Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1030 PM EDT WED SEP 17 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.

ANZ500-180800-
1030 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE TIDAL POTOMAC AND MD PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL SLOWLY MOVE OFF THE COAST THROUGH TONIGHT. A WEAK
COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH THE WATERS THURSDAY AND HIGH PRESSURE
WILL RETURN FOR FRIDAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND. A COLD FRONT WILL PASS
THROUGH THE WATERS SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY.

$$

ANZ535-180800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
1030 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ536-180800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
1030 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ537-180800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
1030 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ530-180800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
1030 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ531-180800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
1030 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ538-180800-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
1030 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP
TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ539-180800-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
1030 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ532-180800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
1030 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ540-180800-
EASTERN BAY-
1030 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ533-180800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
1030 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
BUILDING TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ541-180800-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
1030 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ542-180800-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
1030 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

$$

ANZ534-180800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
1030 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

$$

ANZ543-180800-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
1030 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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