Friday, May 6, 2016

NWS - Coastal Flood Warning in effect for tonight's 9 pm high tide

Event:Coastal Flood Warning
Alert:
...WIDESPREAD MINOR TO MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING TONIGHT... 
 
...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM TO 11 PM EDT THIS 
EVENING... 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A COASTAL FLOOD 
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM TO 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING. 
THE COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. 
 
* LOCATIONS...ALONG THE SOUTHERN BAYS AND TIDAL STRAITS OF 
SOUTHERN NASSAU...QUEENS...AND BROOKLYN. 
 
* TIDAL DEPARTURES...1 TO 1 1/2 FEET ABOVE ASTRONOMICAL TIDE 
HEIGHTS. 
 
* TIMING...AROUND THE TIMES OF HIGH TIDE BETWEEN 7 AMD 11 PM. 
 
* IMPACTS...WIDESPREAD FLOODING OF VULNERABLE SHORE ROADS AND/OR 
PROPERTIES DUE TO HEIGHT OF STORM TIDE AND/OR WAVE ACTION. 
NUMEROUS ROAD CLOSURES ARE NEEDED. LIVES MAY BE AT RISK FOR 
PEOPLE WHO PUT THEMSELVES IN HARM/S WAY. ISOLATED STRUCTURAL 
DAMAGE MAY BE OBSERVED. THIS TYPE OF EVENT IS COVERED BY A 
COASTAL FLOOD WARNING. 
 
...SOUTH SHORE BAYS WATER LEVELS FOR THIS EVENING... 
COASTAL............TIME OF.......FORECAST TOTAL........FLOOD..... 
LOCATION...........HIGH TIDE.......WATER LEVEL.........CATEGORY.. 
 
...................................(MLLW/NGVD)................... 
FREEPORT GAUGE NY.....902 PM.....5.7-6.1/4.9-5.3.......MODERATE.. 
POINT LOOKOUT NY......823 PM.....6.2-6.6/..............MODERATE.. 
JAMAICA BAY NY........904 PM.....8.5-8.9/..............MODERATE.. 
ROCKAWAY INLET NY.....824 PM.....8.0-8.4/..............MINOR..... 
E ROCKAWAY NY.........817 PM.....6.8-7.2/..............MODERATE..

Instructions: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.
Target Area:
Kings (Brooklyn)
Southern Nassau
Southern Queens

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