Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
631 PM EST WED FEB 22 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.

ANZ500-230900-
631 PM EST WED FEB 22 2017

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

HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE ATLANTIC THROUGH FRIDAY. A COLD
FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE WATERS SATURDAY. HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS
OVER THE WATERS DURING THE EARLY PART OF NEXT WEEK. A SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED FOR PORTIONS OF THE WATERS FRIDAY AND FRIDAY
NIGHT...AND WILL LIKELY BE NEEDED FOR THE WATERS SATURDAY THROUGH
SUNDAY. A GALE WARNING MAY BE NEEDED FOR PORTIONS OF THE WATERS
SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY.

$$

ANZ535-230900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
631 PM EST WED FEB 22 2017

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG AFTER
MIDNIGHT WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ536-230900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
631 PM EST WED FEB 22 2017

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG AFTER
MIDNIGHT WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
NIGHT.

$$

ANZ537-230900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
631 PM EST WED FEB 22 2017

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG AFTER
MIDNIGHT WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
NIGHT.

$$

ANZ530-230900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
631 PM EST WED FEB 22 2017

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR
LESS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ531-230900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
631 PM EST WED FEB 22 2017

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ538-230900-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
631 PM EST WED FEB 22 2017

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
NIGHT.

$$

ANZ539-230900-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
631 PM EST WED FEB 22 2017

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
NIGHT.

$$

ANZ532-230900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
631 PM EST WED FEB 22 2017

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
NIGHT.

$$

ANZ540-230900-
EASTERN BAY-
631 PM EST WED FEB 22 2017

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ533-230900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
631 PM EST WED FEB 22 2017

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ541-230900-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
631 PM EST WED FEB 22 2017

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ542-230900-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
631 PM EST WED FEB 22 2017

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
NIGHT.

$$

ANZ534-230900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
631 PM EST WED FEB 22 2017

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
NIGHT.

$$

ANZ543-230900-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
631 PM EST WED FEB 22 2017

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT WITH
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
NIGHT.

$$




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