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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
432 AM EDT Mon Oct 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.

ANZ500-232300-
432 AM EDT Mon Oct 23 2017

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

High pressure has moved east of Nova Scotia. A cold front will cross
 the waters tonight, followed by a secondary cold front Wednesday.
High pressure will return late in the week.

$$

ANZ535-232300-
Tidal Potomac from Key Bridge to Indian Head-
432 AM EDT Mon Oct 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TODAY...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TONIGHT...S winds 10 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers.
Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TUE...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt in the morning. Waves
1 ft. A chance of showers.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.THU...S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.FRI...S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ536-232300-
Tidal Potomac from Indian Head to Cobb Island-
432 AM EDT Mon Oct 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TODAY...SE winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TONIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft.
Showers. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TUE...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt in the morning. Waves
1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.THU...S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ537-232300-
Tidal Potomac from Cobb Island to Smith Point-
432 AM EDT Mon Oct 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TODAY...SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt... increasing to
35 kt late. Waves 3 ft. Showers. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TUE...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt... diminishing to
20 kt in the afternoon. Waves 3 ft. Showers likely.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ530-232300-
Chesapeake Bay north of Pooles Island-
432 AM EDT Mon Oct 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Patchy
fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TODAY...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to
3 NM.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 2 ft.
Showers. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TUE...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt... diminishing to
20 kt in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Showers likely.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 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...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ531-232300-
Chesapeake Bay from Pooles Island to Sandy Point-
432 AM EDT Mon Oct 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Patchy
fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TODAY...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt... increasing to
35 kt late. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Showers. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TUE...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt... diminishing to
20 kt in the afternoon. Waves 4 ft...subsiding to 2 ft in the
afternoon. Showers likely.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 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...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ538-232300-
Patapsco River including Baltimore Harbor-
432 AM EDT Mon Oct 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Patchy
fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TODAY...SE winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy
fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 2 ft.
Showers. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TUE...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt... diminishing to
20 kt in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Showers likely.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.THU...W winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming light. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ539-232300-
Chester River to Queenstown MD-
432 AM EDT Mon Oct 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Patchy
fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TODAY...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy
fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt... increasing to
35 kt late. Waves 2 ft. Showers. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TUE...S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt... diminishing to
10 kt with gusts to 20 kt in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Showers
likely.
.TUE NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming NW after midnight. 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...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ532-232300-
Chesapeake Bay from Sandy Point to North Beach-
432 AM EDT Mon Oct 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TODAY...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt... increasing to
35 kt late. Waves 3 ft. Showers. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TUE...S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt... diminishing to
10 kt with gusts to 20 kt in the afternoon. Waves 5 ft...subsiding
to 3 ft in the afternoon. Showers likely.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ540-232300-
Eastern Bay-
432 AM EDT Mon Oct 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Patchy
fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TODAY...SE winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 15 kt late. Gusts up to
20 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt... increasing to
35 kt late. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Showers. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TUE...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt... diminishing to
20 kt in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Showers likely.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 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...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ533-232300-
Chesapeake Bay from North Beach to Drum Point-
432 AM EDT Mon Oct 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TODAY...SE winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt... increasing to
15 kt with gusts to 25 kt late. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt... increasing to
35 kt late. Waves 3 ft. Showers. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TUE...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt... diminishing to
20 kt in the afternoon. Waves 5 ft...subsiding to 3 ft in the
afternoon. Showers likely.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft.

$$

ANZ541-232300-
Choptank River to Cambridge MD and the Little Choptank River-
432 AM EDT Mon Oct 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TODAY...SE winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt... increasing to
15 kt with gusts to 25 kt late. Waves 1 ft.
.TONIGHT...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt... increasing to
35 kt late. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Showers. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TUE...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt... diminishing to
20 kt in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Showers likely.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 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...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ542-232300-
Patuxent River to Broomes Island MD-
432 AM EDT Mon Oct 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TODAY...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TONIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Showers. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TUE...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt... diminishing to
20 kt in the afternoon. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 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...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ534-232300-
Chesapeake Bay from Drum Point to Smith Point-
432 AM EDT Mon Oct 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SE winds 10 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.TODAY...SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt... increasing to
35 kt late. Waves 3 ft...building to 5 ft after midnight. Showers.
Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TUE...S winds 20 to 25 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Gusts up to 30 kt. Waves 4 ft. Showers likely.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 2 to
3 ft.
.WED...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to
2 ft.
.THU...W winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming SW 5 kt after midnight. Waves
1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft.

$$

ANZ543-232300-
Tangier Sound and the inland waters surrounding Bloodsworth Island-
432 AM EDT Mon Oct 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TODAY...SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt... increasing to
35 kt late. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Showers. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TUE...S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 3 ft. Showers
likely.
.TUE NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming NW 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...NW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming SW 5 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft.

$$




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