Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Sterling, VA

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
000
FZUS51 KLWX 012331
CWFLWX

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
730 PM EDT FRI AUG 1 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.

ANZ500-020800-
730 PM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE TIDAL POTOMAC AND MD PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...
A WEAK COASTAL LOW PRESSURE AREA WILL SLIDE ALONG THE MID-ATLANTIC
COASTLINE OVERNIGHT. A LARGER UPPER LEVEL TROUGH TO THE NORTHWEST
WILL KEEP THE EASTERN SEABOARD UNDER A STEADY MOIST SOUTHERLY FLOW
THIS WEEKEND. A SHORTWAVE TROUGH WILL THEN PUSH THIS ACTIVITY OFF
THE COAST BY EARLY MONDAY.

$$

ANZ535-020800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
730 PM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
THIS EVENING...THEN NUMEROUS SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED TSTMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.TUE...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.WED...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

$$

ANZ536-020800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
730 PM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. ISOLATED TSTMS.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.SUN...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.WED...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

$$

ANZ537-020800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
730 PM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS WITH
ISOLATED TSTMS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W LATE. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

$$

ANZ530-020800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
730 PM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. ISOLATED TSTMS.
WIDESPREAD SHOWERS.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

$$

ANZ531-020800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
730 PM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. ISOLATED TSTMS.
WIDESPREAD SHOWERS.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SUN...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

$$

ANZ538-020800-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
730 PM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. ISOLATED TSTMS. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.SUN...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.WED...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

$$

ANZ539-020800-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
730 PM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. ISOLATED TSTMS.
WIDESPREAD SHOWERS...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

$$

ANZ532-020800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
730 PM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
THIS EVENING...THEN WIDESPREAD SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED TSTMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT LATE. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH
A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

$$

ANZ540-020800-
EASTERN BAY-
730 PM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
THIS EVENING...THEN WIDESPREAD SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED TSTMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT LATE. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

$$

ANZ533-020800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
730 PM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. ISOLATED TSTMS.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

$$

ANZ541-020800-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
730 PM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS
THIS EVENING...THEN WIDESPREAD SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED TSTMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

$$

ANZ542-020800-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
730 PM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. ISOLATED TSTMS.
WIDESPREAD SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

$$

ANZ534-020800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
730 PM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS
WITH ISOLATED TSTMS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
NUMEROUS TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

$$

ANZ543-020800-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
730 PM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS WITH
ISOLATED TSTMS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
NUMEROUS TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY
WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.TUE...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS IN THE MORNING.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

$$



USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.