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Posts from National Weather Service re storm surge at the Battery during Hurricane Irene, dated 9:44 am Sunday August 28, 2011.NOUS41 KOKX 281344 PNSOKX CTZ005>012-NJZ002-004-006-103
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY 944 AM EDT SUN AUG 28 2011
AT 8:42 AM EDT THIS MORNING THE TIDE LEVEL AT THE BATTERY REACHED 9.5 FEET MLLW. THIS IS THE SIXTH HIGHEST LEVEL EVER RECORDED AT THE BATTERY. AT 9:06 AM A MAXIMUM SURGE OF 4.5 FEET OCCURRED WITH THIS HIGH TIDE IN COMBINATION WITH THE ASTRONOMICAL TIDE.
OTHER NOTABLE LEVELS REACHED INCLUDE THE TOP TWO OF 11.2 FEET MLLW AND 10.9 FEET MLLW WHICH OCCURRED DURING THE HURRICANE OF SEPTEMBER 1821 AND HURRICANE DONNA IN 1960 RESPECTIVELY...AND 9.6 FEET MLLW DURING THE NOREASTER OF DECEMBER 1992.Samples from the NWS storm reports: