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National Weather Service Marine Forecast FZUS51 KAKQ

FZUS51 KAKQ 301049
CWFAKQ

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
649 AM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

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

ANZ600-301815-
649 AM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

.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 SLOWLY PUSHES OFFSHORE LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT. LOW
PRESSURE AND AN ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE WEST ON
 FRIDAY...MOVING ACROSS THE AREA FRIDAY NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE THEN
RETURNS FOR THE UPCOMING WEEKEND.  



ANZ630-301815-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SMITH POINT TO WINDMILL POINT VA-
649 AM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

TODAY
E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

TONIGHT
SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY LATE.

FRI
SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS.

FRI NIGHT
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN
THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SAT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

SAT NIGHT
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

SUN
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

SUN NIGHT
E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

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

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



ANZ631-301815-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM WINDMILL POINT TO NEW POINT COMFORT VA-
649 AM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

TODAY
E WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

TONIGHT
SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY LATE.

FRI
SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS UNTIL LATE
AFTERNOON...THEN SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS LATE.

FRI NIGHT
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS
EARLY IN THE EVENING. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING... THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SAT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

SAT NIGHT
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

SUN
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

SUN NIGHT
E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

MON
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. 

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



ANZ632-301815-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NEW POINT COMFORT TO LITTLE CREEK VA-
649 AM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

TODAY
E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

TONIGHT
SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY LATE.

FRI
S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS UNTIL LATE
AFTERNOON...THEN SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS LATE.

FRI NIGHT
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH
A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

SAT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

SAT NIGHT
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

SUN
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

SUN NIGHT
SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

MON
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. 

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



ANZ634-301815-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM LITTLE CREEK VA TO CAPE HENRY VA INCLUDING THE
CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE TUNNEL-
649 AM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

TODAY
E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT.

TONIGHT
SE WINDS 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY LATE.

FRI
S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS UNTIL LATE
AFTERNOON...THEN SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS LATE.

FRI NIGHT
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH
A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

SAT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

SAT NIGHT
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

SUN
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

SUN NIGHT
SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

MON
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. 

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



ANZ650-301815-
COASTAL WATERS FROM FENWICK ISLAND DE TO CHINCOTEAGUE VA OUT 20 NM-
649 AM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING


TODAY
E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF
9 SECONDS.

TONIGHT
SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD
OF 9 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY LATE.

FRI
SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO
5 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS.

FRI NIGHT
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS
5 TO 6 FT. SHOWERS UNTIL EARLY MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE.

SAT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.

SAT NIGHT
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.

SUN
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.

SUN NIGHT
SW WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.

MON
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 



ANZ652-301815-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CHINCOTEAGUE TO PARRAMORE ISLAND VA OUT 20 NM-
649 AM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING


TODAY
E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF
9 SECONDS.

TONIGHT
SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD
OF 9 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY LATE.

FRI
SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
SHOWERS.

FRI NIGHT
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS
5 TO 6 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY UNTIL EARLY MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
LATE.

SAT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.

SAT NIGHT
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.

SUN
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.

SUN NIGHT
S WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

MON
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 



ANZ654-301815-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PARRAMORE ISLAND TO CAPE CHARLES LIGHT VA OUT 20 NM-
649 AM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING


TODAY
E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF
9 SECONDS.

TONIGHT
SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD
OF 9 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY LATE.

FRI
SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 6 FT IN
THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS.

FRI NIGHT
W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SAT
NW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

SAT NIGHT
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

SUN
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

SUN NIGHT
SE WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

MON
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 



ANZ656-301815-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE CHARLES LIGHT TO VIRGINIA-
NORTH CAROLINA BORDER OUT TO 20 NM-
649 AM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING


TODAY
E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF
9 SECONDS.

TONIGHT
SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD
OF 9 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY LATE.

FRI
S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT. SHOWERS.

FRI NIGHT
W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

SAT
NW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

SAT NIGHT
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

SUN
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

SUN NIGHT
E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

MON
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 

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



ANZ658-301815-
COASTAL WATERS FROM NC VA BORDER TO CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT NC OUT 20 NM-
649 AM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING


TODAY
NE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT...MAINLY E SWELL WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD OF 9 SECONDS.

TONIGHT
SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD
OF 8 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY LATE.

FRI
S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT. SHOWERS.

FRI NIGHT
W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

SAT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

SAT NIGHT
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

SUN
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.

SUN NIGHT
E WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.

MON
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 

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



ANZ633-301815-
CURRITUCK SOUND-
649 AM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

TODAY
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

TONIGHT
SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. SHOWERS LIKELY LATE.

FRI
SE WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON...THEN SHOWERS WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS LATE.

FRI NIGHT
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

SAT
NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

SAT NIGHT
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

SUN
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

SUN NIGHT
E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

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

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



ANZ635-301815-
RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER FROM URBANNA TO WINDMILL POINT-
649 AM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

TODAY
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

TONIGHT
SE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY LATE.

FRI
SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS UNTIL LATE
AFTERNOON...THEN SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS LATE.

FRI NIGHT
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS
EARLY IN THE EVENING. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING... THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SAT
NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

SAT NIGHT
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

SUN
N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

SUN NIGHT
SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

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

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



ANZ636-301815-
YORK RIVER-
649 AM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

TODAY
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

TONIGHT
SE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY LATE.

FRI
S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS UNTIL LATE
AFTERNOON...THEN SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS LATE.

FRI NIGHT
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SAT
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

SAT NIGHT
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FOOT.

SUN
N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

SUN NIGHT
SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

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

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



ANZ637-301815-
JAMES RIVER FROM JAMESTOWN TO THE JAMES RIVER BRIDGE-
649 AM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

TODAY
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

TONIGHT
SE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY LATE.

FRI
S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS UNTIL LATE
AFTERNOON...THEN SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS LATE.

FRI NIGHT
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

SAT
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

SAT NIGHT
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

SUN
N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

SUN NIGHT
SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

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

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



ANZ638-301815-
JAMES RIVER FROM JAMES RIVER BRIDGE TO HAMPTON ROADS BRIDGE-TUNNEL-
649 AM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

TODAY
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

TONIGHT
SE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY LATE.

FRI
S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS UNTIL LATE
AFTERNOON...THEN SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS LATE.

FRI NIGHT
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH
A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

SAT
NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

SAT NIGHT
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

SUN
N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

SUN NIGHT
SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

MON
SE WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. 

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