Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
141 PM EDT THU JUL 30 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.

ANZ500-310800-
141 PM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

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

WEAK HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE FARTHER OFFSHORE THIS MORNING AHEAD OF
A WEAK COLD FRONT THAT WILL WILL CROSS THE WATERS FROM THE WEST THIS
EVENING. HIGH PRESSURE WILL RETURN TONIGHT AND PERSIST THROUGH THE
WEEKEND.

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ANZ535-310800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
142 PM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
TSTMS. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.MON...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

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

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ANZ536-310800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
142 PM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND TSTMS. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.MON...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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ANZ537-310800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
142 PM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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ANZ530-310800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
142 PM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

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

.THIS AFTERNOON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT... EXCEPT AROUND
1 FT OR LESS NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE SUSQUEHANNA. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
TSTMS. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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ANZ531-310800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
142 PM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

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

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP
TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. NUMEROUS TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS... BUILDING TO 1 TO
2 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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ANZ538-310800-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
142 PM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

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

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
TSTMS. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

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

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ANZ539-310800-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
142 PM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

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

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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ANZ532-310800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
142 PM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

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

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT IN THE LATE
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS... BUILDING TO 2 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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ANZ540-310800-
EASTERN BAY-
142 PM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

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

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS... BUILDING TO 2 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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ANZ533-310800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
142 PM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

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

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS... BUILDING TO 2 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT.

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

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ANZ541-310800-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
142 PM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

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

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT...BUILDING TO 2 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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

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ANZ542-310800-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
142 PM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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ANZ534-310800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
142 PM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO
20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT.

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

$$

ANZ543-310800-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
142 PM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING NW
5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FT. NUMEROUS TSTMS AND SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT.

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

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