Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
932 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

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.  WAVES FLAT WHERE WATERS ARE ICED OVER.

ANZ500-032100-
932 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

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

HIGH PRESSURE WILL PERSIST OVER THE WATERS THIS MORNING. A WARM
FRONT WILL LIFT THROUGH THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. A COLD
FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION WEDNESDAY FOLLOWED BY HIGH PRESSURE
FOR THURSDAY LASTING INTO THE WEEKEND.

$$

ANZ535-032100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
932 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SNOW AND SLEET LATE THIS MORNING...THEN FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET
LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

$$

ANZ536-032100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
932 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SNOW AND SLEET LATE THIS MORNING...THEN RAIN...FREEZING RAIN AND
SLEET LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

$$

ANZ537-032100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
932 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH FREEZING
RAIN LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT LATE. WAVES
1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT... BUILDING TO
3 FT IN THE EVENING...THEN SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ530-032100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
932 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SNOW AND SLEET LATE THIS MORNING...THEN FREEZING RAIN WITH SNOW AND
SLEET LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN OR FREEZING
RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW
LIKELY.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ531-032100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
932 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET LATE THIS MORNING...THEN FREEZING RAIN WITH
SNOW AND SLEET LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN OR FREEZING
RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ538-032100-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
932 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SNOW AND SLEET LATE THIS MORNING...THEN FREEZING RAIN WITH SNOW AND
SLEET LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN OR FREEZING RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ539-032100-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
932 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET LATE THIS MORNING... THEN
FREEZING RAIN...SNOW...SLEET LIKELY WITH RAIN THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN AND FREEZING
RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ532-032100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
932 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET LATE THIS MORNING...
THEN FREEZING RAIN LIKELY WITH RAIN WITH SLEET LIKELY THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN AND FREEZING
RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ540-032100-
EASTERN BAY-
932 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET LATE THIS MORNING...
THEN RAIN WITH FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ533-032100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
932 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT LATE. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET LATE
THIS MORNING...THEN RAIN WITH FREEZING RAIN LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN.
.WED...W WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING N LATE. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ541-032100-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
932 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT. RAIN THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.WED...W WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING N LATE. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ542-032100-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
932 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN WITH
FREEZING RAIN LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE LATE. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

$$

ANZ534-032100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
932 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY
WITH FREEZING RAIN THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT LATE. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 1 FT IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

$$

ANZ543-032100-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
932 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT LATE. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT...
BUILDING TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT...BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

$$




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