Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1032 PM EDT TUE APR 25 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.

ANZ500-260800-
1032 PM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

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

LOW PRESSURE WILL WEAKEN AS IT MOVES UP THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST
TONIGHT. THE LOW WILL MOVE OFF TO OUR NORTH AND EAST WEDNESDAY AND A
 COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE WEST THURSDAY NIGHT BEFORE
DISSIPATING ON FRIDAY. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED FOR
PORTIONS OF THE WATERS THURSDAY AFTERNOON INTO THURSDAY NIGHT.

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ANZ535-260800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
1032 PM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. AREAS
OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ536-260800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
1032 PM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. AREAS
OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ537-260800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
1032 PM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. AREAS OF
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ530-260800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
1032 PM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM EDT WEDNESDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 KT LATE.
WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY. AREAS OF FOG LATE THIS EVENING. AREAS OF
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM...DECREASING TO 1 NM OR LESS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. AREAS
OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ531-260800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
1032 PM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN
LIKELY. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. AREAS OF
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.THU...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ538-260800-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
1032 PM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 KT LATE.
WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. AREAS
OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ539-260800-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
1032 PM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN
LIKELY. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. AREAS
OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ532-260800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
1032 PM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN
LIKELY. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. AREAS
OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ540-260800-
EASTERN BAY-
1032 PM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN
LIKELY. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. AREAS
OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ533-260800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
1032 PM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN
LIKELY. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. AREAS OF
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ541-260800-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
1032 PM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 KT LATE.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. AREAS OF
FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ542-260800-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
1032 PM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. AREAS
OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ534-260800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
1032 PM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. AREAS OF
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ543-260800-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
1032 PM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. AREAS OF
FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 4 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$



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