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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Wakefield VA
345 PM EST Tue Nov 21 2017

Virginia Portion of the Chesapeake Bay...Currituck Sound and Atlantic
Coastal Waters from Fenwick Island DE to Currituck Beach Light NC out
20 nautical miles

ANZ600-220445-
345 PM EST Tue Nov 21 2017

.Synopsis for Fenwick Island DE to Currituck Beach Light NC out
20 nautical miles Including Virginia Portion of the Chesapeake Bay
Currituck Sound and Portions of the James, York,
and Rappahannock rivers...

High pressure moves father out to sea tonight. Meanwhile, weak
low pressure will track northeast just off the coast tonight into
Wednesday morning ahead of a cold front. These systems push out
to sea Wednesday afternoon. High pressure builds back into the
area for the end of the week.

$$

ANZ630-220445-
Chesapeake Bay from Smith Point to Windmill Point VA-
345 PM EST Tue Nov 21 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.THROUGH 7 PM...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.TONIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming SW 5 to 10 kt late.
Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers late in the evening. Showers
after midnight.
.WED...NW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming N 15 to 20 kt in the late
morning and afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft...building to 3 to 4 ft. A
chance of showers early in the morning.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 3 to 4 ft...subsiding to
2 to 3 ft after midnight.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming NW 5 to 10 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...NW winds 5 kt...becoming SW late. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft...building to 2
to 3 ft after midnight.
.SUN...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 3 to 4 ft.

$$

ANZ631-220445-
Chesapeake Bay from Windmill Point to New Point Comfort VA-
345 PM EST Tue Nov 21 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.THROUGH 7 PM...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming SW 5 to 10 kt late.
Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers late in the evening. Showers
after midnight.
.WED...NW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming N 15 to 20 kt in the late
morning and afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft...building to 3 to 4 ft. A
chance of showers early in the morning.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 3 to 4 ft...subsiding to
2 to 3 ft late.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...N winds 5 kt...becoming SE late. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft...building to 2
to 3 ft after midnight.
.SUN...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 3 to 4 ft.

$$

ANZ632-220445-
Chesapeake Bay from New Point Comfort to Little Creek VA-
345 PM EST Tue Nov 21 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.THROUGH 7 PM...S winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...S winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers
late in the evening. Showers after midnight.
.WED...NW winds 10 kt...becoming N 15 to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2
ft...building to 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers early in the
morning.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 3 to 4 ft...subsiding to
2 to 3 ft late.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft...subsiding to 1 to 2 ft in the late
morning and afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...NW winds 5 kt...becoming E late. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...SE winds 5 kt...becoming SW after midnight. Waves
1 foot.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft...building to 2
to 3 ft after midnight.
.SUN...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft...building to 3 to 4
ft in the afternoon.

$$

ANZ634-220445-
Chesapeake Bay from Little Creek VA to Cape Henry VA including
the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel-
345 PM EST Tue Nov 21 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.THROUGH 7 PM...S winds 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...S winds 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft. A chance of showers
late in the evening. Showers after midnight.
.WED...NW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming N 15 to 20 kt in the late
morning and afternoon. Waves around 2 ft...building to 3 to 4 ft.
A chance of showers early in the morning.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 20 kt. Waves 3 to 4 ft.
.THU...N winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 kt in the afternoon.
Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...N winds 5 kt...becoming E late. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SE winds 5 kt...becoming SW after midnight. Waves
1 to 2 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 3 to 4 ft.

$$

ANZ650-220445-
Coastal waters from Fenwick Island DE to Chincoteague VA out
20 nm-
345 PM EST Tue Nov 21 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.THROUGH 7 PM...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft with a
dominant period of 5 seconds.
.TONIGHT...S winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of 4 seconds...
subsiding to 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers late in the evening.
Showers after midnight.
.WED...W winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming NW 15 to 20 kt with gusts
to around 30 kt in the late morning and early afternoon, then
becoming N 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt late. Seas 2 to
3 ft with a dominant period of 6 seconds...building to 4 to 5 ft.
Showers likely early in the morning, then a chance of showers
late in the morning. Vsby 1 to 3 NM early in the morning.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to around 30 kt. Seas
4 to 5 ft.
.THU...N winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming NW 10 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 4 to 5 ft...subsiding to 3 to 4 ft in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft...subsiding to 2 to 3
ft after midnight.
.FRI...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft...subsiding to 2 to 3
ft in the afternoon.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.

$$

ANZ652-220445-
Coastal waters from Chincoteague to Parramore Island VA out 20 nm-
345 PM EST Tue Nov 21 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.THROUGH 7 PM...SW winds 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft with a dominant
period of 4 seconds.
.TONIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft with a dominant
period of 4 seconds. A chance of showers late in the evening.
Showers after midnight.
.WED...W winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming N 15 to 20 kt in the late
morning and afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft with a dominant period of
6 seconds...building to 4 to 5 ft. Showers likely early in the
morning, then a chance of showers late in the morning. Vsby 1 to 3
NM early in the morning.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to around 30 kt. Seas
4 to 5 ft.
.THU...N winds 15 kt...becoming NW 5 to 10 kt late. Seas 4 to 5
ft...subsiding to 3 to 4 ft in the late morning and afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft...subsiding to
2 to 3 ft after midnight.
.FRI...NW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SW late. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft...building to
3 to 4 ft after midnight.
.SUN...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft...building to 4 to 5
ft in the afternoon.

