Apps & Maps

Virginia Beach StormSense Windy App (Source: City of Virginia Beach)

Windy (also known as Windyty) is an extraordinary tool for weather forecast visualization.

Virginia Beach StormSense App (Source: City of Virginia Beach)

This app consists of filters that provide access to water levels as well as several other parameters and map layers to toggle. The data collection is continuous monitoring at 6-minute intervals from regional city owned StormSense sensors that monitor water levels and federal agency sensors such as USGS that sense several parameters and NOAA that sense water levels only.

USGS/NOAA Sensor Map (Source: ESRI and Federal Agencies – USGS, NOAA)

This map shows water level sensor data from U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Talk to your Sensor? (Source: City of Virginia Beach)

City of Virginia Beach provides citizens the ability to talk to the sensors around the Hampton Roads region through Alexa by enabling the Alexa Skill named “storm sense”. The sensor currently provides near real-time water level, wind speed and wind direction with the date/time and source of the data and wherever applicable.

TideWatch Map (Source: Virginia Institute of Marine Science)

The Map provides an effective way to visualize the magnitude and impacts of coastal flooding within the Chesapeake Bay and along Virginia’s Eastern Shore. The data are generated in 36 hour forecasts each morning and evening. The display is updated twice daily and will show either 6am to 6pm the following day or 6pm to 6am the day after tomorrow.

Virginia Beach Flood Inundation Layers (Source: City of Virginia Beach)

This map shows flood inundation layers within the City of Virginia Beach. The layers are generalized polygons in NAVD88 (Bath Tub Inundation Model). These layers can be used as simulated extents for the whole city as well as capable of automatically highlighting of action, minor, moderate and major flood stages at each sensor locations real-time values that exceed the elevations of the inundation layers. Currently they are from 1 feet to 12 feet.

NOAA’s National Water Model 10-Day Forecast (Source: Office of Water Prediction)

This map shows 3,774 stream segments with discharge (cfs) and streamflow velocity (fps) 10-day forecast in the Hampton Roads region with centroids of each segment.

The medium range forecast configuration is executed four times per day, forced with GFS model output. Member 1 extends out to 10 days while members 2-7 extend out to 8.5 days. This configuration produces 3-hourly deterministic output and is initialized with the restart file from the Analysis and Assimilation configuration.

HRPDC & ODU Potential Flooding Locations (Source: Hampton Roads Planning District Commission & ODU)

This map shows data collected by Hampton Roads Planning District (HRPDC) for potential flooding locations in the Hampton Roads region for a proposed Roadway Flooding Sensor Network project and Old Dominion University (ODU) ASERT program.

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