Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
135 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 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.

ANZ500-242000-
135 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

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

HIGH PRESSURE WILL SLIDE OFFSHORE TONIGHT, ALLOWING A WARM FRONT TO
LIFT THROUGH THE AREA ON FRIDAY. A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL THEN
APPROACH THE AREA SUNDAY, AND MOVE THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY.
 SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES MAY BE NEEDED FOR PORTIONS OF THE WATERS
SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT.

$$

ANZ535-242000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
135 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE LATE MORNING
AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT EARLY IN THE
EVENING. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ536-242000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
135 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT EARLY THIS
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ537-242000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
135 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT EARLY THIS
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY... MAINLY IN
THE MORNING.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ530-242000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
135 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS EVENING...

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 5 KT LATE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...
THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ531-242000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
135 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

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

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 5 KT LATE. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...
THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ538-242000-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
135 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ539-242000-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
135 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

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

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 5 KT LATE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...
THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ532-242000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
135 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

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

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ540-242000-
EASTERN BAY-
135 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

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

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ533-242000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
135 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

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

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ541-242000-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
135 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

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

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY... MAINLY IN
THE MORNING.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ542-242000-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
135 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ534-242000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
135 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

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

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY
IN THE MORNING.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ543-242000-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
135 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

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

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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