Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1030 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

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.

ANZ500-172000-
1030 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE TIDAL POTOMAC AND MD PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVERHEAD TODAY BEFORE A WEAK COLD FRONT
MOVES THROUGH TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL RETURN FOR
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY BEFORE MOVING OFF THE COAST SUNDAY. A COLD FRONT
WILL PASS THROUGH THE WATERS EARLY NEXT WEEK. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY
MAY BE NEEDED FOR PORTIONS OF THE WATERS THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY.

$$

ANZ535-172000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
1030 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ536-172000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
1030 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ537-172000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
1030 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ530-172000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
1030 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.REST OF TODAY...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ531-172000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
1030 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ538-172000-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
1030 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.REST OF TODAY...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ539-172000-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
1030 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ532-172000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
1030 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ540-172000-
EASTERN BAY-
1030 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ533-172000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
1030 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

$$

ANZ541-172000-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
1030 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ542-172000-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
1030 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ534-172000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
1030 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

$$

ANZ543-172000-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
1030 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

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