Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
731 PM EDT WED MAR 29 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.

ANZ500-300800-
731 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

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

HIGH PRESSURE MOVE NORTH OF THE AREA TONIGHT BEFORE MOVING OFFSHORE
THURSDAY. LOW PRESSURE WILL APPROACH THE WATERS FRIDAY BEFORE
PASSING THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE
WATERS AGAIN BY SUNDAY. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES ARE POSSIBLE THURSDAY
 NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY.

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ANZ535-300800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
731 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE
NIGHT.

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ANZ536-300800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
731 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE
NIGHT.

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ANZ537-300800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
731 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT THURSDAY...

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT LATE THIS EVENING
AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

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ANZ530-300800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
731 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT THURSDAY...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. SHOWERS.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE
NIGHT.

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ANZ531-300800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
731 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT THURSDAY...

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

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ANZ538-300800-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
731 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE
NIGHT.

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ANZ539-300800-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
731 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT THURSDAY...

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE
NIGHT.

$$

ANZ532-300800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
731 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT THURSDAY...

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE
NIGHT.

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ANZ540-300800-
EASTERN BAY-
731 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT THURSDAY...

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE
NIGHT.

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ANZ533-300800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
731 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT THURSDAY...

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

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ANZ541-300800-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
731 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT THURSDAY...

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT LATE THIS EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE
NIGHT.

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ANZ542-300800-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
731 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE
NIGHT.

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ANZ534-300800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
731 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT THURSDAY...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING NE
15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT...
BUILDING TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ543-300800-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
731 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT THURSDAY...

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT LATE THIS EVENING
AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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