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NWS Forecast

FZUS51 KLWX 260530
CWFLWX

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
130 AM EDT SUN OCT 26 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. 

ANZ500-262000-
130 AM EDT SUN OCT 26 2014

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

A REINFORCING COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH THE WATERS LATE TONIGHT
INTO SUNDAY BEFORE HIGH PRESSURE RETURNS FOR SUNDAY NIGHT. THE HIGH
WILL MOVE OFF THE COAST DURING THE EARLY AND MIDDLE PORTIONS OF NEXT
WEEK. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL LIKELY BE NEEDED FOR PORTIONS OF
THE WATERS SUNDAY NIGHT...AND AGAIN FOR TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY.



ANZ535-262000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
130 AM EDT SUN OCT 26 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON...

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

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

SUN NIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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

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

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

WED
NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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



ANZ536-262000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
130 AM EDT SUN OCT 26 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON...

OVERNIGHT
W WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SUN
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

SUN NIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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

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

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

WED
NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

THU
N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. 



ANZ537-262000-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
130 AM EDT SUN OCT 26 2014

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT


OVERNIGHT
W WINDS 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

SUN
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT... INCREASING TO
30 KT IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 FT.

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

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

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

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

TUE NIGHT
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WED
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

THU
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING. 



ANZ530-262000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
130 AM EDT SUN OCT 26 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

OVERNIGHT
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SUN
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE LATE MORNING
AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FT.

SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT...BECOMING W
5 KT IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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

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

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

WED
NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

THU
N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. 



ANZ531-262000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
130 AM EDT SUN OCT 26 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

OVERNIGHT
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

SUN
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT IN THE LATE MORNING
AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 FT.

SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT EARLY IN THE
EVENING. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.

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

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

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

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

WED
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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



ANZ538-262000-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
130 AM EDT SUN OCT 26 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON...

OVERNIGHT
W WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SUN
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE LATE MORNING
AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FT.

SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT...BECOMING W
5 KT IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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

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

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

WED
NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

THU
N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. 



ANZ539-262000-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
130 AM EDT SUN OCT 26 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

OVERNIGHT
W WINDS 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

SUN
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT IN THE LATE MORNING
AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 FT.

SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 5 KT LATE. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.

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

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

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

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

WED
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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



ANZ532-262000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
130 AM EDT SUN OCT 26 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

OVERNIGHT
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

SUN
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT IN THE LATE MORNING
AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 FT.

SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT EARLY IN THE
EVENING. WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.

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

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

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

TUE NIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT.

WED
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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



ANZ540-262000-
EASTERN BAY-
130 AM EDT SUN OCT 26 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

OVERNIGHT
W WINDS 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

SUN
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT IN THE LATE MORNING
AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 FT.

SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.

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

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

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

TUE NIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

WED
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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



ANZ533-262000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
130 AM EDT SUN OCT 26 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

OVERNIGHT
W WINDS 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

SUN
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE LATE MORNING
AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 FT.

SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

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

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

TUE
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 3 FT.

TUE NIGHT
SW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 FT.

WED
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

THU
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING. 



ANZ541-262000-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
130 AM EDT SUN OCT 26 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

OVERNIGHT
W WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

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

SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 20 KT UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

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

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

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

TUE NIGHT
SW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

WED
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

THU
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING. 



ANZ542-262000-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
130 AM EDT SUN OCT 26 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON...

OVERNIGHT
W WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

SUN NIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

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

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

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

WED
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

THU
N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING. 



ANZ534-262000-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
130 AM EDT SUN OCT 26 2014

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT


OVERNIGHT
W WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

SUN
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT IN THE LATE MORNING
AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 4 FT.

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

MON
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

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

TUE
SW WINDS 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

TUE NIGHT
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.

WED
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

THU
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING. 



ANZ543-262000-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
130 AM EDT SUN OCT 26 2014

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT


OVERNIGHT
W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

SUN
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT IN THE LATE MORNING
AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 FT.

SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

MON
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

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

TUE
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

TUE NIGHT
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 FT.

WED
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

THU
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.