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Atlantic Coast at Wachapreague Tide Height (ft)Forecast: 1.99 ft 12:00AM Mar 28, 2015Forecast: 2.69 ft 1:00AM Mar 28, 2015Forecast: 3.34 ft 2:00AM Mar 28, 2015Forecast: 3.85 ft 3:00AM Mar 28, 2015Highest Forecast: 3.95 ft 4:00AM Mar 28, 2015Forecast: 3.62 ft 5:00AM Mar 28, 2015Forecast: 3.08 ft 6:00AM Mar 28, 2015Forecast: 2.49 ft 7:00AM Mar 28, 2015Forecast: 1.74 ft 8:00AM Mar 28, 2015Forecast: 0.94 ft 9:00AM Mar 28, 2015Forecast: 0.55 ft 10:00AM Mar 28, 2015Forecast: 0.79 ft 11:00AM Mar 28, 2015Forecast: 1.42 ft 12:00PM Mar 28, 2015Forecast: 2.1 ft 1:00PM Mar 28, 2015Forecast: 2.75 ft 2:00PM Mar 28, 2015Forecast: 3.33 ft 3:00PM Mar 28, 2015Forecast: 3.61 ft 4:00PM Mar 28, 2015Forecast: 3.39 ft 5:00PM Mar 28, 2015Forecast: 2.85 ft 6:00PM Mar 28, 2015Forecast: 2.27 ft 7:00PM Mar 28, 2015Forecast: 1.66 ft 8:00PM Mar 28, 2015Forecast: 0.98 ft 9:00PM Mar 28, 2015Forecast: 0.53 ft 10:00PM Mar 28, 2015Forecast: 0.67 ft 11:00PM Mar 28, 2015Forecast: 1.29 ft 12:00AM Mar 29, 2015Forecast: 1.99 ft 1:00AM Mar 29, 2015Forecast: 2.63 ft 2:00AM Mar 29, 2015Forecast: 3.26 ft 3:00AM Mar 29, 2015Forecast: 3.76 ft 4:00AM Mar 29, 2015Forecast: 3.86 ft 5:00AM Mar 29, 2015Forecast: 3.53 ft 6:00AM Mar 29, 2015Forecast: 3.02 ft 7:00AM Mar 29, 2015Forecast: 2.41 ft 8:00AM Mar 29, 2015Forecast: 1.63 ft 9:00AM Mar 29, 2015Forecast: 0.86 ft 10:00AM Mar 29, 2015Forecast: 0.54 ft 11:00AM Mar 29, 2015Forecast: 0.85 ft 12:00PM Mar 29, 2015Forecast: 1.49 ft 1:00PM Mar 29, 2015Forecast: 2.14 ft 2:00PM Mar 29, 2015Forecast: 2.81 ft 3:00PM Mar 29, 2015Forecast: 3.42 ft 4:00PM Mar 29, 2015Forecast: 3.7 ft 5:00PM Mar 29, 2015Forecast: 3.48 ft 6:00PM Mar 29, 2015Forecast: 2.94 ft 7:00PM Mar 29, 2015Forecast: 2.35 ft 8:00PM Mar 29, 2015Forecast: 1.67 ft 9:00PM Mar 29, 2015Forecast: 0.94 ft 10:00PM Mar 29, 2015Forecast: 0.52 ft 11:00PM Mar 29, 2015Forecast: 0.69 ft 12:00AM Mar 30, 2015Forecast: 1.29 ft 1:00AM Mar 30, 2015Forecast: 1.96 ft 2:00AM Mar 30, 2015Forecast: 2.6 ft 3:00AM Mar 30, 2015Forecast: 3.28 ft 4:00AM Mar 30, 2015Forecast: 3.8 ft 5:00AM Mar 30, 2015Forecast: 3.86 ft 6:00AM Mar 30, 2015Forecast: 3.5 ft 7:00AM Mar 30, 2015Forecast: 2.95 ft 8:00AM Mar 30, 2015Forecast: 2.28 ft 9:00AM Mar 30, 2015Forecast: 1.45 ft 10:00AM Mar 30, 2015Forecast: 0.71 ft 11:00AM Mar 30, 2015Forecast: 0.49 ft 12:00PM Mar 30, 2015Forecast: 0.87 ft 1:00PM Mar 30, 2015Forecast: 1.53 ft 2:00PM Mar 30, 2015Forecast: 2.21 ft 3:00PM Mar 30, 2015Forecast: 2.95 ft 4:00PM Mar 30, 2015Forecast: 3.62 ft 5:00PM Mar 30, 2015Forecast: 3.89 ft 6:00PM Mar 30, 2015Forecast: 3.62 ft 7:00PM Mar 30, 2015WAHV2(plotting HMIRG) Graph Created (11:46PM Mar 27, 2015)Forecast (issued 9:09AM Mar 27)Flood Stage is 6.5 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Atlantic Coast at Wachapreague are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 8
Moderate Flood Stage: 7.5
Flood Stage: 6.5
Action Stage: 6
Low Stage (in feet): -1

Historic Crests
(1) 9.52 ft on 09/01/2006
(2) 9.25 ft on 08/27/2011
(3) 8.93 ft on 02/05/1998
(4) 8.60 ft on 11/13/2009
(5) 8.55 ft on 01/04/1992
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 6.62 ft on 04/30/2014
(2) 6.56 ft on 03/07/2013
(3) 6.50 ft on 02/26/2013
(4) 8.39 ft on 10/29/2012
(5) 6.20 ft on 11/24/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -2.82 ft on 03/16/1980
(2) -2.42 ft on 02/25/1990
(3) -2.41 ft on 10/26/1980
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Latitude: 37.606667° N, Longitude: 75.686667° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS stage 0 ft 6.5 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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