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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
1238 PM EST Wed Nov 14 2018

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.

ANZ500-150900-
1238 PM EST Wed Nov 14 2018

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

High pressure will build over New England through tonight as low
pressure develops over the Tennessee Valley. This area of low
pressure will lift up the East Coast Thursday into Friday as the
high pressure center moves offshore. Another area of high pressure
will build in from the Ohio Valley for the weekend. Gale Warnings
may be needed Friday, and Small Craft Advisories may be needed
through early Saturday.

$$

ANZ535-150900-
Tidal Potomac from Key Bridge to Indian Head-
1238 PM EST Wed Nov 14 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...N winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain or
sleet.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming NW after midnight.
Gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain.
.FRI...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.SAT...N winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.SUN...W winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.

$$

ANZ536-150900-
Tidal Potomac from Indian Head to Cobb Island-
1238 PM EST Wed Nov 14 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...N winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain or
sleet.
.THU...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt... increasing to
25 kt in the afternoon. Waves 2 ft. Rain.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming NW after midnight. Gusts
up to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft. Rain.
.FRI...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.
.SAT...N winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...W winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.

$$

ANZ537-150900-
Tidal Potomac from Cobb Island to Smith Point-
1238 PM EST Wed Nov 14 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves
2 ft.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 3 ft. A
chance of rain or sleet.
.THU...NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt... increasing to
35 kt in the afternoon. Waves 5 ft. Rain.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 20 to 25 kt...becoming W after midnight. Gusts
up to 35 kt. Waves 6 ft...subsiding to 3 ft after midnight. Rain.
.FRI...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 35 kt... diminishing to
25 kt in the afternoon. Waves 3 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.SUN...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.

$$

ANZ530-150900-
Chesapeake Bay north of Pooles Island-
1238 PM EST Wed Nov 14 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves
1 ft.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt in the late morning
and afternoon. Waves 2 ft. Rain or sleet or snow or freezing rain
likely. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming N 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Gusts up to 30 kt. Waves 2 ft. Rain, snow and sleet.
.FRI...W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.SUN...NW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.

$$

ANZ531-150900-
Chesapeake Bay from Pooles Island to Sandy Point-
1238 PM EST Wed Nov 14 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves
2 ft.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt... increasing to
30 kt in the afternoon. Waves 3 ft. Rain and snow or sleet. Vsby
1 to 3 NM.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming N after midnight. Gusts
up to 30 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Rain with snow and sleet likely.
.FRI...W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 3 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.

$$

ANZ538-150900-
Patapsco River including Baltimore Harbor-
1238 PM EST Wed Nov 14 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 2 ft. Rain or
sleet or snow. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming N after midnight. Gusts
up to 30 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Rain with snow and sleet likely.
.FRI...W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.SUN...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.

$$

ANZ539-150900-
Chester River to Queenstown MD-
1238 PM EST Wed Nov 14 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT THROUGH
LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves
2 ft.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 2 ft. Rain,
snow and sleet. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming N after midnight. Gusts
up to 30 kt. Waves 2 ft. Rain.
.FRI...W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 3 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.

$$

ANZ532-150900-
Chesapeake Bay from Sandy Point to North Beach-
1238 PM EST Wed Nov 14 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves
2 ft.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.THU...NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Waves 3 ft. Rain.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming NW after midnight.
Gusts up to 30 kt. Waves 3 ft. Rain.
.FRI...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 35 kt... diminishing to
25 kt in the afternoon. Waves 3 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.

$$

ANZ540-150900-
Eastern Bay-
1238 PM EST Wed Nov 14 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves
1 to 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt... increasing to
35 kt in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Rain.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming N 20 to 25 kt after
midnight. Gusts up to 30 kt. Waves 3 ft. Rain.
.FRI...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 35 kt... diminishing to
25 kt in the afternoon. Waves 3 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
.SUN...N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.

$$

ANZ533-150900-
Chesapeake Bay from North Beach to Drum Point-
1238 PM EST Wed Nov 14 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...N winds 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.THU...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt... increasing to
35 kt in the afternoon. Waves 4 ft. Rain.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming NW 20 to 25 kt after
midnight. Gusts up to 35 kt. Waves 3 ft. Rain.
.FRI...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 35 kt... diminishing to
25 kt in the afternoon. Waves 3 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.

$$

ANZ541-150900-
Choptank River to Cambridge MD and the Little Choptank River-
1238 PM EST Wed Nov 14 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves
2 ft.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.THU...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt... increasing to
35 kt in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Rain.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming NW 20 to 25 kt after
midnight. Gusts up to 35 kt. Waves 3 ft. Rain.
.FRI...W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt... diminishing to
10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt in the afternoon. Waves 3 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.SAT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...S winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.

$$

ANZ542-150900-
Patuxent River to Broomes Island MD-
1238 PM EST Wed Nov 14 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...N winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft. A
chance of rain or sleet.
.THU...NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming NW after midnight.
Gusts up to 30 kt. Waves 1 ft. Rain.
.FRI...W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.

$$

ANZ534-150900-
Chesapeake Bay from Drum Point to Smith Point-
1238 PM EST Wed Nov 14 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...N winds 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 3 ft.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 3 ft. A
chance of rain or sleet.
.THU...NE winds 25 to 30 kt. Waves 5 ft. Rain.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 20 to 25 kt...becoming W after midnight. Gusts
up to 35 kt. Waves 6 ft...subsiding to 4 ft after midnight. Rain.
.FRI...W winds 20 to 25 kt. Gusts up to 40 kt... diminishing to
30 kt in the afternoon. Waves 4 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.SAT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SUN...E winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S in the afternoon and evening,
then becoming W after midnight. Waves 1 ft.

$$

ANZ543-150900-
Tangier Sound and the inland waters surrounding Bloodsworth Island-
1238 PM EST Wed Nov 14 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...N winds 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft. A
chance of rain or sleet.
.THU...NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt... increasing to
40 kt in the afternoon. Waves 3 ft. Rain.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 20 to 25 kt...becoming W after midnight. Gusts
up to 35 kt. Waves 3 ft. Rain likely.
.FRI...W winds 20 to 25 kt. Gusts up to 40 kt... diminishing to
30 kt in the afternoon. Waves 3 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to
2 ft.
.SAT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...N winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SW. Waves 1 ft.

$$




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