Coastal Waters Forecast
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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Wakefield VA
958 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

Virginia Portion of the Chesapeake Bay...Currituck Sound and Atlantic
Coastal Waters from Fenwick Island DE to Currituck Beach Light NC out
20 nautical miles

ANZ600-122215-
958 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

.Synopsis for Fenwick Island DE to Currituck Beach Light NC out
20 nautical miles Including Virginia Portion of the Chesapeake Bay
Currituck Sound and Portions of the James, York,
and Rappahannock rivers...

A strong cold front will cross the waters by this afternoon, with
markedly colder temperatures surging into the area for tonight  and
Wednesday. Another cold front will cross late Thursday. Low pressure
will pass near the coast Friday. High pressure will build over the
area this weekend.

$$

ANZ630-122215-
Chesapeake Bay from Smith Point to Windmill Point VA-
958 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...SW winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming W 20 to 25 kt
with gusts to around 30 kt late. Waves 2 to 3 ft...building to
3 to 4 ft late. A slight chance of rain late.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts to around 40 kt. Waves
3 to 4 ft.
.WED...W winds 25 to 30 kt...diminishing to 20 to 25 kt late.
Waves 3 to 4 ft.
.WED NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.THU...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming N 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of rain in
the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
.SAT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.

$$

ANZ631-122215-
Chesapeake Bay from Windmill Point to New Point Comfort VA-
958 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...SW winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming W 20 to 25 kt
with gusts to around 30 kt late. Waves 2 to 3 ft...building to
3 to 4 ft late.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts to around 35 kt. Waves
4 to 5 ft...subsiding to 3 to 4 ft in the late evening and
overnight.
.WED...W winds 25 to 30 kt...diminishing to 20 to 25 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 3 to 4 ft.
.WED NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.THU...W winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming NW 10 to 15 kt late. Waves
2 to 3 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming N 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
.SAT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.

$$

ANZ632-122215-
Chesapeake Bay from New Point Comfort to Little Creek VA-
958 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...SW winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming W 20 to 25 kt
with gusts to around 30 kt late. Waves 2 to 3 ft...building to
3 to 4 ft late.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts to around 40 kt. Waves
3 to 4 ft.
.WED...NW winds 25 to 30 kt...becoming W 20 to 25 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 3 to 4 ft.
.WED NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.THU...W winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming NW 10 to 15 kt late. Waves
2 to 3 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
.SAT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.

$$

ANZ634-122215-
Chesapeake Bay from Little Creek VA to Cape Henry VA including
the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel-
958 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to around
30 kt...becoming W 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt late.
Waves 2 to 3 ft...building to 3 to 4 ft late.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts to around 40 kt. Waves
3 to 4 ft.
.WED...W winds 25 to 30 kt...diminishing to 20 to 25 kt late.
Gusts up to 40 kt. Waves 3 to 4 ft.
.WED NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.THU...W winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming NW 10 to 15 kt late. Waves
2 to 3 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming N 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...SE winds 5 kt...becoming W in the afternoon. Waves 1 to
2 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.

$$

ANZ650-122215-
Coastal waters from Fenwick Island DE to Chincoteague VA out
20 nm-
958 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt.
Seas 4 to 5 ft with a dominant period of 6 seconds. A chance of
rain late.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts to around 40 kt. Seas
4 to 5 ft with a dominant period of 6 seconds. A chance of rain
early in the evening.
.WED...W winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts to around 40 kt. Seas 4 to
5 ft with a dominant period of 5 seconds.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt. Seas
3 to 4 ft...building to 4 to 5 ft after midnight.
.THU...W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt...becoming
NW 15 to 20 kt late. Seas 4 to 5 ft...subsiding to 3 to 4 ft in
the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming N 5 to 10 kt late.
Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.FRI...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of rain in
the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt
after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft...building to 4 to 5 ft after
midnight.
.SAT...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft... subsiding to 3 to
4 ft in the afternoon.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

$$

ANZ652-122215-
Coastal waters from Chincoteague to Parramore Island VA out 20 nm-
958 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt.
Seas 4 to 5 ft with a dominant period of 6 seconds. A slight
chance of rain late.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts to around 40 kt. Seas
4 to 5 ft with a dominant period of 5 seconds.
.WED...W winds 25 to 30 kt. Gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft
with a dominant period of 5 seconds.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt. Seas
3 to 4 ft...building to 4 to 5 ft after midnight, then subsiding
to 3 to 4 ft late.
.THU...W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt...
diminishing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt
after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.FRI...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. A chance of rain in
the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft...building to
3 to 4 ft after midnight.
.SAT...W winds 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

