Expired: Coastal Flood Warning for New Hanover County Until 2:00 AM

Written by on September 24, 2018 in Tropics

Coastal Flood Warning
Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Wilmington NC
302 PM EDT Mon Sep 24 2018

Inland New Hanover-
302 PM EDT Mon Sep 24 2018


The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a Coastal
Flood Warning, which is in effect until 2 AM EDT Thursday.

* Location…Lower Cape Fear River including downtown Wilmington,
and portions of River Road in Wilmington.

* Coastal Flooding…The tide gage on the Lower Cape Fear River at
downtown Wilmington is expected to exceed warning level (6.7 ft
MLLW) for extended periods of time into the middle of this week,
and may not get below advisory levels (5.5 ft MLLW), as the flood
wave moves down river and combines with astronomical high tides
surrounding the full moon.

* Timing…The highest water level should occur at high tide, with
the higher of the 2 daily high tides being in the evening, but
water levels should be well above warning flood stage for at least
a couple of hours surrounding high tide.

High tide at 10:14 PM on Mon, may reach near 7.5 ft.
High tide at 10:27 AM on Tue, may reach near 7.5 ft.
High tide at 10:45 PM on Tue, may reach between 7.5 and 8 ft.
High tide at 10:52 AM on Wed may reach near 7.5 ft
High tide at 11:10 PM on Wed may reach near 7.5 ft.

* Impacts…With water levels just above 7 feet at the Wilmington
gage, expect up to 1.5 feet of water on Water Street in downtown
Wilmington south of Market Street. US 421 northbound near the
Battleship could begin to see water covering the road. Roads in and
near the state port could be affected. Low spots on River Road and
Highway 133 may be affected or become briefly covered with water
around high tide.


A Coastal Flood Warning means that flooding is occurring or
imminent. Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert for
rising water, and take appropriate action to protect life and





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