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Current Conditions

  • 45°
  • Clear
  • Wind: NE 5 mph
  • Humidity: 52%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 28°
  • Pressure: 30.48 in. +
  • Heat Index: 43

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 57 °
  • Low: 46 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 59 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 73 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 75 °
  • Low: 50 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 75 °
  • Low: 61 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Yorktown, Virginia

Updated: 5:00 PM EDT on April 16, 2014

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 52F. Windy. Winds from the North at 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 41F. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 57F. Breezy. Winds from the ENE at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 46F. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 59F. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain in the evening, then overcast. Low of 54F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday

    Mostly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. High of 73F. Winds from the North at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 55F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 75F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 75F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 61F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 77F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 66F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 73F. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 84F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 70F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 86F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 72F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 86F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 72F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday

    Clear with a chance of rain. High of 81F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 72F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph shifting to the NNW after midnight.

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 Local Storm Report 



04/15/2014 0714 PM

1 miles E of earness, city of Poquoson County.

Thunderstorm wind gust m61 mph, reported by mesonet.




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Location: Cedarwood, Gloucester Point, VA

Updated: 9:22 PM EDT

Temperature: 38.7 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: North at 1.6 mph Pressure: 30.73 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: York County, Virginia, Yorktown, VA

Updated: 9:21 PM EDT

Temperature: 42.3 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: NE at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.59 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Wicomico, Hayes, VA

Updated: 9:20 PM EDT

Temperature: 39.5 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.47 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Hanover Heights, Newport News, VA

Updated: 9:22 PM EDT

Temperature: 41.2 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 40% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.45 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Fort Eustis, FT Eustis, VA

Updated: 9:22 PM EDT

Temperature: 41.5 °F Dew Point: -7 °F Humidity: 12% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.54 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Emco Industrial Supplies, Newport News, VA

Updated: 9:22 PM EDT

Temperature: 41.2 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: The Mounger Zoo, Newport News, VA

Updated: 9:22 PM EDT

Temperature: 42.1 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.52 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: MARAD-JRRF, Newport News, VA

Updated: 9:22 PM EDT

Temperature: 44.0 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: East at 5.0 mph Pressure: 31.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Captains Landing, Newport News, VA

Updated: 9:22 PM EDT

Temperature: 42.0 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.46 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Kingsmill, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 9:22 PM EDT

Temperature: 40.6 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.50 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Williamsburg-York County, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 9:22 PM EDT

Temperature: 40.5 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: NE at 1.2 mph Pressure: 30.40 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Yorktown Rd., Poquoson, VA

Updated: 9:22 PM EDT

Temperature: 41.4 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: SE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.50 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Keller America, Newport News, VA

Updated: 9:22 PM EDT

Temperature: 43.0 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: ENE at 4.2 mph Pressure: 30.49 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Millwood, Gloucester Courthouse, VA

Updated: 9:16 PM EDT

Temperature: 38.3 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.32 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Riverside - Hidenwood, Newport News, VA

Updated: 9:20 PM EDT

Temperature: 45.0 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 51% Wind: NE at 5.0 mph Pressure: 30.45 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Bethel Manor Housing, Hampton, VA

Updated: 9:17 PM EDT

Temperature: 42.6 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: NNE at 1.1 mph Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Keck Lab, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 9:20 PM EDT

Temperature: 41.5 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.47 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Birchwood Park, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 9:20 PM EDT

Temperature: 40.4 °F Dew Point: 18 °F Humidity: 40% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.49 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Gloucester Courthouse VA, Gloucester, VA

Updated: 9:22 PM EDT

Temperature: 39.8 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.49 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Deer Run, Gloucester, VA

Updated: 9:14 PM EDT

Temperature: 37.8 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 48% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 9:22 PM EDT

Temperature: 41.5 °F Dew Point: -9 °F Humidity: 11% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.36 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Chanco's Grant, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 9:22 PM EDT

Temperature: 41.2 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 45% Wind: Calm Pressure: 31.28 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Northampton, Hampton, VA

Updated: 9:15 PM EDT

Temperature: 42.6 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: SE at 3.8 mph Pressure: 30.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Fords Colony, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 9:20 PM EDT

Temperature: 38.6 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 51% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.49 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: St.Georges Hundred, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 9:17 PM EDT

Temperature: 41.6 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Powhaten Woods, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 9:19 PM EDT

Temperature: 42.0 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 46% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.50 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Barlows Pond, Williamsbug, VA

