Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
331 AM EST MON DEC 29 2014

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.

ANZ500-292300-
331 AM EST MON DEC 29 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE TIDAL POTOMAC AND MD PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...
A COLD FRONT WILL SLOWLY DRIFT SOUTH OF THE AREA TODAY. LOW PRESSURE
WILL MOVE ACROSS THE CAROLINAS TONIGHT...FOLLOWED BY HIGH PRESSURE
THAT WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE WORK WEEK.

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ANZ535-292300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
331 AM EST MON DEC 29 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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ANZ536-292300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
331 AM EST MON DEC 29 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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ANZ537-292300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
331 AM EST MON DEC 29 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT. RAIN.
.TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE MORNING.
WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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ANZ530-292300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
331 AM EST MON DEC 29 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN.
.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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ANZ531-292300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
331 AM EST MON DEC 29 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE LATE
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN OR SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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ANZ538-292300-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
331 AM EST MON DEC 29 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN.
.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON...BECOMING LIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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ANZ539-292300-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
331 AM EST MON DEC 29 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN OR SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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ANZ532-292300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
331 AM EST MON DEC 29 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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ANZ540-292300-
EASTERN BAY-
331 AM EST MON DEC 29 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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ANZ533-292300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
331 AM EST MON DEC 29 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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ANZ541-292300-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
331 AM EST MON DEC 29 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN OR SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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ANZ542-292300-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
331 AM EST MON DEC 29 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR
SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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ANZ534-292300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
331 AM EST MON DEC 29 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN.
.TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR
SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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ANZ543-292300-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
331 AM EST MON DEC 29 2014

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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