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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
630 AM EST WED JAN 28 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.

ANZ500-282100-
630 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE TIDAL POTOMAC AND MD PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD GRADUALLY ACROSS THE MID ATLANTIC STATES
THROUGH TONIGHT. A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE OHIO VALLEY
THURSDAY...THEN PASS ACROSS THE CHESAPEAKE REGION THURSDAY NIGHT.
HIGH PRESSURE RETURNS FRIDAY AND REMAINS THROUGH THE FIRST PART OF
SUNDAY. A GALE WARNING MAY BE REQUIRED ON FRIDAY INTO FRIDAY
EVENING.

$$

ANZ535-282100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
630 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT... INCREASING TO
40 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING LIGHT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR
SNOW THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ536-282100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
630 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING LIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ537-282100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
630 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING S
5 KT LATE. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. WAVES 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 40 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 4 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ530-282100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
630 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. SNOW OR RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR
LESS.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ531-282100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
630 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING S
5 KT LATE. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 40 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ538-282100-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
630 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING SE
LATE. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
.FRI...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 40 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR
LESS.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ539-282100-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
630 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING S
5 KT LATE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 40 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ532-282100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
630 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING S
5 KT LATE. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ540-282100-
EASTERN BAY-
630 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING S
5 KT LATE. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 40 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ533-282100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
630 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING S
5 TO 10 KT LATE. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR
SNOW THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ541-282100-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
630 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING S
5 KT LATE. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE
OF RAIN.
.FRI...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 4 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ542-282100-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
630 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING S
LATE. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING LIGHT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ534-282100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
630 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING S
5 TO 10 KT LATE. WAVES 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 4 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SE AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 3 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ543-282100-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
630 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING
TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 40 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 4 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING E AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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