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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
734 PM EDT Fri May 17 2024

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.

ANZ500-180800-
734 PM EDT Fri May 17 2024

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

Low pressure will track to the south of the waters tonight, before
progressing offshore this weekend. High pressure will build over the
 waters on Monday and Tuesday, before a strong cold front approaches
 during the middle of the week. Small Craft Advisories may be needed
 for portions of the waters on Saturday and Sunday.

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ANZ535-180800-
Tidal Potomac from Key Bridge to Indian Head-
734 PM EDT Fri May 17 2024

.TONIGHT...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of showers
this evening, then showers likely after midnight.
.SAT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.SUN...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...NE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.TUE...S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the night.

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ANZ536-180800-
Tidal Potomac from Indian Head to Cobb Island-
734 PM EDT Fri May 17 2024

.TONIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A slight chance of
showers and tstms this evening, then showers after midnight.
.SAT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.SUN...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.TUE...S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the night.

Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.

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ANZ537-180800-
Tidal Potomac from Cobb Island to Smith Point-
734 PM EDT Fri May 17 2024

.TONIGHT...SE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers after
midnight.
.SAT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Showers likely. Vsby
1 to 3 NM.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 ft. A chance of showers.
.SUN...NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.MON...NE winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 kt in the afternoon.
Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

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ANZ530-180800-
Chesapeake Bay north of Pooles Island-
734 PM EDT Fri May 17 2024

.TONIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers
after midnight.
.SAT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the night.

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ANZ531-180800-
Chesapeake Bay from Pooles Island to Sandy Point-
734 PM EDT Fri May 17 2024

.TONIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers
after midnight.
.SAT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.MON NIGHT...S winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TUE...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the night.

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ANZ538-180800-
Patapsco River including Baltimore Harbor-
734 PM EDT Fri May 17 2024

.TONIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers
after midnight.
.SAT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...E winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.MON NIGHT...S winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TUE...S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. A chance of showers
through the night.

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ANZ539-180800-
Chester River to Queenstown MD-
734 PM EDT Fri May 17 2024

.TONIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers
after midnight.
.SAT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TUE...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the night.

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ANZ532-180800-
Chesapeake Bay from Sandy Point to North Beach-
734 PM EDT Fri May 17 2024

.TONIGHT...SE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers after
midnight.
.SAT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of
showers.
.SUN...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.MON...NE winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming E 5 kt in the afternoon.
Waves 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers
through the night.

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ANZ540-180800-
Eastern Bay-
734 PM EDT Fri May 17 2024

.TONIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers
after midnight.
.SAT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.SUN...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TUE...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the night.

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ANZ533-180800-
Chesapeake Bay from North Beach to Drum Point-
734 PM EDT Fri May 17 2024

.TONIGHT...SE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers after
midnight.
.SAT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 ft. A chance of showers.
.SUN...NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.MON...NE winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 kt in the afternoon.
Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.WED...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers in
the evening.

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ANZ541-180800-
Choptank River to Cambridge MD and the Little Choptank River-
734 PM EDT Fri May 17 2024

.TONIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers
after midnight.
.SAT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.SUN...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...NE winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 kt in the afternoon.
Waves 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TUE...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers through
the night.

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ANZ542-180800-
Patuxent River to Broomes Island MD-
734 PM EDT Fri May 17 2024

.TONIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers
after midnight.
.SAT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.SUN...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

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ANZ534-180800-
Chesapeake Bay from Drum Point to Smith Point-
734 PM EDT Fri May 17 2024

.TONIGHT...SE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers after
midnight.
.SAT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 ft. Showers likely. Vsby 1 to
3 NM.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft. A chance
of showers.
.SUN...NE winds 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.MON...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

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ANZ543-180800-
Tangier Sound and the inland waters surrounding Bloodsworth Island-
734 PM EDT Fri May 17 2024

.TONIGHT...E winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers after
midnight.
.SAT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely. Vsby 1 to
3 NM.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft. A
chance of showers.
.SUN...NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.MON...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the morning. Waves
1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

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