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Cape Creek at Fessenden Center in Buxton (in MLLW) Stage (ft)Observed: 0.87 ft at 8:20AM May 24, 2024Observed: 0.98 ft at 8:40AM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.03 ft at 8:50AM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.07 ft at 9:20AM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.06 ft at 9:50AM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.09 ft at 10:20AM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.16 ft at 10:50AM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.23 ft at 11:20AM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.22 ft at 11:50AM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.18 ft at 12:20PM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.07 ft at 12:50PM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.12 ft at 1:20PM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.2 ft at 1:50PM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.28 ft at 2:20PM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.39 ft at 2:25PM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.28 ft at 2:40PM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.17 ft at 2:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.15 ft at 2:50PM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.04 ft at 3:00PM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.11 ft at 3:20PM May 24, 2024Observed: 1 ft at 3:40PM May 24, 2024Observed: 0.93 ft at 3:50PM May 24, 2024Observed: 0.89 ft at 4:20PM May 24, 2024Observed: 0.86 ft at 4:50PM May 24, 2024Observed: 0.89 ft at 5:20PM May 24, 2024Observed: 0.82 ft at 5:50PM May 24, 2024Observed: 0.84 ft at 6:20PM May 24, 2024Observed: 0.81 ft at 6:50PM May 24, 2024Observed: 0.83 ft at 7:20PM May 24, 2024Observed: 0.89 ft at 7:50PM May 24, 2024Observed: 0.95 ft at 8:20PM May 24, 2024Observed: 0.96 ft at 8:50PM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.06 ft at 9:10PM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.1 ft at 9:20PM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.2 ft at 9:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.21 ft at 9:50PM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.25 ft at 10:20PM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.25 ft at 10:50PM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.27 ft at 11:20PM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.26 ft at 11:50PM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.34 ft at 12:20AM May 25, 2024Observed: 1.28 ft at 12:50AM May 25, 2024Observed: 1.34 ft at 1:20AM May 25, 2024Observed: 1.27 ft at 1:50AM May 25, 2024Observed: 1.26 ft at 2:20AM May 25, 2024Observed: 1.16 ft at 2:35AM May 25, 2024Observed: 1.12 ft at 2:50AM May 25, 2024Observed: 1.06 ft at 3:20AM May 25, 2024Observed: 1.11 ft at 3:50AM May 25, 2024Observed: 1.21 ft at 4:10AM May 25, 2024Observed: 1.2 ft at 4:20AM May 25, 2024Observed: 1.1 ft at 4:45AM May 25, 2024Observed: 1.09 ft at 4:50AM May 25, 2024Observed: 1.01 ft at 5:20AM May 25, 2024Observed: 1 ft at 5:50AM May 25, 2024Observed: 1.01 ft at 6:20AM May 25, 2024Observed: 0.99 ft at 6:50AM May 25, 2024Observed: 0.97 ft at 7:20AM May 25, 2024Observed: 1.01 ft at 7:50AM May 25, 2024Observed: 1.01 ft at 8:20AM May 25, 2024Observed: 1.11 ft at 8:50AM May 25, 2024Observed: 1.12 ft at 9:20AM May 25, 2024Observed: 1.09 ft at 9:50AM May 25, 2024Observed: 1.06 ft at 10:20AM May 25, 2024Observed: 1.15 ft at 10:50AM May 25, 2024Observed: 1.18 ft at 11:20AM May 25, 2024Observed: 1.27 ft at 11:50AM May 25, 2024Observed: 1.24 ft at 12:20PM May 25, 2024Observed: 1.19 ft at 12:50PM May 25, 2024Observed: 1.21 ft at 1:20PM May 25, 2024Observed: 1.21 ft at 1:50PM May 25, 2024Observed: 1.19 ft at 2:20PM May 25, 2024Observed: 1.09 ft at 2:40PM May 25, 2024Observed: 1.09 ft at 2:50PM May 25, 2024Observed: 1.05 ft at 3:20PM May 25, 2024Observed: 0.99 ft at 3:50PM May 25, 2024Observed: 0.98 ft at 4:20PM May 25, 2024Observed: 0.97 ft at 4:50PM May 25, 2024Observed: 0.92 ft at 5:20PM May 25, 2024Observed: 0.89 ft at 5:50PM May 25, 2024Observed: 0.8 ft at 6:20PM May 25, 2024Observed: 0.78 ft at 6:50PM May 25, 2024Observed: 0.8 ft at 7:20PM May 25, 2024Observed: 0.81 ft at 7:50PM May 25, 2024Observed: 0.92 ft at 8:20PM May 25, 2024Observed: 1.02 ft at 8:50PM May 25, 2024Observed: 1.03 ft at 9:20PM May 25, 2024Observed: 1.1 ft at 9:50PM May 25, 2024Observed: 1.2 ft at 10:20PM May 25, 2024Observed: 1.3 ft at 10:50PM May 25, 2024Observed: 1.35 ft at 11:20PM May 25, 2024Highest Observation: 1.41 ft at 11:50PM May 25, 2024Highest Observation: 1.41 ft at 12:20AM May 26, 2024Observed: 1.36 ft at 12:50AM May 26, 2024Observed: 1.35 ft at 1:20AM May 26, 2024Observed: 1.37 