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Current Conditions

  • 67°
  • Clear
  • Wind: South 5 mph
  • Humidity: 73%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 58°
  • Pressure: 29.70 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Rain
  • High: 47 °
  • Low: 36 °
  • Rain
  • Saturday
  • Overcast
  • High: 49 °
  • Low: 26 °
  • Overcast
  • Sunday
  • Clear
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 36 °
  • Clear
  • Monday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 60 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Tuesday
  • Clear
  • High: 67 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Wakefield, Virginia

Updated: 8:18 PM EDT on January 26, 2015

  • Thursday

    Showers and thunderstorms late. Lows overnight in the upper 40s.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy skies early. Thunderstorms developing late. Low 48F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

  • Friday

    Rain likely. High 47F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.

  • Friday Night

    Showers in the evening, then partly cloudy overnight. Low 36F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Saturday

    Overcast. High 49F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy skies. Low 26F. Winds light and variable.

  • Sunday

    Mainly sunny. High 52F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear to partly cloudy. Low 36F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy in the morning followed by scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High near 60F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Monday Night

    A shower or two possible early with partly cloudy skies later at night. Low 39F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Tuesday

    Sun and a few passing clouds. High 67F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low around 45F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Sunny skies. High 69F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    A few clouds overnight. Low 48F. Winds light and variable.

  • Thursday

    A mix of clouds and sun in the morning will give way to cloudy skies and light rain during the afternoon. High near 75F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Thursday Night

    Light rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers late. Low 53F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Friday

    Sunny along with a few clouds. High 71F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy early with increasing clouds overnight. Low 48F. Winds light and variable.

  • Saturday

    Overcast with rain showers at times. High 67F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday Night

    A few clouds from time to time. Low 44F. Winds light and variable.

  • Sunday

    A shower or two possible early with partly cloudy skies in the afternoon. High 62F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening with more clouds for later at night. Low 41F. Winds light and variable.

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Location: Bottle Tree Farm, LLC, Waverly, VA

Updated: 9:55 PM EDT

Temperature: 65.7 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: SW at 8.1 mph Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Cedar Lawn Farms, Ivor, VA

Updated: 9:55 PM EDT

Temperature: 65.7 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.68 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Baer Estates, Ivor, VA

Updated: 9:53 PM EDT

Temperature: 64.6 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: SSE at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.44 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Septa, Smithfield, VA

Updated: 9:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 62.5 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Kings Landing, Surry, VA

Updated: 9:55 PM EDT

Temperature: 64.3 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.67 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: ALLEN FARMS, Windsor, VA

Updated: 9:55 PM EDT

Temperature: 65.0 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: SSE at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.64 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Beach Area, Claremont, VA

Updated: 9:55 PM EDT

Temperature: 61.0 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.64 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Windsor Fire Station, VA, Windsor, VA

Updated: 9:54 PM EDT

Temperature: 64.8 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: South at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.68 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Rushmere, VA, Smithfield, VA

Updated: 9:55 PM EDT

Temperature: 65.8 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: SSW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.65 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Chippokes Plantation State Park, Surry, VA

Updated: 9:50 PM EDT

Temperature: 64.9 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.67 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Rushmere Fire Station, Rushmere, VA

Updated: 9:46 PM EDT

Temperature: 65.6 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: SW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.65 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Garner Gliderport, Orbit, Virginia, Windsor, VA

Updated: 9:30 PM EDT

Temperature: 65.8 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: South at 8.0 mph Pressure: 29.69 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Aaron's Weather Service, Franklin, VA

Updated: 9:55 PM EDT

Temperature: 65.7 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: South at 8.6 mph Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: First Colony on The James, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 9:55 PM EDT

Temperature: 64.4 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: SW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.67 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Smithfield Fire Station, Smithfiled, VA

Updated: 9:42 PM EDT

Temperature: 65.5 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: SSW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.54 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Moonefield, Smithfield, VA

Updated: 9:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 65.2 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: South at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.65 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Smithfield VA US, Smithfield, VA

Updated: 9:21 PM EDT

Temperature: 64 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.70 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: St.Georges Hundred, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 9:52 PM EDT

Temperature: 61.0 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.62 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 9:55 PM EDT

Temperature: 63.1 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.68 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Chanco's Grant, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 9:55 PM EDT

Temperature: 65.5 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: SE at 1.6 mph Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET South Prince George VA US, Carson, VA

Updated: 9:34 PM EDT

Temperature: 63 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.66 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Lake Cohoon, Suffolk, VA

Updated: 9:55 PM EDT

Temperature: 64.8 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: South at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.67 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Kingsmill, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 9:55 PM EDT

Temperature: 60.6 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.71 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: kINGSMILL, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 9:55 PM EDT

Temperature: 60.4 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Fords Colony, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 9:54 PM EDT

Temperature: 65.0 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: WSW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.69 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Wakefield Virginia 
918 PM EDT Thursday Mar 26 2015 


Synopsis... 
a cold front will cross the region and move off the coast 
overnight through Friday morning. An upper level disturbance will 
pass through the area later Friday through Saturday night. High 
pressure returns for Sunday. 


&& 


Near term /until 6 am Friday morning/... 
late this eveng...latest radar showing only scattered showers and an 
isolated thunderstorm just north-northwest of our County Warning Area just ahead of and along a cold 
front. Showers will develop and increase in coverage from northwest to southeast 
late tonight into Friday morng...as the cold front slides through the 
region. A colder airmass will filter in behind the cold front and 
a brief period of breezy northwest winds with gusts up to 25 miles per hour should 
be anticipated. Temperatures are expected to fall into the lower 40s northwest to 
the lower 50s southeast by morng. 


&& 


Short term /6 am Friday morning through Sunday/... 
high pressure starts to build into the middle Atlantic region from 
the northwest on Friday as a deep upper level trough digs into the 
area...continuing to bring a much cooler airmass into the area. 
Have lowered high temperatures into the middle-upper 40s based on 
thicknesses...model temperature trends...and cloudy skies in 
widespread precipitation (promoting evaporative cooling) as the upper 
trough noses into the middle Atlantic region. There will be very 
little diurnal temperature changes occurring on Friday as a result. 
There is plenty of moisture present and instability available in 
the Post-cold front/upper trough environment to hold onto 
widespread showers Friday morning which will become more focused 
along the coast by Friday afternoon. Model cross sections show middle-levels 
of the atmosphere drying out during the afternoon while squeezing out 
the last bit of moisture available for precipitation 
generation/sustainability. The NAM is much faster than the GFS in 
this case...however the incoming shortwave energy associated with 
the upper trough will provide the best lift for continued shower 
activity with the remnant moisture available during the afternoon. 
Showers really diminish Friday evening/overnight and temperatures drop into 
the lower 30s northwest (upper 20s possible for far northwestern areas in 
Louisa/Fluvanna counties) and the middle-upper 30s southeast. Precipitation-type 
will primarily be in the form of rain Friday night...however snow (or 
graupel) could mix with rain on the western fringe of the precipitation 
shield where the coldest temperatures will occur. Little to no 
accumulations are anticipated and impacts to travel are not 
expected. 


The upper trough moves directly overhead on Sat/Sat night and so 
do the coldest temperatures associated with this airmass. Highs 
only expected to reach into the middle-upper 40s. If there are any 
lingering showers in the morning...there could still be a mix of 
rain and snow on the western edges of precipitation. Afternoon instability with 
the trough overhead will likely result in widespread cumulus which 
may result in isolated showers that should stay confined along the 
coast. There could still be some graupel mixed with rain across 
the Northern Neck and Maryland Eastern Shore due to the convective nature of 
the precipitation. All showers finally come to an end Sat evening...skies 
clear...and temperatures plummet into the 20s by Sun morning. Surface 
high pressure moves across the region on Sunday. Sunny skies will 
be the main weather highlight but the dry/stable environment with 
light west winds will keep temperatures in check with readings 
only warming into the middle-upper 40s along the immediate coast to 
the lower 50s across interior Virginia and all of NE NC. 


