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Buzzards Bay at New Bedford Hurricane Barrier Tide Height (ft)Observed: 1.17 ft at 7:30PM Jul 19, 2014Observed: 1.12 ft at 8:00PM Jul 19, 2014Observed: 1.2 ft at 8:30PM Jul 19, 2014Observed: 1.07 ft at 9:00PM Jul 19, 2014Observed: 1.19 ft at 9:30PM Jul 19, 2014Observed: 1.39 ft at 11:00PM Jul 19, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 11:30PM Jul 19, 2014Observed: 1.8 ft at 12:00AM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 12:30AM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 2.44 ft at 1:00AM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 2.97 ft at 1:30AM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 3.47 ft at 2:00AM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 3.75 ft at 2:30AM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 3.99 ft at 3:00AM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 3.99 ft at 3:30AM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 3.88 ft at 4:00AM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 3.51 ft at 4:30AM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 3.08 ft at 5:00AM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 2.58 ft at 5:30AM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 2.14 ft at 6:00AM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 1.76 ft at 6:30AM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 1.48 ft at 7:00AM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 1.22 ft at 7:30AM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 1.12 ft at 8:00AM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 1.02 ft at 8:30AM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 1.07 ft at 9:00AM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 1.09 ft at 9:30AM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 0.95 ft at 10:00AM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 1.31 ft at 10:30AM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 11:00AM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 1.68 ft at 11:30AM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 1.92 ft at 12:00PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 2.36 ft at 12:30PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 2.62 ft at 1:00PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 3.22 ft at 1:30PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 3.75 ft at 2:00PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 4.12 ft at 2:30PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 4.44 ft at 3:00PM Jul 20, 2014Highest Observation: 4.59 ft at 3:30PM Jul 20, 2014Highest Observation: 4.59 ft at 4:00PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 4.31 ft at 4:30PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 3.76 ft at 5:00PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 3.56 ft at 5:30PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 2.99 ft at 6:00PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 2.58 ft at 6:30PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 7:00PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 7:30PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 1.7 ft at 8:00PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 8:30PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 1.36 ft at 9:00PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 1.35 ft at 9:30PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 1.16 ft at 10:00PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 1.15 ft at 10:30PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 1.04 ft at 11:00PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 1.15 ft at 11:30PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 1.24 ft at 12:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 12:30AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 1:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 1:30AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 2.54 ft at 2:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 2.98 ft at 2:30AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 3.53 ft at 3:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 3.8 ft at 3:30AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 4.05 ft at 4:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 4.01 ft at 4:30AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 3.78 ft at 5:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 5:30AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 2.85 ft at 6:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 2.39 ft at 6:30AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 1.92 ft at 7:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 1.53 ft at 7:30AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 1.32 ft at 8:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 0.89 ft at 8:30AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 0.97 ft at 9:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 0.88 ft at 9:30AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 0.94 ft at 10:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 0.95 ft at 10:30AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 1.18 ft at 11:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 1.18 ft at 11:30AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 1.48 ft at 12:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 1.71 ft at 12:30PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 1:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 2.35 ft at 1:30PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 2.73 ft at 2:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 3.19 ft at 2:30PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 3.54 ft at 3:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 3.98 ft at 3:30PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 4.29 ft at 4:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 4.4 ft at 4:30PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 4.44 ft at 5:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 4.25 ft at 5:30PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 3.88 ft at 6:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 3.63 ft at 6:30PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 3.22 ft at 7:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 2.76 ft at 7:30PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 2.37 ft at 8:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 