Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
431 AM EDT SUN MAR 26 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.

ANZ500-262300-
431 AM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

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

A COLD FRONT WILL DROP SOUTH INTO THE MID-ATLANTIC TONIGHT BEFORE
RETURNING NORTH AS A WARM FRONT MONDAY. A COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO
CROSS THE CHESAPEAKE BAY REGION TUESDAY NIGHT. SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORIES ARE POSSIBLE TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY BEHIND THE COLD
FRONT.

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ANZ535-262300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
431 AM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT.
.TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY
DRIZZLE WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
PATCHY DRIZZLE WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.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. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ536-262300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
431 AM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT.
.TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY
DRIZZLE WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
PATCHY DRIZZLE WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.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. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ537-262300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
431 AM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TODAY...E WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.MON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ530-262300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
431 AM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TODAY...E WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. PATCHY
DRIZZLE WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE AND RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.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. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

$$

ANZ531-262300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
431 AM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TODAY...E WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. PATCHY
DRIZZLE WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
PATCHY DRIZZLE WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.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. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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

$$

ANZ538-262300-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
431 AM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TODAY...E WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. PATCHY
DRIZZLE WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE AND RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.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. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ539-262300-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
431 AM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TODAY...E WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. PATCHY
DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
PATCHY DRIZZLE WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ532-262300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
431 AM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TODAY...E WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. PATCHY
DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
PATCHY DRIZZLE WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.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. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ540-262300-
EASTERN BAY-
431 AM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TODAY...E WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. PATCHY
DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
PATCHY DRIZZLE WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ533-262300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
431 AM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT.
.TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
PATCHY DRIZZLE WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...S WINDS 10 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. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO
1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ541-262300-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
431 AM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT.
.TODAY...E WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. PATCHY
DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
PATCHY DRIZZLE WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 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. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ542-262300-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
431 AM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT.
.TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY
DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
PATCHY DRIZZLE WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 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. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ534-262300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
431 AM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ543-262300-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
431 AM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TODAY...SE WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY
DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

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