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Current Conditions

  • 34°
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 93%
  • Visibility: 2.5 miles
  • Dew Point: 32°
  • Pressure: 30.39 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Sunday
  • Rain
  • High: 43 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Rain
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 28 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Rain
  • High: 43 °
  • Low: 50 °
  • Rain
  • Wednesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 73 °
  • Low: 34 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Thursday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 36 °
  • Low: 18 °
  • Chance of Snow

Forecast for Williamsburg, Virginia

Updated: 4:00 PM EST on March 01, 2015

  • Sunday

    Overcast with a chance of rain, then rain in the afternoon. High of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with rain, then a chance of rain after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 39F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 52F. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 28F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 43F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SSE in the afternoon. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Overcast with rain. Low of 50F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 73F. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with chance of rain in the evening, then overcast with ice pellets and a chance of rain. Low of 34F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 20 mph shifting to the NNE after midnight. Chance of precipitation 80% .

  • Thursday

    Overcast with a chance of snow and a chance of rain in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of snow and rain showers. High of 36F with a windchill as low as 16F. Breezy. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 70% with accumulations up to 3 in. possible.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 18F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 30F with a windchill as low as 7F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 21F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

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

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 30F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 32F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 3:22 PM EST on March 01, 2015


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 ice***********************

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

Virginia

... Caroline County...
   Ruther Glen 0.10 1230 PM 3/01 trained spotter

... City of Franklin...
   Franklin 0.01 930 am 3/01 trained spotter

... Mecklenburg County...
   Clarksville 0.12 100 PM 3/01 trained spotter

... Sussex County...
   Wakefield 0.01 900 am 3/01 NWS office



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Location: Keck Lab, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 6:20 PM EST

Temperature: 31.5 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.35 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Williamsburg-York County, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 5:10 PM EST

Temperature: 32.1 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: NE at 3.5 mph Pressure: 30.33 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.03 in Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: New Town, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 6:21 PM EST

Temperature: 33.1 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: kINGSMILL, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 6:21 PM EST

Temperature: 32.5 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.07 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: The Colony, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 6:21 PM EST

Temperature: 32.5 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Fords Colony, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 6:20 PM EST

Temperature: 31.8 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.37 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Kingsmill, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 6:21 PM EST

Temperature: 32.4 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.38 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 6:21 PM EST

Temperature: 32.0 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.33 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Chanco's Grant, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 4:35 PM EST

Temperature: 31.6 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: SE at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Powhaten Woods, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 6:19 PM EST

Temperature: 33.3 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.38 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.04 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: St.Georges Hundred, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 6:20 PM EST

Temperature: 32.7 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.32 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: James City Weather, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 6:08 PM EST

Temperature: 31.8 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.36 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: First Colony on The James, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 6:21 PM EST

Temperature: 32.5 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.35 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Colonial Heritage, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 6:21 PM EST

Temperature: 31.7 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.35 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Barlows Pond, Williamsbug, VA

Updated: 6:21 PM EST

Temperature: 33.6 °F Dew Point: 11 °F Humidity: 39% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Kings Landing, Surry, VA

Updated: 6:20 PM EST

Temperature: 31.9 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.38 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: ToanoWX (Wellington), Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 6:12 PM EST

Temperature: 32.2 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.38 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: NERRS CBNERR METEOROLOGICAL SITE AT TASKINAS, Norge, VA

Updated: 5:30 PM EST

Temperature: 31 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: NW at 1 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.08 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: Wicomico, Hayes, VA

Updated: 6:20 PM EST

Temperature: 32.4 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: West at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.36 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.06 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Millwood, Gloucester Courthouse, VA

Updated: 6:19 PM EST

Temperature: 32.2 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: VADOT Coleman, Gloucester Point, VA

Updated: 5:22 PM EST

Temperature: 31 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: NW at 7 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: Cedarwood, Gloucester Point, VA

Updated: 6:21 PM EST

Temperature: 32.0 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.45 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Arf Petcare, Newport News, VA

Updated: 6:21 PM EST

Temperature: 32.4 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Deer Run, Gloucester, VA

Updated: 6:15 PM EST

Temperature: 32.0 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Broadmarsh, Hayes, VA

Updated: 6:17 PM EST

Temperature: 31.6 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: ESE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.38 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Hanover Heights, Newport News, VA

Updated: 6:21 PM EST

Temperature: 33.6 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.30 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Windsor Great Park, Newport News, VA

Updated: 6:17 PM EST

Temperature: 31.8 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.32 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: North Newport News, Newport News, VA

Updated: 6:21 PM EST

Temperature: 32.2 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Gloucester Courthouse VA, Gloucester, VA

