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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
632 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

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.

ANZ500-172100-
632 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

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

A cold front will push southeast of the area today. Low pressure
will develop and move off the North Carolina coast tonight. High
pressure will build south of the area Thursday through Sunday.

$$

ANZ535-172100-
Tidal Potomac from Key Bridge to Indian Head-
632 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft. Snow,
mainly this morning. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...W winds 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...W winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ536-172100-
Tidal Potomac from Indian Head to Cobb Island-
632 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW winds 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft. Snow,
mainly this morning. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...W winds 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...W winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ537-172100-
Tidal Potomac from Cobb Island to Smith Point-
632 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

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

.TODAY...NW winds 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Snow.
Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 3 ft.
.THU...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ530-172100-
Chesapeake Bay north of Pooles Island-
632 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Snow, mainly this morning. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...W winds 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.FRI...W winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.SAT...W winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.SUN...S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ531-172100-
Chesapeake Bay from Pooles Island to Sandy Point-
632 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt late this morning
and afternoon. Waves 2 ft. Snow, mainly this morning. Vsby 1 to
3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.THU...W winds 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...W winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.SAT...W winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.SUN...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.

$$

ANZ538-172100-
Patapsco River including Baltimore Harbor-
632 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt late this morning
and afternoon. Waves 1 ft. Snow, mainly this morning. Vsby 1 to
3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...W winds 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.FRI...W winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.SAT...W winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.SUN...S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ539-172100-
Chester River to Queenstown MD-
632 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft. Snow,
mainly this morning. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.THU...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...W winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.SAT...W winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.SUN...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.

$$

ANZ532-172100-
Chesapeake Bay from Sandy Point to North Beach-
632 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

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

.TODAY...NW winds 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft. Snow,
mainly this morning. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.THU...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...W winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.SAT...W winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.SUN...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.

$$

ANZ540-172100-
Eastern Bay-
632 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW winds 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Snow,
mainly this morning. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.THU...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...W winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.SAT...W winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.SUN...S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ533-172100-
Chesapeake Bay from North Beach to Drum Point-
632 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

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

.TODAY...NW winds 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Snow,
mainly this morning. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 3 ft.
.THU...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.SAT...W winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

$$

ANZ541-172100-
Choptank River to Cambridge MD and the Little Choptank River-
632 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

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

.TODAY...NW winds 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft. Snow,
mainly this morning. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.THU...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...W winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.SAT...W winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.SUN...S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ542-172100-
Patuxent River to Broomes Island MD-
632 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW winds 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 1 ft. Snow,
mainly this morning. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.SAT...W winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ534-172100-
Chesapeake Bay from Drum Point to Smith Point-
632 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

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

.TODAY...NW winds 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Snow
likely. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 4 ft.
.THU...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

$$

ANZ543-172100-
Tangier Sound and the inland waters surrounding Bloodsworth Island-
632 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

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

.TODAY...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Snow likely. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.THU...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

$$




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