Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
810 AM EDT TUE AUG 4 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.

ANZ500-042000-
810 AM EDT TUE AUG 4 2015

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

A COLD FRONT WILL SLOWLY PASS THROUGH THE WATERS LATE TODAY INTO
THIS EVENING. THE BOUNDARY WILL STALL TO THE SOUTH WHILE HIGH
PRESSURE BUILDS OVERHEAD WEDNESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THE
BOUNDARY WILL RETURN NORTH AS A WARM FRONT THURSDAY AND IT WILL
STALL OUT OVERHEAD THROUGH SATURDAY. WAVES OF LOW PRESSURE WILL RIDE
ALONG THE BOUNDARY...BRINGING UNSETTLED CONDITIONS DURING THIS TIME.
A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED FOR PORTIONS OF THE WATERS
WEDNESDAY.

$$

ANZ535-042000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
810 AM EDT TUE AUG 4 2015

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS
THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS THROUGH THE DAY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY.

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

$$

ANZ536-042000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
810 AM EDT TUE AUG 4 2015

.TODAY...W WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS THROUGH THE DAY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY.

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

$$

ANZ537-042000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
810 AM EDT TUE AUG 4 2015

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

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY
WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS THROUGH THE DAY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY.

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

$$

ANZ530-042000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
810 AM EDT TUE AUG 4 2015

.TODAY...W WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND TSTMS
THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS THROUGH THE DAY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY.

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

$$

ANZ531-042000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
810 AM EDT TUE AUG 4 2015

.TODAY...W WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS THROUGH THE DAY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY.

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

$$

ANZ538-042000-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
810 AM EDT TUE AUG 4 2015

.TODAY...W WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS THROUGH THE DAY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY.

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

$$

ANZ539-042000-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
810 AM EDT TUE AUG 4 2015

.TODAY...W WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS THROUGH THE DAY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY.

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

$$

ANZ532-042000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
810 AM EDT TUE AUG 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EDT TODAY...

.TODAY...W WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS THROUGH THE DAY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY.

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

$$

ANZ540-042000-
EASTERN BAY-
810 AM EDT TUE AUG 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EDT TODAY...

.TODAY...W WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS THROUGH THE DAY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY.

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

$$

ANZ533-042000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
810 AM EDT TUE AUG 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EDT TODAY...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS THROUGH THE DAY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY.

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

$$

ANZ541-042000-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
810 AM EDT TUE AUG 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EDT TODAY...

.TODAY...W WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS THROUGH THE DAY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY.

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

$$

ANZ542-042000-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
810 AM EDT TUE AUG 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EDT TODAY...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT LATE. GUSTS UP
TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY
WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS THROUGH THE DAY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY.

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

$$

ANZ534-042000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
810 AM EDT TUE AUG 4 2015

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

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... BECOMING NW
10 KT LATE. WAVES 3 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY
WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS THROUGH THE DAY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY.

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

$$

ANZ543-042000-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
810 AM EDT TUE AUG 4 2015

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

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... BECOMING NW
5 TO 10 KT LATE. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS THROUGH THE DAY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY.

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

$$



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