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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
631 AM EST THU DEC 8 2016

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.

ANZ500-082100-
631 AM EST THU DEC 8 2016

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

A COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH THE WATERS THIS AFTERNOON INTO THIS
EVENING. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE AREA FOR THE WEEKEND
BEFORE ANOTHER SYSTEM MOVES IN SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY. SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORIES MAY BE NEEDED SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

$$

ANZ535-082100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
631 AM EST THU DEC 8 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM EST THIS MORNING
THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT LATE THIS MORNING
AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW THIS
MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY.

$$

ANZ536-082100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
631 AM EST THU DEC 8 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM EST THIS MORNING
THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY.

$$

ANZ537-082100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
631 AM EST THU DEC 8 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR
LESS...BUILDING TO 2 FT LATE. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS
MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR
SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY.

$$

ANZ530-082100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
631 AM EST THU DEC 8 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM EST THIS MORNING
THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO
25 KT THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 2 FT LATE. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
THROUGH THE DAY.

$$

ANZ531-082100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
631 AM EST THU DEC 8 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM EST THIS MORNING
THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... INCREASING TO
15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS...
BUILDING TO 2 FT THIS AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW
THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
THROUGH THE DAY.

$$

ANZ538-082100-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
631 AM EST THU DEC 8 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM EST THIS MORNING
THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... INCREASING TO
15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
THROUGH THE DAY.

$$

ANZ539-082100-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
631 AM EST THU DEC 8 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM EST THIS MORNING
THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING W 15 KT
WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING TO
3 FT LATE. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY.

$$

ANZ532-082100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
631 AM EST THU DEC 8 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM EST THIS MORNING
THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING W 15 KT
WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT LATE. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 2 FT
LATE. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR
SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY.

$$

ANZ540-082100-
EASTERN BAY-
631 AM EST THU DEC 8 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM EST THIS MORNING
THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING W 15 KT
WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT LATE. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 2 FT
LATE. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY.

$$

ANZ533-082100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
631 AM EST THU DEC 8 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM EST THIS MORNING
THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... INCREASING TO
15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT LATE. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO
2 FT LATE. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR
SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY.

$$

ANZ541-082100-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
631 AM EST THU DEC 8 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM EST THIS MORNING
THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING W 15 KT
WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT LATE. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 2 FT
LATE. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY.

$$

ANZ542-082100-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
631 AM EST THU DEC 8 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT THIS AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY.

$$

ANZ534-082100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
631 AM EST THU DEC 8 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW 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. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR
SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY... THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN
OR SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ543-082100-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
631 AM EST THU DEC 8 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO
20 KT LATE. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS
MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$




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