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NWS Forecast

FZUS51 KLWX 080233
CWFLWX

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1032 PM EDT TUE JUL 7 2015

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. 

ANZ500-080800-
1032 PM EDT TUE JUL 7 2015

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

HIGH PRESSURE DEPARTS THE REGION TONIGHT AS A COLD FRONT MOVES IN.
IT WILL CROSS THE REGION WEDNESDAY AND STALL OUT NEARBY LATE THIS
WEEK. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED ON THURSDAY.



ANZ535-080800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD-
1032 PM EDT TUE JUL 7 2015

REST OF TONIGHT
SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS LATE THIS EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WED
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

WED NIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS
LIKELY. PATCHY FOG.

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

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

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

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

SAT
SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.

SUN
SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. 

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



ANZ536-080800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND-
1032 PM EDT TUE JUL 7 2015

REST OF TONIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS LATE THIS EVENING.

WED
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

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

THU
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG.

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

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

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

SAT
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SUN
SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

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



ANZ537-080800-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT-
1032 PM EDT TUE JUL 7 2015

REST OF TONIGHT
SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

WED
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

WED NIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS. PATCHY FOG.

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

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

FRI
NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

FRI NIGHT
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT...SUBSIDING TO FLAT
AFTER MIDNIGHT.

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

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

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



ANZ530-080800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND-
1032 PM EDT TUE JUL 7 2015

REST OF TONIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

WED
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

WED NIGHT
W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS
LIKELY.

THU
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

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

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

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

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

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



ANZ531-080800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT-
1032 PM EDT TUE JUL 7 2015

REST OF TONIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

WED
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

WED NIGHT
SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS
LIKELY.

THU
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

FRI
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

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

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

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

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



ANZ538-080800-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
1032 PM EDT TUE JUL 7 2015

REST OF TONIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS LATE THIS EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WED
SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

WED NIGHT
W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS
LIKELY.

THU
W WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

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

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

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

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

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



ANZ539-080800-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-
1032 PM EDT TUE JUL 7 2015

REST OF TONIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

WED
SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

WED NIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS
LIKELY. PATCHY FOG.

THU
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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

FRI
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

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

SAT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

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

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



ANZ532-080800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH-
1032 PM EDT TUE JUL 7 2015

REST OF TONIGHT
SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

WED
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

WED NIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS
LIKELY. PATCHY FOG.

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

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

FRI
NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

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

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

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

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



ANZ540-080800-
EASTERN BAY-
1032 PM EDT TUE JUL 7 2015

REST OF TONIGHT
SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

WED
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

WED NIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS
LIKELY. PATCHY FOG.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



ANZ533-080800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT-
1032 PM EDT TUE JUL 7 2015

REST OF TONIGHT
SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

WED
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

WED NIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS
LIKELY. PATCHY FOG.

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

THU NIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

FRI
NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

FRI NIGHT
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

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

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

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



ANZ541-080800-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
1032 PM EDT TUE JUL 7 2015

REST OF TONIGHT
SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

WED
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

WED NIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS
LIKELY. PATCHY FOG.

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

THU NIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

FRI
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

FRI NIGHT
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

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

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

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



ANZ542-080800-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
1032 PM EDT TUE JUL 7 2015

REST OF TONIGHT
SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WED
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

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

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

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

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

FRI NIGHT
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

SAT
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SUN
SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE NIGHT. 

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



ANZ534-080800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT TO SMITH POINT-
1032 PM EDT TUE JUL 7 2015

REST OF TONIGHT
SW WINDS 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT.

WED
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

WED NIGHT
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS. PATCHY FOG.

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

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

FRI
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT.

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

SAT
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 2 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT.

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

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



ANZ543-080800-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-
1032 PM EDT TUE JUL 7 2015

REST OF TONIGHT
SW WINDS 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

WED
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

WED NIGHT
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS. PATCHY FOG.

THU
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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

FRI
NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.

FRI NIGHT
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.

SAT
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES FLAT...BUILDING TO 2 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

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

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