Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
632 AM EST WED MAR 4 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.

ANZ500-042100-
632 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

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

A COLD FRONT WILL SLOWLY SINK THROUGH THE AREA TODAY AND TONIGHT.
LOW PRESSURE WILL PASS SOUTH OF THE WATERS THURSDAY. HIGH PRESSURE
WILL BUILD FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.

$$

ANZ535-042100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
632 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. OCCASIONAL RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN AND SLEET.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.

$$

ANZ536-042100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
632 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT. OCCASIONAL RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SNOW AND
SLEET.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF SNOW.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ537-042100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
632 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...W WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING N THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
OCCASIONAL RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SNOW AND
SLEET.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ530-042100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
632 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. OCCASIONAL RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN...SLEET AND SNOW.
.THU...N WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE MORNING. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

$$

ANZ531-042100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
632 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. OCCASIONAL RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO
20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
RAIN...SLEET AND SNOW.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE MORNING. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

$$

ANZ538-042100-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
632 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. OCCASIONAL RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN...SLEET AND SNOW.
.THU...N WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE MORNING. WAVES
1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ539-042100-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
632 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. OCCASIONAL RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN AND SLEET.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF SNOW.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE MORNING. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ532-042100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
632 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING N LATE. WAVES 1 FT. OCCASIONAL
RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
RAIN AND SLEET.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SNOW.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 1 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

$$

ANZ540-042100-
EASTERN BAY-
632 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. OCCASIONAL RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE LATE
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SNOW AND
SLEET.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SNOW.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

$$

ANZ533-042100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
632 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING N THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. OCCASIONAL RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT. SNOW...
SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT. A
CHANCE OF SNOW.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 4 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

$$

ANZ541-042100-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
632 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT. OCCASIONAL RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SNOW AND
SLEET.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SNOW.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ542-042100-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
632 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT. OCCASIONAL RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW...
SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE
OF SNOW.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

$$

ANZ534-042100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
632 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING N THIS AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO
20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. OCCASIONAL RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT. SNOW...
SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
SNOW LIKELY.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ543-042100-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
632 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING N THIS AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO
20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. SNOW AND
SLEET.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
SNOW LIKELY.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$



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