Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
431 PM EDT THU MAR 30 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.

ANZ500-310800-
431 PM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

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

HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE OFFSHORE THROUGH TONIGHT. LOW PRESSURE WILL
APPROACH THE WATERS FRIDAY BEFORE PASSING THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE WATERS AGAIN BY SUNDAY. LOW
PRESSURE MAY IMPACT THE WATERS EARLY NEXT WEEK. SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORIES ARE POSSIBLE SATURDAY.

$$

ANZ535-310800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
431 PM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY. PATCHY
FOG.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ536-310800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
431 PM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

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

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN
LIKELY. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN
WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ537-310800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
431 PM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

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

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT...BECOMING W
5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 FT... SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ530-310800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
431 PM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT
OR LESS.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF RAIN
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ531-310800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
431 PM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT
OR LESS.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ538-310800-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
431 PM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT OR
LESS.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ539-310800-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
431 PM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN
LIKELY.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY. PATCHY
FOG.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT
OR LESS.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ532-310800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
431 PM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN LIKELY. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
RAIN. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT... SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ540-310800-
EASTERN BAY-
431 PM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN
LIKELY.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ533-310800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
431 PM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

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

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
RAIN. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT...BECOMING W
5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 FT... SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ541-310800-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
431 PM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT...BECOMING W
5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ542-310800-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
431 PM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ534-310800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
431 PM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

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

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN.
PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT...BECOMING W
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING TO 4 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ543-310800-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
431 PM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT... INCREASING TO
30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... BECOMING W
5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING TO 4 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$




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