Marine Forecasts

Marine Forecasts

Chesapeake Bay Marine Weather Forecasts from the National Weather Service

Weather on the Chesapeake Bay can change quickly.  Always check the regional marine forecast before you go out boating.

There are several different regions for the Chesapeake Bay forecasts. You can use the map on this page to find the name of the region that you’re interested in.

NWS Marine Forecasts:

Chesapeake Bay north of Pooles Island, Md.

Chesapeake Bay from Pooles Island to Sandy Point, Md.

Chesapeake Bay from Sandy Point to North Beach, Md.

Chesapeake Bay from North Beach to Drum Point, Md.

Chesapeake Bay from Drum Point to Smith Point, Va.

Chesapeake Bay from Smith Point to Windmill Point, Va.

Chesapeake Bay from Windmill Point to New Point Comfort, Va.

Chesapeake Bay from New Point Comfort to Little Creek, Va.

Chesapeake Bay from Little Creek to Cape Henry, Va (including the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel).

Tangier Sound and inland waters surrounding Bloodsworth Island.

Tributaries Forecasts:

Tidal Potomac from Cobb Island, Md. to Smith Point, Va.

Patapsco River including Baltimore Harbor.

Chester River to Queenstown, Md.

Choptank River to Cambridge, Md (+ Little Choptank River)

Patuxent River to Broome’s Island, Md.

Rappahannock River from Urbanna to Windmill Point, Va.

York River.

James River from James River Bridge to Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel.


Map of Chesapeake Bay Marine Forecast Regions

Visit our Weather and Tides page for additional Chesapeake Bay weather information.

Addition Chesapeake Bay Information


Chesapeake Bay Fishing – Fishing info, reports, charters, and more

Cruising Guides – A selection of up-to-date Chesapeake Bay cruising guides

Explore the Chesapeake – Explore the region’s cities and small towns