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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
336 PM EST Sat Feb 17 2018

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.

ANZ500-180900-
336 PM EST Sat Feb 17 2018

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

A wave of low pressure will track along a cold front to our south
tonight. High pressure will return for Sunday, then move offshore
early next week. A warm front will move north across the waters
Monday. Small Craft Advisories may be needed Tuesday through
Wednesday.

$$

ANZ535-180900-
Tidal Potomac from Key Bridge to Indian Head-
336 PM EST Sat Feb 17 2018

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Snow
or sleet. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...W winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Snow or sleet or a
chance of rain. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN...W winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of rain.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.

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ANZ536-180900-
Tidal Potomac from Indian Head to Cobb Island-
336 PM EST Sat Feb 17 2018

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...E winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Snow
or sleet or rain. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Rain with a chance
of snow. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of rain.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the night.

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ANZ537-180900-
Tidal Potomac from Cobb Island to Smith Point-
336 PM EST Sat Feb 17 2018

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...E winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Rain
or sleet.
.TONIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming W after midnight. Waves
1 ft. Rain.
.SUN...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the night.

$$

ANZ530-180900-
Chesapeake Bay north of Pooles Island-
336 PM EST Sat Feb 17 2018

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Snow
likely. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...S winds 5 kt...becoming W late. Waves 1 ft or less. Snow
with rain likely. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of rain.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain.
.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the night.

$$

ANZ531-180900-
Chesapeake Bay from Pooles Island to Sandy Point-
336 PM EST Sat Feb 17 2018

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Snow
or sleet. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 5 kt...becoming W after midnight. Waves 1 ft.
Snow or sleet or a chance of rain. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.MON...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the night.

$$

ANZ538-180900-
Patapsco River including Baltimore Harbor-
336 PM EST Sat Feb 17 2018

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Snow
or sleet. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...S winds 5 kt...becoming W late. Waves 1 ft or less. Snow
or sleet or a chance of rain. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN...W winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.SUN NIGHT...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the night.

$$

ANZ539-180900-
Chester River to Queenstown MD-
336 PM EST Sat Feb 17 2018

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE winds 5 kt. Waves flat. Snow or sleet.
Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...S winds 5 kt...becoming W late. Waves 1 ft or less. Snow
or sleet or a chance of rain. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.MON...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of rain.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the night.

$$

ANZ532-180900-
Chesapeake Bay from Sandy Point to North Beach-
336 PM EST Sat Feb 17 2018

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE winds 5 kt. Waves flat. Snow or sleet.
Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...E winds 5 kt...becoming W after midnight. Waves 1 ft.
Snow or sleet or a chance of rain. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.SUN NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.MON...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.WED...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers
through the night.

$$

ANZ540-180900-
Eastern Bay-
336 PM EST Sat Feb 17 2018

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE winds 5 kt. Waves flat. Snow or sleet.
Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...E winds 5 kt...becoming W after midnight. Waves 1 ft or
less. Snow or sleet or a chance of rain. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.SUN NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.MON...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.WED...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the night.

$$

ANZ533-180900-
Chesapeake Bay from North Beach to Drum Point-
336 PM EST Sat Feb 17 2018

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...E winds 5 kt. Waves flat. Sleet or rain
with a chance of snow. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 5 kt...becoming W after midnight. Waves 1 ft.
Rain. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.MON...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.WED...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers
through the night.

$$

ANZ541-180900-
Choptank River to Cambridge MD and the Little Choptank River-
336 PM EST Sat Feb 17 2018

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...E winds 5 kt. Waves flat. Sleet or rain
with a chance of snow. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 5 kt...becoming W after midnight. Waves 1 ft or
less. Rain.
.SUN...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.MON...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the night.

$$

ANZ542-180900-
Patuxent River to Broomes Island MD-
336 PM EST Sat Feb 17 2018

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...E winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Rain
or sleet or a chance of snow. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain.
.SUN...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of rain.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the night.

$$

ANZ534-180900-
Chesapeake Bay from Drum Point to Smith Point-
336 PM EST Sat Feb 17 2018

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...E winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain or sleet.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Rain.
.SUN...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.MON...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.WED...SW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming W 5 kt after midnight. Waves
2 ft. A chance of showers through the night.

$$

ANZ543-180900-
Tangier Sound and the inland waters surrounding Bloodsworth Island-
336 PM EST Sat Feb 17 2018

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...E winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain or sleet.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain.
.SUN...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.MON...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...SW winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 kt after midnight.
Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers through the night.

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