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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
132 AM EDT TUE MAY 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-
132 AM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

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

HIGH PRESSURE WILL BRIEFLY BUILD ACROSS THE WATERS OVERNIGHT BEFORE
A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES UP THE COAST NEAR THE DELMARVA TUESDAY
NIGHT. ANOTHER AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA
WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES MAY BE NEEDED
FOR PORTIONS OF THE WATERS WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

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ANZ535-232000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
132 AM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.SAT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ536-232000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
132 AM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY. PATCHY FOG.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ537-232000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
132 AM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

.OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE LATE MORNING
AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. RAIN LIKELY. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ530-232000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
132 AM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ531-232000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
132 AM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ538-232000-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
132 AM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ539-232000-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
132 AM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ532-232000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
132 AM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.WED...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ540-232000-
EASTERN BAY-
132 AM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ533-232000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
132 AM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY. PATCHY FOG.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN LIKELY. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ541-232000-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
132 AM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ542-232000-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
132 AM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

.OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY. PATCHY FOG.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.WED...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ534-232000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
132 AM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

.OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.TUE...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN LIKELY. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. RAIN LIKELY. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT... SUBSIDING TO 1 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ543-232000-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
132 AM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

.OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN
LIKELY. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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