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Saturday, June 27th, 6:30pm--Flood Advisory Posted, Heavy Rain Coming

2015-06-27 18:27:43 swahl

The National Weather Ser­vice has posted a Flood Advi­sory for Avalon and sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties until 10pm on Sat­ur­day, June 27th.  A line of thun­der­storms with heavy rain is approach­ing our region and should be arriv­ing in Avalon before sun­set.  Please be advised that heavy rain is pos­si­ble, and streets and inter­sec­tions may be flooded for a brief period of time.  Exer­cise cau­tion while dri­ving.  If you see light­ning, seek shel­ter imme­di­ately.  If you have any emer­gency, please dial 911.

The Avalon Police Depart­ment closed a por­tion of Ocean Drive lead­ing to the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge late Sat­ur­day after­noon due to waves com­ing into the road­way.  The road­way to the bridge will be opened when wave action subsides.

Here is the Flood Advi­sory posted by the National Weather Service.

The National Weather Ser­vice in Mount Holly NJ has issued a

* Flood Advi­sory for…
Atlantic County in south­ern New Jer­sey…
Cape May County in south­ern New Jer­sey…
east­ern Cum­ber­land County in south­ern New Jersey…

* until 1000 PM EDT

* at 607 PM EDT… Doppler radar indi­cated heavy rain across por­tions
of the advised area. Up to one inch of rain has already fallen
with another inch pos­si­ble this evening. Minor flood­ing can be
antic­i­pated where the heav­i­est rains occur. The back bays are also
approach­ing high tide. These tides are run­ning higher than nor­mal
due to the south­east winds and could fur­ther restrict the rain­fall
from draining.

* Some loca­tions that will expe­ri­ence flood­ing include…
Vineland… Atlantic City… Mil­lville… Ocean City… Cape May…
Cum­ber­land… Pleas­antville… Ham­mon­ton… Somers Point… Vent­nor
City… Brig­an­tine… North­field… Absecon… Mar­gate City… Buena…
Egg Har­bor City… North Wild­wood… Lau­rel Lake… Wild­wood Crest and
Weymouth.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

Do not drive your vehi­cle into areas where the water cov­ers the
road­way. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross
safely. Move to higher ground.

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Tuesday, June 23--Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Avalon

2015-06-23 19:18:26 swahl

The National Weather Ser­vice has posted a Severe Thun­der­storm Warn­ing for the Bor­ough of Avalon.  Seek Shel­ter imme­di­ately as this storm is pre­pared to move over our region at approx­i­mately 730pm.  The storm is expected to include cloud to ground light­ning, brief heavy down­pours, and strong gusty winds.  When you see the storm approach, seek shel­ter imme­di­ately.  Do not attempt to drive through any flooded inter­sec­tion or on a flooded street.  There are scat­tered power out­ages through­out Cape May County; Atlantic City Elec­tric is aware of the issue.  Exer­cise cau­tion while dri­ving.  There is the poten­tial for street flood­ing dur­ing and imme­di­ately after this storm.

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Winter Storm Warning for Avalon Thursday, March 5th

2015-03-04 08:18:55 swahl

The National Weather Ser­vice has posted a Win­ter Storm Warn­ing for the Bor­ough of Avalon for Thurs­day, March 5th. The warn­ing is in effect Wednes­day at 11pm through Thurs­day at 7pm. There is the lik­li­hood of accu­mu­lat­ing snow for our com­mu­nity that could range any­where from four to nine inches of snow.Winter Storm Warning

A win­ter storm is inch­ing closer to our region. In advance of the storm, tem­per­a­tures will be in the 40s dur­ing the day­time on Wednes­day before turn­ing colder at night. Rain asso­ci­ated with the approach­ing storm front is expected to change over to sleet and pos­si­bly freez­ing rain dur­ing the late night and early morn­ing hours. This pre­cip­i­ta­tion will even­tu­ally tran­si­tion into an all snow event on Thurs­day morn­ing towards day­break. Snow is expected to con­tinue through the morn­ing and part of the afternoon.

Snow­fall pre­dic­tions may change dur­ing this snow event. Please con­tinue to mon­i­tor this web­site for updates and poten­tial delays/cancellations, and con­tinue to mon­i­tor tra­di­tional media out­lets for updated fore­casts. Exer­cise cau­tion while dri­ving late Wednes­day night and through­out the day on Thurs­day into Thurs­day evening. Fol­low­ing this storm will be cold con­di­tions Thurs­day night and Fri­day with wind chills below zero before a warmup dur­ing the weekend.

Here is the text of the Win­ter Storm Warn­ing cour­tesy of the National Weather Service:

Win­ter Storm Warn­ing remains in effect from 11 PM this evening
to 7 PM EST Thursday…

* haz­ard types… a steady accu­mu­lat­ing snow, pos­si­bly heavy at
times, from late tonight into Thursday.

* Snow accu­mu­la­tions… the poten­tial for 5 to 9 inches.

* Tim­ing… rain will change to snow overnight and the snow will
con­tinue into Thursday.

