Splashover Possible Tonight

High Tides, High Winds = High Water

While we're not in dire straits like those poor folk living along the Mississippi, east-facing shorelines have a chance of coastal flooding tonight.

We're not getting a powerful nor'easter, but we have had stormy conditions for several days now, especially offshore. We've had a stready east wind for some time now, which has built up the surf. We also have high Spring astronomical tides.

Your house isn't going to get torn down or anything, but we here at the site like our east-facing coastal homeowners to know when they should keep their heads up. This is that splashover type flooding, that will probably only upset people who just installed a lawn on an east-facing beach in maybe, say, Duxbury.

Here's the NWS stuff.

If you need to see the positive side... offshore storms kick back lovely, slow rolling, well-spaced waves that are lots of fun to surf.

It's gonna rain off-n-on from yesterday til Saturday or so. The village of Buzzards Bay is forecast to get 1.5 inches through the next few days.

SCITUATE

TOTAL ASTRO TIDE DAY/TIME TIDE SURGE WAVES FLOOD /FT/ /FT/ /FT/ /FT/ CATEGORY ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 10.6 17/12 PM 10.0 0.6 4-5 NONE 12.3 18/12 AM 11.5 0.8 5 MINOR 9.8 18/01 PM 9.9 -0.1 4-5 NONE 11.2 19/01 AM 11.3 -0.1 3-4 NONE 9.6 19/02 PM 9.7 -0.1 3 NONE 10.8 20/02 AM 10.9 -0.1 3 NONE

SANDWICH HARBOR

TOTAL ASTRO TIDE DAY/TIME TIDE SURGE WAVES FLOOD /FT/ /FT/ /FT/ /FT/ CATEGORY ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 10.9 17/12 PM 10.2 0.7 2-3 NONE 12.5 18/12 AM 11.6 0.9 3 MINOR 10.2 18/01 PM 10.1 0.1 2 NONE 11.4 19/01 AM 11.4 0.0 2 NONE 9.8 19/02 PM 9.8 0.0 1-2 NONE 11.1 20/02 AM 11.1 0.0 1 NONE

PROVINCETOWN HARBOR

TOTAL ASTRO TIDE DAY/TIME TIDE SURGE WAVES FLOOD /FT/ /FT/ /FT/ /FT/ CATEGORY ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 10.8 17/12 PM 10.1 0.7 2-3 NONE 12.3 18/12 AM 11.4 0.9 3 MINOR 10.1 18/01 PM 10.0 0.1 2 NONE 11.3 19/01 AM 11.3 0.0 2 NONE 9.8 19/02 PM 9.8 0.0 1 NONE 11.0 20/02 AM 11.0 0.0 1 NONE

CHATHAM - EAST COAST

TOTAL ASTRO TIDE DAY/TIME TIDE SURGE WAVES FLOOD /FT/ /FT/ /FT/ /FT/ CATEGORY ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 7.8 17/12 PM 7.3 0.5 4-5 NONE 9.1 18/12 AM 8.3 0.8 5 MINOR 7.2 18/01 PM 7.3 -0.1 4-5 NONE 8.2 19/01 AM 8.3 -0.1 4-5 NONE 7.1 19/02 PM 7.2 -0.1 5 NONE 8.0 20/02 AM 8.1 -0.1 4 NONE

CHATHAM - SOUTH COAST

TOTAL ASTRO TIDE DAY/TIME TIDE SURGE WAVES FLOOD /FT/ /FT/ /FT/ /FT/ CATEGORY ------- ---------- ------- ------- ------- ---------- 7.1 17/12 PM 6.4 0.7 2 NONE 8.2 18/12 AM 7.3 0.9 2 NONE 6.4 18/01 PM 6.4 0.0 1-2 NONE 7.3 19/01 AM 7.3 0.0 2-3 NONE 6.3 19/02 PM 6.3 0.0 2 NONE 7.1 20/02 AM 7.1 0.0 1-2 NONE

 

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