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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
1232 AM EST Sat Dec 16 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.

ANZ500-162100-
1232 AM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

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

High pressure will build south of the waters through the weekend. A
backdoor cold front will approach from the north Sunday, then return
 north as a warm front Monday.

$$

ANZ535-162100-
Tidal Potomac from Key Bridge to Indian Head-
1232 AM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON EST TODAY THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

.Overnight...W winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the late morning
and afternoon. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.

$$

ANZ536-162100-
Tidal Potomac from Indian Head to Cobb Island-
1232 AM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON EST TODAY THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

.Overnight...W winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the late morning
and afternoon. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt until early morning...becoming
light. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ537-162100-
Tidal Potomac from Cobb Island to Smith Point-
1232 AM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

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

.Overnight...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers
through the day.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

$$

ANZ530-162100-
Chesapeake Bay north of Pooles Island-
1232 AM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

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

.Overnight...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming E late. Waves 1 ft or
less.
.SUN...SE winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.SUN NIGHT...SE winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TUE...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.WED...NW winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 kt after midnight.
Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ531-162100-
Chesapeake Bay from Pooles Island to Sandy Point-
1232 AM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

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

.Overnight...W winds 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming E late. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.WED...NW winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 kt after midnight.
Waves 1 to 2 ft.

$$

ANZ538-162100-
Patapsco River including Baltimore Harbor-
1232 AM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON EST TODAY THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

.Overnight...W winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SE late. Waves 1 ft or
less.
.SUN...SE winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.SUN NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TUE...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.WED...NW winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 kt after midnight.
Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ539-162100-
Chester River to Queenstown MD-
1232 AM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

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

.Overnight...W winds 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming E late. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...SE winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.SUN NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft or less...building to 2 ft
after midnight.
.WED...NW winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 kt after midnight.
Waves 1 to 2 ft.

$$

ANZ532-162100-
Chesapeake Bay from Sandy Point to North Beach-
1232 AM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

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

.Overnight...W winds 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming E late. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SUN...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...NW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming N 5 kt after midnight. Waves
1 ft.

$$

ANZ540-162100-
Eastern Bay-
1232 AM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

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

.Overnight...W winds 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming E late. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SUN...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.WED...NW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming N 5 kt after midnight. Waves
1 ft.

$$

ANZ533-162100-
Chesapeake Bay from North Beach to Drum Point-
1232 AM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

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

.Overnight...W winds 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SUN...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.WED...NW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming N 5 kt after midnight. Waves
1 to 2 ft.

$$

ANZ541-162100-
Choptank River to Cambridge MD and the Little Choptank River-
1232 AM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

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

.Overnight...W winds 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SE late. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SUN...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.WED...NW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming N 5 kt after midnight. Waves
1 to 2 ft.

$$

ANZ542-162100-
Patuxent River to Broomes Island MD-
1232 AM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON EST TODAY THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

.Overnight...W winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ534-162100-
Chesapeake Bay from Drum Point to Smith Point-
1232 AM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

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

.Overnight...NW winds 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt... diminishing
to 5 kt late. Waves 2 ft.
.SUN...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft...building to 3 ft after
midnight. A chance of showers through the day.
.WED...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.

$$

ANZ543-162100-
Tangier Sound and the inland waters surrounding Bloodsworth Island-
1232 AM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

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

.Overnight...NW winds 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.SAT...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt... diminishing
to 5 kt late. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SUN...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers
through the day.
.WED...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft...subsiding to 1 ft
after midnight.

$$



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