Weather Alerts for Fairfield County

Issued by the National Weather Service

Coastal Flood Advisory  COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY   Coastal Flood Advisory
FAIRFIELD COUNTY

Areas Affected:
Southern Fairfield
Effective: Thu, 4/18 10:00pm Updated: Thu, 4/18 7:04pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Fri, 4/19 1:00am Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...MINOR TO POTENTIALLY LOCALLY MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING THIS
EVENING...
...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS
EVENING TO 1 AM EDT FRIDAY...
* LOCATIONS...Vulnerable coastal locales of Fairfield county.
* TIDAL DEPARTURE...Minor coastal flooding with tidal departures
of 1/2 to 1 ft above astronomical tides this evening.
* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...There is a low threat of property
damage. Shallow flooding is expected in the most vulnerable
locations near the waterfront and shoreline. Expect around 1
to 2 feet of inundation above ground level in low lying,
vulnerable areas. Some roads and low lying property including
parking lots, parks, lawns and homes/businesses with basements
near the waterfront will experience shallow flooding.
* TIMING...Around the times of high tide this evening.
Time of high total tides are approximate to the nearest hour.
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
--------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
19/12 AM   8.8/ 9.3   1.5/ 2.0   0.5/ 1.0     1      Minor
19/12 PM   7.2/ 7.7  -0.2/ 0.3  -0.6/-0.1    1-2      None
20/12 AM   8.5/ 9.0   1.2/ 1.7   0.1/ 0.6     2       None
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
--------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
19/12 AM   9.3/ 9.8   1.4/ 1.9   0.4/ 0.9     1      Minor
19/12 PM   7.8/ 8.3  -0.2/ 0.3  -0.6/-0.1    1-2      None
20/12 AM   9.1/ 9.6   1.2/ 1.7   0.1/ 0.6    1-2      None
&&

Information:
A Coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides
will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore.

Flash Flood Watch  FLASH FLOOD WATCH   Flash Flood Watch
FAIRFIELD COUNTY

Areas Affected:
Northern Fairfield - Southern Fairfield
Effective: Sat, 4/20 2:00am Updated: Thu, 4/18 7:04pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sat, 4/20 2:00pm Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Possible

 
Details:
...FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE LATE FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY...
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...
The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a
* Flash Flood Watch for portions of southern Connecticut,
northeast New Jersey, and southeast New York, including the
following areas, in southern Connecticut, Northern Fairfield
and Southern Fairfield. In northeast New Jersey, Eastern
Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern Passaic, Eastern Union, Hudson,
Western Bergen, Western Essex, Western Passaic, and Western
Union. In southeast New York, Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New
York (Manhattan), Northern Nassau, Northern Queens, Northern
Westchester, Orange, Putnam, Richmond (Staten Island),
Rockland, Southern Nassau, Southern Queens, and Southern
Westchester.
* From late Friday night through Saturday afternoon.
* A slow moving frontal system will approach the region Friday
night into Saturday. Heavy rain will become likely late Friday
night through Saturday morning. Total rainfall amounts will be
in the 1.5 to 2 inch range with locally higher amounts possible.
Excessive runoff will be possible which would lead to flooding
of urban and poor drainage areas. In addition, smaller rivers
and streams could overflow their banks.

Information:
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.