Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
432 PM EDT WED MAR 22 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.

ANZ500-230800-
432 PM EDT WED MAR 22 2017

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

HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN BUILD FROM THE NORTH, SETTLING ACROSS THE
WATERS THURSDAY MORNING. THE HIGH WILL MOVE OFFSHORE THURSDAY NIGHT,
 ALLOWING A WARM FRONT TO LIFT THROUGH THE AREA ON FRIDAY. A LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM MAY APPROACH THE AREA SUNDAY. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES
 MAY BE NEEDED ON FRIDAY.

$$

ANZ535-230800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
432 PM EDT WED MAR 22 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT EARLY IN THE
EVENING. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ536-230800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
432 PM EDT WED MAR 22 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... DIMINISHING TO
5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ537-230800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
432 PM EDT WED MAR 22 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EDT THURSDAY...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES
5 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING TO
5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 4 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ530-230800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
432 PM EDT WED MAR 22 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT... BECOMING NW
5 TO 10 KT IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ531-230800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
432 PM EDT WED MAR 22 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES
4 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING TO
5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ538-230800-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
432 PM EDT WED MAR 22 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES
2 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... DIMINISHING TO
5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ539-230800-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
432 PM EDT WED MAR 22 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES
4 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING TO
5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW LATE. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ532-230800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
432 PM EDT WED MAR 22 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EDT THURSDAY...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES
4 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING TO
10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE LATE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ540-230800-
EASTERN BAY-
432 PM EDT WED MAR 22 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING TO
5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW LATE. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ533-230800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
432 PM EDT WED MAR 22 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EDT THURSDAY...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES
5 FT...EXCEPT AROUND 3 FT NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE CHOPTANK.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING TO
10 KT LATE. WAVES 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE LATE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ541-230800-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
432 PM EDT WED MAR 22 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EDT THURSDAY...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES
2 FT...EXCEPT AROUND 4 FT NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE CHOPTANK.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING TO
5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW LATE. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ542-230800-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
432 PM EDT WED MAR 22 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EDT THURSDAY...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES
1 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT EARLY IN THE
EVENING. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ534-230800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
432 PM EDT WED MAR 22 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EDT THURSDAY...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES
6 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING TO
20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES FLAT...BUILDING TO 2 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY
AFTER MIDNIGHT.

$$

ANZ543-230800-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
432 PM EDT WED MAR 22 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EDT THURSDAY...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING TO
5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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