Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1229 AM EST WED FEB 10 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.

ANZ500-102100-
1229 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

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

LOW PRESSURE IMPACTS THE WATERS THROUGH WEDNESDAY BEFORE PUSHING OFF
TO THE NORTHEAST. HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN THE WAKE THROUGH FRIDAY. A
STRONG COLD FRONT CROSSES THE REGION SATURDAY. GALES ARE POSSIBLE
THURSDAY MORNING. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES ARE LIKELY THROUGH THURSDAY
NIGHT. GALES ARE ALSO LIKELY SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT.

$$

ANZ535-102100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
1229 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. ISOLATED SNOW SHOWERS.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED FLURRIES.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ536-102100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
1229 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SCATTERED FLURRIES.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ537-102100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
1229 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
SCATTERED FLURRIES.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT... INCREASING TO
30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 FT. SCATTERED FLURRIES.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ530-102100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
1229 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ531-102100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
1229 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. ISOLATED
SNOW SHOWERS.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT... INCREASING TO
30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT.

$$

ANZ538-102100-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
1229 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
ISOLATED SNOW SHOWERS.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ539-102100-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
1229 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
ISOLATED SNOW SHOWERS.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT... INCREASING TO
30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ532-102100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
1229 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. ISOLATED
SNOW SHOWERS.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ540-102100-
EASTERN BAY-
1229 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ533-102100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
1229 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT... INCREASING TO
30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 FT. SCATTERED FLURRIES.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.

$$

ANZ541-102100-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
1229 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT.

$$

ANZ542-102100-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
1229 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
NUMEROUS SNOW SHOWERS.
.WED...W WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED FLURRIES.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT... INCREASING TO
25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED FLURRIES.
.THU...W WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ534-102100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
1229 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
NUMEROUS SNOW AND RAIN SHOWERS.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
SCATTERED FLURRIES.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
SCATTERED FLURRIES.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
EVENING...THEN BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.

$$

ANZ543-102100-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
1229 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
NUMEROUS SNOW AND RAIN SHOWERS.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. SCATTERED FLURRIES.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
EVENING...THEN BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FT.

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