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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
329 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

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.

ANZ500-112300-
329 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

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

HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE WATERS THROUGH FRIDAY. A STRONG
COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE REGION TO START THE WEEKEND. GALES ARE
LIKELY SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...AND MAY PERSIST INTO SUNDAY
MORNING.

$$

ANZ535-112300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
329 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT.
.TODAY...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN SNOW LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ536-112300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
329 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO
25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN SNOW LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ537-112300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
329 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT...BECOMING W
15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT...
BUILDING TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SE 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 4 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN SNOW LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ530-112300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
329 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
2 FT.
.TODAY...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS
TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SE AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN SNOW LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ531-112300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
329 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TODAY...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... DIMINISHING
TO 5 TO 10 KT LATE. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS
TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT... BUILDING TO 3 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE 5 KT IN THE EVENING...THEN
BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN SNOW LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ538-112300-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
329 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
2 FT.
.TODAY...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON
AND EVENING...THEN BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN SNOW LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ539-112300-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
329 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TODAY...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING
TO 10 KT LATE. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING W 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO
30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT... BUILDING TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING E 5 KT. WAVES 3 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN SNOW LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ532-112300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
329 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... DIMINISHING
TO 5 TO 10 KT LATE. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO
30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING E 5 KT. WAVES 3 FT... SUBSIDING TO 1 TO
2 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN SNOW LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ540-112300-
EASTERN BAY-
329 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
2 FT.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... DIMINISHING
TO 10 KT LATE. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS
TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT... BUILDING TO 3 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING E 5 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO
1 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN SNOW LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ533-112300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
329 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... DIMINISHING
TO 10 KT LATE. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO
30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT... BUILDING TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 5 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT IN THE EVENING...BECOMING SE
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 4 FT... SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN SNOW LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ541-112300-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
329 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... DIMINISHING
TO 10 KT LATE. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT WITH
GUSTS TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT... BUILDING TO 3 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT IN THE EVENING...BECOMING SE
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT... SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN SNOW LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ542-112300-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
329 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
1 FT.
.TODAY...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING E 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN SNOW LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ534-112300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
329 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
4 FT.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT...BECOMING W
20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FT...
BUILDING TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. WAVES 5 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT IN THE EVENING...BECOMING SE
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 6 FT... SUBSIDING TO 2 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN SNOW LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ543-112300-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
329 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT...BECOMING W
20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT IN THE EVENING...BECOMING SE
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT... SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN SNOW LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$



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