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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
203 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...MODERATE TO MAJOR COASTAL FLOODING NORTH AND EAST FACING
SHORELINES OF CAPE COD AND NANTUCKET AND GENERALLY MODERATE
ELSEWHERE ALONG THE MASSACHUSETTS EAST COAST FOR THE LATE
AFTERNOON HIGH TIDE...

MAZ007-015-016-019-022-024-280100-
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EASTERN ESSEX MA-SUFFOLK MA-EASTERN NORFOLK MA-
EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-BARNSTABLE MA-NANTUCKET MA-
203 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EST THIS
EVENING...

* LOCATION...THE EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS COAST INCLUDING CAPE COD
  AND NANTUCKET.

* COASTAL FLOODING...WIDESPREAD MODERATE WITH AREAS OF MAJOR
  COASTAL FLOODING. MOST SERIOUS COASTAL FLOODING EXPECTED NORTH
  SIDE OF CAPE COD FROM SANDWICH TO EASTHAM AND NANTUCKET HARBOR
  AREA. AREAS OF SEVERE EROSION...ESPECIALLY ALONG NORTH AND EAST
  FACING SHORELINES OF CAPE COD AND NANTUCKET.

* TIMING...THROUGH AND AT LEAST A COUPLE OF HOURS BEYOND THE LATE
  AFTERNOON HIGH TIDE.

* IMPACTS...FLOODING OVER 3 FEET DEEP IN SOME SPOTS IS EXPECTED
  ALONG VULNERABLE SHORE ROADS. THERE REMAINS A RISK OF ISOLATED
  STRUCTURAL DAMAGE IN THE MOST VULNERABLE LOCATIONS...ESPECIALLY
  WHERE SHORELINE DEFENSES MAY HAVE BEEN COMPROMISED FROM THE
  EARLY MORNING STORM TIDE. SEVERE BEACH EROSION IS EXPECTED...
  ESPECIALLY IN SUCH LOCATIONS AS PLUM ISLAND...PLYMOUTH...NORTH
  SIDE OF CAPE COD FROM SANDWICH TO EASTHAM...CHATHAM AREA...AND
  PORTIONS OF THE NANTUCKET SHORELINE INCLUDING THE SIASCONSET
  AREA. WE ARE ANTICIPATING IMPACTS FROM THE LATE AFTERNOON HIGH
  TIDE TO BE COMPARABLE TO THE MORNING HIGH TIDE IN MOST
  AREAS...BUT PROBABLY MORE SEVERE ALONG THE CAPE COD NORTH SHORE
  FROM SANDWICH TO EASTHAM AS WELL AS IN THE CHATHAM AND NANTUCKET
  AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A COASTAL FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT MODERATE OR MAJOR COASTAL
FLOODING IS LIKELY. MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING PRODUCES WIDESPREAD
FLOODING OF VULNERABLE SHORE ROADS AND/OR BASEMENTS DUE TO THE
HEIGHT OF STORM TIDE AND/OR WAVE ACTION. NUMEROUS ROAD CLOSURES
ARE NEEDED. LIVES MAY BE AT RISK FOR PEOPLE WHO PUT THEMSELVES IN
HARMS WAY. ISOLATED STRUCTURAL DAMAGE MAY BE OBSERVED.

&&

&&

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

NEWBURYPORT

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
    11.1    27/05 PM     8.2      2.9     15-23     MODERATE
    10.5    28/06 AM     8.9      1.6      7-11      MINOR
     7.8    28/06 PM     7.7      0.1       5         NONE
     8.7    29/07 AM     8.7      0.0      2-3        NONE
     7.4    29/07 PM     7.4      0.0       2         NONE
     8.6    30/08 AM     8.6      0.0       2         NONE

GLOUCESTER HARBOR

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
    11.5    27/05 PM     9.0      2.5     14-24    MINOR-MDT
    10.8    28/05 AM     9.8      1.0      9-14       NONE
     8.6    28/06 PM     8.5      0.1      5-6        NONE
     9.6    29/07 AM     9.6      0.0      2-3        NONE
     8.3    29/07 PM     8.3      0.0       2         NONE
     9.5    30/08 AM     9.5      0.0       3         NONE

REVERE

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
    12.3    27/05 PM     9.4      2.7     20-21    MINOR-MDT
    11.1    28/06 AM    10.1      1.0      7-10       NONE
     9.1    28/06 PM     9.0      0.1      4-5        NONE
     9.9    29/07 AM     9.9      0.0      2-3        NONE
     8.8    29/07 PM     8.7      0.1      1-2        NONE
     9.9    30/08 AM     9.9      0.0       2         NONE

BOSTON HARBOR

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
    12.4    27/05 PM     9.5      2.7       2        MINOR
    11.2    28/05 AM    10.2      1.0      2-3        NONE
     9.2    28/06 PM     9.1      0.1      2-3        NONE
    10.0    29/06 AM    10.0      0.0       1         NONE
     8.9    29/07 PM     8.8      0.1       1         NONE
    10.0    30/08 AM    10.0      0.0       1         NONE

SCITUATE

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
    13.0    27/05 PM     9.4      3.5     22-29    MDT-MAJOR
    12.0    28/06 AM    10.2      1.8      8-13      MINOR
     9.5    28/06 PM     8.9      0.6      5-6        NONE
    10.0    29/07 AM    10.0      0.0      2-3        NONE
     8.8    29/07 PM     8.7      0.1       2         NONE
     9.9    30/08 AM     9.9      0.0       2         NONE

SANDWICH HARBOR

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
    13.2    27/05 PM     8.7      4.5     18-26      MAJOR
    11.6    28/05 AM     9.3      2.3      6-11      MINOR
     9.3    28/06 PM     8.2      1.1       4         NONE
     9.2    29/06 AM     9.1      0.1       2         NONE
     8.0    29/07 PM     8.0      0.0       1         NONE
     9.1    30/08 AM     9.1      0.0       1         NONE

PROVINCETOWN HARBOR

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
    12.4    27/05 PM     9.4      3.0      4-5     MINOR-MDT
    10.4    28/06 AM    10.1      0.3      1-2        NONE
     9.0    28/06 PM     9.0      0.0       1         NONE
     9.8    29/07 AM     9.8      0.0      1-2        NONE
     8.7    29/07 PM     8.7      0.0       2         NONE
     9.7    30/08 AM     9.7      0.0       2         NONE

CHATHAM - EAST COAST

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     9.9    27/06 PM     6.0      3.9     21-24    MDT-MAJOR
     8.6    28/06 AM     6.7      1.9      9-16      MINOR
     6.4    28/07 PM     5.7      0.7      5-7        NONE
     6.6    29/07 AM     6.6      0.0      3-4        NONE
     5.5    29/08 PM     5.5      0.0       2         NONE
     6.6    30/08 AM     6.6      0.0       3         NONE

CHATHAM - SOUTH COAST

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     6.6    27/06 PM     4.0      2.6      4-5        NONE
     4.6    28/07 AM     4.6      0.0      2-3        NONE
     3.8    28/07 PM     3.8      0.0       2         NONE
     4.6    29/07 AM     4.6      0.0      1-2        NONE
     3.7    29/08 PM     3.7      0.0      1-2        NONE
     4.6    30/08 AM     4.6      0.0       2         NONE

BUZZARDS BAY - WOODS HOLE

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     2.4    27/06 PM     0.8      1.6      5-6        NONE
     2.2    28/03 AM     1.9      0.3      2-3        NONE
     1.4    28/03 PM     1.4      0.0       1         NONE
     1.9    29/04 AM     1.9      0.0       1         NONE
     1.3    29/04 PM     1.3      0.0       1         NONE
     2.3    30/05 AM     1.9      0.4       1         NONE

WINGS NECK

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     5.1    27/03 PM     3.5      1.6       3         NONE
     4.3    28/03 AM     4.0      0.3      2-3        NONE
     3.2    28/04 PM     3.2      0.0       1         NONE
     3.9    29/05 AM     3.9      0.0       1         NONE
     3.1    29/05 PM     3.1      0.0       1         NONE
     4.4    30/06 AM     4.0      0.4       1         NONE

NANTUCKET HARBOR

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     7.0    27/06 PM     3.0      4.0      8-9     MDT-MAJOR
     5.5    28/07 AM     3.4      2.1      4-6       MINOR
     3.5    28/07 PM     2.9      0.6      2-3        NONE
     3.4    29/08 AM     3.4      0.0      1-2        NONE
     2.8    29/08 PM     2.8      0.0       1         NONE
     3.3    30/09 AM     3.3      0.0       2         NONE

NANTUCKET EAST COAST - EROSION IMPACTS

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     7.0    27/06 PM     3.1      3.9     19-22    MDT-MAJOR
     5.1    28/06 AM     3.3      1.8      7-13      MINOR
     2.9    28/07 PM     2.9      0.0      4-5        NONE
     3.2    29/07 AM     3.2      0.0      3-4        NONE
     2.8    29/08 PM     2.8      0.0       2         NONE
     3.2    30/08 AM     3.2      0.0       3         NONE

NANTUCKET - MADAKET AREA EROSION IMPACTS

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     4.4    27/06 PM     2.3      2.1       8         NONE
     2.4    28/06 AM     2.4      0.0      4-5        NONE
     2.2    28/07 PM     2.2      0.0      2-3        NONE
     2.4    29/07 AM     2.4      0.0      1-2        NONE
     2.1    29/08 PM     2.1      0.0      1-2        NONE
     2.4    30/08 AM     2.4      0.0       2         NONE

$$

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