Event: Coastal Flood Watch
Alert:
...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT TUESDAY... 

 

...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 The Coastal Flood Watch is no longer in effect.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. 

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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 

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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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