Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
508 AM EDT THU JUL 30 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.

ANZ500-302100-
508 AM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

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

WEAK HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE FARTHER OFFSHORE THIS MORNING AHEAD OF
A WEAK COLD FRONT THAT WILL WILL CROSS THE WATERS FROM THE WEST THIS
EVENING. HIGH PRESSURE WILL RETURN TONIGHT AND PERSIST THROUGH THE
WEEKEND.

$$

ANZ535-302100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
508 AM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT
LATE. WAVES 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS...MAINLY THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT IN THE EVENING...BECOMING LIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ536-302100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
508 AM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT LATE THIS MORNING
AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ537-302100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
508 AM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT EARLY THIS
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ530-302100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
508 AM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT EARLY THIS
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...
EXCEPT AROUND 1 FT OR LESS NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE SUSQUEHANNA.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS...MAINLY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ531-302100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
508 AM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT EARLY THIS
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND TSTMS...MAINLY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS... BUILDING TO 1 TO
2 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ538-302100-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
508 AM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS...MAINLY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ539-302100-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
508 AM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT EARLY THIS
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND TSTMS...MAINLY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ532-302100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
508 AM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT EARLY THIS
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS...MAINLY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO
2 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ540-302100-
EASTERN BAY-
508 AM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT EARLY THIS
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND TSTMS...MAINLY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING NW
WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS... BUILDING TO
2 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ533-302100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
508 AM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT EARLY THIS
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS...
BUILDING TO 2 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ541-302100-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
508 AM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT EARLY THIS
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING NW
WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS... BUILDING TO 2 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ542-302100-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
508 AM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING NW
LATE. WAVES 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ534-302100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
508 AM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT EARLY THIS
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
BUILDING TO 3 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ543-302100-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
508 AM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT EARLY THIS
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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