Minor to Moderate Coastal Flooding Friday night, Moderate to Major Saturday morning

February 8, 2013, 12:03 am
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This map illustrates the areas of minor, moderate and potentially major coastal flooding forecast around the times of high tide Friday night and Saturday morning.  High tide times are indicated on the map.

  • Flooding can occur two hours either side of high tide
  • Moderate coastal flooding can have serious impacts to vulnerable areas, major coastal flooding is a rare event
  • Valuable items and documents should be removed from flood prone areas, especially basements
  • Take pictures of flood-prone buildings and valuables in case needed for insurance purposes later
  • Keep in mind that roads out of your neighborhood may become impassable once water rises

Coastal flood statements from the National Weather Service follow the map.

COASTAL_FLOOD_TIDES

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
1116 PM EST THU FEB 7 2013

...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING FOR THE MASSACHUSETTS EAST FACING
COASTLINE AROUND THE TIME OF THE FRIDAY EVENING AND SATURDAY
MORNING HIGH TIDES...

.A POWERFUL COASTAL STORM WILL PRODUCE MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING
FRIDAY EVENING AND MODERATE TO MAJOR COASTAL FLOODING SATURDAY
MORNING ALONG WITH POTENTIALLY SEVERE EROSION. LARGE WAVES
COMBINED WITH A 2 TO 3 FOOT STORM SURGE MAY CAUSE A NUMBER OF
VULNERABLE SHORE ROADS TO BECOME IMPASSABLE FOR A WHILE...AND MAY
CAUSE DAMAGE TO HOMES ALONG THE IMMEDIATE SHORELINE DURING THE
SATURDAY MORNING HIGH TIDE.

MAZ007-015-016-019-022>024-081230-
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EASTERN ESSEX MA-SUFFOLK MA-EASTERN NORFOLK MA-
EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-NANTUCKET MA-
1116 PM EST THU FEB 7 2013

...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM FRIDAY TO
NOON EST SATURDAY...

* LOCATION...EAST FACING COASTLINE OF MASSACHUSETTS

* COASTAL FLOODING...MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING IS LIKELY FOR THE
  FRIDAY EVENING HIGH TIDE AND MODERATE TO MAJOR COASTAL
  FLOODING IS LIKELY FOR THE SATURDAY MORNING HIGH TIDE...WITH
  THE MOST SEVERE IMPACT EXPECTED ALONG EAST AND NORTH FACING
  SHORELINES SOUTH OF BOSTON.

* TIMING...FRIDAY EVENING AND SATURDAY MORNING HIGH TIDES

* IMPACTS...A NUMBER OF SHORE ROADS WILL LIKELY BECOME
  IMPASSABLE FOR A TIME FRIDAY EVENING. COASTAL FLOODING AROUND
  THE SATURDAY MORNING HIGH TIDE WILL LIKELY CAUSE NUMEROUS
  SHORE ROADS TO BECOME IMPASSABLE AND PUT SOME STRUCTURES AT
  RISK ALONG THE IMMEDIATE SHORE...ESPECIALLY THOSE VULNERABLE
  LOCATIONS SOUTH OF BOSTON FROM HULL TO SANDWICH. SEVERE BEACH
  EROSION WILL ALSO OCCUR...ESPECIALLY DURING THE SATURDAY
  MORNING HIGH TIDE.

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.

MAJOR COASTAL FLOODING IS CONSIDERED SEVERE ENOUGH TO CAUSE AT
LEAST SCATTERED STRUCTURAL DAMAGE ALONG WITH WIDESPREAD FLOODING
OF VULNERABLE SHORE ROADS AND/OR BASEMENTS.  SOME VULNERABLE
HOMES MAY BE SEVERELY DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. EVACUATION OF SOME
NEIGHBORHOODS MAY BE NECESSARY.

&&

&&

&&

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
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     9.9    08/09 AM     9.7      0.2      2-3       NONE
    11.1    08/10 PM     8.6      2.5      8-13     MINOR
    12.1    09/10 AM     9.9      2.2       21     MDT-MAJOR
     9.0    09/11 PM     9.0      0.0      8-9       NONE
    10.0    10/11 AM    10.0      0.0      4-5       NONE

GLOUCESTER HARBOR

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
    11.0    08/09 AM    10.7      0.3      3-4       NONE
    12.0    08/10 PM     9.5      2.5     12-18     MINOR
    13.1    09/10 AM    10.9      2.2       21     MODERATE
     9.8    09/11 PM     9.8      0.0     10-12      NONE
    10.9    10/11 AM    10.9      0.0      5-6       NONE

