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FZUS51 KAKQ 281011
CWFAKQ

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
611 AM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

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

ANZ600-281815-
611 AM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

.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...

A STRONG COLD FRONT CROSSES THE WATERS TODAY. HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDS INTO THE MID ATLANTIC REGION FROM THE NORTHWEST TUESDAY
THROUGH THURSDAY.

$$

ANZ630-281815-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SMITH POINT TO WINDMILL POINT VA-
611 AM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. 
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. 
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. 
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. 
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.  

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

$$

ANZ631-281815-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM WINDMILL POINT TO NEW POINT COMFORT VA-
611 AM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. 
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. 
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.  

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

$$

ANZ632-281815-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NEW POINT COMFORT TO LITTLE CREEK VA-
611 AM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. 
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. 
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.THU...S WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. 
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.  

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

$$

ANZ634-281815-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM LITTLE CREEK TO CAPE HENRY VA...INCLUDING THE
CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE TUNNEL-
611 AM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. 
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. 
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. 
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. 
.THU...S WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. 
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.  

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

$$

ANZ650-281815-
COASTAL WATERS FROM FENWICK ISLAND DE TO CHINCOTEAGUE VA OUT TO 20 NM-
611 AM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

.TODAY...W WINDS 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT...THEN
DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT WITH
A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 7 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD
OF 8 SECONDS. 
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FT. 
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT. 
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. 
.THU...SW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. 
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.  

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

$$

ANZ652-281815-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CHINCOTEAGUE TO PARRAMORE ISLAND VA OUT TO 20 NM-
611 AM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

.TODAY...W WINDS 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT...THEN
DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT WITH
A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 7 SECONDS. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND TSTMS EARLY
IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD
OF 9 SECONDS. 
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FT. 
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT. 
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. 
.THU...SW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. 
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.  

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

$$

ANZ654-281815-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PARRAMORE ISLAND TO CAPE CHARLES LIGHT VA OUT TO
20 NM-
611 AM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 6 SECONDS. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON. 
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FT
WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 9 SECONDS. 
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. 
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT. 
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. 
.THU...S WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. 
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.  

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

$$

ANZ656-281815-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE CHARLES LIGHT VA TO NC VA BORDER OUT TO 20 NM-
611 AM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 8 SECONDS. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON. 
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 9 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING. 
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. 
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT. 
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. 
.THU...S WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. 
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.  

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

$$

ANZ658-281815-
COASTAL WATERS FROM NC VA BORDER TO CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT NC OUT TO
20 NM-
611 AM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 10 SECONDS. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON. 
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 10 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING. 
.TUE...N WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FT. 
.WED...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. 
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. 
.THU...SE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.  

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

$$

ANZ633-281815-
CURRITUCK SOUND-
611 AM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. 
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING. 
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.WED...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.THU...SE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.  

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

$$

ANZ635-281815-
RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER FROM URBANNA TO WINDMILL POINT-
611 AM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

.TODAY...W WINDS 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FOOT. 
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.THU...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.  

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

$$

ANZ636-281815-
YORK RIVER-
611 AM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

.TODAY...W WINDS 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.WED...N WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.THU...S WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.  

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

$$

ANZ637-281815-
JAMES RIVER FROM JAMESTOWN TO THE JAMES RIVER BRIDGE-
611 AM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

.TODAY...W WINDS 15 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.WED...N WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.THU...S WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.  

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

$$

ANZ638-281815-
JAMES RIVER FROM THE JAMES RIVER BRIDGE TO THE HAMPTON ROADS BRIDGE-
TUNNEL-
611 AM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. 
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.THU...S WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.  

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

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