Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1035 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

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.

ANZ500-250815-
1035 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

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

HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE ATLANTIC THROUGH SATURDAY. A
BACKDOOR COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH THE AREA SATURDAY NIGHT BEFORE
 RETURNING NORTH AS A WARM FRONT SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY. SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORIES MAY BE NEEDED FOR PORTIONS OF THE WATERS SATURDAY
NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY.

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ANZ535-250815-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
1035 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.

$$

ANZ536-250815-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
1035 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT SATURDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT LATE THIS
EVENING AND EARLY MORNING. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.

$$

ANZ537-250815-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
1035 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT SATURDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.

$$

ANZ530-250815-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
1035 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.

$$

ANZ531-250815-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
1035 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.

$$

ANZ538-250815-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
1035 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.

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ANZ539-250815-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
1035 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS.
.MON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.

$$

ANZ532-250815-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
1035 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT SATURDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.

$$

ANZ540-250815-
EASTERN BAY-
1035 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT SATURDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.

$$

ANZ533-250815-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
1035 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT SATURDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY.
.MON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.

$$

ANZ541-250815-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
1035 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT SATURDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY.
.MON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.

$$

ANZ542-250815-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
1035 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT SATURDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.

$$

ANZ534-250815-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
1035 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT SATURDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.

$$

ANZ543-250815-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
1035 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT SATURDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.

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