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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
936 PM EST Wed Jan 23 2019

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.

ANZ500-240900-
936 PM EST Wed Jan 23 2019

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

A cold front approaching from the Ohio Valley will cross the waters
by Thursday afternoon. A reinforcing front will cross Friday, then
high pressure will follow for the weekend. Small Craft Advisories
may be needed Friday afternoon and night.

$$

ANZ535-240900-
Tidal Potomac from Key Bridge to Indian Head-
936 PM EST Wed Jan 23 2019

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...S winds 10 kt...increasing to 20 kt with gusts to
30 kt late. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Rain. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.THU...S winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt... becoming NW 10 to
15 kt with gusts to 25 kt in the late morning and afternoon. Waves
3 ft...subsiding to 1 ft in the afternoon. Rain. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...W winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.SUN...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ536-240900-
Tidal Potomac from Indian Head to Cobb Island-
936 PM EST Wed Jan 23 2019

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt...
increasing to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt late. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Rain.
Vsby 1 NM or less.
.THU...S winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt... becoming W 10 to
15 kt with gusts to 30 kt late in the morning, then becoming NW with
gusts to 25 kt in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Rain. Vsby 1 NM or
less.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.SUN...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.

$$

ANZ537-240900-
Tidal Potomac from Cobb Island to Smith Point-
936 PM EST Wed Jan 23 2019

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves
3 ft. Rain. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.THU...S winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt... becoming NW 15 to
20 kt with gusts to 30 kt in the afternoon. Waves 3 ft. Rain. Vsby
1 NM or less.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming W 5 kt late. Gusts up
to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.FRI...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to
2 ft.
.SUN...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...W winds 5 kt...becoming S. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ530-240900-
Chesapeake Bay north of Pooles Island-
936 PM EST Wed Jan 23 2019

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt...
increasing to 30 kt late. Waves 2 ft. Rain. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.THU...S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 35 kt... becoming NW with
gusts to 25 kt in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Rain. Vsby 1 NM or
less.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt... diminishing
to 5 kt late. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the evening.
Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT...W winds around 5 kt...becoming S in the afternoon. Waves
1 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ531-240900-
Chesapeake Bay from Pooles Island to Sandy Point-
936 PM EST Wed Jan 23 2019

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt...
increasing to 30 kt late. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Rain. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.THU...S winds 20 kt with gusts to 35 kt...becoming NW with gusts to
30 kt in the afternoon. Waves 3 ft. Rain. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt... diminishing
to 5 kt late. Waves 3 ft...subsiding to 1 ft after midnight.
.FRI...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to
2 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 5 kt...becoming S in the afternoon. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to
2 ft.
.SUN...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.MON...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ538-240900-
Patapsco River including Baltimore Harbor-
936 PM EST Wed Jan 23 2019

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt...
increasing to 25 kt late. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Rain. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.THU...S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 35 kt... becoming W with
gusts to 30 kt in the late morning and afternoon. Waves 2 ft. Rain.
Vsby 1 NM or less.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt...becoming W
5 kt after midnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance
of snow showers.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the evening.
Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.SAT NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.SUN...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.

$$

ANZ539-240900-
Chester River to Queenstown MD-
936 PM EST Wed Jan 23 2019

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt...
increasing to 30 kt late. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Rain. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.THU...SW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt... becoming NW 15 to
20 kt with gusts to 30 kt in the afternoon. Waves 3 ft. Rain. Vsby
1 NM or less.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 to
3 ft.
.FRI...W winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 15 kt in the afternoon.
Gusts up to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to
2 ft.
.SAT...NE winds 5 kt...becoming S in the afternoon. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.MON...W winds 5 kt...becoming SE. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ532-240900-
Chesapeake Bay from Sandy Point to North Beach-
936 PM EST Wed Jan 23 2019

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt...
increasing to 30 kt late. Waves 3 ft. Rain. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.THU...SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 35 kt... becoming NW with
gusts to 30 kt in the afternoon. Waves 5 ft...subsiding to 3 ft in
the afternoon. Rain. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt in the evening.
Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to
2 ft.
.SAT...NE winds 5 kt...becoming S in the afternoon. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to
2 ft.
.SUN...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.MON...W winds 5 kt...becoming SE. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ540-240900-
Eastern Bay-
936 PM EST Wed Jan 23 2019

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt...
increasing to 30 kt late. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Rain. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.THU...S winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt... becoming NW 15 kt
with gusts to 30 kt in the afternoon. Waves 3 ft. Rain. Vsby 1 NM or
less.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 1 to
2 ft.
.FRI...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to
2 ft.
.SAT...NE winds 5 kt...becoming S in the afternoon. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.MON...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ533-240900-
Chesapeake Bay from North Beach to Drum Point-
936 PM EST Wed Jan 23 2019

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves
3 ft. Rain. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.THU...S winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt... becoming NW 15 to
20 kt with gusts to 30 kt in the afternoon. Waves 5 ft...subsiding
to 3 ft in the afternoon. Rain. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt in the evening.
Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.FRI...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to
2 ft.
.SAT...NE winds 5 kt...becoming S in the afternoon. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to
2 ft.
.SUN...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.MON...W winds 5 kt...becoming SE. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

$$

ANZ541-240900-
Choptank River to Cambridge MD and the Little Choptank River-
936 PM EST Wed Jan 23 2019

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves
2 to 3 ft. Rain. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.THU...S winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 40 kt... becoming NW 15 to
20 kt with gusts to 30 kt in the afternoon. Waves 3 ft. Rain. Vsby
1 NM or less.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 to
3 ft.
.FRI...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to
2 ft.
.SAT...NE winds 5 kt...becoming S in the afternoon. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...W winds 5 kt...becoming SE. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ542-240900-
Patuxent River to Broomes Island MD-
936 PM EST Wed Jan 23 2019

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt...
increasing to 30 kt late. Waves 1 ft. Rain. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.THU...S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 35 kt... becoming NW with
gusts to 25 kt in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Rain. Vsby 1 NM or
less.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt...becoming W
5 kt late. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...W winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...W winds 5 kt...becoming S. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ534-240900-
Chesapeake Bay from Drum Point to Smith Point-
936 PM EST Wed Jan 23 2019

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...S winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Waves
4 ft. Rain. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.THU...S winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 40 kt... becoming NW 15 to
20 kt with gusts to 30 kt in the afternoon. Waves 5 ft. Rain. Vsby
1 NM or less.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 3 ft.
.FRI...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.SAT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S in the afternoon. Waves
1 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.SUN...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.MON...NW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S. Waves 1 to 2 ft...building
to 3 ft after midnight.

$$

ANZ543-240900-
Tangier Sound and the inland waters surrounding Bloodsworth Island-
936 PM EST Wed Jan 23 2019

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...S winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Waves
3 ft. A chance of rain late this evening, then rain with vsby 1 to
3 NM.
.THU...S winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 40 kt... becoming NW 15 to
20 kt with gusts to 30 kt in the afternoon. Waves 3 ft. Rain. Vsby
1 NM or less.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.FRI...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to
2 ft.
.SAT...E winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to
2 ft.
.SUN...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.MON...NW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SE. Waves 1 to 2 ft...building
to 3 ft after midnight.

$$




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