ft at 1:50AM May 26, 2024Highest Observation: 1.41 ft at 2:20AM May 26, 2024Observed: 1.32 ft at 2:50AM May 26, 2024Observed: 1.24 ft at 3:20AM May 26, 2024Observed: 1.18 ft at 3:50AM May 26, 2024Observed: 1.14 ft at 4:20AM May 26, 2024Observed: 1.08 ft at 4:50AM May 26, 2024Observed: 1.03 ft at 5:20AM May 26, 2024Observed: 1.02 ft at 5:50AM May 26, 2024Observed: 0.99 ft at 6:20AM May 26, 2024Observed: 0.97 ft at 6:50AM May 26, 2024Observed: 0.96 ft at 7:20AM May 26, 2024Observed: 0.93 ft at 7:50AM May 26, 2024Observed: 0.9 ft at 8:20AM May 26, 2024Observed: 0.94 ft at 8:50AM May 26, 2024Observed: 0.98 ft at 9:20AM May 26, 2024Observed: 1.03 ft at 9:50AM May 26, 2024Observed: 1.12 ft at 10:20AM May 26, 2024Observed: 1.19 ft at 10:50AM May 26, 2024Observed: 1.21 ft at 11:20AM May 26, 2024Observed: 1.25 ft at 11:50AM May 26, 2024Observed: 1.28 ft at 12:20PM May 26, 2024Observed: 1.29 ft at 12:50PM May 26, 2024Observed: 1.26 ft at 1:20PM May 26, 2024Observed: 1.22 ft at 1:50PM May 26, 2024Observed: 1.11 ft at 2:10PM May 26, 2024Observed: 1.09 ft at 2:20PM May 26, 2024Observed: 1.09 ft at 2:50PM May 26, 2024Observed: 1.03 ft at 3:20PM May 26, 2024Observed: 0.96 ft at 3:50PM May 26, 2024Observed: 0.93 ft at 4:20PM May 26, 2024Observed: 0.85 ft at 4:50PM May 26, 2024Observed: 0.81 ft at 5:20PM May 26, 2024Observed: 0.77 ft at 5:50PM May 26, 2024Observed: 0.74 ft at 6:20PM May 26, 2024Observed: 0.72 ft at 6:50PM May 26, 2024Observed: 0.72 ft at 7:20PM May 26, 2024Observed: 0.73 ft at 7:50PM May 26, 2024Observed: 0.77 ft at 8:20PM May 26, 2024Observed: 0.77 ft at 8:50PM May 26, 2024Observed: 0.82 ft at 9:20PM May 26, 2024Observed: 0.92 ft at 9:50PM May 26, 2024Observed: 1.01 ft at 10:20PM May 26, 2024Observed: 1.11 ft at 10:50PM May 26, 2024Observed: 1.18 ft at 11:20PM May 26, 2024Observed: 1.21 ft at 11:50PM May 26, 2024Observed: 1.24 ft at 12:20AM May 27, 2024Observed: 1.24 ft at 12:50AM May 27, 2024Observed: 1.31 ft at 1:20AM May 27, 2024Observed: 1.37 ft at 1:50AM May 27, 2024Observed: 1.37 ft at 2:20AM May 27, 2024Observed: 1.36 ft at 2:50AM May 27, 2024Observed: 1.32 ft at 3:20AM May 27, 2024Observed: 1.22 ft at 3:45AM May 27, 2024Observed: 1.21 ft at 3:50AM May 27, 2024Observed: 1.2 ft at 4:20AM May 27, 2024Observed: 1.17 ft at 4:50AM May 27, 2024Observed: 1.15 ft at 5:20AM May 27, 2024Observed: 1.06 ft at 5:50AM May 27, 2024Observed: 0.96 ft at 6:10AM May 27, 2024Observed: 0.93 ft at 6:20AM May 27, 2024Observed: 0.82 ft at 6:45AM May 27, 2024Observed: 0.82 ft at 6:50AM May 27, 2024Observed: 0.76 ft at 7:20AM May 27, 2024Observed: 0.78 ft at 7:50AM May 27, 2024FESN7(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (8:15AM May 27, 2024)ObservedLatest observed value: 0.78 ft at 7:50 AM EDT 27-May-2024. Flood Stage is 3.5 ft
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NOTE: Graphical forecasts are not available for the Cape Creek at Fessenden Center in Buxton (in MLLW). During times of high water, forecast crest information can be found in the text products.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 6.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 5.5
Flood Stage: 3.5
Action Stage: 2.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 4.64 ft on 01/03/2022
(2) 4.13 ft on 12/23/2022
(3) 3.62 ft on 12/18/2023
(4) 3.61 ft on 01/10/2024
(5) 3.48 ft on 10/03/2022
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 3.61 ft on 01/10/2024
(2) 3.62 ft on 12/18/2023
(3) 2.72 ft on 09/23/2023
(4) 4.13 ft on 12/23/2022
(5) 3.48 ft on 10/03/2022
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.
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6.5 Widespread and significant flooding throughout Buxton and Frisco, with businesses and homes flooded. Most roadways will be impassable with inundation, including Highway 12 and most secondary roads.
5.5 Numerous homes and businesses will see flooding throughout Buxton and Frisco. Portions of Highway 12 and secondary roads will be inundated with water and may be impassable.
3.5 Minor flooding in the towns of Buxton and Frisco, flooding docks and yards adjacent to the Pamlico Sound, Cape Creek, Brigand Bay and tributaries. Flooding along Rocky Rollinson Road, and portions of Highway 12 in northern Frisco. Locally moderate flooding for areas in Frisco adjacent to Brigand Bay.
2.5 Very low lying areas in Buxton and Frisco adjacent to the Pamlico Sound, Cape Creek and other tributaries will see minor flooding.
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Latitude: 35.267600° N, Longitude: 75.521800° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS stage 0 ft 3.5 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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