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ALERT: December 5th update on the status of the nationwide data transmission error preventing stream gauge data collected at affected locations from being displayed on the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Services (AHPS) webpages. As of 11/08/2018, The USGS has restored all impacted operational stream gauges to transmitting status. The status map of gauge outages from other agencies is here. The outage map will be updated each Thursday. We apologize for the service interruption and hope to have the data restored as soon as possible.



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Atlantic Coast at Johnny Mercer Pier at Wrightsville Beach Tide Height (ft)Forecast: 2.4 ft 1:00PM Dec 12, 2018Forecast: 1.5 ft 2:00PM Dec 12, 2018Forecast: 0.7 ft 3:00PM Dec 12, 2018Forecast: 0.3 ft 4:00PM Dec 12, 2018Forecast: 0.1 ft 5:00PM Dec 12, 2018Forecast: 0.4 ft 6:00PM Dec 12, 2018Forecast: 0.9 ft 7:00PM Dec 12, 2018Forecast: 1.6 ft 8:00PM Dec 12, 2018Forecast: 2.2 ft 9:00PM Dec 12, 2018Forecast: 2.7 ft 10:00PM Dec 12, 2018Forecast: 2.9 ft 11:00PM Dec 12, 2018Forecast: 2.7 ft 12:00AM Dec 13, 2018Forecast: 2.2 ft 1:00AM Dec 13, 2018Forecast: 1.4 ft 2:00AM Dec 13, 2018Forecast: 0.8 ft 3:00AM Dec 13, 2018Forecast: 0.5 ft 4:00AM Dec 13, 2018Forecast: 0.4 ft 5:00AM Dec 13, 2018Forecast: 0.7 ft 6:00AM Dec 13, 2018Forecast: 1.2 ft 7:00AM Dec 13, 2018Forecast: 1.8 ft 8:00AM Dec 13, 2018Forecast: 2.5 ft 9:00AM Dec 13, 2018Forecast: 3.1 ft 10:00AM Dec 13, 2018Highest Forecast: 3.5 ft 11:00AM Dec 13, 2018Forecast: 3.4 ft 12:00PM Dec 13, 2018Forecast: 2.9 ft 1:00PM Dec 13, 2018Forecast: 2 ft 2:00PM Dec 13, 2018Forecast: 1.2 ft 3:00PM Dec 13, 2018Forecast: 0.5 ft 4:00PM Dec 13, 2018Forecast: 0.2 ft 5:00PM Dec 13, 2018Forecast: 0.1 ft 6:00PM Dec 13, 2018Forecast: 0.4 ft 7:00PM Dec 13, 2018Forecast: 0.9 ft 8:00PM Dec 13, 2018Forecast: 1.6 ft 9:00PM Dec 13, 2018Forecast: 2.2 ft 10:00PM Dec 13, 2018Forecast: 2.6 ft 11:00PM Dec 13, 2018Forecast: 2.8 ft 12:00AM Dec 14, 2018Forecast: 2.5 ft 1:00AM Dec 14, 2018Forecast: 2 ft 2:00AM Dec 14, 2018Forecast: 1.3 ft 3:00AM Dec 14, 2018Forecast: 0.9 ft 4:00AM Dec 14, 2018Forecast: 0.7 ft 5:00AM Dec 14, 2018Forecast: 0.7 ft 6:00AM Dec 14, 2018Forecast: 0.9 ft 7:00AM Dec 14, 2018Forecast: 0.9 ft 8:00AM Dec 14, 2018Forecast: 0.9 ft 9:00AM Dec 14, 2018Forecast: 0.9 ft 10:00AM Dec 14, 2018Forecast: 0.9 ft 11:00AM Dec 14, 2018Forecast: 0.9 ft 12:00PM Dec 14, 2018Forecast: 0.9 ft 1:00PM Dec 14, 2018Forecast: 0.9 ft 2:00PM Dec 14, 2018Forecast: 0.9 ft 3:00PM Dec 14, 2018Forecast: 0.9 ft 4:00PM Dec 14, 2018Forecast: 0.9 ft 5:00PM Dec 14, 2018Forecast: 0.9 ft 6:00PM Dec 14, 2018Forecast: 0.9 ft 7:00PM Dec 14, 2018Forecast: 0.9 ft 8:00PM Dec 14, 2018Forecast: 0.9 ft 9:00PM Dec 14, 2018Forecast: 0.9 ft 10:00PM Dec 14, 2018Forecast: 0.9 ft 11:00PM Dec 14, 2018Forecast: 0.9 ft 12:00AM Dec 15, 2018Forecast: 0.9 ft 1:00AM Dec 15, 2018Forecast: 0.9 ft 2:00AM Dec 15, 2018Forecast: 0.9 ft 3:00AM Dec 15, 2018Forecast: 0.9 ft 4:00AM Dec 15, 2018Forecast: 0.9 ft 5:00AM Dec 15, 2018Forecast: 0.9 ft 6:00AM Dec 15, 2018Forecast: 0.9 ft 7:00AM Dec 15, 2018NOAAs National Ocean ServiceJMPN7(plotting HMIRP) Graph Created (12:36PM Dec 12, 2018)Forecast (issued 8:52AM Dec 12)Flood Stage is 6 ft
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NOTE: For specific information regarding Coastal Flood Watches, Warnings, and Advisories refer to the latest Coastal Hazard Message.  During tropical cyclones, please refer here for additional storm surge information. 

NOTE: Forecasts for the Atlantic Coast at Johnny Mercer Pier at Wrightsville Beach are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 10
Moderate Flood Stage: 8
Flood Stage: 6
Action Stage: 5.5
Low Stage (in feet): -2

Historic Crests
(1) 16.20 ft on 10/15/1954
(2) 12.70 ft on 09/06/1996
(3) 8.53 ft on 09/14/2018
(4) 7.42 ft on 10/04/2015
(5) 7.31 ft on 12/13/2012
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 6.20 ft on 11/09/2018
(2) 5.99 ft on 10/26/2018
(3) 5.91 ft on 10/13/2018
(4) 6.04 ft on 10/11/2018
(5) 6.10 ft on 10/10/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -2.64 ft on 01/08/2009
(2) -2.61 ft on 04/16/2007
(3) -2.17 ft on 03/08/2005
(4) -2.13 ft on 08/27/2011
(5) -2.13 ft on 03/08/2008
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10 Life threatening, and widespread coastal flooding is expected with significant damage to coastal structures and roadways. Water may enter beachfront structures not elevated on pilings. Nearly all waterfront and coastal access roads will be closed, possibly for an extended period of time. Significant inundation of coastal, bayside, sound-side tributaries and tidal creeks is likely.
8 On Figure Eight Island, Oyster Catcher Road and Beach Road may be affected. At Wrightsville Beach, water reaches North Lumina Avenue. At Carolina Beach, Canal Drive from Starfish Lane northward may be flooded. At Carolina Beach State Park, water can reach the parking lot and building near the docks. Susceptible locations in Pender County are the south end of Topsail Beach, areas from Topsail Beach north of Jolly Roger Pier to the south end of Surf City, and the north end of Surf City near the county line.
6 Minor street flooding occurs on the sound-side of Carolina Beach, along Canal Drive from Starfish Lane northward. Water gets into yards along the sound, but the street flooding is mainly the result of salt water backing up through the storm drains. Heavy rain at the time of high tide exacerbates this problem.
5.5 Minor flooding of the prone low-lying coastal locations possible depending on winds and wave action.
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Latitude: 34.213404° N, Longitude: 77.786688° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 6 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
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Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
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NAVD88 -2.71 3.29 Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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