Weather Alerts

High Surf Advisory

The following areas are affected:

  • Currituck
  • City of Virginia Beach

EASTERN CURRITUCK-VIRGINIA BEACH-
1242 PM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...

* LOCATION: VIRGINIA BEACH AND OUTER BANKS CURRITUCK.

* TIMING: THIS AFTERNOON.

* SHORELINE IMPACTS: BREAKING WAVES WILL RESULT IN BEACH EROSION WITH ONLY
MINOR DAMAGE POSSIBLE TO DUNE STRUCTURES.

* SURF AND RIP CURRENT RISK: LARGE BREAKING WAVES OF 8 FEET WILL RESULT IN
DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS. DO NOT ENTER OR APPROACH THE WATER DUE TO THE RISK
OF BEING SWEPT AWAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN THE ADVISORY
AREA...PRODUCING LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.

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High Surf Advisory

The following areas are affected:

  • Accomack
  • Northampton

MARYLAND BEACHES-ACCOMACK-NORTHAMPTON-
1242 PM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

* LOCATION: MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE BEACHES.

* TIMING: THIS AFTERNOON.

* SHORELINE IMPACTS: BREAKING WAVES WILL RESULT IN BEACH EROSION WITH ONLY
MINOR DAMAGE POSSIBLE TO DUNE STRUCTURES.

* SURF AND RIP CURRENT RISK: LARGE BREAKING WAVES OF 8 TO 9 FEET WILL RESULT
IN DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS. DO NOT ENTER OR APPROACH THE WATER DUE TO THE
RISK OF BEING SWEPT AWAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN THE ADVISORY
AREA...PRODUCING LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.

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Coastal Flood Statement

The following areas are affected:

  • Gloucester
  • Mathews
  • Middlesex
  • Northumberland

WESTMORELAND-NORTHUMBERLAND-LANCASTER-GLOUCESTER-MIDDLESEX-MATHEWS-
1242 PM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

...WATER LEVELS APPROACH MINOR FLOODING THIS AFTERNOON...

* LOCATION: MIDDLE PENINSULA AND NORTHERN NECK.

* TIMING: WITHIN A FEW HOURS EITHER SIDE OF HIGH TIDE THIS AFTERNOON.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS: SHALLOW FLOODING IS POSSIBLE IN THE MOST VULNERABLE
LOCATIONS NEAR THE WATERFRONT AND SHORELINE.

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ALL TIDE HEIGHTS ARE RELATIVE TO MEAN LOWER LOW WATER.
TIME OF THE HIGH TOTAL TIDES ARE APPROXIMATE TO THE NEAREST HOUR.
TOTAL TIDE COMBINES ASTRO TIDE AND SURGE.
FLOOD CATEGORY BASED ON TOTAL TIDE.

LEWISETTA VA
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 3.0 FT, MODERATE 3.5 FT, MAJOR 4.0 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
-------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------
25/01 PM 2.9 1.4 1.4 2-3 NONE
26/01 AM 2.9 1.4 1.2 1 NONE
26/02 PM 2.4 0.9 0.9 1 NONE
27/03 AM 2.6 1.1 0.8 1 NONE
27/03 PM 2.1 0.6 0.6 1 NONE
28/03 AM 2.4 0.9 0.6 1 NONE

WINDMILL POINT VA
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 3.0 FT, MODERATE 3.5 FT, MAJOR 4.0 FT
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 1.6 FT, MODERATE 2.1 FT, MAJOR 2.6 FT

TOTAL TOTAL DEPARTURE
DAY/TIME TIDE TIDE FROM NORM WAVES FLOOD
FT MLLW FT MHHW FT FT IMPACT
-------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------
25/11 AM 2.8 1.4 1.5 3-4 NONE
25/11 PM 2.8 1.4 1.3 1-2 NONE
26/11 AM 2.1 0.7 0.9 1 NONE
26/11 PM 2.3 0.9 0.8 1 NONE
27/12 PM 1.8 0.4 0.6 1 NONE
28/01 AM 2.1 0.7 0.5 2 NONE

MOBJACK BAY VA
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 4.0 FT, MODERATE 5.0 FT, MAJOR 5.5 FT
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 1.3 FT, MODERATE 2.3 FT, MAJOR 2.8 FT

TOTAL TOTAL DEPARTURE
DAY/TIME TIDE TIDE FROM NORM WAVES FLOOD
FT MLLW FT MHHW FT FT IMPACT
-------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------
25/10 AM 4.4 1.7 1.8 3 MINOR
25/09 PM 4.5 1.8 1.2 1 MINOR
26/10 AM 3.6 0.9 0.7 1 NONE
26/10 PM 4.2 1.5 0.8 1 MINOR
27/10 AM 3.5 0.8 0.6 1 NONE
27/11 PM 3.8 1.1 0.4 1-2 NONE

YORKTOWN VA
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 4.5 FT, MODERATE 5.0 FT, MAJOR 5.5 FT
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 1.9 FT, MODERATE 2.4 FT, MAJOR 2.9 FT

TOTAL TOTAL DEPARTURE
DAY/TIME TIDE TIDE FROM NORM WAVES FLOOD
FT MLLW FT MHHW FT FT IMPACT
-------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------
25/10 AM 4.1 1.5 1.7 2 NONE
25/09 PM 4.2 1.6 1.2 1 NONE
26/10 AM 3.4 0.8 0.7 1 NONE
26/10 PM 3.9 1.3 0.8 1 NONE
27/11 AM 3.3 0.7 0.6 1 NONE
27/11 PM 3.5 0.9 0.4 1 NONE

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High Surf Advisory

The following area is affected:

  • Mainland Dare

OUTER BANKS DARE-OUTER BANKS HYDE-
659 AM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

* HAZARDS...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK AND DANGEROUS SHORE BREAK.

* LOCATION...ALL BEACHES BUT ESPECIALLY ALONG EAST FACING
BEACHES.

* TIMING AND TIDES...THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR LIFE THREATENING
RIP CURRENTS WILL BE A COUPLE HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE.
LOW TIDE THIS AFTERNOON WILL OCCUR AROUND 115 PM.

* IMPACTS...VERY ROUGH SURF WILL LEAD TO BEACH EROSION...
DANGEROUS SHORE BREAK AND A HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS. SOME
OCEAN OVERWASH POSSIBLE OVER HATTERAS AND OCRACOKE ISLANDS
THROUGH EARLY THIS MORNING.

* SURF HEIGHT...7 TO 11 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT REMAIN CALM.
DON'T FIGHT THE CURRENT. SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE
SHORELINE. WHEN OUT OF THE CURRENT, SWIM BACK TO SHORE. IF TIRED,
FLOAT OR TREAD WATER UNTIL OUT OF THE RIP CURRENT. IF UNABLE TO
ESCAPE, FACE THE SHORE AND CALL OR WAVE FOR HELP.

SHORE BREAK OCCURS WHEN WAVES BREAK DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH. THE
MOST COMMON INJURIES WITH STRONG SHORE BREAK ARE NECK AND BACK
INJURIES, WHICH MOST OFTEN OCCUR WHEN THE POWERFUL SURF THROWS A
SWIMMER OR SURFER HEAD FIRST INTO THE BOTTOM. IT IS EXTREMELY
IMPORTANT TO PROTECT YOUR HEAD AND NECK WHENEVER YOU ARE IN
BREAKING WAVES BY KEEPING YOUR HANDS IN FRONT OF YOU AT ALL
TIMES.

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA, PRODUCING LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION AND
DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.

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