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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
533 PM EDT THU SEP 29 2016


MDZ025-VAZ099-100-300400-
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MARYLAND BEACHES-ACCOMACK-NORTHAMPTON-
533 PM EDT THU SEP 29 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A COASTAL FLOOD WARNING...
WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT.

* LOCATION: OCEAN SIDE OF WORCESTER COUNTY MARYLAND AND ACCOMACK AND
  NORTHAMPTON COUNTIES OF VIRGINIA.

* HAZARDS: MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING...A HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS...AND
  DANGEROUS SHORE BREAK.

* TIMING: COASTAL FLOODING WITHIN A FEW HOURS EITHER SIDE OF HIGH TIDE FROM
  700 PM THIS EVENING UNTIL MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. ADDITIONAL TIDAL FLOODING
  POSSIBLE LATER FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY. HIGHEST THREAT FOR RIP CURRENTS
  OCCURS WITHIN THE FEW HOURS PRIOR TO LOW TIDE...ALTHOUGH DANGEROUS
  RIP CURRENTS WILL BE POSSIBLE AT ANY TIME THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS: INUNDATION OF WATER IN AND NEAR LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS COULD LEAD
  TO ROAD CLOSURES AND FLOODING OF PROPERTY. DANGEROUS SHOREBREAK OF 4 FEET OR
  GREATER CAN CAUSE NECK AND SPINAL INJURIES...AFFECTING EVEN THE MOST ABLE
  SWIMMERS.

* SURF HEIGHT: 5 TO 7 FEET.

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. IN ADDITION...THE COMBINATION
OF HIGH WATER AND HIGH WAVES WILL RESULT IN BEACH EROSION...AND DAMAGE TO DOCKS
AND PIERS IN LOCATIONS EXPOSED TO HIGH WATER AND WAVE ACTION.

A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS ISSUED WHEN THREATS SUCH AS RIP CURRENTS...
LONGSHORE CURRENTS...LARGE BREAKING WAVES AND OTHER HAZARDS ARE POSSIBLE.
CAUTION SHOULD BE USED WHEN IN OR NEAR THE WATER.

PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE NEW BEACH
HAZARDS STATEMENT...

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=CHMBHS

&&

&&

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.

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

                TOTAL   ASTRO
   DAY/TIME      TIDE    TIDE    SURGE    WAVES    FLOOD
                 /FT/    /FT/    /FT/     /FT/     CATEGORY
  ----------   ------- -------  -------  -------  ----------
   29/08 PM      5.0     2.4      2.6      7-8     MODERATE
   30/08 AM      4.6     2.4      2.2      5-7      MINOR
   30/09 PM      4.1     2.4      1.7       4       MINOR
   01/09 AM      3.8     2.4      1.4      3-4      MINOR
   01/09 PM      3.4     2.3      1.1       4        NONE
   02/10 AM      3.2     2.4      0.8       3        NONE

SAXIS VA

                TOTAL   ASTRO
   DAY/TIME      TIDE    TIDE    SURGE    WAVES    FLOOD
                 /FT/    /FT/    /FT/     /FT/     CATEGORY
  ----------   ------- -------  -------  -------  ----------
   30/12 AM      4.0     2.7      1.3      2-3
   30/01 PM      4.4     2.8      1.6      1-2
   01/01 AM      4.0     2.7      1.3       1
   01/01 PM      4.1     2.8      1.3       1
   02/01 AM      3.7     2.6      1.1       1
   02/02 PM      3.8     2.8      1.0       1

NASSAWADOX CREEK AT BAYFORD VA
MINOR 3.0 FT, MODERATE 3.5 FT, MAJOR 4.5 FT

                TOTAL   ASTRO
   DAY/TIME      TIDE    TIDE    SURGE    WAVES    FLOOD
                 /FT/    /FT/    /FT/     /FT/     CATEGORY
  ----------   ------- -------  -------  -------  ----------
   29/11 PM      3.7     1.9      1.8      2-3     MODERATE
   30/11 AM      3.5     1.9      1.6       1      MODERATE
   01/12 AM      3.1     1.8      1.3       1       MINOR
   01/12 PM      3.1     1.9      1.2       1       MINOR
   02/12 AM      2.8     1.8      1.0       1       MINOR
   02/12 PM      2.9     2.0      0.9       1       MINOR

KIPTOPEKE VA
MINOR 4.5 FT, MODERATE 5.0 FT, MAJOR 5.5 FT

                TOTAL   ASTRO
   DAY/TIME      TIDE    TIDE    SURGE    WAVES    FLOOD
                 /FT/    /FT/    /FT/     /FT/     CATEGORY
  ----------   ------- -------  -------  -------  ----------
   29/09 PM      4.9     3.1      1.8       3      MODERATE
   30/09 AM      4.7     3.2      1.5       1       MINOR
   30/09 PM      4.4     3.1      1.3       1       MINOR
   01/10 AM      4.5     3.3      1.2       1       MINOR
   01/10 PM      4.0     3.0      1.0      1-2       NONE
   02/10 AM      4.1     3.3      0.8       1        NONE

CHINCOTEAGUE INLET VA
MINOR 4.5 FT, MODERATE 5.0 FT, MAJOR 6.0 FT

                TOTAL   ASTRO
   DAY/TIME      TIDE    TIDE    SURGE    WAVES    FLOOD
                 /FT/    /FT/    /FT/     /FT/     CATEGORY
  ----------   ------- -------  -------  -------  ----------
   29/08 PM      4.7     2.4      2.3      4-6      MINOR
   30/08 AM      4.4     2.4      2.0      3-4      MINOR
   30/09 PM      3.9     2.3      1.6       3       MINOR
   01/09 AM      3.9     2.5      1.4       2       MINOR
   01/09 PM      3.4     2.3      1.1       2        NONE
   02/10 AM      3.3     2.5      0.8       2        NONE

WACHAPREAGUE VA
MINOR 6.5 FT, MODERATE 7.5 FT, MAJOR 8.0 FT

                TOTAL   ASTRO
   DAY/TIME      TIDE    TIDE    SURGE    WAVES    FLOOD
                 /FT/    /FT/    /FT/     /FT/     CATEGORY
  ----------   ------- -------  -------  -------  ----------
   29/08 PM      7.0     4.7      2.3      4-5      MINOR
   30/09 AM      6.8     4.9      1.9       3       MINOR
   30/09 PM      6.2     4.7      1.5       3        NONE
   01/09 AM      6.2     4.9      1.3       2        NONE
   01/10 PM      5.6     4.6      1.0       2        NONE
   02/10 AM      5.6     4.9      0.7       2        NONE

OYSTER VA
MINOR 7.0 FT, MODERATE 7.5 FT, MAJOR 8.5 FT

                TOTAL   ASTRO
   DAY/TIME      TIDE    TIDE    SURGE    WAVES    FLOOD
                 /FT/    /FT/    /FT/     /FT/     CATEGORY
  ----------   ------- -------  -------  -------  ----------
   29/08 PM      7.2     5.2      2.0      1-2      MINOR
   30/09 AM      7.0     5.2      1.8       1       MINOR
   30/09 PM      6.6     5.2      1.4       1        NONE
   01/09 AM      6.5     5.3      1.2       1        NONE
   01/10 PM      6.1     5.1      1.0       1        NONE
   02/10 AM      6.1     5.4      0.7       1        NONE

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