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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
935 AM EST Sun Dec 5 2021

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.

ANZ500-052100-
935 AM EST Sun Dec 5 2021

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

High pressure will return briefly today, followed by a strong cold
front on Monday. After another brief return of high pressure
Tuesday, a larger storm system may affect the region Wednesday into
Thursday. Small Craft Advisories will likely need to be extended
into Monday night, and gale conditions are possible on Monday.

$$

ANZ535-052100-
Tidal Potomac from Key Bridge to Indian Head-
935 AM EST Sun Dec 5 2021

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TONIGHT...SE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt... increasing to 30 kt
in the late morning and afternoon. Waves 2 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt...diminishing
to 20 kt after midnight. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.TUE...N winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...E winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain and
snow.
.WED...N winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain likely through the day.
.THU...NE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ536-052100-
Tidal Potomac from Indian Head to Cobb Island-
935 AM EST Sun Dec 5 2021

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...E winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TONIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt in the late morning
and afternoon. Waves 2 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 1 ft. A
chance of showers.
.TUE...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...E winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of rain.
.WED...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Rain likely through the
day, then a chance of rain through the night.
.THU...NE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ537-052100-
Tidal Potomac from Cobb Island to Smith Point-
935 AM EST Sun Dec 5 2021

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...E winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SW after midnight. Waves
1 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON...S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.MON NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming NW after midnight. Gusts
up to 25 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers.
.TUE...N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain likely through the day,
then a chance of rain through the night.
.THU...N winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S after midnight. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ530-052100-
Chesapeake Bay north of Pooles Island-
935 AM EST Sun Dec 5 2021

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. A chance of
showers.
.MON...S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 2 ft. A chance
of showers.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft. A
chance of showers.
.TUE...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of rain
and snow.
.WED...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of snow in the
morning. Rain likely through the day, then a chance of rain through
the night.
.THU...N winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming light. Waves 1 ft or less.

$$

ANZ531-052100-
Chesapeake Bay from Pooles Island to Sandy Point-
935 AM EST Sun Dec 5 2021

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON...S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A
chance of showers.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 to
3 ft. A chance of showers.
.TUE...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of rain.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain likely through the day.
A chance of rain through the night.
.THU...N winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming E. Waves 1 ft or less.

$$

ANZ538-052100-
Patapsco River including Baltimore Harbor-
935 AM EST Sun Dec 5 2021

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...E winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON...S winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 25 kt... becoming SW 10 to
15 kt with gusts to 30 kt in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A
chance of showers.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 1 to
2 ft. A chance of showers.
.TUE...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 5 kt. Waves flat. A chance of rain.
.WED...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Rain likely through the
day. A chance of rain through the night.
.THU...NE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.

$$

ANZ539-052100-
Chester River to Queenstown MD-
935 AM EST Sun Dec 5 2021

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely.
.MON...S winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt... increasing to 15 kt
with gusts to 35 kt in the late morning and afternoon. Waves 2 to
3 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 3 ft. A
chance of showers.
.TUE...NW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of rain.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain likely through the day,
then a chance of rain through the night.
.THU...N winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SE after midnight. Waves 1 ft
or less.

$$

ANZ532-052100-
Chesapeake Bay from Sandy Point to North Beach-
935 AM EST Sun Dec 5 2021

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TONIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON...S winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt... increasing to 15 to
20 kt with gusts to 30 kt in the late morning and afternoon. Waves
3 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 3 ft. A
chance of showers.
.TUE...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of rain.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain likely through the day,
then a chance of rain through the night.
.THU...N winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SE after midnight. Waves 1 ft
or less.

$$

ANZ540-052100-
Eastern Bay-
935 AM EST Sun Dec 5 2021

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely.
.MON...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt... increasing to 30 kt
in the late morning and afternoon. Waves 2 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft. A
chance of showers.
.TUE...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of rain.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain likely through the day,
then a chance of rain through the night.
.THU...N winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SE after midnight. Waves 1 ft
or less.

$$

ANZ533-052100-
Chesapeake Bay from North Beach to Drum Point-
935 AM EST Sun Dec 5 2021

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SW late. Waves 1 ft. A
chance of showers.
.MON...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt... increasing to 30 kt
in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 3 ft. A
chance of showers.
.TUE...N winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of rain.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain likely through the day,
then a chance of rain through the night.
.THU...N winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SE after midnight. Waves 1 ft
or less.

$$

ANZ541-052100-
Choptank River to Cambridge MD and the Little Choptank River-
935 AM EST Sun Dec 5 2021

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SW late. Waves 1 ft. A
chance of showers.
.MON...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt... increasing to 30 kt
in the late morning and afternoon. Waves 2 ft.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft.
Showers likely.
.TUE...N winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of rain.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain likely through the day,
then a chance of rain through the night.
.THU...N winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SE after midnight. Waves 1 ft
or less.

$$

ANZ542-052100-
Patuxent River to Broomes Island MD-
935 AM EST Sun Dec 5 2021

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TONIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt... increasing to 30 kt
in the late morning and afternoon. Waves 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming NW after midnight. Gusts
up to 25 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely.
.TUE...N winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of rain.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain likely through the day,
then a chance of rain through the night.
.THU...N winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SE after midnight. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ534-052100-
Chesapeake Bay from Drum Point to Smith Point-
935 AM EST Sun Dec 5 2021

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...E winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SW late. Waves 1 ft.
Showers likely.
.MON...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt... increasing to 30 kt
late. Waves 3 ft.
.MON NIGHT...W winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming NW after midnight. Gusts
up to 30 kt. Waves 3 ft. Showers likely.
.TUE...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt in the morning. Waves
2 to 3 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain.
.WED...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Rain likely through the
day, then a chance of rain through the night.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming NE 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to
2 ft.

$$

ANZ543-052100-
Tangier Sound and the inland waters surrounding Bloodsworth Island-
935 AM EST Sun Dec 5 2021

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...E winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SW late. Waves 1 ft.
Showers likely.
.MON...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt... increasing to 30 kt
in the late morning and afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.MON NIGHT...W winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming NW after midnight. Gusts
up to 30 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Showers likely.
.TUE...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt in the morning. Waves
1 to 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain.
.WED...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain likely through the day,
then a chance of rain through the night.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming NE 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or
less.

$$



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