Chatham, MA (Monomoy Refuge Headquarters)

Barnstable County

Impacts Reported


Street/Road: Unspecified

Marinas and Harbors
Hazardous Materials

State: Accessible

Coastal Structures
Natural Resources

Specific Impacts:

  • Eroded beach
  • Eroded dune
  • Eroded bank/bluff

Comments: Substantial erosion/recession of bluff at the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge headquarters on Morris Island. This area has been receding at an accelerated rate for the past 2 years since the outer beach (South Beach) has eroded away exposing the location to the open Atlantic. Erosion from this storm was significant and was expected. Concern mounting on possible need to remove upland structures including an unmanned National Weather Service facility.

Current Response

02/02/2021 | 8:18 am

Tidal Overview

5 hours 17 minutes after high tide

Data from Chatham Harbor, Aunt Lydias Cove (2.3 miles away)

Water Level (at time of report): 8:18 am, 3.2'

High Tide (Predicted): 3:05 am, 4.9'

High Tide (Observed): 2:48 am, 8.4'

Observed Predicted water level Report time

Weather Overview

Wind Speed: 15 MPH

Wind Direction: NE (39°)

Temperature: 43℉

Rainfall (Calendar Day): 0"

Rainfall (Past 24 Hours): 0.84"

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