Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1231 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

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.

ANZ500-240900-
1231 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

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

HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OFFSHORE THROUGH FRIDAY. A COLD  FRONT
WILL MOVE THROUGH THE WATERS SATURDAY. HIGH PRESSURE  WILL BUILD
OVER THE WATERS SUNDAY BEFORE MOVING OFFSHORE MONDAY.   A SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORY IS LIKELY FOR ALL WATERS SATURDAY THROUGH  MONDAY
NIGHT. A GALE WARNING MAY BE NEEDED FOR PORTIONS OF THE  WATERS LATE
SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.

$$

ANZ535-240900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
1231 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ536-240900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
1231 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ537-240900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
1231 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 KT. WAVES 3 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 1 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ530-240900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
1231 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS
WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT...SUBSIDING TO FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ531-240900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
1231 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ538-240900-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
1231 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AROUND 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...SUBSIDING TO FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ539-240900-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
1231 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ532-240900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
1231 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ540-240900-
EASTERN BAY-
1231 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ533-240900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
1231 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FT IN
THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING...THEN SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ541-240900-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
1231 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ542-240900-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
1231 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS
WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ534-240900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
1231 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ543-240900-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
1231 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$




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