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  • 23°
  • Clear
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 78%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 17°
  • Pressure: 30.78 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Sunday
  • Ice Pellets
  • High: 41 °
  • Low: 37 °
  • Ice Pellets
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 25 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 43 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Wednesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 63 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Thursday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 36 °
  • Low: 7 °
  • Chance of Snow

Forecast for Wakefield, Virginia

Updated: 10:00 PM EST on February 28, 2015

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 34F with a windchill as low as 3F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 19F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Overcast with ice pellets and a chance of rain, then rain in the afternoon. High of 41F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 60% .

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with rain, then a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday

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

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Low of 25F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow and a chance of rain in the morning, then overcast with a chance of rain. High of 43F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 50% .

  • Tuesday Night

    Overcast with rain in the evening, then clear with a chance of rain. Low of 45F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with a chance of rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 63F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 5 to 30 mph shifting to the WNW in the afternoon. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with chance of rain in the evening, then clear with ice pellets and a chance of rain. Low of 32F. Breezy. Winds from the North at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation 80% with accumulations up to 6 in. possible.

  • Thursday

    Overcast with a chance of snow and rain showers. High of 36F with a windchill as low as 19F. Breezy. Winds from the NNE at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 70% with accumulations up to 6 in. possible.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 7F with a windchill as low as -6F. Winds from the North at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 37F. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 9F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 48F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 27F with a windchill as low as 19F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 43F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NNE in the afternoon.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 16F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 50F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 37F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph.

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Location: Bottle Tree Farm, LLC, Waverly, VA

Updated: 11:23 PM EST

Temperature: 24.8 °F Dew Point: 13 °F Humidity: 59% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

Location: Cedar Lawn Farms, Ivor, VA

Updated: 11:20 PM EST

Temperature: 23.5 °F Dew Point: 18 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.74 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: Septa, Smithfield, VA

Updated: 11:21 PM EST

Temperature: 21.4 °F Dew Point: 15 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.74 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 21 °F Graphs

Location: Holdsworth Farms, Disputanta, VA

Updated: 11:16 PM EST

Temperature: 22.4 °F Dew Point: 17 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 22 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 11:09 PM EST

Temperature: 24.5 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: Kings Landing, Surry, VA

Updated: 11:20 PM EST

Temperature: 24.1 °F Dew Point: 16 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: ALLEN FARMS, Windsor, VA

Updated: 11:22 PM EST

Temperature: 24.0 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: NNE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.63 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: Beach Area, Claremont, VA

Updated: 11:23 PM EST

Temperature: 20.0 °F Dew Point: 18 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.63 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 20 °F Graphs

Location: Windsor Fire Station, VA, Windsor, VA

Updated: 11:19 PM EST

Temperature: 24.2 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.73 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: Rushmere, VA, Smithfield, VA

Updated: 11:23 PM EST

Temperature: 27.9 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.71 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 11:00 PM EST

Temperature: 23.8 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: NNE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: Aaron's Weather Service, Franklin, VA

Updated: 11:22 PM EST

Temperature: 23.2 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: NE at 4.9 mph Pressure: 30.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 17 °F Graphs

Location: Carrsville Fire Station, Carrsville, VA

Updated: 11:15 PM EST

Temperature: 24.6 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: Calm Pressure: 28.70 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

Location: First Colony on The James, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 11:22 PM EST

Temperature: 25.4 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.74 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

Location: Moonefield, Smithfield, VA

Updated: 11:21 PM EST

Temperature: 25.1 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.70 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Smithfield VA US, Smithfield, VA

Updated: 10:41 PM EST

Temperature: 23 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.78 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 23 °F Graphs

Location: St.Georges Hundred, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 11:20 PM EST

Temperature: 23.4 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: 72% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.67 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 23 °F Graphs

Location: Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 11:23 PM EST

Temperature: 21.7 °F Dew Point: 11 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.68 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 22 °F Graphs

Location: The Colony, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 11:22 PM EST

Temperature: 23.5 °F Dew Point: 14 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.30 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 10:04 PM EST

Temperature: 22 °F Dew Point: 14 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.74 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 22 °F Graphs

Location: Powhaten Woods, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 11:17 PM EST

Temperature: 23.5 °F Dew Point: 17 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: Lake Cohoon, Suffolk, VA

Updated: 11:23 PM EST

Temperature: 24.8 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.71 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

Location: Kingsmill, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 11:23 PM EST

Temperature: 23.0 °F Dew Point: 15 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 23 °F Graphs

Location: kINGSMILL, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 11:22 PM EST

Temperature: 23.4 °F Dew Point: 14 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 23 °F Graphs

Location: Fords Colony, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 11:22 PM EST

Temperature: 20.6 °F Dew Point: 17 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 21 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Wakefield Virginia 
1051 PM EST Sat Feb 28 2015 


Synopsis... 
Arctic high pressure remains over the region through 
tonight...then slides offshore Sunday. Low pressure tracks 
northwest of the area Sunday and Sunday night. The trailing cold 
front pushes across the region Monday morning. 


