Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
810 AM EDT SAT APR 25 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.

ANZ500-252000-
810 AM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

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

HIGH PRESSURE OVER NEW YORK STATE WILL SHIFT EAST ACROSS THE WATERS
THIS MORNING. LOW PRESSURE WILL PASS THROUGH THE WATERS LATE TONIGHT
INTO SUNDAY. UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE GULF OF
MAINE FOR THE FIRST PART OF THE NEW WEEK. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY
BE NEEDED SUNDAY AFTERNOON INTO TUESDAY.

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ANZ535-252000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
810 AM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SW LATE. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N IN THE LATE EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING LIGHT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.WED...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF RAIN
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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ANZ536-252000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
810 AM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING LIGHT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.WED...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE
NIGHT.

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ANZ537-252000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
810 AM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SW EARLY THIS AFTERNOON...THEN
BECOMING S LATE. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AROUND 5 KT LATE. WAVES
1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING LIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...
SUBSIDING TO FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

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ANZ530-252000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
810 AM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING LIGHT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.WED...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

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ANZ531-252000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
810 AM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SW THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

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ANZ538-252000-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
810 AM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING LIGHT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.WED...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

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ANZ539-252000-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
810 AM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SW THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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ANZ532-252000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
810 AM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT. RAIN LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING LIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

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ANZ540-252000-
EASTERN BAY-
810 AM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT. RAIN LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

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ANZ533-252000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
810 AM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. RAIN THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
2 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT.
.WED...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

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ANZ541-252000-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
810 AM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

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ANZ542-252000-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
810 AM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. RAIN THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING LIGHT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.WED...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF RAIN
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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ANZ534-252000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
810 AM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SW LATE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN
THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AROUND 5 KT LATE. WAVES
2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 5 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT. WAVES
3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT OR LESS.
.WED...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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ANZ543-252000-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
810 AM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW LATE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
RAIN THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE LATE EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N AROUND 5 KT LATE. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT OR LESS.
.WED...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

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