Rip Current Statement in Accomack County, Virginia
Issued by the National Weather Service and archived by Claims Pages
Accomack County Virginia Urgency: Expected Severity: Moderate Certainty: Likely
Active Timeframe
10/9/2019 9:25:00 AM until 10/10/2019 7:00:00 PM   EXPIRED
Instructions
A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area...producing localized beach erosion and dangerous swimming conditions. A Coastal Flood Advisory means that onshore winds...wave action and/or tides will combine to create flooding of low areas along the shore...and near tidal rivers and creeks. Be prepared for the possibility of road closures and minor flooding of properties. If travel is necessary...do not attempt to drive through water of unknown depth. There is a high risk of rip currents.
Alert Summary
COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EDT THURSDAY... ...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING... ...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING... ...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EDT THURSDAY... The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory, which is in effect until 1 PM EDT Thursday. * LOCATION...Accomack County, * TIMING...Through Thursday evening, except through Thursday afternoon for the Coastal Flood Advisory. * COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...Shallow flooding is expected in the most vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline resulting in a low threat of property damage. Expect up to one foot of water above ground level in low lying, vulnerable areas. Some roads and low lying property including parking lots, parks and lawns near the waterfront will experience shallow flooding. * SURF OR RIP CURRENT RISK...There is a high risk of rip currents adjacent the Atlantic Ocean. Large breaking waves of 8 to 10 feet will result in dangerous surf conditions. Do not enter or approach the water due to the risk of being swept away. Time of high total tides are approximate to the nearest hour. SAXIS VA MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 4.5 FT, MODERATE 5.5 FT, MAJOR 6.5 FT MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 3.0 FT, MODERATE 4.0 FT, MAJOR 5.0 FT TOTAL TOTAL DEPARTURE DAY/TIME TIDE TIDE FROM NORM WAVES FLOOD FT MLLW FT MHHW FT FT IMPACT -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 09/10 AM 3.8 2.3 1.5 2 09/10 PM 4.5 3.0 2.0 3 10/10 AM 4.5 3.0 2.1 3 10/11 PM 4.7 3.2 2.2 3 11/11 AM 4.8 3.3 2.2 3 11/11 PM 4.7 3.2 2.2 2-3 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 -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 09/06 PM 4.5 1.7 1.8 2 MINOR 10/06 AM 4.3 1.5 1.9 2 NONE 10/07 PM 4.8 2.0 2.0 2 MINOR 11/07 AM 4.7 1.9 2.1 2 MINOR 11/07 PM 4.8 2.0 2.0 2 MINOR 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 -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 09/08 AM 3.0 1.0 1.5 4 MINOR 09/09 PM 3.4 1.4 1.7 4 MINOR 10/09 AM 3.4 1.4 1.8 4 MINOR 10/09 PM 3.7 1.7 2.0 4 MODERATE 11/09 AM 3.9 1.9 2.3 4 MODERATE 11/10 PM 4.0 2.0 2.3 3-4 MODERATE 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 -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 09/06 PM 6.6 2.1 2.2 1 MINOR 10/07 AM 6.3 1.8 2.0 1 NONE 10/07 PM 6.6 2.1 2.1 1 MINOR 11/07 AM 6.7 2.2 2.2 1 MINOR 11/08 PM 7.0 2.5 2.4 1 MINOR &&