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Current Conditions

  • 76°
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: NE 5 mph
  • Humidity: 96%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 75°
  • Pressure: 30.17 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 81 °
  • Low: 70 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Saturday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 70 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Sunday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 81 °
  • Low: 72 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Monday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 81 °
  • Low: 70 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 84 °
  • Low: 70 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Smithfield, Virginia

Updated: 11:00 AM EDT on August 01, 2014

  • Friday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain, then a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 81F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Friday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers. Fog overnight. Low of 70F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.8 in. possible.

  • Saturday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers. High of 79F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Saturday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers. Fog overnight. Low of 70F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Sunday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers. High of 81F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Low of 72F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the NW after midnight. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Monday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 81F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Low of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday

    Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 84F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 70F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 88F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 70F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 82F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 70F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 84F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 72F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 86F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday Night

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

  • Sunday

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

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 84F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Monday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Moonefield, Smithfield, VA

Updated: 11:51 AM EDT

Temperature: 76.8 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: NNE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: Ashby, Carrollton, VA

Updated: 11:53 AM EDT

Temperature: 77.2 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: Septa, Smithfield, VA

Updated: 11:49 AM EDT

Temperature: 77.0 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: ENE at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 11:52 AM EDT

Temperature: 76.2 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: ENE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Eclipse Chuckatuck Creek, Suffolk, VA

Updated: 11:40 AM EDT

Temperature: 77.2 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: NE at 10.0 mph Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: Captains Landing, Newport News, VA

Updated: 11:53 AM EDT

Temperature: 76.8 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: Riverside - Hidenwood, Newport News, VA

Updated: 11:50 AM EDT

Temperature: 74.3 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: ENE at 9.0 mph Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

Location: Tuckahoe, Newport News, VA

Updated: 11:38 AM EDT

Temperature: 75.7 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: NNFD Fire Station 1, Newport News, VA

Updated: 11:47 AM EDT

Temperature: 76.5 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: ENE at 11.0 mph Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: Keller America, Newport News, VA

Updated: 11:53 AM EDT

Temperature: 75.9 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: ENE at 4.2 mph Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: The Mounger Zoo, Newport News, VA

Updated: 11:53 AM EDT

Temperature: 77.0 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: Holiday Point Estates, Suffolk, VA

Updated: 11:53 AM EDT

Temperature: 77.0 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: East at 1.6 mph Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: Emco Industrial Supplies, Newport News, VA

Updated: 11:53 AM EDT

Temperature: 80.2 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: North at 3.1 mph Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: Fort Eustis, FT Eustis, VA

Updated: 11:53 AM EDT

Temperature: 77.4 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 44% Wind: SE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: Northampton, Hampton, VA

Updated: 11:45 AM EDT

Temperature: 77.7 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: East at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: Hanover Heights, Newport News, VA

Updated: 11:53 AM EDT

Temperature: 78.1 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: Kempton Park, Suffolk, VA

Updated: 11:50 AM EDT

Temperature: 77.5 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: NE at 1.6 mph Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: Western Branch - Suffolk, Suffolk, VA

Updated: 11:44 AM EDT

Temperature: 75.9 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: Suffolk Meadows, Suffolk, VA

Updated: 11:46 AM EDT

Temperature: 78.8 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: Windsor Fire Station, VA, Windsor, VA

Updated: 11:48 AM EDT

Temperature: 75.4 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: East at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

Location: York County, Virginia, Yorktown, VA

Updated: 11:49 AM EDT

Temperature: 76.2 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: NE at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.25 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: Yorktown Rd., Poquoson, VA

Updated: 11:53 AM EDT

Temperature: 75.7 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: ENE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Swan Lake, Chesapeake, VA

Updated: 11:46 AM EDT

Temperature: 75.1 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

Location: Lake Cohoon, Suffolk, VA

Updated: 11:53 AM EDT

Temperature: 75.1 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Wakefield Virginia 
1038 am EDT Friday Aug 1 2014 


Synopsis... 
a frontal boundary will develop along the southeast coast today 
as high pressure becomes centered well offshore. The front stays 
along the coast or just inland over the middle Atlantic region...keeping 
unsettled conditions in place through the weekend. 


&& 


Near term /until 6 PM this evening/... 
update...the combination of enhanced shortwave energy and 
isentropic lift is enhancing rainfall rates in eastern NC...south of 
Albemarle Sound. This swath of precipitation will move northward into NE NC and 
southeast Virginia as the day progresses with moderate to heavy rainfall rates 
and embedded thunderstorms. Flash flood guidance requires around 
3.00 inches of rain in one hour and around 4.00-4.50 inches in a 
6 hour period. Although flash flooding is not anticipated in NE 
NC/southeast Virginia (based on upstream observations today)...if an embedded 
thunderstorm enhances hourly rainfall rates...then localized flood 
advisories may be needed. Will need to see how daytime heating 
destabilizes the atmosphere aloft and subsequently affects precipitation 
coverage and rates. Will also maintain potential for flooding in 
severe weather potential statement at this time. Meanwhile...a secondary swath of precipitation is currently 
located over far northwest and northern counties of the Wakefield County Warning Area with a 
relatively dry area (or at least very light sprinkles) occurring 
between the two main areas of precipitation. Again as daytime heating 
destabilizes the atmosphere aloft (in addition to isentropic 
lift)...am expecting this so-called dry area to fill back in with 
showers and possibly embedded thunderstorms. Have adjusted probability of precipitation to 
focus on current precipitation areas and then gradually 
increasing/filling in coverage by this afternoon. Also added moderate 
to heavy rainfall wording. Aside from adjustments to pop...the 
rest of the forecast appears to be on track. 


