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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
334 AM EST Sun Mar 3 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.

ANZ500-032300-
334 AM EST Sun Mar 3 2024

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

High pressure will briefly build overhead through Monday. Low
pressure developing near or just offshore of the Carolinas will move
 northward along the East Coast Monday night into Tuesday, with
another slightly stronger area of low pressure following a similar
course Wednesday into Thursday. A third and even stronger area of
low pressure is likely to develop over the Ohio and Tennessee River
Valleys Thursday into Friday, then track near or over the Mid-
Atlantic through the upcoming weekend. Small Craft Advisories may be
 needed Monday night into Tuesday morning, and will likely be needed
 Wednesday through Thursday.

$$

ANZ535-032300-
Tidal Potomac from Key Bridge to Indian Head-
334 AM EST Sun Mar 3 2024

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...Light winds. Waves flat.
.TODAY...W winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TONIGHT...SE winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON...E winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...NE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Rain likely.
.TUE...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Rain likely.
.TUE NIGHT...SE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...E winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming N after midnight. Waves 1 ft. A
chance of rain in the morning, then rain likely through the night. A
chance of rain after midnight.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain through the
day.

$$

ANZ536-032300-
Tidal Potomac from Indian Head to Cobb Island-
334 AM EST Sun Mar 3 2024

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TODAY...W winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.TONIGHT...SE winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy fog.
.MON NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain likely.
.TUE...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain.
.TUE NIGHT...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.WED...E winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming N after midnight. Waves 1 ft. A
chance of rain in the morning, then rain likely through the night. A
chance of rain after midnight.
.THU...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain through the
day.

$$

ANZ537-032300-
Tidal Potomac from Cobb Island to Smith Point-
334 AM EST Sun Mar 3 2024

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NW winds 5 kt. Waves flat. Areas of fog.
Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TODAY...W winds around 5 kt. Waves flat. Areas of fog. Vsby 1 to
3 NM.
.TONIGHT...SE winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy fog.
.MON NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Rain.
.TUE...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain likely.
.TUE NIGHT...SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.WED...E winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming N after midnight. Waves 1 to
2 ft. A chance of rain in the morning, then rain likely through the
night. A chance of rain after midnight.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 ft. A chance of rain through the
day.

$$

ANZ530-032300-
Chesapeake Bay north of Pooles Island-
334 AM EST Sun Mar 3 2024

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...W winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Areas
of fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TODAY...W winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TONIGHT...S winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain likely.
.TUE...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain likely.
.TUE NIGHT...S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...E winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming N after midnight. Waves 1 to
2 ft. A chance of rain in the morning, then rain likely through the
night. A chance of rain after midnight.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of rain in the
morning.

$$

ANZ531-032300-
Chesapeake Bay from Pooles Island to Sandy Point-
334 AM EST Sun Mar 3 2024

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...W winds 5 kt. Waves flat. Areas of fog.
Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TODAY...W winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TONIGHT...S winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. Patchy fog.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain.
.TUE...NE winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming N 5 to 10 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 1 ft. Rain likely.
.TUE NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.WED...E winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming N after midnight. Waves 1 to
2 ft. A chance of rain in the morning, then rain likely through the
night. A chance of rain after midnight.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 ft. A chance of rain in the
morning.

$$

ANZ538-032300-
Patapsco River including Baltimore Harbor-
334 AM EST Sun Mar 3 2024

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...W winds 5 kt. Waves flat. Areas of fog.
Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TODAY...W winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TONIGHT...W winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Rain likely.
.TUE...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Rain likely.
.TUE NIGHT...S winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.WED...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. A chance of rain in
the morning, then rain likely through the night. A chance of rain
after midnight.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain in the
morning.

$$

ANZ539-032300-
Chester River to Queenstown MD-
334 AM EST Sun Mar 3 2024

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NW winds 5 kt. Waves flat. Areas of fog.
Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TODAY...W winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TONIGHT...S winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON...E winds around 5 kt. Waves flat. Patchy fog.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain.
.TUE...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain likely.
.TUE NIGHT...S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.WED...E winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming N after midnight. Waves 1 to
2 ft. A chance of rain in the morning, then rain likely through the
night. A chance of rain after midnight.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 ft. A chance of rain in the
morning.

$$

ANZ532-032300-
Chesapeake Bay from Sandy Point to North Beach-
334 AM EST Sun Mar 3 2024

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TODAY...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TONIGHT...S winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. Patchy fog.
.MON NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain.
.TUE...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain likely.
.TUE NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.WED...E winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming N after midnight. Waves 1 to
2 ft. A chance of rain in the morning, then rain likely through the
night. A chance of rain after midnight.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 ft. A chance of rain in the
morning.

$$

ANZ540-032300-
Eastern Bay-
334 AM EST Sun Mar 3 2024

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NW winds 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TODAY...W winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TONIGHT...S winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON...E winds around 5 kt. Waves flat. Patchy fog.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain.
.TUE...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain likely.
.TUE NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.WED...E winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 15 kt in the evening, then
becoming N after midnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of rain in the
morning, then rain likely through the night. A chance of rain after
midnight.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of rain in the
morning.

$$

ANZ533-032300-
Chesapeake Bay from North Beach to Drum Point-
334 AM EST Sun Mar 3 2024

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TODAY...W winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.TONIGHT...S winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. Patchy fog.
.MON NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain.
.TUE...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Rain likely.
.TUE NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.WED...E winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming N after midnight. Waves 1 to
2 ft. A chance of rain in the morning, then rain likely through the
night. A chance of rain after midnight.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A chance of rain in the
morning.

$$

ANZ541-032300-
Choptank River to Cambridge MD and the Little Choptank River-
334 AM EST Sun Mar 3 2024

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TODAY...W winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.TONIGHT...S winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. Patchy fog.
.MON NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain.
.TUE...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain likely.
.TUE NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.WED...E winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming N after midnight. Waves 1 to
2 ft. A chance of rain in the morning, then rain likely through the
night. A chance of rain after midnight.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of rain in the
morning.

$$

ANZ542-032300-
Patuxent River to Broomes Island MD-
334 AM EST Sun Mar 3 2024

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.TODAY...NW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TONIGHT...Light winds. Waves flat.
.MON...E winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy fog.
.MON NIGHT...NE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Rain.
.TUE...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain likely.
.TUE NIGHT...S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...E winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming N after midnight. Waves 1 ft. A
chance of rain in the morning, then rain likely through the night. A
chance of rain after midnight.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain through the
day.

$$

ANZ534-032300-
Chesapeake Bay from Drum Point to Smith Point-
334 AM EST Sun Mar 3 2024

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Areas
of fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TODAY...W winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. Areas of fog. Vsby
1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...SE winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain. Patchy fog.
.MON NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 ft. Rain.
.TUE...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Rain likely.
.TUE NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.WED...E winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming N after midnight. Waves 1 to
2 ft...building to 3 ft. A chance of rain in the morning, then rain
likely through the night. A chance of rain after midnight.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A chance of rain
through the day.

$$

ANZ543-032300-
Tangier Sound and the inland waters surrounding Bloodsworth Island-
334 AM EST Sun Mar 3 2024

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Areas
of fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TODAY...W winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. Areas of fog. Vsby
1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...SE winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain. Patchy fog.
.MON NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain.
.TUE...E winds 10 kt...becoming W in the afternoon. Waves 1 ft. Rain
likely.
.TUE NIGHT...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.WED...E winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming N after midnight. Waves 1 to
2 ft. A chance of rain in the morning, then rain likely through the
night. A chance of rain after midnight.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of rain in the
morning.

$$



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