Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
331 PM EST TUE FEB 21 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.

ANZ500-220900-
331 PM EST TUE FEB 21 2017

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

HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVERHEAD THROUGH TONIGHT. A WEAK
DISTURBANCE WILL CROSS THE AREA EARLY WEDNESDAY. A STRONG COLD FRONT
 WILL MOVE THROUGH THE WATERS SATURDAY. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL
LIKELY BE NEEDED FOR THE WATERS FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY.

$$

ANZ535-220900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
331 PM EST TUE FEB 21 2017

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY... MAINLY IN
THE AFTERNOON.

$$

ANZ536-220900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
331 PM EST TUE FEB 21 2017

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN
THE AFTERNOON.

$$

ANZ537-220900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
331 PM EST TUE FEB 21 2017

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NW. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING TO
3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN
SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE
NIGHT.

$$

ANZ530-220900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
331 PM EST TUE FEB 21 2017

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ531-220900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
331 PM EST TUE FEB 21 2017

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ538-220900-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
331 PM EST TUE FEB 21 2017

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NW. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY...
MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.

$$

ANZ539-220900-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
331 PM EST TUE FEB 21 2017

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ532-220900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
331 PM EST TUE FEB 21 2017

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NW. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ540-220900-
EASTERN BAY-
331 PM EST TUE FEB 21 2017

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ533-220900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
331 PM EST TUE FEB 21 2017

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ541-220900-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
331 PM EST TUE FEB 21 2017

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING
TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN
SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE
NIGHT.

$$

ANZ542-220900-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
331 PM EST TUE FEB 21 2017

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NW. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ534-220900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
331 PM EST TUE FEB 21 2017

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY IN
THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ543-220900-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
331 PM EST TUE FEB 21 2017

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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