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Brisk beach weather

We looked at some mid-week weather in Virginia Beach last week, and this was before a system slid into the country and completely turned the seasons around. There was snow in the Appalachians yesterday, but even before that, the nights were fairly chilly in Virginia Beach. Observations were a several degrees cooler than what had been in the forecast for lows overnight, thanks to off shore flow and clear skies overnight. This didn’t dampen hopes for warmer afternoons, but it did greatly affect the forecast accuracy. The Weather Channel kept it cool and secured a victory.
Actuals: Wednesday – High 64, Low 39
Thursday – High 60, Low 41

Grade: C

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Coming in with vigor

A cold front sliding into the mid-Atlantic ended up being a bit more of a soaker than was originally anticipated. Virginia Beach only saw a bit of rain Thursday night just before midnight, but then they were slammed by nearly 3/4ths of an inch of rain on Friday. Temperatures followed the plan, dropping from the low 80s to the low 60s, which leant itself to a tight verification. It was WeatherBug ended up claiming the top forecast for the town.
Actuals: Thursday – Rain reported not measured High 82, Low 59
Friday – .68 inches of rain, High 64, Low 52

Grade: A-C

Virginia Beach, Virginia to Fargo, North Dakota

This drive is going to take us through both cities that recently played in the World Series. The trip will cover 3 days and 1539 miles. Typically in November, this route would be seem silly, but the weather in the Dakotas has been terrific. Perhaps for that reason, we will average a pace of 67.9mph, expecting to cover 543 miles on a given day.  Gotta get there!

DAY ONE (Saturday)
Virginia Beach
High pressure is parked over the northeastern quadrant of the country. And it’s a ridge, too, none of that cold high pressure business that just sucks the life out of you in the middle of winter. Enjoy the drive, West Virginia is very nice to look at. We’ll stop for the day in Boston Heights, SSE of Cleveland.

DAY TWO (Sunday)
This is a really solid ridge in the heart of the country, I tell you. We’ll pass through Chicago and into southern Wisconsin without any issues. We’ll end the day in Wisconsin Dells, which is the Water Park Capital Of the World. Some might even be open with this late season surge in warmth.

DAY THREE (Monday)
A low moving through Canada is expected to tap into a plume of moisture dragged north from the Gulf of Mexico, but guidance is split on whether or not rain will fill in across Minnesota. It won’t be as heavy as it will be in western Ontario, certainly, and not as heavy as eastern Nebraska, either. The best chance for gaps will be right along our route, however from St. Cloud, Minnesota to Fargo, we should anticipate a little bit of rain, at the very least. Fargo will be a touch cooler than any other leg of the trip, but hey, we’re in NoDak!

Virginia Beach, Virginia

As many of you are aware, tonight is the 7th Game of the World Series, between the Cubs and Indians. Forgive me if this post takes forever to write.

At 1156PM, ET, Virginia Beach was reporting clear skies with a temperature of 61 degrees. Weak high pressure lingered over the mid-Atlantic, and was clearing the region of any clouds. There is a weak boundary looming in the Great Lakes, bringing some shower activity to the World Series.
The upper level trough associated with the low in the Great Lakes is going to deepen, but see flow through the trough weaken considerably. This means that the cold front will be able to sink far enough south to bring a few showers to Virginia Beach overnight Thursday into Friday morning. High pressure will build quickly to the region again, and sunny skies will be back to finish the week.
Tomorrow – Chances of rain in the evening, High 83, Low 60
Friday – Rain in the morning, then clearing and cooler, High 65, Low 47

TWC: Tomorrow – Sunshine and clouds mixed (late rain). High 83, Low 59
Friday – Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 63, Low 50

AW: Tomorrow – Very warm with times of clouds and sun (Late storms) High 80, Low 61
Friday – Partly sunny and breezy (early storms) High 62, Low 53

NWS: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny (Late rain), High 80, Low 60
Friday – Partly sunny (Early rain) High 60, Low 50

WB: Tomorrow – Partly sunny. Patchy fog early. Rain/storms late. High 82, Low, 60
Friday – Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers in the morning, then partly sunny in the afternoon. High 62, Low, 50

WN: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy, High 81, Low 57
Friday – Partly cloudy with isolated showers, High 61, Low 57

FIO: Tomorrow – Light rain overnight. High 77, Low, 60
Friday – Light rain until morning and breezy starting in the evening, continuing until night.High 70, Low 56

So that’s it. The Cubs did win the World Series. Who will win this forecast? You can see the clear skies overhead right now. How fast it cools off on Friday night will really spell the difference in the top forecasts.


