Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
732 AM EDT MON MAR 30 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.

ANZ500-302000-
732 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

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

A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE WATERS FROM THE WEST AROUND MIDDAY
TODAY. LOW PRESSURE WILL TRACK ACROSS THE WATERS TUESDAY EVENING.
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES ARE POSSIBLE TUESDAY AFTERNOON INTO
WEDNESDAY...THEN AGAIN FOR PORTIONS OF THE WATERS THURSDAY.

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ANZ535-302000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
732 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

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

.TODAY...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN
LIKELY THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... DIMINISHING TO
5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ536-302000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
732 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

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

.TODAY...W WINDS 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY
THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ537-302000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
732 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

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

.TODAY...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN LIKELY THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ530-302000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
732 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

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

.TODAY...W WINDS 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN OR SNOW
LIKELY THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... DIMINISHING TO
5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ531-302000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
732 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

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

.TODAY...W WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN OR
SNOW LIKELY THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... DIMINISHING TO
5 KT LATE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ538-302000-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
732 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

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

.TODAY...W WINDS 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN OR SNOW
LIKELY THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... DIMINISHING TO
5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ539-302000-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
732 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

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

.TODAY...W WINDS 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 KT
THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO
25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ532-302000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
732 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

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

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT... BECOMING W
10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... DIMINISHING TO
5 KT LATE. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 1 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ540-302000-
EASTERN BAY-
732 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

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

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT... BECOMING W
10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 1 FT LATE. RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... DIMINISHING TO
5 KT LATE. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ533-302000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
732 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

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

.TODAY...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
RAIN LIKELY THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... DIMINISHING TO
5 KT LATE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
2 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ541-302000-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
732 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

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

.TODAY...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT...
EXCEPT FLAT NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE LITTLE CHOPTANK. RAIN LIKELY THIS
MORNING.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... DIMINISHING TO
5 KT LATE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ542-302000-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
732 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

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

.TODAY...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN
LIKELY THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT EARLY IN THE
EVENING. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ534-302000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
732 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

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

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 KT LATE. GUSTS UP TO
30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 KT THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING
TO 2 FT LATE. RAIN LIKELY THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO
25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FT... BUILDING TO 4 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT...BUILDING TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
2 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ543-302000-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
732 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

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

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 KT LATE. GUSTS UP TO
30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 KT LATE. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN LIKELY THIS
MORNING.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO
25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FT... BUILDING TO 4 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

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