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Current Conditions

  • 63°
  • Clear
  • Wind: NW 12 mph
  • Humidity: 43%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 41°
  • Pressure: 29.79 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 64 °
  • Low: 46 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Clear
  • High: 66 °
  • Low: 48 °
  • Clear
  • Friday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 72 °
  • Low: 57 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 81 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • Clear
  • Sunday
  • Clear
  • High: 66 °
  • Low: 50 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Smithfield, Virginia

Updated: 11:00 AM EDT on April 23, 2014

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 64F. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 46F. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 66F. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 48F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 72F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the evening, then clear. Low of 57F. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 81F. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 54F. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 66F. Winds from the North at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 50F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 63F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 52F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 66F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 55F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 1.2 in. possible.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms. Fog early. High of 72F. Winds from the East at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 54F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

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

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Special Statement  Statement as of 6:02 am EDT on April 23, 2014


... Increased fire danger today...

Breezy and dry conditions will prevail over central and southeast
Virginia today. Minimum relative humidity values will range from
20 to 30 percent and will combine with sustained northwest winds
of 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. This will result in
increased fire danger across central and southeast Virginia
through early this evening... primarily during the afternoon
hours.

Virginia residents are reminded that open burning is prohibited
before 4 PM each day through April 30th. Residents are urged to
exercise caution handling any potential ignition source... including
machinery... cigarettes and matches. Be sure to properly discard
all smoking materials. Any dry grasses and tree litter that ignite
will have the potential to spread quickly.




 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 10:10 am EDT on April 23, 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.



Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Moonefield, Smithfield, VA

Updated: 1:31 PM EDT

Temperature: 67.1 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 30% Wind: North at 12.0 mph Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Smithfield Fire Station, Smithfiled, VA

Updated: 1:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 64.9 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 35% Wind: North at 10.0 mph Pressure: 29.65 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Ashby, Carrollton, VA

Updated: 1:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 67.8 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 34% Wind: NW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Rushmere Fire Station, Rushmere, VA

Updated: 1:30 PM EDT

Temperature: 64.6 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 37% Wind: North at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Septa, Smithfield, VA

Updated: 1:28 PM EDT

Temperature: 67.1 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 37% Wind: NNW at 9.0 mph Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 1:24 PM EDT

Temperature: 65.1 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 35% Wind: West at 12.0 mph Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Eclipse Chuckatuck Creek, Suffolk, VA

Updated: 1:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 61.7 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 45% Wind: WNW at 28.0 mph Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Captains Landing, Newport News, VA

Updated: 1:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 65.2 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 36% Wind: NNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: NNFD Fire Station 1, Newport News, VA

Updated: 1:32 PM EDT

Temperature: 62.8 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 43% Wind: NW at 18.0 mph Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Keller America, Newport News, VA

Updated: 1:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 64.0 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 33% Wind: West at 6.1 mph Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: The Mounger Zoo, Newport News, VA

Updated: 1:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 64.8 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 38% Wind: NW at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Holiday Point Estates, Suffolk, VA

Updated: 1:36 PM EDT

Temperature: 65.3 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 36% Wind: NW at 8.3 mph Pressure: 29.56 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Emco Industrial Supplies, Newport News, VA

Updated: 1:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 68.5 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 30% Wind: NW at 10.7 mph Pressure: 29.39 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Fort Eustis, FT Eustis, VA

Updated: 1:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 66.2 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: - Wind: North at 8.0 mph Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Hanover Heights, Newport News, VA

Updated: 1:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 73.4 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 13% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

Location: Kempton Park, Suffolk, VA

Updated: 1:35 PM EDT

Temperature: 72.5 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 28% Wind: NE at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: Bethel Manor Housing, Hampton, VA

Updated: 1:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 67.3 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 34% Wind: North at 7.3 mph Pressure: 29.53 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Burbage Grant, Suffolk, VA

Updated: 1:27 PM EDT

Temperature: 65.7 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 46% Wind: NNW at 9.4 mph Pressure: 29.57 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Chippokes Plantation State Park, Surry, VA

Updated: 1:30 PM EDT

Temperature: 63.7 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 40% Wind: NW at 10.0 mph Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Windsor Fire Station, VA, Windsor, VA

Updated: 1:34 PM EDT

Temperature: 65.7 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 33% Wind: NNE at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Zuni, VA, Zuni, VA

Updated: 1:16 PM EDT

Temperature: 66.0 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 37% Wind: West at 4.0 mph Pressure: 27.38 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Roland Drive, Hampton, VA

Updated: 1:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 66.9 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 26% Wind: NW at 8.3 mph Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Western Branch,

Updated: 1:32 PM EDT

Temperature: 66.8 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 31% Wind: NW at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: York County, Virginia, Yorktown, VA

Updated: 1:35 PM EDT

Temperature: 62.8 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 29% Wind: West at 13.0 mph Pressure: 28.85 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Yorktown Rd., Poquoson, VA

Updated: 1:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 63.1 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 41% Wind: NW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Swan Lake, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 1:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 68.0 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 30% Wind: SSE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: River Oaks, Hampton, VA

Updated: 1:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 68.9 °F Dew Point: 10 °F Humidity: 10% Wind: WSW at 7.6 mph Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Wakefield Virginia 
1100 am EDT Wednesday Apr 23 2014 


Synopsis... 
a cold front will cross the region early this morning. Cool 
Canadian high pressure builds back over the region tonight and 
Thursday. A series of weak fronts will cross the area Friday into 
the weekend. 


