Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
432 PM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

TIDAL POTOMAC RIVER AND MARYLAND PORTION OF CHESAPEAKE BAY.

FORECASTS OF WAVE HEIGHTS DO NOT INCLUDE EFFECTS OF WIND DIRECTION
RELATIVE TO TIDAL CURRENTS. EXPECT HIGHER WAVES WHEN WINDS ARE
BLOWING AGAINST THE TIDAL FLOW.

ANZ500-240800-
432 PM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE TIDAL POTOMAC AND MD PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...

LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE UP THE COAST NEAR THE DELMARVA TONIGHT.
ANOTHER AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA WEDNESDAY
NIGHT AND THURSDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE WATERS LATE
THURSDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL ARRIVE BY SATURDAY. SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORIES MAY BE NEEDED FOR PORTIONS OF THE WATERS THURSDAY AND
AGAIN ON FRIDAY.

$$

ANZ535-240800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
432 PM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. LIGHT RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.THU...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ536-240800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
432 PM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. LIGHT
RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN. PATCHY FOG. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ537-240800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
432 PM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH
LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT. LIGHT RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
RAIN. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. RAIN.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS
THROUGH THE NIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ530-240800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
432 PM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
LIGHT RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.SAT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS IN THE EVENING. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ531-240800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
432 PM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH
LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. LIGHT RAIN
LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. RAIN.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS IN THE EVENING. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ538-240800-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
432 PM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
LIGHT RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS THROUGH THE NIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ539-240800-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
432 PM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH
LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. LIGHT RAIN
LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.WED...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS IN THE EVENING. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ532-240800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
432 PM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH
LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. LIGHT RAIN
LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.WED...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS THROUGH THE NIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ540-240800-
EASTERN BAY-
432 PM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH
LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. LIGHT RAIN
LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.WED...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. RAIN.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS THROUGH THE NIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ533-240800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
432 PM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH
LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. LIGHT RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS THROUGH THE NIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ541-240800-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
432 PM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH
LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. LIGHT RAIN
LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.WED...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. RAIN.
.THU...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS THROUGH THE NIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ542-240800-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
432 PM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. LIGHT RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS THROUGH THE NIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ534-240800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
432 PM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH
LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT. LIGHT RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
RAIN. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. RAIN.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS THROUGH THE NIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ543-240800-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
432 PM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH
LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT. LIGHT RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. RAIN.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS THROUGH THE NIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF
TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$




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