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Current Conditions

  • 45°
  • Light Rain
  • Wind: North 9 mph
  • Humidity: 80%
  • Visibility: 6.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 39°
  • Pressure: 30.06 in. +
  • Heat Index: 40

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Rain Showers
  • High: 48 °
  • Low: 34 °
  • Rain Showers
  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 43 °
  • Low: 34 °
  • Clear
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 50 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 61 °
  • Low: 50 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 64 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Yorktown, Virginia

Updated: 10:00 AM EST on November 27, 2014

  • Thursday

    Overcast with rain showers, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 34F with a windchill as low as 28F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 43F. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 50F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 45F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 61F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 50F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 64F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the NW in the afternoon.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 45F. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Overcast. High of 54F. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 64F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 46F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 61F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 68F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 43F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Mostly cloudy. Fog early. High of 54F. Winds from the North at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 48F. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 59F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 48F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Record Report  Statement as of 03:45 am EST on November 27, 2014


... Record daily maximum rainfall set at Norfolk VA...

a record rainfall of 1.79 inch(es) was set at Norfolk VA yesterday.
This breaks the old record of 1.78 set in 1958.




 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 11:00 am EST on December 4, 2014


     ****************************************************
             winter preparedness week in Virginia
                 November 30- December 6, 2014
     ****************************************************

Governor Terry mcauliffe has declared the week of November 30 to
December 6, 2014 as winter preparedness week in Virginia. The
National Weather Service /NWS/ offices serving Virginia... in
cooperation with the Virginia department of emergency
management... will send public information statements over the NOAA
weather wire service each day through Saturday at approximately 11
am. These statements will focus on different aspects of winter
weather in the mid Atlantic region... and preparedness actions the
public should take for the upcoming winter season.


Today's topic - are you and your car ready for winter driving?

We all know how hazardous driving can be during winter storms.
In fact... three-quarters (75 percent) of all winter weather related
deaths occur on the Road... either in accidents or people getting
stranded. And... it can take less than 2 inches of snow to make
driving a life-threatening task. February 22, 2001 was a prime
example. A brief period of heavy snow... which dropped the
visibility to near zero... and quickly froze on well travelled
highways... caused 2 multi-vehicle accidents on Virginia interstates.
The first accident occurred in northern Virginia... where more than
one hundred vehicles collided on Interstate 95. The second occurred
just west Richmond on Interstate 64. Nearly 30 vehicles were
involved in this pileup.

A similar event occurred on January 19, 2005 in and around the
Richmond Metro area when an inch to an inch and a half of snow in
a short period of time caused most roads... from interstates to
rural... to quickly ice up. The result was more than 200
accidents... some of which resulted in injury. And... in January
2008... a light coating of ice on the Interstate 95/495 interchange
flyover in northern Virginia caused multiple accidents... as the
flyover became impassable due to a thin coating of ice. The
accident clean up and treating of the roadway resulted in the
interchange being closed for hours.

Obviously... when the weather is bad and driving conditions are
poor... the best bet is to stay at home. However... if you must
venture out... the following tips could make for a safer journey.

1). ****Make sure your car is in good running condition.****
     Have a mechanic check your battery, antifreeze, windshield
     wipers, ignition and thermostat. Be sure your tires have
     enough tread. Replace any of these items if necessary.

2).**** Let someone know your destination and when you plan to
        arrive. ****
     If possible, travel in daylight, use major highways, and bring
     a companion along.

3). ****Clean snow and ice off all parts of your car before!! you
        drive***
      snow and ice left on your car can affect your visibility once
     you start driving. Before starting out, clean off your vehicle,
     especially windows, Hood, roof and lights.

4). ****Keep your Gas Tank as full as possible.****
     This will not only give you added peace of mind, but the weight
     of the gas will provide additional traction.

5). ****Keep the following basic items in your car - windshield
scraper and brush, booster cables, Tow chain or rope, bag of sand,
blanket, flashlight, first aid kit, Road map, and some
non-perishable food.****

               ... if you get stranded on the Road...

