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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
1019 AM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

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.

ANZ500-232100-
1019 AM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

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

A frontal boundary will remain stalled to the south of the area this
 morning, before gradually returning north as a warm front later
today and into this weekend. A cold front will move through the area
 on Sunday.

$$

ANZ535-232100-
Tidal Potomac from Key Bridge to Indian Head-
1019 AM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

.REST OF TODAY...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of
showers late this morning. Patchy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to
3 NM late this morning.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy drizzle. Patchy
fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SAT...E winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers with
patchy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely with
patchy drizzle. Patchy fog.
.SUN...S winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming SW in the afternoon. Gusts up
to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON...NW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the day.
.TUE...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ536-232100-
Tidal Potomac from Indian Head to Cobb Island-
1019 AM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

.REST OF TODAY...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of
showers late this morning. Patchy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to
3 NM late this morning.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy drizzle. Patchy
fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SAT...E winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers with
patchy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SAT NIGHT...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Showers likely
with patchy drizzle. Patchy fog.
.SUN...SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft. A
chance of showers.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON...NW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the day.
.TUE...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ537-232100-
Tidal Potomac from Cobb Island to Smith Point-
1019 AM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

.REST OF TODAY...NE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S late. Waves 1 ft.
A chance of showers late this morning. Patchy drizzle. Patchy fog.
Vsby 1 to 3 NM late this morning.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to
3 NM.
.SAT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers with
patchy drizzle. Patchy fog.
.SAT NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
Patchy fog.
.SUN...SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft. A
chance of showers.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming NW 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely.
.MON...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of showers
through the day.
.TUE...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.

$$

ANZ530-232100-
Chesapeake Bay north of Pooles Island-
1019 AM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

.REST OF TODAY...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy drizzle.
Showers likely late this morning, then a chance of showers this
afternoon. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy drizzle. Patchy
fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SAT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. Showers likely with
patchy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers with patchy drizzle.
Patchy fog.
.SUN...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.MON...NW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.TUE...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ531-232100-
Chesapeake Bay from Pooles Island to Sandy Point-
1019 AM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

.REST OF TODAY...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy drizzle.
Showers likely late this morning, then a chance of showers this
afternoon. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy drizzle. Patchy
fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SAT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. A chance of showers
with patchy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers with patchy drizzle.
Patchy fog.
.SUN...SE winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming SW in the afternoon. Gusts up
to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of showers
through the day.
.TUE...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.

$$

ANZ538-232100-
Patapsco River including Baltimore Harbor-
1019 AM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

.REST OF TODAY...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy drizzle.
Showers likely late this morning, then a chance of showers this
afternoon. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat. Patchy drizzle. Patchy fog.
.SAT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. Showers likely with
patchy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers with patchy
drizzle. Patchy fog.
.SUN...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves flat.
.MON...NW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. A chance of showers
through the day.
.TUE...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ539-232100-
Chester River to Queenstown MD-
1019 AM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

.REST OF TODAY...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. Patchy
drizzle. Showers likely late this morning, then a chance of showers
this afternoon. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy drizzle. Patchy
fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SAT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. A chance of showers
with patchy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers with patchy
drizzle. Patchy fog.
.SUN...S winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming SW in the afternoon. Gusts up
to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of showers
through the day.
.TUE...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.

$$

ANZ532-232100-
Chesapeake Bay from Sandy Point to North Beach-
1019 AM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

.REST OF TODAY...E winds 10 kt...becoming SE late. Waves 1 ft.
Patchy drizzle. Showers likely late this morning, then a slight
chance of showers this afternoon. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy drizzle. Patchy
fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SAT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. A chance of showers
with patchy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely with patchy
drizzle. Patchy fog.
.SUN...S winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming SW in the afternoon. Gusts up
to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Showers likely.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the day.
.TUE...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.

$$

ANZ540-232100-
Eastern Bay-
1019 AM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

.REST OF TODAY...E winds 10 kt...becoming SE late. Waves 1 ft.
Patchy drizzle. Showers likely late this morning, then a slight
chance of showers this afternoon. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy drizzle. Patchy
fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SAT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. A chance of showers
with patchy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely with
patchy drizzle. Patchy fog.
.SUN...S winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming SW in the afternoon. Gusts up
to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. A chance of
showers.
.MON...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of showers
through the day.
.TUE...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.

$$

ANZ533-232100-
Chesapeake Bay from North Beach to Drum Point-
1019 AM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

.REST OF TODAY...E winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S late. Waves 1 ft.
Patchy drizzle. A chance of showers late this morning, then a slight
chance of showers this afternoon. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy drizzle. Patchy fog.
Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SAT...S winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming E in the afternoon. Waves 1 ft.
A chance of showers with patchy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 NM or
less.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely with
patchy drizzle. Patchy fog.
.SUN...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft. A chance of showers.
.SUN NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming NW 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of showers
through the day.
.TUE...SW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

$$

ANZ541-232100-
Choptank River to Cambridge MD and the Little Choptank River-
1019 AM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

.REST OF TODAY...E winds 10 kt...becoming S late. Waves 1 ft or
less. Patchy drizzle. A chance of showers late this morning, then a
slight chance of showers this afternoon. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy drizzle. Patchy
fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SAT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. Patchy drizzle.
Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely with
patchy drizzle. Patchy fog.
.SUN...SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft. Showers
likely.
.SUN NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming NW 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of showers
through the day.
.TUE...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.

$$

ANZ542-232100-
Patuxent River to Broomes Island MD-
1019 AM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

.REST OF TODAY...NE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S late. Waves 1 ft.
A chance of showers late this morning. Patchy drizzle. Patchy fog.
Vsby 1 to 3 NM late this morning.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to
3 NM.
.SAT...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of showers.
Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SAT NIGHT...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Showers likely
with patchy drizzle. Patchy fog.
.SUN...SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft. A
chance of showers.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of showers
through the day.
.TUE...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.

$$

ANZ534-232100-
Chesapeake Bay from Drum Point to Smith Point-
1019 AM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

.REST OF TODAY...NE winds 10 kt...becoming SW late. Waves 1 ft. A
chance of showers late this morning. Patchy drizzle. Patchy fog.
Vsby 1 NM or less late this morning.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy drizzle. Patchy
fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SAT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy drizzle. Patchy fog.
Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SAT NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to
2 ft. A chance of showers. Patchy fog.
.SUN...SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A
chance of showers.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt...becoming NW
5 to 10 kt after midnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the day.
.TUE...NW winds 5 kt...becoming SW. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

$$

ANZ543-232100-
Tangier Sound and the inland waters surrounding Bloodsworth Island-
1019 AM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

.REST OF TODAY...NE winds 10 kt...becoming SW late. Waves flat. A
chance of showers late this morning. Patchy drizzle. Patchy fog.
Vsby 1 NM or less late this morning.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy drizzle. Patchy
fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SAT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy drizzle. Patchy fog.
Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SAT NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft. A
chance of showers. Patchy fog.
.SUN...SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft. A
chance of showers.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt...becoming NW
5 to 10 kt after midnight. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the day.
.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

$$




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