The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a coastal flood warning for Anne Arundel starting on 9/20/2018 9:00:00 PM. NWS estimates this event is ‘likely’ to happen and the event is categorized as ‘severe.’
The best action to take according to The National Weather Service is to avoid the area. A Coastal Flood Warning means that flooding is occurring or imminent. Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert for rising water, and take appropriate action to protect life and property.
A Coastal Flood Watch means that conditions favorable for flooding are expected to develop. Coastal residents should be alert for later statements or warnings, and take action to protect property.
A Coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore.
Original Alert From The National Weather Service
The National Weather Service in Baltimore MD/Washington has issued a Coastal Flood Warning, which is in effect from midnight tonight to 6 AM EDT Friday. A Coastal Flood Watch has also been issued. This Coastal Flood Watch is in effect from Friday morning through Saturday morning.
- LOCATIONS: Shoreline in Anne Arundel County.
- TIDAL DEPARTURE: Around 2 feet above normal.
- TIMING: High tide at Annapolis is happening now. The next high
tides at Annapolis are 3:35 AM and 3:29 PM Friday.
- IMPACTS: This afternoon, water is expected to pond in the
parking lot at Annapolis City Dock, causing parking restrictions
in the area. Minor shoreline inundation up to one foot above
ground is possible elsewhere. Tonight, and possibly again Friday
afternoon and Friday night, water is expected to come up through
storm drains, approaching businesses on Dock Street in
Annapolis. Water is expected to approach the Maritime Museum and
begin to cover Bowyer Road at the Naval Academy. Shoreline
inundation up to one foot above ground is likely in other low