Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
631 AM EST SAT DEC 20 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.

ANZ500-202100-
631 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE TIDAL POTOMAC AND MD PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL PERSIST OVER THE REGION THROUGH THE WEEKEND.
COASTAL LOW PRESSURE IS EXPECTED TO MOVE UP THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST
LATE MONDAY. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH THE WATERS LATE
WEDNESDAY. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS LIKELY WEDNESDAY THROUGH
THURSDAY.

$$

ANZ535-202100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
631 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TODAY...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF RAIN
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY.


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ANZ536-202100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
631 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TODAY...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF SNOW.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY
THROUGH THE DAY.

$$

ANZ537-202100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
631 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TODAY...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN
LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY.

$$

ANZ530-202100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
631 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TODAY...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ531-202100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
631 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TODAY...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ538-202100-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
631 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TODAY...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.MON...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ539-202100-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
631 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TODAY...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ532-202100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
631 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TODAY...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ540-202100-
EASTERN BAY-
631 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TODAY...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN
LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.


$$

ANZ533-202100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
631 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TODAY...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN LIKELY
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ541-202100-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
631 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TODAY...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING
TO 3 FT. RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ542-202100-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
631 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TODAY...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY
THROUGH THE DAY.

$$

ANZ534-202100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
631 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TODAY...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN
LIKELY.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF RAIN THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN LIKELY
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ543-202100-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
631 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN LIKELY
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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