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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Wakefield VA
403 AM EDT Tue Apr 24 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

ANZ600-242045-
403 AM EDT Tue Apr 24 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 local area today through
tonight, then will be slow to move away from the coast Wednesday.
Weak high pressure returns by Thursday.

$$

ANZ630-242045-
Chesapeake Bay from Smith Point to Windmill Point VA-
403 AM EDT Tue Apr 24 2018

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

.THROUGH 7 AM...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
.TODAY...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A chance of rain
in the morning, then periods of rain in the afternoon. Vsby 1 to
3 NM late.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt late.
Waves 2 to 3 ft, subsiding to 1 foot late. Periods of rain.
.WED...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of rain in the
morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW 10 to 15 kt late.
Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers in the evening.
.THU...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt early in
the afternoon, then becoming SW late. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers.
.FRI NIGHT...SW 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...SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW after midnight.
Waves 1 to 2 ft.

$$

ANZ631-242045-
Chesapeake Bay from Windmill Point to New Point Comfort VA-
403 AM EDT Tue Apr 24 2018

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

.THROUGH 7 AM...E winds 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance
of rain.
.TODAY...E winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Waves 3 to
4 ft. Periods of rain in the late morning and afternoon.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt,
diminishing to 10 to 15 kt late. Waves 3 to 4 ft, subsiding to
2 ft late. Rain likely.
.WED...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of
showers in the evening.
.THU...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt early in
the afternoon, then becoming SW late. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers.
.FRI NIGHT...SW 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...SW winds 5 kt, becoming W late in the evening, then
becoming NW after midnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

$$

ANZ632-242045-
Chesapeake Bay from New Point Comfort to Little Creek VA-
403 AM EDT Tue Apr 24 2018

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

.THROUGH 7 AM...E winds 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance
of rain.
.TODAY...E winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt late.
Waves 4 to 5 ft. Periods of rain. Vsby 1 to 3 NM late.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt. Waves
4 to 5 ft, subsiding to 2 to 3 ft after midnight. Rain likely.
.WED...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft, subsiding to 1 foot
in the afternoon. A chance of showers.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of
showers in the evening.
.THU...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt early in
the afternoon, then becoming E late. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers.
.FRI NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW after midnight.
Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers in the evening.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW after midnight.
Waves 1 to 2 ft.

$$

ANZ634-242045-
Chesapeake Bay from Little Creek VA to Cape Henry VA including
the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel-
403 AM EDT Tue Apr 24 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...

.THROUGH 7 AM...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 3 ft. A slight chance
of rain.
.TODAY...E winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, becoming SE
20 to 25 kt late. Waves 4 to 5 ft. Rain. Vsby 1 to 3 NM late.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt. Waves
4 to 5 ft. Rain likely.
.WED...SW winds 10 kt. Waves 3 to 4 ft, subsiding to 2 ft late. A
chance of showers.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft. A chance of
showers in the evening.
.THU...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N 5 to 10 kt early in the
afternoon, then becoming E late. Waves around 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...SE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers.
.FRI NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW after midnight.
Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers in the evening.
.SAT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt, increasing to 10 kt late in the
evening, then becoming NW after midnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

$$

ANZ650-242045-
Coastal waters from Fenwick Island DE to Chincoteague VA out
20 nm-
403 AM EDT Tue Apr 24 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.THROUGH 7 AM...E winds 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft with a dominant
period of 4 seconds.
.TODAY...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft with a dominant
period of 8 seconds. Rain likely late.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 7 to
9 ft with a dominant period of 10 seconds. Periods of rain.
.WED...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 7 to 9 ft with a dominant period
of 11 seconds. Rain likely in the morning, then a chance of
showers in the afternoon.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft with a dominant
period of 10 seconds. A chance of showers in the evening.
.THU...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.FRI...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. A chance of showers.
.FRI NIGHT...S winds 10 kt, becoming SW after midnight. 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...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 3 ft.

$$

ANZ652-242045-
Coastal waters from Chincoteague to Parramore Island VA out 20 nm-
403 AM EDT Tue Apr 24 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.THROUGH 7 AM...E winds 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft with a dominant
period of 5 seconds.
.TODAY...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft with a dominant
period of 8 seconds, building to 6 to 8 ft. A chance of rain in
the morning, then periods of rain in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt with
gusts up to 30 kt after midnight. Seas 7 to 9 ft with a dominant
period of 10 seconds. Periods of rain.
.WED...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 7 to 9 ft with a dominant
period of 10 seconds, subsiding to 6 to 7 ft. Rain likely in the
morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 7 ft with a dominant
period of 10 seconds. A chance of showers in the evening.
.THU...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming SW 5 to 10 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 5 to 6 ft.
.THU NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.FRI...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. A chance of showers.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. 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 after midnight.
Seas 2 to 3 ft.

