Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
631 AM EST MON DEC 22 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.

ANZ500-222100-
631 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE TIDAL POTOMAC AND MD PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...
COASTAL LOW PRESSURE IS EXPECTED TO MOVE UP THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST
TODAY. A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL AFFECT THE REGION BEGINNING
TUESDAY NIGHT...SENDING A COLD FRONT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT. A
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS LIKELY WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

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ANZ535-222100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
631 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN AND SLEET LIKELY
THIS MORNING...THEN RAIN THIS AFTERNOON WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN
LIKELY.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ536-222100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
631 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.TODAY...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN AND SLEET LIKELY
THIS MORNING...THEN RAIN THIS AFTERNOON. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN LIKELY.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ537-222100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
631 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM
EST THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
RAIN LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF SLEET THIS MORNING...THEN RAIN THIS
AFTERNOON. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ530-222100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
631 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN AND SLEET THIS MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON WITH
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ531-222100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
631 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SLEET
THIS MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY. PATCHY FOG.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ538-222100-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
631 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SLEET THIS MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON WITH VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

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ANZ539-222100-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
631 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SLEET
THIS MORNING...THEN RAIN THIS AFTERNOON WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ532-222100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
631 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN AND SLEET LIKELY THIS
MORNING...THEN RAIN THIS AFTERNOON WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ540-222100-
EASTERN BAY-
631 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN AND SLEET LIKELY THIS
MORNING...THEN RAIN THIS AFTERNOON WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY. PATCHY FOG.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ533-222100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
631 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN AND SLEET LIKELY THIS
MORNING...THEN RAIN THIS AFTERNOON. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO
2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

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ANZ541-222100-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
631 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SLEET THIS MORNING...THEN RAIN THIS AFTERNOON. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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ANZ542-222100-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
631 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF
SLEET THIS MORNING...THEN RAIN THIS AFTERNOON. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ534-222100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
631 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM
EST THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
RAIN LIKELY.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

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ANZ543-222100-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
631 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM
EST THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN
LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SLEET THIS MORNING... THEN RAIN THIS
AFTERNOON. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 5 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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