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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Wakefield VA
348 PM 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

ANZ600-240330-
348 PM 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 push across the coast late this afternoon and
evening. High pressure will gradually build into the region from
the northwest Thursday afternoon into Saturday as the cold front
stalls off the Carolina coast resulting in persistent onshore flow.

$$

ANZ630-240330-
Chesapeake Bay from Smith Point to Windmill Point VA-
348 PM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM EDT THURSDAY THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

.THROUGH 7 PM...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Numerous
showers and tstms.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt after
midnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft...building to 2 to 3 ft late. Scattered
tstms in the evening. Scattered showers.
.THU...NE winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming N 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft...subsiding to 1 to 2 ft late.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT...NE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
.SUN...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.MON...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.

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

$$

ANZ631-240330-
Chesapeake Bay from Windmill Point to New Point Comfort VA-
348 PM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM EDT THURSDAY THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

.THROUGH 7 PM...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Numerous
showers and tstms.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt after
midnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft...building to 2 to 3 ft late. Numerous
showers and tstms early in the evening, then scattered tstms late
in the evening. Scattered showers in the late evening and
overnight.
.THU...NE winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming N 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Scattered showers in the morning.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT...NE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.SUN...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.MON...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves around 3 ft.

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

$$

ANZ632-240330-
Chesapeake Bay from New Point Comfort to Little Creek VA-
348 PM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM EDT THURSDAY THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.THROUGH 7 PM...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Numerous
showers and tstms.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt late.
Waves 1 to 2 ft...building to 2 to 3 ft late. Numerous showers
and tstms early in the evening, then scattered tstms late in the
evening. Scattered showers in the late evening and overnight.
.THU...NE winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Scattered showers in the morning.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.SUN...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves around 3 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 3 to 4 ft.
.MON...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 3 to 4 ft... building to 4 to
5 ft in the afternoon.

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

$$

ANZ634-240330-
Chesapeake Bay from Little Creek VA to Cape Henry VA including
the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel-
348 PM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM EDT THURSDAY THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.THROUGH 7 PM...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Numerous
showers and tstms.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt after
midnight...then increasing to 15 to 20 kt late. Waves 1 to 2
ft...building to 2 to 3 ft late. Numerous showers and tstms early
in the evening, then scattered tstms late in the evening.
Scattered showers in the late evening and overnight.
.THU...NE winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Scattered showers in the morning.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.FRI...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft... building to 2 to
3 ft late.
.SAT...NE winds 10 to 15 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.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 4 to 5 ft.
.MON...NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Waves 4 to 5 ft.

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

$$

ANZ650-240330-
Coastal waters from Fenwick Island DE to Chincoteague VA out
20 nm-
348 PM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.THROUGH 7 PM...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft...mainly S
swell with a dominant period of 9 seconds. Scattered showers and
tstms.
.TONIGHT...N 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 9 seconds in the
late evening and overnight. Scattered showers and tstms in the
evening.
.THU...NE winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of 7 seconds...
subsiding to 2 to 3 ft with a dominant period of 6 seconds late.
Scattered showers in the morning.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft...mainly SE swell
with a dominant period of 10 seconds.
.FRI...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft... mainly SE swell
with a dominant period of 9 seconds.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft...mainly SE swell
with a dominant period of 9 seconds in the evening.
.SAT...NE winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 3 ft.
.SUN...NE winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft...building to 5 to 6 ft in the
afternoon.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft...building to 6
to 8 ft after midnight.
.MON...NE winds 20 kt. Seas 7 to 9 ft.

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

$$

ANZ652-240330-
Coastal waters from Chincoteague to Parramore Island VA out 20 nm-
348 PM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.THROUGH 7 PM...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft...mainly S
swell with a dominant period of 9 seconds. Numerous showers and
tstms.
.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 9 seconds...
building to 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of 9 seconds in the
late evening and overnight. Numerous showers and tstms early in
the evening, then scattered tstms late in the evening. Scattered
showers in the late evening and overnight.
.THU...NE winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt late.
Seas 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of 7 seconds. Scattered
showers in the morning.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft...mainly SE swell
with a dominant period of 10 seconds.
.FRI...NE winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft...mainly SE swell with a
dominant period of 9 seconds.
.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 around 3 ft.
.SUN...NE winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft...building to 5 to 6 ft in the
afternoon.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft... building to
6 to 8 ft after midnight.
.MON...NE winds 20 kt. Seas 7 to 9 ft.

