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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
330 PM EST SAT JAN 31 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.

ANZ500-010900-
330 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE TIDAL POTOMAC AND MD PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE WATERS THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY. LOW
PRESSURE IS EXPECTED TO IMPACT THE WATERS SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY.
SMALL CRAFT CONDITIONS WILL BE LIKELY MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT. GALES
WILL BE POSSIBLE ON MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

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ANZ535-010900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
330 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

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

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN...SLEET
AND SNOW. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN WITH SNOW
LIKELY.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO
25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ536-010900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
330 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

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

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF
SNOW.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO
25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ537-010900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
330 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

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

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT EARLY IN THE
EVENING. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING NW 20 TO
25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FT...BUILDING TO
4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AROUND 5 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING S. WAVES 3 FT... SUBSIDING TO 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ530-010900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
330 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

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

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SLEET.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN WITH SNOW
LIKELY.
.MON...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN WITH SNOW LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH THE
NIGHT.

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ANZ531-010900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
330 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

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

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SLEET.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH SNOW LIKELY.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO
25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT... BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH THE
NIGHT.

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ANZ538-010900-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
330 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

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

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SLEET. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN WITH SNOW
LIKELY.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO
25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH THE
NIGHT.

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ANZ539-010900-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
330 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

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

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SLEET.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN WITH SNOW
LIKELY.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO
25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ532-010900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
330 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

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

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SLEET.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF
SNOW.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT... BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ540-010900-
EASTERN BAY-
330 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

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

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SLEET.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF
SNOW.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 KT IN THE AFTERNOON...
THEN BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ533-010900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
330 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

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

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SLEET.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE
OF SNOW.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO
30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AROUND 5 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING S. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ541-010900-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
330 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

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

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN WITH A
CHANCE OF SNOW.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FT... BUILDING TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AROUND 5 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING S. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ542-010900-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
330 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

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

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ534-010900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
330 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

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

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
RAIN.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING NW 20 TO
25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.

$$

ANZ543-010900-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
330 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

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

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. RAIN.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT
WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 40 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 4 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.

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