Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Sterling, VA

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
000
FZUS51 KLWX 290325
CWFLWX

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1125 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 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.

ANZ500-290800-
1125 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

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

HIGH PRESSURE WILL GRADUALLY BUILD IN FROM THE WEST AS LOW PRESSURE
MOVES OUT TO SEA TONIGHT. THE HIGH WILL MOVE OVERHEAD SUNDAY. A COLD
FRONT WILL CROSS THE WATERS MONDAY. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL
LIKELY BE NEEDED SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING.

$$

ANZ535-290800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
1125 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT SUNDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.WED...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ536-290800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
1125 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT SUNDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ537-290800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
1125 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE LATE
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ530-290800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
1125 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SCATTERED FLURRIES LATE THIS EVENING.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING W 5 KT
LATE. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING W WITH
GUSTS TO 30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ531-290800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
1125 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
SCATTERED FLURRIES LATE THIS EVENING.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING W 5 TO
10 KT LATE. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING W WITH
GUSTS TO 30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ538-290800-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
1125 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING W 5 KT
LATE. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE LATE
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP
TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AROUND 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ539-290800-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
1125 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
SCATTERED FLURRIES LATE THIS EVENING.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT LATE. GUSTS UP
TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO
25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON
AND EVENING...THEN BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ532-290800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
1125 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP
TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ540-290800-
EASTERN BAY-
1125 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT LATE. GUSTS UP
TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO
25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ533-290800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
1125 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... BECOMING W 5 TO
10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO
25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ541-290800-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
1125 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT...
EXCEPT FLAT NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE LITTLE CHOPTANK.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO
25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING...THEN SUBSIDING TO
1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ542-290800-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
1125 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... BECOMING W 5 KT
LATE. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO
20 KT LATE. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ534-290800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
1125 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... DIMINISHING TO
5 TO 10 KT LATE. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ543-290800-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
1125 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$



USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.