Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
132 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

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.  WAVES FLAT WHERE WATERS ARE ICED OVER.

ANZ500-302000-
132 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

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

A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE WATERS MONDAY. LOW PRESSURE WILL TRACK
ACROSS THE WATERS TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORIES WILL BE POSSIBLE ON TUESDAY AND THURSDAY.

$$

ANZ535-302000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
132 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS EVENING...

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SLEET.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN
LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ536-302000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
132 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS EVENING...

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SLEET.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE
OF RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ537-302000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
132 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE
OF RAIN AND SLEET.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 KT LATE. GUSTS UP TO
25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO
25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ530-302000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
132 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR
LESS. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SLEET.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... DIMINISHING
TO 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR
SNOW SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING LIGHT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ531-302000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
132 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN AND SLEET.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... DIMINISHING
TO 5 KT LATE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING LIGHT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ538-302000-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
132 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE
OF RAIN AND SLEET.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN
LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... DIMINISHING
TO 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING LIGHT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ539-302000-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
132 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SLEET.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING TO
20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO
25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ532-302000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
132 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN AND SLEET.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN
LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... DIMINISHING
TO 5 KT LATE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING LIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ540-302000-
EASTERN BAY-
132 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN AND SLEET.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT... BECOMING W WITH
GUSTS TO 20 KT LATE. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... DIMINISHING
TO 5 KT LATE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING LIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ533-302000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
132 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN AND SLEET.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN
LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... DIMINISHING
TO 5 KT LATE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP
TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ541-302000-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
132 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SLEET.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN
LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... DIMINISHING
TO 5 KT LATE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO
20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ542-302000-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
132 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE
OF RAIN AND SLEET.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN
LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ534-302000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
132 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN AND SLEET.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 KT LATE. GUSTS UP TO
30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE
OF RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO
25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT...BUILDING TO 4 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ543-302000-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
132 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SLEET.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 KT LATE. GUSTS UP TO
30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 KT LATE. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO
25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT...BUILDING TO 4 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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