Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
731 AM EDT WED APR 23 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.

ANZ500-232000-
731 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE TIDAL POTOMAC AND MD PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVERHEAD THROUGH THURSDAY BEFORE MOVING OFF
THE COAST THURSDAY NIGHT. A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH THE
WATERS FRIDAY. ANOTHER COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE BOUNDARY WILL STALL TO THE SOUTH
SUNDAY. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED FOR PORTIONS OF THE
WATERS FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.

$$

ANZ535-232000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
731 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING
TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING LIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ536-232000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
731 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING
TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING
TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING LIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ537-232000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
731 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT IN THE EVENING...
THEN BECOMING LIGHT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ530-232000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
731 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING TO
20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ531-232000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
731 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 5 FT...
EXCEPT AROUND 3 FT NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE PATAPSCO.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ538-232000-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
731 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING TO
20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ539-232000-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
731 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT... DIMINISHING
TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 4 FT...SUBSIDING
TO 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ532-232000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
731 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ540-232000-
EASTERN BAY-
731 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ533-232000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
731 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 5 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ541-232000-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
731 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 5 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ542-232000-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
731 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING TO
20 KT LATE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING LIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ534-232000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
731 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 6 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 5 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING TO
10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT LATE. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.

$$

ANZ543-232000-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
731 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING LIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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