Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
819 PM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

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.

ANZ500-310800-
819 PM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

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

HIGH PRESSURE WILL PERSIST OVER THE WATERS THROUGH WEDNESDAY. A COLD
FRONT WILL CROSS THE WATERS WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY. HIGH
PRESSURE WILL RETURN TO THE REGION BEHIND THE FRONT. SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORIES MAY BE NEEDED THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY.

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ANZ535-310800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
819 PM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.WED...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

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ANZ536-310800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
819 PM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.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.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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ANZ537-310800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
819 PM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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ANZ530-310800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
819 PM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.WED...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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ANZ531-310800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
819 PM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.WED...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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ANZ538-310800-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
819 PM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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ANZ539-310800-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
819 PM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.WED...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ532-310800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
819 PM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ540-310800-
EASTERN BAY-
819 PM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.WED...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ533-310800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
819 PM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S LATE THIS EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

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

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ANZ541-310800-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
819 PM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE LATE THIS EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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ANZ542-310800-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
819 PM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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ANZ534-310800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
819 PM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

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

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ANZ543-310800-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
819 PM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

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

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