Updated: 9:14 PM EDT

Temperature: 41.2 °F Dew Point: 1 °F Humidity: 18% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Roland Drive, Hampton, VA

Updated: 9:22 PM EDT

Temperature: 42.6 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.50 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Wexford Hills, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 9:22 PM EDT

Temperature: 40.1 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 56% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.48 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: James City Weather, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 9:20 PM EDT

Temperature: 40.9 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 54% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.51 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Harris Creek, Hampton, VA

Updated: 9:20 PM EDT

Temperature: 41.6 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: East at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.48 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: North, VA

Updated: 9:20 PM EDT

Temperature: 41.3 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: Calm Pressure: 17.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Kings Landing, Surry, VA

Updated: 9:20 PM EDT

Temperature: 42.5 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.49 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: First Colony on The James, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 9:22 PM EDT

Temperature: 43.1 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 49% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.47 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 
855 PM EDT Wednesday Apr 16 2014 


Synopsis... 
cool high pressure settles over the middle Atlantic and northeast 
states tonight. The high will become centered from New England to 
the Canadian Maritimes Thursday and Friday...maintaining northeast 
flow and much cooler than average temperatures across the region. 
A cold front will cross the area Friday night with high pressure 
returning for Saturday. 


&& 


Near term /through Thursday/... 
made some minor changes to freeze warning...adding inland 
Worcester Maryland and Gloucester/Williamsburg. Otherwise, npw/freeze 
warning remains in effect until 13z. 


Early evening weather analysis features surface high pressure centered 
over western New York/eastern Great Lakes, with cold high pressure 
ridging down over the eastern Seaboard. Resultant NE flow off the 
still cool waters has allowed coastal locales to average between 
3-5 degree cooler than inland sections, where winds are light...and 
should remain so through the overnight hours. Considering clear 
sky and light winds, still expecting temperatures will drop into 
the upper 20s and low 30s over most inland sections (hence the 
previously referenced freeze warning) overnight. See climatology section 
for record low temperature values. 


Tough call across southeast periphery of warning..and expect some areas 
away from the immediate coast right up against npw will (briefly) 
fall into the lower 30s by dawn. Will handle this with a buffer 
area severe weather potential statement mentioning near freezing temperatures across southeast Virginia/NE NC coastal 
plain. High res models continue to show some low SC pushing inland 
across NC coastal plain...and eventually southeast Virginia by morning. 
However, appears much of the area will remain mainly clear 
overnight. Early morning lows will range from upper 20s far 
west...to upper 30s southeast coastal areas. 


Thursday... 
on Thursday clouds in association west/coastal trough will continue 
to linger across the southeast coast. Another chilly day on Thursday 
with temperatures in the 50s. The mildest temperatures will be in 
western sections where a sunny sky persists farther away from the 
ocean influence. 


&& 


Short term /Thursday night through Saturday/... 
models agree with trough developing just off the southeast coast 
Thursday night into Friday night in association with some southern 
stream energy moving along across the southern US. This energy is 
not well handled by any of the models, so plenty of uncertainty 
remains. For now, have leaned more toward the drier NAM but will 
bring slight chance probability of precipitation in for Friday night over the eastern 
third of the area, with chance probability of precipitation over parts of northeast North 
Carolina. 


Temperatures will slowly moderate through the period. Generally 
followed MOS guidance, which keeps most mins in the 40s Thursday 
night and highs on Friday back into the 60s. By late Friday night 
all models agree on a weak cold front crossing the area with 
high pressure rebuilding from the west. This will clear the skies 
across the area as it pushes the trough farther off the coast. 
Lows Friday night will be in the 40s with high temperatures on 
Saturday getting back to around normal in the low 70s. 


&& 


Long term /Saturday night through Wednesday/... 
a long area of high pressure moving across southeast Canada will 
extend into the eastern Great Lakes and Ohio/Tennessee valleys Sat night. 
Meanwhile...a coastal low off the southeast coast is now expected 
to stay shunted well south of the area Sat night and then track NE 
well off the Carolina coast through sun. The stretched out surface 
high and associated middle/upper ridging will pass over the middle 
Atlantic region sun into early Monday. The surface high then slides off 
the coast during the day as the middle/upper ridging flattens. A 
relatively flat (west to east oriented) frontal boundary sags down 
into the area Monday night into Tuesday...moving offshore by Wednesday morning. 
Weak shortwave energy and a subsequent surface low traveling along 
this boundary may bring another shot of precipitation to the area 
on Mon/Tue. GFS precipitation-generation and general movement continues 
to be aggressive/fast versus the European model (ecmwf). Have therefore tried to 
split the difference with the pop forecast...leaning toward slightly 
slower timing to the onset of precipitation Monday night and limiting 
overall coverage on Tuesday to no higher than 40 percent. 


