Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1231 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

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.

ANZ500-252100-
1231 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE TIDAL POTOMAC AND MD PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...
A COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH THE WATERS TONIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS
IN FOR THE END OF THE WEEK. A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL STALL NEAR THE
WATERS SUNDAY...WITH LOW PRESSURE PASSING ALONG IT MONDAY.

$$

ANZ535-252100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
1231 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING NW LATE.
WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE LATE MORNING
AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE DAY...
THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ536-252100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
1231 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NW LATE. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ537-252100-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
1231 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE LATE MORNING
AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ530-252100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
1231 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ531-252100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
1231 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING W LATE. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT.
WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ538-252100-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
1231 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ539-252100-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
1231 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ532-252100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
1231 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING W LATE. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT.
WAVES 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT LATE. SHOWERS LIKELY. PATCHY FOG.
VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ540-252100-
EASTERN BAY-
1231 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ533-252100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
1231 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ541-252100-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
1231 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT... INCREASING TO
30 KT LATE. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 NM
OR LESS.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ542-252100-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
1231 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF RAIN
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ534-252100-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
1231 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT... SUBSIDING TO 1 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT.

$$

ANZ543-252100-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
1231 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN RAIN LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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