Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
132 PM EDT WED MAY 27 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.

ANZ500-280800-
132 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

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

HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE ATLANTIC OCEAN THROUGH SATURDAY.
A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE WATERS EARLY NEXT WEEK. A SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED FOR PORTIONS OF THE WATERS SATURDAY THROUGH
SATURDAY NIGHT.

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ANZ535-280800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
132 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 227 IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED TSTMS WITH A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. SHOWERS AND TSTMS
LIKELY.

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

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ANZ536-280800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
132 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED TSTMS WITH A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. SHOWERS AND TSTMS
LIKELY.

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

$$

ANZ537-280800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
132 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED TSTMS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS THROUGH THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY THROUGH THE
NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ530-280800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
132 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 227 IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SCATTERED TSTMS WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... DIMINISHING TO
5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS AND
TSTMS LIKELY.

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

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ANZ531-280800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
132 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 227 IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. SCATTERED TSTMS WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS AND
TSTMS LIKELY.

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

$$

ANZ538-280800-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
132 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 227 IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SCATTERED TSTMS WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SUN...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.

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

$$

ANZ539-280800-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
132 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 227 IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. SCATTERED TSTMS WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS AND
TSTMS LIKELY.

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

$$

ANZ532-280800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
132 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 227 IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. SCATTERED TSTMS WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

$$

ANZ540-280800-
EASTERN BAY-
132 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 227 IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
SCATTERED TSTMS WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY...
MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ533-280800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
132 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 227 IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
SCATTERED TSTMS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. WAVES 3 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS THROUGH THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY THROUGH THE
NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ541-280800-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
132 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 227 IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT...EXCEPT FLAT NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE LITTLE CHOPTANK. SCATTERED
TSTMS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ542-280800-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
132 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 227 IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SCATTERED TSTMS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING LIGHT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS THROUGH THE DAY... THEN SHOWERS AND
TSTMS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

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ANZ534-280800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
132 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
SCATTERED TSTMS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS THROUGH THE DAY...THEN
SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ543-280800-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
132 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
SCATTERED TSTMS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS THROUGH THE DAY...THEN
SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

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