Coastal Waters Forecast
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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Wakefield VA
630 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

Virginia Portion of the Chesapeake Bay...Currituck Sound and Atlantic
Coastal Waters from Fenwick Island DE to Currituck Beach Light NC out
20 nautical miles

ANZ600-171915-
630 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

.Synopsis for Fenwick Island DE to Currituck Beach Light NC out
20 nautical miles Including Virginia Portion of the Chesapeake Bay
Currituck Sound and Portions of the James, York,
and Rappahannock rivers...

A cold front crosses the area this morning with low pressure  moving
northeast along the coast this afternoon and tonight. A  second
surge of arctic air pushes across the area tonight into  Thursday
before temperatures moderate into this weekend.

$$

ANZ630-171915-
Chesapeake Bay from Smith Point to Windmill Point VA-
630 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

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

.TODAY...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt late this
morning. Waves 2 to 3 ft...building to 3 to 4 ft this late
morning and afternoon. A chance of snow.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 3 to 4 ft. A chance of
snow early in the evening.
.THU...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft... subsiding to 1 to
2 ft in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.

$$

ANZ631-171915-
Chesapeake Bay from Windmill Point to New Point Comfort VA-
630 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

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

.TODAY...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt late this
morning. Waves 2 to 3 ft...building to 3 to 4 ft this late
morning and afternoon. A chance of snow this morning, then snow
likely this afternoon.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 20 kt. Waves 3 to 4 ft. A chance of snow
early in the evening.
.THU...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 3 to 4 ft... subsiding to 1 to
2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.

$$

ANZ632-171915-
Chesapeake Bay from New Point Comfort to Little Creek VA-
630 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

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

.TODAY...N winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt this
late morning and afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft... building to 3 to
4 ft this late morning and afternoon. A chance of snow this
morning. A slight chance of rain late this morning, then snow
this afternoon.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Waves 3 to 4 ft. Snow early in
the evening, then a chance of snow late in the evening.
.THU...NW winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the late
morning and afternoon. Waves 3 to 4 ft... subsiding to 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.

$$

ANZ634-171915-
Chesapeake Bay from Little Creek VA to Cape Henry VA including
the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel-
630 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

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

.TODAY...N winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt this
late morning and afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft... building to 3 to
4 ft this late morning and afternoon. A chance of snow and rain
this morning. A slight chance of rain early this afternoon. Snow
this afternoon.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt. Waves
around 4 ft. Snow early in the evening, then a chance of snow
late in the evening.
.THU...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 3 to 4 ft... subsiding to 2 to
3 ft in the late morning and afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

$$

ANZ650-171915-
Coastal waters from Fenwick Island DE to Chincoteague VA out
20 nm-
630 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

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

.TODAY...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft with a dominant
period of 10 seconds...building to 5 to 6 ft with a dominant
period of 10 seconds this late morning and afternoon. A chance of
rain early this morning. A chance of snow.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt. Seas
5 to 6 ft with a dominant period of 10 seconds. A chance of snow
early in the evening.
.THU...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt...becoming
W 15 to 20 kt with gusts to around 30 kt in the late morning and
afternoon. Seas 5 to 6 ft... subsiding to 3 to 4 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft... subsiding to
2 to 3 ft after midnight.
.FRI...W winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.

$$

ANZ652-171915-
Coastal waters from Chincoteague to Parramore Island VA out 20 nm-
630 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

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

.TODAY...NW winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt this
late morning and afternoon. Seas 4 to 5 ft with a dominant period
of 11 seconds...building to 5 to 6 ft with a dominant period of
11 seconds this late morning and afternoon. A slight chance of
snow early this morning. A slight chance of rain this morning. A
chance of snow this late morning and afternoon.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt. Seas
5 to 6 ft with a dominant period of 11 seconds. A chance of snow
in the evening.
.THU...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt...becoming
W 15 to 20 kt with gusts to around 30 kt in the late morning and
afternoon. Seas 5 to 6 ft... subsiding to 3 to 4 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft... subsiding to
2 to 3 ft after midnight.
.FRI...SW winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.

$$

ANZ654-171915-
Coastal waters from Parramore Island to Cape Charles Light VA out
20 nm-
630 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

