Sandy’s Highest Tide (Monday AM Update)

October 29th, 2012 at 3:42 am by under Weather

As of 3am we are currently at a low tide, but all of the models across the area are forecasting this next high tide to be the Big One. So lets break it down:

Expected Tides Across Our Area for this morning.

The high tides for Duck and Wachapreague are still expected to cause major flooding and there could be some significant damage from these tides. The time for high tide is at 7:24am for Duck, NC and 8: 43am for Wachapreague. For Sewells Point high tide is at 9:24am.

The forecast for Duck is close to 8ft. Possibly a 9ft high tide for Wachapreague. Keep in mind flooding can start as early as 3 hours before and 3 hours after high tide. Towards Yorktown and the Middle Peninsula tidal flooding should be similar and possibly slightly higher than yesterday’s High tides.

If you area is in red and you had flooding during Irene you should consider seeking shelter at higher ground while the tides comes in. After this the high tides will be significantly lower and we will quickly be back to normal.

Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson

15 Responses to “Sandy’s Highest Tide (Monday AM Update)”

  1. Vera says:

    I have not heard much about wind restrictions for Monitor Merrimac. After seeing the pictures of JRB yesterday with high tide is there any concern for MM this morning?

    1. Jeremy Wheeler says:

      They were at level 4 restrictions this morning. I would imagine that will remain for most of the morning. Maybe evening too. Jeremy. Monitor Merrimac should be ok, but I’ll check a jam cam. Jeremy.

  2. Salvo Jimmy says:

    For folks covering the Outer Banks (eg Andy Fox ), keep in mind sound tides are well after ocean tides. Highs at Rodanthe Soundside today (Monday) are 1111 and 2335 and at Roanoke Island Channel 0953 and 2217. That is when sound flooding is likely to be the greatest, and as always wind direction dependant, based on location.

    1. Jeremy Wheeler says:

      Thanks Jimmy. You have a good point. Don’t think it will be too bad as winds haven’t been as strong as forecast. Some flooding is expected, but not as bad as the ocean this morning. Jeremy.

  3. NB says:

    Where are the high points on the eastern shore?

    1. Jeremy Wheeler says:

      Wachapreague is expected to still get up to about 7ft this evening NB.

  4. Kim says:

    Perquimans and Pasquotank Counties- are they in the clear or are we still waiting for the worst of the storm?

    1. Jeremy Wheeler says:

      You should be fine now Kim. The worst has passed. Jeremy.

  5. kurt gray says:

    How much lower will mondays eveing high tide be.

    1. Jeremy Wheeler says:

      Depends on location Kurt. Should be about 2-3 feet lower. Maybe 4 with the northwest winds. Jeremy.

  6. Cheryl says:

    We live in Chesapeake near the Elizabeth River. I had no flooding in the street this morning, but now the street is flooded up to the sidewalk. I moved my car so I could get out, but Wavy 10 has been saying that we just have experienced the highest tide. How long will it take for this water to go down?
    Thank You,

  7. Tony Walker says:

    Jeremy, can you tell what you know about the Lynnhaven River here in VB? My garage is flooded now. Will this be the worse tide or should I wait to start mucking it out?

  8. Justin says:

    When will be the lowest tides in Chesapeake today? And will the tides rise back up (majorly) again tonight?

  9. Michelle says:

    On pungoteague creek by my home is flooded significantly now…will it be worse tonite?
    Need to evacuate if much worse.

  10. jeff says:

    any word on the town of Chincoteague. Highest tide?

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