Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
931 PM EST WED JAN 18 2017

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.

ANZ500-190900-
931 PM EST WED JAN 18 2017

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

HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD OVERHEAD THROUGH THURSDAY. A
WARM FRONT WILL THEN APPROACH THE REGION FRIDAY AND REMAIN NEARBY
SATURDAY...WITH AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE AFFECTING THE WATERS SUNDAY
INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES MAY BE NEEDED SATURDAY
NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY.

$$

ANZ535-190900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
931 PM EST WED JAN 18 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING. RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. RAIN THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
NIGHT.

$$

ANZ536-190900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
931 PM EST WED JAN 18 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING. RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 5 TO 10 KT IN THE EVENING...
THEN BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ537-190900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
931 PM EST WED JAN 18 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING. RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ530-190900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
931 PM EST WED JAN 18 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN THROUGH THE DAY... THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ531-190900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
931 PM EST WED JAN 18 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING. RAIN LIKELY AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MON...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN THROUGH THE DAY... THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ538-190900-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
931 PM EST WED JAN 18 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING. RAIN LIKELY AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. RAIN THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
NIGHT.

$$

ANZ539-190900-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
931 PM EST WED JAN 18 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING. RAIN LIKELY AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MON...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ532-190900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
931 PM EST WED JAN 18 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING. RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN THROUGH THE DAY... THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ540-190900-
EASTERN BAY-
931 PM EST WED JAN 18 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING.
RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT. RAIN THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
NIGHT.

$$

ANZ533-190900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
931 PM EST WED JAN 18 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING. RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 2 FT. RAIN THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
NIGHT.

$$

ANZ541-190900-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
931 PM EST WED JAN 18 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING. RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN THROUGH THE DAY... THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ542-190900-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
931 PM EST WED JAN 18 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING. RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
NIGHT.

$$

ANZ534-190900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
931 PM EST WED JAN 18 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
EVENING. RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE EVENING...
THEN BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN
LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ543-190900-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
931 PM EST WED JAN 18 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING. RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE EVENING...
THEN BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN
LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$




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