Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
432 AM EDT SAT APR 18 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.

ANZ500-182300-
432 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

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

HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE WATERS TODAY WILL BE REPLACED BY A BACKDOOR
COLD FRONT TONIGHT AS LOW PRESSURE MOVES FROM QUEBEC TO THEGULF OF
MAINE. WEAK HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD BACK INTO THE REGIONBRIEFLY
SATURDAY NIGHT...AS LOW PRESSURE APPROACHES THE AREA FROMTHE
CAROLINAS SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT. A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE
WATERS LATE MONDAY.

$$

ANZ535-182300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
432 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

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

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY
FOG.
.TODAY...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH SCATTERED TSTMS.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.WED...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

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

$$

ANZ536-182300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
432 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

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

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TODAY...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH SCATTERED TSTMS.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

$$

ANZ537-182300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
432 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

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

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TODAY...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT. RAIN.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH
SCATTERED TSTMS.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

$$

ANZ530-182300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
432 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

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

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH SCATTERED TSTMS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

$$

ANZ531-182300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
432 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

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

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT IN THE LATE
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH SCATTERED TSTMS.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

$$

ANZ538-182300-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
432 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

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

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH SCATTERED TSTMS.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

$$

ANZ539-182300-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
432 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

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

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY
FOG.
.TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT IN THE LATE
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH SCATTERED TSTMS.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

$$

ANZ532-182300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
432 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

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

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W LATE. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT IN THE LATE
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH SCATTERED TSTMS.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

$$

ANZ540-182300-
EASTERN BAY-
432 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

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

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT IN THE LATE
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH SCATTERED TSTMS.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

$$

ANZ533-182300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
432 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

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

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT IN THE LATE
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT. RAIN.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH
SCATTERED TSTMS.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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

$$

ANZ541-182300-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
432 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

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

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY
FOG.
.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 FT. RAIN.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH
SCATTERED TSTMS.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

$$

ANZ542-182300-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
432 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

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

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY
FOG.
.TODAY...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE
OF RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH
SCATTERED TSTMS.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

$$

ANZ534-182300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
432 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

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

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE
OF RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING S 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 4 FT. RAIN.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP
TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH SCATTERED TSTMS.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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

$$

ANZ543-182300-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
432 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

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

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT...THEN
BECOMING NE LATE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT. RAIN.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP
TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH SCATTERED TSTMS.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.WED...W 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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