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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Wakefield VA
353 PM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

Virginia Portion of the Chesapeake Bay, Currituck Sound and Atlantic
Coastal Waters from Fenwick Island DE to Currituck Beach Light NC out
20 nautical miles

ANZ600-260845-
353 PM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

.Synopsis for Fenwick Island DE to Currituck Beach Light NC out
20 nautical miles Including Virginia Portion of the Chesapeake Bay
Currituck Sound and Portions of the James, York,
and Rappahannock rivers...

Low pressure tracks across the Delmarva this evening, then moves
away from the coast tonight. Weak high pressure returns Thursday.
Another area of low pressure crosses the local area late Thursday
night through Friday. A cold front crosses the region late
Saturday with highs pressure building over the region on Sunday.

$$

ANZ630-260845-
Chesapeake Bay from Smith Point to Windmill Point VA-
353 PM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

.THROUGH 7 PM...S winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot. Scattered showers
with isolated tstms.
.TONIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW 15 kt after midnight.
Waves 1 foot, building to 2 to 3 ft. Scattered showers early in
the evening.
.THU...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt early in
the afternoon, then becoming SE late. Waves 2 to 3 ft, subsiding
to 1 foot.
.THU NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt late.
Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers after midnight.
.FRI...S winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming SW late. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Showers likely.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of
showers in the evening.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N 15 kt after midnight.
Waves 1 to 2 ft, building to 2 to 3 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.

$$

ANZ631-260845-
Chesapeake Bay from Windmill Point to New Point Comfort VA-
353 PM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

.THROUGH 7 PM...SE winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot. Showers likely with
isolated tstms.
.TONIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW 15 kt after midnight.
Waves 1 foot, building to 2 to 3 ft late. Showers likely early in
the evening.
.THU...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming SW 5 kt early in the
afternoon, then becoming SE late. Waves 2 to 3 ft, subsiding to
1 foot.
.THU NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt late.
Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers after midnight.
.FRI...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Showers likely.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of
showers in the evening.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N 15 kt after midnight.
Waves 1 foot, building to 2 to 3 ft after midnight.
.SUN...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.

$$

ANZ632-260845-
Chesapeake Bay from New Point Comfort to Little Creek VA-
353 PM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

.THROUGH 7 PM...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. Showers likely
with isolated tstms.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW in the late evening,
increasing to 10 to 15 kt overnight. Waves 1 foot, building to 2
ft. Showers likely early in the evening.
.THU...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E in the afternoon. Waves
1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of
showers after midnight.
.FRI...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of
showers.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming 5 kt in the late
evening and overnight. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers in the
evening.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N 15 kt after midnight.
Waves 1 foot, building to 2 to 3 ft after midnight.
.SUN...N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NW 5 to 10 kt late. Waves
2 to 3 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt late.
Waves 1 to 2 ft.

Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.

$$

ANZ634-260845-
Chesapeake Bay from Little Creek VA to Cape Henry VA including
the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel-
353 PM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EDT THURSDAY...

.THROUGH 7 PM...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 3 to 4 ft. Showers
likely with isolated tstms.
.TONIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW 10 kt in the late
evening and overnight. Waves 3 to 4 ft, subsiding to 2 to 3 ft
late. Showers likely early in the evening.
.THU...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SE late. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A chance of
showers after midnight.
.FRI...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming 5 kt in the late
evening and overnight. Waves around 2 ft. A chance of showers in
the evening.
.SAT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N 15 kt after midnight.
Waves 1 foot, building to 2 to 3 ft after midnight.
.SUN...N winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt late. Waves
2 to 3 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW 10 to 15 kt late.
Waves 2 to 3 ft.

Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.

$$

ANZ650-260845-
Coastal waters from Fenwick Island DE to Chincoteague VA out
20 nm-
353 PM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

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

.THROUGH 7 PM...S winds 10 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft. Mainly SE swell
with a dominant period of 10 seconds. Scattered showers.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 10 kt, becoming W after midnight. Seas 6 to 8
ft with a dominant period of 10 seconds, subsiding to 5 to 7 ft
with a dominant period of 10 seconds late. A chance of showers in
the evening.
.THU...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming SW in the afternoon. Seas
4 to 6 ft with a dominant period of 10 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...S winds 10 kt, becoming SE late. Seas 4 ft. Mainly
SE swell with a dominant period of 9 seconds. A chance of showers
after midnight.
.FRI...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft with a dominant period
of 8 seconds. Showers likely.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W in the late evening
and overnight. Seas 4 to 5 ft. A chance of showers in the
evening.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Seas around 3 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 3 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 3 ft.

$$

ANZ652-260845-
Coastal waters from Chincoteague to Parramore Island VA out 20 nm-
353 PM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

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

.THROUGH 7 PM...S winds 10 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft. Mainly SE swell
with a dominant period of 10 seconds. Scattered showers.
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft with a dominant
period of 10 seconds, subsiding to 5 to 6 ft with a dominant
period of 10 seconds after midnight. Scattered showers in the
evening.
.THU...W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming SW late. Seas 4 to 6 ft with
a dominant period of 10 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SE 10 to 15 kt late.
Seas 4 to 5 ft with a dominant period of 9 seconds. A chance of
showers after midnight.
.FRI...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft with a dominant period
of 9 seconds. Showers likely.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of
showers in the evening.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 3 ft.

$$

ANZ654-260845-
Coastal waters from Parramore Island to Cape Charles Light VA out
20 nm-
353 PM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

