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James River (VA) at Fort Monroe Tide Height (ft)Forecast: 1.2 ft 11:00PM Jan 15, 2019Forecast: 1.6 ft 12:00AM Jan 16, 2019Forecast: 2.1 ft 1:00AM Jan 16, 2019Forecast: 2.7 ft 2:00AM Jan 16, 2019Forecast: 3.1 ft 3:00AM Jan 16, 2019Highest Forecast: 3.4 ft 4:00AM Jan 16, 2019Forecast: 3.2 ft 5:00AM Jan 16, 2019Forecast: 2.9 ft 6:00AM Jan 16, 2019Forecast: 2.3 ft 7:00AM Jan 16, 2019Forecast: 1.8 ft 8:00AM Jan 16, 2019Forecast: 1.3 ft 9:00AM Jan 16, 2019Forecast: 0.9 ft 10:00AM Jan 16, 2019Forecast: 0.7 ft 11:00AM Jan 16, 2019Forecast: 0.9 ft 12:00PM Jan 16, 2019Forecast: 1.2 ft 1:00PM Jan 16, 2019Forecast: 1.7 ft 2:00PM Jan 16, 2019Forecast: 2.2 ft 3:00PM Jan 16, 2019Forecast: 2.5 ft 4:00PM Jan 16, 2019Forecast: 2.6 ft 5:00PM Jan 16, 2019Forecast: 2.4 ft 6:00PM Jan 16, 2019Forecast: 2 ft 7:00PM Jan 16, 2019Forecast: 1.5 ft 8:00PM Jan 16, 2019Forecast: 1 ft 9:00PM Jan 16, 2019Forecast: 0.6 ft 10:00PM Jan 16, 2019Forecast: 0.5 ft 11:00PM Jan 16, 2019Forecast: 0.7 ft 12:00AM Jan 17, 2019Forecast: 1.1 ft 1:00AM Jan 17, 2019Forecast: 1.7 ft 2:00AM Jan 17, 2019Forecast: 2.4 ft 3:00AM Jan 17, 2019Forecast: 2.9 ft 4:00AM Jan 17, 2019Forecast: 3.1 ft 5:00AM Jan 17, 2019Forecast: 3.1 ft 6:00AM Jan 17, 2019Forecast: 2.8 ft 7:00AM Jan 17, 2019Forecast: 2.3 ft 8:00AM Jan 17, 2019Forecast: 1.8 ft 9:00AM Jan 17, 2019Forecast: 1.3 ft 10:00AM Jan 17, 2019Forecast: 0.9 ft 11:00AM Jan 17, 2019Forecast: 0.6 ft 12:00PM Jan 17, 2019Forecast: 0.8 ft 1:00PM Jan 17, 2019Forecast: 1.2 ft 2:00PM Jan 17, 2019Forecast: 1.7 ft 3:00PM Jan 17, 2019Forecast: 2.2 ft 4:00PM Jan 17, 2019Forecast: 2.5 ft 5:00PM Jan 17, 2019Forecast: 2.6 ft 6:00PM Jan 17, 2019Forecast: 2.4 ft 7:00PM Jan 17, 2019Forecast: 2 ft 8:00PM Jan 17, 2019Forecast: 1.5 ft 9:00PM Jan 17, 2019Forecast: 0.9 ft 10:00PM Jan 17, 2019Forecast: 0.5 ft 11:00PM Jan 17, 2019Forecast: 0.3 ft 12:00AM Jan 18, 2019Forecast: 0.5 ft 1:00AM Jan 18, 2019Forecast: 1 ft 2:00AM Jan 18, 2019Forecast: 1.7 ft 3:00AM Jan 18, 2019Forecast: 2.4 ft 4:00AM Jan 18, 2019Forecast: 2.8 ft 5:00AM Jan 18, 2019Forecast: 3.1 ft 6:00AM Jan 18, 2019Forecast: 3.1 ft 7:00AM Jan 18, 2019Forecast: 2.7 ft 8:00AM Jan 18, 2019Forecast: 2.2 ft 9:00AM Jan 18, 2019Forecast: 1.4 ft 10:00AM Jan 18, 2019Forecast: 0.8 ft 11:00AM Jan 18, 2019Forecast: 0.3 ft 12:00PM Jan 18, 2019Forecast: 0.2 ft 1:00PM Jan 18, 2019Forecast: 0.4 ft 2:00PM Jan 18, 2019USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesFTMV2(plotting HMIRG) Graph Created (10:15PM Jan 15, 2019)ObservedForecast (issued 3:51PM Jan 15)Latest observed value: 2.58 ft at 1:42 PM EST 11-Jan-2019. Flood Stage is 4.5 ft
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NOTE: Tide Forecasts are a total water level forecast referenced to mean lower low water.  Please refer to Coastal Flood Advisories and Warnings for official water level forecasts during periods of coastal flooding.  During tropical cyclones, please refer here for additional storm surge information.

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Reliability of the Forecast: Based on current and forecast river, weather and reservoir conditions

NOTE: Forecasts for the James River (VA) at Fort Monroe are issued routinely year-round.

Vertical Datum references a tidal datum (MLLW). For more information click on USGS link below.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 6.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 5.5
Flood Stage: 4.5
Action Stage: 4
Low Stage (in feet): -1

Historic Crests
(1) 6.42 ft on 10/04/2015
(2) 6.21 ft on 10/02/2015
(3) 6.03 ft on 09/03/2016
(4) 5.63 ft on 10/09/2016
(5) 5.29 ft on 01/23/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 4.88 ft on 03/20/2018 (P)
(2) 4.71 ft on 03/07/2018 (P)
(3) 4.82 ft on 11/08/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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5 Portions of McNair Drive and Old Point Comfort Marina, in the vicinity of the gage begin to flood.
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Latitude: 37.001944° N, Longitude: 76.315000° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 4.5 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 -1.70 2.8 Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 -0.74 3.76 Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL -1.39 3.11 Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

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