* Impacts… wide­spread and sub­stan­tial impacts on travel are
expected for late tonight and Thursday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

This Win­ter Storm Warn­ing means that sig­nif­i­cant amounts of
snow are expected. The snow will make travel very haz­ardous or
impossible.

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Winter Weather Advisory, Winter Storm Watch Posted for March 3rd-5th

2015-03-03 15:31:50 swahl

The National Weather Ser­vice has posted both a Win­ter Weather Advi­sory and Win­ter Storm Watch for the Bor­ough of Avalon. The Advi­sory is in effect until Tues­day, March 3rd at 10:00pm. The Win­ter Storm Watch begins late Wednes­day night, March 4th and extends until Thurs­day evening, March 5th.winter storm watch

On Tues­day evening, a mix of rain, sleet, and freez­ing rain has moved over our region. The mix­ture of win­ter pre­cip­i­ta­tion may cause slip­pery dri­ving con­di­tions Tues­day evening, along with slip­pery side­walks and other sur­faces. Please exer­cise cau­tion while dri­ving on Tues­day evening.

Our next storm arrives on Wednes­day evening with a cold rain over our region that will even­tu­ally change to a snow event when colder air moves in. The cur­rent fore­cast calls for a snow event Thurs­day morn­ing into Thurs­day after­noon with accu­mu­lat­ing snow­fall likely. Dri­ving con­di­tions are expected to be dif­fi­cult on Thursday.

Please con­tinue to mon­i­tor tra­di­tional media out­lets for updates on the fore­cast as Thursday’s snow­fall amounts and the fore­cast are both sub­ject to change. Allow extra time for com­mut­ing this week.

Here are the updated advi­sories as posted by the National Weather Service:

Win­ter Weather Advi­sory in effect until 10 PM EST this
evening…
… Win­ter Storm Watch remains in effect from late Wednes­day night
through Thurs­day evening…

The National Weather Ser­vice in Mount Holly has issued a Win­ter
Weather Advi­sory for sleet and freez­ing rain… which is in effect
until 10 PM EST this evening.

* Haz­ard types… snow… sleet and freez­ing rain.

* Snow and sleet accu­mu­la­tions… a coat­ing early this after­noon…
then 4 to 8 inches pos­si­ble Wednes­day night and Thurs­day. The
amount of snow accu­mu­la­tion Wednes­day night and Thurs­day will
depend on how quickly the rain changes to snow and if sleet
lasts longer dur­ing the transition.

* Ice accu­mu­la­tions… a light glaze through early this evening.

* Tim­ing… sleet will quickly change to freez­ing rain late this
after­noon and then rain by mid evening. Rain on Wednes­day
evening should change to snow… pos­si­bly heavy at times…
late Wednes­day night and con­tinue Thursday.

* Impacts… slip­pery con­di­tions on untreated sur­faces through
this evening. There is the poten­tial for sig­nif­i­cant travel
impacts late Wednes­day night and Thursday.

* Tem­per­a­tures… low 30s… then ris­ing into the upper 30s late
this evening.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

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

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

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Sat, Feb. 28th: Winter Weather Advisory for Sunday Night into Monday Morning

2015-02-28 17:03:07 swahl

The National Weather Ser­vice has posted a Win­ter Weather Advi­sory for the Bor­ough of Avalon for Sun­day at 10pm through Mon­day at 4am. The advi­sory is for an approach­ing storm that could bring a win­try mix of pre­cip­i­ta­tion to our area includ­ing light snow, sleet and freez­ing rain. The storm is expected to impact areas pri­mar­ily north of Philadel­phia with heav­ier snow but a win­try mix will fall overnight into early Mon­day morn­ing for our com­mu­nity, accord­ing to the cur­rent fore­cast.  Please exer­cise cau­tion while dri­ving early Mon­day morn­ing through the morn­ing commute.

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

Win­ter Weather Advi­sory in effect from 10 am Sun­day to 4 am
EST Monday…

The National Weather Ser­vice in Mount Holly has issued a Win­ter
Weather Advi­sory for a mix­ture of snow, sleet and freez­ing rain.
Which is in effect from 10 am Sun­day to 4 am EST Monday.

* Haz­ard types… a win­try mix of precipitation.

* Ice accu­mu­la­tion… up to one tenth of an inch.

* Snow accu­mu­la­tions… up to 1 inch.

* Tim­ing… a win­try mix of pre­cip­i­ta­tion should over­spread the
region Sun­day after­noon. The pre­cip­i­ta­tion should tran­si­tion
more to freez­ing rain late Sun­day after­noon and evening before
prob­a­bly chang­ing to plain rain Sun­day night.

* Impacts… expect all untreated sur­faces to become slip­pery and
haz­ardous. Expect travel delays.

* Tem­per­a­tures… ris­ing from the upper 20s to the lower 30s.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…
a Win­ter Weather Advi­sory means that peri­ods of freez­ing rain… snow
or sleet will cause travel dif­fi­cul­ties. Be pre­pared for slip­pery
roads and lim­ited vis­i­bil­i­ties… and use cau­tion while dri­ving.
Please give your­self plenty of dis­tance between your­self and
all vehi­cles around you. Also give your­self extra time to reach
your destination.

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