REVERE

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
    11.4    08/09 AM    11.2      0.2      2-3       NONE
    12.5    08/10 PM    10.0      2.5      8-12     MINOR
    14.0    09/10 AM    11.5      2.5       13      MAJOR
    10.3    09/11 PM    10.3      0.0      7-8       NONE
    11.5    10/11 AM    11.5      0.0      4-5       NONE

BOSTON HARBOR

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
    11.4    08/09 AM    11.2      0.2       2        NONE
    12.8    08/10 PM    10.0      2.8      3-4     MODERATE
    14.0    09/10 AM    11.5      2.5       3      MODERATE
    10.3    09/11 PM    10.3      0.0       2        NONE
    11.5    10/11 AM    11.5      0.0       1        NONE

SCITUATE

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
    11.3    08/09 AM    11.0      0.3      3-4      MINOR
    12.6    08/10 PM     9.8      2.8      8-17    MODERATE
    14.2    09/10 AM    11.2      3.0       26      MAJOR
    10.1    09/11 PM    10.1      0.0     10-11      NONE
    11.3    10/11 AM    11.3      0.0      5-6      MINOR

SANDWICH HARBOR

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
    11.1    08/09 AM    10.5      0.6      2-3       NONE
    12.5    08/10 PM     9.4      3.1      7-11    MODERATE
    14.7    09/10 AM    10.7      4.0       20      MAJOR
     9.7    09/11 PM     9.7      0.0      6-7       NONE
    10.8    10/11 AM    10.8      0.0      3-4       NONE

PROVINCETOWN HARBOR

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
    11.4    08/09 AM    11.1      0.3      2-3       NONE
    11.3    08/10 PM     9.9      1.4      7-12     MINOR
    12.6    09/10 AM    11.3      1.3       15     MODERATE
    10.2    09/11 PM    10.2      0.0      8-9       NONE
    11.4    10/11 AM    11.4      0.0      4-5       NONE

CHATHAM - EAST COAST

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     3.8    07/11 PM     3.8      0.0       3        NONE
     6.0    08/10 AM     5.3      0.7      4-6       NONE
     7.4    08/10 PM     4.4      3.0     12-16      NONE
     8.3    09/11 AM     5.3      3.0       32     MDT-MAJOR
     4.6    09/11 PM     4.6      0.0     11-12      NONE
     5.3    10/12 PM     5.3      0.0      7-8       NONE

CHATHAM - SOUTH COAST

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     3.7    07/11 PM     3.7      0.0       2        NONE
     5.6    08/10 AM     5.2      0.4      3-5       NONE
     5.4    08/11 PM     4.2      1.2      8-9       NONE
     5.7    09/11 AM     5.2      0.5       10       NONE
     4.3    09/11 PM     4.3      0.0      5-6       NONE
     5.1    10/12 PM     5.1      0.0      3-4       NONE

BUZZARDS BAY - WOODS HOLE

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     3.1    08/06 AM     2.9      0.2       2        NONE
     2.9    08/06 PM     2.2      0.7      4-6       NONE
     3.0    09/07 AM     2.9      0.1      7-8       NONE
     2.4    10/07 PM     2.4      0.0      3-4       NONE
     2.8    10/08 AM     2.8      0.0       2        NONE
     2.2    10/08 PM     2.2      0.0       1        NONE

VINEYARD HAVEN

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     3.5    08/09 AM     3.0      0.5       3        NONE
     5.1    08/10 PM     2.3      2.8      6-8      MINOR
     3.2    09/10 AM     3.0      0.2       8        NONE
     2.4    09/11 PM     2.4      0.0       3        NONE
     2.9    10/11 AM     2.9      0.0      1-2       NONE

NANTUCKET HARBOR

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     2.9    07/11 PM     2.9      0.0       2        NONE
     4.8    08/10 AM     4.2      0.6      3-5      MINOR
     6.3    08/11 PM     3.3      3.0      8-10    MODERATE
     6.1    09/11 AM     4.2      1.9       10     MODERATE
     3.5    10/12 AM     3.4      0.1      5-6       NONE
     4.2    10/12 PM     4.2      0.0      3-4       NONE

NANTUCKET EAST COAST

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     3.0    07/11 PM     3.0      0.0       3        NONE
     4.8    08/10 AM     4.4      0.4      4-6       NONE
     6.4    08/10 PM     3.4      3.0     12-14    MODERATE
     7.6    09/11 AM     4.4      3.2     22-26     MAJOR
     3.6    09/11 PM     3.6      0.0     10-11      NONE
     4.3    10/12 PM     4.3      0.0      6-7       NONE

