Weather Advisory

Coastal Flood Watch

Dear GCA Parents,

There has been a Coastal Flood Watch that has been issued.  We will open school tomorrow at the regular times for childcare and school. Many of our families travel great distances. If you live in areas impacted by the coastal storm or travel by ferry (as some families do), you may decide to keep your child(ren) at home. GCA will consider this an excused absence by school policy. Some areas may not be safe to travel while others areas will be fine. Certainly our desire is for your family to be safe during this coastal storm. Please be advised of the following weather advisory. You may note that 6 PM is of MAJOR concern for flooding on August 29th.

Coastal Flood Watch
The following area is affected:

City of Williamsburg
SURRY-JAMES CITY-
559 PM EDT MON AUG 28 2017

...COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A COASTAL FLOOD WATCH...
WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

* LOCATION...AREAS ADJACENT TO THE JAMES RIVER NEAR JAMESTOWN.

* TIMING...A FEW HOURS EITHER SIDE OF HIGH TIDE TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...SHALLOW FLOODING IS EXPECTED IN THE MOST VULNERABLE
LOCATIONS NEAR THE WATERFRONT AND SHORELINE RESULTING IN A LOW THREAT OF
PROPERTY DAMAGE. SOME ROADS AND LOW LYING PROPERTY INCLUDING PARKING LOTS,
PARKS AND LAWNS NEAR THE WATERFRONT WILL EXPERIENCE SHALLOW FLOODING.

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.

TIME OF HIGH TOTAL TIDES ARE APPROXIMATE TO THE NEAREST HOUR.

JAMES RIVER AT SCOTLAND/JAMESTOWN VA
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 4.0 FT, MODERATE 4.5 FT, MAJOR 5.0 FT
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 1.8 FT, MODERATE 2.3 FT, MAJOR 2.8 FT

TOTAL TOTAL DEPARTURE
DAY/TIME TIDE TIDE FROM NORM WAVES FLOOD
FT MLLW FT MHHW FT FT IMPACT
-------- --------- --------- --------- ------- --------
28/05 PM 3.8 1.6 1.5 2 MINOR
29/06 AM 3.8 1.6 1.8 2 MINOR
29/06 PM 5.1 2.9 2.8 1-2 MAJOR
30/06 AM 4.2 2.0 2.3 1 MINOR
30/07 PM 3.9 1.7 1.6 1 MINOR
31/08 AM 2.9 0.7 1.0 1 NONE