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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
431 AM EDT WED APR 26 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.

ANZ500-262300-
431 AM EDT WED APR 26 2017

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

LOW PRESSURE WILL WEAKEN AS IT MOVES UP THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST
THROUGH MORNING. THE LOW WILL MOVE OFF TO OUR NORTH AND EAST THROUGH
 TODAY AND A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE WEST THURSDAY NIGHT
BEFORE DISSIPATING ON FRIDAY. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED
FOR PORTIONS OF THE WATERS THURSDAY AFTERNOON INTO THURSDAY NIGHT.

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ANZ535-262300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
431 AM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

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

$$

ANZ536-262300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
431 AM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

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

$$

ANZ537-262300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
431 AM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY
FOG.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

$$

ANZ530-262300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
431 AM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. PATCHY FOG.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE
MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

$$

ANZ531-262300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
431 AM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. PATCHY FOG.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE
MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

$$

ANZ538-262300-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
431 AM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TODAY...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. PATCHY FOG.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT
OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE
MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

$$

ANZ539-262300-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
431 AM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TODAY...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. PATCHY FOG.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE
MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

$$

ANZ532-262300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
431 AM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN
THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

$$

ANZ540-262300-
EASTERN BAY-
431 AM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TODAY...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. PATCHY FOG.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN
THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

$$

ANZ533-262300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
431 AM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

$$

ANZ541-262300-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
431 AM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

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

$$

ANZ542-262300-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
431 AM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TODAY...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

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

$$

ANZ534-262300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
431 AM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. PATCHY DENSE FOG.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

$$

ANZ543-262300-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
431 AM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS. PATCHY DENSE FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY DENSE FOG.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

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

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