Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
330 AM EST SAT DEC 27 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.

ANZ500-272300-
330 AM EST SAT DEC 27 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE TIDAL POTOMAC AND MD PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN ACROSS THE WATERS OVERNIGHT...THEN MOVE
EAST OF CAPE HATTERAS THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. A COLD FRONT WILL
STALL NEAR THE WATERS EARLY SUNDAY...WITH A WAVE OF LOW PRESSURE
MOVING ALONG IT SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. ANOTHER LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS THE CAROLINAS MONDAY AND MONDAY
NIGHT...FOLLOWED BY HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING INTO THE REGION ON
TUESDAY...THEN REMAINING THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE WORK WEEK.

$$

ANZ535-272300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
330 AM EST SAT DEC 27 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.TODAY...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.WED...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ536-272300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
330 AM EST SAT DEC 27 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.TODAY...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ537-272300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
330 AM EST SAT DEC 27 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY
FOG.
.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ530-272300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
330 AM EST SAT DEC 27 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM.
.TODAY...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ531-272300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
330 AM EST SAT DEC 27 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TODAY...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. PATCHY FOG.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ538-272300-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
330 AM EST SAT DEC 27 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TODAY...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ539-272300-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
330 AM EST SAT DEC 27 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY
FOG.
.TODAY...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ532-272300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
330 AM EST SAT DEC 27 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY
FOG.
.TODAY...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ540-272300-
EASTERN BAY-
330 AM EST SAT DEC 27 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY
FOG.
.TODAY...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ533-272300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
330 AM EST SAT DEC 27 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY
FOG.
.TODAY...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ541-272300-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
330 AM EST SAT DEC 27 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY
FOG.
.TODAY...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ542-272300-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
330 AM EST SAT DEC 27 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY FOG.
.TODAY...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ534-272300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
330 AM EST SAT DEC 27 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY
FOG.
.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ543-272300-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
330 AM EST SAT DEC 27 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY
FOG.
.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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