Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1032 AM EDT TUE MAY 5 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.

ANZ500-052000-
1032 AM EDT TUE MAY 5 2015

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

A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE WATERS FROM THE NORTH TODAY BEFORE
STALLING OVER THE AREA THROUGH WEDNESDAY. HIGH PRESSURE IS EXPECTED
OVER THE WATERS LATE IN THE WEEK AS LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS OFF THE
CAROLINA COAST.

$$

ANZ535-052000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
1032 AM EDT TUE MAY 5 2015

.REST OF TODAY...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.WED...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THU...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

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

$$

ANZ536-052000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
1032 AM EDT TUE MAY 5 2015

.REST OF TODAY...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WED...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

$$

ANZ537-052000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
1032 AM EDT TUE MAY 5 2015

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING S THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WED...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

$$

ANZ530-052000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
1032 AM EDT TUE MAY 5 2015

.REST OF TODAY...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS WITH
ISOLATED TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WED...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

$$

ANZ531-052000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
1032 AM EDT TUE MAY 5 2015

.REST OF TODAY...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS WITH
ISOLATED TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WED...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

$$

ANZ538-052000-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
1032 AM EDT TUE MAY 5 2015

.REST OF TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS
WITH ISOLATED TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N LATE. WAVES 1 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WED...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

$$

ANZ539-052000-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
1032 AM EDT TUE MAY 5 2015

.REST OF TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
WITH ISOLATED TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WED...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

$$

ANZ532-052000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
1032 AM EDT TUE MAY 5 2015

.REST OF TODAY...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS WITH
ISOLATED TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE LATE MORNING AND
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 TO 10 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.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

$$

ANZ540-052000-
EASTERN BAY-
1032 AM EDT TUE MAY 5 2015

.REST OF TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
WITH ISOLATED TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WED...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

$$

ANZ533-052000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
1032 AM EDT TUE MAY 5 2015

.REST OF TODAY...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS WITH
ISOLATED TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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

$$

ANZ541-052000-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
1032 AM EDT TUE MAY 5 2015

.REST OF TODAY...SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS WITH
ISOLATED TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WED...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

$$

ANZ542-052000-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
1032 AM EDT TUE MAY 5 2015

.REST OF TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

$$

ANZ534-052000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
1032 AM EDT TUE MAY 5 2015

.REST OF TODAY...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WED...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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

$$

ANZ543-052000-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
1032 AM EDT TUE MAY 5 2015

.REST OF TODAY...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...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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