Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
431 AM EDT TUE APR 25 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.

ANZ500-252300-
431 AM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

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

LOW PRESSURE WEAKEN AS IT MOVES UP THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST THROUGH
TONIGHT. THE LOW WILL MOVE OFF TO OUR NORTH AND EAST WEDNESDAY AND
A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE WEST THURSDAY. THE COLD FRONT
WILL WEAKEN AND STALL OUT NEARBY THURSDAY NIGHT AND IT WILL  REMAIN
NEARBY THROUGH THE WEEKEND. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE   NEEDED
FOR PORTIONS OF THE WATERS THURSDAY INTO  THURSDAY NIGHT.

$$

ANZ535-252300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
431 AM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

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

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN WITH AREAS OF DRIZZLE.
.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN
AND OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

$$

ANZ536-252300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
431 AM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

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

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. OCCASIONAL RAIN
AND DRIZZLE.
.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN
AND OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ537-252300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
431 AM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
4 FT. OCCASIONAL RAIN AND DRIZZLE.
.TODAY...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT... DIMINISHING TO
10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT LATE. WAVES 4 FT. RAIN AND OCCASIONAL
DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ530-252300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
431 AM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH AREAS OF DRIZZLE.
.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN
AND OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ531-252300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
431 AM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH AREAS OF DRIZZLE.
.TODAY...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN
AND OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ538-252300-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
431 AM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH AREAS OF DRIZZLE.
.TODAY...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN
AND OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

$$

ANZ539-252300-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
431 AM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH AREAS OF DRIZZLE.
.TODAY...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN
AND OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ532-252300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
431 AM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH AREAS OF DRIZZLE.
.TODAY...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN
AND OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ540-252300-
EASTERN BAY-
431 AM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH AREAS OF DRIZZLE.
.TODAY...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
RAIN AND OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ533-252300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
431 AM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
3 FT. OCCASIONAL RAIN AND DRIZZLE.
.TODAY...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN
AND OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

$$

ANZ541-252300-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
431 AM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT. OCCASIONAL RAIN AND DRIZZLE.
.TODAY...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
RAIN AND OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ542-252300-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
431 AM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT. OCCASIONAL RAIN AND DRIZZLE.
.TODAY...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING TO
10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT LATE. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN AND OCCASIONAL
DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ534-252300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
431 AM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
4 FT. OCCASIONAL RAIN AND DRIZZLE.
.TODAY...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT... DIMINISHING TO
10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT LATE. WAVES 4 FT. RAIN AND OCCASIONAL
DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

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

$$

ANZ543-252300-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
431 AM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
2 FT. OCCASIONAL RAIN AND DRIZZLE.
.TODAY...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT... DIMINISHING TO
10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT LATE. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN AND OCCASIONAL
DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

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

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