1). ****Stay in your car. ****
     Do not seek shelter or a telephone unless they are close by or
     already visible. You can easily become disoriented in heavy
     snow and frigid temperatures.

2). ****Periodically turn on the car engine for brief periods.****
     This will help provide heat inside the car. However, to avoid
     Carbon monoxide gas buildup, clear the exhaust pipe of snow
     and leave a downwind window slightly open for ventilation.

3). ****Make yourself visible by tying a colored cloth to your
antenna or door, or by turning on your dome light when running
the engine.****

4). ****Exercise by vigorously moving arms and legs to keep blood
circulating and to keep warm.****

The highways can be the most dangerous place to be during severe
winter weather. However, knowing how to Cope with the elements
can make your winter journeys safer. Above All, drive carefully
and defensively during winter weather conditions. Keep plenty of
distance between yourself and the vehicle in front of you. Do not
exceed the speed you consider to be safe, even if others are
passing you by.

Below is a link to the NOAA winter outlook for 2014-15.

Http://www.Noaanews.NOAA.Gov/stories2014/20141016_winteroutlook.Html

Additional information on winter weather preparedness can be
obtained on-line through the Virginia department of emergency
management home Page. The url is (in lower case):

http://www.Vaemergency.Gov/readyvirginia/stayinformed/winter

In addition... the ready Virginia and ready North Carolina web
sites haves been developed to aid virginians and north carolinians
in their overall disaster preparedness. The urls are:

    http://www.Vaemergency.Gov/readyvirginia /English version/
    http://www.Vaemergency.Gov/listovirginia /Spanish version/
    http://readync.Org/ /English version/
    http://listonc.Org/ /Spanish version/

Up-to-date weather information is also available on-line from the
following National Weather Service sites (all urls in lower case):

NWS Wakefield - http://weather.Gov/akq
NWS Sterling - http://weather.Gov/lwx
NWS Blacksburg - http://weather.Gov/rnk
NWS Charleston WV - http://weather.Gov/rlx
NWS Morristown TN - http://weather.Gov/mrx
NWS Raleigh NC - http://weather.Gov/rah

National Weather Service winter weather awareness home Page -

Http://www.NWS.NOAA.Gov/om/winter/

Bill sammler
warning coordination meteorologist
NOAA/National Weather Service
Wakefield VA


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Location: VADOT Coleman, Gloucester Point, VA

Updated: 4:02 PM EST

Temperature: 41 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: North at 15 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Cedarwood, Gloucester Point, VA

Updated: 4:42 PM EST

Temperature: 40.3 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: York County, Virginia, Yorktown, VA

Updated: 4:38 PM EST

Temperature: 40.5 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: North at 10.0 mph Pressure: 29.17 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Wicomico, Hayes, VA

Updated: 4:41 PM EST

Temperature: 40.4 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Windsor Great Park, Newport News, VA

Updated: 4:35 PM EST

Temperature: 40.8 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: West at 4.7 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Broadmarsh, Hayes, VA

Updated: 4:31 PM EST

Temperature: 40.1 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: West at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Hanover Heights, Newport News, VA

Updated: 4:42 PM EST

Temperature: 41.5 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: North at 3.1 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Goose Creek, Seaford, VA

Updated: 4:43 PM EST

Temperature: 41.8 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: North at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Fort Eustis, FT Eustis, VA

Updated: 4:42 PM EST

Temperature: 41.2 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 49% Wind: East at 4.0 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Emco Industrial Supplies, Newport News, VA

Updated: 4:43 PM EST

Temperature: 41.5 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: NW at 6.9 mph Pressure: 29.62 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: The Mounger Zoo, Newport News, VA

Updated: 4:43 PM EST

Temperature: 41.6 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: East at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.04 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: NNFD Station 6, Newport News, VA

Updated: 4:42 PM EST

Temperature: 41.2 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: NNW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.03 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Captains Landing, Newport News, VA

Updated: 4:42 PM EST

Temperature: 41.6 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: NE at 7.0 mph Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Kingsmill, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 4:42 PM EST

