Event:Coastal Flood Watch


...COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING... The National Weather Service in Baltimore MD/Washington has issued a Coastal Flood Warning, which is in effect until 8 AM EDT Tuesday. A Coastal Flood Watch has also been issued. This Coastal Flood Watch is in effect from Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening. The Coastal Flood Watch is no longer in effect. * LOCATIONS...Shoreline in St. Marys County. * TIDAL DEPARTURE...2 to 3 feet above normal. * TIMING...Around the time of high tide. The next high tide at Point Lookout is at 2:35 PM this afternoon and 2:55 AM early Tuesday morning. The next high tide at Piney Point is at 3:32 PM this afternoon and 3:55 AM early Tuesday morning. The next high tide at Coltons point is at 4:08 PM this afternoon and 4:31 AM early Tuesday afternoon. * IMPACTS...Water is expected to cover roads on St. Georges Island, be in yards, and approach structures. To the east, inundation is expected at multiple marinas off St. Mary`s River, Smith Creek, and Jutland Creek. Shoreline inundation up to one foot above ground is possible elsewhere. && && Forecast tides are referenced to mean lower low water (MLLW) and mean higher high water (MHHW) unless otherwise noted. Time of high total tide is approximate to nearest hour. Total tide combines the normal tide and departure from normal. Flood impact is based on the total tide and waves where applicable. STRAITS POINT MD MLLW Categories - Minor 3.0 ft, Moderate 3.5 ft, Major 5.0 ft MHHW Categories - Minor 1.4 ft, Moderate 1.9 ft, Major 3.4 ft Total Total Departure Day/Time Tide Tide from Norm Waves Flood ft MLLW ft MHHW ft ft Impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 10/03 PM 4.7 3.1 2.9 1.0 Moderate 11/04 AM 4.4 2.8 2.6 1.0 Moderate 11/04 PM 4.1 2.5 2.3 0.5 Moderate 12/04 AM 3.7 2.1 2.0 0.5 Moderate 12/05 PM 3.5 1.9 1.7 1.0 Moderate 13/05 AM 3.2 1.6 1.6 1.0 Minor &&
Instructions:A Coastal Flood Warning means that flooding is occurring or imminent. Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert for rising water, and take appropriate action to protect life and property. A Coastal Flood Watch means that conditions favorable for flooding are expected to develop. Coastal residents should be alert for later statements or warnings, and take action to protect property.
Target Area:
St. Marys
St. Marys
St. Marys

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