Updated: 6:21 PM EST

Temperature: 32.6 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: NW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.36 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.04 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Hayes, York, VA

Updated: 6:21 PM EST

Temperature: 33.3 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.45 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Beach Area, Claremont, VA

Updated: 6:21 PM EST

Temperature: 28.0 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Rushmere, VA, Smithfield, VA

Updated: 6:21 PM EST

Temperature: 33.1 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.34 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.03 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: York County, Virginia, Yorktown, VA

Updated: 6:20 PM EST

Temperature: 31.4 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: WNW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 27.89 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: The Mounger Zoo, Newport News, VA

Updated: 6:21 PM EST

Temperature: 32.7 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.41 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.05 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Captains Landing, Newport News, VA

Updated: 6:21 PM EST

Temperature: 32.6 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.35 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Goose Creek, Seaford, VA

Updated: 6:21 PM EST

Temperature: 32.4 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.37 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Riverside - Hidenwood, Newport News, VA

Updated: 6:20 PM EST

Temperature: 34.5 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: North at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.33 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 
420 PM EST sun Mar 1 2015 


Synopsis... 
low pressure tracks into New England through tonight. The 
trailing cold front moves across the middle Atlantic region early 
Monday. High pressure builds into the area Monday afternoon into 
Tuesday. Another cold front crosses the area on Wednesday. 


&& 


Near term /until 6 am Monday morning/... 
low level cad holding firm across most of the forecast area. Some moderation in 
temperatures has occurred past few hours...especially across southeast Virginia/NE NC...where 
temperatures have reached the m30s to l40s. Otherwise...readings hovering near 
or just below freezing most other places. Precipitation remains largely scattered and 
light...and expecting the precipitation area to continue to gradually shift east this evening 
into overnight. Will likely need to extend most current winter weather 
advisories another few hours this evening as temperatures continue to struggle to 
reach freezing (slowest from the Piedmont in central Virginia to Dorchester 
city md). Additional ice accums from a trace to less than 0.05 inch. 


Question remains do temperatures remain below freezing...especially well 
inland...through the overnight hours. Near term temperature guidance does show 
most temperatures do reach/rise just above freezing...though that is not 
certain. Will continue mention of areas of fog overnight given lingering 
moisture and snow cover. Low temperatures (well) inland not far from 
freezing (on either side) to the M/u30s southeast Virginia/NE NC. 


&& 


Short term /6 am Monday morning through Wednesday/... 
cold front exits off the coast after 12z/02 west/ models showing 
lingering moisture into the late morning hours. Have kept slight chance probability of precipitation 
near the CST until about 18z/02. Otherwise...west-northwest winds support a drying 
column leading to decreasing clouds west-east through out the day. Hi 
temperatures from the l/m40s on the Eastern Shore to the l50s across scntrl Virginia. 


Surface hi pressure over the area Monday night...though clouds will be incsrg 
west-east after mdngt as next systm quickly approaches from the west. Low temperatures 
in the 20s...to near 30f coastal southeast Virginia/NE NC. 


West-southwest flow sets up ahead of next systm approaching from the west Tuesday. 
Will have chance probability of precipitation across western portions of forecast area by middle/lt morning...then 
increases probability of precipitation to the CST through rest of the day. Unlike todays mixed 
p-type event...cold air expected to retreat quicker. (Hwvr...won't 
rule out light mixed precipitation across north-northwest counties at the onset). Hi temperatures Tuesday 
from around 40f north-northwest to M/u40s in NE NC. 


At least likely probability of precipitation (60-70%) for rain most places by late Tuesday into 
Tuesday night as warmer surge of air arrives on incrsg south-southwest flow. Starting 
out much milder on Wednesday. There exists timing issues west/ the next 
front Wednesday...W/ the GFS quicker in its arrival than the NAM. The 
latest (12z/01) European model (ecmwf) seems like a compromise between the NAM/GFS 
in pushing the fnt into at least northwest 1/4 of the forecast area by early afternoon. 
Will have highest probability of precipitation (50-70%) along and north of the fnt across north and 
central sections by Wednesday afternoon. Otherwise...expecting vrb clouds to mcldy conds...W/ 
hi temperatures from the u50s to m60s (maybe u60s/around 70f far southeast Virginia/NE nc?). 


&& 


Long term /Wednesday night through Sunday/... 
a cold front exits the region Wednesday evening...followed by a modified 
Arctic airmass moving in from the northwest overnight. Temperatures should be 
slow to fall overnight due to ample precipitation and cloud cover 
present. If anything...dewpoints should drop first before temperatures 
really start to drop off toward Thursday morning. Given the lag in 
temperature falls...precip-type should primarily be rain with a 
snow/sleet transition zone north of a line from Ocean City to 
Richmond to Farmville and all snow in far northwest counties (including 
Dorchester md). Temperatures will reach their lows around daybreak 
Thursday morning with lows in the 26-31 degree range north and in the 
middle to upper 30s south of Richmond. 