Logan, Utah to Virginia Beach, Virginia

Time to hit the road for a weekend excursion from northern Utah to southeastern Virginia. It will take 4 1/2 games to cover the ground. There are, if you were curious, 2289 miles of ground to cover. We’ll be moving at a pace of 64.8mph, which will allow us to cover 518 miles on days 1-4, and a bit less on Thursday. There is a pretty nasty system rising out of the southwest, so it could definitely bring some interest to this trip!

DAY ONE (Saturday)
While we won’t get to enjoy the wet weather as we begin the drive, we will eventually see a little bit of rain. The start of the day will be dry, and though much of southern Wyoming will be cloudy, we won’t have any issues there, either. Where things will start to change is after we pass through Cheyenne. As low pressure emerges from the Rockies, it will start to send moisture north into southeastern Wyoming and southwest Nebraska. I would worry that there could be a little bit of sleet or ice in this round of precipitation, so thankfully, we will be stopping after we have freshly arrived in Nebraska. The destination for Saturday night is the Panhandle town of Brownson.

DAY TWO (Sunday)
The nice thing about areas of low pressure associated with deep upper level troughs is that they often move swiftly. We won’t see any active precipitation through most of the Sunday drive through Nebraska, but we will certainly notice a chill to the air. It will make sense when we see flurries flying all around us as we reach Omaha and head south through Iowa into Missouri. We will miss all the heavy precip, which will be a bigger problem in southeastern Iowa,but a stiff wind and even a little bit of snow can cause problems, especially if it snowed harder before we came on the scene. The day will end in Oregon, Missouri (north of St. Joseph). I suspect that the roads will be bad enough that we will be happy to get off of them.

DAY THREE (Monday)
That system will clear out of the Ohio Valley faster than it does the Upper Midwest. Since we’ll be hitting interstates exclusively, and our drive will take us through the larger metropolises of Kansas City and St. Louis early in the day, which will certainly be plowed out.the roads might be a little slick in southern Illinois and Indiana, but again, we aren’t going to be dealing with any actively falling snow. We’ll stop between Evansville and Louisville, checking in at the town of Ferdinand, Indiana.

DAY FOUR (Tuesday)
The snowstorm is definitely moving faster than us. While we sleep in Ferdinand, the Nor’Easter will wind itself up and kick off shore, leaving no trace of itself in the mid-Atlantic. In fact, a cold front moving out of Canada into the Upper Midwest will start catching up to us late in the day. Our drive through Coal Country will end in Jolivue, Virginia, just before our turn east towards Hampton Roads at Staunton.

DAY FIVE (Wednesday)
We’re going to get squeezed between systems to finish our trip. There will be a clipper moving through New England, and another massive storm developing in the Gulf of Mexico, but nothing in Virginia. We’ll hit the Hampton Roads in full sunshine.
Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach, Virginia to Atlantic City, New Jersey

We are on the rare trip that takes us through Delaware. Not a trip that simply stops in Delaware, but a full blown trip THROUGH the First State. It’s a one day trip that, using the geography of the east coast, we will pass through 5 states. I find this incredible. It’s only 320 miles between our destinations, and it will take us 6 hours and 20 minutes, for a rate of speed of only 50.66mph. This is what happens when you have a few toll bridges to cross.

