Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1231 PM EST TUE JAN 27 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.

ANZ500-280900-
1231 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE TIDAL POTOMAC AND MD PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE MID ATLANTIC STATES TODAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY NIGHT. A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE OHIO VALLEY
THURSDAY...THEN PASS ACROSS THE CHESAPEAKE REGION THURSDAY NIGHT.
HIGH PRESSURE RETURNS FRIDAY AND REMAINS THROUGH SUNDAY. A GALE
WARNING MAY BE REQUIRED ON FRIDAY.

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ANZ535-280900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
1231 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SCATTERED FLURRIES.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

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ANZ536-280900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
1231 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ537-280900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
1231 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.

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ANZ530-280900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
1231 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
SCATTERED FLURRIES.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR
SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES
1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING LIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ531-280900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
1231 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
SCATTERED FLURRIES.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ538-280900-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
1231 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
SCATTERED FLURRIES.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES
1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING LIGHT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

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ANZ539-280900-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
1231 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. SCATTERED FLURRIES.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ532-280900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
1231 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. SCATTERED FLURRIES.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES
1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING LIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ540-280900-
EASTERN BAY-
1231 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. SCATTERED FLURRIES.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ533-280900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
1231 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 2 FT LATE. SCATTERED FLURRIES.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ541-280900-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
1231 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
SCATTERED FLURRIES.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.

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ANZ542-280900-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
1231 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SCATTERED FLURRIES.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES
1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING LIGHT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

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ANZ534-280900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
1231 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 3 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 1 FT.

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ANZ543-280900-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
1231 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.

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