BREAKING NEWS

Sunday, January 7th, 4:53pm: Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Monday Evening

2018-01-07 16:53:31

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Borough and Cape May County. The Advisory is in effect from Monday, January 8th, at 4:00pm until Midnight. The Advisory calls for the potential of snow, freezing rain, sleet, and rain to mix during a brief period of time on Monday evening.

A warm front is expected to come through our region late in the day on Monday. While the front moves through, there could be some light, wintry precipitation. This may cause some freezing precipitation, which could make driving slippery during the evening hours on Monday. No significant snow accumulation is expected. Some icing of roadways and sidewalks could occur. Exercise caution while driving Monday evening

Warmer temperatures enter our forecast Tuesday through next weekend, which will melt some snow and ice.

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

Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 250 PM EST Sun Jan 7 2018 …A WINTRY MIX OF PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED ON MONDAY AFTERNOON AND MONDAY EVENING… .A weak warm front is forecast to approach from the southwest on Monday and it should lift through our region during the afternoon and evening hours. DEZ002-003-MDZ012-015-019-020-NJZ014-020>027-081100- /O.NEW.KPHI.WW.Y.0002.180108T2100Z-180109T0500Z/ Kent-Inland Sussex-Kent MD-Queen Annes-Talbot-Caroline- Eastern Monmouth-Ocean-Cumberland-Atlantic-Cape May- Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean- Southeastern Burlington- Including the cities of Dover, Georgetown, Chestertown, Centreville, Easton, Denton, Sandy Hook, Jackson, Millville, Hammonton, Cape May Court House, Ocean City, Atlantic City, Long Beach Island, and Wharton State Forest 250 PM EST Sun Jan 7 2018 …

 

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM MONDAY TO MIDNIGHT EST MONDAY NIGHT… * WHAT…A wintry mix of precipitation is expected. Periods of   light freezing rain, sleet, snow and rain are anticipated. A few   hundredths of an inch of ice will likely accumulate on   untreated roads and walkways. Also, there may be a very light   accumulation of sleet and snow in spots. * WHERE…Parts of southeastern and southern New Jersey, central   and southern Delaware, and parts of eastern Maryland. * WHEN…Late Monday afternoon and Monday evening, including the   Monday evening commute.

 

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Ice will likely create hazardous   conditions on area roads and walkways. Any standing water will   refreeze on Monday night and early Tuesday morning as   temperatures remain or fall back below freezing.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… This Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and walkways. Slow down and use extra caution when driving. The latest road conditions for your state can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.


Thursday, January 4th, 5:32pm: Wind Chill Advisory Issued, Travel Still Very Difficult

2018-01-04 17:32:04

The National Weather Service’s Blizzard Warning for the Borough and for Cape May County is set to expire on Thursday, January 4th, at 7:00pm. There is a Wind Chill Advisory in effect starting on Friday, January 5th at 1:00am until Saturday, January 6th at 12 Noon for sub-zero wind chill factors following this storm.

The Borough has received well above 12 inches of snow during this blizzard. Little new snow is expected during the evening hours as the storm begins to wind off the coastline. However, very strong winds will follow this storm with dangerously cold wind chill values. Overnight, the winds will be gusting to 40mph out of the northwest. On Friday, sunshine returns but with daytime highs below 20 degrees, gusty winds to 40mph, and wind chill values of -4. Saturday, and Saturday night, the forecast calls for slightly colder temperatures.

The Avalon Department of Public Works has been operating plows and equipment for over 18 hours. Road crews are challenged by the high winds that continue to blow snow onto streets after they have been plowed. Some snow drifts have also formed next to buildings and homes that are in some cases a few feet in height. With the increased winds following this storm comes the enhanced risk of power outages. If you have an outage, contact Atlantic City Electric directly at 1-800-833-7476. If you have any emergency, dial 911.

Driving continues to be difficult during this storm event. Please stay off the roads. If you must drive, please do so with extreme caution. Never attempt to drive over or through any mounds of snow. At times, the Avalon Police Department may have to close the roadway leading to the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge for safety reasons. That roadway was closed for several hours on Thursday during the height of the storm.