$$

ANZ654-242045-
Coastal waters from Parramore Island to Cape Charles Light VA out
20 nm-
403 AM EDT Tue Apr 24 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.THROUGH 7 AM...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft with a
dominant period of 5 seconds.
.TODAY...E winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, increasing
to 20 to 25 kt late. Seas 5 to 6 ft with a dominant period of
8 seconds, building to 6 to 8 ft. A chance of rain in the
morning, then periods of rain in the afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM
late.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas
7 to 9 ft with a dominant period of 10 seconds. Rain likely.
.WED...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft with a dominant period
of 10 seconds, subsiding to 5 to 6 ft. A chance of showers.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft with a dominant
period of 10 seconds. A chance of showers in the evening.
.THU...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt early in
the afternoon, then becoming SW late. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
.THU NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.FRI...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. A chance of showers.
.FRI NIGHT...S winds 10 kt, becoming SW after midnight. Seas 4 to
5 ft. A chance of showers in the evening.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

$$

ANZ656-242045-
Coastal Waters from Cape Charles Light to Virginia-
North Carolina border out to 20 nm-
403 AM EDT Tue Apr 24 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.THROUGH 7 AM...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft with a
dominant period of 5 seconds. A slight chance of rain.
.TODAY...E winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming SE 20 to 25 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 6 to 8 ft with a dominant period of 8 seconds.
Periods of rain. Vsby 1 to 3 NM late.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt. Seas
7 to 9 ft with a dominant period of 10 seconds. Rain likely. Vsby
1 to 3 NM.
.WED...S winds 10 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft, subsiding to 5 to 6 ft in
the afternoon. Mainly SE swell with a dominant period of
10 seconds. A chance of showers.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft with a dominant
period of 10 seconds. A chance of showers in the evening.
.THU...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N 5 to 10 kt early in the
afternoon, then becoming E late. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.FRI...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.
.FRI NIGHT...SE winds 10 kt, becoming SW after midnight. Seas
3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers in the evening.
.SAT...SW winds 5 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Seas around 2 ft.

$$

ANZ658-242045-
Coastal waters from NC VA border to Currituck Beach Light NC out
20 nm-
403 AM EDT Tue Apr 24 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.THROUGH 7 AM...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft with a
dominant period of 6 seconds. A slight chance of rain.
.TODAY...SE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, then SE 20
to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 6 ft with a dominant period
of 8 seconds, building to 8 to 10 ft. Periods of rain until late
afternoon, then showers with a chance of tstms late.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt after
midnight, then becoming S 10 to 15 kt late. Seas 8 to 10 ft with
a dominant period of 10 seconds. A chance of showers.
.WED...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft with a dominant period
of 10 seconds. A chance of showers.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 10 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft. Mainly E swell with a
dominant period of 10 seconds. A chance of showers in the
evening.
.THU...N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E late. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.FRI...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. A chance of showers.
.FRI NIGHT...SE winds 10 kt, becoming W after midnight. Seas 3 to
4 ft. A chance of showers in the evening.
.SAT...SW winds 5 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W after midnight. Seas
around 2 ft.

Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

$$

ANZ633-242045-
Currituck Sound-
403 AM EDT Tue Apr 24 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.THROUGH 7 AM...E winds 15 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of rain.
.TODAY...E winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming SE 20 to 25 kt late. Waves
1 to 2 ft. Periods of rain until late afternoon, then showers
with a chance of tstms late. Vsby 1 to 3 NM early in the
afternoon.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, becoming
S 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of
showers.
.WED...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of
showers in the evening.
.THU...N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E late. Waves 1 foot.
.THU NIGHT...SE winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers.
.FRI NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW after midnight.
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.

Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.

$$

ANZ635-242045-
Rappahannock River from Urbanna to Windmill Point-
403 AM EDT Tue Apr 24 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.THROUGH 7 AM...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A slight
chance of rain.
.TODAY...E winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt late.
Waves 2 ft. Periods of rain.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt late.
Waves 1 to 2 ft. Periods of rain.
.WED...SW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of rain in the
morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of
showers in the evening.
.THU...NW winds 10 kt, becoming W in the afternoon. Waves 1 foot.
.THU NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...SE winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers.
.FRI NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers in
the evening.
.SAT...W winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.

$$

ANZ636-242045-
York River-
403 AM EDT Tue Apr 24 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.THROUGH 7 AM...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of
rain.
.TODAY...E winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Periods of rain.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt late.
Waves 1 to 2 ft. Rain likely.
.WED...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of
showers in the evening.
.THU...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW late. Waves 1 foot.
.THU NIGHT...SE winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of
showers in the evening.
.SAT...W winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.

$$

ANZ637-242045-
James River from Jamestown to the James River Bridge-
403 AM EDT Tue Apr 24 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.THROUGH 7 AM...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of
rain.
.TODAY...E winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 2 ft. Rain. Vsby 1 to 3 NM late.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in
the late evening and early morning, then becoming S 5 to 10 kt
late. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Rain likely.
.WED...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of
showers in the evening.
.THU...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW late. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...S winds 5 kt, becoming E after midnight. Waves
1 foot.
.FRI...SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW in the afternoon. Waves
1 foot. A chance of showers.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers in
the evening.
.SAT...W winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

$$

ANZ638-242045-
James River from James River Bridge to Hampton Roads Bridge-
Tunnel-
403 AM EDT Tue Apr 24 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.THROUGH 7 AM...E winds 15 kt. Waves 2 ft. A chance of rain.
.TODAY...E winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Waves 2 to 3
ft. Rain. Vsby 1 to 3 NM late.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, diminishing
to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Waves 2 ft. Rain likely.
.WED...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers
in the evening.
.THU...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S late. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SE winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
.FRI...E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N early in the afternoon,
then becoming SW late. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. 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 to 2 ft.

$$

GINGRICH


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