Temperature: 39.9 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Williamsburg-York County, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 4:43 PM EST

Temperature: 40.2 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: NNW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Coventry, Yorktown, VA

Updated: 4:40 PM EST

Temperature: 40.6 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.07 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Keller America, Newport News, VA

Updated: 4:42 PM EST

Temperature: 40.9 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 255% Wind: North at 5.8 mph Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Millwood, Gloucester Courthouse, VA

Updated: 4:29 PM EST

Temperature: 41.0 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Riverside - Hidenwood, Newport News, VA

Updated: 4:40 PM EST

Temperature: 42.8 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: NNW at 15.0 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Roanes Wharf, Gloucester Courthouse, VA

Updated: 4:42 PM EST

Temperature: 40.0 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: NW at 5.0 mph Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Forrest Rd, Poquoson, VA

Updated: 4:42 PM EST

Temperature: 41.2 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: NNW at 9.0 mph Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Keck Lab, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 4:40 PM EST

Temperature: 40.0 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: NNW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Nelson Farms, Hampton, VA

Updated: 4:42 PM EST

Temperature: 41.2 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: NNE at 4.7 mph Pressure: 28.71 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.06 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Gloucester Courthouse VA, Gloucester, VA

Updated: 4:42 PM EST

Temperature: 39.4 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: NW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 4:43 PM EST

Temperature: 40.1 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Chanco's Grant, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 4:43 PM EST

Temperature: 40.3 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: SE at 1.6 mph Pressure: 30.37 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Northampton, Hampton, VA

Updated: 4:30 PM EST

Temperature: 42.1 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: East at 3.8 mph Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Fords Colony, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 4:42 PM EST

Temperature: 39.7 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Rushmere Fire Station, Rushmere, VA

Updated: 4:30 PM EST

Temperature: 42.5 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: NNE at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.03 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Powhaten Woods, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 4:38 PM EST

Temperature: 41.3 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Barlows Pond, Williamsbug, VA

Updated: 4:38 PM EST

Temperature: 41.4 °F Dew Point: 18 °F Humidity: 39% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Wexford Hills, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 4:42 PM EST

Temperature: 39.4 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: James City Weather, Williamsburg, VA

Updated: 4:39 PM EST

Temperature: 39.3 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Wakefield Virginia 
359 PM EST Thursday Nov 27 2014 


Synopsis... 
low pressure will push offshore this evening. High pressure 
builds into the area tonight through Saturday. The high becomes 
centered off the southeast coast Sunday into Monday as low 
pressure tracks across the Great Lakes. 


&& 


Near term /until 6 am Friday morning/... 
surface low pressure now analyzed along the eastern NC coast...and prognosticated 
to shift farther offshore this evening. Still scattered to 
numerous showers across southern/southeast Virginia...with skies partially 
clearing. Had some reports of sleet with the broken line of 
showers moving through southeast Virginia...but surface temperatures are in the 40s so no 
impacts will occur. Will maintain chance to likely probability of precipitation for a few 
more hours...tapering off by 00z or shortly afterwards. Skies become 
mostly clear...but northwest winds will keep readings from dropping off 
as much as they otherwise would...especially near the coast. Lows ranging 
from the middle 20s west of I-95 to the lower to middle 30s southeast. 


&& 


Short term /6 am Friday morning through Sunday/... 
a quiet period expected...although temperatures will remain well 
below normal on Friday even under nearly full sunshine. This will 
result from strong high pressure centered over the Tennessee Valley...building 
east into the Carolinas. Northwest winds averaging 10-15 miles per hour in the 
morning will generally become lighter by afternoon as the pressure gradient 
weakens. Blended guidance looks reasonable for highs given 850 mb 
temperatures prognosticated to be -8 to -10 c. This will yield highs mainly in 
the lower 40s throughout...middle 40s in NE NC and it may not get out 
of the upper 30s across the far north. Thankfully...the sun will 
finally shine. NAM/GFS/ECMWF in good agreement with a broad upper 
level ridge over the Southern Plains by Friday night...allowing the upper flow 
to flatten over the eastern Continental U.S.. this brings an increase in middle 
level cloudiness late Friday/Friday night...particularly across the north. 
Still expect a cold night...as temperatures rapidly drop in the 
evening then level off thereafter. Lows mainly 25-30 f...not 
really any warmer near the coast due to light flow on the northern 
side of the surface high. Skies average partly to mostly cloudy 
north...and partly sunny south on Sat...with decreasing clouds in 
the afternoon. Temperatures moderate a bit on Sat as low level flow shifts to 
the south-southwest. Still a bit below average with highs 50-55 f central and 
south and in the upper 40s north. 


