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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Wakefield VA
643 PM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

Virginia Portion of the Chesapeake Bay...Currituck Sound and Atlantic
Coastal Waters from Fenwick Island DE to Currituck Beach Light NC out
20 nautical miles

ANZ600-180715-
643 PM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

.Synopsis for Fenwick Island DE to Currituck Beach Light NC out
20 nautical miles Including Virginia Portion of the Chesapeake Bay
Currituck Sound and Portions of the James, York,
and Rappahannock rivers...

Low pressure tracks off the coast tonight. High pressure slowly
builds over the waters Thursday into the weekend.

$$

ANZ630-180715-
Chesapeake Bay from Smith Point to Windmill Point VA-
643 PM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt...increasing to 20 to 25 kt with
gusts to around 30 kt after midnight. Waves 3 to 4 ft. Snow
likely early this evening, then a chance of snow late this
evening. A slight chance of snow after midnight. Vsby 1 to 3 NM
early this evening.
.THU...NW winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft...subsiding to 1 to 2 ft in the
afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...SW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN...SW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.MON...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Showers
likely.

$$

ANZ631-180715-
Chesapeake Bay from Windmill Point to New Point Comfort VA-
643 PM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt. Waves 4 to 5 ft... subsiding to
3 to 4 ft late. Snow likely early this evening, then a chance of
snow this late evening and early morning. Vsby 1 to 3 NM this
evening.
.THU...NW winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft...subsiding to 1 to 2 ft in the
afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN...SW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.MON...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft. Showers
likely.

$$

ANZ632-180715-
Chesapeake Bay from New Point Comfort to Little Creek VA-
643 PM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt. Waves 3 to 4 ft... building to
4 to 5 ft this late evening and overnight. Snow this evening,
then a chance of snow after midnight. A slight chance of snow
late. Vsby 1 to 3 NM this evening.
.THU...NW winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 3 to 4 ft...subsiding to 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.MON...S winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft. Showers
likely.

$$

ANZ634-180715-
Chesapeake Bay from Little Creek VA to Cape Henry VA including
the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel-
643 PM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt. Waves
4 to 5 ft. Snow, mainly this evening. Vsby 1 to 3 NM until early
morning.
.THU...W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to around 30 kt. Waves 3 to
4 ft...subsiding to 2 to 3 ft in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
.FRI...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
.MON...S winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Waves around 2 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft. Showers
likely.

$$

ANZ650-180715-
Coastal waters from Fenwick Island DE to Chincoteague VA out
20 nm-
643 PM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

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

.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt...increasing to 20 to 25 kt this
late evening and overnight. Seas 5 to 6 ft with a dominant period
of 11 seconds. A chance of snow until early morning. Vsby 1 to
3 NM early this evening.
.THU...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt...becoming
W 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 6 ft with a dominant
period of 10 seconds...subsiding to 4 to 5 ft with a dominant
period of 10 seconds in the late morning and afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft with a dominant
period of 10 seconds...subsiding to 2 to 3 ft with a dominant
period of 10 seconds after midnight.
.FRI...W winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft...mainly E swell with a
dominant period of 10 seconds.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt
late. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 5 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.MON...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft...building to
4 to 5 ft after midnight. Showers likely.

$$

ANZ652-180715-
Coastal waters from Chincoteague to Parramore Island VA out 20 nm-
643 PM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

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

.TONIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt...increasing to 20 to 25 kt this
late evening and overnight. Seas 5 to 6 ft with a dominant period
of 11 seconds. Snow likely early this evening, then a chance of
snow this late evening and early morning. Vsby 1 to 3 NM this
evening.
.THU...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt...becoming
W 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 5 ft with a dominant
period of 10 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft with a dominant
period of 10 seconds...subsiding to 2 to 3 ft with a dominant
period of 10 seconds after midnight.
.FRI...SW winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft...mainly E swell with a
dominant period of 10 seconds.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt
late. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 5 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.MON...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft... building to 4 to
5 ft after midnight. Showers likely.

