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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
132 PM EDT Mon Oct 23 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.

ANZ500-240800-
132 PM EDT Mon Oct 23 2017

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

A cold front will cross the waters tonight, followed by a secondary
cold front Wednesday. High pressure will return late in the week.

$$

ANZ535-240800-
Tidal Potomac from Key Bridge to Indian Head-
132 PM EDT Mon Oct 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves
1 ft.
.TONIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt... increasing to
35 kt after midnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Showers. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TUE...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers. Patchy
fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...W winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.FRI...S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ536-240800-
Tidal Potomac from Indian Head to Cobb Island-
132 PM EDT Mon Oct 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SE winds 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to
2 ft.
.TONIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt... increasing to
35 kt after midnight. Waves 2 ft. Showers. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TUE...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers.
Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...W winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.THU...S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ537-240800-
Tidal Potomac from Cobb Island to Smith Point-
132 PM EDT Mon Oct 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SE winds 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 to
3 ft.
.TONIGHT...S winds 20 to 25 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt... increasing to
40 kt after midnight. Waves 4 ft. Showers. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TUE...S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 3 ft. Showers
likely. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming NW 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 3 ft... subsiding to 1 ft after
midnight.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to
2 ft.
.THU...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft... subsiding to flat
after midnight.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ530-240800-
Chesapeake Bay north of Pooles Island-
132 PM EDT Mon Oct 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...S winds 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt late. Waves 1 ft.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt... increasing to
35 kt after midnight. Waves 2 ft. Showers. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TUE...S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
Showers likely. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming NW after midnight. Waves
1 to 2 ft.
.WED...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.

$$

ANZ531-240800-
Chesapeake Bay from Pooles Island to Sandy Point-
132 PM EDT Mon Oct 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves
1 to 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt... increasing to
35 kt after midnight. Waves 3 ft. Showers. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TUE...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt... diminishing to
20 kt in the late morning and afternoon. Waves 4 ft...subsiding to
2 ft in the afternoon. Showers likely. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming NW after midnight.
Gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.WED...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.

$$

ANZ538-240800-
Patapsco River including Baltimore Harbor-
132 PM EDT Mon Oct 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt late.
Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt... increasing to
35 kt after midnight. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Showers. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TUE...S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 3 ft...
subsiding to 1 ft in the afternoon. A chance of showers. Patchy fog.
Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...SW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming light. Waves 1 ft or less.
.FRI...S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.

$$

ANZ539-240800-
Chester River to Queenstown MD-
132 PM EDT Mon Oct 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves
1 to 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt... increasing to
35 kt after midnight. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Showers. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TUE...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt... diminishing to
20 kt in the late morning and afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Showers
likely. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming NW after midnight.
Gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.WED...NW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.

$$

ANZ532-240800-
Chesapeake Bay from Sandy Point to North Beach-
132 PM EDT Mon Oct 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt late.
Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.TONIGHT...S winds 20 to 25 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt... increasing to
40 kt after midnight. Waves 4 ft. Showers. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TUE...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt... diminishing to
20 kt in the afternoon. Waves 5 ft...subsiding to 3 ft in the
afternoon. Showers likely. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming NW after midnight.
Gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 3 ft...subsiding to 1 ft after midnight.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ540-240800-
Eastern Bay-
132 PM EDT Mon Oct 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves
1 to 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...S winds 20 to 25 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt... increasing to
35 kt after midnight. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Showers. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TUE...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt... diminishing to
20 kt in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Showers likely. Patchy fog.
Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming NW after midnight.
Gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.WED...NW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.

$$

ANZ533-240800-
Chesapeake Bay from North Beach to Drum Point-
132 PM EDT Mon Oct 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SE winds 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 to
3 ft.
.TONIGHT...S winds 20 to 25 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt... increasing to
40 kt after midnight. Waves 4 ft. Showers. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TUE...S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 5 ft...
subsiding to 3 ft in the afternoon. Showers likely. Patchy fog. Vsby
1 to 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming NW after midnight.
Gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft... subsiding to flat
after midnight.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

$$

ANZ541-240800-
Choptank River to Cambridge MD and the Little Choptank River-
132 PM EDT Mon Oct 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt late.
Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...S winds 20 to 25 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt... increasing to
40 kt after midnight. Waves 3 ft. Showers. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TUE...S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 3 ft. Showers
likely. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming NW 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft... subsiding to flat
after midnight.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ542-240800-
Patuxent River to Broomes Island MD-
132 PM EDT Mon Oct 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SE winds 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TONIGHT...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt... increasing to
35 kt after midnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Showers. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TUE...S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers
likely. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ534-240800-
Chesapeake Bay from Drum Point to Smith Point-
132 PM EDT Mon Oct 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves
2 ft...building to 4 ft late.
.TONIGHT...S winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 40 kt. Waves 5 ft.
Showers. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TUE...S winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Waves 5 ft. Showers
likely. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt...becoming NW
10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt after midnight. Waves 4 ft...
subsiding to 2 ft after midnight.
.WED...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to
2 ft.
.THU...NW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming SW 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 to
3 ft...subsiding to 1 ft.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

$$

ANZ543-240800-
Tangier Sound and the inland waters surrounding Bloodsworth Island-
132 PM EDT Mon Oct 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SE winds 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...S winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 40 kt. Waves 3 ft.
Showers. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TUE...S winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Waves 3 ft. Showers
likely. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt...becoming W
10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt after midnight. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.WED...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to
2 ft.
.THU...NW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming SW 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to
2 ft.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

$$




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