The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood advisory for several counties in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The advisory is in effect from 8 PM Wednesday to 3 AM EST Thursday.

According to the advisory, up to one half foot of inundation above ground level is expected in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal waterways in Southern Bristol MA, Southern Plymouth MA, Southeast Providence RI, Eastern Kent RI, Bristol RI, Washington RI, and Newport RI Counties. This is expected to occur between 5.0 to 7.3 feet Mean Lower Low Water.

The advisory warns of potential minor coastal flooding in vulnerable areas such as parking lots near beaches in Newport, a portion of Hazard Road, and several streets in the Common Fence Point area.

Residents and travelers are advised to take necessary precautions to protect flood-prone property and to allow extra time for travel as some roads may be closed. They are also advised not to drive around barricades or through water of unknown depth.

Coastal Flood Advisory

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Southern Bristol MA-Southern Plymouth MA-Southeast Providence RI-
Eastern Kent RI-Bristol RI-Washington RI-Newport RI-
834 PM EST Tue Jan 24 2023

…COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM WEDNESDAY TO 3 AM
EST THURSDAY…

* WHAT…Up to one half foot of inundation above ground level
expected in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal
waterways (5.0 to 7.3 feet Mean Lower Low Water).

* WHERE…In Massachusetts, Southern Bristol MA and Southern
Plymouth MA Counties. In Rhode Island, Southeast Providence
RI, Eastern Kent RI, Bristol RI, Washington RI and Newport RI
Counties.

* WHEN…From 8 PM Wednesday to 3 AM EST Thursday.

* IMPACTS…Minor coastal flooding occurs along the most
vulnerable shoreline locales in Newport, Portsmouth and
Middletown. This includes flooding at parking lots near
beaches in Newport, and a portion of Hazard Road. Minor
coastal flooding also occurs on several streets in the Common
Fence Point area.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

If travel is required, allow extra time as some roads may be
closed. Do not drive around barricades or through water of
unknown depth. Take the necessary actions to protect flood-prone
property.

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Time of high total tides are approximate to the nearest hour.

Narragansett Bay at Fox Point
MLLW Categories – Minor 7.0 ft, Moderate 9.0 ft, Major 10.5 ft
MHHW Categories – Minor 2.3 ft, Moderate 4.3 ft, Major 5.8 ft

Total Total Departure
Day/Time Tide Tide from Norm Waves Flood
ft MLLW ft MHHW ft ft Impact
——– ——— ——— ——— ——- ——–
24/10 PM 4.2/ 4.7 -0.6/-0.1 -0.9/-0.4 1 None
25/11 AM 5.1/ 5.6 0.4/ 0.9 0.2/ 0.7 1 None
25/11 PM 6.9/ 7.4 2.2/ 2.7 2.0/ 2.5 2-4 Minor
26/11 AM 4.7/ 5.2 0.1/ 0.6 0.4/ 0.9 3-4 None
27/12 AM 3.7/ 4.2 -1.1/-0.6 -1.1/-0.6 2-4 None
27/12 PM 3.0/ 3.5 -1.8/-1.3 -1.1/-0.6 1-2 None

Narragansett Bay at Conimicut Point
MLLW Categories – Minor 7.0 ft, Moderate 8.5 ft, Major 10.0 ft
MHHW Categories – Minor 2.4 ft, Moderate 3.9 ft, Major 5.4 ft

Total Total Departure
Day/Time Tide Tide from Norm Waves Flood
ft MLLW ft MHHW ft ft Impact
——– ——— ——— ——— ——- ——–
24/10 PM 4.4/ 4.9 -0.2/ 0.2 -0.7/-0.2 1 None
25/11 AM 5.0/ 5.5 0.4/ 0.9 0.1/ 0.6 1 None
25/11 PM 6.8/ 7.3 2.2/ 2.7 2.0/ 2.5 3-4 Minor
26/11 AM 4.7/ 5.2 0.2/ 0.7 0.4/ 0.9 3-4 None
27/12 AM 3.4/ 3.9 -1.3/-0.8 -1.3/-0.8 2-4 None
27/12 PM 3.1/ 3.6 -1.6/-1.1 -1.1/-0.6 1-2 None

Mount Hope Bay near Bristol Point RI
MLLW Categories – Minor 7.0 ft, Moderate 9.5 ft, Major 12.0 ft
MHHW Categories – Minor 2.5 ft, Moderate 5.0 ft, Major 7.5 ft

