Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
654 AM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

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.

ANZ500-062100-
654 AM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

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

LOW PRESSURE WILL PASS NEAR THE WATERS TODAY INTO TONIGHT. HIGH
PRESSURE WILL THEN PASS OVER THE WATERS WEDNESDAY BEFORE A POTENT
COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH THURSDAY INTO THURSDAY NIGHT. SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORIES ARE POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY. A GALE WARNING MAY BE NEEDED FOR
THE WATERS FRIDAY.

$$

ANZ535-062100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
654 AM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF
SLEET.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ536-062100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
654 AM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SLEET THIS
MORNING. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ537-062100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
654 AM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT... INCREASING TO
25 KT LATE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT LATE. A CHANCE OF
SLEET THIS MORNING. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT OR
LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.

$$

ANZ530-062100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
654 AM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SLEET. RAIN LIKELY
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW THIS MORNING...THEN RAIN THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ531-062100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
654 AM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF SLEET.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO
20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES FLAT...BUILDING TO 2 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ538-062100-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
654 AM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF SLEET.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ539-062100-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
654 AM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF SLEET.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. WAVES FLAT...BUILDING TO 2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.

$$

ANZ532-062100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
654 AM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF SLEET.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES FLAT...BUILDING TO 2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ540-062100-
EASTERN BAY-
654 AM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH A
CHANCE OF SLEET.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING. WAVES
1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ533-062100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
654 AM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF SLEET.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.

$$

ANZ541-062100-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
654 AM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN
WITH A CHANCE OF SLEET.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.

$$

ANZ542-062100-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
654 AM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SLEET THIS MORNING. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ534-062100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
654 AM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT... INCREASING TO
25 KT LATE. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SLEET THIS MORNING. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT IN THE EVENING...
THEN BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT.

$$

ANZ543-062100-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
654 AM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT... INCREASING TO
25 KT LATE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SLEET THIS MORNING. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.

$$



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