Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
142 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017


MDZ017-231445-
/O.NEW.KLWX.CF.Y.0002.170123T1300Z-170124T0800Z/
ST. MARYS-
142 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO
3 AM EST TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC HAS
ISSUED A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM
THIS MORNING TO 3 AM EST TUESDAY.

* LOCATION...COASTAL LOCATIONS OF ST. MARYS COUNTY ALONG THE
  POTOMAC RIVER.

* TIDAL DEPARTURE...UP TO 1.5 FT ABOVE ASTRONOMICAL NORMAL.

* TIMING... A COUPLE HOURS ON EITHER SIDE OF THE MORNING AND
  EVENING HIGH TIDE CYCLES...WHICH ARE AT 1100 AM AND 1134 PM AT
  PINEY POINT.

* IMPACTS...MINOR TIDAL INUNDATION. WATER BEGINS TO GO OVER
  PORTIONS OF THE BULKHEAD NEAR THE STRAITS POINT BRIDGE...AND
  ALSO COVERS YARDS IN THE ST GEORGES CREEK AND ST MARYS RIVER
  AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

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FORECAST TIDES ARE REFERENCED TO MEAN LOWER LOW WATER
(MLLW) AND MEAN HIGHER HIGH WATER (MHHW) UNLESS
OTHERWISE NOTED. TIME OF HIGH TOTAL TIDE IS
APPROXIMATE TO NEAREST HOUR. TOTAL TIDE COMBINES THE
NORMAL TIDE AND DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL. FLOOD IMPACT
IS BASED ON THE TOTAL TIDE AND WAVES WHERE APPLICABLE.

STRAITS POINT MD
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 2.7 FT, MODERATE 3.5 FT, MAJOR 5.0 FT
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 1.1 FT, MODERATE 1.9 FT, MAJOR 3.4 FT

             TOTAL      TOTAL    DEPARTURE
 DAY/TIME    TIDE       TIDE     FROM NORM   WAVES    FLOOD
            FT MLLW    FT MHHW       FT       FT      IMPACT
 --------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  -------
 23/10 AM     2.8        1.2        1.6       3.0     MINOR
 23/11 PM     3.1        1.5        2.0       1.0     MINOR
 24/11 AM     2.5        0.9        1.3       2.0      NONE
 25/12 AM     2.3        0.7        1.2       1.0      NONE
 25/11 AM     2.5        0.9        1.3       1.0      NONE

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