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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1032 AM EDT TUE APR 21 2015

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.

ANZ500-212000-
1032 AM EDT TUE APR 21 2015

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

A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH ON WEDNESDAY. GALES ARE POSSIBLE ON
WEDNESDAY. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES ARE LIKELY THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.

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ANZ535-212000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
1032 AM EDT TUE APR 21 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT EARLY IN THE
EVENING. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT... BECOMING W WITH
GUSTS TO 25 KT LATE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY.

$$

ANZ536-212000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
1032 AM EDT TUE APR 21 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT EARLY IN THE
EVENING. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY.

$$

ANZ537-212000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
1032 AM EDT TUE APR 21 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT... INCREASING TO
30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY.

$$

ANZ530-212000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
1032 AM EDT TUE APR 21 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT EARLY IN THE
EVENING. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT... BECOMING W WITH
GUSTS TO 30 KT LATE. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT...BECOMING NW
10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ531-212000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
1032 AM EDT TUE APR 21 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT EARLY IN THE
EVENING. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT... INCREASING TO
20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING W
WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT LATE. WAVES 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING
TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

$$

ANZ538-212000-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
1032 AM EDT TUE APR 21 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT EARLY IN THE
EVENING. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT... BECOMING W WITH
GUSTS TO 30 KT LATE. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ539-212000-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
1032 AM EDT TUE APR 21 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT EARLY IN THE
EVENING. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT... INCREASING TO
20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING W
WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT LATE. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT...BECOMING NW
10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

$$

ANZ532-212000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
1032 AM EDT TUE APR 21 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 KT EARLY IN THE
AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING W LATE. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT...BECOMING NW
10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

$$

ANZ540-212000-
EASTERN BAY-
1032 AM EDT TUE APR 21 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT EARLY IN THE
EVENING. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 KT EARLY IN THE
AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING W LATE. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT...BECOMING NW
10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

$$

ANZ533-212000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
1032 AM EDT TUE APR 21 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
2 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ541-212000-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
1032 AM EDT TUE APR 21 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT...
EXCEPT FLAT NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE LITTLE CHOPTANK.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ542-212000-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
1032 AM EDT TUE APR 21 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT EARLY IN THE
EVENING. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... INCREASING TO
15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY.

$$

ANZ534-212000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
1032 AM EDT TUE APR 21 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT... BUILDING TO 3 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.

$$

ANZ543-212000-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
1032 AM EDT TUE APR 21 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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