Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
132 PM EDT WED MAY 6 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.

ANZ500-070800-
132 PM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

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

A COLD FRONT ACROSS SOUTHERN PENNSYLVANIA WILL DRIFT SOUTH TODAY
BEFORE DISSIPATING TONIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE WATERS
THURSDAY. LOW PRESSURE OFF THE CAROLINA COAST FRIDAY WILL GRADUALLY
ERODE THIS WEEKEND.

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ANZ535-070800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
133 PM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 15 KT LATE. WAVES
1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS. PATCHY FOG.
.THU...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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ANZ536-070800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
133 PM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
WITH ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... DIMINISHING TO
AROUND 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ537-070800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
133 PM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT LATE.
WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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ANZ530-070800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
133 PM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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ANZ531-070800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
133 PM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE AROUND 5 KT LATE. WAVES
1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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ANZ538-070800-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
133 PM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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ANZ539-070800-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
133 PM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING E LATE. WAVES 1 FT.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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ANZ532-070800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
133 PM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT LATE. WAVES
1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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ANZ540-070800-
EASTERN BAY-
133 PM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SE LATE. WAVES 1 FT.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT LATE. WAVES
1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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ANZ533-070800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
133 PM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 KT LATE. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ541-070800-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
133 PM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING S LATE. WAVES 1 FT.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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ANZ542-070800-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
133 PM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

ANZ534-070800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
133 PM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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ANZ543-070800-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
133 PM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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