NANTUCKET SOUTH COAST

   TOTAL                ASTRO
    TIDE    DAY/TIME     TIDE    SURGE    WAVES      FLOOD
    /FT/                 /FT/     /FT/     /FT/    CATEGORY
  -------  ----------  -------  -------  -------  ----------
     2.8    07/11 PM     2.8      0.0      2-3       NONE
     4.6    08/10 AM     4.2      0.4      4-6       NONE
     4.3    08/10 PM     3.2      1.1     12-14      NONE
     4.6    09/11 AM     4.2      0.4       17       NONE
     3.4    10/12 AM     3.4      0.0      7-8       NONE
     4.1    10/12 PM     4.1      0.0      4-5       NONE

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
307 PM EST THU FEB 7 2013

...SIGNIFICANT COASTAL FLOODING POSSIBLE AT HIGH TIDE SATURDAY
MORNING...

.STRONG LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST LATE
TONIGHT AND FRIDAY...AND MOVE TO JUST SOUTHEAST OF NANTUCKET
MASSACHUSETTS FRIDAY NIGHT AND EARLY SATURDAY. A LONG FETCH OF
STRONG NORTHEASTERLY TO NORTHERN WINDS WILL DEVELOP IN
ASSOCIATION WITH THIS SYSTEM. THIS WILL ALLOW FOR VERY LARGE SEAS
TO DEVELOP THAT MAY COINCIDE WITH HIGH ASTRONOMICAL TIDES.

MEZ023>028-NHZ014-080930-
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/O.NEW.KGYX.CF.W.0002.130209T0900Z-130209T1900Z/
COASTAL YORK-COASTAL CUMBERLAND-SAGADAHOC-LINCOLN-KNOX-
COASTAL WALDO-COASTAL ROCKINGHAM-
307 PM EST THU FEB 7 2013

...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 2 PM EST
SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY HAS ISSUED A COASTAL FLOOD
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 2 PM EST SATURDAY. THE
COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATION...THE MID COAST OF MAINE SOUTHWARD TO THE SEACOAST OF
  NEW HAMPSHIRE.

* COASTAL FLOODING...HIGH TIDE AT PORTLAND IS EXPECTED TO BE 11
  FEET AROUND 10 AM SATURDAY. STRONG NORTH-NORTHEASTERLY WINDS MAY
  PUSH STORM TIDES TO AROUND 13 FEET. OFFSHORE SEAS OF 25 TO 30
  FEET OR MORE IN ADDITION TO THE ALREADY HIGH TIDES ARE EXPECTED
  TO RESULT IN MODERATE TO POSSIBLE MAJOR COASTAL
  FLOODING...ESPECIALLY ALONG THE MAINE COAST SOUTH OF PORTLAND TO
  THE NEW HAMPSHIRE SEACOAST. RESIDENTS ALONG THE COAST IN AREAS
  TYPICALLY PRONE TO SIGNIFICANT COASTAL FLOODING AND BEACH
  EROSION ARE URGED TO PREPARE FOR COASTAL FLOODING...AND TO
  CONSIDER THAT HEAVY SNOW WILL BE OCCURRING AS THE TIDE RISES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A COASTAL FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR
IMMINENT. COASTAL RESIDENTS IN THE WARNED AREA SHOULD BE ALERT...
AS FLOODING...SIGNIFICANT SPLASH OVER...AND BEACH EROSION ARE
EXPECTED.

&&

$$

CEMPA

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
1105 PM EST THU FEB 7 2013

...MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING EXPECTED FRIDAY EVENING...

CTZ009-NYZ071-073-078>081-176-177-081215-
/O.CON.KOKX.CF.W.0001.130208T2300Z-130209T0500Z/
SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD-SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER-BRONX-
NORTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-NORTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-
SOUTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-NORTHERN QUEENS-NORTHERN NASSAU-
1105 PM EST THU FEB 7 2013

...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM FRIDAY TO
MIDNIGHT EST FRIDAY NIGHT...

* LOCATIONS...ALONG LONG ISLAND SOUND AND TWIN FORKS OF LONG
  ISLAND.

* TIDAL DEPARTURES...3 TO 5 FT ABOVE ASTRONOMICAL TIDES.

* WAVE ACTION...3 TO 5 FT WAVES ALONG LONG ISLAND SOUND...AND 5
  TO 7 FT ALONG THE EASTERN ENDS OF THE TWIN FORKS OF LONG
  ISLAND.

* BEACH EROSION...SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION IS LIKELY ALONG THE
  TWIN FORKS OF LONG ISLAND.

