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Coastal Flood Advisory
Issued: 6:13 AM EDT Sep. 25, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Coastal flood advisory remains in effect until 2 PM EDT this
afternoon...

* locations... central and southern Delaware.

* Timing... minor coastal flooding is expected with the high tide
Tuesday morning which occurs between 8 and 10 am on the
oceanfront. High tide on the Delaware Bay and back bays occurs
later than the high tide on the oceanfront.

* Coastal flood impacts... up to one half foot of saltwater
inundation above ground level is possible in low-lying areas
near shorelines and tidal waterways. In Sussex County
Delaware, roadway flooding is possible in Fenwick Island,
Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, and other
locations along the ocean, the Bay, and tidal tributaries. In
Kent County Delaware, roadway flooding is possible in Woodland
Beach, Bowers Beach, Kitts Hummock, and other locations along
the Bay and its tidal tributaries.

* Waves... 5 to 8 feet on the ocean front.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A coastal flood advisory means that minor tidal flooding is
expected. Minor tidal flooding often results in some Road
closures. Usually... the most vulnerable roadways will flood.

Do not leave your vehicle at a location that is prone to tidal
flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flood waters. The
water may be deeper than you think it is. You will be putting
yourself in danger and your vehicle may be damaged... leading to
costly repairs.

Visit the advanced hydrologic prediction service at
water.Weather.Gov/ahps for additional water level and flood
impact information for your local tide gauge.


Time of high total tides are approximate to the nearest hour.

Bowers Beach de
MLLW categories - minor 6.6 ft, moderate 7.6 ft, major 8.6 ft
mhhw categories - minor 0.9 ft, moderate 1.9 ft, major 2.9 ft

             total total departure
day/time tide tide from norm flood
            ft MLLW ft mhhw ft impact
-------- --------- --------- --------- --------
25/10 am 6.6 0.9 1.2 minor
25/10 PM 6.4 0.7 0.9 none
26/11 am 6.2 0.5 0.6 none
26/11 PM 5.7 0.0 0.3 none
27/11 am 6.1 0.4 0.4 none
28/12 am 5.8 0.1 0.5 none

Lewes de
MLLW categories - minor 6.0 ft, moderate 7.0 ft, major 8.0 ft
mhhw categories - minor 1.4 ft, moderate 2.4 ft, major 3.4 ft

             total total departure
day/time tide tide from norm flood
            ft MLLW ft mhhw ft impact
-------- --------- --------- --------- --------
25/09 am 6.1 1.5 1.5 minor
25/10 PM 5.8 1.2 1.1 none
26/10 am 5.6 1.0 0.9 none
26/10 PM 5.2 0.5 0.6 none
27/11 am 5.6 1.0 0.8 none
27/11 PM 5.3 0.7 0.8 none





Coastal Flood Advisory
Issued: 6:13 AM EDT Sep. 25, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Coastal flood advisory remains in effect until 2 PM EDT this
afternoon...

* locations... central and southern Delaware.

* Timing... minor coastal flooding is expected with the high tide
Tuesday morning which occurs between 8 and 10 am on the
oceanfront. High tide on the Delaware Bay and back bays occurs
later than the high tide on the oceanfront.

* Coastal flood impacts... up to one half foot of saltwater
inundation above ground level is possible in low-lying areas
near shorelines and tidal waterways. In Sussex County
Delaware, roadway flooding is possible in Fenwick Island,
Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, and other
locations along the ocean, the Bay, and tidal tributaries. In
Kent County Delaware, roadway flooding is possible in Woodland
Beach, Bowers Beach, Kitts Hummock, and other locations along
the Bay and its tidal tributaries.

* Waves... 5 to 8 feet on the ocean front.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A coastal flood advisory means that minor tidal flooding is
expected. Minor tidal flooding often results in some Road
closures. Usually... the most vulnerable roadways will flood.

Do not leave your vehicle at a location that is prone to tidal
flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flood waters. The
water may be deeper than you think it is. You will be putting
yourself in danger and your vehicle may be damaged... leading to
costly repairs.

Visit the advanced hydrologic prediction service at
water.Weather.Gov/ahps for additional water level and flood
impact information for your local tide gauge.


Time of high total tides are approximate to the nearest hour.

Bowers Beach de
MLLW categories - minor 6.6 ft, moderate 7.6 ft, major 8.6 ft
mhhw categories - minor 0.9 ft, moderate 1.9 ft, major 2.9 ft

             total total departure
day/time tide tide from norm flood
            ft MLLW ft mhhw ft impact
-------- --------- --------- --------- --------
25/10 am 6.6 0.9 1.2 minor
25/10 PM 6.4 0.7 0.9 none
26/11 am 6.2 0.5 0.6 none
26/11 PM 5.7 0.0 0.3 none
27/11 am 6.1 0.4 0.4 none
28/12 am 5.8 0.1 0.5 none

Lewes de
MLLW categories - minor 6.0 ft, moderate 7.0 ft, major 8.0 ft
mhhw categories - minor 1.4 ft, moderate 2.4 ft, major 3.4 ft

             total total departure
day/time tide tide from norm flood
            ft MLLW ft mhhw ft impact
-------- --------- --------- --------- --------
25/09 am 6.1 1.5 1.5 minor
25/10 PM 5.8 1.2 1.1 none
26/10 am 5.6 1.0 0.9 none
26/10 PM 5.2 0.5 0.6 none
27/11 am 5.6 1.0 0.8 none
27/11 PM 5.3 0.7 0.8 none





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