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National Weather Service Marine Forecast FZUS51 KAKQ

FZUS51 KAKQ 151032
CWFAKQ

Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Wakefield VA
632 AM EDT Thu Apr 15 2021

Virginia Portion of the Chesapeake Bay, Currituck Sound and Atlantic
Coastal Waters from Fenwick Island DE to Currituck Beach Light NC out
20 nautical miles

ANZ600-152315-
632 AM EDT Thu Apr 15 2021

.Synopsis for Fenwick Island DE to Currituck Beach Light NC out
20 nautical miles including Virginia portion of the Chesapeake
Bay, Currituck Sound and portions of the James, York, and
Rappahannock Rivers...

Low pressure tracks northeast off the coast today and lingers off
the New England coast on Friday. Weak high pressure builds across
the region Friday into the weekend. Another area of low pressure
potentially tracks off the Southeast coast Sunday.



ANZ630-152315-
Chesapeake Bay from Smith Point to Windmill Point VA-
632 AM EDT Thu Apr 15 2021

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

TODAY
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of
showers.

TONIGHT
NW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the
late evening and overnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft, building to 2 to
3 ft late in the evening.

FRI
NW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft.

FRI NIGHT
NW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt in
the late evening and overnight. Waves 2 to 3 ft.

SAT
NW winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

SAT NIGHT
SE winds 5 kt, becoming S in the late evening and
early morning, then becoming W late. Waves 1 foot.

SUN
NE winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.

SUN NIGHT
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.

MON
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.

MON NIGHT
SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. 



ANZ631-152315-
Chesapeake Bay from Windmill Point to New Point Comfort VA-
632 AM EDT Thu Apr 15 2021

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

TODAY
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of
showers.

TONIGHT
NW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the
late evening and overnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft, building to 3 ft
late in the evening.

FRI
W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.

FRI NIGHT
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

SAT
NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N 5 to 10 kt early in the
afternoon, then becoming NE late. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

SAT NIGHT
SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W late. Waves 1 foot.

SUN
NE winds 5 kt, becoming E in the afternoon. Waves 1 foot.

SUN NIGHT
S winds 5 kt, becoming W after midnight. Waves
1 foot.

MON
N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.

MON NIGHT
SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. 



ANZ632-152315-
Chesapeake Bay from New Point Comfort to Little Creek VA-
632 AM EDT Thu Apr 15 2021

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

TODAY
N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW 10 to 15 kt late this
morning and afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers.

TONIGHT
NW winds 10 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the late
evening and overnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft, building to 2 to 3 ft
late in the evening.

FRI
W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.

FRI NIGHT
NW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

SAT
NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N 5 to 10 kt in the late
morning and early afternoon, then becoming E late. Waves 1 to
2 ft.

SAT NIGHT
SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W late. Waves 1 foot.

SUN
NE winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.

SUN NIGHT
SE winds 5 kt, becoming SW after midnight. Waves
1 foot.

MON
NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N in the afternoon. Waves
1 foot.

MON NIGHT
SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW after midnight.
Waves 1 foot. 



ANZ634-152315-
Chesapeake Bay from Little Creek VA to Cape Henry VA including
the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel-
632 AM EDT Thu Apr 15 2021

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

TODAY
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft. A chance of
showers.

TONIGHT
NW winds 10 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the late
evening and overnight. Waves 2 to 3 ft.

FRI
W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.

FRI NIGHT
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.

SAT
NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N 5 to 10 kt early in the
afternoon, then becoming E late. Waves 2 to 3 ft.

SAT NIGHT
SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NE late. Waves 1 to
2 ft.

SUN
NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft.

SUN NIGHT
SE winds 5 kt, becoming SW after midnight. Waves
1 to 2 ft.

MON
NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N in the afternoon. Waves
around 2 ft.

MON NIGHT
SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW after midnight.
Waves 1 to 2 ft. 



ANZ650-152315-
Coastal waters from Fenwick Island DE to Chincoteague VA out
20 nm-
632 AM EDT Thu Apr 15 2021

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

TODAY
NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW late this morning and
afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Mainly E swell. Dominant period
10 seconds. A chance of showers.

