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NWS Forecast

FZUS51 KLWX 210723
CWFLWX

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
323 AM EDT TUE OCT 21 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. 

ANZ500-212200-
323 AM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

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

A COLD FRONT OVER OHIO WILL CROSS THE WATERS THIS AFTERNOON. LOW
PRESSURE WILL FORM OVER THE REGION TONIGHT AND SLOW TRACK NORTH
ALONG THE COAST INTO THURSDAY. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES ARE EXPECTED
WEDNESDAY INTO THE WEEKEND. GALES ARE POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY NIGHT.



ANZ535-212200-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
323 AM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

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

TODAY
W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS.

TONIGHT
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS.

WED
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.

WED NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

THU
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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

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



ANZ536-212200-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
323 AM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

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

TODAY
W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS.

TONIGHT
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS.

WED
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.

WED NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

THU
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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

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



ANZ537-212200-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
323 AM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

REST OF THE OVERNIGHT
SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.

TODAY
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

TONIGHT
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS.

WED
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.

WED NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

THU
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.

THU NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.

FRI
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

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



ANZ530-212200-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
323 AM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

REST OF THE OVERNIGHT
SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS.

TODAY
W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS.

TONIGHT
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS.

WED
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS.

WED NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

THU
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

THU NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

FRI
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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



ANZ531-212200-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
323 AM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

REST OF THE OVERNIGHT
S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.

TODAY
W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS.

TONIGHT
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS.

WED
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS.

WED NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

THU
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

THU NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.

FRI
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

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



ANZ538-212200-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
323 AM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

REST OF THE OVERNIGHT
SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.

TODAY
W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS.

TONIGHT
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS.

WED
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.

WED NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

THU
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

THU NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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



ANZ539-212200-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
323 AM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

REST OF THE OVERNIGHT
S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.

TODAY
W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

TONIGHT
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS.

WED
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS.

WED NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

THU
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

THU NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

FRI
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

SAT
NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. 



ANZ532-212200-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
323 AM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

REST OF THE OVERNIGHT
SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.

TODAY
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

TONIGHT
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS.

WED
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.

WED NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

THU
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

THU NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.

FRI
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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



ANZ540-212200-
EASTERN BAY-
323 AM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

REST OF THE OVERNIGHT
S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.

TODAY
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

TONIGHT
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS.

WED
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS.

WED NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

THU
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

THU NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.

FRI
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SAT
NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. 



ANZ533-212200-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
323 AM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

REST OF THE OVERNIGHT
SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.

TODAY
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON...BECOMING LIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

TONIGHT
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS.

WED
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.

WED NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 5 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

THU
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

THU NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

FRI
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

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



ANZ541-212200-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
323 AM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

REST OF THE OVERNIGHT
SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.

TODAY
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

TONIGHT
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS.

WED
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS.

WED NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

THU
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

THU NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.

FRI
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

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



ANZ542-212200-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
323 AM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

REST OF THE OVERNIGHT
SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.

TODAY
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON... BECOMING LIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

TONIGHT
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS.

WED
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.

WED NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

THU
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

THU NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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



ANZ534-212200-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
323 AM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

REST OF THE OVERNIGHT
SW WINDS 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

TODAY
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

TONIGHT
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS.

WED
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS.

WED NIGHT
NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

THU
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.

THU NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.

FRI
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT.

SAT
NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT. 



ANZ543-212200-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
323 AM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

REST OF THE OVERNIGHT
SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

TODAY
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

TONIGHT
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS.

WED
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS.

WED NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 4 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

THU
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.

THU NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 FT.

FRI
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

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