Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
330 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

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.

ANZ500-210900-
330 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE TIDAL POTOMAC AND MD PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL PERSIST OVER THE REGION THROUGH THE WEEKEND.
COASTAL LOW PRESSURE IS EXPECTED TO MOVE UP THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST
LATE MONDAY. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH THE WATERS LATE
WEDNESDAY. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS LIKELY WEDNESDAY THROUGH
THURSDAY.

$$

ANZ535-210900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
330 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.TONIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN NIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN THROUGH THE DAY...
THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ536-210900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
330 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.TONIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN NIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN THROUGH THE DAY...THEN
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ537-210900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
330 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. RAIN THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE
NIGHT.

$$

ANZ530-210900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
330 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.TONIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN NIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN THROUGH THE DAY...
THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ531-210900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
330 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.TONIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. RAIN THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE
NIGHT.

$$

ANZ538-210900-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
330 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.TONIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN NIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.MON...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN THROUGH THE DAY...THEN
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ539-210900-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
330 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.TONIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.MON...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. RAIN THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE
NIGHT.

$$

ANZ532-210900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
330 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ540-210900-
EASTERN BAY-
330 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. RAIN THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE
NIGHT.

$$

ANZ533-210900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
330 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 FT.
RAIN THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ541-210900-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
330 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT. RAIN THROUGH THE DAY... THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ542-210900-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
330 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN RAIN THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN THROUGH THE DAY...THEN
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ534-210900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
330 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 FT.
RAIN THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ543-210900-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
330 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN RAIN THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 FT.
RAIN THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$



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