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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
732 AM EDT Mon Sep 25 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.

ANZ500-252000-
732 AM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

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

A ridge of high pressure will remain over the waters today, then
weaken during the middle of the week as Hurricane Maria approaches
North Carolina. Small Craft Advisories may be needed Tuesday night
through Wednesday night. A strong cold front will cross the region
Thursday, with gales possible. Refer to the latest statements from
the National Hurricane Center for up-to-date information on
Hurricane Maria.

$$

ANZ535-252000-
Tidal Potomac from Key Bridge to Indian Head-
732 AM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

.TODAY...NE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...NE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.WED...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.THU...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...W winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.

$$

ANZ536-252000-
Tidal Potomac from Indian Head to Cobb Island-
732 AM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

.TODAY...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy fog this morning
with vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...NW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ537-252000-
Tidal Potomac from Cobb Island to Smith Point-
732 AM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

.TODAY...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.TUE...NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.WED...N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 3 ft. A chance
of showers.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.THU...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 3 ft...subsiding to 2 ft after
midnight.
.FRI...N winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming NW 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to
2 ft.

$$

ANZ530-252000-
Chesapeake Bay north of Pooles Island-
732 AM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

.TODAY...E winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Patchy fog this morning
with vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...NE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.WED...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ531-252000-
Chesapeake Bay from Pooles Island to Sandy Point-
732 AM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

.TODAY...E winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Patchy fog this morning
with vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ538-252000-
Patapsco River including Baltimore Harbor-
732 AM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

.TODAY...E winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TONIGHT...E winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...NE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.WED...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.

$$

ANZ539-252000-
Chester River to Queenstown MD-
732 AM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

.TODAY...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. Patchy fog this
morning with vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...NE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ532-252000-
Chesapeake Bay from Sandy Point to North Beach-
732 AM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

.TODAY...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. Patchy fog this
morning with vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...NE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.FRI...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ540-252000-
Eastern Bay-
732 AM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

.TODAY...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. Patchy fog this
morning with vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...NE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...NE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ533-252000-
Chesapeake Bay from North Beach to Drum Point-
732 AM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

.TODAY...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...NE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.WED...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 ft. A chance of showers.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.FRI...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

$$

ANZ541-252000-
Choptank River to Cambridge MD and the Little Choptank River-
732 AM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

.TODAY...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. Patchy fog this
morning with vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...NE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...N winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 kt after midnight.
Waves 2 ft.
.FRI...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ542-252000-
Patuxent River to Broomes Island MD-
732 AM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

.TODAY...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy fog this morning
with vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...N winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ534-252000-
Chesapeake Bay from Drum Point to Smith Point-
732 AM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 10 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.TUE...NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 to
3 ft. A chance of showers.
.WED...N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 3 ft. A chance
of showers.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 to
3 ft.
.THU...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 3 ft.
.FRI...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft... subsiding to 1 ft
after midnight.

$$

ANZ543-252000-
Tangier Sound and the inland waters surrounding Bloodsworth Island-
732 AM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy fog this morning with
vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft. A
chance of showers.
.WED...NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft. A
chance of showers.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.THU...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.FRI...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

$$




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