Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
732 AM EDT WED MAY 24 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.

ANZ500-242000-
732 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

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

LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE AWAY FROM THE COAST TODAY. ANOTHER AREA OF
LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA THURSDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL
CROSS THE WATERS THURSDAY EVENING. HIGH PRESSURE WILL ARRIVE BY
SATURDAY. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES MAY BE NEEDED FOR PORTIONS OF THE
WATERS THURSDAY AND AGAIN ON FRIDAY.

$$

ANZ535-242000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
732 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

.TODAY...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THIS
MORNING.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ536-242000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
732 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

.TODAY...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THIS
MORNING. PATCHY FOG THIS MORNING WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ537-242000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
732 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 1 FT THIS AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN THIS MORNING.
PATCHY FOG THIS MORNING WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW 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 OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ530-242000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
732 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THIS
MORNING.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING SE 5 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ531-242000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
732 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ538-242000-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
732 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THIS
MORNING.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE MORNING. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ539-242000-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
732 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING S 5 TO
10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ532-242000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
732 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THIS
MORNING.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ540-242000-
EASTERN BAY-
732 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE LATE
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ533-242000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
732 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THIS
MORNING. PATCHY FOG THIS MORNING WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ541-242000-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
732 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THIS MORNING.
PATCHY FOG THIS MORNING WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ542-242000-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
732 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN
THIS MORNING. PATCHY FOG THIS MORNING WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ534-242000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
732 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING E 5 TO
10 KT THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT... SUBSIDING TO 1 FT THIS
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN THIS MORNING. PATCHY FOG THIS MORNING
WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ543-242000-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
732 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN THIS MORNING. PATCHY FOG THIS MORNING WITH VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$



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