Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1031 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 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.

ANZ500-260800-
1031 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

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

HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER BERMUDA THROUGH TODAY. A BACKDOOR
COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH THE AREA TONIGHT BEFORE RETURNING NORTH
 AS A WARM FRONT MONDAY. A COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO CROSS THE
CHESAPEAKE BAY REGION TUESDAY NIGHT. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES ARE
LIKELY SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY. ANOTHER SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS
POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY BEHIND THE COLD FRONT.

$$

ANZ535-260800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
1031 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN WITH PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.THU...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ536-260800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
1031 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM EDT SUNDAY THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY
DRIZZLE.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.THU...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ537-260800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
1031 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ530-260800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
1031 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS LATE THIS EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE
OF RAIN WITH PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY WITH PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E. WAVES 1 FT.

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

$$

ANZ531-260800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
1031 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF RAIN WITH PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN LIKELY WITH PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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

$$

ANZ538-260800-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
1031 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE
OF RAIN WITH PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN LIKELY WITH PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT
OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ539-260800-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
1031 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...E WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY
DRIZZLE.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN WITH PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.MON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ532-260800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
1031 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. PATCHY
DRIZZLE.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN WITH PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.MON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ540-260800-
EASTERN BAY-
1031 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.MON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ533-260800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
1031 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM EDT SUNDAY THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. PATCHY
DRIZZLE.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN WITH PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.MON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO
1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ541-260800-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
1031 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM EDT SUNDAY THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN WITH PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.MON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ542-260800-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
1031 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM EDT SUNDAY THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE
OF RAIN.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.THU...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ534-260800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
1031 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ543-260800-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
1031 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

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