Coastal Waters Forecast
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235 FZUS51 KLWX 251731 CWFLWX COASTAL WATERS FORECAST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC 1231 PM EST SAT FEB 25 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. ANZ500-260900- 1231 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017 .SYNOPSIS FOR THE TIDAL POTOMAC AND MD PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY... A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE WATERS THIS AFTERNOON. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE WATERS SUNDAY BEFORE MOVING OFFSHORE MONDAY. THE NEXT SYSTEM WILL AFFECT THE WATERS TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL BE POSSIBLE AGAIN MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY. $$ ANZ535-260900- TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD- 1231 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017 ...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT... ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON... .THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING NW LATE. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS. .TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT... BECOMING W 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT LATE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. .SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. .SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. .MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. .MON NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. .TUE...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. .WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT. WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS. $$ ANZ536-260900- TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND- 1231 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017 ...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT... ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON... .THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING W LATE. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS. .TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT... DIMINISHING TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT LATE. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. .SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. .SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. .MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. .MON NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. .TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. .WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT. WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS. $$ ANZ537-260900- TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT- 1231 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017 ...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT... ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON... .THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS. .TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. .SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. .SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. .MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. .MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. .TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. .WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS. $$ ANZ530-260900- CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND- 1231 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017 ...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT... ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON... .THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING W LATE. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS. .TONIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT... DIMINISHING TO 25 KT LATE. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY. .SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. .SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. .MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. .MON NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. .TUE...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. .WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT. WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS. $$ ANZ531-260900- CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT- 1231 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017 ...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT... ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON... .THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING W LATE. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS. .TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. .SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING TO 20 KT LATE. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. .SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. .MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. .MON NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. .TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. .WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT. WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS. $$ ANZ538-260900- PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR- 1231 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017 ...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT... ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON... .THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING W LATE. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS. .TONIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT... DIMINISHING TO 25 KT LATE. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. .SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. .SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. .MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. .MON NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. .TUE...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. .WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT. WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS. $$ ANZ539-260900- CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD- 1231 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017 ...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT... ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON... .THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... BECOMING SW 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT LATE. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS. .TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY. .SUN...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING TO 20 KT LATE. WAVES 3 FT. .SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. .MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. .MON NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. .TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. .WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT. WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS. $$ ANZ532-260900- CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH- 1231 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017 ...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT... ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON... .THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING W LATE. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS. .TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. .SUN...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT LATE. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. .SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. .MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. .MON NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. .TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. .WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT. WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS. $$ ANZ540-260900- EASTERN BAY- 1231 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017 ...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT... ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON... .THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING SW LATE. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS. .TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY. .SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING TO 20 KT LATE. WAVES 2 FT. .SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. .MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. .MON NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. .TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. .WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT. WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS. $$ ANZ533-260900- CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT- 1231 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017 ...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT... ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON... .THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 20 KT...BECOMING SW LATE. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS. .TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. .SUN...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING TO 20 KT LATE. WAVES 3 FT. .SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. .MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. .MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. .TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. .WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT... BUILDING TO 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT. WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS. $$ ANZ541-260900- CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER- 1231 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017 ...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT... ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON... .THIS AFTERNOON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS. .TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY. .SUN...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING TO 20 KT LATE. WAVES 3 FT. .SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. .MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. .MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. .TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. .WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT. WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS. $$ ANZ542-260900- PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD- 1231 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017 ...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT... ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON... .THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS. .TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT... DIMINISHING TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. .SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. .SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. .MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. .MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. .TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. .WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS. $$ ANZ534-260900- CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT- 1231 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017 ...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT... ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON... .THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS. .TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 5 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY. .SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT... BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT LATE. WAVES 3 FT. .SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. .MON...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. .MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. .TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. .WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS. $$ ANZ543-260900- TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND- 1231 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017 ...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT... ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON... .THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS. .TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS. .SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT... BECOMING W 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT LATE. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. .SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. .MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. .MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. .TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. .WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT... BUILDING TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS. $$

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