Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
432 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 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.

ANZ500-260800-
432 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

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

HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER BERMUDA THROUGH TODAY. A BACKDOOR
COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH THE AREA TONIGHT BEFORE RETURNING NORTH
 AS A WARM FRONT MONDAY. A COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO CROSS THE
CHESAPEAKE BAY REGION TUESDAY NIGHT. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES ARE
LIKELY SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY. ANOTHER SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS
POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY BEHIND THE COLD FRONT.

$$

ANZ535-260800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
432 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE LATE
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE
OF RAIN. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN. AREAS OF FOG.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.

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

$$

ANZ536-260800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
432 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY
FOG.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.

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

$$

ANZ537-260800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
432 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.

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

$$

ANZ530-260800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
432 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE LATE EVENING
AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE
OF RAIN. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN
LIKELY. AREAS OF FOG.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.

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

$$

ANZ531-260800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
432 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF RAIN. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY. AREAS OF FOG.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.

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

$$

ANZ538-260800-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
432 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE LATE EVENING
AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN LIKELY. AREAS OF FOG.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT
OR LESS. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.

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

$$

ANZ539-260800-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
432 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. AREAS OF
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. AREAS OF FOG.
.MON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.

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

$$

ANZ532-260800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
432 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE LATE
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. AREAS
OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. AREAS OF FOG.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.

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

$$

ANZ540-260800-
EASTERN BAY-
432 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE LATE EVENING
AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. AREAS OF FOG.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE EVENING. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. AREAS OF FOG.
.MON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.

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

$$

ANZ533-260800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
432 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN. AREAS OF FOG.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.

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

$$

ANZ541-260800-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
432 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. AREAS OF FOG.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.

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

$$

ANZ542-260800-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
432 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.

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

$$

ANZ534-260800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
432 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.

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

$$

ANZ543-260800-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
432 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. AREAS OF FOG.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.

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

$$



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