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Buzzards Bay at New Bedford Hurricane Barrier Tide Height (ft)Observed: 2.09 ft at 10:30AM May 02, 2015Observed: 1.64 ft at 11:00AM May 02, 2015Observed: 1.25 ft at 11:30AM May 02, 2015Observed: 1.01 ft at 12:00PM May 02, 2015Observed: 0.88 ft at 12:30PM May 02, 2015Observed: 0.83 ft at 1:00PM May 02, 2015Observed: 1.09 ft at 2:00PM May 02, 2015Observed: 1.25 ft at 2:30PM May 02, 2015Observed: 1.5 ft at 3:00PM May 02, 2015Observed: 1.65 ft at 3:30PM May 02, 2015Observed: 1.99 ft at 4:00PM May 02, 2015Observed: 2.41 ft at 4:30PM May 02, 2015Observed: 2.87 ft at 5:00PM May 02, 2015Observed: 3.25 ft at 5:30PM May 02, 2015Observed: 3.73 ft at 6:00PM May 02, 2015Observed: 4.22 ft at 6:30PM May 02, 2015Observed: 4.49 ft at 7:00PM May 02, 2015Observed: 4.77 ft at 7:30PM May 02, 2015Highest Observation: 4.81 ft at 8:00PM May 02, 2015Observed: 4.61 ft at 8:30PM May 02, 2015Observed: 4.35 ft at 9:00PM May 02, 2015Observed: 3.86 ft at 9:30PM May 02, 2015Observed: 3.29 ft at 10:00PM May 02, 2015Observed: 2.68 ft at 10:30PM May 02, 2015Observed: 2.07 ft at 11:00PM May 02, 2015Observed: 1.68 ft at 11:30PM May 02, 2015Observed: 1.35 ft at 12:00AM May 03, 2015Observed: 1.02 ft at 12:30AM May 03, 2015Observed: 0.91 ft at 1:00AM May 03, 2015Observed: 0.79 ft at 1:30AM May 03, 2015Observed: 0.84 ft at 2:00AM May 03, 2015Observed: 0.89 ft at 2:30AM May 03, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 3:00AM May 03, 2015Observed: 1.12 ft at 3:30AM May 03, 2015Observed: 1.33 ft at 4:00AM May 03, 2015Observed: 1.56 ft at 4:30AM May 03, 2015Observed: 1.93 ft at 5:00AM May 03, 2015Observed: 2.35 ft at 5:30AM May 03, 2015Observed: 2.8 ft at 6:00AM May 03, 2015Observed: 3.2 ft at 6:30AM May 03, 2015Observed: 3.6 ft at 7:00AM May 03, 2015Observed: 3.91 ft at 7:30AM May 03, 2015Observed: 4.07 ft at 8:00AM May 03, 2015Observed: 4.01 ft at 8:30AM May 03, 2015Observed: 3.89 ft at 9:00AM May 03, 2015Observed: 3.53 ft at 9:30AM May 03, 2015Observed: 3.13 ft at 10:00AM May 03, 2015Observed: 2.59 ft at 10:30AM May 03, 2015Observed: 1.96 ft at 11:00AM May 03, 2015Observed: 1.61 ft at 11:30AM May 03, 2015Observed: 1.03 ft at 12:00PM May 03, 2015Observed: 0.67 ft at 12:30PM May 03, 2015Observed: 0.62 ft at 1:00PM May 03, 2015Observed: 0.68 ft at 1:30PM May 03, 2015Observed: 0.54 ft at 2:00PM May 03, 2015Observed: 0.76 ft at 2:30PM May 03, 2015Observed: 0.98 ft at 3:00PM May 03, 2015Observed: 1.16 ft at 3:30PM May 03, 2015Observed: 1.35 ft at 4:00PM May 03, 2015Observed: 1.73 ft at 4:30PM May 03, 2015Observed: 2.14 ft at 5:00PM May 03, 2015Observed: 2.46 ft at 5:30PM May 03, 2015Observed: 3 ft at 6:00PM May 03, 2015Observed: 3.4 ft at 6:30PM May 03, 2015Observed: 3.82 ft at 7:00PM May 03, 2015Observed: 4.21 ft at 7:30PM May 03, 2015Observed: 4.47 ft at 8:00PM May 03, 2015Observed: 4.6 ft at 8:30PM May 03, 2015Observed: 4.21 ft at 9:30PM May 03, 2015Observed: 