$$

ANZ654-180715-
Coastal waters from Parramore Island to Cape Charles Light VA out
20 nm-
643 PM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

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

.TONIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt. Seas
5 to 7 ft with a dominant period of 10 seconds. Snow likely,
mainly this evening. Vsby 1 to 3 NM until early morning.
.THU...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt...becoming
W 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 5 ft with a dominant
period of 10 seconds...subsiding to 3 to 4 ft with a dominant
period of 10 seconds in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft with a dominant
period of 10 seconds...subsiding to 2 to 3 ft with a dominant
period of 10 seconds after midnight.
.FRI...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft... mainly E swell with
a dominant period of 10 seconds.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.MON...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Showers likely.

$$

ANZ656-180715-
Coastal Waters from Cape Charles Light to Virginia-
North Carolina border out to 20 nm-
643 PM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt...increasing to 25 to 30 kt after
midnight with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft with a dominant
period of 11 seconds. A slight chance of rain early this evening.
Snow until early morning, then a chance of snow late. Vsby 1 to 3
NM.
.THU...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to around 35
kt...becoming W 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 6 ft with
a dominant period of 10 seconds...subsiding to 3 to 4 ft with a
dominant period of 10 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft with a dominant
period of 10 seconds.
.FRI...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft... mainly E swell with
a dominant period of 10 seconds.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.MON...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 15 kt. Seas around 3 ft. Showers likely.

$$

ANZ658-180715-
Coastal waters from NC VA border to Currituck Beach Light NC out
20 nm-
643 PM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt...increasing to 25 to 30 kt after
midnight with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 6 to 7 ft with a dominant
period of 11 seconds... building to 6 to 8 ft with a dominant
period of 11 seconds. A chance of rain this evening. Snow. Vsby 1
to 3 NM.
.THU...NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts to around 35 kt...becoming
W 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft with a dominant period of
10 seconds...subsiding to 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of
10 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt
late. Seas 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of 10 seconds...
subsiding to 2 to 3 ft with a dominant period of 10 seconds late.
.FRI...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.MON...S winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Showers likely.

$$

ANZ633-180715-
Currituck Sound-
643 PM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt...increasing to 20 to 25 kt with
gusts to around 30 kt this late evening and overnight. Waves 1 to
2 ft. Snow with a slight chance of rain early this evening, then
snow this late evening and overnight. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.THU...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt...becoming
W 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN...SW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.MON...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 foot. Showers likely.

$$

ANZ635-180715-
Rappahannock River from Urbanna to Windmill Point-
643 PM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST THURSDAY...

.TONIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming NW 15 to 20 kt this
late evening and overnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft... building to 2 to
3 ft this late evening and overnight. Snow likely early this
evening, then a chance of snow late this evening. A slight chance
of snow after midnight. Vsby 1 to 3 NM early this evening.
.THU...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...SW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN...SW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.MON...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. Showers likely.

$$

ANZ636-180715-
York River-
643 PM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST THURSDAY...

.TONIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming NW 15 to 20 kt this
late evening and overnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft... building to 2 to
3 ft this late evening and overnight. Snow, mainly this evening
WITH Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.THU...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...SW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN...SW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.MON...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. Showers likely.

$$

ANZ637-180715-
James River from Jamestown to the James River Bridge-
643 PM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST THURSDAY...

.TONIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming NW 15 to 20 kt after
midnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Snow, mainly this evening WITH Vsby
1 to 3 NM.
.THU...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...SW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN...S winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.MON...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. Showers likely.

$$

ANZ638-180715-
James River from James River Bridge to Hampton Roads Bridge-
Tunnel-
643 PM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt this
late evening and overnight. Waves 2 to 3 ft... building to 3 to
4 ft this late evening and overnight. Snow, mainly this evening
WITH Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.THU...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft... subsiding to 1 to
2 ft in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...SW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN...SW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.MON...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Showers likely.

$$



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