TONIGHT
NW winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the
late evening and overnight. Seas 4 to 5 ft. Dominant period
8 seconds.

FRI
W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. Dominant period
11 seconds.

FRI NIGHT
NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. Dominant
period 10 seconds.

SAT
NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 5 to 10 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Dominant period 10 seconds.

SAT NIGHT
SW winds 5 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Mainly E swell.
Dominant period 10 seconds.

SUN
W winds 5 kt, becoming SE in the afternoon. Seas around
2 ft.

SUN NIGHT
S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W after midnight. Seas
around 2 ft.

MON
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.

MON NIGHT
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. 



ANZ652-152315-
Coastal waters from Chincoteague to Parramore Island VA out 20 nm-
632 AM EDT Thu Apr 15 2021

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

TODAY
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 4 ft. Mainly E swell.
Dominant period 10 seconds. A chance of showers.

TONIGHT
NW winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the
late evening and overnight. Seas 4 to 5 ft. Dominant period
7 seconds.

FRI
W winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt late. Seas
4 to 5 ft. Dominant period 11 seconds.

FRI NIGHT
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. Dominant
period 10 seconds.

SAT
NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 5 to 10 kt late. Seas
3 to 4 ft. Dominant period 10 seconds.

SAT NIGHT
SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Mainly E
swell. Dominant period 10 seconds.

SUN
NE winds 5 kt, becoming SE in the afternoon. Seas around
2 ft.

SUN NIGHT
SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.

MON
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.

MON NIGHT
SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. 



ANZ654-152315-
Coastal waters from Parramore Island to Cape Charles Light VA out
20 nm-
632 AM EDT Thu Apr 15 2021

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

TODAY
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 4 ft. Mainly E swell.
Dominant period 10 seconds. A chance of showers.

TONIGHT
NW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the
late evening and overnight. Seas 4 to 5 ft. Dominant period
10 seconds.

FRI
NW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 4 to 5 ft. Dominant period 11 seconds.

FRI NIGHT
W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Dominant period 11 seconds.

SAT
NW winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt early in
the afternoon, then becoming SW late. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Dominant
period 10 seconds.

SAT NIGHT
S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Mainly NE
swell. Dominant period 10 seconds.

SUN
E winds 5 kt. Seas around 2 ft.

SUN NIGHT
S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W after midnight. Seas
around 2 ft.

MON
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.

MON NIGHT
SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. 



ANZ656-152315-
Coastal Waters from Cape Charles Light to Virginia-
North Carolina border out to 20 nm-
632 AM EDT Thu Apr 15 2021

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

TODAY
NW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt late this
morning and early afternoon, then diminishing to 5 to 10 kt late.
Seas around 4 ft. Dominant period 10 seconds. A chance of
showers.

TONIGHT
NW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the
late evening and overnight. Seas 4 to 5 ft. Dominant period
11 seconds.

FRI
NW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the late
morning and early afternoon, then becoming SW late. Seas 4 to
5 ft. Dominant period 11 seconds.

FRI NIGHT
SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW 10 to 15 kt in the
late evening and overnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Dominant period
11 seconds.

SAT
NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N 5 to 10 kt early in the
afternoon, then becoming E late. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Dominant period
10 seconds.

SAT NIGHT
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Mainly E
swell. Dominant period 10 seconds. A chance of showers.

SUN
NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.

SUN NIGHT
SE winds 5 kt, becoming SW after midnight. Seas
around 2 ft.

MON
N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.

MON NIGHT
SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW after midnight.
Seas around 2 ft. 



ANZ658-152315-
Coastal waters from NC VA border to Currituck Beach Light NC out
20 nm-
632 AM EDT Thu Apr 15 2021

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

TODAY
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 4 ft. Mainly E swell.
Dominant period 10 seconds. A chance of showers.

TONIGHT
NW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt. Seas
4 to 5 ft. Dominant period 11 seconds.

FRI
W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming SW late. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
Dominant period 11 seconds.

