Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
131 PM EDT THU MAY 5 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.

ANZ500-060800-
131 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

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

UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE WILL IMPACT THE WATERS THROUGH FRIDAY
NIGHT. A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE AREA SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY
BEFORE A WARM FRONT LIFTS OVER THE AREA MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY. A
SMALL CRAFT IS LIKELY ACROSS THE WATERS SUNDAY AFTER THE COLD FRONT.

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ANZ535-060800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
132 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS WITH
PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.MON...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ536-060800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
132 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS WITH
PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ537-060800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
132 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS WITH
PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

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ANZ530-060800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
132 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ531-060800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
132 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

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ANZ538-060800-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
132 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ539-060800-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
132 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS WITH
PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

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ANZ532-060800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
132 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS WITH
PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

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ANZ540-060800-
EASTERN BAY-
132 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS WITH
PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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ANZ533-060800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
132 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS WITH
PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON AND
EVENING...THEN BECOMING W 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

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ANZ541-060800-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
132 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS WITH
PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON AND
EVENING...THEN BECOMING W 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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ANZ542-060800-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
132 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS WITH
PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

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ANZ534-060800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
132 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS WITH PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
SHOWERS.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON AND
EVENING...THEN BECOMING W 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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ANZ543-060800-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
132 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS WITH PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. SHOWERS.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON AND
EVENING...THEN BECOMING W 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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