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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
632 PM EST Sat Dec 16 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.

ANZ500-170900-
632 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

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

High pressure will remain south of the waters through Sunday. A
backdoor cold front will approach from the north tonight, then
return north as a warm front Sunday night. High pressure will
influence the weather Tuesday before a trough of low pressure
crosses Tuesday night. A Small Craft Advisory is possible Tuesday
night into Wednesday.

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ANZ535-170900-
Tidal Potomac from Key Bridge to Indian Head-
632 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt until early morning... becoming
light. Waves 1 ft or less.
.SUN...SE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain.
.MON...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.WED...N winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...SE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain or
freezing rain through the night.

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ANZ536-170900-
Tidal Potomac from Indian Head to Cobb Island-
632 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.TONIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.SUN...SE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.THU...SE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain or
freezing rain through the night.

$$

ANZ537-170900-
Tidal Potomac from Cobb Island to Smith Point-
632 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.TONIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SUN...SE winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain or freezing
rain through the night.

$$

ANZ530-170900-
Chesapeake Bay north of Pooles Island-
632 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming N after midnight. Waves
1 to 2 ft...subsiding to flat late.
.SUN...SE winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves flat. A chance of rain.
.MON...W winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...SE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain or
freezing rain through the night.

$$

ANZ531-170900-
Chesapeake Bay from Pooles Island to Sandy Point-
632 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming N after midnight. Waves
1 to 2 ft.
.SUN...SE winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.SUN NIGHT...W winds around 5 kt. Waves flat. A chance of rain.
.MON...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of rain or
freezing rain through the night.

$$

ANZ538-170900-
Patapsco River including Baltimore Harbor-
632 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.SUN...SE winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.SUN NIGHT...W winds around 5 kt. Waves flat. A chance of rain.
.MON...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON NIGHT...W winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...SE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain or
freezing rain through the night.

$$

ANZ539-170900-
Chester River to Queenstown MD-
632 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.TONIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming NE late. Waves 1 to 2 ft...
subsiding to flat late.
.SUN...SE winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.SUN NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves flat. A chance of rain.
.MON...W winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of rain or
freezing rain through the night.

$$

ANZ532-170900-
Chesapeake Bay from Sandy Point to North Beach-
632 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.TONIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming N late. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SUN...SE winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat. A chance of rain.
.MON...W winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of rain or
freezing rain through the night.

$$

ANZ540-170900-
Eastern Bay-
632 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.TONIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming N late. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SUN...SE winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat. A chance of rain.
.MON...W winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of rain or
freezing rain through the night.

$$

ANZ533-170900-
Chesapeake Bay from North Beach to Drum Point-
632 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.TONIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SUN...SE winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON...W winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of rain or
freezing rain through the night.

$$

ANZ541-170900-
Choptank River to Cambridge MD and the Little Choptank River-
632 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.TONIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SUN...SE winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON...W winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain or freezing
rain through the night.

$$

ANZ542-170900-
Patuxent River to Broomes Island MD-
632 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.SUN...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...E winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of rain or
freezing rain through the night.

$$

ANZ534-170900-
Chesapeake Bay from Drum Point to Smith Point-
632 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.TONIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.SUN...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 10 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.WED...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.THU...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of rain or
freezing rain through the night.

$$

ANZ543-170900-
Tangier Sound and the inland waters surrounding Bloodsworth Island-
632 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.TONIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SUN...SE winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain or freezing
rain through the night.

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