&& 


Near term /through Sunday/... 
have extended the winter weather adsy another tier of counties per 
latest observation with dew points still in the teens and temperatures in the 
20s...with some additional cooling expected over the next few hours 
as skies become mostly clear. 


Strong (~1044 mb surface hi pressure centered over eastern sections of the County Warning Area 
this evening providing cold/dry conditions over the region. 
Variably cloudy skies currently...though with a period of mainly 
clear skies likely over the next few hours per latest satellite. 
This should allow temperatures to drop off a few more degrees...with lows 
in the teens on the Eastern Shore...and 20-25 across most of the rest of 
the County Warning Area (locally warmer 25-30 f in NE NC and far southeast va). 


Between 06-09z...zonal flow aloft will bring increasing moisture 
from the Ohio/Tennessee Valley with increasing low level moisture being 
transported north from SC as 800 mb to h9 winds veer to the south-southeast. 
Temperatures may rise slightly late as cloudiness increases/ceilings 
gradually lower. Some light precipitation will try to spread into far west and SW 
portions of forecast area (piedmont west of I 95) after 10z/01. Partial 
thicknesses suggest ptntl mixed p-type (sn- ice pellets to start...then ice pellets- 
fzra)...W/ temperatures in the M/u20s. Have raised a Winter Weather Advisory for 
far western portions of forecast area...beginning at 09z/01. 


Surface low pressure ejects NE from Ohio Valley to western new eng sun west/ assctd 
warm front lifting northward across the forecast area. Surface hi pressure and low level 
cold air will be slo to retreat during the day...setting up ptntl 
winter p-type event lingering into the afternoon (esp away from the cst). 
Model thermal profiles and climatology suggest that highest probability for ice 
accums of 0.1" or greater will be west and northwest of ric...though will 
continue to mention possible brief period of light mixed precipitation as 
far east as a line from about sby- akq- emv line. East of that 
line...expecting mainly rain as temperatures rise sufficiently above freezing...reaching 
the l/m40s right at the CST...upper 30s not that far inland. To the 
west...will hang onto to the Winter Weather Advisory until 21z/01-00z/02 
for mainly ice accums up to tenth of an inch. Hi temperatures far west-northwest 
struggle to rise into the l30s in the afternoon...l/m30s expected across 
central tier from avc/emv to interior lower Maryland Eastern Shore. 


&& 


Short term /Sunday night through Tuesday/... 
precipitation tapering off well inland to freezing drizzle or drizzle Sun 
night...while will have chance to likely probability of precipitation central and east. Temperatures hold 
nearly steady from the 30s to l40s. 


Cold front crosses the forecast area Monday morning...to be followed by clearing 
and drying west-northwest winds. Have hung onto to slight chance/low chance probability of precipitation near the 
CST Monday morning however. Hi temperatures from the m40s on the Eastern Shore areas 
u40s-m50s elsewhere. 


Surface hi pressure settles over the forecast area Monday night...though cloudiness will be 
quickly returning as flow aloft becomes west-southwest. Another round of precipitation 
(primarily rain...though brief mix possible across far interior portions 
of forecast area Tuesday mrng) expected on Tuesday. Low temperatures Monday night from the l20s north to 
u20s S. Hi temperatures Tuesday from the l/m40s north and west to the u40s/around 50f southeast. 


&& 


Long term /Tuesday night through Saturday/... 
surface pressure gradient tightens Tuesday night as low pressure to the 
north pushes a cold front toward the middle Atlantic region. Light southeast 
winds become southwesterly and breezy overnight which will promote warm air 
advection...increasing dewpoints...and rising temperatures during 
this time. Temperatures should have no problem rising into the 
middle-upper 60s before rain moves in from the west with the front Wednesday 
aftn/evening. Far southeast areas may reach 70 degrees...whereas far northern 
areas may only top out in the lower 60s for highs. Precipitation will be in 
the form of all rain Wednesday/Wednesday evening. Far northern areas may see a 
rain/snow mix after midnight night Wednesday night...possibly changing to 
snow by Thursday morning as a broad area of high pressure builds north of 
the middle Atlantic region thus bringing a return to a colder airmass 
and low temperatures near freezing north of Richmond. 


