Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
430 PM EDT TUE SEP 23 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.

ANZ500-240800-
430 PM EDT TUE SEP 23 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE TIDAL POTOMAC AND MD PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH TONIGHT BEFORE
SETTLING OVER NEW ENGLAND WEDNESDAY. A COASTAL UPPER LEVEL LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL APPROACH FROM THE SOUTH WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY.
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES WILL BE POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

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ANZ535-240800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
430 PM EDT TUE SEP 23 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.THU...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

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ANZ536-240800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
430 PM EDT TUE SEP 23 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ537-240800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
430 PM EDT TUE SEP 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT... INCREASING TO
25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ530-240800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
430 PM EDT TUE SEP 23 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ531-240800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
430 PM EDT TUE SEP 23 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ538-240800-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
430 PM EDT TUE SEP 23 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

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ANZ539-240800-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
430 PM EDT TUE SEP 23 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS.
.THU...NE WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ532-240800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
430 PM EDT TUE SEP 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS.
.THU...N WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ540-240800-
EASTERN BAY-
430 PM EDT TUE SEP 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE LATE MORNING AND
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS.
.THU...NE WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ533-240800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
430 PM EDT TUE SEP 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT... INCREASING TO
25 KT LATE. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
SHOWERS.
.THU...N WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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ANZ541-240800-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
430 PM EDT TUE SEP 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ542-240800-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
430 PM EDT TUE SEP 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.THU...N WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ534-240800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
430 PM EDT TUE SEP 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT... INCREASING TO
25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT.

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ANZ543-240800-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
430 PM EDT TUE SEP 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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