Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1047 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

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.  WAVES FLAT WHERE WATERS ARE ICED OVER.

ANZ500-302000-
1047 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

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

A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE WATERS FROM THE WEST AROUND MIDDAY
TODAY. LOW PRESSURE WILL TRACK ACROSS THE WATERS TUESDAY EVENING.
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES ARE POSSIBLE TUESDAY AFTERNOON INTO
WEDNESDAY...THEN AGAIN FOR PORTIONS OF THE WATERS THURSDAY.

$$

ANZ535-302000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
1047 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT EARLY IN THE
EVENING. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ536-302000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
1047 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT EARLY IN THE
EVENING. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ537-302000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
1047 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN...SNOW AND SLEET LATE THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ530-302000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
1047 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
SCATTERED SPRINKLES LATE THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ531-302000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
1047 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
SCATTERED SPRINKLES LATE THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ538-302000-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
1047 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SPRINKLES LATE THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... DIMINISHING TO
5 KT LATE. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ539-302000-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
1047 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ532-302000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
1047 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ540-302000-
EASTERN BAY-
1047 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

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

$$

ANZ533-302000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
1047 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ541-302000-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
1047 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES
2 FT...EXCEPT FLAT NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE LITTLE CHOPTANK.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ542-302000-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
1047 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT EARLY IN THE
EVENING. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ534-302000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
1047 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT...BECOMING
W 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT LATE. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT
LATE. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN...SNOW AND SLEET LATE THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT...
BUILDING TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO
25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ543-302000-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
1047 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...SW WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT... BECOMING W
10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT LATE. WAVES 3 FT... SUBSIDING TO 2 FT
LATE. A CHANCE OF RAIN...A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET LATE THIS
MORNING.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT...
BUILDING TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP
TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

$$



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