Virginia Beach
We have picked a good day to drive over the open seas of Chesapeake and Delaware Bays, as high pressure will build into the Eastern Seaboard. A remnant boundary will produce some low level clouds around the Hampton Roads as we begin our drive, but travel across the Delmarva and through Philadelphia will be sunny and pleasant. Expect mostly sunny skies in Atlantic City as we arrive in town in the mid-afternoon.
Atlantic City

Virginia Beach, Virginia to Lafayette, Louisiana

It’s time to hit the road again. We are headed from the Atlantic Coast to the Gulf Coast, from Virginia Beach to Lafayette. It will only be a two day trip, but that second day will be about as long as it can get. The trip is 1186 miles, and our pace will be 63.8mph. At that speed, our first day will be through after 510.6 miles, leaving the rest for Wednesday. Let’s hit some southern sites, shall we?

Virginia Beach
Our trip through the Carolinas will be fairly active, especially in the southern variety of Carolina. A return flow, onshore breezes and what not, will potentially bring out the showers and clouds. It won’t be a washout, not by a long shirt. In fact, I would say only about 20% of our drive through South Carolina will be afflicted by pop up showers or storms, most of that coming around Florence, where we will hop on I-20 and head into Norwood, Goergia, which is about 40 miles west of Augusta.

Wednesday will be a bit more active than our first day on Tuesday. There will be a pretty good shot of thunderstorms almost as soon as we start headed south from Atlanta. Storms will continue through Alabama, and will only really begin to clear up around Mobile. The thunderstorm threat will taper off but there may be a few showers continuing through New Orleans. The last little stretch of road will finally be dry, and we can enjoy Lafayette without an umbrella.

Virginia Beach weather

That title sounded a lot more generic than I wanted it to. I wanted to play on “Beach Weather” as in, it was sort of nice out in Virginia Beach over the last couple of days. By sort of nice, though, I only mean that it was warm. There was no shortage of rain and thunderstorms for the Hampton Roads, but high temperatures ended up at least 3 degrees warmer than everyone had anticipated. Well, everyone but Victoria Weather! /chest bumps Anthony
Oh, and I guess if you were Googling Virginia Beach weather and ended up here we sell forecasts! Click the button on the top right. We’ll talk later. Clearly, we’re pretty good at this.
Actuals: Monday – .3″ of rain, High 82, Low 66
Tuesday – .63″ of rain with thunderstorms, High 84, Low 68

Grade: A

Virginia Beach, Virginia

It’s a rainy, stormy day at Victoria-Weather Studios in the Twin Cities. How are the Hampton Roads?

At 556PM, ET, Virginia Beach was reporting a temperature of 71 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. A line of thunderstorms was being noted on radar around Franklin and Suffolk. An lower level low that has drifted through the southern Plains, and had been the root for the terrible weather around Dallas earlier in the week. At this point, it is much weaker, and shower activity will be quite manageable.
Moisture is expected to stagnate along the coast with onshore flow into a weak pressure trough helping to trigger rain and thunderstorms. The low layer system will be drawn north by Coriolis forces as well as stronger mid level flow. A deeper trough which will operate with a bit of upper level support will move through the Great Lakes and reinforce southerly flow along the coast. The flow will intensify to clear conditions a bit, but any convective activity that does develop will in turn be much stronger.
Tomorrow – Scattered showers and storms, High 81, Low 67
Tuesday – Thunderstorms possible slightly warmer, High 85, Low 67

TWC: Tomorrow – Scattered T-Storms High 77, Low 67
Tuesday – Scattered T-Storms High 81, Low 67

AW: Tomorrow – A couple of showers and a heavy thunderstorm; more clouds than sun High 78, Low 66
Tuesday 0 Some sunshine with a couple of showers and a thunderstorm; humid, High 81, Low 66

NWS: Tomorrow – A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy High 77, Low 66
Tuesday – A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, High 79, Low 67

WBL Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers with isolated thunderstorms in the morning…then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon High 79, Low 66
Tuesday – Mostly cloudy in the morning…then becoming partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms High 81, Low 66

I guess I am alone in thinking Virginia Beach is in for a warm up. We’ll see how that goes. Thunderstorms are seen developing off to the southwest.