Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
631 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

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.  WAVES FLAT WHERE WATERS ARE ICED OVER.

ANZ500-270900-
631 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE TIDAL POTOMAC AND MD PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...
LOW PRESSURE OVER SOUTHERN VIRGINIA WILL TRACK OFFSHORE AND RAPIDLY
INTENSIFY TONIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVERHEAD WEDNESDAY INTO
WEDNESDAY NIGHT. A CLIPPER SYSTEM WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA
THURSDAY NIGHT BEFORE HIGH PRESSURE RETURNS FRIDAY. A SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORY WILL LIKELY BE NEEDED FOR THE WATERS WEDNESDAY AND AGAIN ON
FRIDAY.

$$

ANZ535-270900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
631 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW
AND RAIN THIS EVENING...THEN SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT WITH VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

$$

ANZ536-270900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
631 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN
AND SNOW THIS EVENING...THEN SNOW LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT WITH VSBY
1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR
SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ537-270900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
631 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 5 FT. PATCHY FOG
THIS EVENING. RAIN THIS EVENING...THEN SNOW AND RAIN LIKELY AFTER
MIDNIGHT. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT. SNOW
AND RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR
SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ530-270900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
631 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
SNOW. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SNOW SHOWERS.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ531-270900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
631 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT. SNOW
AND RAIN THIS EVENING...THEN SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. SNOW
SHOWERS WITH SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
OR SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ538-270900-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
631 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SNOW. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SNOW SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

$$

ANZ539-270900-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
631 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT. RAIN
AND SNOW THIS EVENING...THEN SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. SNOW
SHOWERS WITH SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
OR SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ532-270900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
631 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 5 FT. RAIN
AND SNOW THIS EVENING...THEN SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 5 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW AND RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR
SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ540-270900-
EASTERN BAY-
631 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT. RAIN
AND SNOW THIS EVENING...THEN SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. SNOW
SHOWERS WITH SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR
SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ533-270900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
631 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 6 FT...
EXCEPT AROUND 5 FT NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE CHOPTANK. PATCHY FOG THIS
EVENING. SNOW AND RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT. SNOW
AND RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR
SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ541-270900-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
631 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 5 FT.
PATCHY FOG THIS EVENING. SNOW AND RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT. SNOW
AND RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR
SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ542-270900-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
631 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
PATCHY FOG THIS EVENING. RAIN AND SNOW THIS EVENING... THEN SNOW
AFTER MIDNIGHT. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SNOW
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
OR SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING LIGHT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

$$

ANZ534-270900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
631 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 7 FT.
PATCHY FOG THIS EVENING. RAIN THIS EVENING...THEN SNOW AND RAIN
LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 7 FT...SUBSIDING TO
5 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR
SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT. WAVES
3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT.

$$

ANZ543-270900-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
631 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT. PATCHY FOG
THIS EVENING. RAIN THIS EVENING...THEN SNOW AND RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT. SNOW
AND RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR
SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.

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