Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
445 PM EDT WED MAY 27 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.

ANZ500-280800-
445 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

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

HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE ATLANTIC OCEAN THROUGH SATURDAY.
A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE WATERS EARLY NEXT WEEK. A SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED FOR PORTIONS OF THE WATERS SATURDAY THROUGH
SATURDAY NIGHT.

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ANZ535-280800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
445 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SUN...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.

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

$$

ANZ536-280800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
445 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.

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

$$

ANZ537-280800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
445 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
2 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS THROUGH THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ530-280800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
445 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

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

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... DIMINISHING TO
5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS THROUGH THE
NIGHT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.

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

$$

ANZ531-280800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
445 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
3 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS THROUGH THE
NIGHT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.

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

$$

ANZ538-280800-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
445 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.

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

$$

ANZ539-280800-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
445 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS AND
TSTMS LIKELY.

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

$$

ANZ532-280800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
445 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
3 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS AND
TSTMS LIKELY.

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

$$

ANZ540-280800-
EASTERN BAY-
445 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS AND
TSTMS LIKELY.

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

$$

ANZ533-280800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
445 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
4 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. WAVES 3 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS THROUGH THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ541-280800-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
445 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
2 FT...EXCEPT FLAT NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE LITTLE CHOPTANK. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS THROUGH THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ542-280800-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
445 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS THROUGH THE DAY...THEN SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ534-280800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
445 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
4 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS THROUGH THE DAY... THEN SHOWERS AND
TSTMS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

$$

ANZ543-280800-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
445 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
4 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

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