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The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Coastal Flood Watch for the District of Columbia to go into effect at 6AM Friday September 14, 2018 until 6AM Sunday September 16, 2018.

Location: Shoreline in the District of Columbia

Tidal Departure: 1.5 to 2.0 feet above normal through this tonight. Potentially 2 to 4 feet above normal Friday through Saturday night.

Timing: Around the time of high tide. The next two high tides at the Washington Channel will be at 11:49 PM late this evening and 12:20 PM Friday afternoon.
Impacts: Shoreline inundation is expected along portions of the seawall adjacent to Ohio Drive and the Hains Point Loop Road and near the Tidal Basin today. Minor shoreline inundation up to one foot above ground is possible elsewhere.

Precautionary / Preparedness actions: A Coastal Flood Watch means that conditions favorable for flooding are expected to develop. Coastal residents should be alert for later statements or warnings, and take action to protect property.


Many alerts regard violent crime. Do not take action, instead call 911 with the event number if listed.

Originally recorded:

September 13, 2018 - 11:35 PM

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