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Current Conditions

  • 43°
  • Clear
  • Wind: Variable 7 mph
  • Humidity: 32%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 15°
  • Pressure: 29.81 in. 0
  • Heat Index: 39

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5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Clear
  • High: 43 °
  • Low: 23 °
  • Clear
  • Thursday
  • Clear
  • High: 39 °
  • Low: 21 °
  • Clear
  • Friday
  • Overcast
  • High: 38 °
  • Low: 26 °
  • Overcast
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 28 °
  • Low: 11 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Clear
  • High: 32 °
  • Low: 16 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Wakefield, Virginia

Updated: 11:19 am EST on February 10, 2016

  • This Afternoon

    Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s. West winds around 10 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph.

  • Tonight

    Partly cloudy in the evening...then clearing. Lows around 20. West winds around 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Sunny. Cold with highs in the mid 30s. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly clear. Cold with lows around 17. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly sunny in the morning...then becoming mostly cloudy. Cold with highs in the mid 30s. Northwest winds around 5 mph... becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Cold with lows in the lower 20s.

  • Saturday

    Partly sunny. Cold with highs in the lower 30s.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly clear. Cold with lows around 10 above. Wind chill values as low as zero.

  • Sunday

    Mostly sunny. Cold with highs in the upper 20s. Wind chill values as low as zero in the morning.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly clear in the evening...then becoming partly cloudy. Cold with lows 15 to 20.

  • Washingtons Birthday

    Partly sunny. Highs around 40.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy in the evening...then becoming partly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow showers. Lows in the upper 20s. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

  • Tuesday

    Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 9:59 am EST on February 10, 2016


The following are unofficial observations taken during the past 24
hours for the storm that has been affecting our region. Appreciation
is extended to Highway departments... cooperative observers... Skywarn
spotters and media for these reports. This summary is also available
on our home Page at weather.Gov/Wakefield

********************storm total snowfall********************

Location storm total time/date comments
                     snowfall of
                     /inches/ measurement

Maryland

... Wicomico County...
   Salisbury 1.0 700 am 2/10 city official

Virginia

... Accomack County...
   Wallops Island T 715 am 2/10 trace snow

... Henrico County...
   Richmond intnl airpo 0.4 700 am 2/10 co-op observer

... King And Queen County...
   Mattaponi 1.5 815 am 2/10 cocorahs

... Lancaster County...
   6 NNE Urbanna 1.5 815 am 2/10 cocorahs
   Mollusk 1.5 710 am 2/10 trained spotter

... Mathews County...
   gwynns island 0.5 650 am 2/10 trained spotter

&&

*****metadata*****
:2/10/2016, 700 am, MD, Wicomico, Salisbury, , , 38.3719, -75.589, snow, 1.0, inch, city official,
:2/10/2016, 715 am, VA, Accomack, Wallops Island, , , 37.8439, -75.4794, snow, T, inch, trained spotter, trace snow
:2/10/2016, 700 am, VA, Henrico, Richmond intnl Airport, , , 37.5063, -77.317, snow, 0.4, inch, co-op observer,
:2/10/2016, 815 am, VA, King And Queen, Mattaponi, , , 37.5342, -76.7774, snow, 1.5, inch, cocorahs,
:2/10/2016, 815 am, VA, Lancaster, Urbanna, 6, NNE, 37.7199601006, -76.5333678126, snow, 1.5, inch, cocorahs,
:2/10/2016, 710 am, VA, Lancaster, Mollusk, , , 37.7268, -76.5369, snow, 1.5, inch, trained spotter,
:2/10/2016, 650 am, VA, Mathews, gwynns island, , , 37.5044, -76.2886, snow, 0.5, inch, trained spotter,



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Location: Main Street ... Wakefield, Wakefield, VA

Updated: 2:58 PM EST

Temperature: 43.9 °F Dew Point: 17 °F Humidity: 34% Wind: SW at 6.3 mph Pressure: 29.73 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Cedar Lawn Farms, Ivor, VA

Updated: 2:55 PM EST

Temperature: 41.0 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 42% Wind: WSW at 9.0 mph Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Baer Estates, Ivor, VA

Updated: 2:48 PM EST

Temperature: 43.0 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 39% Wind: West at 7.8 mph Pressure: 29.57 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Waverly, Waverly, VA

Updated: 2:58 PM EST

Temperature: 38.8 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 45% Wind: West at 18.4 mph Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: Septa, Smithfield, VA

Updated: 2:58 PM EST

Temperature: 44.6 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 39% Wind: SW at 3.4 mph Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Holdsworth Farms, Disputanta, VA

Updated: 2:52 PM EST

Temperature: 40.7 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 42% Wind: West at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 2:56 PM EST

Temperature: 41.4 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 44% Wind: West at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Kings Landing, Surry, VA

Updated: 2:55 PM EST

Temperature: 41.8 °F Dew Point: 17 °F Humidity: 36% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: ALLEN FARMS, Windsor, VA

Updated: 2:58 PM EST

Temperature: 40.0 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 42% Wind: WSW at 8.0 mph Pressure: 29.73 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Beach Area, Claremont, VA

