Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
632 AM 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.

ANZ500-172100-
632 AM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

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

A WARM FRONT WILL CROSS THE WATERS TODAY. 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.

$$

ANZ535-172100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
632 AM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG THIS
MORNING. SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
PATCHY FOG.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ536-172100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
632 AM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG THIS MORNING.
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
PATCHY FOG.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ537-172100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
632 AM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG THIS MORNING.
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.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 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

$$

ANZ530-172100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
632 AM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG THIS
MORNING. SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
PATCHY FOG.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 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...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN
THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ531-172100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
632 AM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG THIS MORNING.
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
PATCHY FOG.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN
THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ538-172100-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
632 AM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG THIS
MORNING. SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
PATCHY FOG.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN
THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ539-172100-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
632 AM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG THIS MORNING.
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

$$

ANZ532-172100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
632 AM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

$$

ANZ540-172100-
EASTERN BAY-
632 AM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG THIS MORNING.
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 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...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

$$

ANZ533-172100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
632 AM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

$$

ANZ541-172100-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
632 AM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG THIS MORNING.
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. RAIN LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ542-172100-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
632 AM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG THIS MORNING.
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. 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...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ534-172100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
632 AM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT... INCREASING TO
25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

$$

ANZ543-172100-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
632 AM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG THIS MORNING.
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.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 WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT
OR LESS. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

$$



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