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National Weather Service Marine Forecast FZUS51 KLWX

FZUS51 KLWX 161131
CWFLWX

Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
631 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

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.  Waves flat where waters are iced over.

ANZ500-162100-
631 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

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

A cold front will approach from the west today and cross the waters
tonight. Low pressure will develop offshore Wednesday. High pressure
 will return for late in the week. A Small Craft Advisory may be
needed for the waters Wednesday night through Thursday.



ANZ535-162100-
Tidal Potomac from Key Bridge to Indian Head-
631 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

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

TODAY
SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Patchy fog this
morning with vsby 1 to 3 NM.

TONIGHT
N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Snow. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.

WED
NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft. A
chance of snow. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.

WED NIGHT
NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.

THU
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

THU NIGHT
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

FRI
SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.

SAT
SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft. 



ANZ536-162100-
Tidal Potomac from Indian Head to Cobb Island-
631 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

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

TODAY
SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Patchy fog this
morning with vsby 1 to 3 NM.

TONIGHT
N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Snow. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.

WED
NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft. Snow
likely. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.

WED NIGHT
NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.

THU
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

THU NIGHT
SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

FRI
SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.

SAT
SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft. 



ANZ537-162100-
Tidal Potomac from Cobb Island to Smith Point-
631 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

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

TODAY
E winds 5 kt. Waves flat. Patchy fog this morning with vsby
1 to 3 NM.

TONIGHT
N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. A chance of snow.
Vsby 1 to 3 NM.

WED
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 3 ft. Snow
likely. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.

WED NIGHT
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 3 ft.

THU
W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

THU NIGHT
SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

FRI
SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.

SAT
SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. 



ANZ530-162100-
Chesapeake Bay north of Pooles Island-
631 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

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

TODAY
SE winds 5 kt. Waves flat. Patchy fog this morning. A
slight chance of snow this afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.

TONIGHT
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. Snow. Vsby 1 to
3 NM.

WED
NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft. A
chance of snow. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.

WED NIGHT
NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to
2 ft.

THU
W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.

THU NIGHT
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

FRI
SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.

SAT
SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. 



ANZ531-162100-
Chesapeake Bay from Pooles Island to Sandy Point-
631 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

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

TODAY
SE winds 5 kt. Waves flat. Patchy fog this morning with
vsby 1 to 3 NM.

TONIGHT
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. Snow. Vsby 1 to
3 NM.

WED
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A
chance of snow. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.

WED NIGHT
NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 to
3 ft.

THU
W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.

THU NIGHT
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

FRI
SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.

SAT
SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. 



ANZ538-162100-
Patapsco River including Baltimore Harbor-
631 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

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

TODAY
E winds 5 kt. Waves flat. Patchy fog this morning. A slight
chance of snow this afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.

TONIGHT
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. Snow. Vsby 1 to
3 NM.

WED
NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft. A
chance of snow. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.

WED NIGHT
NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.

THU
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

THU NIGHT
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.

FRI
SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.

SAT
SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft. 



ANZ539-162100-
Chester River to Queenstown MD-
631 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

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

TODAY
SE winds 5 kt. Waves flat. Patchy fog this morning with
vsby 1 to 3 NM.

TONIGHT
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. Snow likely.
Vsby 1 to 3 NM.

WED
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A
chance of snow. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.

WED NIGHT
NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 to
3 ft.

THU
W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.

THU NIGHT
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

FRI
SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.

SAT
SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. 



ANZ532-162100-
Chesapeake Bay from Sandy Point to North Beach-
631 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

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

TODAY
SE winds 5 kt. Waves flat. Patchy fog this morning with
vsby 1 to 3 NM.

TONIGHT
N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. Snow likely. Vsby
1 to 3 NM.

WED
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A
chance of snow. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.

WED NIGHT
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 to
3 ft.

THU
W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.

THU NIGHT
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

FRI
SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.

SAT
SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. 



ANZ540-162100-
Eastern Bay-
631 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

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

TODAY
SE winds 5 kt. Waves flat. Patchy fog this morning with
vsby 1 to 3 NM.

TONIGHT
N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. Snow likely. Vsby
1 to 3 NM.

WED
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft. A
chance of snow. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.

WED NIGHT
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft.

THU
W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.

THU NIGHT
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

FRI
SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.

SAT
SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. 



ANZ533-162100-
Chesapeake Bay from North Beach to Drum Point-
631 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

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

TODAY
E winds 5 kt. Waves flat. Patchy fog this morning with vsby
1 to 3 NM.

TONIGHT
N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. Snow likely. Vsby
1 to 3 NM.

WED
NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A
chance of snow. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.

WED NIGHT
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 to
3 ft.

THU
W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 ft.

THU NIGHT
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

FRI
SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.

SAT
SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. 



ANZ541-162100-
Choptank River to Cambridge MD and the Little Choptank River-
631 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

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

TODAY
E winds 5 kt. Waves flat. Patchy fog this morning with vsby
1 to 3 NM.

TONIGHT
N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. Snow likely. Vsby
1 to 3 NM.

WED
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A
chance of snow. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.

WED NIGHT
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 to
3 ft.

THU
W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.

THU NIGHT
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

FRI
SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.

SAT
SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. 



ANZ542-162100-
Patuxent River to Broomes Island MD-
631 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

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

TODAY
E winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Patchy fog this morning
with vsby 1 to 3 NM.

TONIGHT
N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Snow likely. Vsby 1 to
3 NM.

WED
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 1 ft. Snow
likely. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.

WED NIGHT
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 1 ft.

THU
W winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

THU NIGHT
SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

FRI
SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.

SAT
SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. 



ANZ534-162100-
Chesapeake Bay from Drum Point to Smith Point-
631 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

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

TODAY
NE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Patchy fog this
morning with vsby 1 to 3 NM.

TONIGHT
N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. A chance of snow.
Vsby 1 to 3 NM.

WED
NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt... increasing to
30 kt late. Waves 3 ft. Snow likely. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.

WED NIGHT
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 4 ft.

THU
W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.

THU NIGHT
SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft.

FRI
SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

SAT
SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft. 



ANZ543-162100-
Tangier Sound and the inland waters surrounding Bloodsworth Island-
631 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

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

TODAY
N winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. Patchy fog this morning
with vsby 1 to 3 NM.

TONIGHT
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. A chance of
snow. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.

WED
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft. Snow
likely. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.

WED NIGHT
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Waves 2 to
3 ft.

THU
W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.

THU NIGHT
SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

FRI
SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

SAT
SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft.