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Current Conditions

  • 36°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NNW 9 mph
  • Humidity: 86%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 32°
  • Pressure: 29.68 in. +
  • Heat Index: 29

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5 Day Forecast

  • Tuesday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 41 °
  • Low: 23 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Wednesday
  • Clear
  • High: 41 °
  • Low: 25 °
  • Clear
  • Thursday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 43 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 46 °
  • Low: 18 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 36 °
  • Low: 23 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Wakefield, Virginia

Updated: 10:00 PM EST on January 26, 2015

  • Monday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 54F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NNE in the afternoon. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Monday Night

    Overcast with rain, then a chance of snow and a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 32F with a windchill as low as 25F. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 60% .

  • Tuesday

    Overcast with a chance of snow and a chance of rain. High of 41F. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 30%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 23F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 41F. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 25F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 43F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 20%.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow and rain showers in the evening, then clear. Low of 30F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. Fog early. High of 46F. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 18F with a windchill as low as 3F. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 36F with a windchill as low as 9F. Breezy. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 23F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 46F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear with a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of 30F. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the WSW after midnight. Chance of snow 70% with accumulations up to 3 in. possible.

  • Monday

    Clear with a chance of snow. High of 43F. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 20%.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 18F with a windchill as low as 5F. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 34F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 25F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 30F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. Fog early. High of 39F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 21F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 34F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

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

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Location: Bottle Tree Farm, LLC, Waverly, VA

Updated: 10:18 PM EST

Temperature: 35.6 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Cedar Lawn Farms, Ivor, VA

Updated: 10:15 PM EST

Temperature: 37.2 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: NW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.64 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Septa, Smithfield, VA

Updated: 10:14 PM EST

Temperature: 36.4 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: WNW at 8.5 mph Pressure: 29.66 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Smithfield VA US, Elberon, VA

Updated: 9:28 PM EST

Temperature: 37 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: NW at 8 mph Pressure: 29.65 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 10:09 PM EST

Temperature: 36.5 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: North at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.64 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Kings Landing, Surry, VA

Updated: 10:15 PM EST

Temperature: 35.2 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: North at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.66 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Surry VA US, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 9:33 PM EST

Temperature: 36 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: NNW at 1 mph Pressure: 29.66 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: ALLEN FARMS, Windsor, VA

Updated: 10:18 PM EST

Temperature: 36.0 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: NNW at 11.0 mph Pressure: 29.56 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Beach Area, Claremont, VA

Updated: 10:18 PM EST

Temperature: 31.0 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: NE at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.55 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 26 °F Graphs

Location: Windsor Fire Station, VA, Windsor, VA

Updated: 10:18 PM EST

Temperature: 36.2 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: NW at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.63 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 10:00 PM EST

Temperature: 36.8 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: NNW at 13.0 mph Pressure: 29.63 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Aaron's Weather Service, Franklin, VA

Updated: 10:18 PM EST

Temperature: 36.3 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: West at 10.2 mph Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: Carrsville Fire Station, Carrsville, VA

Updated: 10:16 PM EST

Temperature: 36.9 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: NE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 20.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: First Colony on The James, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 10:18 PM EST

Temperature: 35.4 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: NW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.65 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Smithfield Fire Station, Smithfiled, VA

Updated: 10:13 PM EST

Temperature: 36.3 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: NNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.48 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Moonefield, Smithfield, VA

Updated: 10:10 PM EST

Temperature: 36.9 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: North at 7.0 mph Pressure: 29.60 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Smithfield VA US, Smithfield, VA

Updated: 9:21 PM EST

Temperature: 36 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: SSE at 3 mph Pressure: 29.64 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: St.Georges Hundred, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 10:15 PM EST

Temperature: 35.4 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: 91% Wind: North at 1.8 mph Pressure: 29.63 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 10:18 PM EST

Temperature: 34.3 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: ENE at 3.8 mph Pressure: 29.68 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: Chanco's Grant, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 10:18 PM EST

Temperature: 33.8 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: South at 6.9 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Stony Creek, Stony Creek, VA

Updated: 10:06 PM EST

Temperature: 35.3 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: North at 7.0 mph Pressure: 29.68 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 9:35 PM EST

Temperature: 34 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: SSE at 2 mph Pressure: 29.66 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Powhaten Woods, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 10:17 PM EST

Temperature: 35.4 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: NE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.67 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Lake Cohoon, Suffolk, VA

Updated: 10:18 PM EST

Temperature: 36.9 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.60 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Kingsmill, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 10:18 PM EST

