Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
330 PM EST WED DEC 17 2014

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.

ANZ500-180900-
330 PM EST WED DEC 17 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE TIDAL POTOMAC AND MD PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE AREA THROUGH FRIDAY. WEAK LOW
PRESSURE WILL CROSS THE WATERS THIS WEEKEND.

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ANZ535-180900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
330 PM EST WED DEC 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH THE
NIGHT.
.SUN...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ536-180900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
330 PM EST WED DEC 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SUN...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ537-180900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
330 PM EST WED DEC 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

$$

ANZ530-180900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
330 PM EST WED DEC 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SUN...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY.

$$

ANZ531-180900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
330 PM EST WED DEC 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
3 FT...EXCEPT AROUND 1 FT NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE PATAPSCO.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SUN...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ538-180900-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
330 PM EST WED DEC 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SUN...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ539-180900-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
330 PM EST WED DEC 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ532-180900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
330 PM EST WED DEC 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

$$

ANZ540-180900-
EASTERN BAY-
330 PM EST WED DEC 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ533-180900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
330 PM EST WED DEC 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ541-180900-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
330 PM EST WED DEC 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY.

$$

ANZ542-180900-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
330 PM EST WED DEC 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ534-180900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
330 PM EST WED DEC 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY.

$$

ANZ543-180900-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
330 PM EST WED DEC 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE
NIGHT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY.

$$



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