Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
632 PM EST MON MAR 2 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.  WAVES FLAT WHERE WATERS ARE ICED OVER.

ANZ500-030900-
632 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

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

ZCZC WBCWRKSYN 031805 TTAA00 KWBC DDHHMMHIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD
OVER THE WATERS THROUGH TONIGHT. A SLOW MOVING FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL
IMPACT THE WATERS TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL
RETURN ON FRIDAY. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES ARE POSSIBLE TUESDAY NIGHT
INTO WEDNESDAY...AND AGAIN LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

$$

ANZ535-030900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
632 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SLEET... FREEZING RAIN WITH
A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ536-030900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
632 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN
LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ537-030900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
632 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN
AND SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO
20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT... BUILDING TO
3 FT IN THE EVENING...THEN SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT.

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ANZ530-030900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
632 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN OR FREEZING RAIN.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW LIKELY.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

$$

ANZ531-030900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
632 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SLEET AND FREEZING
RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. RAIN OR FREEZING RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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ANZ538-030900-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
632 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SLEET... FREEZING RAIN WITH
A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN OR FREEZING RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ539-030900-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
632 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. RAIN OR FREEZING RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... DIMINISHING TO
5 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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ANZ532-030900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
632 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. FREEZING RAIN AND
SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
RAIN OR FREEZING RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... DIMINISHING TO
5 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ540-030900-
EASTERN BAY-
632 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. FREEZING RAIN AND
SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN OR FREEZING RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... DIMINISHING TO
5 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

$$

ANZ533-030900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
632 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

$$

ANZ541-030900-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
632 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET
LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING S 5 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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ANZ542-030900-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
632 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET
LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ534-030900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
632 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF FREEZING
RAIN AND SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO
20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 1 FT IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

$$

ANZ543-030900-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
632 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF FREEZING
RAIN AND SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 15 KT LATE. GUSTS UP
TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE MORNING. WAVES
2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO
20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT...
BUILDING TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING
TO 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

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