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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Wakefield VA
1000 AM EST Wed Dec 13 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

ANZ600-132215-
1000 AM EST Wed Dec 13 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...

Markedly colder temperatures and gusty winds will impact the marine
area today in the wake of a strong cold front. Another cold front
will cross the waters Thursday afternoon. Low pressure will pass
near the coast Friday. High pressure will build over the area this
weekend.

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ANZ630-132215-
Chesapeake Bay from Smith Point to Windmill Point VA-
1000 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt...
diminishing to 15 to 20 kt late. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt...increasing to 20 to 25 kt with
gusts to around 30 kt after midnight. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.THU...SW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt...becoming
NW 15 to 20 kt in the late morning and afternoon. Waves 2 to
3 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers in
the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt in
the late evening and overnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of
showers early in the evening.
.SAT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SW after midnight.
Waves 1 foot.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of rain.

$$

ANZ631-132215-
Chesapeake Bay from Windmill Point to New Point Comfort VA-
1000 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt...
diminishing to 15 to 20 kt this afternoon. Waves 3 to 4 ft...
subsiding to 2 to 3 ft this afternoon.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 15 kt...increasing to 20 to 25 kt with gusts
to around 30 kt in the late evening and overnight. Waves 2 to
3 ft.
.THU...SW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt...becoming
W 15 to 20 kt in the late morning and early afternoon, then
becoming NW 10 to 15 kt late. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the
late evening and overnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft...building to 2 to
3 ft after midnight.
.SAT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SW after midnight.
Waves 1 foot.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of rain.

$$

ANZ632-132215-
Chesapeake Bay from New Point Comfort to Little Creek VA-
1000 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt...
diminishing to 15 to 20 kt this afternoon. Waves 3 to 4 ft...
subsiding to 2 to 3 ft this afternoon.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 15 kt...increasing to 20 to 25 kt with gusts
to around 30 kt in the late evening and overnight. Waves 2 to
3 ft.
.THU...SW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt...becoming
W 15 to 20 kt in the late morning and early afternoon, then
becoming NW 10 to 15 kt late. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the
late evening and overnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft...building to 2 to
3 ft after midnight.
.SAT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft... subsiding to 1 to
2 ft in the afternoon.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of rain.

$$

ANZ634-132215-
Chesapeake Bay from Little Creek VA to Cape Henry VA including
the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel-
1000 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt...
diminishing to 15 to 20 kt late. Waves 3 to 4 ft...subsiding to
2 to 3 ft this afternoon.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt...increasing to 20 to 25 kt with
gusts to around 30 kt after midnight. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.THU...W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt...becoming
NW 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...E winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S late. Waves 1 to 2 ft...
subsiding to 1 foot early in the afternoon, then building to 1 to
2 ft late.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft. A chance of rain.


$$

ANZ650-132215-
Coastal waters from Fenwick Island DE to Chincoteague VA out
20 nm-
1000 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...W winds 25 to 30 kt with gust to 35 kt...diminishing
to 20 to 25 kt late. Seas 4 to 5 ft with a dominant period of 6
seconds.
.TONIGHT...W winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming SW 20 to 25 kt with
gusts to around 35 kt in the late evening and overnight. Seas
3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of 5 seconds... building to 4 to
5 ft with a dominant period of 5 seconds after midnight.
.THU...W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt...becoming
NW 15 to 20 kt late. Seas 5 to 6 ft with a dominant period of
6 seconds...subsiding to 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of
6 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 15 kt...becoming N after midnight. Seas
3 to 4 ft...subsiding to 2 to 3 ft after midnight.
.FRI...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers
in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming NW 15 to 20 kt. Seas
2 to 3 ft...building to 3 to 4 ft late. A chance of showers early
in the evening.
.SAT...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming W 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Seas around 3 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of
rain.