Total Total Departure
Day/Time Tide Tide from Norm Waves Flood
ft MLLW ft MHHW ft ft Impact
——– ——— ——— ——— ——- ——–
24/10 PM 3.7/ 4.2 -0.8/-0.2 -0.7/-0.2 1-2 None
25/11 AM 4.6/ 5.1 0.1/ 0.6 0.0/ 0.5 1 None
25/11 PM 6.2/ 6.8 1.8/ 2.2 2.0/ 2.5 3-4 None
26/11 AM 4.4/ 4.9 -0.2/ 0.3 0.2/ 0.8 4 None
27/12 AM 3.0/ 3.5 -1.6/-1.1 -1.3/-0.8 2-3 None
27/12 PM 2.7/ 3.2 -1.8/-1.3 -1.1/-0.6 1-2 None

Narragansett Bay at Quonset Point
MLLW Categories – Minor 6.0 ft, Moderate 7.5 ft, Major 9.5 ft
MHHW Categories – Minor 1.9 ft, Moderate 3.4 ft, Major 5.4 ft

Total Total Departure
Day/Time Tide Tide from Norm Waves Flood
ft MLLW ft MHHW ft ft Impact
——– ——— ——— ——— ——- ——–
24/10 PM 3.7/ 4.2 -0.3/ 0.2 -0.7/-0.2 1 None
25/11 AM 4.2/ 4.7 0.2/ 0.7 0.0/ 0.5 1 None
25/11 PM 6.1/ 6.6 2.0/ 2.5 1.9/ 2.3 3-4 Minor
26/11 AM 4.2/ 4.7 0.1/ 0.6 0.2/ 0.7 4 None
27/12 AM 2.8/ 3.4 -1.3/-0.8 -1.3/-0.8 2-3 None
27/12 PM 2.6/ 3.1 -1.6/-1.1 -1.1/-0.6 1 None

Westerly RI at Watch Hill
MLLW Categories – Minor 5.0 ft, Moderate 8.0 ft, Major 9.5 ft
MHHW Categories – Minor 1.9 ft, Moderate 4.9 ft, Major 6.4 ft

Total Total Departure
Day/Time Tide Tide from Norm Waves Flood
ft MLLW ft MHHW ft ft Impact
——– ——— ——— ——— ——- ——–
24/11 PM 2.2/ 2.7 -1.0/-0.5 -0.9/-0.4 2-3 None
25/11 AM 2.7/ 3.2 -0.5/ 0.0 -0.2/ 0.2 1 None
26/12 AM 4.7/ 5.2 1.7/ 2.2 1.9/ 2.3 4-7 Minor
26/12 PM 2.2/ 2.7 -1.0/-0.5 -0.5/ 0.0 8 None
27/01 AM 1.6/ 2.0 -1.6/-1.1 -1.3/-0.8 5-7 None
27/01 PM 1.3/ 1.8 -1.9/-1.4 -1.1/-0.6 3 None

Newport Harbor
MLLW Categories – Minor 6.0 ft, Moderate 7.5 ft, Major 9.0 ft
MHHW Categories – Minor 1.9 ft, Moderate 3.4 ft, Major 4.9 ft

Total Total Departure
Day/Time Tide Tide from Norm Waves Flood
ft MLLW ft MHHW ft ft Impact
——– ——— ——— ——— ——- ——–
24/10 PM 3.5/ 4.0 -0.7/-0.2 -0.7/-0.2 3 None
25/10 AM 4.0/ 4.5 -0.2/ 0.3 0.0/ 0.5 1-2 None
25/11 PM 5.9/ 6.4 1.8/ 2.2 1.9/ 2.3 3-6 Minor
26/11 AM 3.9/ 4.4 -0.2/ 0.2 0.2/ 0.7 8 None
27/12 AM 2.6/ 3.1 -1.6/-1.1 -1.3/-0.8 3 None
27/12 PM 2.2/ 2.7 -1.9/-1.4 -1.1/-0.6 3 None

Newport South Coast Beaches
MLLW Categories – Minor 6.0 ft, Moderate 7.5 ft, Major 9.0 ft
MHHW Categories – Minor 2.5 ft, Moderate 4.0 ft, Major 5.5 ft

Total Total Departure
Day/Time Tide Tide from Norm Waves Flood
ft MLLW ft MHHW ft ft Impact
——– ——— ——— ——— ——- ——–
24/10 PM 3.0/ 3.5 -0.6/-0.1 -0.8/-0.2 3-4 None
25/10 AM 3.5/ 4.0 0.0/ 0.5 -0.2/ 0.2 1-2 None
25/11 PM 5.2/ 5.7 1.8/ 2.2 1.7/ 2.2 3-7 None
26/11 AM 3.2/ 3.7 -0.2/ 0.2 0.0/ 0.5 9 None
27/12 AM 2.2/ 2.7 -1.4/-0.9 -1.3/-0.8 7-8 None
27/12 PM 2.0/ 2.5 -1.6/-1.1 -1.1/-0.6 4 None

