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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Wakefield VA
340 PM EDT Wed Jul 26 2017

Virginia Portion of the Chesapeake Bay...Currituck Sound and Atlantic
Coastal Waters from Fenwick Island DE to Currituck Beach Light NC out
20 nautical miles

ANZ600-270330-
340 PM EDT Wed Jul 26 2017

.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...

High pressure builds across the region tonight. High pressure
slides offshore Thursday ahead of an approaching cold front. The
cold front slowly pushes across the waters Friday night into
Saturday. High pressure slowly builds in from the west through
early next week.

$$

ANZ630-270330-
Chesapeake Bay from Smith Point to Windmill Point VA-
340 PM EDT Wed Jul 26 2017

.THROUGH 7 PM...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. Scattered
showers.
.TONIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.THU...SW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft...building to 2 to 3 ft late.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A chance of
showers and tstms in the evening, then showers and tstms likely
after midnight.
.FRI...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Showers likely in
the morning, then showers and tstms in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Showers and
tstms in the evening, then showers LIKELY WITH a chance of tstms
after midnight.
.SAT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming N 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft...building to 3 to 4 ft. A chance of
showers and tstms.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt
after midnight. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.SUN...N winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the
afternoon. Waves around 2 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.MON...NE winds 5 kt...becoming E in the afternoon. Waves 1 foot.


Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.

$$

ANZ631-270330-
Chesapeake Bay from Windmill Point to New Point Comfort VA-
340 PM EDT Wed Jul 26 2017

.THROUGH 7 PM...SE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. Isolated showers.
.TONIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.THU...S winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt late. Waves
1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of
showers and tstms in the evening, then showers and tstms likely
after midnight.
.FRI...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Showers likely in
the morning, then showers and tstms likely in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Showers and
tstms, mainly in the evening.
.SAT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft... building to 3 to
4 ft late. A chance of showers and tstms.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 3 to 4 ft... subsiding to
2 to 3 ft after midnight. A chance of showers and tstms in the
evening.
.SUN...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 3 ft... subsiding to
2 ft in the afternoon.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.MON...NE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming E in the afternoon. Waves
1 foot.

Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.

$$

ANZ632-270330-
Chesapeake Bay from New Point Comfort to Little Creek VA-
340 PM EDT Wed Jul 26 2017

.THROUGH 7 PM...SE winds 10 TO 15 kt. Waves 1 foot. Isolated
showers.
.TONIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.THU...S winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt late. Waves
1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A chance of
showers and tstms.
.FRI...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers
in the morning, then showers and tstms likely in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft... building to
2 to 3 ft late. Showers and tstms likely, mainly in the evening.
.SAT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft... building to 3 to
4 ft late. A chance of showers and tstms.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 3 to 4 ft... subsiding to
2 to 3 ft after midnight.
.SUN...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 3 ft... subsiding to
2 ft in the afternoon.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.MON...NE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming E in the afternoon. Waves
1 foot.

Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.

$$

ANZ634-270330-
Chesapeake Bay from Little Creek VA to Cape Henry VA including
the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel-
340 PM EDT Wed Jul 26 2017

.THROUGH 7 PM...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU...S winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt late. Waves
1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers
and tstms.
.FRI...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers
in the morning, then showers and tstms likely in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Showers and
tstms likely, mainly in the evening.
.SAT...NW winds 15 kt...becoming N late. Waves 2 to 3 ft...
building to 3 to 4 ft in the late morning and afternoon. A chance
of showers and tstms.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 3 to 4 ft. A chance of
showers and tstms in the evening.
.SUN...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 3 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
.MON...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft.

Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.

$$

ANZ650-270330-
Coastal waters from Fenwick Island DE to Chincoteague VA out
20 nm-
340 PM EDT Wed Jul 26 2017

.THROUGH 7 PM...E winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft...mainly SE swell with a
dominant period of 9 seconds.
.TONIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft...mainly E swell
with a dominant period of 8 seconds.
.THU...SW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft with a dominant period of 6 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft...building to
3 to 4 ft in the late evening and overnight. A chance of showers
and tstms in the evening, then showers and tstms likely after
midnight.
.FRI...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Showers likely.
Tstms likely in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming SW 15 to 20 kt late
in the evening, then diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight.
Seas 2 to 3 ft...building to 4 to 5 ft. Showers and tstms in the
evening, then showers LIKELY WITH a chance of tstms after
midnight.
.SAT...NW winds 10 kt...becoming N 15 to 20 kt with gusts to
around 30 kt in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 4 to 5 ft. A
chance of showers and tstms.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft. A chance of
showers and tstms in the evening.
.SUN...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft... subsiding to 3 to
4 ft in the afternoon.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt...diminishing to 5 kt after
midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.MON...N winds 5 kt...becoming E in the afternoon. Seas around
3 ft.

Winds and seas higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.

$$

ANZ652-270330-
Coastal waters from Chincoteague to Parramore Island VA out 20 nm-
340 PM EDT Wed Jul 26 2017

.THROUGH 7 PM...E winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft...mainly SE swell with a
dominant period of 9 seconds. Isolated showers.
.TONIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft...mainly E swell
with a dominant period of 8 seconds.
.THU...S winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt late. Seas
2 to 3 ft with a dominant period of 7 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft...building to
3 to 4 ft in the late evening and overnight. A chance of showers
and tstms in the evening, then showers and tstms likely after
midnight.
.FRI...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Showers likely.
Tstms likely in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming W 10 to 15 kt late.
Seas 2 to 3 ft...building to 3 to 4 ft in the late evening and
overnight. Showers and tstms in the evening, then showers LIKELY
WITH a chance of tstms after midnight.
.SAT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming N 15 to 20 kt with gusts
to around 30 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft...building to
4 to 5 ft late. A chance of showers and tstms.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. A chance of
showers and tstms in the evening.
.SUN...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft... subsiding to 3 to
4 ft in the afternoon.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.MON...NE winds 5 kt. Seas around 3 ft.

