Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
732 AM EDT SUN MAR 29 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.

ANZ500-292000-
732 AM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

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

HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE WEST AS LOW PRESSURE CONTINUES
TO MOVE OUT TO SEA EARLY THIS MORNING. THE HIGH WILL MOVE OVERHEAD
LATER TODAY. A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE WATERS MON. THE SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORY IN EFFECT MON MAY NEED TO BE EXTENDED INTO MON NIGHT. SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORIES ARE ALSO POSSIBLE ON TUE AND THU.

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ANZ535-292000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
732 AM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EDT THIS MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT EARLY THIS MORNING.
WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ536-292000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
732 AM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EDT THIS MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT THIS MORNING. WAVES
1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ537-292000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
732 AM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EDT TODAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT UNTIL LATE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT LATE.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ530-292000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
732 AM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EDT TODAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL LATE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE LATE
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ531-292000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
732 AM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EDT TODAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL LATE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ538-292000-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
732 AM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EDT TODAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING W 5 KT
LATE. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE LATE
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ539-292000-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
732 AM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EDT TODAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL LATE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE LATE
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ532-292000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
732 AM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EDT TODAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ540-292000-
EASTERN BAY-
732 AM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EDT TODAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT UNTIL LATE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ533-292000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
732 AM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT UNTIL LATE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ541-292000-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
732 AM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT UNTIL LATE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...EXCEPT FLAT NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE
LITTLE CHOPTANK.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ542-292000-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
732 AM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EDT TODAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... BECOMING W 5 KT
LATE. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ534-292000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
732 AM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... DIMINISHING TO
10 KT LATE. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT LATE.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 KT LATE. GUSTS UP TO
30 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO
1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ543-292000-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
732 AM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT UNTIL LATE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT LATE.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT...
BUILDING TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

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