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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
331 AM EST SUN FEB 1 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.

ANZ500-012300-
331 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE TIDAL POTOMAC AND MD PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE WATERS THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY. LOW
PRESSURE IS EXPECTED TO IMPACT THE WATERS SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY.
SMALL CRAFT CONDITIONS WILL BE LIKELY MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT. GALES
WILL BE POSSIBLE ON MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

$$

ANZ535-012300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
331 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE MONDAY
NIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.TODAY...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN AND SLEET. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO
40 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 40 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

$$

ANZ536-012300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
331 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE MONDAY
NIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.TODAY...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING NW 15 TO
20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO
3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 40 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ537-012300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
331 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
AFTERNOON...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE MONDAY
NIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE LATE
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING NW 15 TO
20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 FT...BUILDING TO
5 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 40 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 4 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... BECOMING W 5 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ530-012300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
331 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE MONDAY
NIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES 1 FT.
.TODAY...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN...SNOW
AND SLEET.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN...SLEET WITH A
CHANCE OF SNOW. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO
35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING W 5 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ531-012300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
331 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE MONDAY
NIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.TODAY...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN...SNOW
AND SLEET.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN... SLEET WITH
A CHANCE OF SNOW. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING NW 15 TO
20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FT...BUILDING TO
4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 40 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING W 5 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ538-012300-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
331 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE MONDAY
NIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES 1 FT.
.TODAY...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN...SNOW
AND SLEET.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN...SLEET WITH A
CHANCE OF SNOW. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING NW 15 TO
20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN
WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 40 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING W 5 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ539-012300-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
331 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE MONDAY
NIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.TODAY...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SLEET.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT
WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 40 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING W 5 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ532-012300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
331 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE MONDAY
NIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT
WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 40 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING W 5 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ540-012300-
EASTERN BAY-
331 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE MONDAY
NIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.TODAY...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SLEET.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT
WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 40 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING W 5 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ533-012300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
331 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
AFTERNOON...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE MONDAY
NIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE LATE
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING NW 20 TO
25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 40 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING W 5 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

$$

ANZ541-012300-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
331 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE MONDAY
NIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE LATE
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING NW 20 TO
25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 40 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 4 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING W 5 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ542-012300-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
331 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
AFTERNOON...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE MONDAY
NIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.TODAY...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE LATE
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING NW 15 TO
20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 40 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING W 5 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ534-012300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
331 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
AFTERNOON...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE MONDAY
NIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES 1 FT.
.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING NW 20 TO
25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 4 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... BECOMING W 5 TO
10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT.

$$

ANZ543-012300-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
331 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
AFTERNOON...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE MONDAY
NIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... BECOMING NW 20 TO
25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... BECOMING W 5 TO
10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

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