Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
431 PM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

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.

ANZ500-300800-
431 PM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

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

A STATIONARY FRONT WILL REMAIN SOUTH OF THE WATERS THROUGH
TONIGHT...AS WAVES OF LOW PRESSURE TRACK ALONG IT. THE BOUNDARY WILL
RETURN NORTH AS A WARM FRONT SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY. LOW
PRESSURE WILL CROSS SUNDAY NIGHT. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE
NEEDED SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

$$

ANZ535-300800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
431 PM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY
DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
WITH PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SAT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY
FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...E 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.

$$

ANZ536-300800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
431 PM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY
DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
WITH PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SAT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...E 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.

$$

ANZ537-300800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
431 PM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH
PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SAT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

$$

ANZ530-300800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
431 PM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY
DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
WITH PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SAT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ531-300800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
431 PM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH
PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SAT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ538-300800-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
431 PM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
WITH PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SAT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ539-300800-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
431 PM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH
PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SAT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ532-300800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
431 PM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY
DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH PATCHY
DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SAT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ540-300800-
EASTERN BAY-
431 PM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH
PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SAT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ533-300800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
431 PM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY
DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH
PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SAT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ541-300800-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
431 PM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY
DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH
PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SAT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ542-300800-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
431 PM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH
PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SAT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...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.

$$

ANZ534-300800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
431 PM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH
PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SAT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

$$

ANZ543-300800-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
431 PM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY
DRIZZLE.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH PATCHY
DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SAT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

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