A broad area of high pressure builds north of the middle Atlantic 
region Thursday/Thursday night. This will result in a tricky forecast for 
Thursday as an upper trough swings through the Ohio Valley and then 
across the middle Atlantic region Thursday night. Models continue to 
support precipitation through Thursday and then tapering off from west to east 
Thursday evening. A decent jet streak of 150-170kt will also enhance 
lifting potential and aid precip-generation. Highs on Thursday expected 
to range from the low-middle 30s north to around 40 south with 
dewpoints falling below freezing from northwest to southeast through the day. 
The combination of cold temperatures...falling dewpoints and a cold 
airmass running into remnants of warmer air southeast should result in 
precipitation becoming to all snow from northwest to southeast as the day progresses... 
with a continuation of a snow/sleet transition zone and all rain 
southeast of this change. Quantitative precipitation forecast amounts remain rather high and suspect the 
actual amounts will be much less...with only light snow 
accumulations possible. Skies start to clear overnight into Friday 
morning with lows dropping into the teens most areas and in the 
low-middle 20s far southeast. High pressure moves overhead on Friday. Cool and 
stable conditions should keep areawide high temperatures Friday in the 30s. 
High pressure starts to flatten Friday night and westerly flow aloft 
begins to modify 850 temperatures through the upcoming weekend. Highs 
rebound into the middle-upper 40s Sat and possibly into the lower 50s 
sun. Lows Sat night in the upper 20s to near 30 and Sun night in 
the low-middle 30s. 


&& 


Aviation /21z Sunday through Friday/... 
high pressure has moved off the coast and bands of precipitation have 
affected the County Warning Area since early morning. Periods of -fzra and sleet 
fell over the area this morning as area temperatures were generally less 
than 32f. The wintry mix has lessened this afternoon as temperatures east of 
i95 have started to increase to 32f or better. Some wintry mix 
will continue to be possible through the afternoon into the early evening. 


Ceilings and visible have generally fallen to MVFR across the region with 
tempo IFR conds. As the heavier precipitation ends this afternoon expect most 
taf ceilings to decrease to IFR as widespread stratus and drizzle 
develops in the saturated lower levels. This should continue into 
the early morning hours when a shallow warm boundary and SW winds 
begin to scour out the lower level moisture. 


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


&& 


Marine... 
high pressure continues to slide offshore this evening as a cold 
front approaches the waters from the west-northwest overnight. The 
approaching front will cause winds to shift to the SW and start 
to increase after midnight tonight...staying below Small Craft Advisory thresholds. 
The cold front pushes across the waters early Monday morning... 
followed by a brief northwest surge right behind the front. A brief 
period of low-end Small Craft Advisory winds are expected Monday morning through the 
afternoon/early evening...however waves/seas should remain below Small Craft Advisory 
thresholds (save the northernmost coastal waters where seas may 
reach 5 feet out around 20 nm). Small Craft Advisory flags have been issued for ches 
Bay and coastal waters from Fenwick Island to the Virginia/NC border. 


High pressure returns to the area Monday night into Tuesday with 
generally quiet conditions and light NE-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-SW 
and increase to Small Craft Advisory speeds late Tuesday night into early Wednesday afternoon 
before diminishing from north to south. 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 2015: 


Richmond: 31.4 f (-9.5 from avg). 6th coldest Feb on record and 
the coldest since 1979. 


Norfolk: 32.5 f (-10.0 from avg). 3rd coldest Feb on record and the 
coldest since 1934. 


Snowfall for February 2015: 


* 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. 


&& 


Akq watches/warnings/advisories... 
Maryland...Winter Weather Advisory until 10 PM EST this evening for 
mdz021. 
Winter Weather Advisory until 7 PM EST this evening for 
mdz022>025. 
NC...none. 
Virginia...Winter Weather Advisory until 10 PM EST this evening for 
vaz048-049-060>064-069. 
Winter Weather Advisory until 7 PM EST this evening for 
vaz065>068-070>088-099. 
Marine...Small Craft Advisory from 10 am to 3 PM EST Monday for 
anz630>632-634-654-656. 
Small Craft Advisory from 7 am to 7 PM EST Monday for anz650- 
652. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...alb/mpr 
near term...alb/mpr 
short term...alb 
long term...bmd 
aviation...jef 
marine...bmd 
climate...akq 














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