Thursday may result in a tricky forecast as an upper trough swings 
through the Ohio Valley and across the middle Atlantic region Thursday 
night. Any moisture associated with this shortwave energy will 
stream across the area and ultimately run into remnant warmer air 
across the southeast...thus producing light showers. Model quantitative precipitation forecast 
supports this continuation of precipitation through Thursday and then tapering 
off from west to east Thursday night. A decent jet streak around 170kt 
will also enhance lifting potential and aid precip-generation. Highs 
on Thursday expected to be in the 40s (lower 50s along Albemarle 
Sound...upper 30s Maryland lower eastern shore) with dewpoints falling 
below freezing from northwest to southeast through the day. This supports mainly 
rain on Thursday with a rain/snow mix north of Richmond. As temperatures 
drop into the upper teens northwest to middle-upper 20s southeast Thursday night...precipitation 
transitions to all snow. With another round of modified Arctic air 
moving into the area...quantitative precipitation forecast amounts are rather bullish. It is too 
soon to nail down specific snowfall accumulation amounts but suspect 
that they would be light. High pressure moves overhead on Friday and 
all precipitation comes to an end. Cool and stable conditions should keep 
high temperatures Friday in the upper 30s (lower 30s Northern Neck and Maryland/Virginia 
eastern shore). Westerly flow aloft starts to modify 850 temperatures Friday night 
into the upcoming weekend. Highs rebound into the middle-upper 40s for 
Sat. 


&& 


Aviation /04z Sunday through Thursday/... 
VFR conditions continue tonight with clouds increasing. Cold 
surface high pressure centered over of the County Warning Area will slide east 
tonight. A weak disturbance over the southeast states will move north 
overnight and bring precipitation with it. Due to the cold NE flow at the 
surface and warming S-SW flow aloft...there will be a chance of -fzra 
for portions of the County Warning Area Sun morning into early afternoon...especially west 
of i95. A brief wintry mix may also affect sby/phf/orf during the 
morning and early afternoon before changing over to all rain. Ceilings are 
expected to lower to MVFR conds by middle morning for ric...then move 
east as the precipitation overspreads the region. Expect IFR conditions 
as ceilings continue to lower Sunday afternoon across the area. 


Precipitation ends Sun night. A cold front passes through the region 
Monday morning with high pressure building in from the west and 
dry weather returning. 


&& 


Marine... 
seas have finally dropped to 3-4ft with high pressure building over 
the waters this evening. Seas will continue falling to 2-3ft after 
midnight tonight. 


Light NE/onshore winds at or below 10kt will persist through the first half 
of Sunday until high pressure moves well offshore with an 
approaching cold front. As the cold front advances toward the waters 
during the second half of Sunday into Sunday night...winds shift 
to the SW and start to increase after midnight Sunday night but 
stay below Small Craft Advisory thresholds. The cold front pushes across the waters 
Monday morning...followed by a brief northerly surge right behind 
the front. A brief period of low-end Small Craft Advisory winds may be possible but 
waves/seas should remain below Small Craft Advisory thresholds. High pressure 
returns to the area Monday night into Tuesday with generally quiet 
conditions and light NE to east winds expected. Low pressure tracks 
just north of New York state late Tuesday night and into the 
Canadian Maritimes on Wednesday...dragging a cold front across the 
waters Wednesday aftn/evening. Winds become S to SW and increase 
to Small Craft Advisory speeds late Tuesday night into Wednesday. Seas build to 4-7ft and 
waves build to 3-4ft during this timeframe. Small Craft Advisory conditions diminish 
Wednesday night as high pressure builds toward the middle Atlantic region 
through the first half of the upcoming weekend. 


&& 


Climate... 
records at Richmond and Norfolk date back into the late 
1800s...with some notable top ten ranks in snow and temperature 
very likely. 


Average temperature for February through the 27th: 


Richmond: 31.5 f (-9.3 from avg). This would rank as the 6th 
coldest Feb on record and the coldest since 1979. 


Norfolk: 32.6 f (-9.9 from avg). This would tie the 3rd coldest 
Feb on record and the coldest since 1978. 


Snowfall for February through the 27th: 


* richmond: 12.2" (snowiest Feb occurred in 1983 with 21.4"). This 
moves Richmond up to #9 all time for Feb. 


* Norfolk: 11.5" (snowiest Feb occurred in 1989 with 24.4"). This 
moves Norfolk up to #7 all time for Feb. 


Another round of cold weather is expected this weekend. 


Record low temperatures (sunday morning): 


3/1 all time record low temperatures for March 
_______ __________________________________________ 
ric11/1937 10 March 4 2009 
orf18/1980 14 March 14 1888 
sby 13/1980 1 March 3,4 2009 and March 9 1911 
ecg 16/1937 16 March 1 1937 and March 4 1943 


Record low high temperatures (today): 


2/28 
_______ 
ric 28/1934 
orf 30/1934 
sby 29/1934 
ecg 33/1934 


&& 


Akq watches/warnings/advisories... 
Maryland...none. 
NC...none. 
Virginia...Winter Weather Advisory from 4 am to 7 PM EST Sunday for 
vaz048-049-060>064-069. 
Winter Weather Advisory from 4 am to 4 PM EST Sunday for 
vaz065>068-070>076-079-080-083. 
Marine...none. 


&& 


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



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