Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1231 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

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.  WAVES FLAT WHERE WATERS ARE ICED OVER.

ANZ500-270900-
1231 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE TIDAL POTOMAC AND MD PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...
LOW PRESSURE OVER SOUTHERN VIRGINIA WILL TRACK OFFSHORE AND RAPIDLY
INTENSIFY TONIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVERHEAD WEDNESDAY INTO
WEDNESDAY NIGHT. A CLIPPER SYSTEM WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA
THURSDAY NIGHT BEFORE HIGH PRESSURE RETURNS FRIDAY. A SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORY WILL LIKELY BE NEEDED FOR THE WATERS WEDNESDAY AND AGAIN ON
FRIDAY.

$$

ANZ535-270900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
1231 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SNOW AND RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SNOW. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ536-270900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
1231 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN AND SNOW. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SNOW AND RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ537-270900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
1231 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
3 FT...BUILDING TO 5 FT LATE. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 5 FT. SNOW
AND RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT. SNOW
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW IN
THE EVENING.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

$$

ANZ530-270900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
1231 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
SNOW. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
SNOW. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SNOW SHOWERS.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE
EVENING.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ531-270900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
1231 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
SNOW. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
SNOW. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. SNOW
SHOWERS. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW OR RAIN IN
THE EVENING.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ538-270900-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
1231 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
1 FT. SNOW. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SNOW. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SNOW SHOWERS.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE
EVENING.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ539-270900-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
1231 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
RAIN AND SNOW. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT. SNOW
AND RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. SNOW
SHOWERS. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW IN
THE EVENING.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ532-270900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
1231 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 5 FT.
RAIN AND SNOW. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 5 FT. SNOW
AND RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 5 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW IN
THE EVENING.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ540-270900-
EASTERN BAY-
1231 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
RAIN AND SNOW. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT. SNOW
AND RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. SNOW
SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW IN
THE EVENING.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ533-270900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
1231 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 5 FT.
RAIN AND SNOW. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 6 FT. SNOW
AND RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT. SNOW
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR
SNOW IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

$$

ANZ541-270900-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
1231 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 5 FT. SNOW
AND RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT. SNOW
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW IN
THE EVENING.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

$$

ANZ542-270900-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
1231 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
1 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SNOW AND RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SNOW
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW IN
THE EVENING.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ534-270900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
1231 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
4 FT...BUILDING TO 6 FT LATE. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 7 FT. SNOW
AND RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 7 FT...SUBSIDING TO
5 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW IN
THE EVENING.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT.

$$

ANZ543-270900-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
1231 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
2 TO 3 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 4 FT. SNOW
AND RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT. SNOW
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR
SNOW IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

$$



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