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NWS Forecast

FZUS51 KAKQ 011503
CWFAKQ

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
1103 AM EDT WED OCT 1 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

ANZ600-012315-
1103 AM EDT WED OCT 1 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...

A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE SOUTHERN WATERS TODAY. HIGH
PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE MID ATLANTIC REGION ON THURSDAY...THEN
ANOTHER COLD FRONT APPROACHES FROM THE WEST FRIDAY. THE COLD FRONT
CROSSES THE REGION FRIDAY NIGHT...USHERING IN MUCH COOLER AND
DRIER WEATHER FOR MOST OF THE UPCOMING WEEKEND.



ANZ630-012315-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SMITH POINT TO WINDMILL POINT VA-
1103 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

TODAY
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

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

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

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

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

SAT
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.

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

SUN
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. 



ANZ631-012315-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM WINDMILL POINT TO NEW POINT COMFORT VA-
1103 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

TODAY
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

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

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

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

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

SAT
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.

SAT NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

SUN
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. 



ANZ632-012315-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NEW POINT COMFORT TO LITTLE CREEK VA-
1103 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

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

TONIGHT
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

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

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

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

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

SAT
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.

SAT NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

SUN
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. 



ANZ634-012315-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM LITTLE CREEK TO CAPE HENRY VA...INCLUDING THE
CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE TUNNEL-
1103 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

TODAY
N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

TONIGHT
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

THU
NE 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...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

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

SAT
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.

SAT NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT.

SUN
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. 



ANZ650-012315-
COASTAL WATERS FROM FENWICK ISLAND DE TO CHINCOTEAGUE VA OUT TO 20 NM-
1103 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

TODAY
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF
11 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY
AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF
8 SECONDS.

THU
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.

THU NIGHT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.

FRI
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.

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

SAT
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO
6 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.

SAT NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

SUN
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. 



ANZ652-012315-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CHINCOTEAGUE TO PARRAMORE ISLAND VA OUT TO 20 NM-
1103 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

TODAY
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF
12 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY
AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD
OF 9 SECONDS.

THU
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.

THU NIGHT
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.

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

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

SAT
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO
5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.

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

SUN
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 



ANZ654-012315-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PARRAMORE ISLAND TO CAPE CHARLES LIGHT VA OUT TO
20 NM-
1103 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

TODAY
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF
10 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY
AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
NE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...MAINLY E SWELL WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD OF 8 SECONDS.

THU
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.

THU NIGHT
NE WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO
4 FT.

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

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

SAT
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO
5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.

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

SUN
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. 



ANZ656-012315-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE CHARLES LIGHT VA TO NC VA BORDER OUT TO 20 NM-
1103 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

TODAY
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF
9 SECONDS.

TONIGHT
NE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...MAINLY E SWELL WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD OF 8 SECONDS.

THU
NE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

THU NIGHT
NE WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO
4 FT.

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

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

SAT
SW WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.

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

SUN
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. 



ANZ658-012315-
COASTAL WATERS FROM NC VA BORDER TO CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT NC OUT TO
20 NM-
1103 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

TODAY
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF
8 SECONDS.

TONIGHT
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF
7 SECONDS.

THU
N WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 4 FT.

THU NIGHT
NE WINDS 10 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 4 FT.

FRI
E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.

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

SAT
SW WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.

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

SUN
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 



ANZ633-012315-
CURRITUCK SOUND-
1103 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

TODAY
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE LATE
MORNING AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FOOT.

TONIGHT
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

THU
NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

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

FRI
E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FOOT.

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

SAT
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.

SAT NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

SUN
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FOOT. 



ANZ635-012315-
RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER FROM URBANNA TO WINDMILL POINT-
1103 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

TODAY
NE WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE LATE MORNING
AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FOOT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE LATE
MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

THU
NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

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

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

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

SAT
SW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FOOT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.

SAT NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

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



ANZ636-012315-
YORK RIVER-
1103 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

TODAY
N WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FOOT.

TONIGHT
NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

THU
NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

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

FRI
SE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FOOT.

FRI NIGHT
S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SAT
SW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FOOT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.

SAT NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

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



ANZ637-012315-
JAMES RIVER FROM JAMESTOWN TO THE JAMES RIVER BRIDGE-
1103 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

TODAY
N WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FOOT.

TONIGHT
NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

THU
NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

THU NIGHT
E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

FRI
SE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FOOT.

FRI NIGHT
S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SAT
SW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FOOT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.

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

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



ANZ638-012315-
JAMES RIVER FROM THE JAMES RIVER BRIDGE TO THE HAMPTON ROADS BRIDGE-
TUNNEL-
1103 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

TODAY
N WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FOOT.

TONIGHT
NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

THU
NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

THU NIGHT
E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

FRI
SE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FOOT.

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

SAT
SW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FOOT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.

SAT NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

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