UPDATED Saturday, 6 PM: Coastal Flood Warning for Northampton


This posting has been updated with new graphics as of 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6

Staff Report —

The National Weather Service has issued an updated briefing for tidal flooding and hazardous marine conditions expected this weekend, which now includes a coastal flood warning for Northampton County. Tides will build through the weekend due to the combination of the king tides and increasing northeast winds as a strong low-pressure system passes by offshore.  This will also bring gale conditions to most of the marine area.  For the latest tide forecasts visit our Coastal Flood Webpage

Key Points:

  • Tides will remain high tonight and Sunday. High tides with the most flooding will occur during the day.
  • Middle and upper bay: Minor/shallow flooding in the most vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline will result in a low threat of property damage.
  • Lower Bay/tidal James River: Tides will build to near moderate flooding and widespread flooding of vulnerable areas will result in an elevated threat of property damage.
  • Virginia Beach Coastline south across the Outer Banks: Moderate to major flooding will cause extensive inundation along the coast. Waves of 8 to 12 feet will result in extensive wave runup causing some erosion of dune structures.
  • Marine Weather – Gale conditions are expected with northeast winds gusting up to 40 to 45 knots late tonight through Sunday night. Seas of 6 to 9 feet will build to 10 to 15 feet from Cape Charles south. 

Check the links below for updates:  

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