Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1032 AM EDT TUE MAY 23 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.

ANZ500-232000-
1032 AM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

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

LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE UP THE COAST NEAR THE DELMARVA TONIGHT.
ANOTHER AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA  WEDNESDAY
NIGHT AND THURSDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE WATERS
THURSDAY-FRIDAY. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES MAY BE NEEDED FOR PORTIONS
OF THE WATERS WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY AND AGAIN ON FRIDAY.

$$

ANZ535-232000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
1032 AM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
LATE THIS MORNING, THEN RAIN LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH
A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.SAT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ536-232000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
1032 AM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PERIODS OF RAIN. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.WED...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.SAT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

$$

ANZ537-232000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
1032 AM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. PERIODS OF RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
PERIODS OF RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

$$

ANZ530-232000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
1032 AM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN
LATE THIS MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS
WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ531-232000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
1032 AM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN
LATE THIS MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ538-232000-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
1032 AM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN
LATE THIS MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ539-232000-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
1032 AM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ532-232000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
1032 AM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN LATE
THIS MORNING, THEN RAIN LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ540-232000-
EASTERN BAY-
1032 AM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN LATE
THIS MORNING, THEN RAIN LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ533-232000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
1032 AM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN LATE
THIS MORNING, THEN RAIN LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
RAIN LIKELY. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY
WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ541-232000-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
1032 AM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN LATE
THIS MORNING, THEN RAIN LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY
WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ542-232000-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
1032 AM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PERIODS OF RAIN.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
PERIODS OF RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

$$

ANZ534-232000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
1032 AM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. PERIODS OF RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
PERIODS OF RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

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

$$

ANZ543-232000-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
1032 AM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT. PERIODS OF RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
PERIODS OF RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.WED...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$




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