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NWS Forecast

FZUS51 KLWX 291131
CWFLWX

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
731 AM EDT TUE JUL 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 TUE JUL 29 2014

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

HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE AREA THROUGH MID-WEEK...THEN MOVE
OFF THE COAST LATE IN THE WEEK.



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

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

TONIGHT
NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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

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

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

FRI
E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

SAT
NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 

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



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

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

TONIGHT
NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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

THU
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

FRI
NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

SAT
NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 

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



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

TODAY
NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

TONIGHT
NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WED
W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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

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

FRI
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

SAT
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS. 

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



ANZ530-292000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
731 AM EDT TUE JUL 29 2014

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

TONIGHT
NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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

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

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

FRI
E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

SAT
E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS. 

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



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

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

TONIGHT
NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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

THU
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

FRI
E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

SAT
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS. 

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



ANZ538-292000-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
731 AM EDT TUE JUL 29 2014

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

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

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

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

THU
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

FRI
E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

SAT
E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS. 

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



ANZ539-292000-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
731 AM EDT TUE JUL 29 2014

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

TONIGHT
NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

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

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

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

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

FRI
E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

SAT
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS. 

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



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

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

TONIGHT
NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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

THU
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

FRI
E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

SAT
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS. 

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



ANZ540-292000-
EASTERN BAY-
731 AM EDT TUE JUL 29 2014

TODAY
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

TONIGHT
NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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

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

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

FRI
E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

SAT
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS. 

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



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

TODAY
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

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

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

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

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

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

FRI
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

SAT
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 

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 TUE JUL 29 2014

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

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

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

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

THU
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

FRI
NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

SAT
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS. 

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



ANZ542-292000-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
731 AM EDT TUE JUL 29 2014

TODAY
NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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

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

THU
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

FRI
NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

SAT
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING LIGHT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A
CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 

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



ANZ534-292000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
731 AM EDT TUE JUL 29 2014

TODAY
NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

TONIGHT
NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WED
W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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

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

FRI
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

SAT
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 

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 TUE JUL 29 2014

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

TONIGHT
NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WED
W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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

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

FRI
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT.

SAT
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS. 

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