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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
1232 PM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

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.

ANZ500-190900-
1232 PM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

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

High pressure will control the weather pattern through Tuesday
before a cold front crosses the area Tuesday night. High pressure
will build to the north Wednesday into Thursday as a front stalls to
 the south. A Small Craft Advisory may be needed Tuesday night into
Wednesday for portions of the waters.

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ANZ535-190900-
Tidal Potomac from Key Bridge to Indian Head-
1232 PM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TONIGHT...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.THU...SE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain through the
night.

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ANZ536-190900-
Tidal Potomac from Indian Head to Cobb Island-
1232 PM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TONIGHT...W winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to
3 NM.
.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.THU...SE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain through the
night.

$$

ANZ537-190900-
Tidal Potomac from Cobb Island to Smith Point-
1232 PM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Hazy.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain through the
night.

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ANZ530-190900-
Chesapeake Bay north of Pooles Island-
1232 PM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat. Hazy.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.THU...SE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.FRI...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. Rain likely through
the night.

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ANZ531-190900-
Chesapeake Bay from Pooles Island to Sandy Point-
1232 PM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat. Hazy.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...NW winds 10 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.FRI...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of rain
through the night.

$$

ANZ538-190900-
Patapsco River including Baltimore Harbor-
1232 PM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat. Hazy.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...SE winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain likely through the
night.

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ANZ539-190900-
Chester River to Queenstown MD-
1232 PM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat. Hazy.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...NW winds 10 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...SE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.FRI...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain through the
night.

$$

ANZ532-190900-
Chesapeake Bay from Sandy Point to North Beach-
1232 PM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...S winds 5 kt. Waves flat. Hazy.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.FRI...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of rain
through the night.

$$

ANZ540-190900-
Eastern Bay-
1232 PM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat. Hazy.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.FRI...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of rain
through the night.

$$

ANZ533-190900-
Chesapeake Bay from North Beach to Drum Point-
1232 PM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...S winds 5 kt. Waves flat. Hazy.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.FRI...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft...building to 3 ft after
midnight. A chance of rain through the night.

$$

ANZ541-190900-
Choptank River to Cambridge MD and the Little Choptank River-
1232 PM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...SW winds 5 kt. Waves flat. Hazy.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.FRI...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain through the
night.

$$

ANZ542-190900-
Patuxent River to Broomes Island MD-
1232 PM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TONIGHT...W winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain through the
night.

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ANZ534-190900-
Chesapeake Bay from Drum Point to Smith Point-
1232 PM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Hazy.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.THU...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft...building to 3 ft. A
chance of rain through the night.

$$

ANZ543-190900-
Tangier Sound and the inland waters surrounding Bloodsworth Island-
1232 PM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Hazy.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.FRI...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft...building to 3 ft. A
chance of rain through the night.

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