Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
931 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

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.

ANZ500-232100-
931 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

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

LOW PRESSURE OVER NORTH CAROLINA WILL TRACK NORTHEAST OFF THE
DELMARVA TONIGHT. WEAK HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE OVER THE WATERS
TUESDAY...FOLLOWED BY A COLD FRONT EARLY THURSDAY. SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORIES MAY NEED TO BE EXTENDED INTO TUESDAY NIGHT. IN ADDITION,
A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS LIKELY FOR THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY. GALES
WILL BE POSSIBLE DURING THIS TIME FOR A PORTION OF THE WATERS.

$$

ANZ535-232100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
931 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN
LIKELY. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT... INCREASING TO
25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ536-232100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
931 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT...
DIMINISHING TO 20 KT THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT
LATE. RAIN WITH ISOLATED TSTMS LATE THIS MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY
THIS AFTERNOON. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN
LIKELY. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ537-232100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
931 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT... DIMINISHING TO
10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO
2 FT LATE. RAIN LIKELY WITH ISOLATED TSTMS LATE THIS MORNING...THEN
A CHANCE OF RAIN THIS AFTERNOON. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. RAIN LIKELY. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ530-232100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
931 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT... BECOMING NE
15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT LATE. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN LIKELY. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM...DECREASING TO 1 NM OR LESS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ531-232100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
931 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 40 KT...
DIMINISHING TO 30 KT LATE. WAVES 4 FT. RAIN LIKELY. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM...
DECREASING TO 1 NM OR LESS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
RAIN LIKELY. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ538-232100-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
931 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT... BECOMING
NE 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT LATE. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN LIKELY. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM...DECREASING TO 1 NM OR LESS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN LIKELY. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ539-232100-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
931 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT... BECOMING
NE 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT LATE. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN LIKELY. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM...DECREASING TO 1 NM OR LESS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

$$

ANZ532-232100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
931 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT... BECOMING
NE 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT LATE. WAVES 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 FT
LATE. RAIN LIKELY. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ540-232100-
EASTERN BAY-
931 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT... BECOMING
NE 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT LATE. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN LIKELY. VSBY
1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ533-232100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
931 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT... DIMINISHING TO
15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO
3 FT LATE. NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE CHOPTANK... WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN
LIKELY WITH ISOLATED TSTMS LATE THIS MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY THIS
AFTERNOON. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN
LIKELY. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ541-232100-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
931 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT... DIMINISHING TO
15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FT. NEAR THE MOUTH
OF THE CHOPTANK...WAVES AROUND 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT LATE. RAIN
LIKELY WITH ISOLATED TSTMS LATE THIS MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY THIS
AFTERNOON. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN
LIKELY. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ542-232100-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
931 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT... DIMINISHING TO
10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN
LIKELY WITH ISOLATED TSTMS LATE THIS MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY THIS
AFTERNOON. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN
LIKELY. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT...BECOMING W
5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ534-232100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
931 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT...
DIMINISHING TO 20 KT THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT
LATE. RAIN LIKELY WITH ISOLATED TSTMS LATE THIS MORNING...THEN A
CHANCE OF RAIN THIS AFTERNOON. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS
TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN LIKELY. VSBY 1 NM OR
LESS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ543-232100-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
931 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT...
DIMINISHING TO 10 KT LATE. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN LIKELY WITH
ISOLATED TSTMS LATE THIS MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN THIS
AFTERNOON. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN LIKELY. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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