Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
931 AM EST MON JAN 26 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.

ANZ500-262100-
931 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE TIDAL POTOMAC AND MD PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...
LOW PRESSURE WILL PASS BY TO OUR SOUTH TODAY BEFORE RAPIDLY
INTENSIFYING AS IT MOVES OFF TO THE NORTHEAST TONIGHT THROUGH
TUESDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVERHEAD WEDNESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY
NIGHT. A CLIPPER SYSTEM WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA LATER THURSDAY
INTO THURSDAY NIGHT BEFORE HIGH PRESSURE RETURNS FRIDAY. A SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORY WILL LIKELY BE NEEDED FOR THE WATERS TUESDAY NIGHT
THROUGH WEDNESDAY. A GALE WARNING MAY BE NEEDED FOR PORTIONS OF THE
WATERS TUESDAY NIGHT.

$$

ANZ535-262100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
931 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
1 FT. SNOW AND RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SNOW.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ536-262100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
931 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
1 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SNOW AND RAIN.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ537-262100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
931 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 20 KT LATE. GUSTS
UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 5 FT LATE. RAIN LIKELY
LATE THIS MORNING...THEN RAIN AND SNOW THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 5 FT. SNOW
AND RAIN.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT. SNOW
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN OR SNOW SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

$$

ANZ530-262100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
931 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
2 TO 3 FT. SNOW.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
SNOW.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SNOW SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ531-262100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
931 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT...
BUILDING TO 5 FT LATE. SNOW.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
SNOW.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. SNOW
SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ538-262100-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
931 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
1 FT. SNOW.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SNOW.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SNOW SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ539-262100-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
931 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT...BUILDING TO 4 FT LATE. SNOW AND RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT. SNOW
AND RAIN.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. SNOW
SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ532-262100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
931 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
4 FT...BUILDING TO 6 FT LATE. SNOW AND RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 5 FT. SNOW
AND RAIN.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 5 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW OR RAIN
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ540-262100-
EASTERN BAY-
931 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
3 FT...BUILDING TO 5 FT LATE. RAIN AND SNOW.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT. SNOW
AND RAIN.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. SNOW
SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ533-262100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
931 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
4 FT...BUILDING TO 6 FT LATE. SNOW...RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 6 FT. SNOW
AND RAIN.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT. SNOW
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF RAIN OR SNOW SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

$$

ANZ541-262100-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
931 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES
3 FT. RAIN LIKELY LATE THIS MORNING...THEN RAIN AND SNOW THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 5 FT. SNOW
AND RAIN.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT. SNOW
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN OR SNOW SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

$$

ANZ542-262100-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
931 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
1 FT. RAIN LIKELY LATE THIS MORNING...THEN RAIN AND SNOW THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SNOW AND RAIN.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SNOW
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ534-262100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
931 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
3 FT...BUILDING TO 6 FT LATE. RAIN LIKELY LATE THIS MORNING...THEN
RAIN AND SNOW THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 7 FT. SNOW
AND RAIN.
.TUE...NW WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 7 FT...SUBSIDING TO
5 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN OR SNOW SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.

$$

ANZ543-262100-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
931 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
2 TO 3 FT. RAIN LIKELY LATE THIS MORNING...THEN RAIN AND SNOW THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT. SNOW
AND RAIN.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT. SNOW
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF RAIN OR SNOW SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

$$



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