Coastal Flood Watch

Last Updated: 03:39 AM. Wednesday, Jan 03, 2018 EST

Until 03:00 AM. Thursday, Jan 04, 2018

MAZ007-015-016-019-022>024-031645- /O.CON.KBOX.CF.A.0001.180104T1600Z-180104T2000Z/ EASTERN ESSEX MA-SUFFOLK MA-EASTERN NORFOLK MA- EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-NANTUCKET MA- 335 AM EST Wed Jan 3 2018 ...COASTAL FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON... * LOCATION...MASSACHUSETTS EAST COAST FOR EAST AND NORTH FACING SHORELINES. * TIDAL DEPARTURE...GENERALLY 1.5 TO 2 FEET NORTH OF BOSTON AND AROUND 2 FEET SOUTH OF BOSTON. * TIMING...WITHIN A COUPLE OF HOURS OF THE THURSDAY HIGH TIDE, WHICH OCCURS BETWEEN 12:30 PM AND 2 PM AT MOST MASSACHUSETTS EAST COAST LOCATIONS. * COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...MODERATE IMPACTS ARE POSSIBLE. FAIRLY WIDESPREAD FLOODING OF VULNERABLE SHORE ROADS AND BASEMENTS MAY OCCUR. A FEW LOW SPOTS COULD BE INUNDATED UP TO 3 FEET. WAVES COULD DAMAGE VULNERABLE DECKS, STAIRS, AND DOCKS NEAR THE WATER LINE. IN A FEW SPOTS, SEA ICE CHUNKS MAY EXACERBATE DAMAGE TO BEACH ACCESS STAIRS AND OTHER ESPECIALLY VULNERABLE STRUCTURES. ANY STANDING WATER THAT IS SLOW TO DRAIN AFTER THE HIGH TIDE WILL FREEZE. * SHORELINE IMPACTS...SOME EROSION WILL LIKELY OCCUR ALONG THE MASSACHUSETTS EAST COAST. ESPECIALLY VULNERABLE TO EROSION MAY BE THE OUTER CAPE OCEAN SHORE AND THE EAST SIDE OF NANTUCKET. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A COASTAL FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR MODERATE OR MAJOR COASTAL FLOODING. MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING PRODUCES WIDESPREAD FLOODING OF VULNERABLE SHORE ROADS AND/OR BASEMENTS DUE TO THE HEIGHT OF THE 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 POSSIBLE. && && TIME OF HIGH TOTAL TIDES ARE APPROXIMATE TO THE NEAREST HOUR. NEWBURYPORT MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 11.0 FT, MODERATE 12.5 FT, MAJOR 14.0 FT MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 1.5 FT, MODERATE 3.0 FT, MAJOR 4.5 FT TOTAL TOTAL DEPARTURE DAY/TIME TIDE TIDE FROM NORM WAVES FLOOD FT MLLW FT MHHW FT FT IMPACT -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 03/12 PM 10.0/10.5 0.5/ 1.0 -0.2/ 0.2 1 NONE 04/01 AM 8.5/ 9.0 -1.1/-0.6 -0.2/ 0.2 1 NONE 04/01 PM 11.6/12.1 2.1/ 2.6 1.5/ 2.0 6-13 MODERATE 05/01 AM 9.5/10.0 0.0/ 0.5 0.7/ 1.1 9-12 NONE 05/02 PM 9.6/10.1 0.1/ 0.6 -0.2/ 0.2 3 NONE GLOUCESTER HARBOR MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 12.0 FT, MODERATE 14.5 FT, MAJOR 15.5 FT MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 2.5 FT, MODERATE 5.0 FT, MAJOR 6.0 