Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1231 PM EST THU DEC 25 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.

ANZ500-260900-
1231 PM EST THU DEC 25 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE TIDAL POTOMAC AND MD PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE WATERS THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...BEFORE MOVING OFFSHORE SATURDAY. A WEAK COLD FRONT
WILL STALL NEAR THE WATERS SUNDAY...WITH LOW PRESSURE PASSING ALONG
IT TO THE SOUTH OF THE WATERS MONDAY.

$$

ANZ535-260900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
1231 PM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
1 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

$$

ANZ536-260900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
1231 PM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
DAY.

$$

ANZ537-260900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
1231 PM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
2 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
DAY.

$$

ANZ530-260900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
1231 PM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ531-260900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
1231 PM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT...
EXCEPT 1 TO 2 FT NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE PATAPSCO.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT EARLY IN THE
EVENING. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ538-260900-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
1231 PM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING TO
20 KT LATE. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ539-260900-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
1231 PM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT EARLY IN THE
EVENING. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ532-260900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
1231 PM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ540-260900-
EASTERN BAY-
1231 PM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT EARLY IN THE
EVENING. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ533-260900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
1231 PM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
DAY.

$$

ANZ541-260900-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
1231 PM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT EARLY IN THE
EVENING. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
DAY.

$$

ANZ542-260900-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
1231 PM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
1 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
DAY.

$$

ANZ534-260900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
1231 PM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE DAY.

$$

ANZ543-260900-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
1231 PM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
2 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
DAY.

$$



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