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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
851 PM EDT Wed Aug 23 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.

ANZ500-240800-
851 PM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

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

A cold front will drop to the south of the waters tonight. High
pressure centered over New England will extend south into the area
for Thursday through Monday.

$$

ANZ535-240800-
Tidal Potomac from Key Bridge to Indian Head-
851 PM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.TONIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...NE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...E winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...E winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.

$$

ANZ536-240800-
Tidal Potomac from Indian Head to Cobb Island-
851 PM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM EDT THURSDAY THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt after midnight.
Waves 1 ft. Isolated showers early this evening.
.THU...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt until late afternoon.
Waves 1 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...NE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...NE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ537-240800-
Tidal Potomac from Cobb Island to Smith Point-
851 PM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM EDT THURSDAY THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to
2 ft. Isolated showers.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt until late afternoon.
Waves 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.FRI...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.MON...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

$$

ANZ530-240800-
Chesapeake Bay north of Pooles Island-
851 PM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.TONIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.THU...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.FRI...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.SAT...N winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.SUN...E winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ531-240800-
Chesapeake Bay from Pooles Island to Sandy Point-
851 PM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM EDT THURSDAY THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...N winds 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Waves
1 ft.
.THU...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the morning. Waves
1 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.FRI...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.SUN...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ538-240800-
Patapsco River including Baltimore Harbor-
851 PM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.TONIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.FRI...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves flat.
.SAT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.SUN...E winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.MON...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ539-240800-
Chester River to Queenstown MD-
851 PM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM EDT THURSDAY THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...N winds 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Waves
1 ft.
.THU...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the morning. Waves
1 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.FRI...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.SAT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.SUN...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.MON...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ532-240800-
Chesapeake Bay from Sandy Point to North Beach-
851 PM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM EDT THURSDAY THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt late this evening
and overnight. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt... becoming NE 5 kt
late. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.FRI...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.SUN...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ540-240800-
Eastern Bay-
851 PM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM EDT THURSDAY THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...N winds 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt late this evening and
overnight. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt... diminishing to
5 kt late. Waves 1 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.FRI...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.SAT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.SUN...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ533-240800-
Chesapeake Bay from North Beach to Drum Point-
851 PM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM EDT THURSDAY THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt late this evening
and overnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.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 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.SUN...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.MON...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.

$$

ANZ541-240800-
Choptank River to Cambridge MD and the Little Choptank River-
851 PM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM EDT THURSDAY THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt... diminishing to
5 kt late. Waves 1 ft.
.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 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.SUN...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ542-240800-
Patuxent River to Broomes Island MD-
851 PM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.TONIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming N 15 kt late. Waves 1 ft.
Isolated showers early this evening.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 kt late. Waves 1 ft.
.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 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.SUN...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ534-240800-
Chesapeake Bay from Drum Point to Smith Point-
851 PM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM EDT THURSDAY THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to
2 ft. Isolated showers.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NE 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. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.MON...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.

$$

ANZ543-240800-
Tangier Sound and the inland waters surrounding Bloodsworth Island-
851 PM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM EDT THURSDAY THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Isolated showers.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt until late afternoon.
Waves 1 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NE 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. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.MON...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 ft.

$$



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