Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
131 PM EDT WED MAR 29 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.

ANZ500-300800-
131 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

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

HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVERHEAD THROUGH TONIGHT BEFORE MOVING
OFFSHORE THURSDAY. LOW PRESSURE WILL APPROACH THE WATERS FRIDAY
BEFORE PASSING THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER
THE WATERS DURING THE WEEKEND. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES ARE POSSIBLE
THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY.

$$

ANZ535-300800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
131 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING.
.SUN...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ536-300800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
131 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING.
.SUN...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ537-300800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
131 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

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

.THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ530-300800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
131 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

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

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. SHOWERS.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ531-300800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
131 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

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

.THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. SHOWERS.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ538-300800-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
131 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. SHOWERS.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING LIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ539-300800-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
131 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

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

.THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING NW
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ532-300800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
131 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

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

.THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ540-300800-
EASTERN BAY-
131 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

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

.THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING NW
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ533-300800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
131 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

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

.THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ541-300800-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
131 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

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

.THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ542-300800-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
131 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. SHOWERS.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING.
.SUN...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ534-300800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
131 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

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

.THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... BECOMING W
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 FT. SHOWERS.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ543-300800-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
131 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

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

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... BECOMING W
5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.

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