Inland Worcester Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Coastal Flood Advisory
Statement as of 10:50 PM EDT on October 22, 2014

...Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 5 am to 11 am EDT Thursday...

The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a coastal Flood Advisory...which is in effect from 5 am to 11 am EDT Thursday.

* Location...Worcester County...mainly along the shorelines of Assawoman and Chincoteague bays and adjacent ocean inlets.

* Coastal flooding...minor flooding possible within 1 to 2 hours on either side of high tide Thursday morning.

* Timing...tidal departures will average around 1.5 ft above normal during high tide Thursday morning. At Ocean City...high tide occurs at 738 am EDT Thursday morning. A peak water level of around 4.2 feet MLLW is expected. Minor flooding begins at 4.0 feet MLLW.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds...tides and / or wave action will combine to create flooding of low areas along the shore...and near tidal rivers and creeks. Be prepared for the possibility of Road closures and minor flooding of properties. If travel is not attempt to drive through water of unknown depth.

All tide heights are relative to mean lower low water. Time of high total tides are approximate to the nearest hour. Flood category based on total tide.

Ocean City Inlet MD minor 4.0 ft, moderate 5.0 ft, severe 6.0 ft

total astro day/time tide tide surge waves flood /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category ---------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 22/08 PM 3.9 2.3 1.6 5 minor 23/08 am 4.2 2.6 1.6 4 minor 23/08 PM 3.3 2.2 1.1 4 none 24/08 am 3.3 2.6 0.8 3 none 24/09 PM 2.8 2.2 0.6 2 none 25/10 am 3.2 2.7 0.6 2 none