$$

ANZ654-220445-
Coastal waters from Parramore Island to Cape Charles Light VA out
20 nm-
345 PM EST Tue Nov 21 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.THROUGH 7 PM...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft with a
dominant period of 4 seconds.
.TONIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft with a dominant
period of 4 seconds. A chance of showers late in the evening.
Showers after midnight.
.WED...W winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming NW 15 to 20 kt late in the
morning, then becoming N 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt
in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft with a dominant period of
6 seconds...building to 4 to 5 ft. A chance of showers early in
the morning with Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt in the
evening. Seas 4 to 5 ft...subsiding to 3 to 4 ft in the late
evening and overnight.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt late. Seas
4 to 5 ft...subsiding to 3 to 4 ft in the late morning and
afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.FRI...N winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming E late. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SW after midnight.
Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

$$

ANZ656-220445-
Coastal Waters from Cape Charles Light to Virginia-
North Carolina border out to 20 nm-
345 PM EST Tue Nov 21 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.THROUGH 7 PM...S winds 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft...mainly SE swell
with a dominant period of 5 seconds.
.TONIGHT...S winds 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft...mainly SE swell with
a dominant period of 5 seconds. A chance of showers late in the
evening. Showers after midnight.
.WED...W winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming NW 15 to 20 kt late in the
morning, then becoming N 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt
in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft with a dominant period of
6 seconds...building to 4 to 5 ft. A chance of showers early in
the morning with Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt...
diminishing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 5 to 6 ft...
subsiding to 4 to 5 ft in the late evening and overnight.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt late. Seas
4 to 5 ft...subsiding to 3 to 4 ft in the late morning and
afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.FRI...N winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming E late. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S after midnight.
Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT...W winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Seas around 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft...building to 4 to 5
ft in the afternoon.

$$

ANZ658-220445-
Coastal waters from NC VA border to Currituck Beach Light NC out
20 nm-
345 PM EST Tue Nov 21 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.THROUGH 7 PM...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft...mainly SE
swell with a dominant period of 6 seconds.
.TONIGHT...S winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft...mainly SE swell with a
dominant period of 7 seconds. A chance of showers late in the
evening. Showers after midnight.
.WED...W winds 10 kt...becoming NW 15 to 20 kt late in the
morning, then becoming N 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt
in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft with a dominant period of
6 seconds...building to 5 to 6 ft. A chance of showers in the
morning. Vsby 1 to 3 NM early in the morning.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt...
diminishing to 15 to 20 kt late. Seas 5 to 6 ft...subsiding to
4 to 5 ft after midnight.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt late. Seas
4 to 5 ft...subsiding to 3 to 4 ft in the late morning and
afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft...subsiding to
2 to 3 ft after midnight.
.FRI...N winds 10 kt...becoming NE late. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...E winds 5 kt...becoming SE after midnight. Seas 2 to
3 ft.
.SAT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft...building to 3
to 4 ft after midnight.
.SUN...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft...building to 4 to 5
ft in the afternoon.

$$

ANZ633-220445-
Currituck Sound-
345 PM EST Tue Nov 21 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.THROUGH 7 PM...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.TONIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers
late in the evening. Showers after midnight.
.WED...NW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming N 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers early in the
morning.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU...N winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 kt late. Waves
1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...E winds 5 kt...becoming SW after midnight. Waves
1 foot.
.SAT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN...NW winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

$$

ANZ635-220445-
Rappahannock River from Urbanna to Windmill Point-
345 PM EST Tue Nov 21 2017

.THROUGH 7 PM...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers
late in the evening. Showers after midnight.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming N 10 to 15 kt in the late
morning and afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...NW winds 5 kt...becoming E in the afternoon. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 foot.

$$

ANZ636-220445-
York River-
345 PM EST Tue Nov 21 2017

.THROUGH 7 PM...S winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers
late in the evening. Showers after midnight.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming N 10 to 15 kt in the late
morning and afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...NW winds 5 kt...becoming E in the afternoon. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 foot.

$$

ANZ637-220445-
James River from Jamestown to the James River Bridge-
345 PM EST Tue Nov 21 2017

.THROUGH 7 PM...S winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.TONIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming W late. Waves 1 foot. A
chance of showers late in the evening. Showers after midnight.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming N 10 to 15 kt in the late
morning and afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 5 kt...becoming W in the late evening and
overnight. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...NW winds 5 kt...becoming E in the afternoon. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.

$$

ANZ638-220445-
James River from James River Bridge to Hampton Roads Bridge-
Tunnel-
345 PM EST Tue Nov 21 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.THROUGH 7 PM...S winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SW late. Waves 1 to
2 ft. A chance of showers late in the evening. Showers after
midnight.
.WED...NW winds 10 kt...becoming N 15 to 20 kt in the late
morning and afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft...building to 2 to 3 ft in
the late morning and afternoon. A chance of showers early in the
morning.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...NW winds 5 kt...becoming E late. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...SE winds 5 kt...becoming SW after midnight. Waves
1 foot.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.

$$

GINGRICH



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