&& 


Long term /Sunday night through Thursday/... 
overall pattern will feature some flattening of the middle level 
flow in the medium range with a weaker version of a mean upper 
ridge in the western Continental U.S. And and trough in the NE Continental U.S.. what 
looks to be a fairly weak front will pass through the region on 
Monday. Latest 12z/26 European model (ecmwf) showing a little more moisture than the 
GFS as it digs the shortwave farther south. Will have a slight chance 
pop for showers for now...no Gulf connection present in west-northwest flow 
aloft so any potential quantitative precipitation forecast amounts look fairly light. Temperatures 
Monday remain seasonable...highs mainly in the 60s...a bit cooler 
over the Eastern Shore. Next shortwave slated for the middle of the 
week will remain farther north...moving from the upper Midwest at 
12z/Tue...to off the New England coast Wednesday/Wednesday night. This will 
bring dry weather to the local area Tuesday/Wednesday as low level flow shifts to 
the south-southwest on Tuesday...and then to the west on Wednesday as surface low pressure 
passes across the Great Lakes and NE Continental U.S.. highs mainly in the 
60s...although some lower 70s are possible well inland depending 
on the precise track of the surface low. GFS/European model (ecmwf) diverge by 
Thursday...GFS being the wetter solution as surface low pressure approaches 
from the Tennessee Valley with high pressure off the coast. Will have chance 
probability of precipitation for now. Temperatures will be highly dependent on cloud 
cover...staying near climatology at this point with highs mainly in the 
60s to around 70 f. Morning lows Monday-Thursday average in the upper 30s to 
upper 40s. 


&& 


Aviation /01z Friday through Tuesday/... 
the current surface analysis has a cold front extending from low 
pressure over eastern Pennsylvania across central Virginia to 
Alabama. The front will move through the taf sites early Friday 
morning. Rain and MVFR or IFR ceilings will develop behind the 
front and continue through much of the day Friday. 


Outlook...conditions slowly improve late Friday/Friday night Friday 
as the wind shifts to N/NW. Isolated rain and snow showers are possible 
Saturday. Otherwise...mainly dry and VFR conditions are expected to 
prevail Saturday into early next week. 


&& 


Marine... 
current surface analysis has surface low pressure over northern Virginia/MD/se PA...with 
fairly significant pressure falls over the past 6 hour on the order 
of 8 mb. This has enabled widespread winds of around 20 knots across 
the Lower Bay and coastal waters despite the marine inversion due 
to the cold waters. Higher gusts were observed earlier today with 
enhancement from showers/embedded thunderstorms. 


A cold front tracks through the region later tonight...eventually 
bringing Small Craft Advisory conditions to all areas as much colder air rushes in 
from the north. Expect winds to shift from the SW to the north/NE 
10-15kt...and then increase to 20-25kt as low-level cold air advection commences. 
It will take awhile however...and winds will actually tend to 
relax a bit this evening in many areas. Sca's will remain in 
effect across the coastal waters due to elevated seas...and across the 
Lower Bay and Currituck Sound (even though sub-Small Craft Advisory conditions may 
prevail for much of the evening and into the early am hours fri). 
Winds from about 09z through 15z (delayed a few hours for southern 
waters) will average 20-25 knots with gusts to 30 knots along the coast and 
Bay...to a more marginal 15-20 knots for the rivers/sound. 




Wind/waves/seas subside for a short period of time later Friday 
afternoon/evening...before another round of marginal Small Craft Advisory conditions 
are possible later Friday night through Saturday night (did not 
extend headlines this far out as the sub-Small Craft Advisory conditions have a 
good chance to last > 6 hr). High pressure returns Sunday and moves 
offshore Sunday night ahead of another cold front. 


&& 


Akq watches/warnings/advisories... 
Maryland...none. 
NC...none. 
Virginia...none. 
Marine...Small Craft Advisory from 4 am to 10 am EDT Friday for 
anz635>637. 
Small Craft Advisory until 4 PM EDT Friday for anz632>634-650- 
652-654. 
Small Craft Advisory from 4 am to 1 PM EDT Friday for anz630- 
631-638. 
Small Craft Advisory until 10 PM EDT Friday for anz656-658. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...bmd/tmg 
near term...bmd/tmg 
short term...bmd 
long term...lkb 
aviation...dap/lsa 
marine...ajz/lkb 






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