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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
332 AM EST MON JAN 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.

ANZ500-232300-
332 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

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

LOW PRESSURE WILL IMPACT THE WATERS TODAY AND TONIGHT. WEAK HIGH
PRESSURE WILL MOVE OVER THE WATERS TUESDAY...THEN A COLD FRONT WILL
CROSS THE AREA EARLY THURSDAY. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES MAY NEED TO BE
EXTENDED INTO TUESDAY NIGHT. IN ADDITION, A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS
LIKELY FOR THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY. GALES WILL BE POSSIBLE DURING THIS
TIME FOR A PORTION OF THE WATERS.

$$

ANZ535-232300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
332 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES
2 FT. RAIN. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TODAY...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO
15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN
LIKELY.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ536-232300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
332 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES
3 FT. RAIN. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TODAY...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT... DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN. VSBY 1 NM OR
LESS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN
LIKELY.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ537-232300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
332 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES
4 FT. RAIN. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TODAY...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT... DIMINISHING TO
5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 6 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

$$

ANZ530-232300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
332 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. WAVES
3 FT. RAIN. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TODAY...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT...BECOMING NE 15 KT
WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT LATE. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ531-232300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
332 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 45 KT. WAVES
4 FT. RAIN. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TODAY...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 45 KT. WAVES 4 FT. RAIN.
VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ538-232300-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
332 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. WAVES
3 FT. RAIN. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TODAY...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT...BECOMING NE 15 KT
WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT LATE. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ539-232300-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
332 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. WAVES
3 FT. RAIN. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TODAY...E WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 45 KT...BECOMING NE 15 TO
20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN. VSBY
1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

$$

ANZ532-232300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
332 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. WAVES
4 FT. RAIN. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TODAY...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO
15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT LATE. WAVES 5 FT... SUBSIDING TO 3 FT IN
THE AFTERNOON. RAIN. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ540-232300-
EASTERN BAY-
332 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. WAVES
3 FT. RAIN. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TODAY...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO
15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT LATE. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ533-232300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
332 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. WAVES
4 FT. RAIN. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TODAY...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT... DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 5 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN
LIKELY.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ541-232300-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
332 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. WAVES
3 FT. RAIN. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TODAY...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT... DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 4 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN
LIKELY.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

$$

ANZ542-232300-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
332 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES
2 FT. RAIN. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TODAY...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT... DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN
LIKELY.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT...BECOMING W
5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ534-232300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
332 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. WAVES
4 FT. RAIN. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TODAY...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT... DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 5 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS
TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

$$

ANZ543-232300-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
332 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. WAVES
3 FT. RAIN. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TODAY...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT... DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
RAIN. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

$$



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