$$

ANZ654-122215-
Coastal waters from Parramore Island to Cape Charles Light VA out
20 nm-
958 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt.
Seas 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of 6 seconds. A slight
chance of rain late.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts to around 40 kt. Seas
4 to 5 ft with a dominant period of 5 seconds.
.WED...W winds 25 to 30 kt. Gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft
with a dominant period of 4 seconds...subsiding to 3 to 4 ft with
a dominant period of 4 seconds in the afternoon.
.WED NIGHT...SW winds 20 kt with gusts to around 30 kt. Seas 3 to
4 ft.
.THU...W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt...becoming
NW 15 to 20 kt late. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt
after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.FRI...NW winds 5 kt...increasing to 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon.
Seas around 2 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt
after midnight. Seas around 2 ft...building to 3 to 4 ft after
midnight.
.SAT...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 3 ft.

$$

ANZ656-122215-
Coastal Waters from Cape Charles Light to Virginia-
North Carolina border out to 20 nm-
958 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt.
Seas 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of 5 seconds... building to
4 to 5 ft with a dominant period of 5 seconds late.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts to around 40 kt. Seas
5 to 6 ft with a dominant period of 6 seconds.
.WED...W winds 25 to 30 kt...diminishing to 20 to 25 kt late.
Gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft with a dominant period of
6 seconds...subsiding to 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of
6 seconds.
.WED NIGHT...SW winds 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt in the evening.
Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.THU...W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to around 30 kt. Seas 3 to
4 ft...subsiding to 2 to 3 ft late.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt
after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.FRI...S winds 5 kt...becoming SW 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon.
Seas around 2 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft...building to
4 to 5 ft after midnight.
.SAT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft... subsiding to 3 to
4 ft in the afternoon.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft.

$$

ANZ658-122215-
Coastal waters from NC VA border to Currituck Beach Light NC out
20 nm-
958 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt.
Seas 4 to 5 ft with a dominant period of 5 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts to around 40 kt. Seas
5 to 6 ft with a dominant period of 6 seconds... building to 5 to
7 ft with a dominant period of 6 seconds in the late evening and
overnight.
.WED...W winds 25 to 30 kt...diminishing to 20 to 25 kt late.
Gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft with a dominant period of
7 seconds...subsiding to 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of
7 seconds.
.WED NIGHT...SW winds 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.THU...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt in the morning.
Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt
after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SW 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Seas around 2 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SAT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft... subsiding to 3 to
4 ft in the afternoon.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft.

$$

ANZ633-122215-
Currituck Sound-
958 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt late.
Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts to around 40 kt. Waves
around 2 ft.
.WED...W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 35 kt. Waves
around 2 ft.
.WED NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU...W winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt late.
Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.

$$

ANZ635-122215-
Rappahannock River from Urbanna to Windmill Point-
958 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to around 30 kt.
Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt. Waves
around 2 ft.
.WED...W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt...
diminishing to 15 to 20 kt late. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.WED NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of rain in the
afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.

$$

ANZ636-122215-
York River-
958 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to around 30 kt.
Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt. Waves
around 2 ft.
.WED...W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt...
diminishing to 15 to 20 kt late. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.WED NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.

$$

ANZ637-122215-
James River from Jamestown to the James River Bridge-
958 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to around 30 kt.
Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt. Waves
around 2 ft.
.WED...W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt...
diminishing to 15 to 20 kt late. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.WED NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.THU...W winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming NW 5 to 10 kt late. Waves
1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft...subsiding
to 1 foot after midnight.
.SAT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.

$$

ANZ638-122215-
James River from James River Bridge to Hampton Roads Bridge-
Tunnel-
958 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to around 30 kt.
Waves 1 to 2 ft...building to 2 to 3 ft late.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts to around 35 kt. Waves
2 to 3 ft.
.WED...W winds 20 to 25 kt...diminishing to 15 to 20 kt late.
Gusts up to 35 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.WED NIGHT...SW winds 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...N winds 5 kt...becoming NW in the afternoon. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT...W winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.

$$



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