Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1231 PM EST THU DEC 18 2014

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.

ANZ500-190900-
1231 PM EST THU DEC 18 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE TIDAL POTOMAC AND MD PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON AND PERSIST
THROUGH FRIDAY. WEAK LOW PRESSURE WILL CROSS SOUTH OF THE WATERS
THIS WEEKEND. COASTAL LOW PRESSURE MAY IMPACT THE WATERS MONDAY
THROUGH TUESDAY AND AGAIN WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NEXT WEEK. A
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED DURING THESE TIMES.

$$

ANZ535-190900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
1231 PM EST THU DEC 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.MON...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

ANZ536-190900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
1231 PM EST THU DEC 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

ANZ537-190900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
1231 PM EST THU DEC 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
2 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

ANZ530-190900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
1231 PM EST THU DEC 18 2014

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

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

ANZ531-190900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
1231 PM EST THU DEC 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

ANZ538-190900-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
1231 PM EST THU DEC 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

ANZ539-190900-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
1231 PM EST THU DEC 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

ANZ532-190900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
1231 PM EST THU DEC 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

ANZ540-190900-
EASTERN BAY-
1231 PM EST THU DEC 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

ANZ533-190900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
1231 PM EST THU DEC 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

ANZ541-190900-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
1231 PM EST THU DEC 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

ANZ542-190900-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
1231 PM EST THU DEC 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.MON...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

ANZ534-190900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
1231 PM EST THU DEC 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

ANZ543-190900-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
1231 PM EST THU DEC 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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