* TIMING...DURING THE TIMES OF HIGH TIDE FRIDAY EVENING BETWEEN
  9 AND 11 PM.

* IMPACTS...WIDESPREAD FLOODING OF VULNERABLE SHORE ROADS AND/OR
  BASEMENTS DUE TO HEIGHT OF STORM TIDE AND WAVE ACTION IS
  POSSIBLE. NUMEROUS ROAD CLOSURES MAY BE NEEDED. LIVES MAY BE
  AT RISK FOR PEOPLE WHO PUT THEMSELVES IN HARM/S WAY. ISOLATED
  STRUCTURAL DAMAGE MAY BE OBSERVED...PARTICULARLY ALONG THE
  EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE TWIN FORKS OF LONG ISLAND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A COASTAL FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS EXPECTED OR
OCCURRING. COASTAL RESIDENTS IN THE WARNED AREA SHOULD BE ALERT
FOR RISING WATER...AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO PROTECT LIFE
AND PROPERTY.

&&

...WESTERN L.I. SOUND WATER LEVELS FOR FRIDAY EVENING...

COASTAL............TIME OF......FORECAST TOTAL.....FLOOD.....
LOCATION...........HIGH TIDE.....WATER LEVEL.......CATEGORY..
...................................(MLLW)....................

KINGS POINT NY......1011 PM.........11-13..........MODERATE..
LATTINGTOWN NY......1017 PM.......11.5-12.5........MODERATE..
STAMFORD CT.........950 PM..........11-12..........MODERATE..
BRIDGEPORT CT.......947 PM..........11-12..........MODERATE..

...EAST END WATER LEVELS FOR FRIDAY EVENING...

COASTAL............TIME OF......FORECAST TOTAL.....FLOOD.....
LOCATION...........HIGH TIDE.....WATER LEVEL.......CATEGORY..
...................................(MLLW)....................

MONTAUK POINT NY....711 PM..........5.2-5.7........MODERATE..
ORIENT POINT NY.....818 PM..........5.7-6.2........MODERATE..
RIVERHEAD NY........1039 PM.........6.3-6.8........MODERATE..

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
1105 PM EST THU FEB 7 2013

...MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING EXPECTED FRIDAY EVENING...

NYZ179-081215-
/O.CON.KOKX.CF.W.0001.130208T2100Z-130209T0100Z/
SOUTHERN NASSAU-
1105 PM EST THU FEB 7 2013

...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM TO 8 PM EST
FRIDAY...

* LOCATIONS...ALONG SOUTHERN NASSAU COUNTY COAST.

* TIDAL DEPARTURES...2 TO 4 FT ABOVE ASTRONOMICAL TIDES.

* WAVE ACTION...9 TO 13 FT BREAKING WAVES ALONG THE OCEAN FACING
  BEACHES.

* BEACH EROSION...SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION IS EXPECTED ALONG
  THE OCEAN FACING BEACHES.

* TIMING...DURING THE TIMES OF HIGH TIDE FRIDAY EVENING...
  BETWEEN 6 AND 8 PM.

* IMPACTS...WIDESPREAD FLOODING OF VULNERABLE SHORE ROADS AND/OR
  BASEMENTS DUE TO HEIGHT OF STORM TIDE AND WAVE ACTION IS
  POSSIBLE. NUMEROUS ROAD CLOSURES MAY BE NEEDED. LIVES MAY BE
  AT RISK FOR PEOPLE WHO PUT THEMSELVES IN HARM/S WAY. ISOLATED
  WASHOVERS AND STRUCTURAL DAMAGE MAY BE OBSERVED ALONG THE
  OCEAN FACING BEACHES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A COASTAL FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS EXPECTED OR
OCCURRING. COASTAL RESIDENTS IN THE WARNED AREA SHOULD BE ALERT
FOR RISING WATER...AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO PROTECT LIFE
AND PROPERTY.

&&

...SOUTH SHORE BAYS WATER LEVELS FOR FRIDAY EVENING...

COASTAL............TIME OF......FORECAST TOTAL.....FLOOD.....
LOCATION...........HIGH TIDE.....WATER LEVEL.......CATEGORY..
.................................(MLLW/NGVD).................

E ROCKAWAY INLET NY..220 AM.....7.1-7.6/5.6-6.1....MODERATE..
FREEPORT GAUGE NY....214 AM.....5.9-6.4/5.1-5.6....MODERATE..
POINT LOOKOUT NY.....230 AM.....6.7-7.3/5.6-6.2....MODERATE..

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