Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
631 AM EST WED FEB 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.

ANZ500-222100-
631 AM EST WED FEB 22 2017

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

A WEAK DISTURBANCE WILL CROSS THE AREA TODAY. A STRONG COLD FRONT
WILL MOVE THROUGH THE WATERS SATURDAY. HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS OVER THE
 WATERS DURING THE EARLY PART OF NEXT WEEK. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY
WILL LIKELY BE NEEDED FOR THE WATERS FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY.

$$

ANZ535-222100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
631 AM EST WED FEB 22 2017

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE
DAY.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ536-222100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
631 AM EST WED FEB 22 2017

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY...
MAINLY THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE
DAY.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ537-222100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
631 AM EST WED FEB 22 2017

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...
MAINLY THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NW. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT.

$$

ANZ530-222100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
631 AM EST WED FEB 22 2017

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ531-222100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
631 AM EST WED FEB 22 2017

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT.

$$

ANZ538-222100-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
631 AM EST WED FEB 22 2017

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ539-222100-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
631 AM EST WED FEB 22 2017

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ532-222100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
631 AM EST WED FEB 22 2017

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS
MORNING.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ540-222100-
EASTERN BAY-
631 AM EST WED FEB 22 2017

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ533-222100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
631 AM EST WED FEB 22 2017

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...
MAINLY THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ541-222100-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
631 AM EST WED FEB 22 2017

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...
MAINLY THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ542-222100-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
631 AM EST WED FEB 22 2017

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY...
MAINLY THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ534-222100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
631 AM EST WED FEB 22 2017

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...
MAINLY THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NW. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

$$

ANZ543-222100-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
631 AM EST WED FEB 22 2017

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS...MAINLY THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FT.

$$




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