Winds and seas higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.

$$

ANZ654-270330-
Coastal waters from Parramore Island to Cape Charles Light VA out
20 nm-
340 PM EDT Wed Jul 26 2017

.THROUGH 7 PM...E winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft...mainly SE swell with a
dominant period of 8 seconds.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft... mainly E swell
with a dominant period of 10 seconds.
.THU...S winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt late. Seas
2 to 3 ft with a dominant period of 7 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft... building to 3 to
4 ft in the late evening and overnight. A chance of showers and
tstms.
.FRI...SW winds 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers in the
morning, then showers and tstms likely in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft... building to 3 to
4 ft in the late evening and overnight. Showers and tstms in the
evening, then showers LIKELY WITH a chance of tstms after
midnight.
.SAT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers
and tstms.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. A chance of
showers and tstms in the evening.
.SUN...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.MON...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft.

Winds and seas higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.

$$

ANZ656-270330-
Coastal Waters from Cape Charles Light to Virginia-
North Carolina border out to 20 nm-
340 PM EDT Wed Jul 26 2017

.THROUGH 7 PM...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft...mainly SE swell
with a dominant period of 10 seconds.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft... mainly E swell
with a dominant period of 10 seconds.
.THU...S winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt late. Seas
2 to 3 ft with a dominant period of 6 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers
and tstms.
.FRI...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers
in the morning, then showers and tstms likely in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft... building to 3 to
4 ft in the late evening and overnight. Showers and tstms likely,
mainly in the evening.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers
and tstms.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. A chance of
showers and tstms in the evening.
.SUN...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft... subsiding to 3 to
4 ft in the afternoon.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.MON...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft.

Winds and seas higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.

$$

ANZ658-270330-
Coastal waters from NC VA border to Currituck Beach Light NC out
20 nm-
340 PM EDT Wed Jul 26 2017

.THROUGH 7 PM...NE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft... mainly SE swell
with a dominant period of 10 seconds.
.TONIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft...subsiding to 2 to 3 ft
after midnight...mainly E swell with a dominant period of 10 seconds.
.THU...S winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt late. Seas
2 to 3 ft with a dominant period of 6 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of
showers and tstms after midnight.
.FRI...SW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming S 15 to 20 kt late. Seas
2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers. A chance of tstms in the
afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft... building to 3 to
4 ft in the late evening and overnight. Showers likely. Tstms
likely, mainly in the evening.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers
and tstms.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. A chance of
showers and tstms in the evening.
.SUN...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft... subsiding to 3 to
4 ft in the afternoon.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.MON...NE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Winds and seas higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.

$$

ANZ633-270330-
Currituck Sound-
340 PM EDT Wed Jul 26 2017

.THROUGH 7 PM...E winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.THU...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of
showers and tstms after midnight.
.FRI...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers in
the morning, then a chance of showers and tstms in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 foot. Showers likely.
Tstms likely, mainly in the evening.
.SAT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers
and tstms.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft. A chance of
showers and tstms in the evening.
.SUN...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft... subsiding to
1 foot in the afternoon.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.MON...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.

Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.

$$

ANZ635-270330-
Rappahannock River from Urbanna to Windmill Point-
340 PM EDT Wed Jul 26 2017

.THROUGH 7 PM...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. Scattered
showers.
.TONIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.THU...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of
showers and tstms in the evening, then showers and tstms likely
after midnight.
.FRI...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. Showers likely in the
morning, then showers and tstms in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. Showers and tstms
likely, mainly in the evening.
.SAT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers
and tstms.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.MON...N winds 5 kt...becoming E in the afternoon. Waves 1 foot.

Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.

$$

ANZ636-270330-
York River-
340 PM EDT Wed Jul 26 2017

.THROUGH 7 PM...SE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. Isolated showers.
.TONIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.THU...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers
and tstms.
.FRI...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers in the
morning, then showers and tstms likely in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. Showers and tstms
likely, mainly in the evening.
.SAT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers
and tstms.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt...diminishing to 5 kt after
midnight. Waves 1 foot.
.MON...NE winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.

Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.

$$

ANZ637-270330-
James River from Jamestown to the James River Bridge-
340 PM EDT Wed Jul 26 2017

.THROUGH 7 PM...SE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.TONIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.THU...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers
and tstms.
.FRI...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers in the
morning, then showers and tstms likely in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Showers and
tstms likely, mainly in the evening.
.SAT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft... subsiding to
1 foot in the afternoon. A chance of showers and tstms.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt...diminishing to 5 kt after
midnight. Waves 1 foot.
.MON...NE winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.

Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.

$$

ANZ638-270330-
James River from James River Bridge to Hampton Roads Bridge-
Tunnel-
340 PM EDT Wed Jul 26 2017

.THROUGH 7 PM...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.TONIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.THU...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers
and tstms.
.FRI...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers in
the morning, then showers and tstms likely in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Showers and tstms
likely, mainly in the evening.
.SAT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers
and tstms.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft... subsiding to
1 foot after midnight.
.SUN...NE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.MON...NE winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.

Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.

$$



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