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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
630 PM EST FRI JAN 30 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.

ANZ500-310900-
630 PM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE TIDAL POTOMAC AND MD PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE MID-ATLANTIC THROUGH EARLY
SUNDAY. THE NEXT LOW PRESSURE AREA IS EXPECTED TO IMPACT THE WATERS
SUNDAY NIGHT. SMALL CRAFT CONDITIONS WILL BE LIKELY SATURDAY...AND
AGAIN MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT.

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ANZ535-310900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
630 PM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST SATURDAY...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN... SNOW AND
SLEET.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SNOW AND RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.WED...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SNOW
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ536-310900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
630 PM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST SATURDAY...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 40 KT... DIMINISHING TO
30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP
TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH THE
NIGHT.

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ANZ537-310900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
630 PM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST SATURDAY...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING NW 15 TO
20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FT...BUILDING TO
4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING
TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE DAY. A CHANCE OF SNOW.

$$

ANZ530-310900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
630 PM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST SATURDAY...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 40 KT... DIMINISHING TO
30 KT LATE. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING TO
20 KT LATE. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SNOW AND FREEZING
RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SNOW
LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

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ANZ531-310900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
630 PM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST SATURDAY...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 KT LATE. WAVES
5 FT...EXCEPT AROUND 3 FT NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE PATAPSCO.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES 5 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW... RAIN AND
FREEZING RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
SNOW LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ538-310900-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
630 PM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST SATURDAY...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 40 KT... DIMINISHING TO
30 KT LATE. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING TO
20 KT LATE. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SNOW...RAIN AND
FREEZING RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SNOW LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.WED...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ539-310900-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
630 PM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST SATURDAY...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 KT LATE. WAVES
5 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES 5 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN... SNOW AND
FREEZING RAIN.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SNOW LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ532-310900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
630 PM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST SATURDAY...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. WAVES 5 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES 5 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT... BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SNOW LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ540-310900-
EASTERN BAY-
630 PM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST SATURDAY...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 KT LATE. WAVES
5 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES 5 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN...SNOW AND
FREEZING RAIN.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SNOW AND RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ533-310900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
630 PM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST SATURDAY...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. WAVES 6 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE. GUSTS
UP TO 30 KT. WAVES 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ541-310900-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
630 PM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST SATURDAY...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. WAVES 5 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE. GUSTS
UP TO 30 KT. WAVES 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY WITH SNOW.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ542-310900-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
630 PM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST SATURDAY...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 40 KT... DIMINISHING TO
30 KT LATE. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING TO
20 KT LATE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.WED...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SNOW
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ534-310900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
630 PM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST SATURDAY...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. WAVES 6 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE. GUSTS
UP TO 30 KT. WAVES 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING NW 15 TO
20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN AND
SNOW LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 3 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE DAY. A CHANCE OF SNOW.

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ANZ543-310900-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
630 PM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST SATURDAY...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE. GUSTS
UP TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT EARLY IN THE
EVENING. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
RAIN.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING NW 15 TO
20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN AND
SNOW LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE DAY. A CHANCE OF SNOW.

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