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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
544 PM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

NCZ102-VAZ098-071200-
/O.NEW.KAKQ.CF.Y.0003.160207T1800Z-160208T1500Z/
/O.NEW.KAKQ.SU.Y.0002.160207T1800Z-160208T1500Z/
OUTER BANKS CURRITUCK-VIRGINIA BEACH-
544 PM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM SUNDAY TO 10 AM EST MONDAY...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM SUNDAY TO 10 AM EST MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A HIGH SURF ADVISORY...
WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM SUNDAY TO 10 AM EST MONDAY. A COASTAL FLOOD
ADVISORY HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM
1 PM SUNDAY TO 10 AM EST MONDAY.

* LOCATION: SANDBRIDGE BEACH SOUTH INTO OUTER BANKS CURRITUCK.

* TIMING: MINOR TO POSSIBLY MODERATE FLOODING EXPECTED WITHIN A
  FEW HOURS EITHER SIDE OF THE HIGH TIDE CYCLE SUNDAY EVENING AND MONDAY
  MORNING.

* WAVES: NEARSHORE SURF OF 8 TO 10 FEET WILL LEAD TO BEACH EROSION.

* IMPACTS: INUNDATION OF WATER IN AND NEAR LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS COULD LEAD
  TO ROAD CLOSURES AND FLOODING OF PROPERTY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN THE ADVISORY
AREA. LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION WILL ALSO BE
POSSIBLE.

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT ONSHORE WINDS...WAVE ACTION AND / OR
TIDES 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.

&&

&&

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.


CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE TUNNEL VA
MINOR 5.0 FT, MODERATE 5.5 FT, MAJOR 6.0 FT

                TOTAL   ASTRO
   DAY/TIME      TIDE    TIDE    SURGE    WAVES    FLOOD
                 /FT/    /FT/    /FT/     /FT/     CATEGORY
  ----------   ------- -------  -------  -------  ----------
   06/07 PM      2.8     2.3      0.5       2        NONE
   07/07 AM      3.8     2.9      0.9       3        NONE
   07/08 PM      4.1     2.4      1.7      5-6       NONE
   08/08 AM      4.5     3.0      1.5      3-5       NONE
   08/08 PM      3.7     2.6      1.1       2        NONE
   09/09 AM      4.0     3.1      0.9       2        NONE

DUCK NC
MINOR 5.5 FT, MODERATE 6.0 FT, MAJOR 6.5 FT

                TOTAL   ASTRO
   DAY/TIME      TIDE    TIDE    SURGE    WAVES    FLOOD
                 /FT/    /FT/    /FT/     /FT/     CATEGORY
  ----------   ------- -------  -------  -------  ----------
   06/06 PM      3.3     3.0      0.3       3        NONE
   07/06 AM      4.7     3.9      0.8      4-5       NONE
   07/07 PM      5.4     3.2      2.2      8-9      MINOR
   08/07 AM      5.9     4.0      1.9      8-10    MODERATE
   08/07 PM      4.3     3.4      0.9      6-7       NONE
   09/08 AM      4.8     4.1      0.7       4        NONE

$$

$$


JM

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