Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
818 PM EST THU FEB 26 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.

ANZ500-270900-
818 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

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

AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE EAST OF THE DELMARVA PENINSULA
TODAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE WATERS FRIDAY AND
SATURDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE WATERS SUNDAY NIGHT. A SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORY IS POSSIBLE SATURDAY AND AGAIN SUNDAY NIGHT FOR
PORTIONS OF THE WATERS.

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ANZ535-270900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
818 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF FLURRIES.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
OR SNOW.
.MON...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.TUE...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY.

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ANZ536-270900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
818 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF FLURRIES.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR
SNOW.
.MON...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY.

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ANZ537-270900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
818 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... DIMINISHING TO
5 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY.

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ANZ530-270900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
818 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN OR SNOW
LIKELY.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY.

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ANZ531-270900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
818 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR
SNOW.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY.

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ANZ538-270900-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
818 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF FLURRIES. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR
SNOW.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY.

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ANZ539-270900-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
818 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO
25 KT IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SNOW SHOWERS. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
OR SNOW.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY.

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ANZ532-270900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
818 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO
25 KT IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE
OF SNOW SHOWERS. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
BUILDING TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... DIMINISHING TO
5 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT. RAIN OR
SNOW LIKELY.

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ANZ540-270900-
EASTERN BAY-
818 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF
SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO
25 KT IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SNOW SHOWERS. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... DIMINISHING TO
5 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
OR SNOW.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY.

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ANZ533-270900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
818 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...EXCEPT AROUND 1 FT OR
LESS NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE CHOPTANK. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO
25 KT IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO
2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... DIMINISHING TO
5 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
OR SNOW.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT. RAIN
OR SNOW LIKELY.

$$

ANZ541-270900-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
818 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO
25 KT IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE OF
SNOW SHOWERS. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... DIMINISHING TO
5 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
OR SNOW.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY.

$$

ANZ542-270900-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
818 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE LATE MORNING
AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... DIMINISHING TO
5 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
OR SNOW.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT. RAIN OR
SNOW LIKELY.

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ANZ534-270900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
818 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE
OF SNOW SHOWERS. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... DIMINISHING TO
5 TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 4 FT... SUBSIDING TO 2 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY.

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ANZ543-270900-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
818 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT...
BUILDING TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE MORNING. WAVES
2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT. RAIN OR
SNOW LIKELY.

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