3.73 ft at 10:00PM May 03, 2015Observed: 3.23 ft at 10:30PM May 03, 2015Observed: 2.58 ft at 11:00PM May 03, 2015Observed: 1.86 ft at 11:30PM May 03, 2015Observed: 1.4 ft at 12:00AM May 04, 2015Observed: 0.91 ft at 12:30AM May 04, 2015Observed: 0.63 ft at 1:00AM May 04, 2015Observed: 0.4 ft at 1:30AM May 04, 2015Observed: 0.39 ft at 2:00AM May 04, 2015Observed: 0.44 ft at 2:30AM May 04, 2015Observed: 0.5 ft at 3:00AM May 04, 2015Observed: 0.57 ft at 3:30AM May 04, 2015Observed: 0.67 ft at 4:00AM May 04, 2015Observed: 0.91 ft at 4:30AM May 04, 2015Observed: 1.17 ft at 5:00AM May 04, 2015Observed: 1.39 ft at 5:30AM May 04, 2015Observed: 1.85 ft at 6:00AM May 04, 2015Observed: 2.3 ft at 6:30AM May 04, 2015Observed: 2.8 ft at 7:00AM May 04, 2015Observed: 3.25 ft at 7:30AM May 04, 2015Observed: 3.58 ft at 8:00AM May 04, 2015Observed: 3.85 ft at 8:30AM May 04, 2015Observed: 3.89 ft at 9:00AM May 04, 2015Observed: 3.76 ft at 9:30AM May 04, 2015Observed: 3.4 ft at 10:00AM May 04, 2015Observed: 2.99 ft at 10:30AM May 04, 2015Observed: 2.45 ft at 11:00AM May 04, 2015Observed: 1.83 ft at 11:30AM May 04, 2015Observed: 1.32 ft at 12:00PM May 04, 2015Observed: 0.48 ft at 12:30PM May 04, 2015Observed: 0.61 ft at 1:00PM May 04, 2015Observed: -0.03 ft at 1:30PM May 04, 2015Observed: 0.08 ft at 2:00PM May 04, 2015Observed: 0.1 ft at 2:30PM May 04, 2015Observed: 0.33 ft at 3:00PM May 04, 2015Observed: 0.59 ft at 3:30PM May 04, 2015Observed: 0.87 ft at 4:00PM May 04, 2015Observed: 1.24 ft at 4:30PM May 04, 2015Observed: 1.56 ft at 5:00PM May 04, 2015Observed: 1.92 ft at 5:30PM May 04, 2015Observed: 2.29 ft at 6:00PM May 04, 2015Observed: 2.72 ft at 6:30PM May 04, 2015Observed: 3.14 ft at 7:00PM May 04, 2015Observed: 3.56 ft at 7:30PM May 04, 2015Observed: 3.8 ft at 8:00PM May 04, 2015Observed: 4.16 ft at 8:30PM May 04, 2015Observed: 4.26 ft at 9:00PM May 04, 2015Observed: 4.26 ft at 9:30PM May 04, 2015Observed: 4.09 ft at 10:00PM May 04, 2015Observed: 3.81 ft at 10:30PM May 04, 2015Observed: 3.36 ft at 11:00PM May 04, 2015Observed: 2.79 ft at 11:30PM May 04, 2015Observed: 2.18 ft at 12:00AM May 05, 2015Observed: 1.5 ft at 12:30AM May 05, 2015Observed: 1.08 ft at 1:00AM May 05, 2015Observed: 0.65 ft at 1:30AM May 05, 2015Observed: 0.38 ft at 2:00AM May 05, 2015Observed: 0.22 ft at 2:30AM May 05, 2015Observed: 0.21 ft at 3:00AM May 05, 2015Observed: 0.27 ft at 3:30AM May 05, 2015Observed: 0.34 ft at 4:00AM May 05, 2015Observed: 0.35 ft at 4:30AM May 05, 2015Observed: 0.61 ft at 5:00AM May 05, 2015Observed: 0.83 ft at 5:30AM May 05, 2015Observed: 1.09 ft at 6:00AM May 05, 2015Observed: 1.59 ft at 6:30AM May 05, 2015Observed: 2.07 ft at 7:00AM May 05, 2015Observed: 2.62 ft at 7:30AM May 05, 2015Observed: 3.1 ft at 8:00AM May 05, 2015Observed: 3.45 ft at 8:30AM May 05, 2015Observed: 3.71 ft at 9:00AM May 05, 2015Observed: 3.68 ft at 9:30AM May 05, 2015Observed: 3.52 ft at 10:00AM May 05, 