Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
437 PM EDT MON MAR 27 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.

ANZ500-280815-
437 PM EDT MON MAR 27 2017

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

A WARM FRONT WILL PUSH NORTH OF THE MID ATLANTIC THIS EVENING. A
COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO CROSS THE CHESAPEAKE BAY REGION TUESDAY
NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE WATERS FOR MIDWEEK,
FOLLOWED BY A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVING TOWARDS THE REGION ON
FRIDAY. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES ARE POSSIBLE TUESDAY NIGHT AND
WEDNESDAY BEHIND THE COLD FRONT, AND AGAIN ON FRIDAY.

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ANZ535-280815-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
437 PM EDT MON MAR 27 2017

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
TSTMS...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ536-280815-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
437 PM EDT MON MAR 27 2017

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
TSTMS...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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ANZ537-280815-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
437 PM EDT MON MAR 27 2017

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON AND EVENING...THEN SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.


WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ530-280815-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
437 PM EDT MON MAR 27 2017

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
TSTMS...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ531-280815-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
437 PM EDT MON MAR 27 2017

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ538-280815-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
437 PM EDT MON MAR 27 2017

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
TSTMS...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ539-280815-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
437 PM EDT MON MAR 27 2017

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
TSTMS...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ532-280815-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
437 PM EDT MON MAR 27 2017

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
TSTMS...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ540-280815-
EASTERN BAY-
437 PM EDT MON MAR 27 2017

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
TSTMS...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ533-280815-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
437 PM EDT MON MAR 27 2017

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ541-280815-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
437 PM EDT MON MAR 27 2017

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
TSTMS...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ542-280815-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
437 PM EDT MON MAR 27 2017

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
TSTMS...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ534-280815-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
437 PM EDT MON MAR 27 2017

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 4 FT.
SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.


WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ543-280815-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
437 PM EDT MON MAR 27 2017

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT. SHOWERS
WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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