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NWS Forecast

FZUS51 KLWX 170530
CWFLWX

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
130 AM EDT WED SEP 17 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. 

ANZ500-172000-
130 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

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

HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVERHEAD THROUGH WEDNESDAY BEFORE A WEAK
COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY. HIGH
PRESSURE WILL RETURN FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY BEFORE MOVING OFF THE
COAST SUNDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH THE WATERS EARLY NEXT
WEEK. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED FOR PORTIONS OF THE
WATERS THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY.



ANZ535-172000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
130 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

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

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

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

THU
N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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

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

SAT
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

SUN
SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. 



ANZ536-172000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
130 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

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

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

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

THU
N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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

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

SAT
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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



ANZ537-172000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
130 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

OVERNIGHT
NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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

THU
NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

THU NIGHT
NE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO
20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.

FRI
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

FRI NIGHT
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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

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



ANZ530-172000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
130 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

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

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

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

THU
NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

FRI
NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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

SAT
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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



ANZ531-172000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
130 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

OVERNIGHT
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WED
SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

THU
NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

FRI
NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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

SAT
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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



ANZ538-172000-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
130 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

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

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

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

THU
NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

FRI
NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

SAT
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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



ANZ539-172000-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
130 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

OVERNIGHT
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WED
SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

THU
NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

FRI
NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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

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



ANZ532-172000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
130 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

OVERNIGHT
N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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

THU
N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

FRI
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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

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



ANZ540-172000-
EASTERN BAY-
130 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

OVERNIGHT
N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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

THU
N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

FRI
NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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

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



ANZ533-172000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
130 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

OVERNIGHT
NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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

THU
N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

THU NIGHT
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

FRI
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.

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

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

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



ANZ541-172000-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
130 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

OVERNIGHT
NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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

THU
N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

THU NIGHT
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT.

FRI
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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

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



ANZ542-172000-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
130 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

OVERNIGHT
NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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

THU
N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

THU NIGHT
N WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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

SAT
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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



ANZ534-172000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
130 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

OVERNIGHT
NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

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

WED NIGHT
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

THU
NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

THU NIGHT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

FRI
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

FRI NIGHT
E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 2 FT.

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

SUN
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. 



ANZ543-172000-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
130 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

OVERNIGHT
NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

WED NIGHT
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

THU
NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

THU NIGHT
NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT WITH
GUSTS TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

FRI
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

FRI NIGHT
E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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

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