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Mon, January 26th: Avalon Closings, Delayed Openings for Winter Storm

2015-01-26 16:02:48 swahl

The fol­low­ing closings/delays are asso­ci­ated with the win­ter storm event affect­ing Avalon on Jan­u­ary 26th-27th. Please check often for updated infor­ma­tion, thank you.

Avalon Munic­i­pal Build­ings: Avalon Bor­ough Hall, Avalon Pub­lic Works, Avalon Recre­ation have a delayed open­ing Tues­day at 10:30am.

Avalon Recre­ation: The Avalon Depart­ment of Recre­ation has can­celled all activ­i­ties for Tues­day, includ­ing Pick­le­ball, Zumba Gold, and all bas­ket­ball practices.

Avalon Free Pub­lic Library: Mon­day pro­grams can­celled include Knit­ting Group and Scrab­ble. Tues­day pro­grams can­celled include Movie Night. The Library will close Mon­day at 5:00pm; if the Library opens on Tues­day, it will be a delayed opening.

Avalon Senior Cen­ter: Tuesday’s Bridge sched­uled for 7:00pm has been cancelled.

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Mon, Jan. 26th--Winter Storm Warning, Coastal Flood Warning, 6-10 Inches Possible

2015-01-26 07:09:15 swahl

The National Weather Ser­vice has posted a Win­ter Storm Warn­ing and a Coastal Flood Warn­ing for the Bor­ough of Avalon.  The Storm Warn­ing is in effect until Tues­day at 6:00pm, while the Flood Warn­ing is in effect Mon­day from 11pm until 7am on Tues­day.  A win­ter storm that is expected to crip­ple the Mid Atlantic and New Eng­land regions is expected to bring mixed pre­cip­i­ta­tion includ­ing the poten­tial for between six to ten inches of snow for our area, along with some coastal flood­ing at time of high tide early Tues­day morning.Winter Storm Warning

The cur­rent fore­cast calls for rain through­out the day on Mon­day, chang­ing to rain and snow this evening before a com­plete changeover to snow early Tues­day morn­ing.  Overnight snow­fall totals will be between two to four inches.  Windy con­di­tions will pre­vail overnight and Tues­day morn­ing which could result in scat­tered power out­ages through­out south­ern New Jer­sey.  Tues­day morn­ing will include blow­ing snow, areas of light freez­ing spray, before the event ends as snow Tues­day afternoon.

There is a high tide of con­cern dur­ing this event.  High tide at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City occurs early Tues­day at 1:24am.  There is the poten­tial for coastal flood­ing in flood prone areas dur­ing this evening, includ­ing along por­tions of Ocean Drive.  If you live on a street that typ­i­cally expe­ri­ences some flood­ing dur­ing Flood Warn­ings, con­sider mov­ing your vehi­cle off the street to higher ground.  It will be dif­fi­cult to see the flood­ing espe­cially if the pre­cip­i­ta­tion changes over to a snow event dur­ing high tide.

If you have any emer­gency, please dial 911.  If you expe­ri­ence a power out­age, con­tact Atlantic City Elec­tric directly at 1–800-898‑8042. You can also find an out­age map online at www.atlanticcityelectric.com.  Please exer­cise cau­tion while dri­ving, espe­cially Mon­day night through the day on Tues­day.  Please con­tinue to fol­low fore­casts on tra­di­tional media out­lets, includ­ing on ShoreTV Chan­nel 97.

Here is the text of the Win­ter Storm Warn­ing, and the Coastal Flood Warn­ing, from the National Weather Service:

Win­ter Storm Warn­ing remains in effect from noon today to 6 PM
EST Tues­day…

* haz­ard types… heavy snow with blow­ing and drifting.

* Snow accu­mu­la­tions… 12 to 16 inches.

* Tim­ing… light snow will affect the morn­ing com­mute. Snow will
become heavy at times late this after­noon through Tues­day
morn­ing when snow­fall rates of a cou­ple of inches per hour can
occur at times… then taper off dur­ing Tues­day afternoon.

* Impacts… some impact on the Mon­day morn­ing com­mute… then
sig­nif­i­cant and wide­spread impacts there­after. Areas of
blow­ing and drift­ing snow will add to the haz­ardous conditions.

* Winds… north 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Tem­per­a­tures… in the upper 20s.