If you suddenly find your home with no heat, the Borough of Avalon has established a warming center at the Avalon Senior Center, located on the north side of Avalon Borough Hall. The Center is available for anyone to use to escape the cold weather.

The Avalon Free Public Library and the Avalon History Center are both closed on Friday, January 5th. Cape May County Fare Free Transportation regular service is cancelled for January 5th; Meals on Wheels and dialysis trips will continue to be provided. For an updated list of cancellations or delayed openings, please visit our municipal website, www.avalonboro.net

Here is the text of the Wind Chill Advisory issued by the National Weather Service:

 

Wind Chill Advisory

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 459 PM EST Thu Jan 4 2018   DEZ003-004-NJZ013-014-020-022>027-051000- /O.CON.KPHI.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-180105T0000Z/ /O.CON.KPHI.WC.Y.0001.180105T0600Z-180106T1700Z/ Inland Sussex-Delaware Beaches-Western Monmouth-Eastern Monmouth- Ocean-Atlantic-Cape May-Atlantic Coastal Cape May- Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean-Southeastern Burlington- Including the cities of Georgetown, Rehoboth Beach, Freehold, Sandy Hook, Jackson, Hammonton, Cape May Court House, Ocean City, Atlantic City, Long Beach Island, and Wharton State Forest 459 PM EST Thu Jan 4 2018 …

 

BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING… …WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM FRIDAY TO NOON EST SATURDAY… * WHAT…Blizzard conditions occurring. Very cold wind chills   expected. Travel will be very dangerous to impossible,   including during the evening commute. Tree branches could fall   as well. Expect wind chills to range from 0 to 15 below zero. * WHERE…Portions of central and southern New Jersey and   southern Delaware. * WHEN…For the Blizzard Warning, until 7 PM EST this evening.   For the Wind Chill Advisory, from 1 AM Friday to noon EST   Saturday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Winds gusting as high as 50 mph will   cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant   drifting of the snow is likely. The cold wind chills will   cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1. A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves.


Thursday, January 4th, 9:07am: Avalon Municipal Buildings Closed

2018-01-04 09:08:12

Thursday, January 4th  Due to the winter storm, Avalon Borough Hall/Public Works/Community Hall/Free Public Library/History Center are all closed on Thursday, January 4th ; Wednesday’s scheduled trash/recycling collection that was scheduled for Thursday due to the New Year’s holiday will now be collected on Friday.  Avalon Police also have closed the road to the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge Thursday at 9:00am due to the storm; it will be reopened when it is safe to do so, thank you.


Thursday, January 4th, 7:07am: Blizzard Warning Continues, 8-12" of Snow Expected, Strong Winds

2018-01-04 07:07:21

The National Weather Service has continued the Blizzard Warning for the Borough and the entire Cape May County Area. The Warning remains in effect on Thursday, January 4th through 7:00pm. The forecast now calls for 8 to 12 inches of snow with travel being dangerous to impossible, especially during the morning hours. There will be blowing and drifting snow through the day.

The National Weather Service has also issued a Wind Chill Advisory, and a Coastal Flood Advisory.

The winter storm began placing snow on our area Wednesday around 9:00pm. The snowfall is expected to remain steady through the morning hours and taper off and end before nightfall. Public Works crews have been out during the nighttime and morning hours plowing streets. Travel is very difficult today due to the fast accumulating snow and wind.

In addition to the snow concerns, there is a Coastal Flood Advisory in effect for Thursday morning, January 4th. The advisory means minor coastal flooding may occur in our community. Areas of our town that typically flood may see a little water in the streets; however, it will be difficult to impossible to see any flood water due to the snow accumulation. Do not drive if you do not have to; if you do, exercise extreme caution. High tide will occur around 9:30am on the back bays.

The Wind Chill Advisory is in effect from Friday, January 5th through Saturday, January 6th at Noon. Dangerous wind chill values will be in place with the wind chill temperature to be around -15 Saturday morning. There will be winds gusting to 55mph, especially towards the end of this storm. Strong winds may bring down power lines and cause power outages. If you have any outage, contact Atlantic City Electric at 1-800-833-7476. Never attempt to drive over, or move, any power lines or any cables.   If you have any emergency, dial 911.

