Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
430 AM EDT WED SEP 17 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.

ANZ500-172300-
430 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE TIDAL POTOMAC AND MD PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVERHEAD THROUGH WEDNESDAY BEFORE A WEAK
COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY. HIGH
PRESSURE WILL RETURN FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY BEFORE MOVING OFF THE
COAST SUNDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH THE WATERS EARLY NEXT
WEEK. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED FOR PORTIONS OF THE
WATERS THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY.

$$

ANZ535-172300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
430 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TODAY...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ536-172300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
430 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TODAY...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE 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.

$$

ANZ537-172300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
430 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TODAY...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ530-172300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
430 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ531-172300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
430 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TODAY...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ538-172300-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
430 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TODAY...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE 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.

$$

ANZ539-172300-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
430 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TODAY...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ532-172300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
430 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TODAY...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ540-172300-
EASTERN BAY-
430 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TODAY...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ533-172300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
430 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TODAY...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

$$

ANZ541-172300-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
430 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TODAY...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ542-172300-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
430 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TODAY...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ534-172300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
430 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TODAY...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

$$

ANZ543-172300-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
430 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TODAY...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

$$




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