* Vis­i­bil­i­ties… one quar­ter mile or less at times.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A Win­ter Storm Warn­ing means sig­nif­i­cant amounts of snow is
expected… and strong winds are pos­si­ble. This will make travel
very haz­ardous or impos­si­ble at times.

Coastal Flood Warn­ing in effect from 11 PM this evening to
7 am EST Tuesday…

The National Weather Ser­vice in Mount Holly has issued a coastal
Flood Warn­ing… which is in effect from 11 PM this evening to
7 am EST Tues­day. The coastal Flood Watch is no longer in effect.

* Loca­tion… coastal areas of New Jer­sey and Delaware…
includ­ing Delaware Bay.

* Coastal flood­ing… mod­er­ate flood­ing is antic­i­pated around the
time of Mon­day night’s high tide.

* At Atlantic City… New Jer­sey (ocean­front) high tide occurs
at 1250 am Tues­day… with a fore­cast tide level near 7.0 feet
above mean lower low water.

* At Cape May… New Jer­sey (ocean­front) high tide occurs at 124
am Tues­day… with a fore­cast tide level 7.5 to 8.0 feet above
mean lower low water.

* High tide on the back bays… along Delaware Bay and along
Rar­i­tan Bay occurs later than the high tide on the oceanfront.

* Impacts… numer­ous road­ways will flood and minor to mod­er­ate
prop­erty dam­age is likely. The Tides and wave action will
result in mod­er­ate to severe beach ero­sion.
Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A coastal Flood Warn­ing indi­cates that mod­er­ate or major tidal
flood­ing is immi­nent or occur­ring. Be pre­pared for ris­ing water
lev­els and take appro­pri­ate action to pro­tect life and prop­erty.
Fol­low the rec­om­men­da­tions of local emer­gency man­age­ment
officials.

Do not drive your vehi­cle through flood waters. The water may be
deeper than you think. You will be putting your­self in dan­ger and
your vehi­cle may be dam­aged… lead­ing to costly repairs.

For a list of the impact of dif­fer­ent tide heights in your
County… please go to www.Erh.NOAA.Gov/phi/tides.Htm (all in
lower case).

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Sun, January 25th, 4:45pm: Winter Storm Warning, Coastal Flood Watch for Avalon

2015-01-25 16:50:22 swahl

The National Weather Ser­vice has posted a Win­ter Storm Warn­ing and a Coastal Flood Watch for the Bor­ough of Avalon.  The Storm Warn­ing is in effect from Noon Mon­day until 6:00pm Tues­day; the Flood Watch is in effect Mon­day evening through late Mon­day night.Winter Storm Warning

An approach­ing win­ter storm will cause major travel prob­lems for a large por­tion of the Mid Atlantic and New Eng­land Region over the next 72 hours.  The storm is expected to begin overnight Sun­day into Mon­day morn­ing with a light mix of rain and snow.  In our com­mu­nity, the rain and snow will change to rain for a period of time dur­ing the day on Mon­day before switch­ing over to all snow Mon­day night into Tues­day morn­ing.  The most sig­nif­i­cant snow­fall is expected Mon­day night into Tues­day morn­ing.  This storm has the poten­tial to drop a foot of snow in our region; how­ever, these snow­fall totals may vary to some degree depend­ing on future updates from the National Weather Ser­vice and depend­ing on when cold air changes the rain to snow.

In addi­tion, there is a coastal flood­ing con­cern to be aware of.  Mon­day night’s high tide may bring minor to mod­er­ate coastal flood­ing in flood prone areas of the Bor­ough of Avalon, includ­ing along por­tions of Ocean Drive.  High tide occurs at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City at 12:41pm, and again early Tues­day morn­ing at 1:24am.  The early Tues­day morn­ing high tide is of most con­cern at this point.  Please keep in mind this high tide event is expected to occur at the time when the snow­fall may be heav­i­est, and at its peak.  If you live on a street that typ­i­cally floods dur­ing high tide you should con­sider mov­ing your vehi­cle to higher ground.  It will be dif­fi­cult to deter­mine the extent of the high tide early Tues­day morn­ing due to dark­ness and the fore­casted snowfall.

Please make prepa­ra­tions for this storm.  Strong winds will accom­pany this storm so be sure to secure any out­door objects like trash cans, patio chairs and the like.  Report any power out­ages directly to Atlantic City Elec­tric.  Exer­cise cau­tion while dri­ving, espe­cially late Mon­day night and Tues­day morn­ing since snow may blan­ket our high tide event.  If you have any emer­gency, please dial 911.  Con­tinue to fol­low updates to the storm on this web­site and on tra­di­tional media out­lets, includ­ing Shore TV Chan­nel 97.

