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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
1031 PM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

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.

ANZ500-260800-
1031 PM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

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

A ridge of high pressure will remain over the waters through
tonight, then it will weaken overhead Tuesday through Wednesday as
Hurricane Maria drifts north to northeast off the North Carolina
coast. A cold front will pass through the area Thursday and a
reinforcing cold front will pass through late Friday into Friday
night. High pressure will likely return for the weekend. Small Craft
 Advisories may be needed Tuesday night through Wednesday night and
gale force winds are possible Thursday. Refer to the National
Hurricane Center for up-to-date information on Hurricane Maria.

$$

ANZ535-260800-
Tidal Potomac from Key Bridge to Indian Head-
1031 PM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...NE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.THU...N winds 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...W winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.SAT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ536-260800-
Tidal Potomac from Indian Head to Cobb Island-
1031 PM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Patchy fog
with vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TUE...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...NW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ537-260800-
Tidal Potomac from Cobb Island to Smith Point-
1031 PM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EDT TUESDAY THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NE winds 10 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.TUE...NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 3 ft.
.WED...N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 3 ft. A chance
of showers.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.THU...N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 3 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 to
3 ft.
.FRI...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

$$

ANZ530-260800-
Chesapeake Bay north of Pooles Island-
1031 PM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the night.
.SAT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers in the
morning.

$$

ANZ531-260800-
Chesapeake Bay from Pooles Island to Sandy Point-
1031 PM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to
2 ft.
.FRI...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

$$

ANZ538-260800-
Patapsco River including Baltimore Harbor-
1031 PM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.WED...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...NW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.SAT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ539-260800-
Chester River to Queenstown MD-
1031 PM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy fog with
vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TUE...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...NE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to
2 ft.
.FRI...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

$$

ANZ532-260800-
Chesapeake Bay from Sandy Point to North Beach-
1031 PM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...E winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...NE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.WED...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to
2 ft.
.FRI...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

$$

ANZ540-260800-
Eastern Bay-
1031 PM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...E winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...NE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to
2 ft.
.FRI...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ533-260800-
Chesapeake Bay from North Beach to Drum Point-
1031 PM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EDT TUESDAY THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...NE winds 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.WED...NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A
chance of showers.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU...N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 to
3 ft.
.FRI...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft...building to 2 to 3 ft.

$$

ANZ541-260800-
Choptank River to Cambridge MD and the Little Choptank River-
1031 PM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EDT TUESDAY THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...NE winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to
2 ft.
.WED...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt in the morning. Waves
2 ft. A chance of showers.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.FRI...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

$$

ANZ542-260800-
Patuxent River to Broomes Island MD-
1031 PM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EDT TUESDAY THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...NE winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance
of showers.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ534-260800-
Chesapeake Bay from Drum Point to Smith Point-
1031 PM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EDT TUESDAY THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.TUE...NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 3 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 3 ft. A
chance of showers.
.WED...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt... diminishing to
20 kt in the afternoon. Waves 3 ft. A chance of showers.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 to
3 ft.
.THU...N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 3 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 3 ft.
.FRI...N winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming NW 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 to
3 ft...subsiding to 1 ft.
.SAT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 3 ft.

$$

ANZ543-260800-
Tangier Sound and the inland waters surrounding Bloodsworth Island-
1031 PM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EDT TUESDAY THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft. A
chance of showers.
.WED...NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft. A
chance of showers.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.THU...N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 to
3 ft.
.FRI...N winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 kt in the evening,
then becoming W after midnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 ft.

$$




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