Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
430 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

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.

ANZ500-012300-
430 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE TIDAL POTOMAC AND MD PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL SLOWLY BUILD OVERHEAD THROUGH THURSDAY. A STRONG
COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE WATERS FRIDAY BEFORE PASSING THROUGH
LATE FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING. HIGH PRESSURE WILL RETURN
FOR LATER SATURDAY AND SUNDAY BEFORE MOVING OFF THE COAST EARLY NEXT
WEEK. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL LIKELY BE NEEDED FOR PORTIONS OF
THE WATERS FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY.

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ANZ535-012300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
430 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...LIGHT WINDS...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

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ANZ536-012300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
430 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
ISOLATED SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG.
.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.FRI...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS
TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

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ANZ537-012300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
430 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. SHOWERS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ530-012300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
430 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ531-012300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
430 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. SHOWERS.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ538-012300-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
430 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ539-012300-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
430 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ532-012300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
430 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ540-012300-
EASTERN BAY-
430 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ533-012300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
430 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
SHOWERS.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.

$$

ANZ541-012300-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
430 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ542-012300-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
430 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ534-012300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
430 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
SHOWERS.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING
TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ543-012300-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
430 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
SHOWERS.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS
IN THE MORNING.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.

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