Temperature: 35.2 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.66 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: kINGSMILL, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 10:18 PM EST

Temperature: 36.0 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: NNW at 6.5 mph Pressure: 29.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: Fords Colony, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 10:18 PM EST

Temperature: 34.1 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: NE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.67 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Wakefield Virginia 
1000 PM EST Monday Jan 26 2015 


Synopsis... 
a coastal low pressure system will rapidly intensify overnight as it 
tracks north northeast off the middle Atlantic and New England 
coasts. The low will move into the Canadian Maritimes on 
Wednesday...as high pressure slowly builds over the middle Atlantic. 
A cold front will cross the area Thursday night...followed by high 
pressure through Saturday. 


&& 


Near term /through Tuesday/... 
update as of 10 PM EST... 
no changes to the inherited west-southwest headlines this evening...although 
confidence in seeing more than an inch of snow within the entire 
west-southwest is low. Latest operational 00z NAM remains less than impressed 
with potential snowfall accumulations through Tuesday morning. Outside 
of the batch of rain moving south over the ches Bay/Eastern Shore 
at this time...the NAM and latest hrrr are void of any other organized 
areas of precipitation. At least we have begun to see signs of light snow 
developing across the Piedmont/I-95 corridor this evening as 
colder air aloft...associated with the approaching upper 
trough...continues to move in. However...other than counting on 
the upper trough itself to generate meaningful snow showers 
overnight/Tuesday morning...the area will remain to far removed from 
the deepening surface low offshore for significant snow. Have continued to 
trim snow accumulation wording in the wsw's this evening...as a 
coating/half inch of snow may be about the worst case scenario 
most places. Will maintain generally 2-3" on the lower Maryland Eastern 
Shore closest to the surface low...but a further reduction in snow 
totals may be necessary on the next shift. Lows tonight in the upper 
20s northwest to the middle 30s southeast. Gradually improving conditions later 
Tuesday morning into the afternoon. 


Previous discussion... 
main forecast change was to start trimming back on inherited 
winter weather advsrys as the likelihood for 1-3in of snow has decreased 
over many areas. Wpc and much of 12z guidance support this 
idea...with the best chance for advisory-level snowfall still over 
the lower Maryland Eastern Shore where 2-4in is possible. Do not think Norfolk and 
Richmond metropolitan areas will receive at or above 2in...but with the headline 
already out and the potential for up to an inch to possibly cause 
some impacts during the morning commute...will keep those areas 
(and areas north and e) in the advisory for now. Another issue is 
temperatures...with parts of the area staying just a tad above freezing. 
Will update as needed this eveng and tonight. 


As for precipitation...expect mainly dry conds during the next few hours 
aside from Worcester County where an area of rain has been persistent. 
Better chance for rain arrives this eveng as surface low pressure develops 
offshore. Probability of precipitation range from 40-50% SW to 70-80% NE. The rain will 
transition to a rain/snow mix then snow from northwest to southeast tonight. Total quantitative precipitation forecast will 
be up to a quarter inch. Low temperatures will range from the upper 20s far 
northwest to middle 30s southeast. Precipitation will end from west to east on Tuesday as the surface low 
advances towards the Gulf of ME and northwest cold air advection flow leads to gusts to 
25-30 miles per hour near the CST and lower Eastern Shore. Hi temperatures only in the middle 
30s to lower 40s under a cloudy-mostly cloudy sky. 


&& 


Short term /Tuesday night through Wednesday night/... 
improving weather for the short term period. For Tuesday 
night/Wed...aforementioned coastal low pulls towards the Canadian 
Maritimes as surface hi pressure slowly builds in from the west. Expect 
decreasing clouds Tuesday night with northwest winds. Low temperatures will range 
through the 20s...with wind chills in the teens in most locations. 
Cool temperatures into Wednesday as well...with highs only ranging from the middle 
30s over the lower Eastern Shore to the upper 30s to lower 40s elsewhere. 
Dry again for Wednesday night with similar temperatures as Tuesday night. 


&& 


Long term /Thursday through Monday/... 
the long term period will feature below normal temperatures with a 
progressive northern stream. One low pressure system moves from the 
Midwest to the northeast states sending a cold front through the 
area late Thursday night/early Friday morning. A chance of rain is in 
the forecast mainly for Thursday night with light snow possible far northern 
portions of the area. High pressure builds in from the west Friday 
and Saturday. Another cold front approaches from the northwest and then 
moves across the region late Sunday. Euro has a quick moving frontal 
wave move across the Carolinas late Sunday and out to sea Monday. 
There will be a chance for rain or snow with this system but confidence 
for significant winter weather is low at this point. 