FT TOTAL TOTAL DEPARTURE DAY/TIME TIDE TIDE FROM NORM WAVES FLOOD FT MLLW FT MHHW FT FT IMPACT -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 03/12 PM 10.7/11.2 1.2/ 1.7 -0.9/-0.4 2 NONE 04/12 AM 9.4/ 9.9 -0.2/ 0.3 -0.7/-0.2 1-2 NONE 04/01 PM 13.0/13.5 3.5/ 4.0 1.6/ 2.0 7-17 MINOR-MDT 05/01 AM 10.1/10.6 0.6/ 1.1 0.1/ 0.6 11-12 NONE 05/02 PM 10.1/10.6 0.6/ 1.1 -0.9/-0.4 5 NONE BOSTON HARBOR MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 12.5 FT, MODERATE 15.0 FT, MAJOR 16.0 FT MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 2.4 FT, MODERATE 4.9 FT, MAJOR 5.9 FT TOTAL TOTAL DEPARTURE DAY/TIME TIDE TIDE FROM NORM WAVES FLOOD FT MLLW FT MHHW FT FT IMPACT -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 03/12 PM 11.9/12.4 1.8/ 2.2 -0.2/ 0.2 1 NONE 04/12 AM 10.4/10.9 0.2/ 0.8 -0.2/ 0.2 1 NONE 04/01 PM 13.6/14.1 3.5/ 4.0 1.7/ 2.2 2 MINOR-MDT 05/01 AM 11.5/12.0 1.4/ 1.9 1.0/ 1.5 2 NONE 05/02 PM 11.3/11.8 1.2/ 1.7 -0.2/ 0.2 2 NONE REVERE MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 12.5 FT, MODERATE 15.0 FT, MAJOR 16.5 FT MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 2.6 FT, MODERATE 5.1 FT, MAJOR 6.6 FT TOTAL TOTAL DEPARTURE DAY/TIME TIDE TIDE FROM NORM WAVES FLOOD FT MLLW FT MHHW FT FT IMPACT -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 03/12 PM 11.8/12.3 1.9/ 2.3 -0.3/ 0.2 1 NONE 04/12 AM 10.5/11.0 0.6/ 1.1 -0.2/ 0.3 1 NONE 04/01 PM 14.0/14.5 4.0/ 4.5 2.1/ 2.6 6-12 MINOR-MDT 05/01 AM 11.4/11.9 1.5/ 2.0 0.9/ 1.4 9-11 NONE 05/02 PM 11.2/11.7 1.3/ 1.8 -0.3/ 0.2 3 NONE SCITUATE MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 11.5 FT, MODERATE 14.0 FT, MAJOR 16.0 FT MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 1.8 FT, MODERATE 4.3 FT, MAJOR 6.3 FT TOTAL TOTAL DEPARTURE DAY/TIME TIDE TIDE FROM NORM WAVES FLOOD FT MLLW FT MHHW FT FT IMPACT -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 03/12 PM 11.4/11.9 1.7/ 2.2 -0.2/ 0.2 1 NONE 04/12 AM 9.9/10.4 0.2/ 0.7 -0.2/ 0.2 1 NONE 04/01 PM 13.2/13.7 3.5/ 4.0 1.7/ 2.2 8-16 MODERATE 05/01 AM 11.1/11.6 1.4/ 1.9 1.0/ 1.5 10-11 MINOR 05/02 PM 11.0/11.5 1.3/ 1.8 -0.2/ 0.2 4 NONE SANDWICH / DENNIS MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 13.0 FT, MODERATE 14.0 FT, MAJOR 15.5 FT MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 2.7 FT, MODERATE 3.7 FT, MAJOR 5.2 FT TOTAL TOTAL DEPARTURE DAY/TIME TIDE TIDE FROM NORM WAVES FLOOD FT MLLW FT MHHW FT FT IMPACT -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 03/12 PM 12.3/12.8 2.0/ 2.5 0.2/ 0.8 1 NONE 04/12 AM 11.0/11.5 0.7/ 1.1 0.6/ 1.1 1 NONE 04/01 PM 15.4/15.9 5.1/ 5.6 3.5/ 4.0 7-13 MAJOR 05/01 AM 12.5/13.0 