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NWS Forecast

FZUS51 KLWX 291131
CWFLWX

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
731 AM EDT FRI AUG 29 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. 

ANZ500-292000-
731 AM EDT FRI AUG 29 2014

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

HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE EASTERN GREAT LAKES WILL MOVE INTO THE
NORTHEAST STATES ON FRIDAY AND THEN PUSH OFFSHORE FOR THE WEEKEND. A
WARM FRONT WILL LIFT NORTH ACROSS THE WATERS LATE SATURDAY. A SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED FOR A PORTION OF THE WATERS SUNDAY.



ANZ535-292000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
731 AM EDT FRI AUG 29 2014

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

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

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

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

SUN
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

MON
SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

TUE
W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. 

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



ANZ536-292000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
731 AM EDT FRI AUG 29 2014

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

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

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

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

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

SUN NIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.

MON
SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

TUE
W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. 

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



ANZ537-292000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
731 AM EDT FRI AUG 29 2014

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

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

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

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

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

SUN NIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.

MON
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.

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

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



ANZ530-292000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
731 AM EDT FRI AUG 29 2014

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

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

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

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

SUN
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

SUN NIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.

MON
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

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



ANZ531-292000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
731 AM EDT FRI AUG 29 2014

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

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

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

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

SUN
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

SUN NIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.

MON
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

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



ANZ538-292000-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
731 AM EDT FRI AUG 29 2014

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

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

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

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

SUN
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

SUN NIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.

MON
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

TUE
W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. 

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



ANZ539-292000-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
731 AM EDT FRI AUG 29 2014

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

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

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

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

SUN
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

SUN NIGHT
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

MON
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

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



ANZ532-292000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
731 AM EDT FRI AUG 29 2014

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

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

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

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

SUN
S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

SUN NIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.

MON
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

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



ANZ540-292000-
EASTERN BAY-
731 AM EDT FRI AUG 29 2014

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

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

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

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

SUN
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

SUN NIGHT
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

MON
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

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



ANZ533-292000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
731 AM EDT FRI AUG 29 2014

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

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

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

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

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

SUN NIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.

MON
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A
CHANCE OF TSTMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

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



ANZ541-292000-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
731 AM EDT FRI AUG 29 2014

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

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

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

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

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

SUN NIGHT
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

MON
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A
CHANCE OF TSTMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

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



ANZ542-292000-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
731 AM EDT FRI AUG 29 2014

TODAY
NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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

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

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

SUN NIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.

MON
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A
CHANCE OF TSTMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

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

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



ANZ534-292000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
731 AM EDT FRI AUG 29 2014

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

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

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

SAT NIGHT
S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

SUN
S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.

SUN NIGHT
S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

MON
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

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



ANZ543-292000-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
731 AM EDT FRI AUG 29 2014

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

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

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

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

SUN
S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.

SUN NIGHT
S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

MON
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

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