Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
931 AM EST WED JAN 18 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.

ANZ500-182100-
931 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017

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

A COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH THE AREA EARLY THIS MORNING, FOLLOWED
BY HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING OVERHEAD LATER THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY. A WARM FRONT WILL THEN APPROACH THE REGION FRIDAY AND
REMAIN NEARBY SATURDAY, WITH AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE AFFECTING THE
WATERS SUNDAY INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES MAY BE
NEEDED SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY.

$$

ANZ535-182100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
931 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017

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

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
NIGHT.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.

$$

ANZ536-182100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
931 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017

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

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF RAIN
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.

$$

ANZ537-182100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
931 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017

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

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
NIGHT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.

$$

ANZ530-182100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
931 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017

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

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SAT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
NIGHT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.

$$

ANZ531-182100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
931 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017

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

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING WITH VSBY
1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
NIGHT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.

$$

ANZ538-182100-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
931 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017

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

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
NIGHT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.

$$

ANZ539-182100-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
931 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017

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

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING. PATCHY FOG LATE
THIS MORNING WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
NIGHT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.

$$

ANZ532-182100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
931 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017

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

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
NIGHT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.

$$

ANZ540-182100-
EASTERN BAY-
931 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017

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

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING. PATCHY FOG LATE THIS
MORNING WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
NIGHT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.

$$

ANZ533-182100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
931 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017

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

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
NIGHT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.

$$

ANZ541-182100-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
931 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017

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

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING. PATCHY FOG LATE THIS
MORNING WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
NIGHT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.

$$

ANZ542-182100-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
931 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017

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

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
NIGHT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.

$$

ANZ534-182100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
931 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017

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

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING. PATCHY FOG
LATE THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF RAIN
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.

$$

ANZ543-182100-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
931 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017

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

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
NIGHT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.

$$




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