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NWS Forecast

FZUS51 KLWX 181035
CWFLWX

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
635 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

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. 

ANZ500-182000-
635 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

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

HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE CANADIAN MARITIMES WILL CONTINUE TO RIDGE
SOUTHWARD ACROSS THE CAROLINAS THROUGH TODAY. LOW PRESSURE WILL
TRACK SOUTH OF THE REGION SATURDAY. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES ARE
POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY.



ANZ535-182000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
635 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

TODAY
E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

TONIGHT
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SAT
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SAT NIGHT
NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

SUN
E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

SUN NIGHT
E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

MON
SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

TUE
W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 



ANZ536-182000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
635 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

TODAY
E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

TONIGHT
SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SAT
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SAT NIGHT
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SUN
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SUN NIGHT
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

MON
S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

TUE
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 



ANZ537-182000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
635 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

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

TONIGHT
SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SAT
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SAT NIGHT
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SUN
NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

SUN NIGHT
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

MON
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.

TUE
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 



ANZ530-182000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
635 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

TODAY
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S LATE. WAVES 1 FT.

TONIGHT
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

SAT NIGHT
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SUN
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SUN NIGHT
E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

MON
S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

TUE
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 



ANZ531-182000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
635 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

TODAY
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W LATE. WAVES 1 FT.

TONIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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

SUN
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SUN NIGHT
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

MON
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

TUE
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 



ANZ538-182000-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
635 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

TODAY
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S LATE. WAVES 1 FT.

TONIGHT
SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

SAT
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SAT NIGHT
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SUN
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SUN NIGHT
E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

MON
SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

TUE
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 



ANZ539-182000-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
635 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

TODAY
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W LATE. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

TONIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

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

SAT NIGHT
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SUN
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SUN NIGHT
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

MON
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

TUE
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 



ANZ532-182000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
635 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

TODAY
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW LATE. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

TONIGHT
SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

SAT
W WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT IN THE LATE MORNING AND
EARLY AFTERNOON...THEN DIMINISHING TO 5 KT LATE. WAVES 2 FT.

SAT NIGHT
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SUN
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SUN NIGHT
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

MON
S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

TUE
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 



ANZ540-182000-
EASTERN BAY-
635 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

TODAY
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W LATE. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

TONIGHT
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.

SAT
NE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT IN THE LATE MORNING
AND EARLY AFTERNOON...THEN DIMINISHING TO 5 KT LATE. WAVES 2 FT.

SAT NIGHT
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SUN
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SUN NIGHT
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

MON
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

TUE
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 



ANZ533-182000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
635 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

TODAY
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW LATE. WAVES 1 FT.

TONIGHT
SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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

SUN
E WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

SUN NIGHT
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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

TUE
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 



ANZ541-182000-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
635 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

TODAY
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW LATE. WAVES 1 FT.

TONIGHT
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

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

SAT NIGHT
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SUN
E WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SUN NIGHT
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

MON
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.

TUE
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 



ANZ542-182000-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
635 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

TODAY
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW LATE. WAVES 1 FT.

TONIGHT
SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SAT
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SAT NIGHT
E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

SUN
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SUN NIGHT
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

MON
SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

TUE
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 



ANZ534-182000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
635 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

TODAY
NE WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NW LATE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

TONIGHT
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SAT
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S LATE. WAVES 1 FT.

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

SUN
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

SUN NIGHT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

MON
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

TUE
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 



ANZ543-182000-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
635 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

TODAY
NE WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SE LATE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

TONIGHT
E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SAT
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE LATE. WAVES 1 FT.

SAT NIGHT
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SUN
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

SUN NIGHT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

MON
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

TUE
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.