8:30PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 1.78 ft at 9:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 9:30PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 1.29 ft at 10:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 1.18 ft at 10:30PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 1.17 ft at 11:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 1.1 ft at 11:30PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 1.12 ft at 12:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 1.25 ft at 12:30AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 1.36 ft at 1:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 1:30AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 2:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 2.29 ft at 2:30AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 2.78 ft at 3:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 3.17 ft at 3:30AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 3.58 ft at 4:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 3.83 ft at 4:30AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 3.91 ft at 5:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 3.79 ft at 5:30AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 3.5 ft at 6:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 3.19 ft at 6:30AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 2.79 ft at 7:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 2.43 ft at 7:30AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 2.09 ft at 8:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 1.75 ft at 8:30AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 1.56 ft at 9:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 1.3 ft at 9:30AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 1.12 ft at 10:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 1.02 ft at 10:30AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 1.01 ft at 11:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 1.11 ft at 11:30AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 1.23 ft at 12:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 12:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 1.63 ft at 1:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 1.93 ft at 1:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 2.16 ft at 2:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 2.53 ft at 2:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 2.82 ft at 3:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 3.33 ft at 3:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 3.78 ft at 4:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.13 ft at 4:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.42 ft at 5:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.57 ft at 5:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.47 ft at 6:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.31 ft at 6:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 3.98 ft at 7:00PM Jul 22, 2014Forecast: 2.7 ft 8:00PM Jul 22, 2014Forecast: 1.9 ft 9:00PM Jul 22, 2014Forecast: 1.1 ft 10:00PM Jul 22, 2014Forecast: 0.8 ft 11:00PM Jul 22, 2014Forecast: 0.7 ft 12:00AM Jul 23, 2014Forecast: 0.6 ft 1:00AM Jul 23, 2014Forecast: 1 ft 2:00AM Jul 23, 2014Forecast: 1.6 ft 3:00AM Jul 23, 2014Forecast: 2.4 ft 4:00AM Jul 23, 2014Forecast: 3.1 ft 5:00AM Jul 23, 2014Forecast: 3.5 ft 6:00AM Jul 23, 2014Forecast: 3.3 ft 7:00AM Jul 23, 2014Forecast: 2.4 ft 8:00AM Jul 23, 2014Forecast: 1.5 ft 9:00AM Jul 23, 2014Forecast: 0.7 ft 10:00AM Jul 23, 2014Forecast: 0.5 ft 11:00AM Jul 23, 2014Forecast: 0.6 ft 12:00PM Jul 23, 2014Forecast: 0.9 ft 1:00PM Jul 23, 2014Forecast: 1.2 ft 2:00PM Jul 23, 2014Forecast: 1.9 ft 3:00PM Jul 23, 2014Forecast: 2.6 ft 4:00PM Jul 23, 2014Forecast: 3.4 ft 5:00PM Jul 23, 2014Forecast: 3.9 ft 6:00PM Jul 23, 2014Highest Forecast: 4.1 ft 7:00PM Jul 23, 2014Forecast: 3.6 ft 8:00PM Jul 23, 2014Forecast: 2.5 ft 9:00PM Jul 23, 2014Forecast: 1.6 ft 10:00PM Jul 23, 2014Forecast: 0.9 ft 11:00PM Jul 23, 2014Forecast: 0.6 ft 12:00AM Jul 24, 2014Forecast: 0.6 ft 1:00AM Jul 24, 2014Forecast: 0.7 ft 2:00AM Jul 24, 2014Forecast: 1.1 ft 3:00AM Jul 24, 2014Forecast: 1.8 ft 4:00AM Jul 24, 2014Forecast: 2.6 ft 5:00AM Jul 24, 2014Forecast: 3.3 ft 6:00AM Jul 24, 2014Forecast: 3.5 ft 7:00AM Jul 24, 2014Forecast: 3.1 ft 8:00AM Jul 24, 2014Forecast: 2.3 ft 9:00AM Jul 24, 2014Forecast: 1.3 ft 10:00AM Jul 24, 2014Forecast: 0.6 ft 11:00AM Jul 24, 2014Forecast: 0.4 ft 12:00PM Jul 24, 2014Forecast: 0.6 ft 1:00PM Jul 24, 2014Forecast: 0.9 ft 2:00PM Jul 24, 2014Forecast: 1.3 ft 3:00PM Jul 24, 2014Forecast: 2 ft 4:00PM Jul 24, 2014Forecast: 2.8 ft 5:00PM Jul 24, 2014Forecast: 3.6 ft 6:00PM Jul 24, 2014Highest Forecast: 4.1 ft 7:00PM Jul 24, 2014Forecast: 3.9 ft 8:00PM Jul 24, 2014Forecast: 3.3 ft 9:00PM Jul 24, 2014Forecast: 2.2 ft 10:00PM Jul 24, 2014Forecast: 1.3 ft 11:00PM Jul 24, 2014Forecast: 0.7 ft 12:00AM Jul 25, 2014Forecast: 0.5 ft 1:00AM Jul 25, 2014Forecast: 0.5 ft 2:00AM Jul 25, 2014Forecast: 0.7 ft 3:00AM Jul 25, 2014Forecast: 1.2 ft 4:00AM Jul 25, 2014Forecast: 2 ft 5:00AM Jul 25, 2014Forecast: 2.9 ft 6:00AM Jul 25, 2014Forecast: 3.5 ft 7:00AM Jul 25, 2014Forecast: 3.7 ft 8:00AM Jul 25, 2014Forecast: 3.1 ft 9:00AM Jul 25, 2014Forecast: 2.1 ft 10:00AM Jul 25, 2014Forecast: 1 ft 11:00AM Jul 25, 2014Forecast: 0.4 ft 12:00PM Jul 25, 2014Forecast: 0.3 ft 1:00PM Jul 25, 2014Forecast: 0.6 ft 2:00PM Jul 25, 2014Forecast: 1 ft 3:00PM Jul 25, 2014NBDM3(plotting HMIRG) Graph Created (7:15PM Jul 22, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 4:20PM Jul 22)Latest observed value: 3.98 ft at 7:00 PM EDT 22-Jul-2014. Flood Stage is 6.5 ft
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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.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Buzzards Bay at New Bedford Hurricane Barrier are issued routinely year-round.

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Major Flood Stage:0
Moderate Flood Stage:7.5
Flood Stage:6.5
Action Stage:6

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7.5 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.
6.5 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.
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Latitude: 41.620000° N, Longitude: 70.910278° 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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