Coastal Flood Advisory Issued in Alexandria

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Coastal flooding in Alexandria, Virginia (Photo via @IanFingerman on Twitter)

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Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect from the National Weather Service for the metropolitan Washington area, including the City of Alexandria, Virginia from NOW until 4:00 p.m. this afternoon (Thursday, April 28).

A Coastal Flood Advisory is issued when minor or nuisance coastal flooding is occurring or imminent. Coastal Flood Advisories are issued for coastal areas along the Tidal Potomac River and areas along the Chesapeake Bay.

…COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EDT THIS
AFTERNOON…

* TIDAL ANOMALY…ABOUT 1.5 FEET ABOVE NORMAL.

* TIMING…AROUND THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE THIS AFTERNOON.

* EXPECTED IMPACTS…MINOR INUNDATION OF LOW-LYING SHORELINE.

HERE ARE THE TIMES OF THE NEXT HIGH TIDES
FOR A FEW LOCATIONS FROM NORTH TO SOUTH…
ALONG THE POTOMAC RIVER…
WASHINGTON CHANNEL…12:43 PM
ALEXANDRIA…1:01 PM

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT ONSHORE WINDS AND TIDES
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS ALONG THE SHORE.

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ALL TIDE HEIGHTS ARE RELATIVE TO MEAN LOWER LOW WATER.
TIME OF HIGH TOTAL TIDES ARE APPROXIMATE TO THE NEAREST HOUR.

(Photo via @IanFingerman on Twitter)

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