Mount Hope Bay near Fall River MA
MLLW Categories – Minor 7.0 ft, Moderate 9.5 ft, Major 12.0 ft
MHHW Categories – Minor 2.3 ft, Moderate 4.8 ft, Major 7.3 ft

Total Total Departure
Day/Time Tide Tide from Norm Waves Flood
ft MLLW ft MHHW ft ft Impact
——– ——— ——— ——— ——- ——–
24/10 PM 4.6/ 5.1 -0.2/ 0.3 -0.7/-0.2 1 None
25/11 AM 5.2/ 5.7 0.6/ 1.1 0.1/ 0.6 1 None
25/11 PM 7.1/ 7.6 2.3/ 2.8 2.0/ 2.5 2-4 Minor
26/11 AM 5.1/ 5.6 0.4/ 0.9 0.5/ 1.0 4 None
27/12 AM 3.7/ 4.2 -1.1/-0.6 -1.1/-0.7 2-3 None
27/01 PM 3.4/ 3.9 -1.4/-0.9 -1.1/-0.6 1-2 None

New Bedford Hurricane Barrier
MLLW Categories – Minor 6.0 ft, Moderate 7.5 ft, Major 9.5 ft
MHHW Categories – Minor 2.1 ft, Moderate 3.6 ft, Major 5.6 ft

Total Total Departure
Day/Time Tide Tide from Norm Waves Flood
ft MLLW ft MHHW ft ft Impact
——– ——— ——— ——— ——- ——–
24/10 PM 3.5/ 4.0 -0.5/ 0.0 -0.7/-0.2 2-3 None
25/11 AM 4.0/ 4.5 0.1/ 0.6 0.0/ 0.5 1 None
25/11 PM 5.5/ 6.0 1.6/ 2.0 1.5/ 2.0 2-5 None
26/11 AM 4.2/ 4.7 0.4/ 0.9 0.6/ 1.1 5-6 None
27/12 AM 2.7/ 3.2 -1.3/-0.8 -1.3/-0.8 3 None
27/12 PM 2.2/ 2.7 -1.7/-1.2 -1.1/-0.6 1 None

Westport
MLLW Categories – Minor 6.0 ft, Moderate 8.0 ft, Major 10.0 ft
MHHW Categories – Minor 2.5 ft, Moderate 4.5 ft, Major 6.5 ft

Total Total Departure
Day/Time Tide Tide from Norm Waves Flood
ft MLLW ft MHHW ft ft Impact
——– ——— ——— ——— ——- ——–
24/10 PM 2.6/ 3.1 -1.0/-0.5 -0.8/-0.2 2-3 None
25/11 AM 3.1/ 3.6 -0.5/ 0.0 -0.2/ 0.2 1 None
26/12 AM 4.7/ 5.2 1.3/ 1.8 1.7/ 2.2 3-7 None
26/11 AM 3.0/ 3.5 -0.6/-0.1 0.2/ 0.7 8 None
27/12 AM 1.9/ 2.3 -1.7/-1.2 -1.3/-0.8 6-7 None
27/01 PM 1.6/ 2.0 -2.0/-1.5 -1.1/-0.6 3-4 None

Buzzards Bay at Mattapoisett
MLLW Categories – Minor 8.5 ft, Moderate 10.0 ft, Major 12.0 ft
MHHW Categories – Minor 4.4 ft, Moderate 5.9 ft, Major 7.9 ft

Total Total Departure
Day/Time Tide Tide from Norm Waves Flood
ft MLLW ft MHHW ft ft Impact
——– ——— ——— ——— ——- ——–
24/10 PM 3.7/ 4.2 -0.5/ 0.0 -0.8/-0.2 2-3 None
25/11 AM 4.2/ 4.7 0.2/ 0.7 0.0/ 0.5 1 None
25/11 PM 5.7/ 6.2 1.7/ 2.2 1.5/ 2.0 2-5 None
26/11 AM 4.6/ 5.1 0.5/ 1.0 0.6/ 1.1 6 None
27/12 AM 2.8/ 3.4 -1.3/-0.8 -1.3/-0.8 4-5 None
27/12 PM 2.6/ 3.1 -1.6/-1.1 -1.1/-0.6 2-3 None

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