Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1231 PM EST MON JAN 16 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.

ANZ500-170900-
1231 PM EST MON JAN 16 2017

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

A FRONT WILL REMAIN STATIONARY ACROSS THE SOUTHERN MID ATLANTIC
STATES TODAY. IT WILL RETURN NORTH AS A WARM FRONT TUESDAY. A COLD
FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH THE AREA WEDNESDAY FOLLOWED BY
HIGH PRESSURE THURSDAY.

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ANZ535-170900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
1231 PM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY. PATCHY FOG.
VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
PATCHY FOG.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY... MAINLY IN
THE AFTERNOON.

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ANZ536-170900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
1231 PM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY. PATCHY FOG.
VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
PATCHY FOG.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY... MAINLY IN THE
AFTERNOON.

$$

ANZ537-170900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
1231 PM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY. PATCHY FOG.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY
FOG.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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ANZ530-170900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
1231 PM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG.
VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
PATCHY FOG.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.FRI...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN
THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ531-170900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
1231 PM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG. VSBY
1 NM OR LESS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
PATCHY FOG.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.FRI...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN
THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ538-170900-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
1231 PM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG. VSBY
1 NM OR LESS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
PATCHY FOG.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.FRI...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN
THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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ANZ539-170900-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
1231 PM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. SHOWERS LIKELY.
PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY
FOG.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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ANZ532-170900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
1231 PM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY. PATCHY FOG.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY
FOG.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ540-170900-
EASTERN BAY-
1231 PM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY. PATCHY FOG.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY
FOG.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ533-170900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
1231 PM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY. PATCHY FOG.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY
FOG.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ541-170900-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
1231 PM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY. PATCHY FOG.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY
FOG.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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ANZ542-170900-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
1231 PM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY. PATCHY FOG.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY
FOG.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ534-170900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
1231 PM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY. PATCHY FOG.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY. PATCHY
FOG.
.WED...W WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ543-170900-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
1231 PM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY. PATCHY FOG.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY. PATCHY
FOG.
.WED...W WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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