Eastern Currituck Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 9:28 PM EDT Sep. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement remains in effect through Sunday
evening...

* location... lower Maryland Eastern Shore... Virginia Beach... and
Outer Banks Currituck locations adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean.

* Timing... through Sunday... .the most likely time for strong rip
currents is a couple hours on either side of low tide.

* Surf or rip current risk... nearshore large breaking waves of 3 to
5 ft will result in dangerous surf conditions and a high risk of
rip currents. Do not enter or approach the water due to the risk
of being swept away.

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.


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
-------- --------- --------- --------- ------- --------
23/11 PM 3.4 0.9 0.9 3 none
24/11 am 3.3 0.8 0.6 3 none
25/12 am 2.9 0.4 0.5 3 none
25/12 PM 3.3 0.8 0.7 3-4 none
26/12 am 3.1 0.6 0.9 4 none
26/01 PM 3.3 0.8 0.8 4-5 none

Sewells Point VA
MLLW categories - minor 4.5 ft, moderate 5.5 ft, major 6.5 ft
mhhw categories - minor 1.7 ft, moderate 2.7 ft, major 3.7 ft

             total total departure
day/time tide tide from norm waves flood
            ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact
-------- --------- --------- --------- ------- --------
24/12 am 4.1 1.3 1.4 1 none
24/12 PM 4.1 1.3 1.2 1-2 none
25/01 am 3.7 0.9 1.2 1 none
25/01 PM 4.2 1.4 1.4 2 none
26/02 am 4.0 1.2 1.6 2-3 none
26/02 PM 4.6 1.8 1.9 3-4 minor

Chesapeake Bay bridge Tunnel VA
MLLW categories - minor 5.0 ft, moderate 5.5 ft, major 6.0 ft
mhhw categories - minor 2.1 ft, moderate 2.6 ft, major 3.1 ft

             total total departure
day/time tide tide from norm waves flood
            ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact
-------- --------- --------- --------- ------- --------
23/11 PM 3.9 1.0 1.1 1-2 none
24/12 PM 4.1 1.2 1.0 2 none
25/12 am 3.6 0.7 1.0 3 none
25/12 PM 4.2 1.3 1.2 3-4 none
26/01 am 3.9 1.0 1.4 4 none
26/01 PM 4.5 1.6 1.6 4-5 none

Duck NC
MLLW categories - minor 5.5 ft, moderate 6.0 ft, major 6.5 ft
mhhw categories - minor 1.8 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
-------- --------- --------- --------- ------- --------
23/10 PM 4.5 0.8 1.1 4 none
24/11 am 4.9 1.2 1.0 4 none
24/11 PM 4.3 0.6 1.1 4-5 none
25/11 am 4.9 1.2 1.2 5 none
26/12 am 4.4 0.7 1.4 6 none
26/12 PM 5.2 1.5 1.6 8-9 minor

Saxis VA

             total total departure
day/time tide tide from norm waves flood
            ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact
-------- --------- --------- --------- ------- --------
24/03 am 3.8 1.3 1.3 1
24/04 PM 3.9 1.4 1.1 1
25/04 am 3.3 0.8 1.0 1
25/04 PM 3.6 1.1 0.9 1-2
26/05 am 3.3 0.8 1.1 2

Chincoteague Inlet VA
MLLW categories - minor 4.5 ft, moderate 5.0 ft, major 6.0 ft
mhhw categories - minor 1.7 ft, moderate 2.2 ft, major 3.2 ft

             total total departure
day/time tide tide from norm waves flood
            ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact
-------- --------- --------- --------- ------- --------
23/11 PM 3.6 0.8 1.0 1 none
24/12 PM 3.7 0.9 0.8 1 none
25/12 am 3.2 0.4 0.8 1 none
25/12 PM 3.6 0.8 0.8 1 none
26/01 am 3.2 0.4 0.9 1 none
26/01 PM 3.7 0.9 1.0 1-2 none

Wachapreague VA
MLLW categories - minor 6.5 ft, moderate 7.5 ft, major 8.0 ft
mhhw categories - minor 2.0 ft, moderate 3.0 ft, major 3.5 ft

             total total departure
day/time tide tide from norm waves flood
            ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact
-------- --------- --------- --------- ------- --------
24/12 am 5.4 0.9 1.2 1 none
24/12 PM 5.7 1.2 1.0 1 none
25/12 am 4.9 0.4 0.9 1 none
25/01 PM 5.5 1.0 1.0 1 none
26/01 am 4.9 0.4 1.1 1 none
26/01 PM 5.5 1.0 1.2 1-2 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
-------- --------- --------- --------- ------- --------
24/12 am 5.8 N/A 1.1 1 none
24/12 PM 6.1 N/A 0.9 1 none
25/12 am 5.4 N/A 1.0 1 none
25/01 PM 6.1 N/A 1.1 1 none
26/01 am 5.3 N/A 1.2 1 none
26/02 PM 6.4 N/A 1.5 2 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
-------- --------- --------- --------- ------- --------
24/01 am 3.0 1.0 1.4 1 minor
24/01 PM 3.0 1.0 1.2 1-2 minor
25/01 am 2.5 0.5 1.0 1 none
25/02 PM 2.9 0.9 1.1 2 none
26/02 am 2.8 0.8 1.3 2 none
26/03 PM 3.0 1.0 1.3 3 minor

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
-------- --------- --------- --------- ------- --------
24/12 am 3.9 0.9 1.1 1 none
24/12 PM 4.2 1.2 1.0 1-2 none
25/01 am 3.7 0.7 1.0 1-2 none
25/01 PM 4.0 1.0 1.0 2-3 none
26/01 am 3.7 0.7 1.2 3 none
26/01 PM 4.3 1.3 1.4 4 none



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



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