Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
733 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

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.

ANZ500-010800-
733 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

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

A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE WATERS LATE TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY. HIGH
PRESSURE WILL RETURN TO THE REGION BEHIND THE FRONT. SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORIES MAY BE NEEDED THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY. CONSULT
THE LATEST GUIDANCE FROM NHC REGARDING POSSIBLE EFFECTS FROM
TROPICAL STORM HERMINE.

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ANZ535-010800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
733 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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ANZ536-010800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
733 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS THIS EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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ANZ537-010800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
733 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS THIS EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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ANZ530-010800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
733 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS THIS EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

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

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ANZ531-010800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
733 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS
THIS EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE LATE
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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ANZ538-010800-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
733 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W LATE. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS EVENING... THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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ANZ539-010800-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
733 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS THIS EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE LATE
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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ANZ532-010800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
733 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS THIS EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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ANZ540-010800-
EASTERN BAY-
733 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS
THIS EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE LATE
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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ANZ533-010800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
733 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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

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ANZ541-010800-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
733 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE LATE
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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ANZ542-010800-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
733 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE LATE
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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ANZ534-010800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
733 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT IN THE AFTERNOON...
THEN BECOMING SW. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FT.

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

$$

ANZ543-010800-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
733 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS
THIS EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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

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