Temperatures are expected to be straight-forward Sat night through 
Sun night as high pressure crosses the region. Expect lows near 
normal both nights in the 40s (lower 50s possible immediate southeast Virginia/NE 
NC coasts). Highs Sat/sun range from roughly 65 degrees far NE to 70 
degrees SW. As the flat frontal boundary starts to sag into the Middle 
Atlantic States Monday through Wednesday...the temperature forecast becomes tricky 
in regard to where exactly the warm sector develops. With precipitation 
expected to move into the area at some point Monday night...increasing 
cirrus during the day Monday should keep high temperatures in the upper 60s 
west of I-95 with warmer temperatures in the lower 70s east of I-95 
(mid-upper 60s Maryland/Virginia eastern shore). Highs Tuesday should be in the 
low-middle 70s inland and in the upper 60s near the immediate ches 
Bay and Atlantic coasts. The warming trend continues with highs 
on Wednesday in the middle 70s inland to upper 60s at the immediate coast. 
Low temperatures areawide on Monday/Tue/Wed nights should also be 
warm with readings in the 50s (or about 10 degrees above normal). 


&& 


Aviation /01z Thursday through Monday/... 
a mainly clear sky is expected through early Thursday morning. 
Surface ridging from the northeast will help to bring in stratocu 
clouds...which could go MVFR...over southeast Virginia/NE NC taf sites 
Thursday morning due to moist onshore flow. NE winds may be gusty 
once again Thursday afternoon. 


Outlook...as high pressure strengthens over New England and the 
Canadian Maritimes...the chances for MVFR conds increase through 
Friday night...especially across southeast portions. There will also be a 
chance for showers late Friday and Friday night. A cold front moves 
through early Saturday. 


&& 


Marine... 
Small Craft Advisory flags now in effect through early Thursday afternoon for eastern Virginia rivers 
and northern ches Bay...and through Thursday evening for southern ches Bay. As 
high pressure slides across New England tonight into Friday... 
winds turn to the NE and another push of cold air (albeit weaker) 
is anticipated to occur overnight into early Thursday afternoon...which will 
increase speeds into Small Craft Advisory thresholds during this time. Also...the 
persistent onshore flow will cause seas to remain at or above 5 feet 
for all coastal waters through Friday evening. Prolonged Small Craft Advisory flags 
are now in effect for the coastal waters during this timeframe but 
will likely be extended through Sat due to seas staying at or 
above 5 feet in persistent NE/onshore flow. 


The next best chance for Small Craft Advisory conditions appears to be Sat night 
into Sun morning as a weak low passing across northern New England 
pushes a weak backdoor trough and a cooler airmass across the 
waters. Wind direction remains in an onshore direction and seas 
could briefly reach above 5 feet again. 


&& 


Climate... 
record low maximum temperatures today 4/16 (and unofficial highs): 


Ric...45 (1929) (unofficial high 53) 
orf...46 (1935) (47) 
sby...45 (1935) (51) 
ecg...52 (1962 & 1952) (50) 


Record lows for Thursday 4/17: 


Ric...31 (1949) 
orf...34 (1875) 
sby...26 (2008) 


&& 


Akq watches/warnings/advisories... 
Maryland...freeze warning from 2 am to 9 am EDT Thursday for mdz021>024. 
NC...freeze warning from 2 am to 9 am EDT Thursday for ncz012. 
Virginia...freeze warning from 2 am to 9 am EDT Thursday for vaz048-049- 
060>085-087>090-092. 
Marine...Small Craft Advisory until 8 PM EDT Friday for anz633-650-652- 
654-656-658. 
Small Craft Advisory from midnight tonight to 1 PM EDT 
Thursday for anz635>637. 
Small Craft Advisory until midnight EDT Thursday night for 
anz632-634. 
Small Craft Advisory until 1 PM EDT Thursday for anz630-631- 
638. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...jab 
near term...mam/jab 
short term...jab 
long term...bmd 
aviation...lsa 
marine...bmd 
climate... 


















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