Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
630 PM EST SAT DEC 20 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.

ANZ500-210900-
630 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE TIDAL POTOMAC AND MD PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL PERSIST OVER THE REGION THROUGH THE WEEKEND.
COASTAL LOW PRESSURE IS EXPECTED TO MOVE UP THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST
LATE MONDAY. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH THE WATERS LATE
WEDNESDAY. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS LIKELY WEDNESDAY THROUGH
THURSDAY.

$$

ANZ535-210900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
630 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN THROUGH THE DAY...THEN
A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.

$$

ANZ536-210900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
630 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN THROUGH THE DAY...THEN
A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ537-210900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
630 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. RAIN THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
NIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

$$

ANZ530-210900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
630 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ531-210900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
630 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT.

$$

ANZ538-210900-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
630 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.MON...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ539-210900-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
630 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.MON...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

$$

ANZ532-210900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
630 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ540-210900-
EASTERN BAY-
630 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT.

$$

ANZ533-210900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
630 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

$$

ANZ541-210900-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
630 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT. RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

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ANZ542-210900-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
630 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ534-210900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
630 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 FT.
RAIN THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.

$$

ANZ543-210900-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
630 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.

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