Previous discussion... 
latest surface analysis reveals ~1023 mb hi pressure off the middle 
Atlantic/NE CST and an inverted trough of low pressure off the Carolina 
CST. This trough will slide towards the middle Atlantic CST through the 
day...and in association with approaching middle-level energy and 
increasing moisture will lead to rain likely over much of the area 
(exception is the lower Eastern Shore with 30-50% pops). No severe weather 
anticipated with parameters not favorable. May take a while for 
precipitation to start in some areas with still dry low levels which will 
moisten top down. Clouds will continue to stream into the region 
resulting in mostly cloudy to cloudy skies. Temperatures will only maximum 
out in the upper 70s to middle 80s with the clouds and precipitation in the 
area. 


&& 


Short term /6 PM this evening through Sunday/... 
unsettled/rather wet pattern will dominate the forecast area tonight through 
at least sun...as trough aloft sits over the Ohio/TN/MS valleys while a 
frontal boundary sets up right along the CST or just inland over the 
middle Atlantic region. This scenario will result in a moist surface-aloft 
flow over the area. That combined with good convergence/lift...esply 
when weak low pressure areas move north-northeast along the frontal boundary...will 
provide an ideal setup for periods of showers and possibly a thunderstorm 
all locations from this eveng through at least sun. Severe weather is not 
expected during this time period...but heavy rain will be 
possible...esply over eastern/southeastern cnties...tonight through sun as precipitable waters  are 
forecast to be between 1.75 and 2.25 inches in these areas. Will 
highlight in severe weather potential statement. 


Plenty of clouds and likelihood of precipitation will hold maximum temperatures down 
over the weekend. Highs will be mainly in the upper 70s to lower 
80s...with lows ranging from the middle 60s to lower 70s. 


&& 


Long term /Sunday night through Thursday/... 
a stalled front and associated plume of Atlantic moisture is 
forecast to remain in vicinity of the Atlantic Coastal Plain Sunday 
night and Monday. This boundary will be trapped between a strong 
ridge over the western Atlantic...and a trough over the Midwest. 
There are subtle model differences amongst medium range 
guidance...which will ultimately affect the probability of rain 
during this timeframe. 31/12z GFS remains the western-most and hence 
wettest solution...while the 31/12z European model (ecmwf)/CMC have the boundary 
closer to the coast. At this time...30-40% probability of precipitation (highest e) will be 
maintained Sunday night and Monday. A cold front drops through the 
Great Lakes Monday night and Tuesday...and then into the Ohio Valley 
by midweek. This will shove the plume of moisture offshore...with 
probability of precipitation gradually diminishing northwest-southeast through midweek. Highs should 
average in the middle 80s Monday...and trend upward to the middle/upper 
80s Tuesday...and upper 80s to around 90 Wednesday/Thursday. Low 
temperatures should average in the upper 60s to low 70s. 


&& 


Aviation /14z Friday through Tuesday/... 
although copious amounts of moisture noted on radar...not much 
measurable precipitation has fallen eat of i95 corridor overnight. Short 
range models continue to overspread the precipitation north & east through out the 
day...but confidence only high enough to put a tempo in at ric 
for next several hours. Added vcsh to coastal taf sites as only light 
rain expeceted there. 


Scattered showers will be possible with isolated late afternoon/evening thunderstorms dvlpng...but 
timing these rather problematic at this time given the model differences. 
Thus...kept precipitation out of forecast at this time with VFR ceilings expeceted during the 
day (cu between 4-5k ft). Addntl moisture overspreads the forecast area after 
00z but indicated ceilings into the MVFR range for the last 6 hours of 
the forecast prd. NAM/GFS indicating some IFR ceilings with rain possible late 
in the forecast prd. 


Outlook...threat for showers/thunderstorms continue into the weekend as 
moisture continues to increase along and ahead of a stalled 
coastal boundary. Expect gradual increase in areal coverage of 
showers Sat/sun as moisture ramps up. Periodic flight restrictions 
will be possible in rain showers and thunderstorms Sat afternoon and sun. 


&& 


Marine... 
an inverted trough becomes the dominant feature along the middle 
Atlantic coast today before shifting inland this weekend. No flags 
expected as both winds and seas expected to remain below criteria. 
That being said...a persistent southeast flow results in seas building to 
between 2-4 feet...highest 20-40 nm out. Winds become S-SW by Monday 
as entire systm pushes offshore with high pressure building back 
into the region. 


Will go with a moderate rip current risk over southern beaches today 
given a east-southeast swell and 2 feet or slightly higher nearshore waves. The 
moderate threat will likely work its way north tonight and Saturday. 


&& 


Akq watches/warnings/advisories... 
Maryland...none. 
NC...moderate rip current risk until 8 PM EDT this evening for 
ncz102. 
Virginia...moderate rip current risk until 8 PM EDT this evening for 
vaz098. 
Marine...none. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...mas 
near term...bmd/mas 
short term...mas/tmg 
long term...ajz 
aviation...mpr 
marine...mpr 
















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