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WHUS41 KAKQ 261448
CFWAKQ

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
1048 AM EDT SUN JUN 26 2016

VAZ081-082-089-090-093-524-262315-
/O.NEW.KAKQ.CF.S.0017.160626T1448Z-160627T0300Z/
PRINCE GEORGE-CHARLES CITY-SURRY-JAMES CITY-ISLE OF WIGHT-NEWPORT NEWS-
1048 AM EDT SUN JUN 26 2016

...ELEVATED RIVER LEVELS TO CONTINUE ALONG THE TIDAL JAMES RIVER...

* LOCATION: LOCATIONS ALONG THE TIDAL JAMES RIVER...ESPECIALLY UPSTREAM
  FROM HOG ISLAND.

* COASTAL FLOODING: RUNOFF FROM LAST WEEKS RAINFALL OVER THE UPPER REACHES OF
  THE JAMES RIVER HAVE REACHED THE TIDAL JAMES DOWNSTREAM FROM RICHMOND.
  THIS HAS ALLOWED FOR WATER LEVELS TO BE AROUND 1 FOOT ABOVE ASTRONOMICAL
  TIDE. AS SUCH...THE JAMES RIVER NEAR JAMESTOWN MAY SEE WATER LEVELS
  APPROCH MINOR FLOODING AT HIGH TIDE THIS AFTERNOON.

* TIMING: LEVELS WILL REMAIN ELEVATED THROUGH THIS EVENING...WITH THE
  HIGHEST VALUES APPROACHING MINOR FLOODING WITH THE HIGH TIDE CYCLE LATE
  THIS AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS: INUNDATION OF WATER IN AND NEAR LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS COULD LEAD
  TO LOCALIZED ROAD CLOSURES AND MINOR 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.

JAMES RIVER AT SCOTLAND/JAMESTOWN VA
MINOR 3.5 FT, MODERATE 4.5 FT, MAJOR 5.0 FT

                 TOTAL   ASTRO
    DAY/TIME      TIDE    TIDE    SURGE    WAVES    FLOOD
                  /FT/    /FT/    /FT/     /FT/     CATEGORY
   ----------   ------- -------  -------  -------  ----------
    26/05 PM      3.4     2.2      1.2       1     NEAR MINOR
    27/05 AM      2.8     2.2      0.6       1        NONE
    27/06 PM      2.5     2.3      0.2       1        NONE
    28/06 AM      2.2     2.1      0.1       1        NONE
    28/07 PM      3.0     2.4      0.6       1        NONE
    29/07 AM      2.6     2.0      0.6       1        NONE

$$

MRD



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