Monday, May 12, 2008

Wind and Flooding

The Low Pressure system that created so much severe weather this Mother's Day weekend is set to move off the Delmarva Coast today and strengthen. As a result, we are looking at some strong winds coming out of the NNE. This is the perfect setup for the lower Chesapeake Bay to take on some pretty severe flooding. I'll be heading out around high tide at 5pm today to see how bad it is. The worst flooding is forecast for tomorrow. We are under a wind advisory starting at 5pm today. Winds over 45mph sustained are forecast. Are we in tropical storm season already, geez!

Wind Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
408 AM EDT MON MAY 12 2008

MDZ024-025-NCZ015>017-102-VAZ095-097>100-122100-
/O.NEW.KAKQ.WI.Y.0004.080512T2100Z-080513T0900Z/
INLAND WORCESTER-MARYLAND BEACHES-PASQUOTANK-CAMDEN-
INLAND CURRITUCK-OUTER BANKS CURRITUCK-NORFOLK/PORTSMOUTH-
CHESAPEAKE-VIRGINIA BEACH-ACCOMACK-NORTHAMPTON VA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SNOW HILL...OCEAN CITY...
ELIZABETH CITY...COROLLA...CHINCOTEAGUE...WALLOPS ISLAND...
MELFA...EASTVILLE
408 AM EDT MON MAY 12 2008

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 5 AM EDT
TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A WIND
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 5 AM
EDT TUESDAY.

LOW PRESSURE MOVES OFF THE DELMARVA COAST THIS AFTERNOON AND
STRENGTHENS AS IT SLOWLY SHIFTS NORTHEAST OF THE AREA. AS A
RESULT...THE WINDS IN COASTAL LOCATIONS OF MARYLAND...VIRGINIA
AND NORTH CAROLINA WILL INCREASE TO 30 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO
45 TO 50 MPH FROM THE NORTH THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS ARE FORECAST TO BE
31 TO 39 MPH OR GUSTS WILL RANGE BETWEEN 46 AND 57 MPH. WINDS
THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...AND MAY CAUSE MINOR
PROPERTY DAMAGE WITHOUT EXTRA PRECAUTIONS.

$$

MCNATT


SCM

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