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

.TODAY...N winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt with
gusts to around 30 kt this late morning and afternoon. Seas 4 to
5 ft with a dominant period of 10 seconds...building to 5 to 7 ft
with a dominant period of 10 seconds. A chance of snow with a
slight chance of rain this morning, then snow likely this
afternoon.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt. Seas
5 to 7 ft with a dominant period of 8 seconds. Snow likely early
in the evening, then a chance of snow late in the evening.
.THU...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt...becoming
W 15 to 20 kt with gusts to around 30 kt in the late morning and
afternoon. Seas 5 to 6 ft... subsiding to 3 to 4 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft... subsiding to
2 to 3 ft after midnight.
.FRI...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt
after midnight. Seas around 2 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.

$$

ANZ656-171915-
Coastal Waters from Cape Charles Light to Virginia-
North Carolina border out to 20 nm-
630 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

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

.TODAY...N winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt with
gusts to around 30 kt this late morning and afternoon. Seas 4 to
5 ft with a dominant period of 10 seconds...building to 5 to 7 ft
with a dominant period of 10 seconds. A chance of snow this
morning. A chance of rain. Snow likely this afternoon.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt. Seas
5 to 7 ft with a dominant period of 7 seconds. Snow early in the
evening, then a chance of snow in the late evening and early
morning. Vsby 1 to 3 NM early in the evening.
.THU...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt...becoming
W 15 to 20 kt with gusts to around 30 kt in the late morning and
afternoon. Seas 5 to 6 ft... subsiding to 3 to 4 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft... subsiding to 2 to
3 ft after midnight.
.FRI...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.

$$

ANZ658-171915-
Coastal waters from NC VA border to Currituck Beach Light NC out
20 nm-
630 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

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

.TODAY...N winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt with
gusts to around 30 kt this late morning and afternoon. Seas 4 to
5 ft with a dominant period of 10 seconds...building to 6 to 7 ft
with a dominant period of 10 seconds. A slight chance of rain and
snow late this morning. A chance of rain and snow this afternoon.
.TONIGHT...N winds 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt. Seas 6 to
7 ft with a dominant period of 7 seconds...building to 6 to 8 ft
with a dominant period of 7 seconds after midnight, then
subsiding to 6 to 7 ft with a dominant period of 7 seconds late.
Snow in the evening. A chance of snow after midnight. Vsby 1 to
3 NM early in the evening.
.THU...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt...becoming
W 15 to 20 kt with gusts to around 30 kt in the late morning and
afternoon. Seas 5 to 6 ft... subsiding to 3 to 4 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft... subsiding to 2 to
3 ft late.
.FRI...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.

$$

ANZ633-171915-
Currituck Sound-
630 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM EST THIS MORNING
THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...N winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt. Waves
1 to 2 ft. A slight chance of rain and snow this morning, then
snow likely with a chance of rain this afternoon.
.TONIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to around 30 kt...
increasing to 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt after
midnight, then becoming NW 15 to 20 kt late. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Snow, mainly in the evening. Vsby 1 to 3 NM early in the evening.
.THU...NW winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.

$$

ANZ635-171915-
Rappahannock River from Urbanna to Windmill Point-
630 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

.TODAY...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of snow
early this morning, then snow likely this late morning and
afternoon.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of
snow early in the evening.
.THU...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...SW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.

$$

ANZ636-171915-
York River-
630 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

.TODAY...N winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt this late
morning and afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of snow early
this morning, then snow this late morning and afternoon.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt late.
Waves 1 to 2 ft. Snow early in the evening.
.THU...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...SW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN...SW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.

$$

ANZ637-171915-
James River from Jamestown to the James River Bridge-
630 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

.TODAY...N winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt this late
morning and afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of snow early
this morning, then snow this late morning and afternoon.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Snow early in
the evening.
.THU...W winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.

$$

ANZ638-171915-
James River from James River Bridge to Hampton Roads Bridge-
Tunnel-
630 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM EST THIS MORNING
THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...N winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt. Waves
1 to 2 ft...building to 2 to 3 ft this late morning and
afternoon. A chance of snow and rain this morning, then snow with
a slight chance of rain this afternoon.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Snow early in
the evening, then a chance of snow late in the evening.
.THU...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft... subsiding to 1 to
2 ft in the late morning and afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.

$$



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