Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1032 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 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.

ANZ500-280800-
1032 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

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

LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE OUT TO SEA TONIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD
INTO THE AREA SATURDAY...OVERHEAD SUNDAY...BEFORE MOVING OFF TO THE
EAST EARLY IN THE WEEK. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY NEED TO BE
EXTENDED SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY.

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ANZ535-280800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
1032 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SNOW AND RAIN SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.WED...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

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ANZ536-280800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
1032 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES
1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SNOW AND RAIN SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ537-280800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
1032 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES
1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ530-280800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
1032 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... DIMINISHING
TO AROUND 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.

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ANZ531-280800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
1032 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... DIMINISHING
TO AROUND 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.WED...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.

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ANZ538-280800-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
1032 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... DIMINISHING
TO AROUND 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.WED...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

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ANZ539-280800-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
1032 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... DIMINISHING
TO AROUND 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.

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ANZ532-280800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
1032 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

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

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ANZ540-280800-
EASTERN BAY-
1032 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

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

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ANZ533-280800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
1032 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES
1 FT...BUILDING TO 4 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ541-280800-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
1032 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT...EXCEPT FLAT NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE LITTLE CHOPTANK.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
BUILDING TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING NW
AROUND 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ542-280800-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
1032 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES
1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ534-280800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
1032 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT...
BECOMING N 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT LATE. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO
4 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...LIGHT WINDS...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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ANZ543-280800-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
1032 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES
1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...LIGHT WINDS...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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