The Borough of Avalon has established a warming center at the Avalon Senior Center. If you suddenly find your home without heat, the warming center is open and available to escape the cold elements. The center is located adjacent to Avalon Borough Hall at 31st Street and Dune Drive.

Please continue to monitor traditional media outlets for updates to the forecast. Here is the text of the Blizzard Warning and other advisories from the National Weather Service:

Blizzard Warning

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 348 AM EST Thu Jan 4 2018 …High Impact Storm including the aftermath of wind driven record cold on its way to our area… …A rapidly intensifying coastal storm will produce significant snowfall and strong winds through mid afternoon… NJZ013-014-020-022>027-042115- /O.NEW.KPHI.WC.Y.0001.180105T2300Z-180106T1700Z/ /O.CON.KPHI.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-180105T0000Z/ Western Monmouth-Eastern Monmouth-Ocean-Atlantic-Cape May- Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean- Southeastern Burlington- Including the cities of Freehold, Sandy Hook, Jackson, Hammonton, Cape May Court House, Ocean City, Atlantic City, Long Beach Island, and Wharton State Forest 348 AM EST Thu Jan 4 2018

 

…BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING… …WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM FRIDAY TO NOON EST SATURDAY… * WHAT…Occasional blizzard conditions expected through mid or   late afternoon with 8 to 12 inches of snow expected. Travel will   be very dangerous to impossible, including during the morning   commute. Damage to trees and power lines is possible. Travel   will be very dangerous to impossible, including during the   morning commute.Following the storm bitter cold temperatures   will follow. Expect wind chills to range from 5 below zero to 15   below zero Friday night into early Saturday. * WHERE…Portions of central and southern New Jersey. * WHEN…For the Blizzard Warning, until 7 PM EST this evening.   For the Wind Chill Advisory, from 6 PM Friday to noon EST   Saturday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Northerly winds gusting as high as 45 to 55   mph along the immediate coast will cause whiteout conditions in   blowing snow. Significant drifting of the snow is likely right   through Friday night. The cold wind chills will cause frostbite   in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1. A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves. $$

 

Coastal Flood Advisory

Coastal Hazard Message National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 608 AM EST Thu Jan 4 2018 NJZ022>025-041900- /O.CON.KPHI.CF.Y.0001.180104T1300Z-180104T1900Z/ Atlantic-Cape May-Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic- 608 AM EST Thu Jan 4 2018 …COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON… * LOCATIONS…Coastal areas of southern New Jersey. * COASTAL FLOODING…Minor flooding is anticipated around the   time of high tide Thursday morning. * TIMING…High tide on the southern New Jersey ocean front   occurs around 930 am. High tide on the back bays occurs later   than the high tide on the ocean front. * SURGE…Half a foot to a foot above astronomical tide. * WAVES…4 to 8 feet. * IMPACTS…Localized roadway flooding is expected. Some roads   may be closed due to high water. In addition, stagnant flood   waters may freeze on road surfaces. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Coastal Flood Advisory means that minor tidal flooding is expected. Minor Tidal flooding often results in some road closures. Usually…the most vulnerable roadways will flood. Do not leave your vehicle at a location that is prone to tidal flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flood waters. The water may be deeper than you think it is. You will be putting yourself in danger and your vehicle may be damaged…leading to costly repairs. Visit the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service at water.weather.gov/ahps for additional water level and flood impact information for your local tide gauge.

 

 

Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 554 AM EST Thu Jan 4 2018 DEZ003-004-NJZ013-014-020-022>027-041345- Inland Sussex-Delaware Beaches-Western Monmouth-Eastern Monmouth- Ocean-Atlantic-Cape May-Atlantic Coastal Cape May- Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean-Southeastern Burlington- Including the cities of Georgetown, Rehoboth Beach, Freehold, Sandy Hook, Jackson, Hammonton, Cape May Court House, Ocean City, Atlantic City, Long Beach Island, and Wharton State Forest 554 AM EST Thu Jan 4 2018 …Near blizzard conditions developing this morning along coastal New Jersey and Delaware and unnecessary travel is highly discouraged this morning… Snow was intensifying and spreading ashore across coastal New Jersey and coastal Delaware. Visibilities at 545 AM were already one quarter to one half mile and will occasionally drop below a quarter mile in heavy snow and blowing snow. Northerly winds will frequently gust over 40 miles an hour…to possibly as high as 60 miles an hour within a mile of the Atlantic. Snow will taper off during mid or late afternoon but potentially severe blowing and drifting will continue tonight through Friday evening as temperatures plunge and wind chills drop to 5 below zero. $$

