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Coastal flood watch for St. Mary's County

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St. Mary's County, MD -- The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory for the shoreline in St. Mary's County, which is in effect until 7 p.m. this evening.

A Coastal Flood Watch has also been issued. This Coastal Flood Watch is in effect from 11 p.m. this evening through Saturday evening.

* TIDAL DEPARTURE...One to one and a half feet above normal this
  afternoon, increasing to one and a half to two feet by
  Saturday.

* TIMING...Around the time of high tide. This afternoon`s high
  tide is occurring now. The next two high tides at Point Lookout
  are at 2:09 AM late tonight and 2:32 PM Saturday afternoon. The
  next two high tides at Piney Point are at 3:11 AM late tonight
  and 3:32 PM Saturday afternoon. The next two high tides at
  Colton`s Point are at 3:47 AM late tonight and 4:08 PM Saturday
  afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Water is expected to go over a portion of the bulkhead
  near the Straits Point bridge this afternoon, and also cover
  yards in the Saint George`s Creek and Saint Mary`s River areas.
  Minor shoreline inundation up to one foot above ground is
  possible elsewhere. On Saturday, Water may cover roads on Saint
  George`s Island, be in yards, and approach structures. To the
  east, inundation is possible at multiple marinas off Saint
  Mary`s River, Smith Creek, and Jutland Creek. Shoreline
  inundation up to one foot above ground is possible elsewhere.

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