2.2/ 2.7 2.0/ 2.5 7-9 MINOR 05/02 PM 11.7/12.2 1.4/ 1.9 0.2/ 0.8 3 NONE PROVINCETOWN HARBOR MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 12.5 FT, MODERATE 13.5 FT, MAJOR 15.0 FT MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 2.4 FT, MODERATE 3.4 FT, MAJOR 4.9 FT TOTAL TOTAL DEPARTURE DAY/TIME TIDE TIDE FROM NORM WAVES FLOOD FT MLLW FT MHHW FT FT IMPACT -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 03/12 PM 12.3/12.8 2.2/ 2.7 0.1/ 0.6 1 NONE 04/01 AM 11.0/11.5 0.9/ 1.4 0.2/ 0.8 1-2 NONE 04/01 PM 14.6/15.1 4.5/ 5.0 2.6/ 3.1 3-6 MAJOR 05/01 AM 11.5/12.0 1.4/ 1.9 0.8/ 1.3 3-4 NONE 05/02 PM 11.8/12.3 1.7/ 2.2 0.1/ 0.6 5 NONE CHATHAM - EAST COAST MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 9.5 FT, MODERATE 12.0 FT, MAJOR 13.0 FT MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 1.8 FT, MODERATE 4.3 FT, MAJOR 5.3 FT TOTAL TOTAL DEPARTURE DAY/TIME TIDE TIDE FROM NORM WAVES FLOOD FT MLLW FT MHHW FT FT IMPACT -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 03/02 AM 4.4/ 4.9 -3.4/-2.8 -0.2/ 0.2 2 NONE 03/01 PM 6.9/ 7.4 -0.9/-0.4 -0.2/ 0.3 1-2 NONE 04/01 AM 5.7/ 6.2 -2.0/-1.5 0.1/ 0.6 2-4 NONE 04/01 PM 9.7/10.2 2.0/ 2.5 2.7/ 3.2 14-18 MINOR-MDT 05/02 AM 6.6/ 7.1 -1.1/-0.7 0.9/ 1.4 10-13 NONE 05/02 PM 6.5/ 7.0 -1.3/-0.8 -0.2/ 0.2 6-7 NONE CHATHAM - SOUTH COAST MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 9.0 FT, MODERATE 10.5 FT, MAJOR 11.5 FT MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 4.5 FT, MODERATE 6.0 FT, MAJOR 7.0 FT TOTAL TOTAL DEPARTURE DAY/TIME TIDE TIDE FROM NORM WAVES FLOOD FT MLLW FT MHHW FT FT IMPACT -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 03/02 AM 3.0/ 3.5 -1.6/-1.1 -0.2/ 0.3 2 NONE 03/01 PM 4.7/ 5.2 0.2/ 0.7 -0.2/ 0.3 1-2 NONE 04/01 AM 3.9/ 4.4 -0.7/-0.2 0.2/ 0.7 1-2 NONE 04/02 PM 6.1/ 6.6 1.6/ 2.0 1.4/ 1.9 4 NONE 05/02 AM 4.4/ 4.9 -0.2/ 0.3 0.6/ 1.1 4 NONE 05/02 PM 4.4/ 4.9 -0.2/ 0.3 -0.2/ 0.3 4 NONE BUZZARDS BAY - WOODS HOLE MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 5.5 FT, MODERATE 7.0 FT, MAJOR 8.5 FT MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 3.5 FT, MODERATE 5.0 FT, MAJOR 6.5 FT TOTAL TOTAL DEPARTURE DAY/TIME TIDE TIDE FROM NORM WAVES FLOOD FT MLLW FT MHHW FT FT IMPACT -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 03/09 AM 3.0/ 3.5 1.0/ 1.5 -0.2/ 0.2 1 NONE 03/09 PM 2.7/ 3.2 0.8/ 1.3 0.1/ 0.6 1 NONE 04/10 AM 3.7/ 4.2 1.8/ 2.2 0.8/ 1.3 3-4 NONE 04/10 PM 3.6/ 4.1 1.6/ 2.0 1.0/ 1.5 3 NONE 05/11 AM 2.6/ 3.1 0.6/ 1.1 -0.2/ 0.2 3 NONE 05/11 PM 2.2/ 2.7 0.2/ 0.8 -0.2/ 0.2 3 NONE WINGS NECK MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 6.5 FT, MODERATE 9.0 