Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
432 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

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.  WAVES FLAT WHERE WATERS ARE ICED OVER.

ANZ500-280800-
432 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

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

LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE OUT TO SEA TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY. HIGH
PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVERHEAD SUNDAY BEFORE MOVING OFF TO THE EAST
EARLY NEXT WEEK. THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY NEED TO BE EXTENDED
SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY.

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ANZ535-280800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
432 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SNOW AND RAIN SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

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ANZ536-280800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
432 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SNOW AND RAIN SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ537-280800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
432 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AROUND 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ530-280800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
432 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE LATE
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ531-280800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
432 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO
25 KT IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ538-280800-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
432 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

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ANZ539-280800-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
432 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ532-280800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
432 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING N
15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO
3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ540-280800-
EASTERN BAY-
432 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ533-280800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
432 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
BUILDING TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AROUND 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ541-280800-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
432 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
BUILDING TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AROUND 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ542-280800-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
432 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO
25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AROUND 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ534-280800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
432 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...LIGHT WINDS...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ543-280800-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
432 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...LIGHT WINDS...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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