Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
649 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 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.

ANZ500-242000-
649 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

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

HIGH PRESSURE WILL DRIFT EAST TO BERMUDA THROUGH THIS EVENING. TWO
LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS WILL ENTER AND WEAKEN OVER THE MIDWEST SATURDAY
 AND MONDAY NIGHT. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES MAY BE NEEDED FOR PORTIONS
 OF THE WATERS SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT.

$$

ANZ535-242000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
649 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

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

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... INCREASING TO
15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT LATE. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT EARLY IN THE
EVENING. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY .

$$

ANZ536-242000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
649 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

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

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY .

$$

ANZ537-242000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
649 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

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

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY .

$$

ANZ530-242000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
649 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

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

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... DIMINISHING
TO 5 KT LATE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY .

$$

ANZ531-242000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
649 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

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

.TODAY...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... DIMINISHING
TO 5 KT LATE. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY .

$$

ANZ538-242000-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
649 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY .

$$

ANZ539-242000-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
649 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

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

.TODAY...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN...MAINLY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... DIMINISHING
TO 5 KT LATE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY .

$$

ANZ532-242000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
649 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

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

.TODAY...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY .

$$

ANZ540-242000-
EASTERN BAY-
649 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

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

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY .

$$

ANZ533-242000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
649 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

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

.TODAY...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY
IN THE MORNING.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY .

$$

ANZ541-242000-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
649 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

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

.TODAY...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY... MAINLY IN
THE MORNING.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY .

$$

ANZ542-242000-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
649 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

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

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY .

$$

ANZ534-242000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
649 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY
IN THE MORNING.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY .

$$

ANZ543-242000-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
649 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY
IN THE MORNING.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$



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