Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
932 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

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.

ANZ500-202100-
932 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

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

A WARM FRONT WILL APPROACH THE REGION TODAY AND REMAIN NEARBY
SATURDAY. LOW PRESSURE WILL IMPACT THE WATERS SUNDAY AND MONDAY.
WEAK HIGH PRESSURE MAY APPROACH THE WATERS DURING THE MIDDLE PORTION
OF NEXT WEEK. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES WILL BE NEEDED SUNDAY THROUGH
TUESDAY. A GALE WARNING MAY BE NEEDED FOR PORTIONS OF THE WATERS
SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT.

$$

ANZ535-202100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
932 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.REST OF TODAY...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LATE THIS
MORNING...THEN RAIN WITH PATCHY DRIZZLE THIS AFTERNOON. PATCHY FOG
THIS AFTERNOON WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY
FOG.
.SAT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ536-202100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
932 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.REST OF TODAY...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LATE THIS
MORNING...THEN RAIN WITH PATCHY DRIZZLE THIS AFTERNOON. PATCHY FOG
THIS AFTERNOON WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN THROUGH THE DAY... THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.

$$

ANZ537-202100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
932 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.REST OF TODAY...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN.
.MON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. RAIN THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
NIGHT.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ530-202100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
932 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.REST OF TODAY...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY
FOG.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN.
.MON...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE DAY.

$$

ANZ531-202100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
932 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.REST OF TODAY...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. RAIN.
.MON...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
2 TO 3 FT. RAIN.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT... SUBSIDING TO 1 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT.

$$

ANZ538-202100-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
932 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.REST OF TODAY...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY
FOG.
.SAT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN.
.MON...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ539-202100-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
932 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.REST OF TODAY...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY
FOG.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN.
.MON...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON AND EVENING...THEN BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ532-202100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
932 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.REST OF TODAY...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY
FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. RAIN.
.MON...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
2 TO 3 FT. RAIN.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ540-202100-
EASTERN BAY-
932 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.REST OF TODAY...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN.
.MON...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ533-202100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
932 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.REST OF TODAY...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY
FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. RAIN.
.MON...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
RAIN.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ541-202100-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
932 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.REST OF TODAY...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN.
.MON...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ542-202100-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
932 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.REST OF TODAY...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN.
.MON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. RAIN.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.

$$

ANZ534-202100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
932 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.REST OF TODAY...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY
FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN.
.MON...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. RAIN THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
NIGHT.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

$$

ANZ543-202100-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
932 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.REST OF TODAY...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN LATE THIS MORNING...THEN RAIN THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. PATCHY DRIZZLE.
PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN.
.MON...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. RAIN THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
NIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

$$




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