High temperatures are forecast in the upper 30s and 40s Thursday 
lowering to mostly 30s to around 40 Saturday through Monday. Lows 
are expected to range through the 30s Friday morning and mostly 20s 
Saturday through Monday mornings. 


&& 


Aviation /03z Tuesday through Saturday/... 
as low pressure intensifies off the Maryland/Delaware coast...rain and snow 
are beginning to fall across the area. Snowfall will be on the 
light side at the taf sites except at sby where a 2 to 4 inches 
are possible by Tuesday morning. 


Solid IFR conds should hang through Tuesday morning. Precipitation winds down 
and conditions begin to improve early Tuesday morning. North winds 
will prevail...with gusts to ~25kt at times toward the coast. 
Winds trend toward the northwest on Tuesday morning. 


Outlook...mainly dry weather is expected through Wednesday. 


&& 


Marine... 
extended period of Small Craft Advisory headlines forecast through Wednesday. 


Low pressure has located just off the NC/Virginia coast this afternoon. 
The low has intensified slightly...resulting in an uptick of north-NE 
winds over the waters. Beginning to see 20 knots gusts over the 
Bay/lower James with gusts of 30 to 35 knots over the northern coastal 
waters. Seas have responded...building to 7 feet at buoy 44009. Winds 
will continue to ramp up through late afternoon with solid Small Craft Advisory 
conditions (gusts to 30 kt) expected across all waters tonight as 
the low intensifies rapidly and lifts away from the coast. Low level 
cold air advection also intensifies. Gale conditions with gusts up to 40 knots 
expected across the northern coastal waters...closest to the strongest 
gradient winds and cold air advection. Seas build to 7 to 12 feet in the northern waters 
and 5 to 8 feet in the southern waters tonight. As the low lifts 
away...flow backs to the northwest...keeping high seas from reaching the 
beaches. No high surf planned at this time. Little change Tuesday as strong northwest 
flow persists between low pressure off the NE coast and high pressure 
over the Ohio Valley. Gale conditions persist over the northern coastal 
waters through early Tuesday evening...before subsiding to solid Small Craft Advisory 
conditions. Seas subside to 5-8 feet Tuesday-Tuesday night. High pressure 
finally builds over the waters late Wednesday...allowing winds to 
diminish at or below 15 knots. Seas subside through Wednesday evening. High pressure 
remains over the waters Thursday in advance of the next clipper front 
set to cross the waters Thursday night. 


&& 


Tides/coastal flooding... 
low pressure intensifies rapidly off the middle-Atlantic coast 
overnight and Tuesday. The result will be a period of strong north 
to northwest winds over the waters. Tidal anomalies are forecast 
to reach 1.5 to 2.0 feet in the Lower Bay and 2.0 to 2.5 feet for the 
coastal areas of the Eastern Shore. Minor flooding thresholds are 
anticipated at Ocean City Inlet...with a water level of 4.9 feet. 
Guidance continues to trend down from moderate flooding...which 
makes sense given a more north to northwest wind direction. The 
coastal Flood Watch has been replaced with a coastal Flood 
Advisory. Water levels are expected to remain below minor flooding 
thresholds in the Lower Bay...but will reach slightly above 
highest astro tide. Another period of high anomalies are expected 
again Tuesday...before anomalies drop off Tuesday night/Wednesday as the low 
lifts away from the region. 


&& 


Akq watches/warnings/advisories... 
Maryland...Winter Weather Advisory until 1 PM EST Tuesday for mdz021>025. 
Coastal Flood Advisory until 3 am EST Tuesday for mdz025. 
NC...none. 
Virginia...Winter Weather Advisory until noon EST Tuesday for vaz081-089- 
090-093. 
Winter Weather Advisory until noon EST Tuesday for vaz091- 
094>098. 
Winter Weather Advisory until 1 PM EST Tuesday for vaz073>078- 
084>086-099-100. 
Winter Weather Advisory until 11 am EST Tuesday for vaz063-064- 
070>072-082-083. 
Marine...Small Craft Advisory until 6 PM EST Wednesday for anz630>638- 
654-656-658. 
Gale Warning until 10 PM EST Tuesday for anz650-652. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...jdm/mas 
near term...jdm/mas 
short term...mas 
long term...lsa 
aviation...dap/lsa 
marine...Sam 
tides/coastal flooding...akq 












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