Northampton Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Coastal Hazard Statement, Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 12:08 PM EDT Sep. 25, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High rip current risk now in effect through late tonight...
... Beach hazards statement remains in effect until 8 PM EDT this
evening...

* location... Maryland beaches.

* Timing and tides... elevated tides late this morning. The most
likely time for strong rip currents to occur is a couple hours
either side of low tide this afternoon.

* Coastal flood impacts... very shallow flooding is expected in
the most vulnerable locations near the Waterfront and
shoreline.

* Surf or rip current risk... breaking waves of 4 to 5 feet will
result in rough surf conditions and a high risk of rip
currents.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A beach hazards statement is issued when threats such as rip
currents... longshore currents... sneaker waves and other hazards
create life-threatening conditions in the surf zone. Caution
should be used when in or near the water.

There is a high risk of rip currents.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore... which occur most often at low spots or breaks in The
Sandbar and in the vicinity of structures such as jetties and
piers. Heed the advice of lifeguards... beach patrol flags and
signs.

If you become caught in a rip current... relax and float. Don't
swim against the current. If able, swim in a direction following
the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the shore and call or
wave for help.


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

Ocean City Inlet MD
MLLW categories - minor 4.0 ft, moderate 5.0 ft, major 6.0 ft
mhhw categories - minor 1.5 ft, moderate 2.0 ft, major 2.5 ft

             total total departure
day/time tide tide from norm waves flood
            ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact
-------- --------- --------- --------- ------- --------
25/09 PM 3.5 1.0 0.9 4 none
26/09 am 3.5 1.0 0.9 5 none
26/10 PM 3.4 0.9 0.8 4 none
27/10 am 3.3 0.8 0.7 3 none
27/10 PM 3.3 0.8 0.8 3 none

Oyster VA
MLLW categories - minor 7.0 ft, moderate 7.5 ft, major 8.5 ft
mhhw categories - N/A

             total total departure
day/time tide tide from norm waves flood
            ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact
-------- --------- --------- --------- ------- --------
25/11 am 5.7 N/A 1.3 1 none
25/10 PM 6.7 N/A 1.2 1 none
26/10 am 6.4 N/A 0.8 1 none
26/10 PM 6.1 N/A 0.7 1 none
27/11 am 6.6 N/A 0.8 1 none
27/11 PM 6.1 N/A 0.8 1 none

Nassawadox creek at Bayford VA
MLLW categories - minor 3.0 ft, moderate 3.5 ft, major 4.5 ft
mhhw categories - minor 1.0 ft, moderate 1.5 ft, major 2.5 ft

             total total departure
day/time tide tide from norm waves flood
            ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact
-------- --------- --------- --------- ------- --------
25/11 am 3.4 1.4 1.6 1 minor
25/11 PM 2.9 0.9 1.2 1-2 none
26/11 am 2.8 0.8 1.0 1 none
27/12 am 2.6 0.6 0.9 1 none
27/12 PM 2.6 0.6 0.7 2 none
28/12 am 2.4 0.4 0.7 1 none

Kiptopeke VA
MLLW categories - minor 4.5 ft, moderate 5.0 ft, major 5.5 ft
mhhw categories - minor 1.5 ft, moderate 2.0 ft, major 2.5 ft

             total total departure
day/time tide tide from norm waves flood
            ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact
-------- --------- --------- --------- ------- --------
25/11 am 4.0 1.0 1.3 2 none
25/10 PM 4.2 1.2 1.2 1-2 none
26/10 am 4.3 1.3 1.1 1 none
26/10 PM 3.9 0.9 0.9 1 none
27/11 am 4.1 1.1 0.8 2 none
27/11 PM 3.6 0.6 0.7 1 none