Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
430 AM EDT WED JUL 23 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.

ANZ500-232300-
430 AM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE TIDAL POTOMAC AND MD PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE ATLANTIC OCEAN TODAY AND A
SURFACE TROUGH WILL PASS THROUGH THE WATERS TONIGHT. A COLD FRONT
CURRENTLY LOCATED OVER THE MIDWEST WILL MOVE THROUGH THURSDAY INTO
THURSDAY EVENING BEFORE WEAK HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS OVERHEAD LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE OFF THE COAST FOR
THE WEEKEND. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED FOR PORTIONS OF
THE WATERS LATE THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING.

$$

ANZ535-232300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
430 AM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.

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

$$

ANZ536-232300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
430 AM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

$$

ANZ537-232300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
430 AM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE MORNING. WAVES
1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

$$

ANZ530-232300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
430 AM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.THU...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

$$

ANZ531-232300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
430 AM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT IN THE LATE
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

$$

ANZ538-232300-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
430 AM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

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ANZ539-232300-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
430 AM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT IN THE LATE
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

$$

ANZ532-232300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
430 AM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT IN THE LATE
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE MORNING. WAVES
1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

$$

ANZ540-232300-
EASTERN BAY-
430 AM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

$$

ANZ533-232300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
430 AM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE MORNING. WAVES
2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

$$

ANZ541-232300-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
430 AM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING W
5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE MORNING. WAVES
1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

$$

ANZ542-232300-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
430 AM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

$$

ANZ534-232300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
430 AM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
2 TO 3 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING NE AROUND
5 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

$$

ANZ543-232300-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
430 AM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W LATE. WAVES 2 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE MORNING. WAVES
1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

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