Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Sterling, VA

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
000
FZUS51 KLWX 010532
CWFLWX

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
132 AM EDT MON MAY 1 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.

ANZ500-012000-
132 AM EDT MON MAY 1 2017

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

A STATIONARY FRONT OVER THE AREA WILL RETREAT NORTHWARD TONIGHT. A
STRONG COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE WEST LATE TODAY BEFORE
PASSING THROUGH TONIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVERHEAD  TUESDAY
INTO WEDNESDAY. LOW PRESSURE MAY IMPACT THE WATERS LATE IN  THE
WEEK. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED WEDNESDAY AND  THURSDAY.

$$

ANZ535-012000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
132 AM EDT MON MAY 1 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT... INCREASING TO 30 KT
LATE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... DIMINISHING
TO 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 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. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
DAY, THEN RAIN THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.

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

$$

ANZ536-012000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
132 AM EDT MON MAY 1 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 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. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
DAY, THEN RAIN THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.

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

$$

ANZ537-012000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
132 AM EDT MON MAY 1 2017

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

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT... BUILDING TO 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE DAY, THEN RAIN THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.

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

$$

ANZ530-012000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
132 AM EDT MON MAY 1 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... INCREASING TO
20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF RAIN
THROUGH THE DAY, THEN RAIN THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.

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

$$

ANZ531-012000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
132 AM EDT MON MAY 1 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.MON...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
THROUGH THE DAY, THEN RAIN THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.

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

$$

ANZ538-012000-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
132 AM EDT MON MAY 1 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT... INCREASING TO 30 KT
LATE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 10 KT LATE. GUSTS UP
TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY. PATCHY FOG. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
DAY, THEN RAIN THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.

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

$$

ANZ539-012000-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
132 AM EDT MON MAY 1 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...SE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE DAY, THEN RAIN THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.

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

$$

ANZ532-012000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
132 AM EDT MON MAY 1 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... INCREASING TO
20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
THROUGH THE DAY, THEN RAIN THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.

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

$$

ANZ540-012000-
EASTERN BAY-
132 AM EDT MON MAY 1 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE DAY, THEN RAIN THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.

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

$$

ANZ533-012000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
132 AM EDT MON MAY 1 2017

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

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT... BUILDING TO 3 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE DAY, THEN RAIN THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN.

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

$$

ANZ541-012000-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
132 AM EDT MON MAY 1 2017

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

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
THROUGH THE DAY, THEN RAIN THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.

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

$$

ANZ542-012000-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
132 AM EDT MON MAY 1 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 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. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
DAY, THEN RAIN THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.

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

$$

ANZ534-012000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
132 AM EDT MON MAY 1 2017

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

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT... BUILDING TO 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE DAY, THEN RAIN THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN.

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

$$

ANZ543-012000-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
132 AM EDT MON MAY 1 2017

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

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT... BUILDING TO 4 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE DAY, THEN RAIN THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN.

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

$$



USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.