Weather Alerts for Fairfield County

Issued by the National Weather Service

Coastal Flood Warning  COASTAL FLOOD WARNING   Coastal Flood Warning
FAIRFIELD COUNTY

Areas Affected:
Southern Fairfield
Effective: Thu, 10/17 12:00am Updated: Wed, 10/16 6:42pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Thu, 10/17 4:00am Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...Minor to Moderate Coastal and Shoreline Flood Impacts
Tonight...
...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 4 AM
EDT THURSDAY...
* LOCATIONS...Vulnerable coastal locales along Southern Fairfield
and Southern Westchester.
* TIMING...During the times of high tide from midnight tonight to
4 AM EDT Thursday. For the, until 3 PM EDT this afternoon.
* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...There is an elevated threat of property
damage. Widespread flooding of vulnerable areas near the
waterfront and shoreline. Expect 2 to 3 feet of inundation above
ground level in the most low lying and vulnerable areas. This
will result in numerous road closures and cause widespread
flooding of low lying property including parking lots, parks,
lawns and homes/businesses with basements near the waterfront.
Vehicles parked in vulnerable areas near the waterfront will
likely become flooded. Flooding will also extend inland from the
waterfront along tidal rivers and bays.
* SHORELINE IMPACTS...Breaking waves of 3 to 5 ft with elevated
water levels will result in significant beach erosion and
flooding during the times of high tide tonight, with some
flooding of roadways and vulnerable structures behind protective
dunes.
* UNCERTAINTY...If strong southeast winds shift to the northwest
before the time of high tide, the wave and flood impacts could
be less than forecast.
Time of high total tides are approximate to the nearest hour.
BRIDGEPORT HARBOR AT BRIDGEPORT CT
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 8.9 FT, MODERATE 10.4 FT, MAJOR 11.4 FT
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 1.6 FT, MODERATE 3.1 FT, MAJOR 4.1 FT
TOTAL      TOTAL    DEPARTURE
DAY/TIME    TIDE       TIDE     FROM NORM   WAVES    FLOOD
FT MLLW    FT MHHW       FT       FT      IMPACT
--------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
17/02 AM   9.9/10.4   2.6/ 3.1   3.1/ 3.6    3-5    MODERATE
STAMFORD HARBOR AT STAMFORD CT
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 9.4 FT, MODERATE 11.0 FT, MAJOR 12.4 FT
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 1.5 FT, MODERATE 3.1 FT, MAJOR 4.5 FT
TOTAL      TOTAL    DEPARTURE
DAY/TIME    TIDE       TIDE     FROM NORM   WAVES    FLOOD
FT MLLW    FT MHHW       FT       FT      IMPACT
--------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
17/02 AM  10.5/11.0   2.6/ 3.1   3.2/ 3.7    3-5    MODERATE
LITTLE NECK BAY AT KINGS POINT NY
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 10.0 FT, MODERATE 10.5 FT, MAJOR 13.0 FT
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 2.2 FT, MODERATE 2.7 FT, MAJOR 5.2 FT
TOTAL      TOTAL    DEPARTURE
DAY/TIME    TIDE       TIDE     FROM NORM   WAVES    FLOOD
FT MLLW    FT MHHW       FT       FT      IMPACT
--------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
17/02 AM  10.3/10.8   2.5/ 3.0   2.7/ 3.2    2-3    MIN-MOD
&&

Information:
A Coastal Flood Warning means that flooding is expected or
occurring. Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert
for rising water, and take appropriate action to protect life and
property.

Wind Advisory  WIND ADVISORY   Wind Advisory
FAIRFIELD COUNTY

Areas Affected:
Northern Fairfield - Northern Middlesex - Northern New Haven - Northern New London - Southern Fairfield - Southern Middlesex - Southern New Haven
Effective: Wed, 10/16 6:00pm Updated: Wed, 10/16 6:42pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Thu, 10/17 6:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THURSDAY...
The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Wind Advisory,
which is in effect until 6 PM EDT Thursday.
* WHAT...Southeast winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph this
evening along the coast, becoming west and expanding across the
entire area tonight into Thursday.
* WHERE...Entire Tri-State Area.
* WHEN...From 10 PM this evening to 6 PM EDT Thursday.
* IMPACTS...Strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power
lines. Scattered power outages are expected.

Information:
A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds of 31 to 39 mph,
or gusts of 46 to 57 mph, are expected or occurring. Winds this
strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile
vehicles, in open areas, and on elevated roads and bridges. Use
extra caution.