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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
331 AM EST FRI FEB 24 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.

ANZ500-242300-
331 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

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

HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OFFSHORE TODAY. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE
THROUGH THE WATERS SATURDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE
WATERS SUNDAY BEFORE MOVING OFFSHORE MONDAY.   A SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORY IS LIKELY FOR ALL WATERS SATURDAY NIGHT  INTO SUNDAY...AND
WILL BE POSSIBLE AGAIN MONDAY. A GALE WARNING MAY  BE NEEDED FOR
PORTIONS OF THE WATERS LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND  EARLY EVENING.

$$

ANZ535-242300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
331 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

$$

ANZ536-242300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
331 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.TUE...SW 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.

$$

ANZ537-242300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
331 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM.
.TODAY...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT
WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FT...BUILDING TO 4 FT
IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY.

$$

ANZ530-242300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
331 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR
LESS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ531-242300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
331 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM.
.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

$$

ANZ538-242300-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
331 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT... INCREASING TO 30 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

$$

ANZ539-242300-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
331 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM.
.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ532-242300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
331 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM.
.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT... INCREASING TO 30 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FT...BUILDING TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ540-242300-
EASTERN BAY-
331 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM.
.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT... INCREASING TO 30 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ533-242300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
331 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM.
.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT... INCREASING TO 30 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FT...BUILDING TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ541-242300-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
331 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM.
.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT... INCREASING TO 30 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ542-242300-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
331 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT... INCREASING TO 30 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ534-242300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
331 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM.
.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT
WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FT...BUILDING TO 4 FT
IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT...
BUILDING TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ543-242300-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
331 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM.
.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT... INCREASING TO 30 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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