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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
931 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

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.  WAVES FLAT WHERE WATERS ARE ICED OVER.

ANZ500-280900-
931 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE TIDAL POTOMAC AND MD PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD GRADUALLY ACROSS THE MID ATLANTIC STATES
THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT. A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE OHIO
VALLEY THURSDAY...THEN PASS ACROSS THE CHESAPEAKE REGION THURSDAY
NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE RETURNS FRIDAY AND REMAINS THROUGH SUNDAY. A
GALE WARNING MAY BE REQUIRED ON FRIDAY.

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ANZ535-280900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
931 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING LIGHT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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ANZ536-280900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
931 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING LIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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ANZ537-280900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
931 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT...BECOMING S
5 KT LATE. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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ANZ530-280900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
931 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW AND RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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ANZ531-280900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
931 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES
4 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT...BECOMING S
5 KT LATE. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SNOW AND RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N AROUND 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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ANZ538-280900-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
931 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT...BECOMING SE
LATE. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND RAIN.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 40 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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ANZ539-280900-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
931 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT...BECOMING S
5 KT LATE. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SNOW AND RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 40 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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ANZ532-280900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
931 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT...BECOMING S
5 KT LATE. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 40 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N AROUND 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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ANZ540-280900-
EASTERN BAY-
931 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES
4 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT...BECOMING S
5 KT LATE. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 40 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N AROUND 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ533-280900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
931 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 5 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT...BECOMING S
5 TO 10 KT LATE. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N AROUND 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ541-280900-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
931 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT...BECOMING S
5 KT LATE. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N AROUND 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ542-280900-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
931 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT...BECOMING S
LATE. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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ANZ534-280900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
931 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 5 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT...BECOMING S
5 TO 10 KT LATE. WAVES 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO
20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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ANZ543-280900-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
931 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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