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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Wakefield VA
306 PM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

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

ANZ600-180330-
306 PM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

.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...

Low pressure tracks off the coast tonight. High pressure slowly
builds over the waters Thursday into the weekend.

$$

ANZ630-180330-
Chesapeake Bay from Smith Point to Windmill Point VA-
306 PM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.THROUGH 7 PM...N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to around 25 kt.
Waves 3 to 4 ft. Snow. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 3 to 4 ft. Snow likely
early in the evening, then a chance of snow late in the evening.
Vsby 1 to 3 NM early in the evening.
.THU...NW winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming W 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to
3 ft...subsiding to 1 to 2 ft in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...SW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN...SW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.MON...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

$$

ANZ631-180330-
Chesapeake Bay from Windmill Point to New Point Comfort VA-
306 PM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.THROUGH 7 PM...N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to around 25 kt.
Waves around 4 ft. Snow. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt. Waves around 4 ft. Snow likely
early in the evening, then a chance of snow in the late evening
and early morning. Vsby 1 to 3 NM in the evening.
.THU...NW winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming W 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to
3 ft...subsiding to 1 to 2 ft in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN...SW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.MON...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

$$

ANZ632-180330-
Chesapeake Bay from New Point Comfort to Little Creek VA-
306 PM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.THROUGH 7 PM...N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt.
Waves around 4 ft. Snow. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt. Waves
around 4 ft. Snow, mainly in the evening WITH Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.THU...NW winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming W 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to
3 ft...subsiding to 1 to 2 ft in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN...SW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.MON...S winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

$$

ANZ634-180330-
Chesapeake Bay from Little Creek VA to Cape Henry VA including
the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel-
306 PM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.THROUGH 7 PM...N winds 25 to 30 kt. Waves 4 to 5 ft. Snow. Vsby
1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...N winds 25 to 30 kt. Waves 4 to 5 ft. Snow, mainly in
the evening. Vsby 1 to 3 NM until early morning.
.THU...NW winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming W 10 to 15 kt. Waves 3 to
4 ft...subsiding to 2 to 3 ft in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
.MON...S winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Waves around 2 ft.

$$

ANZ650-180330-
Coastal waters from Fenwick Island DE to Chincoteague VA out
20 nm-
306 PM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

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

.THROUGH 7 PM...NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft with a
dominant period of 11 seconds. A chance of snow. Vsby 1 to 3 NM
late.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft with a dominant
period of 11 seconds. A chance of snow until early morning. Vsby
1 to 3 NM early in the evening.
.THU...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt...becoming
W 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 6 ft...subsiding to 4
to 5 ft. A dominant period of 10 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft... subsiding to
2 to 3 ft after midnight.
.FRI...W winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft...mainly E swell with a
dominant period of 10 seconds.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 5 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.MON...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

$$

ANZ652-180330-
Coastal waters from Chincoteague to Parramore Island VA out 20 nm-
306 PM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

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

.THROUGH 7 PM...NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft with a
dominant period of 11 seconds. Snow likely. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft...subsiding to 4
to 5 ft. A dominant period of 11 seconds. Snow likely early in
the evening, then a chance of snow in the late evening and early
morning. Vsby 1 to 3 NM in the evening.
.THU...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt...becoming
W 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 5 ft with a dominant
period of 10 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft... subsiding to
2 to 3 ft after midnight.
.FRI...SW winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft...mainly E swell with a
dominant period of 10 seconds.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 5 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.MON...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

$$

ANZ654-180330-
Coastal waters from Parramore Island to Cape Charles Light VA out
20 nm-
306 PM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

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

.THROUGH 7 PM...N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt.
Seas 5 to 7 ft with a dominant period of 11 seconds. Snow likely.
Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt. Seas
5 to 7 ft with a dominant period of 10 seconds. Snow likely,
mainly in the evening. Vsby 1 to 3 NM until early morning.
.THU...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt...becoming
W 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 5 ft with a dominant
period of 10 seconds...subsiding to 3 to 4 ft with a dominant
period of 10 seconds in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft... subsiding to
2 to 3 ft after midnight.
.FRI...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft... mainly E swell with
a dominant period of 10 seconds.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming W 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Seas around 2 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.MON...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

$$

ANZ656-180330-
Coastal Waters from Cape Charles Light to Virginia-
North Carolina border out to 20 nm-
306 PM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

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

.THROUGH 7 PM...N winds 25 to 30 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft with a
dominant period of 11 seconds. A chance of snow and rain, then
snow likely with a slight chance of rain. Vsby 1 to 3 NM late.
.TONIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt. Seas
5 to 7 ft with a dominant period of 11 seconds. Snow until early
morning. A chance of snow late. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.THU...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt...becoming
W 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 6 ft with a dominant
period of 10 seconds...subsiding to 3 to 4 ft with a dominant
period of 10 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.FRI...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft... mainly E swell with
a dominant period of 10 seconds.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.MON...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

$$

ANZ658-180330-
Coastal waters from NC VA border to Currituck Beach Light NC out
20 nm-
306 PM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

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

.THROUGH 7 PM...N winds 25 to 30 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft with a
dominant period of 11 seconds. A chance of rain and snow. Vsby 1
to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...N winds 25 to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft with a dominant
period of 11 seconds. A chance of rain in the evening. Snow. Vsby
1 to 3 NM.
.THU...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt...becoming
W 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 ft with a dominant
period of 10 seconds...subsiding to 3 to 4 ft with a dominant
period of 10 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt
late. Seas 3 to 4 ft...subsiding to 2 to 3 ft late.
.FRI...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.MON...S winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

$$

ANZ633-180330-
Currituck Sound-
306 PM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.THROUGH 7 PM...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Snow likely
with a slight chance of rain. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...N winds 20 kt with gusts to around 30 kt. Waves around
2 ft. Snow. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.THU...NW winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN...SW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.MON...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.

$$

ANZ635-180330-
Rappahannock River from Urbanna to Windmill Point-
306 PM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.THROUGH 7 PM...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Snow. Vsby
1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Snow likely
early in the evening, then a chance of snow late in the evening.
Vsby 1 to 3 NM early in the evening.
.THU...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...SW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN...SW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.MON...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.

$$

ANZ636-180330-
York River-
306 PM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.THROUGH 7 PM...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Snow. Vsby
1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Snow, mainly in
the evening WITH Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.THU...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...SW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN...SW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.MON...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.

$$

ANZ637-180330-
James River from Jamestown to the James River Bridge-
306 PM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

.THROUGH 7 PM...N winds 15 kt. Waves 1 foot. Snow. Vsby 1 to
3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Snow, mainly in the
evening WITH Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.THU...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...SW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN...S winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.MON...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.

$$

ANZ638-180330-
James River from James River Bridge to Hampton Roads Bridge-
Tunnel-
306 PM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.THROUGH 7 PM...N winds 20 to 25 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Snow. Vsby
1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Waves 3 to 4 ft. Snow, mainly in
the evening WITH Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.THU...NW winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming W 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to
3 ft...subsiding to 1 to 2 ft in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...SW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN...SW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.MON...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.

$$



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