&& 


Near term /through tonight/... 
base of the upper trough has located over the local area per 
latest water vapor imagery. At the surface...cold front has pushed 
well offshore as modifying Canadian high pressure has centered 
over the Great Lakes region. The result will be a dry...breezy and 
cool day over the local area. 


For today...surface low will push off the New England coast today as 
high pressure builds south and east. Pressure gradient will remain 
rather strong over the region...resulting in sustained northwest winds of 
15 to 20 miles per hour with gusts up to 30 miles per hour. Stronger winds near the Bay 
and over the Eastern Shore with speeds 20 to 25 miles per hour and gusts to 35 
miles per hour. Combination of breezy conditions and low relative humidity will result in a 
critical fire weather day. Please refer to the fire weather 
section below for more information. Remnant middle-level moisture and 
good mixing/steep low level lapse rates will result in some 
afternoon cumulus...especially over the northern local area and Eastern Shore 
where downslope flow will have less of an impact. Northwest flow...cold air advection 
will result in temperatures warming into the middle-upper 60s...even along 
the coastal waters thanks to northwest winds. The exception will be the 
Eastern Shore where temperatures only expected to warm into the low 60s. 


High pressure builds into the region tonight. Expect chilly early 
morning lows Thursday morning in the middle-upper 30s along/west of I-95 to 
the upper 30s to lower 40s elsewhere under clear skies. Do not 
expect any freeze issues and probably too dry for much more than 
some patchy frost in sheltered locales. 


&& 


Short term /Thursday through Friday night/... 
dry again once again Thursday as high pressure slides over the 
northeast/mid-Atlantic region, before sliding off the Atlantic 
Seaboard early Friday. Highs Thursday generally in the upper 60s (a 
little cooler near the coast). Once again, min relative humidity values fall into 
the 20s Thursday afternoon but winds will be lighter. Next fast moving wave 
of moisture moves in from the plains on Friday. GFS remains faster 
with bringing system through, with the NAM/European model (ecmwf) a bit sharper 
with the upper wave...and hence a bit slower. Pushed back onset of 
pop just slightly and continued to split the difference between 
these still divergent solutions. Given this, expect a scenario 
not unlike that of earlier yesterday (tuesday); rather meager 
instability with modest deep layer shear/lapse rates that result 
in some weak disorganized convection late in the day Friday. Will 
keep chance probability of precipitation all zones for scattered rain showers and perhaps a thunderstorm 
pushing through at some point in the aftn/evening. Warmer south-southwest 
flow should push highs well into the 70s to near 8o. 


Clearing behind the front Friday night, with probability of precipitation quickly ending 
west to east. Lows generally in the 50s to near 60 along area 
coastlines. 


&& 


Long term /Saturday through Tuesday/... 
progressive flow will begin to evolve into a highly amplified/blocky 
pattern over the Continental U.S. During the extended...likely resulting in a 
cool/wet period by early next week. 


Medium range guidance tends to struggle with blocky flow...and this 
is no exception. Trended toward ensemble and wpc guidance to smooth 
out differences in the models. Overall...upper pattern will be 
characterized by an anomalous upper trough over the western Continental U.S....high 
pressure ridging from the Gulf states into the northwest territories 
and another upper trough over southeast Canada and New England. While 
meaningful differences exist in the models...a second (dry) cold 
front is prognosticated to cross the local area on Sat. This front will 
bring cooler/drier air to the region on sun. A stationary boundary 
will then set up over the middle-Atlantic region (depending on the 
model it could be from the Carolinas northward to the Mason Dixon line). 
This boundary will be the focus of precipitation early next week. 
Meanwhile...a broad area of low pressure over the plains will 
progress eastward sun-tues...tapping into Gulf moisture. Will maintain 
slight chance probability of precipitation Sun night-Tuesday based on uncertainty...but 
increase to low-end chance probability of precipitation Tuesday night as the upper/surface low gets 
closer. 


Have trended to the cooler side of guidance with highs generally in 
the middle-upper 60s sun-tues. Overnight lows generally in the upper 
40s-low 50s. 


