Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
1224 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

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

ANZ600-231215-
1224 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

.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...

STRONG HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN FROM THE NORTHWEST THROUGH
TONIGHT...BECOMING CENTERED OVER THE WATERS ON THURSDAY. HIGH PRESSURE
SLIDES OFFSHORE FRIDAY.

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ANZ630-231215-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SMITH POINT TO WINDMILL POINT VA-
1224 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EDT THIS MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3
FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FOOT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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ANZ631-231215-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM WINDMILL POINT TO NEW POINT COMFORT VA-
1224 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EDT THIS MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT... SUBSIDING
TO 1 TO 2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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ANZ632-231215-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NEW POINT COMFORT TO LITTLE CREEK VA-
1224 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EDT THIS MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3
FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FOOT LATE.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 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...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ634-231215-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM LITTLE CREEK VA TO CAPE HENRY VA INCLUDING THE
CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE TUNNEL-
1224 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EDT THIS MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 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 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ650-231215-
COASTAL WATERS FROM FENWICK ISLAND DE TO CHINCOTEAGUE VA OUT 20 NM-
1224 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EDT THIS MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT WITH A DOMINANT
PERIOD OF 6 SECONDS.
.THU...N WINDS 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE LATE MORNING
AND EARLY AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING E 5 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD OF 6 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT...MAINLY NE SWELL WITH
A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 6 SECONDS.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ652-231215-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CHINCOTEAGUE TO PARRAMORE ISLAND VA OUT 20 NM-
1224 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EDT THIS MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT WITH A DOMINANT
PERIOD OF 7 SECONDS.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE LATE
MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT LATE. SEAS
3 TO 4 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 7 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT... MAINLY NE SWELL
WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 6 SECONDS.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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ANZ654-231215-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PARRAMORE ISLAND TO CAPE CHARLES LIGHT VA OUT 20 NM-
1224 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EDT THIS MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT WITH A DOMINANT
PERIOD OF 7 SECONDS.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT
WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 7 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT... MAINLY NE SWELL
WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 6 SECONDS.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE LATE
MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ656-231215-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE CHARLES LIGHT TO VIRGINIA-
NORTH CAROLINA BORDER OUT TO 20 NM-
1224 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT WITH A DOMINANT
PERIOD OF 7 SECONDS.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT IN THE LATE
MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 7
SECONDS...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 6 SECONDS
LATE.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...MAINLY NE SWELL WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD OF 6 SECONDS.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE LATE MORNING
AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 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 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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ANZ658-231215-
COASTAL WATERS FROM NC VA BORDER TO CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT NC OUT 20 NM-
1224 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT WITH A DOMINANT
PERIOD OF 8 SECONDS.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS 5 TO
6 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 7 SECONDS... SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FT WITH
A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 7 SECONDS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT LATE. SEAS
3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS 1 TO
2 FT.
.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 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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ANZ633-231215-
CURRITUCK SOUND-
1224 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EDT THIS MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT IN THE LATE
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 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 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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ANZ635-231215-
RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER FROM URBANNA TO WINDMILL POINT-
1224 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT IN THE LATE MORNING
AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ636-231215-
YORK RIVER-
1224 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT IN THE LATE MORNING
AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ637-231215-
JAMES RIVER FROM JAMESTOWN TO THE JAMES RIVER BRIDGE-
1224 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.THU...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE LATE MORNING AND
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ638-231215-
JAMES RIVER FROM JAMES RIVER BRIDGE TO HAMPTON ROADS BRIDGE-TUNNEL-
1224 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EDT EARLY THIS MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES
2 TO 3 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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