Updated: 2:58 PM EST

Temperature: 38.0 °F Dew Point: 15 °F Humidity: 39% Wind: SW at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.67 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Rushmere, VA, Smithfield, VA

Updated: 2:58 PM EST

Temperature: 42.3 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 42% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Rushmere Fire Station, Rushmere, VA

Updated: 2:57 PM EST

Temperature: 42.2 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 43% Wind: WNW at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 2:13 PM EST

Temperature: 39.6 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: WSW at 9.0 mph Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Aaron's Weather Service, Franklin, VA

Updated: 2:58 PM EST

Temperature: 42.8 °F Dew Point: 18 °F Humidity: 37% Wind: SSW at 9.6 mph Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Thunderhoof Farm, Disputanta, VA

Updated: 12:28 PM EST

Temperature: 43.2 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 37% Wind: North at 3.7 mph Pressure: 29.57 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Ridgeland Drive, Smithfield, VA

Updated: 2:57 PM EST

Temperature: 40.3 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 45% Wind: West at 6.3 mph Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: First Colony on The James, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 2:58 PM EST

Temperature: 40.7 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: West at 9.0 mph Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Smithfield Fire Station, Smithfiled, VA

Updated: 2:56 PM EST

Temperature: 41.8 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 45% Wind: West at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.61 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Bennetts Pond Road, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 2:57 PM EST

Temperature: 46.6 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 43% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: Moonefield, Smithfield, VA

Updated: 2:53 PM EST

Temperature: 43.3 °F Dew Point: 17 °F Humidity: 35% Wind: West at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: South Prince George, Petersburg, VA

Updated: 2:00 PM EST

Temperature: 41.4 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 41% Wind: SE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 2:58 PM EST

Temperature: 42.8 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 38% Wind: WSW at 1.1 mph Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: The Colony, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 2:58 PM EST

Temperature: 42.4 °F Dew Point: 14 °F Humidity: 31% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.37 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Halligan Park Road, Carson, VA

Updated: 2:57 PM EST

Temperature: 42.1 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Rolling Woods, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 2:58 PM EST

Temperature: 41.4 °F Dew Point: 13 °F Humidity: 31% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Lanier Millpond, Petersburg, VA

Updated: 2:57 PM EST

Temperature: 39.0 °F Dew Point: 17 °F Humidity: 40% Wind: West at 5.8 mph Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Powhaten Woods, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 2:56 PM EST

Temperature: 44.6 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 37% Wind: WNW at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Lake Cohoon, Suffolk, VA

Updated: 2:58 PM EST

Temperature: 41.3 °F Dew Point: 18 °F Humidity: 38% Wind: NW at 6.9 mph Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Lakeshore Estates South Prince George, Petersburg, VA

Updated: 2:58 PM EST

Temperature: 41.0 °F Dew Point: 13 °F Humidity: 31% Wind: WNW at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.67 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Kingsmill, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 2:58 PM EST

Temperature: 43.7 °F Dew Point: 2 °F Humidity: 17% Wind: WSW at 2.9 mph Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: kINGSMILL, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 2:58 PM EST

Temperature: 41.9 °F Dew Point: 14 °F Humidity: 31% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Fords Colony, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 2:55 PM EST

Temperature: 42.9 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 38% Wind: SSW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Wakefield Virginia 
233 PM EST Wednesday Feb 10 2016 


Synopsis... 
an upper level trough lingers across the region through tonight. 
High pressure returns later tonight through Thursday night. Weak low 
pressure lifts along the southeast coast Friday and pushes off the 
southeast coast Friday night. Arctic high pressure builds in for the 
upcoming weekend. 


&& 


Near term /through tonight/... 
trough axis aloft swings through the forecast area lt this aftn/eve...then 
off the CST overnight. Scattered-broken cloudiness will accompany this trough...along 
west/ possible isolated snsh or flurries (esp northern half and on the lower Maryland eastern 
shore). Otherwise...mainly sunny southeast...partly sunny elsewhere west/ seasonably 
cold thus far this afternoon. A bit a gusty west-southwest at times adding a bit 
of a chill. Temperatures ranging from the u30s-m40s. 


Partly cloudy-vrb clouds through early tonight...then clearing 
thereafter (linger snsh/flurries in vicinity of portions of Eastern Shore until 
after mdngt). Low temperatures in the upper teens across the central Virginia Piedmont 
where sky clears earlier to m20s along the coast and Eastern Shore. 


&& 


Short term /Thursday through Saturday/... 
broad upper level trough aligned along the eastern Seaboard on Thursday. Dry/cold 
deep layered west-northwest flow as conds average sunny-partly cloudy. Hi temperatures a touch 
lower than today...ranging from the l-m30s north to the M-u30s S. 


