Surf Height 5 to 7 Feet: Rip Currents And Costal Flood Statements

Surf Height 5 to 7 Feet: Rip Currents And Costal Flood Statements

The developing coastal storm that will gradually move up the eastern seaboard this weekend will continue to increase the easterly winds and flow of water on shore. This will make for flooding conditions, especially at times of high tide. The following statements are from the National Weather Service today. Note that they are presented in all CAPS. If you have property or boating interests expect conditions to get worse through Sunday with the combination of the storm and astronomical high tide from the full super moon.

See the weekend weather outlook: wind and rain maps here

…BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING…

StatmentBeach* HAZARDS…LARGE BREAKING WAVES AND A HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS.

* LOCATION…AREA BEACHES FROM OCEAN CITY MARYLAND AND THE VIRGINIA EASTERN

SHORE.

* SURF HEIGHT…5 TO 7 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

DANGEROUS SHOREBREAK OF 4 FEET OR GREATER CAN CAUSE NECK AND SPINAL INJURIES…

AFFECTING EVEN THE MOST ABLE SWIMMERS. SHOREBREAK OCCURS WHEN WAVES BREAK

DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH POTENTIALLY CAUSING NECK AND HEAD INJURIES.

 

A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS MEANS WIND AND OR WAVE CONDITIONS SUPPORT THE

DEVELOPMENT OF VERY STRONG RIP CURRENTS…ESPECIALLY IN THE VICINITY OF

JETTIES…PIERS…AND SANDBARS. THESE RIP CURRENTS WILL BE LIFE-THREATENING TO

ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE SURF. BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS WITH OUTGOING TIDES WHICH

IMPROVE RIP CURRENT FORMATION. ALL BEACH GOERS SHOULD REMAIN AWARE OF INHERENT

DANGERS WHEN ENTERING THE SURF INCLUDING SWIFT LONGSHORE CURRENTS…POUNDING

SHORE BREAK AND SHALLOW SAND BARS.

 

ALWAYS HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS. PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND SIGNS POSTED

NEAR BEACH ACCESS POINTS AND LIFEGUARD STATIONS.

…COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY For Anne Arundel County NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS

EVENING…

StatemnetAACo* TIDAL ANOMALY…AROUND ONE FOOT ABOVE NORMAL.

* TIMING…NEAR HIGH TIDE THIS MORNING AND THIS AFTERNOON.

* EXPECTED IMPACTS…MINOR INUNDATION OF SENSITIVE LOW LYING

AREAS.

HERE ARE THE TIMES OF THE NEXT HIGH TIDES

ANNAPOLIS U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY…3:12 AM AND 3:26 PM…

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT ONSHORE WINDS AND TIDES

WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS ALONG THE SHORE.

 

 

ALL TIDE HEIGHTS ARE RELATIVE TO MEAN LOWER LOW WATER.

TIME OF HIGH TOTAL TIDES ARE APPROXIMATE TO THE NEAREST HOUR.

 

ANNAPOLIS MD

MINOR 2.4 FT, MODERATE 3.3 FT, MAJOR 6.0 FT

TOTAL   ASTRO

DAY/TIME     TIDE     TIDE   ANOMALY   FLOOD

/FT/     /FT/     /FT/   CATEGORY

———- ——-   ——- ——- ——–

25/03 AM     2.7     1.6     1.1     MINOR

25/03 PM     2.8     1.4     1.4     MINOR

26/04 AM     3.1     1.6     1.5     MINOR

26/04 PM     3.3     1.5     1.8   MODERATE

27/05 AM     4.1     1.6     2.5   MODERATE

27/05 PM     4.1     1.6     2.5   MODERATE

 

NORTH BEACH MD

MINOR 2.7 FT, MODERATE 3.5 FT, MAJOR 5.0 FT

TOTAL   ASTRO

DAY/TIME   TIDE     TIDE   ANOMALY   FLOOD

/FT/     /FT/     /FT/   CATEGORY

———- ——-   ——- ——- ——–

25/01 AM     3.0     1.6     1.4     MINOR

25/02 PM     3.1     1.4     1.7     MINOR

26/02 AM     3.3     1.6     1.7     MINOR

26/03 PM     3.7     1.5     2.2   MODERATE

27/03 AM     4.3     1.6     2.7   MODERATE

27/04 PM     4.4     1.6     2.8   MODERATE

 

…WATER LEVELS In Southern Maryland WILL APPROACH MINOR FLOODING THRESHOLDS…

StatementSoMD* LOCATION…CHESAPEAKE BAY COASTAL AREAS OF THE LOWER MARYLAND

EASTERN SHORE.

* TIMING…A FEW HOURS EITHER SIDE OF HIGH TIDE LATE THIS MORNING.

* IMPACTS…INUNDATION OF WATER IN AND NEAR LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS

COULD LEAD TO ROAD CLOSURES AND FLOODING OF PROPERTY.

 

 

ALL TIDE HEIGHTS ARE RELATIVE TO MEAN LOWER LOW WATER.

TIME OF THE HIGH TOTAL TIDES ARE APPROXIMATE TO THE NEAREST HOUR.

TOTAL TIDE COMBINES ASTRO TIDE AND SURGE.

FLOOD CATEGORY BASED ON TOTAL TIDE.

 

CAMBRIDGE MD

MINOR 3.5 FT, MODERATE 4.0 FT, SEVERE 4.5 FT

 

TOTAL   ASTRO

DAY/TIME     TIDE     TIDE   SURGE   WAVES     FLOOD

/FT/     /FT/   /FT/     /FT/   CATEGORY

———-   ——-   ——- ——- ——- ———

25/02 PM     2.8     2.1     0.7       3       NONE

26/03 AM     3.2     2.3     0.9       3       NONE

26/03 PM     3.1     2.2     0.9       3       NONE

27/04 AM     3.6     2.3     1.3       3       MINOR

27/04 PM     3.9     2.3     1.6       3     MODERATE

 

BISHOPS HEAD MD

MINOR 3.3 FT, MODERATE 3.8 FT, SEVERE 4.3 FT

 

TOTAL   ASTRO

DAY/TIME     TIDE     TIDE   SURGE   WAVES     FLOOD

/FT/     /FT/   /FT/     /FT/   CATEGORY

———-   ——-   ——- ——- ——- ———

25/11 AM     3.2     2.3     0.9       3       NONE

25/12 PM     3.2     2.3     0.9       3       NONE

26/12 AM     3.4     2.5     0.9       3       MINOR

26/01 PM     3.5     2.4     1.1       3       MINOR

27/01 AM     4.0     2.6     1.4      3     MODERATE

27/01 PM     4.2     2.6     1.6       3     MODERATE

28/02 AM     4.1     2.6     1.5     2-3     MODERATE

 

SAXIS VA

 

TOTAL   ASTRO

DAY/TIME     TIDE     TIDE   SURGE   WAVES     FLOOD

/FT/     /FT/   /FT/     /FT/   CATEGORY

———-   ——-   ——- ——- ——- ———

25/10 AM     3.2     2.7     0.5       3

25/11 PM     3.5     2.9     0.6       3

26/11 AM     3.5     2.9     0.6      3

27/12 AM     3.9     3.0     0.9       3

27/12 PM     4.2     3.2     1.0       3

28/12 AM     4.3     3.1     1.2    2-3

 

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