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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
337 AM EST Sat Feb 24 2018

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.

ANZ500-242300-
337 AM EST Sat Feb 24 2018

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

A boundary will approach the waters as a warm front this morning and
 it will remain nearby through tonight before eventually moving to
the north Sunday. A cold front will pass through from the west late
Sunday into Sunday night. Small Craft Advisories will likely be
needed for at least a portion of the waters on Sunday.

$$

ANZ535-242300-
Tidal Potomac from Key Bridge to Indian Head-
337 AM EST Sat Feb 24 2018

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Patchy
heavy drizzle. Patchy dense fog. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TODAY...NE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers with
patchy heavy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TONIGHT...E winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Showers likely with
patchy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers
likely.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of
showers.
.MON...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the night.

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ANZ536-242300-
Tidal Potomac from Indian Head to Cobb Island-
337 AM EST Sat Feb 24 2018

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Patchy
dense fog. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TODAY...E winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers with
patchy heavy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TONIGHT...E winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Showers likely with
patchy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance
of showers.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON...N winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the night.

$$

ANZ537-242300-
Tidal Potomac from Cobb Island to Smith Point-
337 AM EST Sat Feb 24 2018

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Patchy
dense fog. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TODAY...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of showers
with patchy heavy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN...SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft. A
chance of showers.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely.
.MON...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...W winds around 5 kt...becoming S. Waves 1 ft or less.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the night.

$$

ANZ530-242300-
Chesapeake Bay north of Pooles Island-
337 AM EST Sat Feb 24 2018

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Patchy
heavy drizzle. Patchy dense fog. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TODAY...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. Showers likely
with patchy heavy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TONIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers with patchy
drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.MON...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TUE...S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the night.

$$

ANZ531-242300-
Chesapeake Bay from Pooles Island to Sandy Point-
337 AM EST Sat Feb 24 2018

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Patchy
heavy drizzle. Patchy dense fog. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TODAY...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. A chance of
showers with patchy heavy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TONIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers with patchy
drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN...S winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Showers likely.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the night.

$$

ANZ538-242300-
Patapsco River including Baltimore Harbor-
337 AM EST Sat Feb 24 2018

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat. Patchy heavy
drizzle. Patchy dense fog. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TODAY...NE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Showers likely with
patchy heavy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TONIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers with patchy
drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TUE...S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the night.

$$

ANZ539-242300-
Chester River to Queenstown MD-
337 AM EST Sat Feb 24 2018

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Patchy
heavy drizzle. Patchy dense fog. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TODAY...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. A chance of
showers with patchy heavy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TONIGHT...E winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers with patchy drizzle.
Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Showers likely.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the night.

$$

ANZ532-242300-
Chesapeake Bay from Sandy Point to North Beach-
337 AM EST Sat Feb 24 2018

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Patchy
heavy drizzle. Patchy dense fog. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TODAY...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. A chance of
showers with patchy heavy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TONIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely with
patchy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN...S winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft. Showers
likely.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TUE...W winds 5 kt...becoming S. Waves 1 ft or less.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the night.

$$

ANZ540-242300-
Eastern Bay-
337 AM EST Sat Feb 24 2018

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Patchy
dense fog. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TODAY...E winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of showers
with patchy heavy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TONIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely with
patchy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN...S winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Showers likely.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TUE...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the night.

$$

ANZ533-242300-
Chesapeake Bay from North Beach to Drum Point-
337 AM EST Sat Feb 24 2018

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Patchy
dense fog. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TODAY...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers with
patchy heavy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TONIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely with
patchy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft. A chance
of showers.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TUE...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less...building to 2 ft
after midnight.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers
through the night.

$$

ANZ541-242300-
Choptank River to Cambridge MD and the Little Choptank River-
337 AM EST Sat Feb 24 2018

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Patchy
dense fog. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TODAY...E winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of showers
with patchy heavy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TONIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely with
patchy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN...S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft. Showers
likely.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TUE...NW winds 5 kt...becoming S. Waves 1 ft or less.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the night.

$$

ANZ542-242300-
Patuxent River to Broomes Island MD-
337 AM EST Sat Feb 24 2018

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Patchy
dense fog. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TODAY...E winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of showers.
Patchy fog. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely with
patchy drizzle. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance
of showers.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the night.

$$

ANZ534-242300-
Chesapeake Bay from Drum Point to Smith Point-
337 AM EST Sat Feb 24 2018

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...S winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy dense
fog. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TODAY...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy heavy drizzle.
Patchy fog. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN...SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A
chance of showers.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of
showers.
.MON...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON NIGHT...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...NW winds 5 kt...becoming S. Waves 1 ft or less...building to
2 ft after midnight.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft. A chance of showers through
the night.

$$

ANZ543-242300-
Tangier Sound and the inland waters surrounding Bloodsworth Island-
337 AM EST Sat Feb 24 2018

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...S winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy dense
fog. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TODAY...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy heavy drizzle.
Patchy fog. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SUN...SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft. A
chance of showers.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON NIGHT...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less...building to 2 ft
after midnight.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft. A chance of showers through
the night.

$$




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