Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
708 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 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

ANZ600-250715-
708 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 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...

HIGH PRESSURE REMAINS OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST THROUGH THE
WEEKEND. A WEAK BACKDOOR FRONT WILL DROP ACROSS THE NORTHERN WATERS
LATE SATURDAY NIGHT BEFORE RETURNING NORTH AS A WARM FRONT ON
SUNDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE WATERS LATE TUESDAY NIGHT...WITH
LIGHT ONSHORE  FLOW DEVELOPING FOR LATE IN THE WEEK.

$$

ANZ630-250715-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SMITH POINT TO WINDMILL POINT VA-
708 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY IN THE
MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.

$$

ANZ631-250715-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM WINDMILL POINT TO NEW POINT COMFORT VA-
708 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY IN THE
MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ632-250715-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NEW POINT COMFORT TO LITTLE CREEK VA-
708 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ634-250715-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM LITTLE CREEK VA TO CAPE HENRY VA INCLUDING THE
CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE TUNNEL-
708 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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

$$

ANZ650-250715-
COASTAL WATERS FROM FENWICK ISLAND DE TO CHINCOTEAGUE VA OUT 20 NM-
708 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD
OF 11 SECONDS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF
12 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE LATE EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...MAINLY SE SWELL WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD OF 10 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS UNTIL
LATE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO
5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.

$$

ANZ652-250715-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CHINCOTEAGUE TO PARRAMORE ISLAND VA OUT 20 NM-
708 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD
OF 11 SECONDS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF
12 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT...MAINLY SE SWELL WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 11 SECONDS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...MAINLY SE SWELL WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD OF 10 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS UNTIL
LATE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO
5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.

$$

ANZ654-250715-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PARRAMORE ISLAND TO CAPE CHARLES LIGHT VA OUT 20 NM-
708 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD
OF 8 SECONDS.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF
11 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT LATE. SEAS
1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT...MAINLY SE SWELL WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD OF 10 SECONDS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...MAINLY E SWELL WITH A DOMINANT
PERIOD OF 9 SECONDS IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO
4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.

$$

ANZ656-250715-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE CHARLES LIGHT TO VIRGINIA-
NORTH CAROLINA BORDER OUT TO 20 NM-
708 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD
OF 6 SECONDS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT EARLY IN THE
AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD OF 10 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT...MAINLY SE SWELL WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD OF 10 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...MAINLY SE SWELL WITH A DOMINANT
PERIOD OF 10 SECONDS IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO
4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

$$

ANZ658-250715-
COASTAL WATERS FROM NC VA BORDER TO CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT NC OUT 20 NM-
708 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS
2 TO 3 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 6 SECONDS.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF
8 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT LATE. SEAS
1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT...MAINLY SE SWELL WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD OF 9 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...MAINLY SE SWELL WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD OF 11 SECONDS.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...MAINLY SE SWELL WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD OF 9 SECONDS IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN
THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.

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

$$

ANZ633-250715-
CURRITUCK SOUND-
708 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN
THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

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

$$

ANZ635-250715-
RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER FROM URBANNA TO WINDMILL POINT-
708 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY IN
THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

$$

ANZ636-250715-
YORK RIVER-
708 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY IN
THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE
EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

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

$$

ANZ637-250715-
JAMES RIVER FROM JAMESTOWN TO THE JAMES RIVER BRIDGE-
708 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

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

$$

ANZ638-250715-
JAMES RIVER FROM JAMES RIVER BRIDGE TO HAMPTON ROADS BRIDGE-TUNNEL-
708 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FOOT.

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

$$

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