Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
331 PM EST SUN DEC 21 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.

ANZ500-220900-
331 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE TIDAL POTOMAC AND MD PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL PERSIST OVER THE REGION THROUGH THE WEEKEND.
COASTAL LOW PRESSURE IS EXPECTED TO MOVE UP THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST
LATE MONDAY. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH THE WATERS LATE
WEDNESDAY. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS LIKELY WEDNESDAY THROUGH
THURSDAY.

$$

ANZ535-220900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
331 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.MON...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN AND SLEET.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ536-220900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
331 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN AND SLEET.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.TUE...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ537-220900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
331 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN
WITH A CHANCE OF SLEET.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ530-220900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
331 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.MON...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SLEET.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ531-220900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
331 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SLEET.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT... SUBSIDING TO 1 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT.

$$

ANZ538-220900-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
331 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SLEET.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ539-220900-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
331 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF SLEET.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ532-220900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
331 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH SLEET LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT... SUBSIDING TO 1 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ540-220900-
EASTERN BAY-
331 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN WITH SLEET LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT... SUBSIDING TO 1 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT.

$$

ANZ533-220900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
331 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF
SLEET.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. RAIN.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT.

$$

ANZ541-220900-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
331 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT.
RAIN.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

$$

ANZ542-220900-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
331 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF SLEET.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ534-220900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
331 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF SLEET.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. RAIN.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. RAIN.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

$$

ANZ543-220900-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
331 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF SLEET.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. RAIN.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

$$




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