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NWS Forecast

FZUS51 KAKQ 021350
CWFAKQ

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
950 AM EDT TUE SEP 2 2014

VIRGINIA PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...CURRITUCK SOUND AND ATLANTIC
COASTAL WATERS FROM FENWICK ISLAND DE TO CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT NC OUT
20 NAUTICAL MILES

ANZ600-022115-
950 AM EDT TUE SEP 2 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR FENWICK ISLAND DE TO CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT NC OUT
20 NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING VIRGINIA PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY
CURRITUCK SOUND AND PORTIONS OF THE JAMES, YORK,
AND RAPPAHANNOCK RIVERS...

HIGH PRESSURE REMAINS OFFSHORE THIS AFTERNOON AS A COLD FRONT
APPROACHES FROM THE WEST. THE WEAKENING FRONT DROPS THROUGH THE
AREA LATE TONIGHT AND SETTLES OVER THE CAROLINAS ON WEDNESDAY.
HIGH PRESSURE RETURNS WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY.



ANZ630-022115-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SMITH POINT TO WINDMILL POINT VA-
950 AM EDT TUE SEP 2 2014

REST OF TODAY
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FOOT.

TONIGHT
S WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1
FOOT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS EARLY IN THE
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE LATE EVENING
AND EARLY MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS LATE.

WED
N WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FOOT.

WED NIGHT
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

THU
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

THU NIGHT
SE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

FRI
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

FRI NIGHT
S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

SAT
SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN
THE AFTERNOON. 

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



ANZ631-022115-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM WINDMILL POINT TO NEW POINT COMFORT VA-
950 AM EDT TUE SEP 2 2014

REST OF TODAY
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 TO 2
FT.

TONIGHT
S WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING W. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS EARLY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS LATE.

WED
NW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...SUBSIDING
TO 1 FOOT.

WED NIGHT
SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

THU
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

THU NIGHT
S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

FRI
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

FRI NIGHT
S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

SAT
SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS
IN THE AFTERNOON. 

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



ANZ632-022115-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NEW POINT COMFORT TO LITTLE CREEK VA-
950 AM EDT TUE SEP 2 2014

REST OF TODAY
SW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS LATE.

TONIGHT
SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS EARLY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS LATE.

WED
NW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2
FT.

WED NIGHT
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

THU
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

THU NIGHT
S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

FRI
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

FRI NIGHT
S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

SAT
SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS
IN THE AFTERNOON. 

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



ANZ634-022115-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM LITTLE CREEK TO CAPE HENRY VA...INCLUDING THE
CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE TUNNEL-
950 AM EDT TUE SEP 2 2014

REST OF TODAY
SW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 2 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS EARLY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS LATE.

WED
NW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

WED NIGHT
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

THU
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

THU NIGHT
S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

FRI
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

FRI NIGHT
S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

SAT
SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE
AFTERNOON. 

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



ANZ650-022115-
COASTAL WATERS FROM FENWICK ISLAND DE TO CHINCOTEAGUE VA OUT TO 20 NM-
950 AM EDT TUE SEP 2 2014

REST OF TODAY
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD OF 8 SECONDS.

TONIGHT
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 FT
WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 8 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS EARLY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE
LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS
LATE.

WED
NW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

WED NIGHT
S WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

THU
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

THU NIGHT
S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

FRI
S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

FRI NIGHT
S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

SAT
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS
IN THE AFTERNOON. 

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



ANZ652-022115-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CHINCOTEAGUE TO PARRAMORE ISLAND VA OUT TO 20 NM-
950 AM EDT TUE SEP 2 2014

REST OF TODAY
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT WITH A DOMINANT
PERIOD OF 9 SECONDS.

TONIGHT
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 7 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS EARLY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN
THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS LATE.

WED
NW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

WED NIGHT
SE WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

THU
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

THU NIGHT
S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

FRI
S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

FRI NIGHT
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

SAT
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON. 

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



ANZ654-022115-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PARRAMORE ISLAND TO CAPE CHARLES LIGHT VA OUT TO
20 NM-
950 AM EDT TUE SEP 2 2014

REST OF TODAY
S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT WITH A DOMINANT
PERIOD OF 9 SECONDS.

TONIGHT
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD
OF 8 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

WED
NW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY IN THE MORNING.

WED NIGHT
SE WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

THU
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

THU NIGHT
S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

FRI
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

FRI NIGHT
S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

SAT
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON. 

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



ANZ656-022115-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE CHARLES LIGHT VA TO NC VA BORDER OUT TO 20 NM-
950 AM EDT TUE SEP 2 2014

REST OF TODAY
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S. SEAS 2 FT
WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 10 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD
OF 9 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WED
NW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY IN THE MORNING.

WED NIGHT
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

THU
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

THU NIGHT
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

FRI
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

FRI NIGHT
S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

SAT
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT. 

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



ANZ658-022115-
COASTAL WATERS FROM NC VA BORDER TO CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT NC OUT TO
20 NM-
950 AM EDT TUE SEP 2 2014

REST OF TODAY
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S. SEAS 2 FT WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD OF 10 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD
OF 9 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WED
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

WED NIGHT
SE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING.

THU
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

THU NIGHT
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

FRI
S WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT.

FRI NIGHT
SW WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

SAT
SW WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. 

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



ANZ633-022115-
CURRITUCK SOUND-
950 AM EDT TUE SEP 2 2014

REST OF TODAY
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT.
WAVES 1 FOOT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
TSTMS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING... THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WED
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FOOT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS
IN THE AFTERNOON.

WED NIGHT
SE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING.

THU
SE WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FOOT.

THU NIGHT
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

FRI
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

FRI NIGHT
S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

SAT
SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 

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



ANZ635-022115-
RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER FROM URBANNA TO WINDMILL POINT-
950 AM EDT TUE SEP 2 2014

REST OF TODAY
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FOOT.

TONIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS EARLY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS LATE.

WED
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FOOT.

WED NIGHT
SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

THU
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

THU NIGHT
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

FRI
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

FRI NIGHT
S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

SAT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS
IN THE AFTERNOON. 

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



ANZ636-022115-
YORK RIVER-
950 AM EDT TUE SEP 2 2014

REST OF TODAY
SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

TONIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS EARLY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS LATE.

WED
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FOOT.

WED NIGHT
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

THU
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

THU NIGHT
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

FRI
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

FRI NIGHT
S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

SAT
SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN
THE AFTERNOON. 

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



ANZ637-022115-
JAMES RIVER FROM JAMESTOWN TO THE JAMES RIVER BRIDGE-
950 AM EDT TUE SEP 2 2014

REST OF TODAY
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

TONIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS EARLY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS LATE.

WED
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FOOT.

WED NIGHT
S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

THU
SE WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FOOT.

THU NIGHT
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

FRI
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

FRI NIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

SAT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS
IN THE AFTERNOON. 

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



ANZ638-022115-
JAMES RIVER FROM THE JAMES RIVER BRIDGE TO THE HAMPTON ROADS BRIDGE-
TUNNEL-
950 AM EDT TUE SEP 2 2014

REST OF TODAY
SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS EARLY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS LATE.

WED
NW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FOOT.

WED NIGHT
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

THU
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

THU NIGHT
S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

FRI
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

FRI NIGHT
S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

SAT
SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN
THE AFTERNOON. 

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