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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
632 AM EST MON MAR 2 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.

ANZ500-022100-
632 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

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

A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE REGION THIS MORNING. HIGH PRESSURE WILL
RETURN MONDAY BEFORE A SLOW MOVING FRONTAL SYSTEM IMPACTS THE WATERS
TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES ARE POSSIBLE
TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY...AND AGAIN LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO
THURSDAY.

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ANZ535-022100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
632 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT LATE THIS MORNING
AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN OR SNOW
LIKELY.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY THROUGH
THE DAY.
.FRI...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ536-022100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
632 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT LATE THIS MORNING AND
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN...
SNOW AND SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN OR SNOW.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY THROUGH
THE DAY.
.FRI...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ537-022100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
632 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT LATE THIS MORNING
AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO
20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN OR SNOW.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT. RAIN OR
SNOW LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE EVENING...THEN SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

$$

ANZ530-022100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
632 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN OR FREEZING RAIN.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW OR RAIN LIKELY.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ531-022100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
632 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT LATE THIS MORNING
AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND
SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. RAIN OR FREEZING RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW OR RAIN.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FT.
SNOW LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ538-022100-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
632 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN OR FREEZING RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW OR RAIN.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW OR RAIN LIKELY THROUGH
THE DAY.
.FRI...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ539-022100-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
632 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT LATE THIS MORNING
AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN OR FREEZING
RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN OR SNOW.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SNOW OR RAIN LIKELY
THROUGH THE DAY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ532-022100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
632 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT LATE THIS MORNING
AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT LATE.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND
SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. RAIN OR FREEZING RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE MORNING. WAVES
1 FT. SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN OR SNOW.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SNOW LIKELY THROUGH
THE DAY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ540-022100-
EASTERN BAY-
632 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT LATE THIS MORNING
AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND
SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN OR FREEZING RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE MORNING. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN OR SNOW.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SNOW OR RAIN LIKELY
THROUGH THE DAY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ533-022100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
632 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT LATE THIS MORNING
AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT LATE. NEAR THE MOUTH
OF THE CHOPTANK...WAVES AROUND 1 FT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
RAIN OR FREEZING RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. RAIN OR SNOW.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SNOW OR RAIN LIKELY
THROUGH THE DAY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ541-022100-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
632 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. RAIN OR FREEZING RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE MORNING. WAVES
2 FT. SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN OR SNOW.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN
OR SNOW LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ542-022100-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
632 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT LATE THIS MORNING
AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN OR SNOW.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY THROUGH
THE DAY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ534-022100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
632 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT LATE THIS MORNING
AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND
SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS
TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN OR SNOW.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY THROUGH
THE DAY.
.FRI...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING SW. WAVES 3 FT... SUBSIDING TO 1 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON...THEN BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FT.

$$

ANZ543-022100-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
632 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT LATE THIS MORNING
AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS
MORNING.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND
SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO
20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FT. SNOW OR RAIN.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT. RAIN OR
SNOW LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT...BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FT.

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