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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
1231 AM EST Mon Dec 18 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.

ANZ500-182100-
1231 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

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

A warm front will pull north of the waters tonight. High pressure
will control the weather pattern through Tuesday before a cold front
 crosses the area Tuesday night. High pressure will build to the
north Wednesday into Thursday as a front stalls to the south. A
Small Craft Advisory may be needed late Tuesday into Wednesday for
portions of the waters.

$$

ANZ535-182100-
Tidal Potomac from Key Bridge to Indian Head-
1231 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.Overnight...S winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon.
Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.THU...SE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the night.

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ANZ536-182100-
Tidal Potomac from Indian Head to Cobb Island-
1231 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.Overnight...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon.
Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.THU...SE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the night.

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ANZ537-182100-
Tidal Potomac from Cobb Island to Smith Point-
1231 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.Overnight...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Patchy fog. Vsby
1 to 3 NM.
.TUE...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon.
Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the night.

$$

ANZ530-182100-
Chesapeake Bay north of Pooles Island-
1231 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.Overnight...E winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON NIGHT...W winds 5 kt. Waves flat. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TUE...SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.THU...SE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the night.

$$

ANZ531-182100-
Chesapeake Bay from Pooles Island to Sandy Point-
1231 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.Overnight...E winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...E winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the night.

$$

ANZ538-182100-
Patapsco River including Baltimore Harbor-
1231 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.Overnight...Light winds. Waves flat.
.MON...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON NIGHT...W winds 5 kt. Waves flat. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...SE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the night.

$$

ANZ539-182100-
Chester River to Queenstown MD-
1231 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.Overnight...SE winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TUE...SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...E winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the night.

$$

ANZ532-182100-
Chesapeake Bay from Sandy Point to North Beach-
1231 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.Overnight...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon.
Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the night.

$$

ANZ540-182100-
Eastern Bay-
1231 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.Overnight...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...E winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the night.

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ANZ533-182100-
Chesapeake Bay from North Beach to Drum Point-
1231 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.Overnight...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon.
Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers
through the night.

$$

ANZ541-182100-
Choptank River to Cambridge MD and the Little Choptank River-
1231 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.Overnight...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon.
Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the night.

$$

ANZ542-182100-
Patuxent River to Broomes Island MD-
1231 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.Overnight...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Patchy fog. Vsby
1 to 3 NM.
.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon.
Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the night.

$$

ANZ534-182100-
Chesapeake Bay from Drum Point to Smith Point-
1231 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.Overnight...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to
3 NM.
.TUE...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon.
Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.THU...NE winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming E 5 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft...building to 3 ft after
midnight. A chance of showers through the night.

$$

ANZ543-182100-
Tangier Sound and the inland waters surrounding Bloodsworth Island-
1231 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.Overnight...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to
3 NM.
.TUE...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon.
Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to
2 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft...building to 3 ft after
midnight. A chance of showers through the night.

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