North Truro, MA (Truro- Highland bluffs and Coast Guard Beach)

Barnstable County

Impacts Reported


Street/Road: Unspecified

Marinas and Harbors
Hazardous Materials

State: Inaccessible

Comments: Town beaches closed for storm.

Coastal Structures
Natural Resources

Specific Impacts:

  • Eroded beach
  • Eroded dune
  • Eroded bank/bluff

Comments: Very large waves breaking off the east coast of the north Truro shoreline. Waves breaking on offshore bar and onshore, brown with sand/sediment. The bluff at the Wave Observation Shack (at Highland Center, run by NPS/Center for Coastal Studies) appears to have eroded (unclear if overnight or earlier), but scarp looks relatively new. Cracks in surface at bluff edge. Looks like waves are cutting the base of the bluff.

Current Response

03/03/2018 | 12:30 pm

Tidal Overview

0 hours 20 minutes after high tide

Data from Provincetown (7.3 miles away)

High Tide (Predicted): 12:10 pm, 11.1'

Observed Predicted water level Report time

Weather Overview

Wind Speed: 30.9 MPH

Wind Direction: NNE (19°)

Temperature: 39℉

Rainfall (Calendar Day): 0"

Rainfall (Past 24 Hours): 1.38"

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