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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Wakefield VA
410 AM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

Virginia Portion of the Chesapeake Bay...Currituck Sound and Atlantic
Coastal Waters from Fenwick Island DE to Currituck Beach Light NC out
20 nautical miles

ANZ600-231615-
410 AM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.Synopsis for Fenwick Island DE to Currituck Beach Light NC out
20 nautical miles Including Virginia Portion of the Chesapeake Bay
Currituck Sound and Portions of the James, York,
and Rappahannock rivers...

A cold front will approach the area from the northwest this morning,
then cross the waters late this afternoon through tonight. High
pressure will gradually build down into the region  from the
northwest Thursday afternoon into Saturday.

$$

ANZ630-231615-
Chesapeake Bay from Smith Point to Windmill Point VA-
410 AM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EDT THIS MORNING...

.THROUGH 7 AM...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.TODAY...W winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming N 5 to 10 kt in the late
morning and afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Showers and tstms likely
in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft... building to
2 to 3 ft late. Showers and tstms likely early in the evening,
then a chance of showers and tstms late in the evening.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft... subsiding to 1 to
2 ft late.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT...NE winds 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft... subsiding to 1 foot
in the afternoon.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SUN...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.

Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.

$$

ANZ631-231615-
Chesapeake Bay from Windmill Point to New Point Comfort VA-
410 AM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EDT THIS MORNING...

.THROUGH 7 AM...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.TODAY...SW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming N 5 to 10 kt in the late
morning and afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft... subsiding to 1 to 2 ft
in the late morning and afternoon. Showers and tstms likely in
the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft... building to
2 to 3 ft late. Showers and tstms likely early in the evening,
then a chance of showers and tstms in the late evening and
overnight.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft... subsiding to 1 to
2 ft late.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT...NE winds 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SUN...NE winds 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.

Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.

$$

ANZ632-231615-
Chesapeake Bay from New Point Comfort to Little Creek VA-
410 AM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EDT THIS MORNING...

.THROUGH 7 AM...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.TODAY...SW winds 15 kt...becoming W 5 to 10 kt late in the
morning, then becoming N in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft...
subsiding to 1 to 2 ft in the late morning and afternoon. A
chance of showers and tstms early in the afternoon. Showers and
tstms likely late.
.TONIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming NE 10 to 15 kt late.
Waves 1 to 2 ft...building to 2 to 3 ft late. Showers and tstms
likely, mainly in the evening.
.THU...NE winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming N 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 3 to 4 ft...subsiding to 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...N winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT...NE winds 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.SUN...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 3 to 4 ft.

Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.

$$

ANZ634-231615-
Chesapeake Bay from Little Creek VA to Cape Henry VA including
the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel-
410 AM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EDT THIS MORNING...

.THROUGH 7 AM...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.TODAY...SW winds 15 kt...becoming W 5 to 10 kt late in the
morning, then becoming N early in the afternoon... becoming NE
late. Waves 2 ft. A chance of showers and tstms early in the
afternoon. Showers and tstms likely late.
.TONIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming N in the late evening
and early morning, then becoming NE 10 to 15 kt late. Waves 1 to
2 ft...building to 2 to 3 ft late. Showers and tstms likely,
mainly in the evening.
.THU...N winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt late.
Waves 3 to 4 ft...subsiding to 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers
early in the morning.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 10 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.FRI...NE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
.SAT...NE winds 10 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 3 to 4 ft.
.SUN...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves around 4 ft.

Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.

$$

ANZ650-231615-
Coastal waters from Fenwick Island DE to Chincoteague VA out
20 nm-
410 AM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EDT THIS MORNING...

.THROUGH 7 AM...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft with a
dominant period of 8 seconds.
.TODAY...W winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming NW 5 to 10 kt late in the
morning, then becoming NE in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 5 ft with a
dominant period of 8 seconds... subsiding to 2 to 3 ft with a
dominant period of 8 seconds. A chance of showers and tstms early
in the afternoon. Showers and tstms likely late.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming N 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft with a dominant period of 8 seconds...
building to 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of 8 seconds late.
Showers and tstms likely early in the evening, then a chance of
showers late in the evening. A chance of tstms in the late
evening and early morning.
.THU...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft... subsiding to 2 to
3 ft late.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft... mainly SE
swell with a dominant period of 10 seconds.
.FRI...N winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft...mainly SE swell with a
dominant period of 10 seconds in the morning.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT...NE winds 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SUN...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.

Winds and seas higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.

$$

ANZ652-231615-
Coastal waters from Chincoteague to Parramore Island VA out 20 nm-
410 AM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EDT THIS MORNING...

.THROUGH 7 AM...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft with a
dominant period of 8 seconds.
.TODAY...SW winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming W 10 to 15 kt late in
the morning, then becoming E 5 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to
4 ft with a dominant period of 9 seconds... subsiding to 2 to
3 ft with a dominant period of 9 seconds late. A chance of
showers and tstms early in the afternoon. Showers and tstms
likely late.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft with a dominant period of 9 seconds...
building to 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of 8 seconds late.
Showers and tstms likely, mainly in the evening.
.THU...NE winds 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.FRI...N winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft...mainly SE swell with a
dominant period of 10 seconds in the morning.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT...NE winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SUN...NE winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 4 to 5 ft.

