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NWS Forecast

FZUS51 KLWX 011131
CWFLWX

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
731 AM EDT MON SEP 1 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. 

ANZ500-012000-
731 AM EDT MON SEP 1 2014

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

A BOUNDARY WILL PERSIST OVER THE CHESAPEAKE BAY REGION TODAY.
MEANWHILE...BERMUDA HIGH PRESSURE WILL PERSIST THROUGH TUESDAY. A
WEAK COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE WATERS TUESDAY NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE
IS THEN EXPECTED TO RETURN THROUGH LATE WEEK.



ANZ535-012000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
731 AM EDT MON SEP 1 2014

TODAY
SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
SCATTERED TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.

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

TUE
SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

TUE NIGHT
NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.

WED
NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

WED NIGHT
SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

THU
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

FRI
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. 

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



ANZ536-012000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
731 AM EDT MON SEP 1 2014

TODAY
SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
SCATTERED TSTMS...MAINLY THIS AFTERNOON.

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

TUE
SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

TUE NIGHT
W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WED
NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

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

THU
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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



ANZ537-012000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
731 AM EDT MON SEP 1 2014

TODAY
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE LATE. WAVES 1 FT.
ISOLATED TSTMS. SCATTERED SHOWERS...MAINLY THIS MORNING.

TONIGHT
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

TUE
E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

TUE NIGHT
W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WED
N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

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

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

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

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



ANZ530-012000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
731 AM EDT MON SEP 1 2014

TODAY
SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
SCATTERED TSTMS...MAINLY THIS AFTERNOON.

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

TUE
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

WED
NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

WED NIGHT
LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.

THU
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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



ANZ531-012000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
731 AM EDT MON SEP 1 2014

TODAY
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
SCATTERED TSTMS...MAINLY THIS AFTERNOON.

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

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

TUE NIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

WED
NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

WED NIGHT
LIGHT WINDS. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

THU
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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



ANZ538-012000-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
731 AM EDT MON SEP 1 2014

TODAY
S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
SCATTERED TSTMS...MAINLY THIS AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

TUE
SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

WED
NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

WED NIGHT
LIGHT WINDS. WAVES FLAT.

THU
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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



ANZ539-012000-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
731 AM EDT MON SEP 1 2014

TODAY
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
SCATTERED TSTMS...MAINLY THIS AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE LATE EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

TUE NIGHT
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

WED
NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

WED NIGHT
LIGHT WINDS. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

THU
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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



ANZ532-012000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
731 AM EDT MON SEP 1 2014

TODAY
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
SCATTERED TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.

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

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

TUE NIGHT
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

WED
NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

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

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

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

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



ANZ540-012000-
EASTERN BAY-
731 AM EDT MON SEP 1 2014

TODAY
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
SCATTERED TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.

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

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

TUE NIGHT
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

WED
NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

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

THU
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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



ANZ533-012000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
731 AM EDT MON SEP 1 2014

TODAY
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 15 KT LATE. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS THIS MORNING...THEN ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE LATE IN THE EVENING...
THEN BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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

TUE NIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

WED
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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

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

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



ANZ541-012000-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
731 AM EDT MON SEP 1 2014

TODAY
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS THIS
MORNING...THEN ISOLATED SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.

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

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

TUE NIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WED
NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

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

THU
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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



ANZ542-012000-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
731 AM EDT MON SEP 1 2014

TODAY
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. ISOLATED TSTMS. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS...MAINLY THIS MORNING.

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

TUE
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

TUE NIGHT
SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

WED
N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.

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

THU
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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



ANZ534-012000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
731 AM EDT MON SEP 1 2014

TODAY
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. ISOLATED TSTMS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS...MAINLY THIS MORNING.

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

TUE
SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

TUE NIGHT
S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

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

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

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

FRI
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. 

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



ANZ543-012000-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
731 AM EDT MON SEP 1 2014

TODAY
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. ISOLATED TSTMS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS...MAINLY THIS MORNING.

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

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

TUE NIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

WED
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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

FRI
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT. 

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