Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
154 AM EDT THU MAR 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.

ANZ500-232000-
154 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

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

HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVERHEAD THIS MORNING. THE HIGH WILL MOVE
OFFSHORE TONIGHT, ALLOWING A WARM FRONT TO LIFT THROUGH THE AREA ON
FRIDAY. A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MAY APPROACH THE AREA SUNDAY.

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ANZ535-232000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
154 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ536-232000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
154 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ537-232000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
154 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EDT THIS MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE MORNING. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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ANZ530-232000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
154 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EDT EARLY THIS
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...
THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ531-232000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
154 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EDT EARLY THIS
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY
IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ538-232000-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
154 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE
OF RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ539-232000-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
154 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

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

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW LATE. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY
IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ532-232000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
154 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EDT THIS MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S LATE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY
IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ540-232000-
EASTERN BAY-
154 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW LATE. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY
IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ533-232000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
154 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EDT THIS MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING SE LATE.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE LATE
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ541-232000-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
154 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EDT EARLY THIS
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW LATE. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY
IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ542-232000-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
154 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EDT EARLY THIS
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ534-232000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
154 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EDT THIS MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING E AROUND
5 KT LATE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES FLAT...BUILDING TO 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE
NIGHT.

$$

ANZ543-232000-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
154 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EDT THIS MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE
NIGHT.

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