Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
807 PM EDT TUE MAR 28 2017

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.

ANZ500-290815-
807 PM EDT TUE MAR 28 2017

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

A COLD FRONT WILL PUSH ACROSS THE DELMARVA THIS EVENING. HIGH
PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE WATERS FOR MIDWEEK, FOLLOWED BY A LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVING TOWARDS THE REGION ON FRIDAY. THIS SYSTEM
WILL EXIT THE REGION SATURDAY. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES ARE POSSIBLE
THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY.

$$

ANZ535-290815-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
807 PM EDT TUE MAR 28 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT WEDNESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS
EVENING.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING.
.SUN...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ536-290815-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
807 PM EDT TUE MAR 28 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT WEDNESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS
EVENING. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING.
.SUN...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ537-290815-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
807 PM EDT TUE MAR 28 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT WEDNESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...
MAINLY THIS EVENING. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ530-290815-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
807 PM EDT TUE MAR 28 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT WEDNESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS...MAINLY THIS EVENING. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.WED...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ531-290815-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
807 PM EDT TUE MAR 28 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT WEDNESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...
MAINLY THIS EVENING. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ538-290815-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
807 PM EDT TUE MAR 28 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT WEDNESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS...MAINLY THIS EVENING. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.WED...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING.
.SUN...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ539-290815-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
807 PM EDT TUE MAR 28 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT WEDNESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...
MAINLY THIS EVENING. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ532-290815-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
807 PM EDT TUE MAR 28 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT WEDNESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...
MAINLY THIS EVENING. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ540-290815-
EASTERN BAY-
807 PM EDT TUE MAR 28 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT WEDNESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...
MAINLY THIS EVENING. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ533-290815-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
807 PM EDT TUE MAR 28 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT WEDNESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING N WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT LATE THIS
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...MAINLY
THIS EVENING. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ541-290815-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
807 PM EDT TUE MAR 28 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT WEDNESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING N LATE THIS EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...MAINLY THIS EVENING.
PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ542-290815-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
807 PM EDT TUE MAR 28 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT WEDNESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...
MAINLY THIS EVENING. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING.
.SUN...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ534-290815-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
807 PM EDT TUE MAR 28 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT WEDNESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...MAINLY THIS EVENING. PATCHY
FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE MORNING. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ543-290815-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
807 PM EDT TUE MAR 28 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT WEDNESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THIS EVENING. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$



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