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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
931 PM EST FRI JAN 20 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.

ANZ500-210900-
931 PM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

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

A WARM FRONT WILL REMAIN STALLED TO THE SOUTH THROUGH SATURDAY. LOW
PRESSURE WILL IMPACT THE WATERS SUNDAY AND MONDAY. WEAK HIGH
PRESSURE WILL MOVE OVER THE WATERS TUESDAY...THEN A COLD FRONT WILL
APPROACH WEDNESDAY.  SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES WILL BE NEEDED SUNDAY
THROUGH TUESDAY. A GALE WARNING MAY BE NEEDED FOR PORTIONS OF THE
WATERS SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT.

$$

ANZ535-210900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
931 PM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
PATCHY FOG LATE THIS EVENING. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SAT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. AREAS OF
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN.
.MON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE MORNING. WAVES
1 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ536-210900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
931 PM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY
DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG LATE THIS EVENING. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR
LESS...INCREASING TO 1 TO 3 NM.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. AREAS OF
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN.
.MON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AROUND 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ537-210900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
931 PM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY
DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG LATE THIS EVENING. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SAT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY. PATCHY
FOG.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ530-210900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
931 PM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY
FOG LATE THIS EVENING. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM... DECREASING TO
1 NM OR LESS.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. AREAS OF
FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT... INCREASING TO
30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.MON...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ531-210900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
931 PM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY
DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG LATE THIS EVENING. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR
LESS.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. AREAS OF
FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT... INCREASING TO
30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN.
.MON...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ538-210900-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
931 PM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
PATCHY FOG LATE THIS EVENING. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.SAT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. AREAS OF
FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. RAIN.
.MON...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ539-210900-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
931 PM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY
FOG LATE THIS EVENING. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. AREAS OF
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. RAIN.
.MON...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NE 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ532-210900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
931 PM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY
DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG LATE THIS EVENING. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR
LESS.
.SAT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. RAIN.
.MON...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ540-210900-
EASTERN BAY-
931 PM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY
DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG LATE THIS EVENING. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR
LESS.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. RAIN.
.MON...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ533-210900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
931 PM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY
DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG LATE THIS EVENING. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM...DECREASING TO 1 NM OR LESS.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. AREAS OF
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN.
.MON...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

$$

ANZ541-210900-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
931 PM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY
DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG LATE THIS EVENING. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM...DECREASING TO 1 NM OR LESS.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.MON...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ542-210900-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
931 PM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
PATCHY FOG LATE THIS EVENING. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SAT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. AREAS OF
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ534-210900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
931 PM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY
DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG LATE THIS EVENING. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR
LESS.
.SAT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY. PATCHY
FOG.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN.
.MON...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... DIMINISHING TO
10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

$$

ANZ543-210900-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
931 PM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. PATCHY
DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG LATE THIS EVENING. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM...DECREASING TO 1 NM OR LESS.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY. PATCHY
FOG.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN.
.MON...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... DIMINISHING TO
5 TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

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