Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
331 AM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

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.

ANZ500-042300-
331 AM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

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

HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE OVER THE WATERS TODAY. A WEAK LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEM WILL PASS THROUGH THE AREA SUNDAY NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL
RETURN BRIEFLY ON MONDAY...FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM
TUESDAY INTO TUESDAY NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BRIEFLY BUILD OVER
THE WATERS WEDNESDAY AND A POTENT COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH
THURSDAY INTO THURSDAY NIGHT. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES ARE POSSIBLE
TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY. A GALE WARNING MAY BE NEEDED FOR THE WATERS
THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY.

$$

ANZ535-042300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
331 AM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TODAY...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF
SLEET.
.MON...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF
SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY.

$$

ANZ536-042300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
331 AM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TODAY...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF
SLEET.
.MON...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF
SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY.

$$

ANZ537-042300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
331 AM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST EARLY THIS
MORNING...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT.
.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE LATE. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF
SLEET.
.MON...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF
SNOW OR RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ530-042300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
331 AM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TODAY...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. RAIN LIKELY
WITH A CHANCE OF SLEET.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY.

$$

ANZ531-042300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
331 AM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE LATE. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF
SLEET.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY.

$$

ANZ538-042300-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
331 AM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TODAY...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. RAIN WITH A
CHANCE OF SLEET.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY.

$$

ANZ539-042300-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
331 AM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E LATE. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. RAIN WITH A
CHANCE OF SLEET.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY.

$$

ANZ532-042300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
331 AM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE LATE. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF
SLEET.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY.

$$

ANZ540-042300-
EASTERN BAY-
331 AM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON...BECOMING LIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF
SLEET.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY.

$$

ANZ533-042300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
331 AM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST EARLY THIS
MORNING...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT.
.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF
SLEET.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ541-042300-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
331 AM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST EARLY THIS
MORNING...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT.
.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON...BECOMING LIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF
SLEET.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ542-042300-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
331 AM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TODAY...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF
SLEET.
.MON...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW OR RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ534-042300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
331 AM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST EARLY THIS
MORNING...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF
SLEET.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ543-042300-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
331 AM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST EARLY THIS
MORNING...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT.
.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. RAIN WITH A
CHANCE OF SLEET.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH
A CHANCE OF SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$




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