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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
732 AM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

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.

ANZ500-252000-
732 AM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

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

Low pressure will pass through the waters today. High pressure will
approach the waters tonight before settling overhead Thursday. Low
pressure will approach the waters Thursday night before passing
through Friday. A cold front will pass through Saturday and high
pressure will return for early next week.

$$

ANZ535-252000-
Tidal Potomac from Key Bridge to Indian Head-
732 AM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

.TODAY...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Patchy fog this
morning. Occasional drizzle and scattered showers this morning, then
scattered showers this afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM this morning.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Rain likely.
.FRI...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Rain likely.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...NW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ536-252000-
Tidal Potomac from Indian Head to Cobb Island-
732 AM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

.TODAY...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Patchy fog this
morning. Occasional drizzle and scattered showers this morning, then
scattered showers this afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM this morning.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Rain likely.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain likely.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...NW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ537-252000-
Tidal Potomac from Cobb Island to Smith Point-
732 AM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...NE winds 5 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Patchy fog this morning.
Scattered showers and occasional drizzle this morning, then numerous
showers this afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM this morning.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the late
evening and overnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Scattered showers.
.THU...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt until late afternoon.
Waves 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain likely.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain likely.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

$$

ANZ530-252000-
Chesapeake Bay north of Pooles Island-
732 AM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...NE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming N late. Waves 1 ft or less.
Patchy fog this morning. Widespread showers and occasional drizzle
this morning, then scattered showers this afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM
this morning.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the late
evening and overnight. Waves 1 ft. Scattered showers.
.THU...W winds 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. Rain likely.
.FRI...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain likely.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.SUN...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ531-252000-
Chesapeake Bay from Pooles Island to Sandy Point-
732 AM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. Patchy fog this
morning. Occasional drizzle and numerous showers this morning, then
scattered showers this afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM this morning.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Scattered showers.
.THU...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Rain likely.
.FRI...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain likely.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

$$

ANZ538-252000-
Patapsco River including Baltimore Harbor-
732 AM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Patchy fog this
morning. Occasional drizzle and numerous showers this morning, then
scattered showers this afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM this morning.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Scattered showers.
.THU...W winds 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt until late afternoon. Waves
1 ft.
.THU NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Rain likely.
.FRI...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Rain likely.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.SUN...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ539-252000-
Chester River to Queenstown MD-
732 AM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. Patchy fog this
morning. Occasional drizzle and numerous showers this morning, then
scattered showers this afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM this morning.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the late
evening and overnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Scattered showers.
.THU...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Rain likely.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain likely.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

$$

ANZ532-252000-
Chesapeake Bay from Sandy Point to North Beach-
732 AM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Patchy fog this
morning. Occasional drizzle and numerous showers this morning, then
scattered showers this afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM this morning.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the late
evening and overnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Scattered showers.
.THU...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt... becoming W 5 kt
late. Waves 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Rain likely.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain likely.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ540-252000-
Eastern Bay-
732 AM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Patchy fog this
morning. Occasional drizzle and numerous showers this morning, then
numerous showers this afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM this morning.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the late
evening and overnight. Waves 1 ft. Scattered showers.
.THU...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt until late afternoon.
Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Rain likely.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain likely.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ533-252000-
Chesapeake Bay from North Beach to Drum Point-
732 AM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Patchy fog this
morning. Occasional drizzle and scattered showers this morning, then
numerous showers this afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM this morning.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the late
evening and overnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Scattered showers.
.THU...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt... becoming SW 5 kt
late. Waves 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain likely.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain likely.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

$$

ANZ541-252000-
Choptank River to Cambridge MD and the Little Choptank River-
732 AM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Patchy fog this
morning. Occasional drizzle and scattered showers this morning, then
numerous showers this afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM this morning.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the late
evening and overnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Scattered showers.
.THU...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt until late afternoon.
Waves 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Rain likely.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain likely.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

$$

ANZ542-252000-
Patuxent River to Broomes Island MD-
732 AM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...NW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy fog this morning.
Occasional drizzle and scattered showers this morning, then numerous
showers this afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM this morning.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the late
evening and overnight. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt until late afternoon.
Waves 1 ft.
.THU NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Rain likely.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain likely.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ534-252000-
Chesapeake Bay from Drum Point to Smith Point-
732 AM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...S winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming NW late. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Patchy fog this morning. Scattered showers this morning, then
numerous showers this afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM this morning.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the late
evening and overnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Scattered showers.
.THU...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt... becoming SW 5 kt
late. Waves 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Rain likely.
.FRI...S winds 10 kt. Waves 2 ft. Rain likely.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 3 ft...subsiding to 1 ft in the
evening, then building to 3 ft after midnight.

$$

ANZ543-252000-
Tangier Sound and the inland waters surrounding Bloodsworth Island-
732 AM EDT Wed Apr 25 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...SE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SW this afternoon. Waves
1 ft or less. Patchy fog this morning. Scattered showers this
morning, then numerous showers this afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM this
morning.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the late
evening and overnight. Waves 1 ft. Scattered showers.
.THU...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt until late afternoon.
Waves 1 ft.
.THU NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain likely.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain likely.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

$$




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