FT, MAJOR 11.5 FT MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 2.2 FT, MODERATE 4.7 FT, MAJOR 7.2 FT TOTAL TOTAL DEPARTURE DAY/TIME TIDE TIDE FROM NORM WAVES FLOOD FT MLLW FT MHHW FT FT IMPACT -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 03/09 AM 5.5/ 6.0 1.2/ 1.7 0.2/ 0.8 1 NONE 03/09 PM 5.2/ 5.7 1.0/ 1.5 0.7/ 1.1 1 NONE 04/09 AM 6.0/ 6.5 1.7/ 2.2 1.0/ 1.5 3 NONE 04/10 PM 6.1/ 6.6 1.8/ 2.2 1.5/ 2.0 3 MINOR 05/10 AM 5.1/ 5.6 0.8/ 1.3 0.2/ 0.8 3 NONE 05/11 PM 4.7/ 5.2 0.4/ 0.9 0.2/ 0.8 3 NONE VINEYARD HAVEN MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 5.0 FT, MODERATE 6.5 FT, MAJOR 8.5 FT MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 2.9 FT, MODERATE 4.1 FT, MAJOR 6.4 FT TOTAL TOTAL DEPARTURE DAY/TIME TIDE TIDE FROM NORM WAVES FLOOD FT MLLW FT MHHW FT FT IMPACT -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 03/12 PM 2.0/ 2.5 -0.2/ 0.3 -0.2/ 0.2 1 NONE 04/01 AM 1.6/ 2.0 -0.6/-0.1 -0.2/ 0.2 1-2 NONE 04/01 PM 4.5/ 5.0 2.3/ 2.8 2.2/ 2.7 5-6 MINOR 05/02 AM 2.5/ 3.0 0.4/ 0.9 0.7/ 1.1 3 NONE 05/02 PM 1.8/ 2.2 -0.3/ 0.2 -0.2/ 0.2 3 NONE NANTUCKET HARBOR MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 5.0 FT, MODERATE 6.5 FT, MAJOR 8.0 FT MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 1.4 FT, MODERATE 2.9 FT, MAJOR 4.4 FT TOTAL TOTAL DEPARTURE DAY/TIME TIDE TIDE FROM NORM WAVES FLOOD FT MLLW FT MHHW FT FT IMPACT -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 03/02 AM 2.5/ 3.0 -1.1/-0.7 -0.2/ 0.3 2 NONE 03/01 PM 3.9/ 4.4 0.2/ 0.8 -0.2/ 0.3 1-2 NONE 04/02 AM 3.4/ 3.9 -0.2/ 0.2 0.2/ 0.8 1-3 NONE 04/02 PM 6.2/ 6.7 2.6/ 3.1 2.2/ 2.7 7-8 MODERATE 05/03 AM 3.9/ 4.4 0.2/ 0.8 0.8/ 1.3 5-6 NONE 05/03 PM 3.7/ 4.2 0.1/ 0.6 -0.2/ 0.3 6 NONE NANTUCKET EAST COAST - EROSION IMPACTS TOTAL TOTAL DEPARTURE DAY/TIME TIDE TIDE FROM NORM WAVES FLOOD FT MLLW FT MHHW FT FT IMPACT -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 03/01 PM 4.4/ 4.9 0.2/ 0.8 -0.2/ 0.3 2 NONE 04/01 AM 3.7/ 4.2 -0.3/ 0.2 0.2/ 0.8 2-4 NONE 04/01 PM 7.2/ 7.7 3.1/ 3.6 2.7/ 3.2 10 MDT-MAJOR 05/02 AM 4.6/ 5.1 0.5/ 1.0 1.0/ 1.5 9-10 NONE 05/03 PM 4.0/ 4.5 0.0/ 0.5 -0.2/ 0.3 7 NONE NANTUCKET - MADAKET AREA EROSION IMPACTS TOTAL TOTAL DEPARTURE DAY/TIME TIDE TIDE FROM NORM WAVES FLOOD FT MLLW FT MHHW FT FT IMPACT -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 03/12 PM 2.8/ 3.4 1.5/ 2.0 -0.2/ 0.3 3 NONE 04/01 AM 2.7/ 3.2 1.3/ 1.8 0.2/ 0.8 2-3 NONE 04/01 PM 4.4/ 4.9 3.0/ 3.5 1.5/ 2.0 6-8 NONE 05/02 AM 3.2/ 3.7 1.8/ 2.2 0.8/ 1.3 10-11 NONE 05/02 PM 2.7/ 3.2 1.3/ 1.8 -0.2/ 0.3 7 NONE $$

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Meteorologist Kevin Lemanowicz