Thursday, May 5, 2016

NWS: Coastal Flood "Watch" for Friday night's high tide (Moderate Flooding forecast)

Event:

 
[NOTE: A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 
10 PM THIS EVENING...THIS ALERT IS FOR FRIDAY EVENING'S 
HIGH TIDE] 
 
...COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FRIDAY EVENING... 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A COASTAL FLOOD 
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FRIDAY EVENING. 
 
* LOCATIONS...AREAS ALONG LOWER NEW YORK BAY AND RARITAN 
BAY...JAMAICA BAY...AND THE BACK BAYS AND TIDAL STRAITS OF 
SOUTHERN NASSAU. 
 
* TIDAL DEPARTURES...1 TO 1 1/2 FEET ABOVE ASTRONOMICAL TIDE 
HEIGHTS. 
 
* TIMING...MINOR TO LOCALIZED MODERATE FLOODING SHOULD OCCUR 
DURING THE HIGH TIDES BETWEEN 7 AND 10 PM THIS EVENING. MORE 
WIDESPREAD MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING IS POSSIBLE AROUND THE 
TIMES OF HIGH TIDE FRIDAY NIGHT. 
 
* IMPACTS...WIDESPREAD FLOODING OF SHORE ROADS AND/OR BASEMENTS 
DUE TO HEIGHT OF STORM TIDE. 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. 
 
...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.....812 PM.....5.7-6.1/4.9-5.3.......MODERATE.. 
POINT LOOKOUT NY......715 PM.....6.6-7.0/..............MODERATE.. 
JAMAICA BAY NY........814 PM.....8.3-8.7/..............MINOR..... 
ROCKAWAY INLET NY.....734 PM.....7.8-8.2/..............MINOR..... 
E ROCKAWAY NY.........728 PM.....6.8-7.2/..............MODERATE.. 
 
...SOUTH SHORE BAYS WATER LEVELS FOR FRIDAY EVENING... 
COASTAL............TIME OF.......FORECAST TOTAL........FLOOD..... 
LOCATION...........HIGH TIDE.......WATER LEVEL.........CATEGORY.. 
 
...................................(MLLW/NGVD)................... 
FREEPORT GAUGE NY.....902 PM.....5.6-6.0/4.8-5.2.......MODERATE.. 
POINT LOOKOUT NY......823 PM.....7.1-7.5/..............MODERATE.. 
JAMAICA BAY NY........904 PM.....9.0-9.4/..............MODERATE.. 
ROCKAWAY INLET NY.....824 PM.....8.4-8.8/..............MODERATE.. 
E ROCKAWAY NY.........817 PM.....6.4-7.8/..............MODERATE..

Instructions:A COASTAL FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR FLOODING ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP. COASTAL RESIDENTS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR LATER STATEMENTS OR WARNINGS...AND TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT PROPERTY.

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