Winds and seas higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.

$$

ANZ654-231615-
Coastal waters from Parramore Island to Cape Charles Light VA out
20 nm-
410 AM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.THROUGH 7 AM...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft with a
dominant period of 8 seconds.
.TODAY...SW winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming W 10 to 15 kt late in
the morning, then becoming SW 5 to 10 kt early in the afternoon...
becoming SE late. Seas 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of
9 seconds...subsiding to 2 to 3 ft with a dominant period of
9 seconds late. A chance of showers and tstms early in the
afternoon. Showers and tstms likely late.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft...building to 3 to 4 ft. Dominant period
of 8 seconds. Showers and tstms likely, mainly in the evening.
.THU...NE winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming N 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4
ft. A chance of showers early in the morning.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.FRI...N winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft...mainly SE swell with a
dominant period of 10 seconds in the morning.
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SUN...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft... building to 5 to
6 ft in the afternoon.

Winds and seas higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.

$$

ANZ656-231615-
Coastal Waters from Cape Charles Light to Virginia-
North Carolina border out to 20 nm-
410 AM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.THROUGH 7 AM...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft with a
dominant period of 9 seconds.
.TODAY...SW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming SE 5 to 10 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of 9 seconds...
subsiding to 2 to 3 ft with a dominant period of 9 seconds in the
late morning and afternoon. A chance of showers and tstms early
in the afternoon. Showers and tstms likely late.
.TONIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming N in the late evening
and early morning, then increasing to 10 to 15 kt late. Seas 2 to
3 ft with a dominant period of 9 seconds. Tstms likely. Showers
likely.
.THU...NE winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the
late morning and early afternoon, then becoming N 10 to 15 kt
late. Seas 2 to 3 ft...building to 4 ft. A chance of showers in
the morning.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft...subsiding to
2 to 3 ft after midnight.
.FRI...NE winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft...mainly SE swell with a
dominant period of 9 seconds in the morning.
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 3 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SUN...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft...building to 5 to 6
ft in the afternoon.

Winds and seas higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.

$$

ANZ658-231615-
Coastal waters from NC VA border to Currituck Beach Light NC out
20 nm-
410 AM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.THROUGH 7 AM...SW winds 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft with a dominant
period of 9 seconds.
.TODAY...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft with a dominant
period of 9 seconds...subsiding to 2 to 3 ft with a dominant
period of 9 seconds in the late morning and afternoon. Showers
and tstms likely late.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming NW 5 to 10 kt in the
late evening and early morning, then becoming N late. Seas 2 to
3 ft with a dominant period of 9 seconds. Tstms likely. Showers
likely.
.THU...N winds 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft... building to 3 to 4 ft in
the late morning and afternoon. A chance of showers.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.FRI...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 3 ft.
.SAT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft... building to 4 to
5 ft after midnight.
.SUN...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft... building to 5 to
6 ft in the afternoon.

Winds and seas higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.

$$

ANZ633-231615-
Currituck Sound-
410 AM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.THROUGH 7 AM...SW winds 15 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.TODAY...SW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming S 5 to 10 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers and tstms early in
the afternoon. Showers and tstms likely late.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 10 kt...becoming N in the late evening and
overnight. Waves 1 foot. Tstms likely. Showers likely.
.THU...NE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming N 10 to 15 kt in the late
morning and afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...NE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.

$$

ANZ635-231615-
Rappahannock River from Urbanna to Windmill Point-
410 AM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.THROUGH 7 AM...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TODAY...W winds 10 kt...becoming NE in the afternoon. Waves
1 foot. Showers and tstms likely in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt. Waves
building to 1 to 2 ft. Showers and tstms likely early in the
evening, then a chance of showers and tstms late in the evening.
.THU...NE winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming N 5 to 10 kt late. Waves
1 to 2 ft...subsiding to 1 foot.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...N winds 10 kt...diminishing to 5 kt late. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN...NE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.

Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.

$$

ANZ636-231615-
York River-
410 AM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.THROUGH 7 AM...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TODAY...SW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming W 5 to 10 kt late in the
morning, then becoming NE in the afternoon. Waves 1 foot. Showers
and tstms likely in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt. Waves
building to 1 to 2 ft. Showers and tstms likely early in the
evening, then a chance of showers and tstms in the late evening
and overnight.
.THU...NE winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming N 5 to 10 kt late. Waves
1 to 2 ft...subsiding to 1 foot.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.

$$

ANZ637-231615-
James River from Jamestown to the James River Bridge-
410 AM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.THROUGH 7 AM...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TODAY...W winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming N late. Waves 1 foot.
Showers and tstms likely in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. Showers and tstms
likely early in the evening, then a chance of showers and tstms in
the late evening and overnight.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt late.
Waves 1 to 2 ft...subsiding to 1 foot late.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT...NE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SUN...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.

Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.

$$

ANZ638-231615-
James River from James River Bridge to Hampton Roads Bridge-
Tunnel-
410 AM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.THROUGH 7 AM...SW winds 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TODAY...SW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming W 5 to 10 kt late in the
morning, then becoming N in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 2
ft...subsiding to 1 foot. A chance of showers and tstms early in
the afternoon. Showers and tstms likely late.
.TONIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt late.
Waves 1 foot...building to 2 ft late. Showers and tstms likely,
mainly in the evening.
.THU...N winds 15 kt...becoming NE 10 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft...
subsiding to 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers early in the morning.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...NE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT...NE winds 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
.SUN...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.

Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.

$$

BROWN



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