Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
223 PM EDT MON MAY 4 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.

ANZ500-050815-
223 PM EDT MON MAY 4 2015

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

HIGH PRESSURE IS MOVING OFF THE COAST OF THE SOUTHEASTERN U.S. A
COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE WATERS FROM THE NORTH TUESDAY BEFORE
STALLING OVER THE AREA DURING MIDWEEK. HIGH PRESSURE IS EXPECTED
OVER THE WATERS LATE IN THE WEEK AS LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS OFF THE
GEORGIA COAST.

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ANZ535-050815-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
223 PM EDT MON MAY 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT EARLY IN THE
EVENING. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THU...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.FRI...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

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ANZ536-050815-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
223 PM EDT MON MAY 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT EARLY IN THE
EVENING. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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ANZ537-050815-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
223 PM EDT MON MAY 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE EVENING. WAVES
1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ530-050815-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
223 PM EDT MON MAY 4 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ531-050815-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
223 PM EDT MON MAY 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT TUESDAY...

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ538-050815-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
223 PM EDT MON MAY 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT TUESDAY...

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

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ANZ539-050815-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
223 PM EDT MON MAY 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT TUESDAY...

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ532-050815-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
223 PM EDT MON MAY 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT TUESDAY...

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ540-050815-
EASTERN BAY-
223 PM EDT MON MAY 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT TUESDAY...

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ533-050815-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
223 PM EDT MON MAY 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT TUESDAY...

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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ANZ541-050815-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
223 PM EDT MON MAY 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT TUESDAY...

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ542-050815-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
223 PM EDT MON MAY 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT TUESDAY...

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

$$

ANZ534-050815-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
223 PM EDT MON MAY 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

ANZ543-050815-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
223 PM EDT MON MAY 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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