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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
329 PM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...MINOR WITH ISOLATED POCKETS OF MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING ARE
POSSIBLE DURING THE SATURDAY EVENING AND EARLY SUNDAY MORNING
HIGH TIDE CYCLES...

MAZ007-015-016-019-022-024-010330-
/O.CON.KBOX.CF.A.0003.141101T2200Z-141102T1400Z/
EASTERN ESSEX MA-SUFFOLK MA-EASTERN NORFOLK MA-
EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-BARNSTABLE MA-NANTUCKET MA-
329 PM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...COASTAL FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING
THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

* LOCATION...THE EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS COAST INCLUDING THE NORTH
  FACING PORTIONS OF CAPE COD AND NANTUCKET.

* COASTAL FLOODING...MINOR WITH ISOLATED POCKETS OF MODERATE
  COASTAL FLOODING ARE POSSIBLE. THE HIGHEST RISK AREA APPEARS
  TO BE IN THE SCITUATE AND HULL AREAS. BEACH EROSION IS ALSO
  EXPECTED.

* TIMING...DURING THE SATURDAY EVENING AND EARLY SUNDAY MORNING
  HIGH TIDE CYCLES. WHILE BOTH HIGH TIDE CYCLES ARE A
  CONCERN...THE LATEST DATA SUGGESTS THE SATURDAY EVENING HIGH
  TIDE WILL POSE THE GREATEST RISK.

* IMPACTS...SOME OF THE MOST VULNERABLE SHORE ROADS MAY BE
  FLOODED AND IMPASSABLE FOR A TIME DURING THE TIMES OF HIGH
  TIDE. BASEMENT FLOODING IS ALSO POSSIBLE ALONG WITH BEACH
  EROSION.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A COASTAL FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR
MODERATE OR MAJOR COASTAL FLOODING.  MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING
PRODUCES FLOODING OF VULNERABLE SHORE ROADS AND/OR BASEMENTS DUE
TO THE HEIGHT OF STORM TIDE AND/OR WAVE ACTION.

&&

&&

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
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     8.9    31/06 PM     8.9      0.0      1-2       NONE
     8.8    01/07 AM     8.3      0.5      3-5       NONE
    11.0    01/07 PM     8.7      2.3     12-15     MINOR
    10.7    02/08 AM     8.6      2.1     10-14     MINOR
     8.7    02/08 PM     8.7      0.0      4-5       NONE

GLOUCESTER HARBOR

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     9.5    31/06 PM     9.5      0.0       2        NONE
     9.5    01/06 AM     9.0      0.5      3-5       NONE
    11.8    01/07 PM     9.4      2.4     11-14     MINOR
    11.5    02/08 AM     9.4      2.1     11-13     MINOR
     9.5    02/08 PM     9.5      0.0      5-6       NONE

REVERE

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
    10.1    31/06 PM    10.0      0.1      1-2       NONE
    10.1    01/07 AM     9.5      0.6      3-4       NONE
    12.4    01/07 PM     9.9      2.5      7-9      MINOR
    12.0    02/08 AM     9.8      2.2      7-8      MINOR
    10.0    02/08 PM    10.0      0.0       4        NONE

BOSTON HARBOR

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
    10.3    31/06 PM    10.2      0.1       1        NONE
    10.3    01/07 AM     9.7      0.6      1-2       NONE
    12.7    01/07 PM    10.2      2.5       3       MINOR
    12.3    02/08 AM    10.1      2.2       3       MINOR
    10.3    02/08 PM    10.3      0.0      2-3       NONE

SCITUATE

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     9.7    31/06 PM     9.6      0.1       2        NONE
     9.7    01/07 AM     9.1      0.6      3-5       NONE
    12.1    01/07 PM     9.6      2.5     12-16    MINOR-MDT
    11.7    02/08 AM     9.5      2.2     14-18     MINOR
     9.7    02/08 PM     9.7      0.0      5-6       NONE

SANDWICH HARBOR

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     9.4    31/06 PM     9.3      0.1      1-2       NONE
     9.4    01/06 AM     8.9      0.5      2-3       NONE
    11.6    01/07 PM     9.3      2.3      7-11     MINOR
    11.1    02/08 AM     9.2      1.9      9-11     MINOR
     9.4    02/08 PM     9.4      0.0       5        NONE

PROVINCETOWN HARBOR

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
    10.2    31/06 PM    10.2      0.0      1-2       NONE
    10.3    01/07 AM     9.7      0.6      3-4       NONE
    12.6    01/07 PM    10.2      2.4      7-11    MINOR-MDT
    12.2    02/08 AM    10.0      2.2      9-11     MINOR
    10.2    02/08 PM    10.2      0.0       6        NONE

CHATHAM - EAST COAST

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     6.5    31/07 PM     6.4      0.1      2-3       NONE
     6.4    01/07 AM     5.9      0.5      4-6       NONE
     8.6    01/08 PM     6.3      2.3     13-14     MINOR
     8.1    02/08 AM     6.2      1.9     14-16     MINOR
     6.3    02/09 PM     6.3      0.0      7-8       NONE

CHATHAM - SOUTH COAST

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     4.5    31/06 PM     4.4      0.1      1-2       NONE
     4.5    31/07 PM     4.4      0.1       2        NONE
     4.6    01/07 AM     4.1      0.5      2-3       NONE
     6.7    01/08 PM     4.4      2.3       5        NONE
     6.1    02/08 AM     4.3      1.8       5        NONE
     4.4    02/09 PM     4.4      0.0       4        NONE

BUZZARDS BAY - WOODS HOLE

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     2.2    31/03 PM     2.2      0.0       1        NONE
     2.4    01/04 AM     2.0      0.4       1        NONE
     3.7    01/04 PM     2.2      1.5      2-4       NONE
     3.0    02/05 AM     2.1      0.9       2        NONE
     2.1    02/05 PM     2.1      0.0      2-3       NONE
     2.4    03/05 AM     2.4      0.0       2        NONE

WINGS NECK

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     4.1    31/04 PM     4.0      0.1       1        NONE
     4.0    01/04 AM     3.7      0.3       1        NONE
     5.4    01/05 PM     3.9      1.5      2-3       NONE
     4.8    02/05 AM     3.9      0.9      2-3       NONE
     3.9    02/06 PM     3.9      0.0       2        NONE
     4.3    03/06 AM     4.3      0.0       2        NONE

NANTUCKET HARBOR

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     3.5    31/07 PM     3.4      0.1       2        NONE
     3.7    01/07 AM     3.2      0.5       3        NONE
     5.7    01/08 PM     3.4      2.3      5-6      MINOR
     5.0    02/09 AM     3.3      1.7       5       MINOR
     3.4    02/09 PM     3.4      0.0       4        NONE

NANTUCKET EAST COAST - EROSION IMPACTS

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     3.4    31/07 PM     3.3      0.1      2-3       NONE
     3.6    01/07 AM     3.1      0.5      4-5       NONE
     5.6    01/08 PM     3.3      2.3      9-10     MINOR
     4.9    02/08 AM     3.2      1.7      9-10      NONE
     3.3    02/09 PM     3.3      0.0       7        NONE

NANTUCKET - MADAKET AREA EROSION IMPACTS

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     2.6    31/06 PM     2.5      0.1       2        NONE
     2.8    01/07 AM     2.3      0.5      2-3       NONE
     4.7    01/08 PM     2.5      2.2       6        NONE
     4.0    02/08 AM     2.4      1.6      5-6       NONE
     2.5    02/09 PM     2.5      0.0      5-6       NONE

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