Here is the text of the Win­ter Storm Warn­ing and the Coastal Flood Watch pro­vided by the National Weather Ser­vice Sun­day at 4:45pm:

Win­ter Storm Warn­ing in effect from noon Mon­day to 6 PM EST
Tues­day…

The National Weather Ser­vice in Mount Holly has issued a Win­ter
Storm Warn­ing for heavy snow, which is in effect from noon Mon­day
to 6 PM EST Tues­day. The Win­ter Storm Watch is no longer in
effect.

* Haz­ard types… heavy snow with blow­ing and drifting.

* Snow accu­mu­la­tions… 10 to 18 inches.

* Tim­ing… pre­cip­i­ta­tion on Mon­day should be a mix of rain and
snow, although there may be a brief period of all rain for some
areas. How­ever, any mixed pre­cip­i­ta­tion is expected to change
to all snow Mon­day evening and become heavy at times through
Tues­day morn­ing before taper­ing off.

* Impacts… some impact on the Mon­day morn­ing com­mute, then
sig­nif­i­cant and wide­spread impacts devel­op­ing Mon­day evening and
con­tin­u­ing through Tues­day after­noon. Areas of blow­ing and
drift­ing snow will become a fac­tor dur­ing Mon­day night and
Tuesday.

* Winds… north­east 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph Mon­day,
then becom­ing north 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph Mon­day
night into Tuesday.

* Tem­per­a­tures… mainly in the lower to mid 30s Mon­day, then
drop­ping into the upper 20s Mon­day night and Tues­day morning.

* Vis­i­bil­i­ties… as low as one quar­ter mile at times.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A Win­ter Storm Warn­ing means sig­nif­i­cant amounts of snow, sleet and
ice are expected, and strong winds are pos­si­ble. This will make
travel very hazardous.

Coastal Flood Watch in effect from Mon­day evening through late
Mon­day night…

The National Weather Ser­vice in Mount Holly has issued a coastal
Flood Watch. It is in effect from Mon­day evening through late
Mon­day night.

* Loca­tion… coastal areas of New Jer­sey and Delaware, includ­ing
Delaware Bay.

* Coastal flood­ing… mod­er­ate flood­ing is antic­i­pated around the
time of Mon­day night’s high tide.

* At Atlantic City, New Jer­sey (ocean­front) high tide occurs at
1250 am Tues­day, with a fore­cast tide level near 7.0 feet above
mean lower low water.

* At Cape May, New Jer­sey (ocean­front) high tide occurs at 124 am
Tues­day, with a fore­cast tide level 7.5 to 8.0 feet above mean
lower low water.

* At Lewes, Delaware (delaware bay) high tide occurs at 159 am
Tues­day, with a fore­cast tide level near 7.0 feet above mean
lower low water.

* High tide on the back bays, along Delaware Bay and along
Rar­i­tan Bay occurs later than the high tide on the oceanfront.

* Seas… wave heights on the ocean waters are fore­cast to range
from 10 to 16 feet with break­ing waves expected to range from 5
to 8 feet. Waves on Delaware Bay are fore­cast to be 3 to 7 feet.

* Impacts… numer­ous road­ways will flood and minor to mod­er­ate
prop­erty dam­age is likely. The Tides and wave action will result
in mod­er­ate to severe beach erosion.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

This coastal Flood Watch means that con­di­tions are favor­able for
the devel­op­ment of mod­er­ate coastal flood­ing. Pay close atten­tion
to updated fore­casts and state­ments and take appro­pri­ate action to
pro­tect life and prop­erty. Fol­low the rec­om­men­da­tions of local
emer­gency man­age­ment officials.

For a list of the impact of dif­fer­ent tide heights in your County
please go to www.Erh.NOAA.Gov/phi/tides.Htm (all in lower case).

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Sun, January 25th: Winter Storm Watch Posted for Avalon

2015-01-25 08:45:01 swahl

The National Weather Ser­vice has posted a Win­ter Storm Watch for Avalon for Mon­day evening through Tues­day morn­ing, Jan­u­ary 26th-27th.  The Win­ter Storm Watch means there is the poten­tial for between four and ten inches of snow from an approach­ing storm.

