Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
432 PM EDT THU MAR 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.

ANZ500-270800-
432 PM EDT THU MAR 26 2015

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

A COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH THE WATERS TONIGHT. LOW PRESSURE WILL
DEVELOP ALONG THE BOUNDARY TO THE EAST FRIDAY AND THE LOW WILL MOVE
OUT TO SEA FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD
OVERHEAD SUNDAY BEFORE MOVING OFF TO THE EAST EARLY NEXT WEEK. A
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL LIKELY BE NEEDED FOR PORTIONS OF THE
WATERS FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT AND INTO SUNDAY.

$$

ANZ535-270800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
432 PM EDT THU MAR 26 2015

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

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
1 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP
TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

$$

ANZ536-270800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
432 PM EDT THU MAR 26 2015

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

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES
2 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 30 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ537-270800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
432 PM EDT THU MAR 26 2015

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

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES
2 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 2 FT...BUILDING TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ530-270800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
432 PM EDT THU MAR 26 2015

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

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES
2 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ531-270800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
432 PM EDT THU MAR 26 2015

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

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ538-270800-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
432 PM EDT THU MAR 26 2015

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

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES
1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING LIGHT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

$$

ANZ539-270800-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
432 PM EDT THU MAR 26 2015

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

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES
2 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ532-270800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
432 PM EDT THU MAR 26 2015

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

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ540-270800-
EASTERN BAY-
432 PM EDT THU MAR 26 2015

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

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES
2 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO
30 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ533-270800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
432 PM EDT THU MAR 26 2015

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

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES
4 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING TO
20 KT LATE. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 5 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN OR SNOW.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ541-270800-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
432 PM EDT THU MAR 26 2015

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

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES
2 FT...EXCEPT FLAT NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE LITTLE CHOPTANK.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING TO
20 KT LATE. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN OR SNOW.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ542-270800-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
432 PM EDT THU MAR 26 2015

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

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES
1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING TO
20 KT LATE. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ534-270800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
432 PM EDT THU MAR 26 2015

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

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES
5 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT... BECOMING NW
WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 4 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.FRI...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT. RAIN.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 5 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING...THEN BUILDING
TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ543-270800-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
432 PM EDT THU MAR 26 2015

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

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES
5 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT... BECOMING N
15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT LATE. WAVES 4 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT... INCREASING TO
35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING S 5 KT IN THE EVENING... INCREASING TO
10 TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT... BUILDING TO 3 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AROUND 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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