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Coastal Flood Warning, Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 10:09 AM EDT Sep. 20, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect until 1 PM EDT this afternoon...
... Beach hazards statement remains in effect until 8 PM EDT this evening...

* location... Maryland Eastern Shore locations adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean...
   ocean side and Bayside locations of Accomack and Northampton Virginia...
including tidal tributaries.

* Timing... expect minor to moderate flooding within about 2 hours either side
of the high tide cycle today. The most likely time for strong rip currents
is a couple hours on either side of low tide.

* Coastal flood impacts... widespread flooding of vulnerable areas will result
in an elevated threat of property damage to homes and businesses near the
Waterfront and shoreline. Water will be up to 2 feet deep in some areas
resulting in a sufficient depth to close numerous roads and threaten homes
and businesses. Flooding will extend inland from the Waterfront along tidal
rivers and bays resulting in some Road closures and flooding of vehicles.

* Shoreline impacts... large waves will cause severe beach and coastal damage.
Waves will severely damage dune structures. Waves may overtop and
compromise dunes in some areas. This will result in damage to property along
the shoreline including some property located immediately behind dune
structures. Actions should be taken to protect life and property.

* Surf or rip current risk... large breaking waves of 4 to 6 ft will result in
dangerous surf conditions and a high risk of rip currents. Do not enter or
approach the water due to the risk of being swept away.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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. Be prepared for the
possibility of Road closures and flooding of properties. If travel is
necessary... do not attempt to drive through water of unknown depth.

A beach hazards statement is issued when threats such as rip currents...
longshore currents... sneaker waves and other hazards create life-threatening
conditions in the surf zone. Caution should be used when in or near the water.



Ocean City Inlet MD
MLLW categories - minor 4.0 ft, moderate 5.0 ft, major 6.0 ft
mhhw categories - minor 1.5 ft, moderate 2.0 ft, major 2.5 ft

              total total departure
day/time tide tide from norm waves flood
             ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact
-------- --------- --------- --------- ------- --------
20/09 am 4.3 1.8 1.5 5 minor
20/09 PM 4.0 1.5 1.1 3 minor
21/09 am 3.9 1.4 1.1 3 none
21/09 PM 4.1 1.6 1.4 3 minor
22/10 am 4.4 1.9 1.6 4-5 minor
22/10 PM 4.3 1.8 1.7 3-5 minor

Chincoteague Inlet VA
MLLW categories - minor 4.5 ft, moderate 5.0 ft, major 6.0 ft
mhhw categories - minor 1.7 ft, moderate 2.2 ft, major 3.2 ft

              total total departure
day/time tide tide from norm waves flood
             ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact
-------- --------- --------- --------- ------- --------
20/09 am 4.5 1.7 1.5 1 minor
20/09 PM 4.5 1.7 1.4 1 minor
21/09 am 4.3 1.5 1.3 1 none
21/10 PM 4.2 1.4 1.3 1 none
22/10 am 4.4 1.6 1.4 1 none
22/10 PM 4.3 1.5 1.5 1 none

Wachapreague VA
MLLW categories - minor 6.5 ft, moderate 7.5 ft, major 8.0 ft
mhhw categories - minor 2.0 ft, moderate 3.0 ft, major 3.5 ft

              total total departure
day/time tide tide from norm waves flood
             ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact
-------- --------- --------- --------- ------- --------
20/09 am 6.6 2.1 1.8 1 minor
20/09 PM 6.3 1.8 1.5 1 none
21/10 am 6.3 1.8 1.4 1 none
21/10 PM 6.0 1.5 1.3 1 none
22/11 am 6.2 1.7 1.3 1 none
22/11 PM 6.0 1.5 1.5 1 none

Oyster VA
MLLW categories - minor 7.0 ft, moderate 7.5 ft, major 8.5 ft
mhhw categories - N/A

              total total departure
day/time tide tide from norm waves flood
             ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact
-------- --------- --------- --------- ------- --------
20/09 am 7.3 N/A 1.9 1 minor
20/10 PM 6.9 N/A 1.4 1 none
21/10 am 6.7 N/A 1.3 1 none
21/10 PM 6.6 N/A 1.3 1 none
22/10 am 6.6 N/A 1.2 1 none
22/11 PM 6.7 N/A 1.7 1 none

Nassawadox creek at Bayford VA
MLLW categories - minor 3.0 ft, moderate 3.5 ft, major 4.5 ft
mhhw categories - minor 1.0 ft, moderate 1.5 ft, major 2.5 ft

              total total departure
day/time tide tide from norm waves flood
             ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact
-------- --------- --------- --------- ------- --------
20/11 am 3.5 1.5 1.6 2-3 moderate
20/11 PM 3.3 1.3 1.5 1 minor
21/12 PM 3.2 1.2 1.3 1 minor
21/11 PM 3.0 1.0 1.3 1 minor
22/12 PM 3.1 1.1 1.3 1 minor
23/01 am 3.1 1.1 1.4 1-2 minor

Kiptopeke VA
MLLW categories - minor 4.5 ft, moderate 5.0 ft, major 5.5 ft
mhhw categories - minor 1.5 ft, moderate 2.0 ft, major 2.5 ft

              total total departure
day/time tide tide from norm waves flood
             ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact
-------- --------- --------- --------- ------- --------
20/09 am 5.0 2.0 1.7 2 moderate
20/10 PM 4.6 1.6 1.4 1 minor
21/10 am 4.7 1.7 1.3 1 minor
21/10 PM 4.4 1.4 1.3 1 none
22/11 am 4.5 1.5 1.2 1 minor
22/11 PM 4.5 1.5 1.5 1-2 minor


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





Public Information Statement
Issued: 8:00 AM EDT Sep. 20, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Public information statement...

Between 1130 am and noon today, we will conduct a test of the NOAA
all hazards weather radio alarm system. Persons with alarms on their
radios, are asked to ensure that they are turned on, to confirm that
the test was received. Again, the alarm test will be conducted
between 1130 am and noon today. The alarm test may be cancelled
without notice in the event of rapidly developing warning or watch
conditions, which require the Wakefield office to shift into a
higher alert Mode.


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