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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
632 PM EST TUE MAR 3 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.

ANZ500-040900-
632 PM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

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

ZCZC WBCWRKSYN 031408TTAA00 KWBC DDHHMMA WARM FRONT WILL LIFT
THROUGH THE AREA TONIGHT. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION
WEDNESDAY FOLLOWED BY HIGH PRESSURE FOR THURSDAY LASTING INTO THE
WEEKEND. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES MAY BE REQUIRED THURSDAY AND
THURSDAY NIGHT.

$$

ANZ535-040900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
632 PM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS.
.FRI...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

$$

ANZ536-040900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
632 PM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW AND
SLEET.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ537-040900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
632 PM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING S 5 TO
10 KT LATE. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW AND SLEET.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE MORNING. WAVES
1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE
EVENING...THEN SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.

$$

ANZ530-040900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
632 PM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN
AND FREEZING RAIN THIS EVENING...THEN RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN...SNOW AND SLEET.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ531-040900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
632 PM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN THIS EVENING...THEN RAIN AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN...SNOW AND SLEET.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ538-040900-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
632 PM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN AND
FREEZING RAIN THIS EVENING...THEN RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT. RAIN...SNOW AND SLEET.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ539-040900-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
632 PM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN...SNOW AND SLEET.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ532-040900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
632 PM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT LATE. RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN...SNOW AND SLEET.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ540-040900-
EASTERN BAY-
632 PM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN...SNOW AND SLEET.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ533-040900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
632 PM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE CHOPTANK...WAVES AROUND 3 FT... SUBSIDING TO
FLAT LATE THIS EVENING...THEN BUILDING TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN.
.WED...W WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING N LATE. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 TO 3 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. RAIN...SNOW AND SLEET.
.THU...N WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SNOW AND
SLEET.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ541-040900-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
632 PM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FT LATE THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. NEAR THE
MOUTH OF THE CHOPTANK...WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.WED...W WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT...BECOMING N LATE. WAVES
2 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN...SNOW AND SLEET.
.THU...N WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO
3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW AND SLEET.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ542-040900-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
632 PM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING N LATE.
WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT...BECOMING N
15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT LATE. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW AND
SLEET.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ534-040900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
632 PM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING S 5 TO
10 KT LATE. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. SNOW AND
SLEET.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE
OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE MORNING. WAVES
3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO
1 FT IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FT.

$$

ANZ543-040900-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
632 PM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING S 5 TO
10 KT LATE. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT...
BUILDING TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW AND SLEET.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE MORNING. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING
TO 2 TO 3 FT.

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