The Nor’easter that is arriving in the early AM will be a COASTAL EVENT. From the National Weather Service:
“Snow begins between 5 and 7 am Tuesday morning. Snow could change to sleet but will then change to rain during the afternoon.
WINDS…Northeast 20 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.
COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 3 PM EDT TUESDAY…
A STORM SURGE OF AROUND 3 FEET IS LIKELY DURING THE EARLY TUESDAY AFTERNOON HIGH TIDE CYCLE.
COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS…WIDESPREAD MINOR WITH AREAS OF MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING ARE LIKELY. SOME OVERWASH IS LIKELY FROM LARGE WAVES ALONG THE OCEAN EXPOSED SHORELINE INCLUDING THE HULL…SCITUATE AND MARSHFIELD AREAS.
MODERATE TO SEVERE EROSION IS LIKELY FROM THE WAVE ACTION ALONG OCEAN EXPOSED SHORELINES”
The tide of most concern will be the Tuesday afternoon tide with 12.6-13.1 ft tide with 6- 17 foot waves.
PLEASE be prepared for this event, as this will be the most significant event so far this winter.
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There is a lot of legislative action happening right now with the National Flood Insurance Program! Between this week and next week, several hearings will be held at the federal level. The first is at Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs committee on Tuesday. House Financial Services Committee will be holding a hearing on Thursday. We will be updating you in the coming weeks on the results of the hearings.