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NWS Forecast

FZUS51 KLWX 060848
CWFLWX

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
448 AM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

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. 

ANZ500-062300-
448 AM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

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

A COLD FRONT ACROSS SOUTHERN PENNSYLVANIA WILL DRIFT SOUTH TODAY
BEFORE DISSIPATING TONIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE WATERS
THURSDAY. LOW PRESSURE OFF THE CAROLINA COAST FRIDAY WILL GRADUALLY
ERODE THIS WEEKEND.



ANZ535-062300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
448 AM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

REST OF THE OVERNIGHT
LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM.

TODAY
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.

TONIGHT
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

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

THU NIGHT
SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

FRI
SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

FRI NIGHT
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SAT
SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

SUN
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS. 

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



ANZ536-062300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
448 AM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

REST OF THE OVERNIGHT
S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.

TODAY
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS. PATCHY
FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.

TONIGHT
E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

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

THU NIGHT
SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

FRI NIGHT
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SAT
SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

SUN
SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS. 

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



ANZ537-062300-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
448 AM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

REST OF THE OVERNIGHT
SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

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

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

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

THU NIGHT
SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

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

FRI NIGHT
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SAT
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

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



ANZ530-062300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
448 AM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

REST OF THE OVERNIGHT
S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY
FOG.

TODAY
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.

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

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

THU NIGHT
SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

FRI NIGHT
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SAT
SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

SUN
S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS. 

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



ANZ531-062300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
448 AM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

REST OF THE OVERNIGHT
S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY
FOG.

TODAY
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.

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

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

THU NIGHT
SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

FRI
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

SAT
SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

SUN
S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS. 

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



ANZ538-062300-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
448 AM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

REST OF THE OVERNIGHT
LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY FOG.

TODAY
E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.

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

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

THU NIGHT
SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

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

FRI NIGHT
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SAT
SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

SUN
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS. 

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



ANZ539-062300-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
448 AM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

REST OF THE OVERNIGHT
S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY
FOG.

TODAY
NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.

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

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

THU NIGHT
S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

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

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

SAT
SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

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



ANZ532-062300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
448 AM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

REST OF THE OVERNIGHT
S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY
FOG.

TODAY
NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.

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

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

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

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

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

SAT
SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

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



ANZ540-062300-
EASTERN BAY-
448 AM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

REST OF THE OVERNIGHT
S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY
FOG.

TODAY
NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.

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

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

THU NIGHT
S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

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

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

SAT
SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

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



ANZ533-062300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
448 AM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

REST OF THE OVERNIGHT
S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY
FOG.

TODAY
NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. PATCHY FOG.

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

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

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

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

FRI NIGHT
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SAT
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

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



ANZ541-062300-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
448 AM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

REST OF THE OVERNIGHT
S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY
FOG.

TODAY
N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.

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

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

THU NIGHT
SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

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

FRI NIGHT
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SAT
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

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



ANZ542-062300-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
448 AM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

REST OF THE OVERNIGHT
SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. PATCHY
FOG.

TODAY
E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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

THU NIGHT
SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

FRI
SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

FRI NIGHT
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SAT
SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

SUN
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. 

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



ANZ534-062300-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
448 AM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

REST OF THE OVERNIGHT
S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. PATCHY FOG.

TODAY
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

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

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

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

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

FRI NIGHT
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

SAT
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

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



ANZ543-062300-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
448 AM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

REST OF THE OVERNIGHT
S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. PATCHY FOG.

TODAY
S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

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

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

THU NIGHT
SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

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

FRI NIGHT
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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