Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
732 AM EDT TUE APR 28 2015

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.

ANZ500-282000-
732 AM EDT TUE APR 28 2015

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

AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE IS PUSHING THROUGH THE MID ATLANTIC. HIGH
PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE AREA TODAY. LOW PRESSURE WILL IMPACT
THE WATERS DURING THE SECOND HALF OF THE WEEK. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY
CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.

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ANZ535-282000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
732 AM EDT TUE APR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THU...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ536-282000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
732 AM EDT TUE APR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ537-282000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
732 AM EDT TUE APR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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ANZ530-282000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
732 AM EDT TUE APR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THU...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ531-282000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
732 AM EDT TUE APR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... BECOMING N
10 KT LATE. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THU...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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ANZ538-282000-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
732 AM EDT TUE APR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THU...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ539-282000-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
732 AM EDT TUE APR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THU...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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ANZ532-282000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
732 AM EDT TUE APR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... BECOMING N
10 KT LATE. WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FT LATE THIS MORNING AND
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THU...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ540-282000-
EASTERN BAY-
732 AM EDT TUE APR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THU...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ533-282000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
732 AM EDT TUE APR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 KT LATE. WAVES 2 FT...
BUILDING TO 3 FT LATE THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON. NEAR THE MOUTH OF
THE CHOPTANK...WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO
20 KT. WAVES 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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ANZ541-282000-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
732 AM EDT TUE APR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...
EXCEPT FLAT NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE LITTLE CHOPTANK.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP
TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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ANZ542-282000-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
732 AM EDT TUE APR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

ANZ534-282000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
732 AM EDT TUE APR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... BECOMING N
10 KT LATE. WAVES 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.

$$

ANZ543-282000-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
732 AM EDT TUE APR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... DIMINISHING TO
10 KT LATE. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

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