Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
655 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

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.

ANZ500-050900-
655 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

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

HIGH PRESSURE WILL RETURN BRIEFLY ON MONDAY...FOLLOWED BY A LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM TUESDAY INTO TUESDAY NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN
PASS OVER THE WATERS WEDNESDAY BEFORE A POTENT COLD FRONT MOVES
THROUGH THURSDAY INTO THURSDAY NIGHT. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES ARE
POSSIBLE TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY. A GALE WARNING MAY BE NEEDED FOR
THE WATERS THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY.

$$

ANZ535-050900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
655 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF
SLEET THIS EVENING...THEN RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG AFTER
MIDNIGHT WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN AND SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ536-050900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
655 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF
SLEET THIS EVENING...THEN RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG AFTER
MIDNIGHT WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN AND SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ537-050900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
655 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. RAIN WITH A
CHANCE OF SLEET THIS EVENING...THEN RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.

$$

ANZ530-050900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
655 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. RAIN LIKELY WITH
A CHANCE OF SLEET THIS EVENING...THEN RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY
FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN WITH POSSIBLE SLEET
AND FREEZING RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

$$

ANZ531-050900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
655 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. RAIN WITH A
CHANCE OF SLEET THIS EVENING...THEN RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH POSSIBLE SLEET AND
FREEZING RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.

$$

ANZ538-050900-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
655 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. RAIN WITH A
CHANCE OF SLEET THIS EVENING...THEN RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH SLEET LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

$$

ANZ539-050900-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
655 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. RAIN WITH A
CHANCE OF SLEET THIS EVENING...THEN RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

$$

ANZ532-050900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
655 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 2 FT
LATE. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF SLEET THIS EVENING...THEN RAIN AFTER
MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

$$

ANZ540-050900-
EASTERN BAY-
655 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. RAIN WITH A
CHANCE OF SLEET THIS EVENING...THEN RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

$$

ANZ533-050900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
655 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 2 FT
LATE. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF SLEET THIS EVENING...THEN RAIN AFTER
MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

$$

ANZ541-050900-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
655 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. RAIN WITH A
CHANCE OF SLEET THIS EVENING...THEN RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.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...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.

$$

ANZ542-050900-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
655 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF
SLEET THIS EVENING...THEN RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG AFTER
MIDNIGHT WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ534-050900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
655 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 2 FT
LATE. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF SLEET THIS EVENING...THEN RAIN AFTER
MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 4 FT.

$$

ANZ543-050900-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
655 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. RAIN WITH A
CHANCE OF SLEET THIS EVENING...THEN RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.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...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 4 FT.

$$




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