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

.THROUGH 7 PM...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. Mainly SE
swell with a dominant period of 10 seconds. Scattered showers.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 10 kt, becoming W in the late evening and
overnight. Seas 5 to 6 ft with a dominant period of 10 seconds.
Scattered showers early in the evening.
.THU...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 5 to 10 kt early in the
afternoon, then becoming S late. Seas 4 to 5 ft with a dominant
period of 9 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft with a dominant
period of 9 seconds. A chance of showers after midnight.
.FRI...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 4 ft with a dominant
period of 9 seconds. A chance of showers.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of
showers in the evening.
.SAT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W late in the evening,
then becoming N 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt late. Seas
3 to 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt late.
Seas 2 to 3 ft.

$$

ANZ656-260845-
Coastal Waters from Cape Charles Light to Virginia-
North Carolina border out to 20 nm-
353 PM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

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

.THROUGH 7 PM...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Mainly SE
swell with a dominant period of 11 seconds. Scattered showers with
isolated tstms.
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft. Mainly SE swell with a
dominant period of 10 seconds. Scattered showers early in the
evening.
.THU...NW winds 10 kt, becoming NE early in the afternoon, then
becoming SE late. Seas 4 to 5 ft, subsiding to 3 to 4 ft late.
Mainly E swell with a dominant period of 9 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft with a dominant
period of 9 seconds. A chance of showers after midnight.
.FRI...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 4 ft with a dominant
period of 9 seconds. A chance of showers.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of
showers in the evening.
.SAT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W late in the evening,
then becoming N 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SUN...N winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt late. Seas
around 3 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt late.
Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

$$

ANZ658-260845-
Coastal waters from NC VA border to Currituck Beach Light NC out
20 nm-
353 PM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

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

.THROUGH 7 PM...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 7 to 9 ft with a
dominant period of 11 seconds. Scattered showers with isolated
tstms.
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 kt. Seas 7 to 9 ft, subsiding to 6 to 7 ft
after midnight. Mainly SE swell with a dominant period of
10 seconds. Scattered showers early in the evening.
.THU...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E late. Seas 5 to 6 ft,
subsiding to 4 ft late. Mainly E swell with a dominant period of
9 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 4 ft with a
dominant period of 9 seconds. A chance of showers after midnight.
.FRI...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 4 ft with a dominant
period of 9 seconds. A chance of showers.
.FRI NIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers in the evening.
.SAT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Seas around 3 ft.
.SUN...N winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt late. Seas
3 to 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW in the late evening
and overnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

$$

ANZ633-260845-
Currituck Sound-
353 PM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

.THROUGH 7 PM...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. Showers likely
with isolated tstms.
.TONIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. Showers likely early
in the evening.
.THU...N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E in the afternoon. Waves
1 foot.
.THU NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of
showers after midnight.
.FRI...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W late. Waves 1 foot.
A chance of showers in the evening.
.SAT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW after midnight.
Waves 1 foot.
.SUN...N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NE 5 to 10 kt late. Waves
1 foot.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 5 kt, becoming NW after midnight. Waves
1 foot.

Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.

$$

ANZ635-260845-
Rappahannock River from Urbanna to Windmill Point-
353 PM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

.THROUGH 7 PM...Variable winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot. Showers likely
with isolated tstms.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. Showers likely early in
the evening.
.THU...NW winds 10 kt, becoming W early in the afternoon, then
becoming S late. Waves 1 foot.
.THU NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. Showers likely
after midnight.
.FRI...SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW in the afternoon. Waves
1 foot. Showers likely.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers in
the evening.
.SAT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 5 kt, becoming N after midnight. Waves
1 foot.
.SUN...NW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.

Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.

$$

ANZ636-260845-
York River-
353 PM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

.THROUGH 7 PM...NE winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot. Showers likely with
isolated tstms.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. Showers likely early in
the evening.
.THU...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S late. Waves 1 foot.
.THU NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. Showers likely
after midnight.
.FRI...SE winds 10 kt, becoming SW in the late morning and
afternoon. Waves 1 foot. Showers likely, mainly in the morning.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW late. Waves 1 foot.
A chance of showers in the evening.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 5 kt, becoming N after midnight. Waves
1 foot.
.SUN...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.

Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.

$$

ANZ637-260845-
James River from Jamestown to the James River Bridge-
353 PM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

.THROUGH 7 PM...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. Showers likely
with isolated tstms.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. Showers likely
early in the evening.
.THU...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S late. Waves 1 foot.
.THU NIGHT...SE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Showers likely
after midnight.
.FRI...SE winds 10 kt, becoming SW in the late morning and
afternoon. Waves 1 foot. Showers likely, mainly in the morning.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW after midnight.
Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers in the evening.
.SAT...SW winds 5 kt, increasing to 10 kt late. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Waves 1 foot, building to 1 to 2 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.

Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.

$$

ANZ638-260845-
James River from James River Bridge to Hampton Roads Bridge-
Tunnel-
353 PM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

.THROUGH 7 PM...NW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot. Showers likely with
isolated tstms.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt late.
Waves 1 foot, building to 1 to 2 ft late. Showers likely early in
the evening.
.THU...NW winds 10 kt, becoming E 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon.
Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers
after midnight.
.FRI...SE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming SW in the late morning and
afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW late in the evening,
then becoming W after midnight, becoming SW late. Waves 1 foot. A
chance of showers in the evening.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SUN...N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NW 5 to 10 kt late. Waves
1 to 2 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.

$$

BROWN


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