Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
932 AM EST FRI FEB 27 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.  WAVES FLAT WHERE WATERS ARE ICED OVER.

ANZ500-272100-
932 AM EST FRI FEB 27 2015

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

HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE WATERS THROUGH SATURDAY BEFORE
MOVING OFF THE COAST SUNDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE WATERS
SUNDAY NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL RETURN FOR MONDAY BEFORE LOW
PRESSURE IMPACTS THE WATERS TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY.

$$

ANZ535-272100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
932 AM EST FRI FEB 27 2015

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

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING... THEN A
CHANCE OF FLURRIES THIS AFTERNOON. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM LATE THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN...
FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.TUE...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. FREEZING RAIN...
SNOW AND SLEET LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN... FREEZING RAIN
AND SLEET LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ536-272100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
932 AM EST FRI FEB 27 2015

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

.REST OF TODAY...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF
FLURRIES THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN... FREEZING
RAIN AND SLEET.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. FREEZING RAIN... SNOW AND
SLEET LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN...FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET
LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ537-272100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
932 AM EST FRI FEB 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY LATE THIS MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF
FLURRIES THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 KT LATE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
DAY.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. FREEZING RAIN... SNOW AND
SLEET LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN...FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET
LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ530-272100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
932 AM EST FRI FEB 27 2015

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

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING... THEN A
CHANCE OF FLURRIES THIS AFTERNOON. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM LATE THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN...
SNOW AND SLEET.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN...FREEZING
RAIN AND SLEET LIKELY.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. FREEZING RAIN... SNOW AND
SLEET LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN...FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ531-272100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
932 AM EST FRI FEB 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF
FLURRIES THIS AFTERNOON. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM LATE THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN...
SNOW AND SLEET.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN...FREEZING
RAIN AND SLEET LIKELY.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. FREEZING RAIN...SNOW AND
SLEET LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN...FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ538-272100-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
932 AM EST FRI FEB 27 2015

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

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING... THEN A
CHANCE OF FLURRIES THIS AFTERNOON. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM LATE THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN...
SNOW AND SLEET.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN... FREEZING RAIN
AND SLEET LIKELY.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. FREEZING RAIN... SNOW AND
SLEET LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN...FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ539-272100-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
932 AM EST FRI FEB 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF
FLURRIES THIS AFTERNOON. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM LATE THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 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 FREEZING RAIN...
SNOW AND SLEET.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN...
FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE DAY.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. FREEZING RAIN...SNOW
AND SLEET LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN...FREEZING RAIN AND
SLEET THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ532-272100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
932 AM EST FRI FEB 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING... THEN A
CHANCE OF FLURRIES THIS AFTERNOON. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM LATE THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT... BUILDING
TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 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 FREEZING RAIN...
SNOW AND SLEET.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN...FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FT.
FREEZING RAIN...SNOW AND SLEET LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN...
FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ540-272100-
EASTERN BAY-
932 AM EST FRI FEB 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF
FLURRIES THIS AFTERNOON. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM LATE THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN...
FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE DAY.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. FREEZING RAIN...SNOW AND
SLEET LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN...FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ533-272100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
932 AM EST FRI FEB 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT THIS AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF FLURRIES THIS
AFTERNOON. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM LATE THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT LATE. WAVES 4 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN...FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE DAY.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT. FREEZING
RAIN...SNOW AND SLEET LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN...FREEZING
RAIN AND SLEET THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ541-272100-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
932 AM EST FRI FEB 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
3 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF
FLURRIES THIS AFTERNOON. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM LATE THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN...FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE DAY.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. FREEZING RAIN...SNOW
AND SLEET LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN...FREEZING RAIN AND
SLEET THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ542-272100-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
932 AM EST FRI FEB 27 2015

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

.REST OF TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF
FLURRIES THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN...FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE DAY.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE
EVENING...THEN SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. FREEZING RAIN...
SNOW AND SLEET LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN...FREEZING RAIN
AND SLEET LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ534-272100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
932 AM EST FRI FEB 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
3 FT. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY LATE THIS MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF
FLURRIES THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN...
FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
DAY.
.TUE...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. FREEZING RAIN...SNOW AND SLEET LIKELY
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN...FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET LIKELY THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ543-272100-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
932 AM EST FRI FEB 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT THIS AFTERNOON. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY LATE
THIS MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF FLURRIES THIS AFTERNOON. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM LATE THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN...FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE DAY.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT. FREEZING
RAIN...SNOW AND SLEET LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN...FREEZING
RAIN AND SLEET LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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