$$

ANZ652-132215-
Coastal waters from Chincoteague to Parramore Island VA out 20 nm-
1000 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gust to 35 kt...becoming
W 20 to 25 kt this afternoon. Seas 4 to 5 ft with a dominant
period of 6 seconds...subsiding to 3 to 4 ft with a dominant
period of 6 seconds this afternoon.
.TONIGHT...W winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming SW 25 to 30 kt with
gusts to around 35 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of
4 seconds...building to 4 to 5 ft with a dominant period of
4 seconds after midnight.
.THU...W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt...becoming
NW 15 to 20 kt late. Seas 4 to 5 ft with a dominant period of
6 seconds...subsiding to 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of
6 seconds in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.FRI...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers
in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming NW 15 to 20 kt. Seas
2 to 3 ft...building to 3 to 4 ft late. A chance of showers early
in the evening.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas around 3 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming W 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Seas around 3 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of
rain.

$$

ANZ654-132215-
Coastal waters from Parramore Island to Cape Charles Light VA out
20 nm-
1000 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt.
Seas 4 to 5 ft with a dominant period of 6 seconds... subsiding
to 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of 6 seconds this afternoon.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt...increasing to 25 to 30 kt with
gusts to around 35 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of
4 seconds...building to 4 to 5 ft with a dominant period of
4 seconds after midnight.
.THU...W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 35 kt...becoming
NW 15 to 20 kt late. Seas 4 to 5 ft with a dominant period of
5 seconds...subsiding to 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of
5 seconds in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 15 kt...diminishing to 10 kt after midnight.
Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.FRI...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt.
Seas 2 to 3 ft...building to 3 to 4 ft late.
.SAT...W winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming W 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Seas around 3 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 3 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 3 ft. A chance of
rain.

$$

ANZ656-132215-
Coastal Waters from Cape Charles Light to Virginia-
North Carolina border out to 20 nm-
1000 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt...
diminishing to 15 to 20 kt late. Seas 4 to 5 ft with a dominant
period of 6 seconds...subsiding to 3 to 4 ft with a dominant
period of 6 seconds late.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt...increasing to 20 to 25 kt with
gusts to around 30 kt in the late evening and overnight. Seas
2 to 3 ft with a dominant period of 5 seconds... building to 3 to
4 ft with a dominant period of 5 seconds in the late evening and
overnight.
.THU...W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt...becoming
NW 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft with a dominant
period of 5 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.FRI...E winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S late. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the
late evening and overnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft... building to 3 to
4 ft after midnight.
.SAT...W winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 3 ft. A chance of
rain.

$$

ANZ658-132215-
Coastal waters from NC VA border to Currituck Beach Light NC out
20 nm-
1000 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt...
diminishing to 15 to 20 kt late. Seas 4 to 5 ft with a dominant
period of 6 seconds...subsiding to 3 to 4 ft with a dominant
period of 6 seconds late.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt...increasing to 20 to 25 kt with
gusts to around 30 kt in the late evening and overnight. Seas
3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of 5 seconds.
.THU...W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt...
diminishing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft with
a dominant period of 5 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.FRI...SE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SW late. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming NW 15 to 20 kt in the
late evening and overnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft...building to 3 to
4 ft after midnight.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 3 ft. A chance of
rain.

$$

ANZ633-132215-
Currituck Sound-
1000 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt...
diminishing to 15 to 20 kt this afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt...increasing to 20 to 25 kt with
gusts to around 30 kt after midnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU...W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to around 30 kt...becoming
NW 10 to 15 kt late. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...SE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SW late. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of rain.

$$

ANZ635-132215-
Rappahannock River from Urbanna to Windmill Point-
1000 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...W winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt
late. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt after
midnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU...SW winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming NW 10 to 15 kt in the late
morning and afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...NE winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of rain.


$$

ANZ636-132215-
York River-
1000 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt after
midnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU...W winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming NW 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...NE winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of rain.


$$

ANZ637-132215-
James River from Jamestown to the James River Bridge-
1000 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gust to 20 kt. Waves 1
to 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU...W winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming NW 5 to 10 kt late. Waves
1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...NE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming N late. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of rain.


$$

ANZ638-132215-
James River from James River Bridge to Hampton Roads Bridge-
Tunnel-
1000 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...W winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt
late. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 20 kt after
midnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU...W winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming NW 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...NE winds 5 kt...becoming N late. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 5 kt...becoming W in the late evening and
overnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN...SW winds 5 kt...increasing to 10 kt in the afternoon.
Waves 1 foot.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of rain.


$$


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