Coastal Maine Drivers Should Be Aware Of Potential Flooding This Morning
The wind storm last night and early this morning left over 24,000 Mainers without power, and it seems that mother nature is not quite done with us yet, especially for those of us that live, commute and work within the coastal areas.
High tide in Bar Harbor will happen this morning at 10:54, and it will be 13.54 feet above the Mean Lower Low Water mark. Seas further off of Stonington will be at 7 to 10 feet.
The Hancock County Emergency Management Agency tells us that between 10 and 12 noon today, commuters along low lying areas like Deer Isle, Stonington and Sedgewick should be aware of the potential for flooding. We would imagine this would also include places like Seawall Road/Route 102A on the southeast tip of Mount Desert Island, along with the road that runs throughout the Schoodic Point Peninsula and other locations within both coastal Hancock and Washington Counties.
High tide will happen again tonight at 11:33 and be 12.15 Mean Lower Low Water mark.
Last night's windstorm produced gusts as high as 46 mph along coastal Maine, but things should be calming somewhat throughout the day. The National Weather Service tells us to expect a partly sunny day with winds still gusting up to 24 mph, and a high temperature of 48 degrees.
Winds will slow down to 9 mph tonight with a low of 32 degrees and partly cloudy skies. Tuesday looks like another partly sunny day with a high of 40 degrees.
Remember that driving through standing water is always a dangerous situation as you may not know how deep it is, and rocks and other debris may have washed up under the water line.