Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
631 AM EST FRI JAN 20 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.

ANZ500-202100-
631 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

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

A WARM FRONT WILL APPROACH THE REGION TODAY AND REMAIN NEARBY
SATURDAY. LOW PRESSURE WILL IMPACT THE WATERS SUNDAY AND MONDAY.
WEAK HIGH PRESSURE MAY APPROACH THE WATERS DURING THE MIDDLE PORTION
OF NEXT WEEK. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES WILL BE NEEDED SUNDAY THROUGH
TUESDAY. A GALE WARNING MAY BE NEEDED FOR PORTIONS OF THE WATERS
SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT.

$$

ANZ535-202100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
631 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY
FOG.
.SAT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN.
.MON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ536-202100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
631 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN THROUGH THE DAY... THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.

$$

ANZ537-202100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
631 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN.
.MON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ530-202100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
631 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH
PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN.
.MON...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE DAY.

$$

ANZ531-202100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
631 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. RAIN.
.MON...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
2 TO 3 FT. RAIN.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT... SUBSIDING TO 1 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT.

$$

ANZ538-202100-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
631 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY
FOG.
.SAT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. RAIN.
.MON...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ539-202100-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
631 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY
FOG.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN.
.MON...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
2 FT. RAIN.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ532-202100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
631 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN.
.MON...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
2 TO 3 FT. RAIN.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ540-202100-
EASTERN BAY-
631 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY
FOG.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. RAIN.
.MON...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ533-202100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
631 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN.
.MON...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
RAIN.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ541-202100-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
631 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. RAIN.
.MON...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ542-202100-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
631 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.MON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. RAIN.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.

$$

ANZ534-202100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
631 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY
FOG.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN.
.MON...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. RAIN THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
NIGHT.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

$$

ANZ543-202100-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
631 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

$$



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