The storm will arrive in our region on Sun­day night with light snow after mid­night that will result in lit­tle to no snow accu­mu­la­tion.  Rain and snow will mix through­out the day on Mon­day before turn­ing to an all-snow event on Mon­day evening, accord­ing to the National Weather Ser­vice.  There is the poten­tial for mod­er­ate to heavy snow accu­mu­la­tion on Mon­day evening as the storm arrives.  There is a chance for addi­tional snow on Tues­day morning.

Please exer­cise cau­tion while dri­ving dur­ing this storm event.  Dri­ving may be dif­fi­cult espe­cially Mon­day evening and dur­ing the overnight hours into Tues­day morn­ing.  There will be strong winds with this storm, so please be sure to secure out­side objects.  Colder weather moves into our com­mu­nity dur­ing the week.  Please pay atten­tion to weather fore­casts from tra­di­tional media out­lets.  If you have an emer­gency, please dial 911.

It is pos­si­ble that this Watch will turn into a Win­ter Storm Warning.

Here is the text of the Win­ter Storm Watch posted by the National Weather Service:

Win­ter Storm Watch remains in effect from Mon­day evening
through Tues­day morning…

* loca­tions… a large por­tion of Maryland’s East­ern Shore
through south­ern and cen­tral Delaware into south­east­ern New
Jersey.

* Haz­ard types… snow with blow­ing and drifting.

* Accu­mu­la­tions… snow accu­mu­la­tion of 4 to 10 inches possible.

* Tim­ing… pre­cip­i­ta­tion on Mon­day should be mostly rain with
pos­si­bly a lit­tle snow to start in the morn­ing. How­ever… the
uncer­tain devel­op­ments of of a coastal storm war­rant rais­ing
the poten­tial for heavy snow Mon­day night into early Tuesday.

* Impacts… could be sub­stan­tial… depend­ing snow amounts.

* Winds… north 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Tem­per­a­tures… in the 30s Mon­day and upper 20s to lower 30s
Mon­day night into Tues­day morning.

* Vis­i­bil­i­ties… pos­si­bly one quar­ter to one half mile at times.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A Win­ter Storm Watch means there is a poten­tial for sig­nif­i­cant
snow… sleet… or ice accu­mu­la­tions that may impact travel.
Con­tinue to mon­i­tor the lat­est forecasts.

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Wed, January 21st: Winter Weather Advisory Posted for Avalon

2015-01-21 07:00:41 swahl

The National Weather Ser­vice has posted a Win­ter Weather Advi­sory for Avalon for Wednes­day, Jan­u­ary 21st. An approach­ing Alberta Clip­per type storm will be mov­ing into our region this after­noon and last­ing into the evening hours. The pre­cip­i­ta­tion is expected to start as snow and sleet, and change over at times to sleet and rain in the after­noon. Snow, sleet, and/or rain is expected this evening as well. Accu­mu­la­tions should be around one inch, pos­si­bly a lit­tle more. Please exer­cise cau­tion while dri­ving espe­cially dur­ing the evening com­mute. Here is the text of the Win­ter Weather Advi­sory posted by the National Weather Ser­vice. The advi­sory is in effect from 11am today until 11pm:

Win­ter Weather Advi­sory remains in effect from 11 am this
morn­ing to 10 PM EST this evening…

* loca­tions… the East­ern Shore of Mary­land… cen­tral Delaware
and south­ern New Jersey.

* Haz­ard types… snow and sleet.

* Snow accu­mu­la­tions… 2 to 4 inches.

* Tim­ing… a mix of snow and sleet will over­spread the region from
the west around mid­day and in the early after­noon. Pre­cip­i­ta­tion
may begin as rain in the cen­tral Del­marva and near the coast.
Pre­cip­i­ta­tion is expected to change over to all snow after
sun­set. The snow could become heavy dur­ing the mid to late
after­noon before taper­ing off in the early evening.

* Impacts… the com­bi­na­tion of snow and sleet could lead to icy
con­di­tions on roads. The period of high­est impacts will include
the after­noon and evening com­mute. Motorists are urged to
exer­cise cau­tion. Poor vis­i­bil­i­ties will also be pos­si­ble under
heav­ier bands of snow.

* Tem­per­a­tures… in the lower to mid 30s.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A Win­ter Weather Advi­sory means that peri­ods of snow and sleet
will cause travel dif­fi­cul­ties. Be pre­pared for slip­pery roads
and lim­ited vis­i­bil­i­ties… and use cau­tion while driving.

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