Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
430 PM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

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.

ANZ500-240800-
430 PM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE TIDAL POTOMAC AND MD PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...
A COLD FRONT WEST OF THE APPALACHIANS WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION
TONIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS OVERHEAD THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY.
THE HIGH WILL MOVE OFF THE COAST FOR THE WEEKEND. A SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED FOR PORTIONS OF THE WATERS LATE THURSDAY
NIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING.

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ANZ535-240800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
430 PM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. SHOWERS AND TSTMS
LIKELY.

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

$$

ANZ536-240800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
430 PM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.

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

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ANZ537-240800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
430 PM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE MORNING. WAVES
1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW 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.

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ANZ530-240800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
430 PM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.

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

$$

ANZ531-240800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
430 PM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

$$

ANZ538-240800-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
430 PM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.

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

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ANZ539-240800-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
430 PM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

$$

ANZ532-240800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
430 PM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.THU...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

$$

ANZ540-240800-
EASTERN BAY-
430 PM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.THU...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

$$

ANZ533-240800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
430 PM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE MORNING. WAVES
3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

$$

ANZ541-240800-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
430 PM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE MORNING. WAVES
1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

$$

ANZ542-240800-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
430 PM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

$$

ANZ534-240800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
430 PM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 5 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

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

$$

ANZ543-240800-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
430 PM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE MORNING. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

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

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