Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1231 PM EST SUN FEB 26 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.

ANZ500-270900-
1231 PM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

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

HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD FROM THE WEST THROUGH TONIGHT BEFORE MOVING
 OFFSHORE MONDAY. LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE NORTHWEST OF THE AREA
TUESDAY, WITH THE TRAILING COLD FRONT CROSSING THE WATERS WEDNESDAY.
 A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL BE LIKELY TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY. A
GALE WARNING WILL BE POSSIBLE ON THURSDAY.

$$

ANZ535-270900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
1231 PM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.MON...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ536-270900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
1231 PM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ537-270900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
1231 PM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT EARLY. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

$$

ANZ530-270900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
1231 PM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

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

.THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ531-270900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
1231 PM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

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

.THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.

$$

ANZ538-270900-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
1231 PM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

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

.THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ539-270900-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
1231 PM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

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

.THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

$$

ANZ532-270900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
1231 PM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

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

.THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
2 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT.

$$

ANZ540-270900-
EASTERN BAY-
1231 PM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

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

.THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
2 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ533-270900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
1231 PM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

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

.THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
2 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

$$

ANZ541-270900-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
1231 PM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

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

.THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
2 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

$$

ANZ542-270900-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
1231 PM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT EARLY. WAVES
1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ534-270900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
1231 PM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT.

$$

ANZ543-270900-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
1231 PM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
2 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING...THEN
SUBSIDING TO 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.

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