Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
132 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 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.

ANZ500-272000-
132 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

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

A COLD FRONT HAS PASSED THROUGH THE WATERS. LOW PRESSURE WILL
DEVELOP ALONG THE BOUNDARY TO THE EAST FRIDAY. THE LOW WILL MOVE OUT
TO SEA FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD
OVERHEAD SUNDAY BEFORE MOVING OFF TO THE EAST EARLY NEXT WEEK. A
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL LIKELY BE NEEDED FOR PORTIONS OF THE
WATERS FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT AND INTO SUNDAY.

$$

ANZ535-272000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
132 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

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

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.MON...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

$$

ANZ536-272000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
132 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

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

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT LATE. GUSTS UP TO
25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ537-272000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
132 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

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

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT. RAIN.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING TO
20 KT LATE. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ530-272000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
132 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

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

.OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ531-272000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
132 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

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

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ538-272000-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
132 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

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

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING LIGHT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ539-272000-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
132 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

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

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP
TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ532-272000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
132 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

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

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT LATE. GUSTS UP TO
25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP
TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ540-272000-
EASTERN BAY-
132 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

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

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO
20 KT IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP
TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ533-272000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
132 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

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

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING TO
5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT LATE. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO
25 KT IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 5 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP
TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ541-272000-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
132 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

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

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT...
EXCEPT FLAT NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE LITTLE CHOPTANK. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO
25 KT IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN OR SNOW.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP
TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ542-272000-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
132 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

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

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ534-272000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
132 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

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

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING TO
10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT LATE. WAVES 4 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 5 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ543-272000-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
132 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

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

.OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING TO
10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT LATE. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AROUND 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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