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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
334 PM EST Tue Jan 23 2018

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.

ANZ500-240900-
334 PM EST Tue Jan 23 2018

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

A cold front will cross the area today. High pressure will build
over the waters for the second half of the week. Small Craft
Advisories may need to be extended Wednesday night into Thursday.

$$

ANZ535-240900-
Tidal Potomac from Key Bridge to Indian Head-
334 PM EST Tue Jan 23 2018

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...W winds 15 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Waves
1 ft. Scattered showers.
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt early in the
evening. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the evening.
Waves 1 ft.
.THU...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.FRI...S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain through the
night.

$$

ANZ536-240900-
Tidal Potomac from Indian Head to Cobb Island-
334 PM EST Tue Jan 23 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...W winds 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves
2 ft. Scattered showers.
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt... diminishing to
5 kt late. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the evening.
Waves 1 ft.
.THU...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU NIGHT...E winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain through the
night.

$$

ANZ537-240900-
Tidal Potomac from Cobb Island to Smith Point-
334 PM EST Tue Jan 23 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...W winds 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves
3 ft. Scattered showers.
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt early in the
evening. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.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 2 ft.
.THU...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...S winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.SAT...S winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain through the
night.

$$

ANZ530-240900-
Chesapeake Bay north of Pooles Island-
334 PM EST Tue Jan 23 2018

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...W winds 15 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Waves
2 ft. Scattered showers.
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.WED...NW winds 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 ft.
.THU...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.SAT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain through the
night.

$$

ANZ531-240900-
Chesapeake Bay from Pooles Island to Sandy Point-
334 PM EST Tue Jan 23 2018

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...W winds 15 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Waves
3 ft. Scattered showers.
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.WED...NW winds 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.THU...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.SAT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of rain
through the night.

$$

ANZ538-240900-
Patapsco River including Baltimore Harbor-
334 PM EST Tue Jan 23 2018

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...W winds 15 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Waves
2 ft. Scattered showers.
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 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 ft.
.THU...NW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.FRI...S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.SAT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain through the
night.

$$

ANZ539-240900-
Chester River to Queenstown MD-
334 PM EST Tue Jan 23 2018

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...W winds 15 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Waves
3 ft. Scattered showers.
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.WED...NW winds 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.THU...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves flat.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.SAT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of rain
through the night.

$$

ANZ532-240900-
Chesapeake Bay from Sandy Point to North Beach-
334 PM EST Tue Jan 23 2018

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...W winds 15 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves
2 ft. Scattered showers.
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.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 2 ft.
.THU...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.SAT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of rain
through the night.

$$

ANZ540-240900-
Eastern Bay-
334 PM EST Tue Jan 23 2018

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...W winds 15 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves
2 ft. Scattered showers.
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.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 with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.SAT...S winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of rain through the
night.

$$

ANZ533-240900-
Chesapeake Bay from North Beach to Drum Point-
334 PM EST Tue Jan 23 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...W winds 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves
3 ft. Scattered showers.
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.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 2 ft.
.THU...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.SAT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft...building to 2 to 3 ft. A
chance of rain through the night.

$$

ANZ541-240900-
Choptank River to Cambridge MD and the Little Choptank River-
334 PM EST Tue Jan 23 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...W winds 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves
3 ft. Scattered showers.
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.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 2 ft.
.THU...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.SAT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain through the
night.

$$

ANZ542-240900-
Patuxent River to Broomes Island MD-
334 PM EST Tue Jan 23 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...W winds 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves
1 ft. Scattered showers.
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the evening.
Waves 1 ft.
.WED...NW winds 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU NIGHT...S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...S winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain through the
night.

$$

ANZ534-240900-
Chesapeake Bay from Drum Point to Smith Point-
334 PM EST Tue Jan 23 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...W winds 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves
3 ft. Scattered showers.
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt early in the
evening. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.WED...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 3 ft.
.THU...NW winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the
afternoon. Gusts up to 25 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.FRI...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft or less...building to 2 ft.
.SAT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A chance of rain
through the night.

$$

ANZ543-240900-
Tangier Sound and the inland waters surrounding Bloodsworth Island-
334 PM EST Tue Jan 23 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...W winds 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves
2 ft. Scattered showers.
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt early in the
evening. Waves 2 ft.
.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 2 ft.
.THU...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.SAT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft...building to 3 ft.

$$




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