&& 


Long term /Sunday night through Thursday/... 
an active northern stream will send a couple of fast moving cold 
fronts through the Middle Atlantic States during the long term period. 
Ridging along the latitude of the Gulf of Mexico and Florida will 
keep heights high enough to limit the southward penetration of 
Arctic air. 


A cold front will cross the local area on Monday. Moisture will be 
limited with the frontal passage. Middle level moisture following the 
front may produce periods of light rain Monday night through 
Wednesday with 20 to 30 percent probability of precipitation. The next cold front moves 
through Wednesday. The front moves off the coast with a clearing sky 
from the west but slight chance probability of precipitation continuing toward the coast through 
early Thursday. 


Temperatures average near to slightly above normal during the long 
term. Highs in the upper 50s NE to middle 60s SW Monday cool to the middle 
40s northwest to middle 50s southeast Tuesday. Highs in the 50s are forecast 
Wednesday and Thursday. Lows in the 40s Monday morning lower to the 
upper 30s to middle 40s Tuesday through Thursday mornings. 


&& 


Aviation /21z Thursday through Tuesday/... 
a strong short wave was producing unsettled conditions over 
southern Virginia and North Carolina. A surface trough over the 
Piedmont will move to the east with increasing north/northwest winds in its 
wake. These winds will increase toward evening especially at orf. 
As the surface trough moves to the east...light rain and later low 
level moisture will dissipate at the taf sites from west to east. 


Outlook... VFR and dry weather is indicated through the weekend. A cold 
front moves through around Monday with mainly dry conditions 
indicated through Tuesday. 


&& 


Marine... 
low pressure has located off the eastern NC coast this afternoon as 
strong ~1034mb surface high pressure builds over the Midwest. Northerly flow 
over the waters this afternoon average 10-15 knots. Seas average 3-5 
feet...highest in the northern coastal zones. Strengthening pressure 
gradient in tandem with cold air advection will result in Small Craft Advisory conditions over the 
waters tonight into Friday morning. Strongest cold air advection arrives this evening 
into the overnight...with northwesterly winds increasing to 20-25 knots with 
gusts up to 30 knots over the Bay/sound/coastal waters. 15-20 knots with 
gusts to 25 knots over the eastern Virginia rivers. Seas build to 4-6 feet with 
waves 3-4 feet. High pressure builds over the waters Friday morning as 
cold air advection wanes and northwesterly winds subside. Headlines run through middle morning for 
the rivers and early afternoon for the Bay. Seas remain 4-5 feet through 
the day...with headlines extended through 6pm Friday. Thereafter...high 
pressure and sub-Small Craft Advisory conditions prevail through the weekend. The next 
cold front crosses the waters Monday-Monday evening. High pressure then 
builds over New England Monday night-tues...ridging over central Virginia. 
Resultant north-NE flow will increase to near Small Craft Advisory conditions Monday 
night-Tuesday as seas build to 4-5 feet. The next cold front is forecast 
to cross the waters Wednesday night into Thursday. 


&& 


Akq watches/warnings/advisories... 
Maryland...none. 
NC...none. 
Virginia...none. 
Marine...Small Craft Advisory until 10 am EST Friday for anz635>638. 
Small Craft Advisory until 1 PM EST Friday for anz630>634. 
Small Craft Advisory until 6 PM EST Friday for anz650-652-654- 
656-658. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...lkb 
near term...lkb 
short term...lkb 
long term...lsa 
aviation...lsa 
marine...Sam 



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