Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
132 AM EDT THU JUL 30 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.

ANZ500-302000-
132 AM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

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

WEAK HIGH PRESSURE WILL LINGER OVER THE AREA THROUGH TONIGHT. A WEAK
COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE WATERS THURSDAY AFTERNOON. HIGH PRESSURE
WILL RETURN THURSDAY NIGHT AND PERSIST THROUGH THE WEEKEND. A SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORY WILL BE POSSIBLE FOR A PORTION OF THE WATERS EARLY
FRIDAY.

$$

ANZ535-302000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
132 AM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

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

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.MON...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ536-302000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
132 AM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

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

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE LATE MORNING
AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.MON...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ537-302000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
132 AM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT EARLY THIS
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING...

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ530-302000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
132 AM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT EARLY THIS
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ531-302000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
132 AM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT EARLY THIS
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.MON...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ538-302000-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
132 AM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.MON...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ539-302000-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
132 AM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT EARLY THIS
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ532-302000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
132 AM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT EARLY THIS
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ540-302000-
EASTERN BAY-
132 AM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT EARLY THIS
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW
WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ533-302000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
132 AM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT EARLY THIS
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ541-302000-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
132 AM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT EARLY THIS
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW
WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ542-302000-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
132 AM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

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

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW
LATE. WAVES 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ534-302000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
132 AM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT EARLY THIS
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING...

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING W 5 TO
10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ543-302000-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
132 AM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT EARLY THIS
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING...

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING W 5 TO
10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS... BUILDING TO 2 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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