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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
931 PM EST TUE JAN 17 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.

ANZ500-180900-
931 PM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

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

A WARM FRONT WILL LIFT NORTH OF THE AREA THIS EVENING. A COLD FRONT
WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA EARLY WEDNESDAY FOLLOWED BY HIGH PRESSURE
THURSDAY. A WARM FRONT IS EXPECTED TO APPROACH THE REGION FRIDAY.

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ANZ535-180900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
931 PM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST WEDNESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS LATE THIS EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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ANZ536-180900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
931 PM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST WEDNESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS LATE THIS EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM...DECREASING TO 1 NM OR LESS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY
FOG.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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ANZ537-180900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
931 PM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST WEDNESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS LATE THIS EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE LATE MORNING
AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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ANZ530-180900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
931 PM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST WEDNESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS LATE THIS EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SAT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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ANZ531-180900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
931 PM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST WEDNESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS LATE THIS EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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ANZ538-180900-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
931 PM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST WEDNESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS LATE THIS EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. PATCHY
DENSE FOG LATE THIS EVENING...THEN PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SAT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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ANZ539-180900-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
931 PM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST WEDNESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS LATE THIS EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SAT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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ANZ532-180900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
931 PM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST WEDNESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING W LATE. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE THIS EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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ANZ540-180900-
EASTERN BAY-
931 PM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST WEDNESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS LATE THIS EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SAT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ533-180900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
931 PM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST WEDNESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
LATE THIS EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM...DECREASING TO 1 NM OR LESS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ541-180900-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
931 PM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST WEDNESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
LATE THIS EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM...DECREASING TO 1 NM OR LESS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SAT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ542-180900-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
931 PM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST WEDNESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
LATE THIS EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ534-180900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
931 PM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST WEDNESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG LATE THIS EVENING. PATCHY FOG WITH VSBY 1 NM OR
LESS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ543-180900-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
931 PM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST WEDNESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG LATE THIS EVENING. PATCHY FOG WITH VSBY 1 NM OR
LESS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY
FOG.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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