Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
631 PM EST SUN DEC 21 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.

ANZ500-220900-
631 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE TIDAL POTOMAC AND MD PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...
COASTAL LOW PRESSURE IS EXPECTED TO MOVE UP THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST
LATE MONDAY. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH THE WATERS LATE
WEDNESDAY. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS LIKELY WEDNESDAY THROUGH
THURSDAY.

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ANZ535-220900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
631 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.TONIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.FRI...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ536-220900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
631 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN AND SNOW OR SLEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.TUE...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ537-220900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
631 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

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

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
AND SNOW OR SLEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ530-220900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
631 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ531-220900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
631 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ538-220900-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
631 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ539-220900-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
631 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. RAIN.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ532-220900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
631 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. RAIN.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ540-220900-
EASTERN BAY-
631 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ533-220900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
631 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 3 FT. RAIN.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

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ANZ541-220900-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
631 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ542-220900-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
631 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ534-220900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
631 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

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

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 4 FT. RAIN.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

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ANZ543-220900-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
631 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

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

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 4 FT. RAIN.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

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