Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
631 AM EST MON FEB 27 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.

ANZ500-272100-
631 AM EST MON FEB 27 2017

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

HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE AREA WILL SHIFT EAST TODAY. LOW PRESSURE WILL
 MOVE NORTHWEST OF THE AREA TUESDAY, WITH THE TRAILING COLD FRONT
CROSSING THE WATERS WEDNESDAY NIGHT. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL BE
LIKELY TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY. A GALE WARNING WILL BE
POSSIBLE ON THURSDAY.

$$

ANZ535-272100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
631 AM EST MON FEB 27 2017

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS
WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.

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

$$

ANZ536-272100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
631 AM EST MON FEB 27 2017

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.

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

$$

ANZ537-272100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
631 AM EST MON FEB 27 2017

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE
OF RAIN OR SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.

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

$$

ANZ530-272100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
631 AM EST MON FEB 27 2017

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...W WINDS 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.

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

$$

ANZ531-272100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
631 AM EST MON FEB 27 2017

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.

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

$$

ANZ538-272100-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
631 AM EST MON FEB 27 2017

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW OR
RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.

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

$$

ANZ539-272100-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
631 AM EST MON FEB 27 2017

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY.

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

$$

ANZ532-272100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
631 AM EST MON FEB 27 2017

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.

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

$$

ANZ540-272100-
EASTERN BAY-
631 AM EST MON FEB 27 2017

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...W WINDS 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.

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

$$

ANZ533-272100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
631 AM EST MON FEB 27 2017

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW OR
RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.

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

$$

ANZ541-272100-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
631 AM EST MON FEB 27 2017

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW OR
RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.

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

$$

ANZ542-272100-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
631 AM EST MON FEB 27 2017

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.

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

$$

ANZ534-272100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
631 AM EST MON FEB 27 2017

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. PATCHY FOG THIS AFTERNOON
WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT...
BUILDING TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.

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

$$

ANZ543-272100-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
631 AM EST MON FEB 27 2017

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.

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

$$




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