590  
WHUS41 KAKQ 211609  
CFWAKQ  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA  
1209 PM EDT SUN AUG 21 2016  
 
MDZ021>023-220015-  
/O.NEW.KAKQ.CF.S.0018.160821T1800Z-160822T0100Z/  
DORCHESTER-WICOMICO-SOMERSET-  
1209 PM EDT SUN AUG 21 2016  
 
...NUISANCE COASTAL FLOODING POSSIBLE BAYSIDE SECTIONS OF THE LOWER  
MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE...  
 
* LOCATION: PORTIONS OF SOMERSET...WICOMICO AND DORCHESTER COUNTIES  
 
* COASTAL FLOODING: WATER LEVELS NEAR MINOR FLOOD LEVELS DURING THE HIGH  
TIDE LATER THIS AFTERNOON/EARLY EVENING.  
 
* TIMING: 3 PM TO 9 PM.  
 
* IMPACTS: INUNDATION OF WATER IN AND NEAR LOW-LYING AREAS COULD LEAD  
TO MINOR FLOODING OF ROADS...ESPECIALLY IN SOUTHERN DORCHESTER COUNTY.  
 

 
 
ALL TIDE HEIGHTS ARE RELATIVE TO MEAN LOWER LOW WATER.  
TIME OF THE HIGH TOTAL TIDES ARE APPROXIMATE TO THE NEAREST HOUR.  
TOTAL TIDE COMBINES ASTRO TIDE AND SURGE.  
FLOOD CATEGORY BASED ON TOTAL TIDE.  
 
CAMBRIDGE MD  
MINOR 3.5 FT, MODERATE 4.0 FT, MAJOR 4.5 FT  
 
TOTAL ASTRO  
DAY/TIME TIDE TIDE SURGE WAVES FLOOD  
/FT/ /FT/ /FT/ /FT/ CATEGORY  
---------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ----------  
21/07 PM 3.0 2.2 0.8 2 NONE  
22/08 AM 2.2 2.2 0.0 2 NONE  
22/09 PM 2.1 2.2 -0.1 1-2 NONE  
23/09 AM 2.1 2.1 0.0 1 NONE  
23/10 PM 2.4 2.2 0.2 1 NONE  
 
BISHOPS HEAD MD  
MINOR 3.3 FT, MODERATE 3.8 FT, MAJOR 4.3 FT  
 
TOTAL ASTRO  
DAY/TIME TIDE TIDE SURGE WAVES FLOOD  
/FT/ /FT/ /FT/ /FT/ CATEGORY  
---------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ----------  
21/04 PM 3.3 2.4 0.9 2 MINOR  
22/05 AM 2.7 2.4 0.3 1-2 NONE  
22/05 PM 2.4 2.4 0.0 2 NONE  
23/06 AM 2.4 2.4 0.0 1 NONE  
23/06 PM 2.6 2.4 0.2 1 NONE  
24/07 AM 2.5 2.3 0.2 1 NONE  
 
SAXIS VA  
 
TOTAL ASTRO  
DAY/TIME TIDE TIDE SURGE WAVES FLOOD  
/FT/ /FT/ /FT/ /FT/ CATEGORY  
---------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ----------  
21/03 PM 3.6 2.9 0.7 1-2  
22/03 AM 3.3 2.8 0.5 1-2  
22/04 PM 3.1 3.0 0.1 2  
23/04 AM 2.6 2.6 0.0 1-2  
23/05 PM 3.1 2.9 0.2 1  
24/05 AM 2.7 2.5 0.2 1  
 

 
 

 
 
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