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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
432 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016

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.

ANZ532-242300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
432 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.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.

$$

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
432 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016

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.

ANZ533-242300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
432 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG.
.TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...S 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.

$$

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
432 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016

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.

ANZ534-242300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
432 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT. PATCHY
FOG.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

$$

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
432 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016

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.

ANZ535-242300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
432 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE LATE MORNING
AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

$$

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
432 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016

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.

ANZ536-242300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
432 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE LATE MORNING
AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
432 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016

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.

ANZ537-242300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
432 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG.
.TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
432 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016

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.

ANZ540-242300-
EASTERN BAY-
432 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.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.

$$

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
432 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016

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.

ANZ541-242300-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
432 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG.
.TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.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.

$$

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
432 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016

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.

ANZ543-242300-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
432 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF THE OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG.
.TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY
FOG.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
402 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016

ANZ530>543-241615-
/O.NEW.KLWX.SC.Y.0102.160524T1600Z-160524T2200Z/
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND MD-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT MD-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH MD-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT MD-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT MD TO SMITH POINT VA-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD MD-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND MD-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND MD TO SMITH POINT VA-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-EASTERN BAY-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH
ISLAND-
402 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM EDT
THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS
ISSUED A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON
TODAY TO 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING.

* WINDS...18 TO 33 KNOTS WITHIN THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS WINDS OF 18 TO 33 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT
OR OCCURRING. BOATERS OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID
NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

&&

$$


Special Weather Statement


SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
200 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016

NCZ001-002-018-VAZ007-009>020-022>024-WVZ042>044-507-508-241300-
ASHE-ALLEGHANY NC-WATAUGA-TAZEWELL-SMYTH-BLAND-GILES-WYTHE-
PULASKI-MONTGOMERY-GRAYSON-CARROLL-FLOYD-CRAIG-ALLEGHANY VA-BATH-
ROANOKE-BOTETOURT-ROCKBRIDGE-MERCER-SUMMERS-MONROE-
EASTERN GREENBRIER-WESTERN GREENBRIER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WEST JEFFERSON...SPARTA...BOONE...
TAZEWELL...MARION...BLAND...PEARISBURG...WYTHEVILLE...RADFORD...
PULASKI...BLACKSBURG...INDEPENDENCE...WHITETOP...TROUTDALE...
VOLNEY...GALAX...FLOYD...NEW CASTLE...CLIFTON FORGE...COVINGTON...
HOT SPRINGS...ROANOKE...SALEM...FINCASTLE...LEXINGTON...
BUENA VISTA...BLUEFIELD...FLAT TOP...HINTON...HIX...UNION...
LEWISBURG...WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS...ALDERSON...QUINWOOD...DUO...
RAINELLE
200 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016

...DENSE VALLEY FOG EXPECTED THROUGH EARLY THIS MORNING...

CLEAR SKIES...COOL TEMPERATURES...AND GROUND MOIST FROM RECENT
RAINFALL WILL COMBINE TO FORM DENSE FOG IN MANY VALLEY LOCATIONS
THROUGH EARLY THIS MORNING. DRIVERS MAY EXPERIENCE RAPDILY
CHANGING CONDITIONS WITH VISIBILITY NEAR ZERO AT TIMES...
ESPECIALLY ON ROADWAYS THAT HAVE LARGE CHANGES IN ELEVATION.

DRIVERS SHOULD USE EXTRA CARE THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING HOURS...
ESPECIALLY ON INTERSTATE 77 THROUGH FANCY GAP. USE LOW BEAM
HEADLIGHTS AND SLOW DOWN.

$$

MBS

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