Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
731 AM EDT THU OCT 2 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.

ANZ500-022000-
731 AM EDT THU OCT 2 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE TIDAL POTOMAC AND MD PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE WATERS THROUGH TONIGHT. A STRONG
COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE WATERS FRIDAY BEFORE PASSING THROUGH
LATE FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING. HIGH PRESSURE WILL RETURN
FOR LATER SATURDAY BEFORE MOVING OFF THE COAST EARLY NEXT WEEK. A
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL LIKELY BE NEEDED FOR PORTIONS OF THE
WATERS LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY.

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ANZ535-022000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
731 AM EDT THU OCT 2 2014

.TODAY...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ536-022000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
731 AM EDT THU OCT 2 2014

.TODAY...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ537-022000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
731 AM EDT THU OCT 2 2014

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP
TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ530-022000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
731 AM EDT THU OCT 2 2014

.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP
TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ531-022000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
731 AM EDT THU OCT 2 2014

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
SHOWERS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP
TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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ANZ538-022000-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
731 AM EDT THU OCT 2 2014

.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP
TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ539-022000-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
731 AM EDT THU OCT 2 2014

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP
TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ532-022000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
731 AM EDT THU OCT 2 2014

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. SHOWERS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO
25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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ANZ540-022000-
EASTERN BAY-
731 AM EDT THU OCT 2 2014

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. SHOWERS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP
TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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ANZ533-022000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
731 AM EDT THU OCT 2 2014

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT...
BUILDING TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP
TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS
LIKELY.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

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ANZ541-022000-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
731 AM EDT THU OCT 2 2014

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. SHOWERS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP
TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ542-022000-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
731 AM EDT THU OCT 2 2014

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP
TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ534-022000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
731 AM EDT THU OCT 2 2014

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
SHOWERS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT.

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ANZ543-022000-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
731 AM EDT THU OCT 2 2014

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
SHOWERS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 4 FT.

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