Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
331 PM EST SUN DEC 4 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.

ANZ500-050900-
331 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

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

HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE OVER THE WATERS TODAY. A WEAK LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEM WILL PASS THROUGH THE AREA TONIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL RETURN
BRIEFLY ON MONDAY...FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM TUESDAY
INTO TUESDAY NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN BRIEFLY BUILD OVER THE
WATERS WEDNESDAY AND A POTENT COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THURSDAY
INTO THURSDAY NIGHT. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES ARE POSSIBLE TUESDAY
INTO WEDNESDAY. A GALE WARNING MAY BE NEEDED FOR THE WATERS THURSDAY
NIGHT AND FRIDAY.

$$

ANZ535-050900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
331 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN AND SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING LIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY.

$$

ANZ536-050900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
331 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN AND SLEET.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY.

$$

ANZ537-050900-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
331 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.

$$

ANZ530-050900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
331 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH POSSIBLE SLEET AND
FREEZING RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY.

$$

ANZ531-050900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
331 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH POSSIBLE SLEET AND
FREEZING RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.

$$

ANZ538-050900-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
331 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN WITH SLEET LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY.

$$

ANZ539-050900-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
331 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY.

$$

ANZ532-050900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
331 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY.

$$

ANZ540-050900-
EASTERN BAY-
331 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY.

$$

ANZ533-050900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
331 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES FLAT...BUILDING TO 2 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY.

$$

ANZ541-050900-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
331 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.

$$

ANZ542-050900-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
331 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY.

$$

ANZ534-050900-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
331 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES FLAT...BUILDING TO 2 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN
LIKELY.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.

$$

ANZ543-050900-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
331 PM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN LIKELY.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.

$$




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