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Weather Forecast Office Tampa Bay Area, FL
Southeast River Forecast Center
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Tabular Data (EST)
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NOTE: Water levels are referenced to the Mean Higher High Water (MHHW) Datum. This datum can be used to approximate sea water inundation of normally dry ground near the coast. For specific impacts, please refer to the statements on this page.
Graphical forecasts are not available for the Gulf of Mexico Tide Gauge at Fort Myers (in MHHW).
During times of high water, forecast crest information can be found in the
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:
Moderate Flood Stage:
Low Stage (in feet):
(1) 4.38 ft on 09/11/2017
(2) 3.40 ft on 11/23/1988
(3) 3.31 ft on 09/14/2001
(4) 3.29 ft on 06/18/1982
(5) 3.06 ft on 06/25/1974
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: Preliminary values subject to further review.
Currently none available.
Low Water Records
(1) -4.18 ft on 09/08/1965
(2) -2.72 ft on 09/10/2017
(3) -2.15 ft on 01/16/1972
(4) -2.13 ft on 02/05/1972
(5) -1.94 ft on 01/03/2008
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
Flood Impacts & Photos
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The Barrier Islands are overtopped with 5 to 10 feet of water. Much of Cape Coral and Harlem Heights under 1 to 5 feet of water. More homes along the Caloosahatchee River, Orange River, and portions of Palm Beach Road are flooded. Portions of Bayshore road north of the Caloosahatchee River under 1 to 3 feet of water.
Barrier Islands overtopped with 3 to 7 feet of water. Flooding of homes expands outward from the Caloosahatchee River.
Much of Captiva, Sanibel, Pine Island, Fort Myers Beach, Estero Island, and low lying areas of Cape Coral are flooded. Homes along both sides of the Caloosahatchee River from Pine Island Sound to Fort Myers Shores are flooded.
Water begins to flood homes in portions of Sanibel, Captiva, Saint James City, Bokeelia, Fort Myers Beach, and Estero Island. Water is in some homes south of Summerlin Road and west of Tamiami Trail. Water floods the yards of homes along canals near the coast.
Low lying areas of Sanibel, Captiva, Saint James City, Bokeelia, Fort Myers Beach, and Estero Island begin to flood. Both sides of the downtown bridges begin to flood.
Matlacha Community Park and Pine Island road begin to flood.
Water approaches Pine Island Road and portions of the Sanibel Causeway.
About This Location
Latitude: 26.646700° N, Longitude: 81.871700° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84
Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Conversion to MHHW.
Tide data is reported in MHHW.
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Tampa Bay Area Weather Forecast Office
2525 14th Ave SE
Ruskin, FL 33570
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