Monday’s VIPIR Forecast: More tidal flooding

Posted at 5:41 AM, Oct 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-05 06:10:06-04

A Coastal Flood Warning is in effect until 8 PM for Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Isle of Wight, Surry, Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, York, James City, Gloucester, Mathews, Middlesex, Northampton, Accomack, Currituck, Dare. “Moderate” to “Major” tidal flooding is expected again today at times of high tide this afternoon. High tide times: Duck 2:31 PM, CBBT 3:25 PM, Wachapreague 3:27 PM, Yorktown 4:11 PM, Sewells Point 4:18 PM, Windmill Point 6:10 PM.

More wind and flooding… Winds will remain very strong from the NE with gusts to 40+ possible. Expect tidal flooding again today with water levels near or just less than Sunday. High tides will reach “moderate” to near “major” flooding levels this afternoon. High tides today will be near the 4:00 hour. We will still see mostly cloudy skies with plenty of drizzle and scattered showers. Rainfall totals will be minimal. Tuesday will start our gradual clearing and calming trend. We will start to mix in some sunshine tomorrow with winds still breezy but not as strong as today. Expect more sunshine and lighter winds on Wednesday. As winds relax our high tide levels will begin to return to normal.

Today: Mostly Cloudy, Showers(40%), Windy. Highs near 70. Winds: NE 20-25G40

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Isolated Showers(20%), Windy. Lows near 60. Winds: NE 15-25

Tomorrow: Clearing Skies, Isolated Showers(20%), Windy. Highs in the upper 70s. Winds: NE 10-20

Tropical Update

Hurricane Joaquin will move away from Bermuda today. Joaquin is centered about 125 miles north of Bermuda and moving NNE at 13 mph. A turn toward the NE and ENE is expected over the next few days as it moves into the northern Atlantic. Joaquin will gradually weaken over the next several days.

5:00 AM AST Mon Oct 5

Location: 34.1°N 65.2°W

Moving: NNE at 13 mph

Min pressure: 964 mb

Max sustained: 85 mph

Weather & Health

Pollen: Low (Ragweed, Sagebrush)

UV Index: 5 (Moderate)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

October 5th

1962 Flash Flooding: Wicomico Co

1995 2 F0 Tornadoes: Isle of Wight Co, F1 Tornado: King & Queen Co

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