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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
944 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

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

ANZ600-271015-
944 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

.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...


ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS NORTH OF THE REGION TONIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY NIGHT. THE HIGH THEN SETTLES OVER THE MID ATLANTIC SATURDAY
AND SUNDAY...BEFORE MOVING OFFSHORE SUNDAY NIGHT AHEAD OF AN
APPROACHING COLD FRONT.    

$$

ANZ630-271015-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SMITH POINT TO WINDMILL POINT VA-
944 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. 
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 FT. 
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.SUN...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. 
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. 
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. 
.TUE...E WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2
FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

ANZ631-271015-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM WINDMILL POINT TO NEW POINT COMFORT VA-
944 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. 
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. 
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.SUN...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. 
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN. 
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. 
.TUE...E WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.  

$$

ANZ632-271015-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NEW POINT COMFORT TO LITTLE CREEK VA-
944 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. 
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 FT. 
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.SUN...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. 
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN. 
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. 
.TUE...E WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.  

$$

ANZ634-271015-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM LITTLE CREEK TO CAPE HENRY VA...INCLUDING THE
CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE TUNNEL-
944 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST FRIDAY...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 3 TO 4 FT. 
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT. 
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. 
.SUN...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 2 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. 
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. 
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 3 FT. 
.TUE...E WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.  

$$

ANZ650-271015-
COASTAL WATERS FROM FENWICK ISLAND DE TO CHINCOTEAGUE VA OUT TO 20 NM-
944 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT...MAINLY E SWELL
WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 10 SECONDS.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 5 TO 7 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 9 SECONDS...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO
5 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 9 SECONDS IN THE AFTERNOON. 
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. 
.SUN...E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. 
.MON...W WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN. 
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.TUE...E WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.  

$$

ANZ652-271015-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CHINCOTEAGUE TO PARRAMORE ISLAND VA OUT TO 20 NM-
944 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 10 SECONDS. 
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 5 TO 7 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 10 SECONDS...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO
5 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 9 SECONDS IN THE AFTERNOON. 
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. 
.SUN...E WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 2 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. 
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO
4 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. 
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.TUE...E WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.  

$$

ANZ654-271015-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PARRAMORE ISLAND TO CAPE CHARLES LIGHT VA OUT TO
20 NM-
944 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT WITH A DOMINANT
PERIOD OF 9 SECONDS. 
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 5 TO 7 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 9 SECONDS... SUBSIDING TO 4 TO
5 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 9 SECONDS IN THE AFTERNOON. 
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. 
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. 
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN. 
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.TUE...E WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.  

$$

ANZ656-271015-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE CHARLES LIGHT VA TO NC VA BORDER OUT TO 20 NM-
944 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT WITH A DOMINANT
PERIOD OF 10 SECONDS. 
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF
9 SECONDS...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 5 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 9 SECONDS
IN THE AFTERNOON. 
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. 
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. 
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. 
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. 
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.  

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ANZ658-271015-
COASTAL WATERS FROM NC VA BORDER TO CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT NC OUT TO
20 NM-
944 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 10 SECONDS...
SUBSIDING TO 7 TO 9 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 9 SECONDS LATE. 
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF
10 SECONDS. 
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT. 
.SAT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. 
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. 
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO
4 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.  

$$

ANZ633-271015-
CURRITUCK SOUND-
944 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST FRIDAY...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. 
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. 
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FOOT.
A CHANCE OF RAIN. 
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FOOT.
A CHANCE OF RAIN.  

$$

ANZ635-271015-
RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER FROM URBANNA TO WINDMILL POINT-
944 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. PATCHY FREEZING FOG. VSBY 1 NM
OR LESS. 
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.SUN...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. 
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FOOT.
A CHANCE OF RAIN. 
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FOOT.
A CHANCE OF RAIN.  

$$

ANZ636-271015-
YORK RIVER-
944 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. PATCHY FREEZING FOG. VSBY 1 NM
OR LESS. 
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.SUN...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. 
.MON...W WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FOOT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN. 
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FOOT.
A CHANCE OF RAIN.  

$$

ANZ637-271015-
JAMES RIVER FROM JAMESTOWN TO THE JAMES RIVER BRIDGE-
944 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. PATCHY FREEZING FOG. VSBY 1 NM
OR LESS. 
.FRI...N WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FOOT. 
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.SUN...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. 
.MON...W WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FOOT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN. 
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FOOT.
A CHANCE OF RAIN.  

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ANZ638-271015-
JAMES RIVER FROM THE JAMES RIVER BRIDGE TO THE HAMPTON ROADS BRIDGE-
TUNNEL-
944 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FOOT. 
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. 
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.SUN...E WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. 
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. 
.MON...W WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN. 
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT. 
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FOOT.
A CHANCE OF RAIN.  

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