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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
1233 AM EST Sun Feb 25 2018

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.

ANZ500-252100-
1233 AM EST Sun Feb 25 2018

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

A boundary will remain just south of the waters overnight before
eventually moving to the north as a warm front later this morning. A
 cold front will pass through from the west late this afternoon and
into tonight. High pressure will build over the waters for the first
 half of the upcoming work week.

$$

ANZ535-252100-
Tidal Potomac from Key Bridge to Indian Head-
1233 AM EST Sun Feb 25 2018

.Overnight...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers with patchy
drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely with patchy
drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.WED...S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain through the
night.
.THU...S winds 5 kt...becoming NW after midnight. Waves 1 ft. Rain
likely.

$$

ANZ536-252100-
Tidal Potomac from Indian Head to Cobb Island-
1233 AM EST Sun Feb 25 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON...

.Overnight...E winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Showers with patchy
drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance
of showers with patchy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain likely through the
night.
.THU...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Rain likely.

$$

ANZ537-252100-
Tidal Potomac from Cobb Island to Smith Point-
1233 AM EST Sun Feb 25 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON...

.Overnight...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely with
patchy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A
chance of showers with patchy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming N 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. A chance of showers.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain likely through the
night.
.THU...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Rain likely.

$$

ANZ530-252100-
Chesapeake Bay north of Pooles Island-
1233 AM EST Sun Feb 25 2018

.Overnight...E winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers with patchy drizzle.
Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN...S winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming SW late. Waves 1 ft. Showers
with patchy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. Patchy fog.
Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.MON...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves flat.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TUE...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves flat.
.TUE NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. A chance of rain
through the night.
.THU...E winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming NW after midnight. Waves 1 ft.
Rain likely.

$$

ANZ531-252100-
Chesapeake Bay from Pooles Island to Sandy Point-
1233 AM EST Sun Feb 25 2018

.Overnight...E winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers with patchy drizzle.
Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN...S winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming SW late. Waves 1 ft. Showers
with patchy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. Patchy fog.
Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.MON...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves flat.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...W winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TUE NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain through the
night.
.THU...E winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming NW after midnight. Waves 1 ft.
Rain likely.

$$

ANZ538-252100-
Patapsco River including Baltimore Harbor-
1233 AM EST Sun Feb 25 2018

.Overnight...E winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers with patchy drizzle.
Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN...S winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming SW late. Waves 1 ft. Showers
with patchy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.MON...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves flat.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TUE...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TUE NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. A chance of rain
through the night.
.THU...E winds 5 kt...becoming NW after midnight. Waves 1 ft. Rain
likely.

$$

ANZ539-252100-
Chester River to Queenstown MD-
1233 AM EST Sun Feb 25 2018

.Overnight...E winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers with patchy drizzle.
Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers with patchy
drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. Patchy fog.
Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.MON...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves flat.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...W winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TUE NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain through the
night.
.THU...E winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming NW after midnight. Waves 1 ft.
Rain likely.

$$

ANZ532-252100-
Chesapeake Bay from Sandy Point to North Beach-
1233 AM EST Sun Feb 25 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON...

.Overnight...E winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers with patchy drizzle.
Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Showers likely with patchy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to
3 NM.
.MON...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves flat.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...W winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TUE NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain through the
night.
.THU...SE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming NW after midnight. Waves 1 ft.
Rain likely.

$$

ANZ540-252100-
Eastern Bay-
1233 AM EST Sun Feb 25 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON...

.Overnight...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers with patchy
drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN...SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Showers likely with patchy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to
3 NM.
.MON...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves flat.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...W winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TUE NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain through the
night.
.THU...SE winds 5 kt...becoming NW after midnight. Waves 1 ft. Rain
likely.

$$

ANZ533-252100-
Chesapeake Bay from North Beach to Drum Point-
1233 AM EST Sun Feb 25 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON...

.Overnight...E winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers with patchy drizzle.
Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A
chance of showers with patchy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming NW 5 to 10 kt in the
late evening and overnight. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...N winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...W winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TUE NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain through the
night.
.THU...S winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming W after midnight. Waves 1 to
2 ft. Rain likely.

$$

ANZ541-252100-
Choptank River to Cambridge MD and the Little Choptank River-
1233 AM EST Sun Feb 25 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON...

.Overnight...E winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers with patchy drizzle.
Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A
chance of showers with patchy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to
3 NM.
.MON...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves flat.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...NW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TUE NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain through the
night.
.THU...S winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming W after midnight. Waves 1 ft.
Rain likely.

$$

ANZ542-252100-
Patuxent River to Broomes Island MD-
1233 AM EST Sun Feb 25 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON...

.Overnight...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers with patchy
drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance
of showers with patchy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...W winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain likely through the
night.
.THU...S winds 5 kt...becoming W after midnight. Waves 1 ft. Rain
likely.

$$

ANZ534-252100-
Chesapeake Bay from Drum Point to Smith Point-
1233 AM EST Sun Feb 25 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON...

.Overnight...SE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely with patchy
drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN...SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft. A
chance of showers with patchy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt... becoming N
5 to 10 kt after midnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers.
Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.MON...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. A chance of showers.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.TUE...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Rain likely through the
night.
.THU...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft. Rain likely.

$$

ANZ543-252100-
Tangier Sound and the inland waters surrounding Bloodsworth Island-
1233 AM EST Sun Feb 25 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON...

.Overnight...SE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely with patchy
drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN...SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A
chance of showers with patchy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming N 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to
3 NM.
.MON...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves flat. A chance of showers.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Rain likely through the
night.
.THU...S winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming W after midnight. Waves 1 to
2 ft. Rain likely.

$$




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