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National Weather Service Marine Forecast FZUS51 KLWX

FZUS51 KLWX 251851
CWFLWX

Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
251 PM EDT Wed May 25 2022

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. 

ANZ500-260800-
251 PM EDT Wed May 25 2022

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

A front will remain stalled south of the area today as high pressure
 builds to the north. The front will lift north as a warm front on
Thursday. A cold front may reach the area Friday. A Small Craft
Advisories may be needed for portions of the waters Thursday through
 Saturday.



ANZ535-260800-
Tidal Potomac from Key Bridge to Indian Head-
251 PM EDT Wed May 25 2022

THIS AFTERNOON
E winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.

TONIGHT
E winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.

THU
SE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.

THU NIGHT
SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft.

FRI
S winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers
with a chance of tstms.

FRI NIGHT
S winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Showers likely with a chance of tstms.

SAT
W winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers in the
morning, then a chance of showers and tstms through the night.

SUN
NE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft. 

Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.



ANZ536-260800-
Tidal Potomac from Indian Head to Cobb Island-
251 PM EDT Wed May 25 2022

THIS AFTERNOON
E winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

TONIGHT
E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy drizzle.

THU
SE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of showers.

THU NIGHT
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

FRI
S winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers
with a chance of tstms.

FRI NIGHT
S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely with a
chance of tstms.

SAT
W winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. A chance of showers in
the morning, then a chance of showers and tstms through the night.

SUN
NE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft. 

Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.



ANZ537-260800-
Tidal Potomac from Cobb Island to Smith Point-
251 PM EDT Wed May 25 2022

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING


THIS AFTERNOON
E winds 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft. A
slight chance of showers.

TONIGHT
E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 ft. A chance of showers with
patchy drizzle.

THU
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft. Patchy drizzle.

THU NIGHT
S winds 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

FRI
S winds 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft. Showers likely
with a chance of tstms.

FRI NIGHT
S winds 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft. Showers
likely with a chance of tstms.

SAT
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers in the
morning, then a chance of showers and tstms through the night.

SUN
E winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft. 

Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.



ANZ530-260800-
Chesapeake Bay north of Pooles Island-
251 PM EDT Wed May 25 2022

THIS AFTERNOON
SE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

TONIGHT
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

THU
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

THU NIGHT
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

FRI
S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft. Showers
with a chance of tstms.

FRI NIGHT
S winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to
2 ft. Showers likely with a chance of tstms.

SAT
W winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming NW after midnight. Waves 1 ft
or less. A chance of showers and tstms.

SUN
NE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. 

Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.



ANZ531-260800-
Chesapeake Bay from Pooles Island to Sandy Point-
251 PM EDT Wed May 25 2022

THIS AFTERNOON
E winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

TONIGHT
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

THU
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

THU NIGHT
S winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

FRI
S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft. Showers
with a chance of tstms.

FRI NIGHT
S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft.
Showers likely with a chance of tstms.

SAT
W winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming NW after midnight. Waves 1 ft.
A chance of showers in the morning, then a chance of showers and
tstms through the night.

SUN
NE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. 

Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.



ANZ538-260800-
Patapsco River including Baltimore Harbor-
251 PM EDT Wed May 25 2022

THIS AFTERNOON
SE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

TONIGHT
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

THU
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

THU NIGHT
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

FRI
S winds 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers with a
chance of tstms.

FRI NIGHT
S winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Showers likely with a chance of tstms.

SAT
W winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. A chance of showers
in the morning, then a chance of showers and tstms through the
night.

SUN
E winds around 5 kt. Waves flat. 

Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.



ANZ539-260800-
Chester River to Queenstown MD-
251 PM EDT Wed May 25 2022

THIS AFTERNOON
E winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

TONIGHT
E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

THU
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

THU NIGHT
S winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

FRI
S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft. Showers
likely with a chance of tstms.

FRI NIGHT
S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Waves 2 ft.
Showers likely with a chance of tstms.

SAT
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers and
tstms.

SUN
NE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. 

Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.



ANZ532-260800-
Chesapeake Bay from Sandy Point to North Beach-
251 PM EDT Wed May 25 2022

THIS AFTERNOON
E winds 10 kt. Waves 2 ft.

TONIGHT
E winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

THU
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

THU NIGHT
S winds 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.

FRI
S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft. Showers
with a chance of tstms.

FRI NIGHT
S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
Showers likely with a chance of tstms.

SAT
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers in the
morning, then a chance of showers and tstms through the night.

SUN
E winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. 

Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.



ANZ540-260800-
Eastern Bay-
251 PM EDT Wed May 25 2022

THIS AFTERNOON
E winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

TONIGHT
E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

THU
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

THU NIGHT
S winds 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.

FRI
S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft. Showers
likely with a chance of tstms.

FRI NIGHT
S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
Showers likely with a chance of tstms.

SAT
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers and
tstms.

SUN
NE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. 

Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.



ANZ533-260800-
Chesapeake Bay from North Beach to Drum Point-
251 PM EDT Wed May 25 2022

THIS AFTERNOON
E winds 10 kt. Waves 2 ft.

TONIGHT
E winds 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Patchy drizzle.

THU
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy drizzle.

THU NIGHT
S winds 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.

FRI
S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft. Showers
likely with a chance of tstms.

FRI NIGHT
S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
Showers likely with a chance of tstms.

SAT
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers and
tstms.

SUN
E winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. 

Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.



ANZ541-260800-
Choptank River to Cambridge MD and the Little Choptank River-
251 PM EDT Wed May 25 2022

THIS AFTERNOON
E winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

TONIGHT
E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

THU
SE winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

THU NIGHT
S winds 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft.

FRI
S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft. Showers
likely with a chance of tstms.

FRI NIGHT
S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
Showers likely with a chance of tstms.

SAT
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers and
tstms.

SUN
NE winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. 

Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.



ANZ542-260800-
Patuxent River to Broomes Island MD-
251 PM EDT Wed May 25 2022

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING


THIS AFTERNOON
E winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

TONIGHT
E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy drizzle.

THU
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy drizzle.

THU NIGHT
S winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

FRI
S winds 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely
with a chance of tstms.

FRI NIGHT
S winds 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely with a chance
of tstms.

SAT
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers in the
morning, then a chance of showers and tstms through the night.

SUN
E winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft. 

Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.



ANZ534-260800-
Chesapeake Bay from Drum Point to Smith Point-
251 PM EDT Wed May 25 2022

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING


THIS AFTERNOON
E winds 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft. A
slight chance of showers.

TONIGHT
E winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft. A
chance of showers with patchy drizzle.

THU
SE winds 10 kt. Waves 2 ft. Patchy drizzle.

THU NIGHT
S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.

FRI
S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 3 ft. Showers
likely with a chance of tstms.

FRI NIGHT
S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 3 ft.
Showers likely with a chance of tstms.

SAT
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers and
tstms.

SUN
W winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. 

Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.



ANZ543-260800-
Tangier Sound and the inland waters surrounding Bloodsworth Island-
251 PM EDT Wed May 25 2022

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING


THIS AFTERNOON
E winds 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.

TONIGHT
E winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft. A
chance of showers with patchy drizzle.

THU
SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy drizzle.

THU NIGHT
S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 1 to
2 ft.

FRI
S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft. A chance
of showers.

FRI NIGHT
S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves 2 ft.
Showers likely with a chance of tstms.

SAT
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers and
tstms in the morning, then a chance of showers through the night.

SUN
SW winds 5 kt. Waves less than 1 ft. 

Winds and waves higher and visibilities lower in and near tstms.