&& 


Aviation /15z Wednesday through Sunday/... 
a surface cold front is draped across the area from the southern New Jersey coast 
into the NC Piedmont region early this morning. Winds quickly turn 
to the northwest behind the front and become gusty due to a decent surge 
of cold air flowing in from the northwest. Wind speeds should average 
about 34015g25kt during this initial push of colder air. As the 
front exits the coast shortly after sunrise this morning...the 
pressure gradient will tighten up near the immediate coast where 
west-northwest-northwest winds should average close to 20g30kt from middle morning 
through late afternoon/early evening before tapering off during the 
evening and overnight hours. Northwest wind speeds briefly increase Thursday 
morning and then drop off through the afternoon as high pressure slides 
across the area and becomes located off the southeast coast by Thursday 
evening. The next cold front approaches the region Thursday night... 
causing northwest winds to back around to the S-se. The front is expected 
to cross the middle Atlantic region Friday aftn/evening...bringing 
showers and a slight chance for thunderstorms to area taf sites. 
Behind this front...winds will generally be northerly around 15 knots or 
less through the rest of the weekend. 


&& 


Marine... 
a surface cold front is just starting to track across the waters from 
northwest to southeast early this morning. The front is expected to clear the 
coast by sunrise. Just behind the front...strong Small Craft Advisory winds will 
occur due to a decent surge of cold air flowing in from the northwest. As 
a result...northwest winds will average 20-25 knots with gusts to around 
30 knots early this morning and continuing through most of today 
before tapering off tonight. The northwest wind direction will generally 
prevent seas from building any higher than 5-6 feet...with 3-4 feet 
waves on the Bay (locally up to 5 feet southern Bay around sunrise with 
the initial push of cold air) and 2-3 feet near the mouth of the 
rivers. A secondary...albeit weaker...cold air surge is expected 
to occur tonight. This will keep northwest winds on the Bay/ocean to stay 
around 20-25 knots overnight...with gusts up to 30 knots northern coastal 
waters. Small Craft Advisory flags are currently in effect for area waters. Please 
refer to www.Weather.Gov/Wakefield or mwwakq for further details. 


Conditions gradually improve on Thursday as high pressure builds over 
the waters. Northwest wind speeds and seas are anticipated to fall below 
Small Craft Advisory thresholds by Thursday afternoon (aob 15 knots ches Bay/at or below 25 knots and seas 
below 5 ft)...however overall conditions will still be somewhat 
breezy during the day before finally diminishing by early Thursday 
evening. High pressure slides off the southeast coast Thursday night as 
another cold front approaches the waters. This will cause northwest winds 
to back around to the S-se. The front is expected to cross the 
waters Friday evening...bringing showers and a slight chance for 
thunderstorms to the area. Behind this front...winds will 
generally be northerly around 15 knots or less through the rest of the 
weekend and waves/seas will average 1-2 feet/2-3 feet respectively. 


&& 


Fire weather... 
dry and breezy conditions today...and in coordination with state 
fire officials/neighboring forecast offices...a red flag warning has 
been issued for this afternoon/evening for portions of central and 
eastern Virginia (mainly along and north of ric metropolitan area) as well as 
the lower Maryland Easter shore. Winds are expected to be the strongest 
this afternoon (20-25 miles per hour with gusts to 35-40 mph) along and north of a 
line from fvx-ptb-lfi...and this is essentially the warning area. 
Farther south...winds will not be as strong (10-20 miles per hour with gusts 
to 30 mph)...so have opted to issue an Special Weather Statement for increased fire 
danger over these areas to highlight drying fuels. 


Dry conditions (min relative humidity values 20-25%) will occur again on 
Thursday. However...winds are not expected to be as strong. This 
will likely preclude the need for any fire weather watches/warnings 
over our area...except for the lower Maryland Eastern Shore where winds 
may remain elevated. However, anyone planning/involved in outdoor 
burning activities should continue to exercise caution. Will 
therefore mention continued dry conditions for tomorrow in the 
hwo/fwf. 


&& 


Akq watches/warnings/advisories... 
Maryland...red flag warning until 8 PM EDT this evening for mdz021>025. 
NC...increased fire danger until 8 PM EDT this evening for 
ncz012>017-030>032. 
Virginia...red flag warning until 8 PM EDT this evening for vaz048-049- 
061>064-068>078-081>086-089>091-094-099-100. 
Increased fire danger until 8 PM EDT this evening for vaz060- 
065>067-079-080-087-088-092-093-095>098. 
Marine...Small Craft Advisory until 4 PM EDT Thursday for anz650-652- 
654-656-658. 
Small Craft Advisory until 7 PM EDT this evening for anz633- 
635>637. 
Small Craft Advisory until 10 am EDT Thursday for anz630>632- 
634. 
Small Craft Advisory until midnight EDT tonight for anz638. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...mam/Sam 
near term...mam/Sam 
short term...lkb/mam 
long term...Sam 
aviation...bmd 
marine...bmd 
fire weather... 












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