Surface hi pressure over the region Thursday night into Friday...as additional upper level 
energy digs over the Midwest into the Gulf states. Models continue to 
insist on development of weak surface low pressure in vicinity of southeast Continental U.S. CST Friday 
morning...which tracks east out to sea Friday aftn/ngt. 12z/10 European model (ecmwf) remains 
the model that keeps moisture west/ that system S of the forecast area. Will continue to 
blend the NAM/GFS and current forecast...which has a period of -sn possible 
across far southern and southeast portions of Virginia and across NE NC (starting between 
15-18z/12). Model soundings quite dry below 5kft and expecting snow ratios 
upwards of 15:1. Quantitative precipitation forecast at this time at or below .10" on average. Some scattered -sn possible elsewhere 
as trough aloft sharpens into the region from the west-northwest. Probability of precipitation will range 
from 40-60% southeast...to 15-25% elsewhere. Snow accums right now an forecast to be 
an in or less. Due to clouds and a cold start...expect highs only 
in the l-m30s most places. 


Vrb clouds/possible isolated -snsh Friday evening...then strong cold front to cross the 
forecast area lt Friday night/Sat morning...ushering in additional Arctic air. Ptntl 
for Bay/ocn induced snsh...otherwise sky clear-partly cloudy Sat west/ gusty northwest 
winds (to 25-30 mph). Hi temperatures from the u20s northwest to 30-35f elsewhere (wind 
chills avgg in the teens to l20s). 


&& 


Long term /Saturday night through Wednesday/... 
coldest airmass of the season settles in Sat night with lows 
dropping into the single digits and low teens Sun morning (lows 
over 20f below normal). Wind chill advisories may be needed for 
portions of the area. Expect highs in middle/upper 20s on sun with 
temperatures falling back into the teens Sun night. 


Active weather patterns continues for the beginning of the work 
week. With the surface high pressure moving off the coast...another 
potent upper trough swings across the deep south. This will help 
form an area of low pressure across the southeast U.S. That will move NE 
late Monday into Tuesday. Uncertainty exists with this feature due to 
slight model differences in timing of low development and track of 
low. The models do suggest a multi-precipitation type event with an 
onset of winter precipitation transitioning to a mix on Tuesday. Precipitation 
prognosticated to move NE off the coast by Tuesday night 


&& 


Aviation /19z Wednesday through Monday/... 
VFR conditions expected through the taf period. Guidance 
indicates some middle level clouds affecting the region late 
afternoon/evening as a weak upper level impulse moves through. Have 
included some 8000-10000 feet ceilings as a result. This should clear 
during the overnight and mostly clear sky is expected early Thursday. West 
winds between 10-15 kts with gusts to near 20 kts possible across 
the region today into tonight. 


Outlook...VFR conditions will prevail Thursday into Friday morng...as hi 
pressure builds into the middle Atlantic region. Shortwave energy in west-northwest flow aloft 
coupled with weak low pressure moving across the Carolinas and off the 
CST...could produce light snow or flurries (lwr ceilings/vsbys) from 
midday Friday into early Friday night...esply across southern Virginia and NE NC. 


&& 


Marine... 
moderately strong pressure gradient and continual shots of cold air 
aloft will help strengthen west or northwest flow over the waters today through 
Thursday night. The result will be prolonged Small Craft Advisory conditions across the 
waters...with the rivers Small Craft Advisory conditions starting this eveng. Expect 
wind gusts to average 25-30 knots this morng through Thursday night over the 
coastal waters...and 20-25 knots over the ches Bay. Expect seas 3 feet 
nearshore to up to 5 feet 20nm off the CST with the offshr flow. 
Weak area of hi pressure settles over the middle Atlantic region by Friday 
morng...allowing for a brief period of non-Small Craft Advisory conditions. 


Then...strong Arctic front prognosticated to cross the waters during Sat. 
Gale conditions will be possible late Sat into sun...as strong 
cold air advection advection takes place and surface pressure gradient tightens between 
departing low to the NE and bldng hi from the northwest. A period of 
freezing spray will also exist...as temperatures will quickly drop into 
the 20s and teens sun morng...with winds gusting over 30 knots. Winds 
diminish quickly later sun into Sun night...as the surface hi centers 
over the waters. 


&& 


Hydrology... 
river Flood Warning remains in effect for the Nottoway at Sebrell. 
See flsakq for details. 


&& 


Tides/coastal flooding... 
all coastal flood warnings have been discontinued...and have been 
replaced with advisories through the upcoming high tide cycle 
(later this morning ocean/Lower Bay...to through the afternoon across the 
middle/upper bay). 


With west-northwest flow...departures are falling...now average around 1.5 feet. 
This is still enough for minor flooding through the upcoming 
cycle...although may fall just short of minor flood thresholds for 
the west side of the Bay and rivers. 


&& 


Akq watches/warnings/advisories... 
Maryland...coastal Flood Advisory until 7 PM EST this evening for 
mdz021>023. 
NC...none. 
Virginia...coastal Flood Advisory until 5 PM EST this afternoon for 
vaz077-078-085-099-100. 
Marine...Small Craft Advisory until 1 am EST Friday for anz634-650-652- 
654-656-658. 
Small Craft Advisory from 10 PM this evening to 10 PM EST 
Thursday for anz635>638. 
Small Craft Advisory until 10 PM EST Thursday for anz630>633. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...alb/lkb 
near term...alb 
short term...alb/lkb 
long term...dap 
aviation...tmg/jef 
marine...tmg 
hydrology... 
tides/coastal flooding... 



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