Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
824 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 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.

ANZ500-262000-
824 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

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

HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE ATLANTIC OCEAN THROUGH SATURDAY.
A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE WATERS EARLY NEXT WEEK. A  SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED FOR PORTIONS OF THE WATERS WEDNESDAY
NIGHT...AND AGAIN SATURDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT.

$$

ANZ535-262000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
824 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE
EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ536-262000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
824 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ537-262000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
824 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

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

.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. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

$$

ANZ530-262000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
824 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE
EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ531-262000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
824 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE
EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ538-262000-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
824 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE
EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ539-262000-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
824 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE
EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ532-262000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
824 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

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

.TODAY...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN
THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ540-262000-
EASTERN BAY-
824 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

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

.TODAY...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN
THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ533-262000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
824 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

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

.TODAY...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN
THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ541-262000-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
824 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

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

.TODAY...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...EXCEPT
FLAT NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE LITTLE CHOPTANK.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE
EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ542-262000-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
824 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

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

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ534-262000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
824 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

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

.TODAY...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...
BUILDING TO 4 FT LATE.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT.

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

$$

ANZ543-262000-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
824 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

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

.TODAY...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...
BUILDING TO 4 FT LATE.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT.

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

$$



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