft Advisory until 1 am EST Tuesday for anz632-634. 
Small Craft Advisory until 4 am EST Tuesday for anz654-656-658. 
Small Craft Advisory until 1 PM EST Tuesday for anz650-652. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...alb/lkb 
near term...alb/lkb 
short term...lkb 
long term...bmd 
aviation...dap/wrs 
marine...bmd/wrs 
climate...akq 














































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