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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1230 AM EST TUE JAN 27 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.

ANZ500-272100-
1230 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE TIDAL POTOMAC AND MD PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...
LOW PRESSURE OFFSHORE WILL RAPIDLY INTENSIFY AS IT TRACKS NORTHEAST
AWAY FROM THE DELMARVA TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL
BUILD OVERHEAD WEDNESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHT. A CLIPPER SYSTEM WILL
MOVE THROUGH THE AREA THURSDAY NIGHT BEFORE HIGH PRESSURE RETURNS
FRIDAY. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL LIKELY BE NEEDED FOR THE WATERS
WEDNESDAY AND AGAIN ON FRIDAY.

$$

ANZ535-272100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
1230 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

$$

ANZ536-272100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
1230 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW
LIKELY. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR
SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ537-272100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
1230 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 5 FT. SNOW AND
RAIN LIKELY. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT. SNOW
AND RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR
SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ530-272100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
1230 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SNOW.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SNOW SHOWERS.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ531-272100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
1230 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
SNOW. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. SNOW
SHOWERS WITH SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
OR SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ538-272100-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
1230 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SNOW. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SNOW SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

$$

ANZ539-272100-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
1230 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
SNOW. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. SNOW
SHOWERS WITH SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
OR SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ532-272100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
1230 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 5 FT. SNOW.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 5 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW AND RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR
SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ540-272100-
EASTERN BAY-
1230 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT. SNOW.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. SNOW
SHOWERS WITH SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR
SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ533-272100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
1230 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 6 FT. SNOW.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT. SNOW
AND RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR
SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ541-272100-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
1230 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 5 FT. SNOW.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT. SNOW
AND RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR
SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ542-272100-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
1230 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. SNOW. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SNOW
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
OR SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING LIGHT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

$$

ANZ534-272100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
1230 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 7 FT.
SNOW AND RAIN LIKELY. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 7 FT...SUBSIDING TO
5 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR
SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT. WAVES
3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT.

$$

ANZ543-272100-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
1230 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT. SNOW AND
RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT. SNOW
AND RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR
SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.

$$




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