Coastal Flooding an Issue

  • Coastal flooding is one of the major issues in this system
  • The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning for southern Fairfield and New Haven counties for high tide late Saturday AM
  • Tides will be higher due to a full moon Saturday night, so that’s something to watch too
  • With a prolonged wind of an easterly component, water will be pushed into the Long Island Sound
  • The high tide that we are watching is Saturday AM and PM, see above
  • Strong winds from an easterly direction, along with a higher tide due to a full moon cycle will cause tides to be 3 to 4 feet above astronomical tides.
  • This will lead to moderate flooding along the shoreline, especially in western CT
  • Check out the high tides times above

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