2015Forecast: 2.5 ft 11:00AM May 05, 2015Forecast: 1.5 ft 12:00PM May 05, 2015Forecast: 0.3 ft 1:00PM May 05, 2015Forecast: -0.4 ft 2:00PM May 05, 2015Forecast: -0.6 ft 3:00PM May 05, 2015Forecast: -0.3 ft 4:00PM May 05, 2015Forecast: 0.2 ft 5:00PM May 05, 2015Forecast: 0.9 ft 6:00PM May 05, 2015Forecast: 1.9 ft 7:00PM May 05, 2015Forecast: 2.9 ft 8:00PM May 05, 2015Forecast: 3.5 ft 9:00PM May 05, 2015Forecast: 3.6 ft 10:00PM May 05, 2015Forecast: 3.1 ft 11:00PM May 05, 2015Forecast: 2.1 ft 12:00AM May 06, 2015Forecast: 1 ft 1:00AM May 06, 2015Forecast: 0 ft 2:00AM May 06, 2015Forecast: -0.5 ft 3:00AM May 06, 2015Forecast: -0.5 ft 4:00AM May 06, 2015Forecast: -0.3 ft 5:00AM May 06, 2015Forecast: 0.2 ft 6:00AM May 06, 2015Forecast: 1.1 ft 7:00AM May 06, 2015Forecast: 2.1 ft 8:00AM May 06, 2015Forecast: 3 ft 9:00AM May 06, 2015Forecast: 3.4 ft 10:00AM May 06, 2015Forecast: 3.1 ft 11:00AM May 06, 2015Forecast: 2.3 ft 12:00PM May 06, 2015Forecast: 1.3 ft 1:00PM May 06, 2015Forecast: 0.4 ft 2:00PM May 06, 2015Forecast: -0.2 ft 3:00PM May 06, 2015Forecast: -0.1 ft 4:00PM May 06, 2015Forecast: 0.3 ft 5:00PM May 06, 2015Forecast: 0.9 ft 6:00PM May 06, 2015Forecast: 1.7 ft 7:00PM May 06, 2015Forecast: 2.5 ft 8:00PM May 06, 2015Forecast: 3.3 ft 9:00PM May 06, 2015Highest Forecast: 4.1 ft 10:00PM May 06, 2015Forecast: 4 ft 11:00PM May 06, 2015Forecast: 3.2 ft 12:00AM May 07, 2015Forecast: 2.1 ft 1:00AM May 07, 2015Forecast: 0.9 ft 2:00AM May 07, 2015Forecast: 0 ft 3:00AM May 07, 2015Forecast: -0.5 ft 4:00AM May 07, 2015Forecast: -0.5 ft 5:00AM May 07, 2015Forecast: -0.1 ft 6:00AM May 07, 2015Forecast: 0.5 ft 7:00AM May 07, 2015Forecast: 1.3 ft 8:00AM May 07, 2015Forecast: 2.1 ft 9:00AM May 07, 2015Forecast: 2.9 ft 10:00AM May 07, 2015Forecast: 3.2 ft 11:00AM May 07, 2015Forecast: 2.7 ft 12:00PM May 07, 2015Forecast: 1.8 ft 1:00PM May 07, 2015Forecast: 0.7 ft 2:00PM May 07, 2015Forecast: 0 ft 3:00PM May 07, 2015Forecast: -0.4 ft 4:00PM May 07, 2015Forecast: -0.2 ft 5:00PM May 07, 2015Forecast: 0.2 ft 6:00PM May 07, 2015Forecast: 0.9 ft 7:00PM May 07, 2015Forecast: 1.7 ft 8:00PM May 07, 2015Forecast: 2.5 ft 9:00PM May 07, 2015Forecast: 3.4 ft 10:00PM May 07, 2015Forecast: 3.9 ft 11:00PM May 07, 2015Forecast: 3.7 ft 12:00AM May 08, 2015Forecast: 2.9 ft 1:00AM May 08, 2015Forecast: 1.7 ft 2:00AM May 08, 2015Forecast: 0.6 ft 3:00AM May 08, 2015NBDM3(plotting HMIRG) Graph Created (10:16AM May 5, 2015)ObservedForecast (issued 4:19AM May 5)Latest observed value: 3.52 ft at 10:00 AM EDT 5-May-2015. 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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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 0
Moderate Flood Stage: 7.5
Flood Stage: 6.5
Action Stage: 6
Low Stage (in feet): 0

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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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