Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
430 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

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.

ANZ500-180800-
430 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE TIDAL POTOMAC AND MD PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL SLOWLY MOVE OFF THE COAST THROUGH TONIGHT. A WEAK
COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH THE WATERS THURSDAY AND HIGH PRESSURE
WILL RETURN FOR FRIDAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND. A COLD FRONT WILL PASS
THROUGH THE WATERS SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY.

$$

ANZ535-180800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
430 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ536-180800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
430 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ537-180800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
430 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ530-180800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
430 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT WITH
GUSTS TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ531-180800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
430 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT WITH
GUSTS TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ538-180800-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
430 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP
TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ539-180800-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
430 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT WITH
GUSTS TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ532-180800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
430 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT WITH
GUSTS TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ540-180800-
EASTERN BAY-
430 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO
20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ533-180800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
430 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO
20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

$$

ANZ541-180800-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
430 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO
20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ542-180800-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
430 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ534-180800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
430 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

$$

ANZ543-180800-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
430 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING E 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO
20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

$$




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