Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1030 PM EDT WED APR 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-
1030 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE TIDAL POTOMAC AND MD PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...
HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE GREAT LAKES WILL BUILD ACROSS THE REGION
OVERNIGHT AND THURSDAY BEFORE MOVING OFF THE EAST COAST THURSDAY
NIGHT. A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE AREA FRIDAY. A STRONGER COLD
FRONT IS EXPECTED TO CROSS THE AREA SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED FOR PORTIONS OF THE WATERS
FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY WHILE A GALE WARNING MAY BE NEEDED FOR THE
WATERS SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

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ANZ535-240800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
1030 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE LATE EVENING
AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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ANZ536-240800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
1030 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE LATE EVENING
AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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ANZ537-240800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
1030 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 KT LATE. GUSTS UP TO
25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE LATE EVENING
AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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ANZ530-240800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
1030 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF RAIN
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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ANZ531-240800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
1030 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

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ANZ538-240800-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
1030 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF RAIN
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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ANZ539-240800-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
1030 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
2 TO 3 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

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ANZ532-240800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
1030 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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ANZ540-240800-
EASTERN BAY-
1030 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

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ANZ533-240800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
1030 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE LATE EVENING
AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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ANZ541-240800-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
1030 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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ANZ542-240800-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
1030 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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ANZ534-240800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
1030 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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ANZ543-240800-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
1030 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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