Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
631 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

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.

ANZ500-072100-
631 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

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

HIGH PRESSURE WILL APPROACH THE WATERS TODAY BEFORE SETTLING
OVERHEAD TONIGHT. A REINFORCING COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY INTO THURSDAY EVENING. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE
AREA OVER THE WEEKEND. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES MAY BE NEEDED THURSDAY
AFTERNOON AND WILL LIKELY BE NEEDED THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY
NIGHT. A GALE WARNING MAY BE NEEDED FOR THE WATERS FRIDAY. SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORIES MAY ALSO BE NEEDED SUNDAY.

$$

ANZ535-072100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
631 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT LATE THIS MORNING
AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ536-072100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
631 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT LATE THIS MORNING
AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ537-072100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
631 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT...SUBSIDING TO FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ530-072100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
631 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT LATE THIS MORNING AND
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ531-072100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
631 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR
SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ538-072100-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
631 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT LATE THIS MORNING AND
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT
OR LESS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ539-072100-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
631 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT
OR LESS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ532-072100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
631 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT
OR LESS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR
SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ540-072100-
EASTERN BAY-
631 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT
OR LESS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR
SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ533-072100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
631 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT...SUBSIDING TO FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR
SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ541-072100-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
631 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT...SUBSIDING TO FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR
SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ542-072100-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
631 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ534-072100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
631 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR
SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ543-072100-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
631 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E AROUND 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...SUBSIDING TO FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR
SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$




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