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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
331 AM EST Mon Dec 18 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.

ANZ500-182300-
331 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

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

High pressure will control the weather pattern through Tuesday
before a cold front crosses the area Tuesday night. High pressure
will build to the north Wednesday into Thursday as a front stalls to
 the south. A Small Craft Advisory may be needed Tuesday night into
Wednesday for portions of the waters.

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ANZ535-182300-
Tidal Potomac from Key Bridge to Indian Head-
331 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...Light winds. Waves flat.
.TODAY...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TONIGHT...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...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.THU...SE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain through the
night.

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ANZ536-182300-
Tidal Potomac from Indian Head to Cobb Island-
331 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TODAY...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TONIGHT...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.THU...SE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain through the
night.

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ANZ537-182300-
Tidal Potomac from Cobb Island to Smith Point-
331 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TODAY...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain through the
night.

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ANZ530-182300-
Chesapeake Bay north of Pooles Island-
331 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...E winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TODAY...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TONIGHT...W winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TUE...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.THU...SE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.FRI...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain likely through the
night.

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ANZ531-182300-
Chesapeake Bay from Pooles Island to Sandy Point-
331 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...E winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TODAY...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...SE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.FRI...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of rain
through the night.

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ANZ538-182300-
Patapsco River including Baltimore Harbor-
331 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...Light winds. Waves flat.
.TODAY...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TONIGHT...W winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...SE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain likely through the
night.

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ANZ539-182300-
Chester River to Queenstown MD-
331 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SE winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TODAY...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TUE...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...SE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.FRI...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain through the
night.

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ANZ532-182300-
Chesapeake Bay from Sandy Point to North Beach-
331 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TODAY...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.FRI...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of rain
through the night.

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ANZ540-182300-
Eastern Bay-
331 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TODAY...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.FRI...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of rain
through the night.

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ANZ533-182300-
Chesapeake Bay from North Beach to Drum Point-
331 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TODAY...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.FRI...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft...building to 3 ft after
midnight. A chance of rain through the night.

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ANZ541-182300-
Choptank River to Cambridge MD and the Little Choptank River-
331 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TODAY...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.FRI...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain through the
night.

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ANZ542-182300-
Patuxent River to Broomes Island MD-
331 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TODAY...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TONIGHT...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...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain through the
night.

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ANZ534-182300-
Chesapeake Bay from Drum Point to Smith Point-
331 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TODAY...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TONIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.THU...NE winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming E 5 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft...building to 3 ft. A
chance of rain through the night.

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ANZ543-182300-
Tangier Sound and the inland waters surrounding Bloodsworth Island-
331 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TODAY...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TONIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to
2 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft...building to 3 ft. A
chance of rain through the night.

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