Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1032 AM EDT THU MAY 25 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.

ANZ500-252000-
1032 AM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

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

LOW PRESSURE AND ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA
THIS EVENING. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVERHEAD FRIDAY THROUGH
FRIDAY NIGHT BEFORE MOVING OFF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST SATURDAY. A
WARM FRONT WILL STALL OUT NEAR THE WATERS LATER SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
BEFORE A STRONGER COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT.

$$

ANZ535-252000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
1032 AM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. AREAS OF DRIZZLE LATE
THIS MORNING, THEN NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED TSTMS THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED 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 AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...E 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.
.MON...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

$$

ANZ536-252000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
1032 AM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...SW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED TSTMS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE LATE MORNING
AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

$$

ANZ537-252000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
1032 AM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED TSTMS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

$$

ANZ530-252000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
1032 AM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...SE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. AREAS OF DRIZZLE LATE
THIS MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SCATTERED TSTMS THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED TSTMS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

$$

ANZ531-252000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
1032 AM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. AREAS OF DRIZZLE
LATE THIS MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SCATTERED TSTMS THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED TSTMS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT... INCREASING TO 25 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. 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...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

$$

ANZ538-252000-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
1032 AM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. AREAS OF DRIZZLE
LATE THIS MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SCATTERED TSTMS THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED 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...DIMINISHING
TO 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

$$

ANZ539-252000-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
1032 AM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. AREAS OF DRIZZLE LATE
THIS MORNING, THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
TSTMS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT... INCREASING TO 25 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. 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...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

$$

ANZ532-252000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
1032 AM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT. AREAS OF DRIZZLE LATE THIS MORNING, THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED TSTMS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

$$

ANZ540-252000-
EASTERN BAY-
1032 AM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. AREAS OF DRIZZLE LATE THIS MORNING, THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED TSTMS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

$$

ANZ533-252000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
1032 AM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED TSTMS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE LATE MORNING
AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

$$

ANZ541-252000-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
1032 AM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED TSTMS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

$$

ANZ542-252000-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
1032 AM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED TSTMS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 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 AND
TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

$$

ANZ534-252000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
1032 AM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED TSTMS.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT OR
LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

$$

ANZ543-252000-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
1032 AM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED TSTMS.
.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...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

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