Sandy’s Highest Tide (Monday AM Update)October 29th, 2012 at 3:42 am by Jeff Edmondson WAVY 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:
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