Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
931 AM EST THU DEC 18 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.

ANZ500-182100-
931 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE TIDAL POTOMAC AND MD PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE AREA TODAY AND PERSIST THROUGH
FRIDAY. WEAK LOW PRESSURE WILL CROSS SOUTH OF THE WATERS THIS
WEEKEND. COASTAL LOW PRESSURE MAY IMPACT THE WATERS MONDAY THROUGH
TUESDAY AND AGAIN WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NEXT WEEK. A SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED DURING THESE TIMES.

$$

ANZ535-182100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
931 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW.
.SUN...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN
THE MORNING.
.MON...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

ANZ536-182100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
931 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT LATE THIS
MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW.
.SUN...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW
IN THE MORNING.
.MON...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

ANZ537-182100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
931 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
2 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN
THE MORNING.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

ANZ530-182100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
931 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW.
.SUN...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN
THE MORNING.
.MON...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

ANZ531-182100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
931 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN
THE MORNING.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

ANZ538-182100-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
931 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW.
.SUN...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW
IN THE MORNING.
.MON...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

ANZ539-182100-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
931 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES
2 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN
THE MORNING.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

ANZ532-182100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
931 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW.
.SUN...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW
IN THE MORNING.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

ANZ540-182100-
EASTERN BAY-
931 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
2 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN
THE MORNING.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

ANZ533-182100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
931 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
AND SNOW.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN
THE MORNING.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

ANZ541-182100-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
931 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN
THE MORNING.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

ANZ542-182100-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
931 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW.
.SUN...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW
IN THE MORNING.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

ANZ534-182100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
931 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 2 FT LATE.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
AND SNOW.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW IN THE MORNING.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING
TO 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

ANZ543-182100-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
931 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW IN THE MORNING.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF RAIN.

$$



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