Nor'easter for the Northeast; Fire Weather Conditions Continue for Southern California

A powerful Nor'easter, first of the winter season, is expected to roll-up the Northeastern Seaboard and impact the region with a number of hazards this weekend. Very heavy wet snow and high gusty winds will affect a good portion of New England and rain will lash coastal areas. Meanwhile, dangerous fire weather conditions continue for southern California this weekend and likely into next week.

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Wakefield, VA Local Forecast Office

5NM SSW Chesapeake Light VA

Marine Point Forecast

  • Overnight

    Heavy Rain

    SW 24kt

    Gale Warning
    Gale Warning

  • Saturday


    NW 36ktWinds Decreasing
    7ftWaves Subsiding

    Gale Warning
    Gale Warning

  • Saturday

    Partly Cloudy

    NW 23kt
  • Sunday


    WNW 19ktWinds Decreasing
  • Sunday

    Slight Chc Rain

    WNW 9kt
  • Monday

    Chance Rain

    Winds IncreasingN 14kt
  • Monday

    Chance Showers

    Winds IncreasingNNW 23kt
    Waves Building5ft
  • Tuesday

    Mostly Sunny

    NW 22kt
  • Tuesday

    Mostly Clear

    NW 19kt

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 11:13 pm EST Dec 4, 2020
Forecast Valid: 1am EST Dec 5, 2020-6pm EST Dec 11, 2020

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Detailed Forecast

Synopsis: ANZ600-051630- 1040 PM EST Fri Dec 4 2020 .Synopsis for Fenwick Island DE to Currituck Beach Light NC out 20 nautical miles including Virginia portion of the Chesapeake Bay, Currituck Sound and portions of the James, York, and Rappahannock Rivers... Developing low pressure tracks across the region late tonight, rapidly intensifying as it accelerates away from the area Saturday afternoon and evening. Cool high pressure builds in from the west Sunday and Sunday night. Another low pressure system is expected to affect the region Monday into early Tuesday. $$

S wind 20 to 24 kt becoming SW. Winds could gust as high as 30 kt. Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
NW wind 31 to 36 kt decreasing to 24 to 29 kt in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 kt. Showers, mainly before 7am. Seas 7 ft subsiding to 4 ft.
Saturday Night
NW wind 21 to 23 kt, with gusts as high as 29 kt. Partly cloudy. Seas around 4 ft.
WNW wind 16 to 19 kt decreasing to 12 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Sunny. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Sunday Night
WNW wind 7 to 9 kt. A slight chance of rain after 1am. Seas around 2 ft.
N wind 8 to 11 kt increasing to 11 to 14 kt in the afternoon. A chance of rain. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Monday Night
NNW wind 17 to 20 kt increasing to 20 to 23 kt after midnight. A chance of showers before 1am. Seas 3 ft building to 5 ft.
NW wind 19 to 22 kt. Mostly sunny. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
Tuesday Night
NW wind 15 to 19 kt. Mostly clear. Seas around 4 ft.

Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.


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Point Forecast: 36.82°N 75.77°W
Last Update: 11:13 pm EST Dec 4, 2020
Forecast Valid: 1am EST Dec 5, 2020-6pm EST Dec 11, 2020
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