FRI NIGHT
SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Seas around 4 ft. Dominant period 11 seconds.

SAT
N winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt early in
the afternoon, then becoming E late. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Dominant
period 10 seconds.

SAT NIGHT
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Mainly E swell.
Dominant period 10 seconds. A chance of showers.

SUN
NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. A chance of
showers.

SUN NIGHT
NE winds 5 kt, becoming W after midnight. Seas
around 2 ft. A chance of showers in the evening.

MON
NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N in the afternoon. Seas
around 2 ft.

MON NIGHT
E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW after midnight. Seas
around 2 ft. 



ANZ633-152315-
Currituck Sound-
632 AM EDT Thu Apr 15 2021

TODAY
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers.

TONIGHT
NW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt late in
the evening, then increasing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight,
diminishing to 10 to 15 kt late. Waves 1 foot.

FRI
NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 5 to 10 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 1 foot.

FRI NIGHT
NW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt late.
Waves 1 foot.

SAT
N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E late. Waves 1 foot.

SAT NIGHT
SE winds 5 to 10 kt, diminishing to 5 kt late. Waves
1 foot. A chance of showers.

SUN
NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers.

SUN NIGHT
E winds 5 kt, becoming W after midnight. Waves
1 foot. A chance of showers in the evening.

MON
NW winds 5 kt, becoming N in the afternoon. Waves 1 foot.

MON NIGHT
E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S after midnight. Waves
1 foot. 



ANZ635-152315-
Rappahannock River from Urbanna to Windmill Point-
632 AM EDT Thu Apr 15 2021

TODAY
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers,
mainly this morning.

TONIGHT
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 foot.

FRI
W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 foot.

FRI NIGHT
NW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.

SAT
NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NE late. Waves 1 foot.

SAT NIGHT
SE winds 5 kt, becoming NE late. Waves 1 foot.

SUN
N winds 5 kt, becoming NE in the afternoon. Waves 1 foot.

SUN NIGHT
SE winds 5 kt, becoming W after midnight. Waves
1 foot.

MON
NW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.

MON NIGHT
SE winds 5 kt, becoming SW after midnight. Waves
1 foot. 



ANZ636-152315-
York River-
632 AM EDT Thu Apr 15 2021

TODAY
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers,
mainly this morning.

TONIGHT
NW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the
late evening and overnight. Waves 1 foot.

FRI
NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 1 foot.

FRI NIGHT
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot.

SAT
NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW late. Waves 1 foot.

SAT NIGHT
SE winds 5 kt, becoming W late. Waves 1 foot.

SUN
N winds 5 kt, becoming NE in the afternoon. Waves 1 foot.

SUN NIGHT
SE winds 5 kt, becoming SW after midnight. Waves
1 foot.

MON
N winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.

MON NIGHT
SE winds 5 kt, becoming SW after midnight. Waves
1 foot. 



ANZ637-152315-
James River from Jamestown to the James River Bridge-
632 AM EDT Thu Apr 15 2021

TODAY
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of
showers, mainly this morning.

TONIGHT
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

FRI
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft.

FRI NIGHT
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

SAT
NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W late. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

SAT NIGHT
SE winds 5 kt, becoming SW late. Waves 1 foot.

SUN
N winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.

SUN NIGHT
SE winds 5 kt, becoming SW after midnight. Waves
1 foot.

MON
NW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.

MON NIGHT
E winds 5 kt, becoming S after midnight. Waves
1 foot. 



ANZ638-152315-
James River from James River Bridge to Hampton Roads Bridge-
Tunnel-
632 AM EDT Thu Apr 15 2021

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

TODAY
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of
showers, mainly this morning.

TONIGHT
NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

FRI
W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.

FRI NIGHT
NW winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

SAT
NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S late. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

SAT NIGHT
SE winds 5 kt, becoming SW late. Waves 1 foot.

SUN
NE winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.

SUN NIGHT
E winds 5 kt, becoming SW after midnight. Waves
1 foot.

MON
N winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.

MON NIGHT
E winds 5 kt, becoming S after midnight. Waves
1 foot.