Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Sterling, VA

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
000
FZUS51 KLWX 282333
CWFLWX

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
632 PM EST SAT FEB 28 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.

ANZ500-010900-
632 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

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

HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE OFF THE COAST BY EARLY SUNDAY AHEAD OF AN
APPROACHING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM. A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE WATERS
SUNDAY NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL RETURN FOR MONDAY BEFORE LOW
PRESSURE IMPACTS THE WATERS TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY. SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORIES ARE POSSIBLE MONDAY INTO MONDAY NIGHT.

$$

ANZ535-010900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
632 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. FREEZING RAIN... SNOW AND
SLEET. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
FREEZING RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING LIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN
LIKELY...THEN RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE
DAY.

$$

ANZ536-010900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
632 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. FREEZING RAIN... SNOW AND
SLEET. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR
SNOW.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY... THEN RAIN OR
SNOW LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY.


$$

ANZ537-010900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
632 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. FREEZING RAIN WITH SNOW...
SLEET LIKELY WITH RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY...THEN RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT. RAIN
LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY.

$$

ANZ530-010900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
632 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.TONIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW...FREEZING RAIN AND
SLEET. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN AND FREEZING
RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY...THEN RAIN OR
SNOW LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
DAY.

$$

ANZ531-010900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
632 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.TONIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW...FREEZING RAIN AND
SLEET. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
AND FREEZING RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN LIKELY...THEN RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE
DAY.

$$

ANZ538-010900-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
632 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.TONIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW...FREEZING RAIN AND
SLEET. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
AND FREEZING RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY...THEN RAIN OR
SNOW LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
DAY.

$$

ANZ539-010900-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
632 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.TONIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. FREEZING RAIN...SNOW AND
SLEET. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
AND FREEZING RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN LIKELY...THEN RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE
DAY.

$$

ANZ532-010900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
632 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.TONIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. FREEZING RAIN... SNOW AND
SLEET. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN LIKELY...THEN RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY.


$$

ANZ540-010900-
EASTERN BAY-
632 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.TONIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. FREEZING RAIN... SNOW AND
SLEET. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. RAIN LIKELY...THEN RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY.


$$

ANZ533-010900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
632 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.TONIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. FREEZING RAIN WITH SNOW AND
SLEET LIKELY. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY...THEN RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY THROUGH
THE DAY.

$$

ANZ541-010900-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
632 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.TONIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. FREEZING RAIN WITH SNOW AND
SLEET LIKELY. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. RAIN LIKELY...THEN RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY THROUGH
THE DAY.

$$

ANZ542-010900-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
632 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. FREEZING RAIN WITH SNOW AND
SLEET LIKELY. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY... THEN RAIN OR
SNOW LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY.

$$

ANZ534-010900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
632 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. FREEZING RAIN... RAIN...A
CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. RAIN LIKELY...THEN RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY.


$$

ANZ543-010900-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
632 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN...A CHANCE OF FREEZING
RAIN...SNOW AND SLEET. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. RAIN LIKELY...THEN RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE
DAY.

$$



USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.