Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Portland, ME

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
322 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...A STRONG NOR`EASTER WILL AFFECT THE AREA TODAY WITH LINGERING
EFFECTS TONIGHT...

.INTENSIFYING LOW PRESSURE WAS CENTERED SOUTH OF CAPE COD EARLY
THIS MORNING. STRONG...STORM FORCE NORTHEASTERLY WINDS HAVE RAPIDLY
DEVELOPED THIS MORNING OVER THE COASTAL WATERS...WITH NEARSHORE
WAVES IN THE 10 TO 15 FOOT RANGE. THE LARGE WAVES...IN COMBINATION
WITH ABOUT A TWO FOOT STORM SURGE WILL ALLOW THE STORM TIDES TO
APPROACH THE 12 FOOT MLLW FLOOD STAGE IN PORTLAND...MAINE AND THE 11
FOOT FLOOD STAGE IN HAMPTON...NEW HAMPSHIRE AROUND THE 430 AM
HIGH TIDE.

FOR THIS AFTERNOON`S HIGH TIDE...NEARSHORE WAVES WILL CONTINUE TO
INCREASE TO AROUND 20 FEET. HOWEVER...STORM TIDES WILL NOT BE AS
HIGH AS THIS MORNINGS TIDE DUE TO WINDS SHIFTING TO THE NORTH.
NEVERTHELESS...BOTH THE MORNING AND AFTERNOON HIGH TIDES WILL BE
ACCOMPANIED BY MINOR COASTAL FLOODING...MODERATE SPLASH-OVER AND
BEACH EROSION.

THE MOST VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES WILL BE NORTHEAST FACING BEACHES
ALONG COASTAL YORK AND COASTAL ROCKINGHAM COUNTIES WHICH WILL BE
EXPOSED TO LARGE...BATTERING WAVES.

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COASTAL YORK-COASTAL CUMBERLAND-COASTAL ROCKINGHAM-
322 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS
EVENING...

* LOCATION...COASTAL CUMBERLAND...COASTAL YORK AND COASTAL
  ROCKINGHAM COUNTIES.

* IMPACTS...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING AND MODERATE SPLASHOVER AND
  BEACH EROSION ARE LIKELY AROUND HIGH TIDE.

* TIMING...WITHIN A COUPLE HOURS EITHER SIDE OF HIGH TIDES AT 430
  AM AND 530 PM TODAY.

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.

&&

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SAGADAHOC-LINCOLN-KNOX-COASTAL WALDO-
322 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS
EVENING...

* LOCATION...MIDCOAST REGION ALONG THE MAINE COAST.

* IMPACT...SOME SPLASH-OVER AND EROSION NEAR THE TIMES OF HIGH
  TIDE.

* TIMING...WITHIN A COUPLE HOURS EITHER SIDE OF HIGH TIDES
  AROUND 430 AM AND 500 PM TUESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT ONSHORE WINDS AND TIDES
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS ALONG THE SHORE.

&&

$$

SCHWIBS



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