Coastal Flood Advisory Today

The full moon not only is bringing us a small lunar eclipse tomorrow night, but some minor tidal flooding poosibly this evening at high tide. Be careful at the beach, parking close to the water on the lower area at low tide.

…COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO
MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT…

  • WHAT…Up to one half foot of inundation above ground level
    expected in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal
    waterways.
  • WHERE…Inland Sussex and Delaware Beaches.
  • WHEN…From 7 PM this evening to midnight EDT tonight.
  • IMPACTS…At this level, flooding begins on the most
    vulnerable roads in coastal and bayside communities, and along
    inland tidal waterways. Some partial or full road closures are
    possible.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Additional minor coastal flooding is
    possible with the evening high tide cycles on Saturday and
    Sunday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Coastal Flood Advisory means that minor tidal flooding is
expected. Minor tidal flooding often results in some road
closures. Usually, the most vulnerable roadways will flood.

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Do not leave your vehicle at a location that is prone to tidal
flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flood waters. The
water may be deeper than you think it is. You will be putting
yourself in danger and your vehicle may be damaged, leading to
costly repairs.

Visit the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service at
water.weather.gov/ahps for additional water level and flood
impact information for your local tide gauge.

Time of high total tides are approximate to the nearest hour.

Delaware Bay at Lewes
MLLW Categories - Minor 6.0 ft, Moderate 7.0 ft, Major 8.0 ft
MHHW Categories - Minor 1.3 ft, Moderate 2.3 ft, Major 3.3 ft

             Total      Total    Departure
 Day/Time    Tide       Tide     from Norm   Flood
            ft MLLW    ft MHHW       ft      Impact
 --------  ---------  ---------  ---------  --------
 03/08 PM     6.4        1.8       1.0      Minor
 04/09 AM     5.1        0.5       1.2       None
 04/09 PM     6.5        1.8       1.1      Minor
 05/10 AM     4.8        0.2       0.9       None
 05/10 PM     6.1        1.5       0.8      Minor
 06/10 AM     4.5       -0.2       0.6       None

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