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Minor to Moderate Coastal Flooding Friday Night, Moderate to Major Saturday Morning

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    NEWSLETTERS

    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-
    /O.CON.KBOX.CF.W.0001.130209T0100Z-130209T1700Z/
    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-
    /O.UPG.KGYX.CF.A.0001.130209T0500Z-130209T2200Z/
    /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..