Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1231 PM EST MON DEC 22 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.

ANZ500-230900-
1231 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE TIDAL POTOMAC AND MD PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...
COASTAL LOW PRESSURE IS EXPECTED TO MOVE UP THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST
TODAY. A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL AFFECT THE REGION BEGINNING
TUESDAY NIGHT...SENDING A COLD FRONT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT. A
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS LIKELY WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

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ANZ535-230900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
1231 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN WITH
AREAS OF DRIZZLE.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN
LIKELY.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ536-230900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
1231 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES 1 FT. AREAS OF DRIZZLE.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN LIKELY.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ537-230900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
1231 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. AREAS OF DRIZZLE.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ530-230900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
1231 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.TUE...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN WITH AREAS OF
DRIZZLE.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ531-230900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
1231 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.TUE...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF LIGHT
RAIN WITH AREAS OF DRIZZLE.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ538-230900-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
1231 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.TUE...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN WITH
AREAS OF DRIZZLE.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ539-230900-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
1231 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.TUE...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF LIGHT
RAIN WITH AREAS OF DRIZZLE.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ532-230900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
1231 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.TUE...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN WITH
AREAS OF DRIZZLE.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ540-230900-
EASTERN BAY-
1231 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.TUE...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN WITH
AREAS OF DRIZZLE.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ533-230900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
1231 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.TUE...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. AREAS OF DRIZZLE.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO
2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

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ANZ541-230900-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
1231 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.TUE...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. AREAS OF DRIZZLE.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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ANZ542-230900-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
1231 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. AREAS OF DRIZZLE.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ534-230900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
1231 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT LATE. WAVES
3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. AREAS OF DRIZZLE.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
RAIN LIKELY.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

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ANZ543-230900-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
1231 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.TUE...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. AREAS OF DRIZZLE.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 5 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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