Current Watches and Warnings
Coastal Flood Statement
Statement as of 10:46 PM EDT on April 20, 2015
Expires 6:00 AM EDT on April 21, 2015
... Water levels to approach minor flooding thresholds late tonight
into early Tuesday morning...
* location... the Bay Side of the lower Maryland Eastern Shore.
Primarily the coasts of southern Dorchester County... and
Wicomico and Somerset counties.
* Timing... around high tide late tonight and early Tuesday
morning. High tide at Bishops Head is 352 am Tuesday.
* Impacts... nuisance tidal flooding of low-lying areas is
possible. Minor flooding at Bishops Head begins at a water level
of 3.3 ft MLLW.
All tide heights are referenced to mean lower low water.
Time of high total tide is approximate to nearest hour.
Total tide combines astro tide and surge.
Flood category based on total tide.
Bishops Head MD
minor 3.3 ft, moderate 3.8 ft, severe 4.3 ft
day/time tide tide surge waves flood
/ft/ /ft/ /ft/ /ft/ category
---------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ----------
21/04 am 3.2 2.5 0.7 1-2 none
21/04 PM 2.6 2.1 0.4 1 none
22/05 am 2.6 2.3 0.3 1 none
22/05 PM 2.0 2.0 0.3 2 none
23/06 am 1.9 2.2 0.3 1 none
23/06 PM 1.6 1.9 0.3 1 none
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