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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
332 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

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.  WAVES FLAT WHERE WATERS ARE ICED OVER.

ANZ500-032300-
332 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

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

HIGH PRESSURE WILL PERSIST OVER THE WATERS THIS MORNING. A WARM
FRONT WILL LIFT THROUGH THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. A COLD
FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION WEDNESDAY FOLLOWED BY HIGH PRESSURE
FOR THURSDAY LASTING INTO THE WEEKEND.

$$

ANZ535-032300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
332 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN
LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

$$

ANZ536-032300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
332 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN
LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

$$

ANZ537-032300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
332 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN
LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT... BUILDING TO
3 FT IN THE EVENING...THEN SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ530-032300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
332 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW...SLEET AND FREEZING
RAIN LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN OR FREEZING
RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW
LIKELY.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ531-032300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
332 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. SNOW...SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN OR FREEZING
RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ538-032300-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
332 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW...SLEET AND FREEZING
RAIN LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN OR FREEZING RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ539-032300-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
332 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
SNOW...SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN AND FREEZING
RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ532-032300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
332 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN AND FREEZING
RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ540-032300-
EASTERN BAY-
332 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ533-032300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
332 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TODAY...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN
LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ541-032300-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
332 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ542-032300-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
332 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TODAY...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. FREEZING RAIN LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

$$

ANZ534-032300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
332 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 1 FT IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

$$

ANZ543-032300-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
332 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT...
BUILDING TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT...BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

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