Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
731 AM EDT WED MAY 25 2016

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.

ANZ500-252000-
731 AM EDT WED MAY 25 2016

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

A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL SHIFT EAST FROM THE AREA TODAY THROUGH
FRIDAY. LOW PRESSURE IS LIKELY TO AFFECT THE REGION LATE IN THE
WEEKEND AND EARLY NEXT WEEK.

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ANZ535-252000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
731 AM EDT WED MAY 25 2016

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ536-252000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
731 AM EDT WED MAY 25 2016

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ537-252000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
731 AM EDT WED MAY 25 2016

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S LATE. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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ANZ530-252000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
731 AM EDT WED MAY 25 2016

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ531-252000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
731 AM EDT WED MAY 25 2016

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ538-252000-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
731 AM EDT WED MAY 25 2016

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ539-252000-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
731 AM EDT WED MAY 25 2016

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ532-252000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
731 AM EDT WED MAY 25 2016

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S LATE. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ540-252000-
EASTERN BAY-
731 AM EDT WED MAY 25 2016

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S LATE. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ533-252000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
731 AM EDT WED MAY 25 2016

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S LATE. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ541-252000-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
731 AM EDT WED MAY 25 2016

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S LATE. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ542-252000-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
731 AM EDT WED MAY 25 2016

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S LATE. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ534-252000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
731 AM EDT WED MAY 25 2016

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ543-252000-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
731 AM EDT WED MAY 25 2016

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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