Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
931 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

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.  WAVES FLAT WHERE WATERS ARE ICED OVER.

ANZ500-312100-
931 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE TIDAL POTOMAC AND MD PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE WATERS THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY. LOW
PRESSURE IS EXPECTED TO IMPACT THE WATERS SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY.
SMALL CRAFT CONDITIONS WILL BE LIKELY MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT. GALES
WILL BE POSSIBLE ON MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

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ANZ535-312100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
931 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE
OF SNOW.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO
30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

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ANZ536-312100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
931 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING NW 15 TO
20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO
3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ537-312100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
931 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING NW 20 TO
25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FT...BUILDING TO
4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ530-312100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
931 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH SNOW LIKELY
WITH FREEZING RAIN.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO
30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SNOW AND RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ531-312100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
931 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH SNOW LIKELY.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING NW 20 TO
25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN
WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AROUND 5 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ538-312100-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
931 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH SNOW LIKELY.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO
30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ539-312100-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
931 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF
SNOW.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING NW 20 TO
25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN WITH A
CHANCE OF SNOW.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 KT IN THE AFTERNOON...
THEN BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.


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ANZ532-312100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
931 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 FT LATE.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF
SNOW.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING NW 20 TO
25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO
3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.


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ANZ540-312100-
EASTERN BAY-
931 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF
SNOW.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING NW 20 TO
25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AROUND 5 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.


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ANZ533-312100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
931 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 FT LATE.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING NW 20 TO
25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.


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ANZ541-312100-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
931 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 FT LATE.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF
SNOW.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING NW 20 TO
25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.


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ANZ542-312100-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
931 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING NW 20 TO
25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

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ANZ534-312100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
931 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT...
DIMINISHING TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT LATE. WAVES 5 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 4 FT LATE.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
RAIN.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING NW 20 TO
25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 40 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 4 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.


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ANZ543-312100-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
931 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
RAIN.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING NW 20 TO
25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 40 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 4 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.

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