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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
331 AM EST MON DEC 5 2016

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.

ANZ500-052300-
331 AM EST MON DEC 5 2016

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

HIGH PRESSURE WILL RETURN BRIEFLY ON TODAY...FOLLOWED BY A LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM TUESDAY INTO TUESDAY NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN
PASS OVER THE WATERS WEDNESDAY BEFORE A POTENT COLD FRONT MOVES
THROUGH THURSDAY INTO THURSDAY NIGHT. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES ARE
POSSIBLE TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY. A GALE WARNING MAY BE NEEDED
FOR THE WATERS THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY.

$$

ANZ535-052300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
331 AM EST MON DEC 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
PATCHY FOG.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN AND SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ536-052300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
331 AM EST MON DEC 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
PATCHY FOG.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ537-052300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
331 AM EST MON DEC 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST EARLY THIS
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT. RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
RAIN AND SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT... BUILDING TO 3 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.

$$

ANZ530-052300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
331 AM EST MON DEC 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
PATCHY FOG.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN AND SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ531-052300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
331 AM EST MON DEC 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST EARLY THIS
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT. RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN AND SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT... BUILDING TO 3 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

$$

ANZ538-052300-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
331 AM EST MON DEC 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
PATCHY FOG.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN AND SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ539-052300-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
331 AM EST MON DEC 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST EARLY THIS
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT. RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN AND SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT... BUILDING TO 3 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

$$

ANZ532-052300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
331 AM EST MON DEC 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST EARLY THIS
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT. RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN AND SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

$$

ANZ540-052300-
EASTERN BAY-
331 AM EST MON DEC 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST EARLY THIS
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT. RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN AND
SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

$$

ANZ533-052300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
331 AM EST MON DEC 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST EARLY THIS
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT. RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN AND SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT... BUILDING TO 3 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

$$

ANZ541-052300-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
331 AM EST MON DEC 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST EARLY THIS
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT. RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN AND
SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT... BUILDING TO 3 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

$$

ANZ542-052300-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
331 AM EST MON DEC 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
PATCHY FOG.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN AND SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ534-052300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
331 AM EST MON DEC 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST EARLY THIS
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT. RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN AND SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT... BUILDING TO 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.

$$

ANZ543-052300-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
331 AM EST MON DEC 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST EARLY THIS
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT. RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN AND SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT...BUILDING TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.

$$




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