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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
732 AM EDT MON MAY 2 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.

ANZ500-022000-
732 AM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

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

A WARM FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH THE WATERS TODAY. THE BOUNDARY WILL
REMAIN NEARBY TUESDAY BEFORE A COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH TUESDAY
NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE MAY BRIEFBLY BUILD OVER THE WATERS WEDNESDAY
BEFORE LOW PRESSURE POSSIBLY IMPACTS THE WATERS LATE IN THE WEEK.

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ANZ535-022000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
732 AM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. AREAS OF FOG. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
NUMEROUS TSTMS. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED TSTMS. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

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ANZ536-022000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
732 AM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. AREAS OF FOG THIS MORNING.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS THIS
MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
NUMEROUS TSTMS. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED TSTMS. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

$$

ANZ537-022000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
732 AM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. AREAS OF FOG THIS MORNING.
SCATTERED SHOWERS THIS MORNING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS
THIS AFTERNOON. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS...INCREASING TO 1 TO 3 NM THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
NUMEROUS TSTMS. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED TSTMS. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.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. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

$$

ANZ530-022000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
732 AM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TODAY...E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. AREAS
OF FOG. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON. VSBY 1 NM OR
LESS...INCREASING TO 1 TO 3 NM THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS
AND NUMEROUS TSTMS. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED TSTMS. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

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ANZ531-022000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
732 AM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. AREAS OF FOG. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS...INCREASING TO
1 TO 3 NM THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS
AND NUMEROUS TSTMS. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED TSTMS. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.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. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

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ANZ538-022000-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
732 AM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. AREAS OF FOG. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS
AND NUMEROUS TSTMS. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED TSTMS. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

$$

ANZ539-022000-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
732 AM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. AREAS OF FOG. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
NUMEROUS TSTMS. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED TSTMS. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.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. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

$$

ANZ532-022000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
732 AM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. AREAS OF FOG. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS...INCREASING TO
1 TO 3 NM THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND NUMEROUS TSTMS. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED TSTMS. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.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. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

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ANZ540-022000-
EASTERN BAY-
732 AM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. AREAS OF FOG. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
NUMEROUS TSTMS. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED TSTMS. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.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. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

$$

ANZ533-022000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
732 AM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS THIS
MORNING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON. AREAS OF
FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS...INCREASING TO 1 TO 3 NM THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
NUMEROUS TSTMS. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED TSTMS. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.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. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

$$

ANZ541-022000-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
732 AM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS THIS
MORNING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON. AREAS OF
FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS...INCREASING TO 1 TO 3 NM THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
NUMEROUS TSTMS. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING N IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED TSTMS. AREAS OF FOG.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.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. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

$$

ANZ542-022000-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
732 AM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS THIS
MORNING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON. AREAS OF
FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS...INCREASING TO 1 TO 3 NM THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
NUMEROUS TSTMS. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED TSTMS. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.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. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

$$

ANZ534-022000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
732 AM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS THIS
MORNING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON. AREAS OF
FOG THIS MORNING. AREAS OF FOG THIS AFTERNOON. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS...
INCREASING TO 1 TO 3 NM THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED TSTMS. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED TSTMS. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON AND EVENING...THEN BUILDING TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

$$

ANZ543-022000-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
732 AM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
THIS MORNING...THEN ISOLATED SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON. AREAS
OF FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS...INCREASING TO 1 TO 3 NM THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS
AND NUMEROUS TSTMS. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED TSTMS. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.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.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

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