Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
131 AM 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.

ANZ500-292000-
131 AM 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 FRIDAY
NIGHT...AS WAVES OF LOW PRESSURE TRACK ALONG IT. HIGH PRESSURE IS
EXPECTED TO BUILD IN FROM THE NORTHEAST SATURDAY...BUT THE BOUNDARY
WILL RETURN NORTH AS A WARM FRONT SUNDAY. LOW PRESSURE WILL CROSS
SUNDAY NIGHT. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED SUNDAY INTO
MONDAY.

$$

ANZ535-292000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
131 AM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

.OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE
WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE WITH
A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...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. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ536-292000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
131 AM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

.OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE
WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE WITH
A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. 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. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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ANZ537-292000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
131 AM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

.OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE.
PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY
FOG.
.SAT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.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...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ530-292000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
131 AM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

.OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE WITH A
CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY WITH OCCASIONAL
DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH
PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 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...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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ANZ531-292000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
131 AM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

.OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE WITH A
CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY WITH
OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH
PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUN NIGHT...E 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...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

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ANZ538-292000-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
131 AM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

.OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE
WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY WITH OCCASIONAL
DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH
PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 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...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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ANZ539-292000-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
131 AM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

.OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE WITH A
CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY WITH OCCASIONAL
DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH
PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUN NIGHT...E 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...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ532-292000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
131 AM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

.OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE WITH A
CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY WITH
OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUN NIGHT...E 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...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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ANZ540-292000-
EASTERN BAY-
131 AM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

.OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE WITH A
CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY WITH OCCASIONAL
DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUN NIGHT...E 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...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ533-292000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
131 AM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

.OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE
WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE WITH
A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY
FOG.
.SAT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. 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...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ541-292000-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
131 AM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

.OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE
WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE WITH A
CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY
FOG.
.SAT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...SE 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...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ542-292000-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
131 AM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

.OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE WITH A
CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE WITH A
CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY
FOG.
.SAT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...S 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 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ534-292000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
131 AM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

.OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE
WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. 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. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 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...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

ANZ543-292000-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
131 AM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

.OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE WITH A
CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. 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. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY... MAINLY IN
THE MORNING.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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