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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
631 PM EST Sun Dec 10 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.

ANZ500-110900-
631 PM EST Sun Dec 10 2017

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

High pressure will build toward the waters through Monday. A frontal
 system will cross Monday night into Tuesday. Another low  pressure
system will move through the area Thursday. Small Craft  Advisories
may be required Monday night, and Gale Warnings are  likely Tuesday
into Wednesday.

$$

ANZ535-110900-
Tidal Potomac from Key Bridge to Indian Head-
631 PM EST Sun Dec 10 2017

.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON...S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...W winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ536-110900-
Tidal Potomac from Indian Head to Cobb Island-
631 PM EST Sun Dec 10 2017

.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.WED...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...W winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ537-110900-
Tidal Potomac from Cobb Island to Smith Point-
631 PM EST Sun Dec 10 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EST MONDAY...

.TONIGHT...SW winds 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.MON...W winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S late. Waves 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the late
evening and overnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt... increasing to 30 kt
in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 4 ft.
.WED...W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 3 ft.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt in the evening.
Waves 3 ft...subsiding to 1 ft after midnight.
.THU...W winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.FRI...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

$$

ANZ530-110900-
Chesapeake Bay north of Pooles Island-
631 PM EST Sun Dec 10 2017

.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.MON...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.WED...W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt in the evening.
Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU...W winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain or snow
showers through the day.
.FRI...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain or snow
showers through the day.

$$

ANZ531-110900-
Chesapeake Bay from Pooles Island to Sandy Point-
631 PM EST Sun Dec 10 2017

.TONIGHT...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.MON...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 1 ft...
building to 3 ft in the afternoon.
.TUE NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 3 ft.
.WED...W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 3 ft.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt in the evening.
Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of rain or snow
showers through the day.
.FRI...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of rain or snow
showers through the day.

$$

ANZ538-110900-
Patapsco River including Baltimore Harbor-
631 PM EST Sun Dec 10 2017

.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.WED...W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt...diminishing
to 5 kt after midnight. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...W winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. A chance of rain or
snow showers through the day.
.FRI...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain or snow
showers through the day.

$$

ANZ539-110900-
Chester River to Queenstown MD-
631 PM EST Sun Dec 10 2017

.TONIGHT...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.MON...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 1 ft...
building to 3 ft in the afternoon.
.TUE NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 3 ft.
.WED...W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 3 ft.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 3 ft...
subsiding to 1 ft after midnight.
.THU...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of rain or snow
showers through the day.
.FRI...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of rain or snow
showers through the day.

$$

ANZ532-110900-
Chesapeake Bay from Sandy Point to North Beach-
631 PM EST Sun Dec 10 2017

.TONIGHT...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.MON...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the late
evening and overnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 3 ft.
.WED...W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 3 ft.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt in the evening.
Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.FRI...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain or snow
showers through the day.

$$

ANZ540-110900-
Eastern Bay-
631 PM EST Sun Dec 10 2017

.TONIGHT...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.MON...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the late
evening and overnight. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 3 ft.
.WED...W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 3 ft.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt in the evening.
Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.FRI...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain or snow
showers through the day.

$$

ANZ533-110900-
Chesapeake Bay from North Beach to Drum Point-
631 PM EST Sun Dec 10 2017

.TONIGHT...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.MON...W winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S late. Waves 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the late
evening and overnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt... becoming W with
gusts to 30 kt in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 3 ft.
.WED...W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 3 ft.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt in the evening.
Waves 3 ft...subsiding to 1 ft after midnight.
.THU...W winds 5 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of rain or
snow showers through the day.

$$

ANZ541-110900-
Choptank River to Cambridge MD and the Little Choptank River-
631 PM EST Sun Dec 10 2017

.TONIGHT...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.MON...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the late
evening and overnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt... becoming W with
gusts to 30 kt in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 3 ft.
.WED...W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 3 ft.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt in the evening.
Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU...W winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.FRI...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of rain or
snow showers through the day.

$$

ANZ542-110900-
Patuxent River to Broomes Island MD-
631 PM EST Sun Dec 10 2017

.TONIGHT...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...W winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S late. Waves 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 1 to
2 ft.
.WED...W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt...diminishing
to 5 kt after midnight. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...W winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.FRI...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain or snow
showers through the day.

$$

ANZ534-110900-
Chesapeake Bay from Drum Point to Smith Point-
631 PM EST Sun Dec 10 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EST MONDAY...

.TONIGHT...SW winds 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.MON...W winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S late. Gusts up to 20 kt in
the morning. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 to
3 ft.
.TUE...W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 3 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Waves 5 ft.
.WED...W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 4 ft.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt...diminishing
to 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt after midnight. Waves 4 ft...
subsiding to 2 ft after midnight.
.THU...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft...building to 3 ft.

$$

ANZ543-110900-
Tangier Sound and the inland waters surrounding Bloodsworth Island-
631 PM EST Sun Dec 10 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EST MONDAY...

.TONIGHT...SW winds 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.MON...W winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S late. Gusts up to 20 kt in
the morning. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the late
evening and overnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE...W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Waves 3 ft.
.WED...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 3 ft.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt...diminishing
to 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt after midnight. Waves 3 ft...
subsiding to 1 ft after midnight.
.THU...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft...building to 3 ft. A
chance of rain or snow showers through the day.

$$




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