Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
931 AM EST FRI JAN 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.

ANZ500-302100-
931 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE TIDAL POTOMAC AND MD PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...
A COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH THE WATERS EARLY THIS MORNING. HIGH
PRESSURE BUILDS IN TODAY AND REMAINS INTO SUNDAY WITH THE NEXT LOW
PRESSURE IMPACTING THE WATERS SUNDAY NIGHT. SMALL CRAFT CONDITIONS
WILL BE LIKELY ON SATURDAY AND POSSIBLE AGAIN MONDAY INTO MONDAY
NIGHT.

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ANZ535-302100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
931 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 25 KT LATE.
GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. WAVES 2 FT. ISOLATED SNOW SHOWERS LATE THIS
MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.SUN NIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW OR RAIN AND FREEZING
RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY.
.TUE...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

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ANZ536-302100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
931 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 25 KT LATE.
GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. WAVES 3 FT. ISOLATED SNOW SHOWERS LATE THIS
MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN OR SNOW OR
FREEZING RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW AND RAIN LIKELY
THROUGH THE DAY.
.TUE...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ537-302100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
931 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT...
INCREASING TO 40 KT LATE. WAVES 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 40 KT... DIMINISHING TO
30 KT LATE. WAVES 5 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING TO
20 KT LATE. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND
RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN OR SNOW
LIKELY.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ530-302100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
931 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 25 KT LATE.
GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. ISOLATED SNOW SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING TO
20 KT LATE. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW OR FREEZING RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SNOW LIKELY THROUGH
THE DAY.
.TUE...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ531-302100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
931 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES
4 FT...EXCEPT AROUND 3 FT NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE PATAPSCO. ISOLATED
SNOW SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING...THEN ISOLATED FLURRIES THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. WAVES 5 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT... DIMINISHING TO
10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT LATE. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SNOW OR FREEZING
RAIN WITH RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SNOW LIKELY THROUGH
THE DAY.
.TUE...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ538-302100-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
931 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 25 KT LATE.
GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. ISOLATED SNOW SHOWERS LATE THIS
MORNING...THEN ISOLATED FLURRIES THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SNOW OR FREEZING
RAIN WITH RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW LIKELY THROUGH THE
DAY.
.TUE...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ539-302100-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
931 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES
4 FT. ISOLATED FLURRIES THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. WAVES 5 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SNOW OR FREEZING
RAIN WITH RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
SNOW LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

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ANZ532-302100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
931 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT...
INCREASING TO 40 KT LATE. WAVES 4 FT. ISOLATED SNOW SHOWERS LATE
THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. WAVES 5 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING TO
20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW OR FREEZING RAIN
WITH RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW LIKELY THROUGH THE
DAY.
.TUE...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ540-302100-
EASTERN BAY-
931 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES
4 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. WAVES 5 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW OR FREEZING RAIN
WITH RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. SNOW LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY.
.TUE...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ533-302100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
931 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT...
INCREASING TO 40 KT LATE. WAVES 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. WAVES 5 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING TO
20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW OR RAIN LIKELY
WITH FREEZING RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT. SNOW
AND RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ541-302100-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
931 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT...
INCREASING TO 40 KT LATE. WAVES 4 FT...BUILDING TO 6 FT LATE.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. WAVES 5 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW OR FREEZING RAIN
WITH RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FT. SNOW
LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ542-302100-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
931 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES
2 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING TO
5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT LATE. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN OR SNOW
LIKELY.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY
THROUGH THE DAY.
.TUE...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

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ANZ534-302100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
931 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT...
INCREASING TO 30 KT LATE. WAVES 6 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. WAVES 6 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT LATE. WAVES 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ543-302100-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
931 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT...
INCREASING TO 40 KT LATE. WAVES 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT... DIMINISHING TO
25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT...
BUILDING TO 3 FT. RAIN AND SNOW THROUGH THE DAY.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.

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