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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
228 PM EST TUE DEC 6 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.

ANZ500-070900-
228 PM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

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

LOW PRESSURE WILL PASS NEAR THE WATERS TODAY INTO TONIGHT. HIGH
PRESSURE WILL THEN PASS OVER THE WATERS WEDNESDAY BEFORE A POTENT
COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH THURSDAY INTO THURSDAY NIGHT. SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORIES ARE POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY. A GALE WARNING MAY BE NEEDED FOR
THE WATERS FRIDAY.

$$

ANZ535-070900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
228 PM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ536-070900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
228 PM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ537-070900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
228 PM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.

$$

ANZ530-070900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
228 PM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ531-070900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
228 PM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. WAVES FLAT...BUILDING TO 2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ538-070900-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
228 PM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ539-070900-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
228 PM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. WAVES FLAT...BUILDING TO 2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.

$$

ANZ532-070900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
228 PM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ540-070900-
EASTERN BAY-
228 PM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ533-070900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
228 PM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.

$$

ANZ541-070900-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
228 PM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.

$$

ANZ542-070900-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
228 PM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ534-070900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
228 PM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT IN THE EVENING...
THEN BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT.

$$

ANZ543-070900-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
228 PM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT
OR LESS. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.

$$



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