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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
430 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014

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.

ANZ500-242300-
430 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE TIDAL POTOMAC AND MD PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...
HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE GREAT LAKES WILL BUILD ACROSS THE REGION
THROUGH TODAY BEFORE MOVING OFF THE COAST TONIGHT. A COLD FRONT WILL
CROSS THE AREA FRIDAY. A STRONGER COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO CROSS
THE AREA SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY
BE NEEDED FOR PORTIONS OF THE WATERS FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
WHILE A GALE WARNING MAY BE NEEDED FOR THE WATERS SATURDAY
AFTERNOON.

$$

ANZ535-242300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
430 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ536-242300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
430 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS
TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ537-242300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
430 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
2 FT.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
WAVES 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ530-242300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
430 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ531-242300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
430 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ538-242300-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
430 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ539-242300-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
430 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ532-242300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
430 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE LATE EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 3 FT. SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ540-242300-
EASTERN BAY-
430 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE LATE EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ533-242300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
430 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 3 FT. SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 1 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ541-242300-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
430 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE LATE EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ542-242300-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
430 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS
TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ534-242300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
430 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
4 FT.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 FT. SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING W
15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
BUILDING TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ543-242300-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
430 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 KT LATE. GUSTS UP
TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE LATE EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 2 FT...BUILDING TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING W
15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

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