Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Wakefield, VA

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WHUS41 KAKQ 231002
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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
602 AM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

MDZ024-025-231500-
/O.CON.KAKQ.CF.Y.0032.000000T0000Z-141023T1500Z/
INLAND WORCESTER-MARYLAND BEACHES-
602 AM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT THIS
MORNING...

* LOCATION...WORCESTER COUNTY...MAINLY ALONG THE SHORELINES OF
ASSAWOMAN AND CHINCOTEAGUE BAYS AND ADJACENT OCEAN INLETS.

* COASTAL FLOODING...MINOR FLOODING POSSIBLE WITHIN 1 TO 2 HOURS
 ON EITHER SIDE OF HIGH TIDE THIS MORNING.

* TIMING...TIDAL DEPARTURES WILL AVERAGE AROUND 1.5 FT ABOVE
  NORMAL DURING HIGH TIDE THIS MORNING. AT OCEAN CITY...HIGH TIDE
  OCCURS AT 738 AM EDT. A PEAK WATER LEVEL OF AROUND 4.2 FEET
  MLLW IS EXPECTED. MINOR FLOODING BEGINS AT 4.0 FEET MLLW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT ONSHORE WINDS...TIDES AND
/ OR WAVE ACTION WILL COMBINE TO CREATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS
ALONG THE SHORE...AND NEAR TIDAL RIVERS AND CREEKS. BE PREPARED
FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF ROAD CLOSURES AND MINOR FLOODING OF
PROPERTIES. IF TRAVEL IS NECESSARY...DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DRIVE
THROUGH WATER OF UNKNOWN DEPTH.

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ALL TIDE HEIGHTS ARE RELATIVE TO MEAN LOWER LOW WATER.
TIME OF HIGH TOTAL TIDES ARE APPROXIMATE TO THE NEAREST HOUR.
FLOOD CATEGORY BASED ON TOTAL TIDE.

OCEAN CITY INLET MD
MINOR 4.0 FT, MODERATE 5.0 FT, SEVERE 6.0 FT

                TOTAL    ASTRO
    DAY/TIME     TIDE     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
   ----------  -------   ------- -------  -------  ----------
    23/08 AM     4.2      2.6      1.6      5-6      MINOR
    23/08 PM     3.4      2.3      1.1       4        NONE
    24/08 AM     3.3      2.6      0.8       3        NONE
    24/09 PM     2.8      2.2      0.6       2        NONE
    25/10 AM     3.2      2.7      0.6       2        NONE
    25/10 PM     2.4      2.2      0.2       2        NONE

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