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Weather Forecast Office Boston, MA
Northeast River Forecast Center
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NOTE: Coastal flood impacts are dependent upon waves as well as tide level. High waves can result in flooding even if the tide level is below flood stage.
Forecasts for the Buzzards Bay at New Bedford Hurricane Barrier are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:
Moderate Flood Stage:
Currently none available.
Low Water Records
Currently none available.
Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
Flood Impacts & Photos
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MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING OCCURS IN LOCATIONS IN DARTMOUTH...NEW BEDFORD...FAIRHAVEN AND WAREHAM OUTSIDE OF PROTECTION FROM THE HURRICANE BARRIER. VARIOUS ROADS ARE AFFECTED...INCLUDING SMITH NECK ROAD AND THE PADANARAM BRIDGE IN DARTMOUTH...AND FRENCH STREET IN NEW BEDFORD.
MINOR COASTAL FLOODING AND SPLASHOVER OCCURS IN VULNERABLE SECTIONS OF DARTMOUTH...FAIRHAVEN...NEW BEDFORD AND WAREHAM THAT ARE OUTSIDE OF PROTECTION OF THE HURRICANE BARRIER. VULNERABLE LOCATIONS INCLUDE SMITH NECK ROAD AND THE PADANARAM BRIDGE IN DARTMOUTH...AND FRENCH STREET IN NEW BEDFORD.
About This Location
Latitude: 41.620000° N, Longitude: 70.910278° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84
Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
River Forecast Centers
River Stage Summary
Automated Flood Warning Systems
Inundation Mapping Locations
NWS Precipitation and River Forecasting
AHPS Iframes for Developers
Mobile iNWS for emergency management
AHPS Web Brochure
Ensemble River Forecasts
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Boston Weather Forecast Office
445 Myles Standish Blvd
Taunton, MA 02780
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