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

$$

ANZ654-240330-
Coastal waters from Parramore Island to Cape Charles Light VA out
20 nm-
348 PM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.THROUGH 7 PM...SE winds 5 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft... mainly SE swell
with a dominant period of 9 seconds. Numerous showers and tstms.
.TONIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming NE 15 to 20 kt. 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. Numerous showers
and tstms early in the evening, then scattered tstms late in the
evening. Scattered showers in the late evening and overnight.
.THU...NE winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt late.
Seas 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of 7 seconds. Scattered
showers in the morning.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.FRI...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft...mainly SE swell with
a dominant period of 9 seconds.
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds 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.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft.
.MON...NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 9 ft.

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

$$

ANZ656-240330-
Coastal Waters from Cape Charles Light to Virginia-
North Carolina border out to 20 nm-
348 PM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.THROUGH 7 PM...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft...mainly SE
swell with a dominant period of 9 seconds. Numerous showers and
tstms.
.TONIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming NE 10 to 15 kt after
midnight, then increasing to 15 to 20 kt late. Seas 2 to 3 ft
with a dominant period of 9 seconds...building to 3 to 4 ft with
a dominant period of 9 seconds late. Numerous showers and tstms
early in the evening, then scattered showers and tstms in the
late evening and overnight.
.THU...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft with a dominant
period of 7 seconds. Scattered showers in the morning.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.FRI...NE winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft...mainly SE swell with a
dominant period of 8 seconds.
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SUN...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft...building to 5 to 7
ft in the afternoon.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft.
.MON...NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 9 ft.

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

$$

ANZ658-240330-
Coastal waters from NC VA border to Currituck Beach Light NC out
20 nm-
348 PM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.THROUGH 7 PM...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft with a
dominant period of 9 seconds. Scattered showers and tstms.
.TONIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming W 5 to 10 kt in the
late evening and early morning, then becoming N 10 to 15 kt late.
Seas 2 to 3 ft with a dominant period of 9 seconds. Numerous
showers and tstms early in the evening, then scattered showers
and tstms in the late evening and overnight.
.THU...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft with a dominant
period of 7 seconds. Scattered showers and tstms in the morning,
then a chance of showers in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...NE 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 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT...NE winds 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas around 4 ft.
.SUN...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft...building to 5 to 7
ft in the afternoon.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft.
.MON...NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 9 ft. A chance of showers.


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

$$

ANZ633-240330-
Currituck Sound-
348 PM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.THROUGH 7 PM...S winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. Scattered showers
and tstms.
.TONIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming W after midnight, then
becoming N 10 to 15 kt late. Waves 1 foot. Numerous showers and
tstms, mainly in the evening.
.THU...NE winds 15 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 1 foot. Scattered tstms early in the morning.
Scattered showers in the morning.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming N 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt
late. 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...increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.MON...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves around 2 ft.

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

$$

ANZ635-240330-
Rappahannock River from Urbanna to Windmill Point-
348 PM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.THROUGH 7 PM...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. Numerous
showers and tstms.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming N 10 to 15 kt late.
Waves 1 to 2 ft. Scattered tstms in the evening. Scattered
showers.
.THU...NE winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming N 5 to 10 kt late. Waves
1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...N winds 5 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 foot.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.MON...NE winds 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.

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

$$

ANZ636-240330-
York River-
348 PM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.THROUGH 7 PM...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. Numerous
showers and tstms.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt late.
Waves 1 to 2 ft. Numerous showers and tstms early in the evening,
then scattered tstms late in the evening. Scattered showers in
the late evening and overnight.
.THU...NE winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt late.
Waves 1 to 2 ft. Scattered showers early in the morning.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 5 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 foot.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.MON...NE winds 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.

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

$$

ANZ637-240330-
James River from Jamestown to the James River Bridge-
348 PM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.THROUGH 7 PM...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. Numerous
showers and tstms.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming N 10 to 15 kt late.
Waves 1 to 2 ft. Numerous showers and tstms early in the evening,
then scattered tstms late in the evening. Scattered showers in
the late evening and overnight.
.THU...NE winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt late.
Waves 1 to 2 ft. Scattered showers early in the morning.
.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.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
.MON...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.

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

$$

ANZ638-240330-
James River from James River Bridge to Hampton Roads Bridge-
Tunnel-
348 PM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.THROUGH 7 PM...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. Numerous
showers and tstms.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt after
midnight...then increasing to 15 to 20 kt late. Waves 1 to 2
ft...building to 2 to 3 ft late. Numerous showers and tstms early
in the evening, then scattered tstms late in the evening.
Scattered showers in the late evening and overnight.
.THU...NE winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft...subsiding to 1 to 2 ft late.
Scattered showers in the morning.
.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 to 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
.SUN...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.MON...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 3 to 4 ft.

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

$$



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