 

Wind Chill Advisory

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 348 AM EST Thu Jan 4 2018 …High Impact Storm including the aftermath of wind driven record cold on its way to our area… …A rapidly intensifying coastal storm will produce significant snowfall and strong winds through mid afternoon… NJZ013-014-020-022>027-042115- /O.NEW.KPHI.WC.Y.0001.180105T2300Z-180106T1700Z/ /O.CON.KPHI.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-180105T0000Z/ Western Monmouth-Eastern Monmouth-Ocean-Atlantic-Cape May- Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean- Southeastern Burlington- Including the cities of Freehold, Sandy Hook, Jackson, Hammonton, Cape May Court House, Ocean City, Atlantic City, Long Beach Island, and Wharton State Forest 348 AM EST Thu Jan 4 2018

 

…BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING… …WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM FRIDAY TO NOON EST SATURDAY… * WHAT…Occasional blizzard conditions expected through mid or   late afternoon with 8 to 12 inches of snow expected. Travel will   be very dangerous to impossible, including during the morning   commute. Damage to trees and power lines is possible. Travel   will be very dangerous to impossible, including during the   morning commute.Following the storm bitter cold temperatures  will follow. Expect wind chills to range from 5 below zero to 15   below zero Friday night into early Saturday. * WHERE…Portions of central and southern New Jersey. * WHEN…For the Blizzard Warning, until 7 PM EST this evening.   For the Wind Chill Advisory, from 6 PM Friday to noon EST   Saturday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Northerly winds gusting as high as 45 to 55   mph along the immediate coast will cause whiteout conditions in   blowing snow. Significant drifting of the snow is likely right   through Friday night. The cold wind chills will cause frostbite   in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1. A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves.

 


Wednesday, January 3rd, 3:43pm: Blizzard Warning for Avalon, 6-10" of Snow, Wind Likely

2018-01-03 15:43:24

The National Weather Service has posted a Blizzard Warning for the Borough and all of Cape May County.  The Warning is in effect from Wednesday, January 3rd at 9:00pm through Thursday, January 4th, at 7:00pm.  The updated forecast calls for the potential of between six to ten inches of snow for our region.  The storm is also expected to have wind gusts approaching 50mph which will make driving difficult and may result in scattered power outages.

The winter coastal storm is expected to intensify during the evening hours Thursday and begin to spread snow over our region Thursday night and during the overnight hours Friday.  The storm will have strong gusty winds and create blowing snow conditions.  Drifting of snow is likely during this storm event.  The majority of the storm is expected to out of our region by the late afternoon hours on Thursday.

Please exercise extreme caution while driving and understand that road conditions may be poor.  There could be scattered power outages as a result of this storm; if you experience an outage, contact Atlantic City Electric’s outage number at 1-800-833-7476.  If you have any emergency, dial 911.

In addition, the National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory for the region for Thursday, January 4th, from 8:00am until 2:00pm.  Minor coastal flooding may occur during the storm event, and may be difficult to see due to blowing and drifting snow.  High tide will occur at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City at 9:28am.

Please be advised that as of this writing, the Borough of Avalon Borough Hall, Community Hall, Public Works, and History Center will be having a delayed opening at 12 Noon.  Please continue to follow www.avalonboro.net for updated event closing/delayed opening information.  The Borough of Avalon has established a warming center during this storm event at the Avalon Senior Center, located adjacent to Borough Hall at 31st Street and Dune Drive.  The warming center is available for any property owner or resident who is suddenly without heat.

Continue to follow forecasts on traditional media outlets, and check this website for updated information during this storm.

Here is the text of the Blizzard Warning and the Coastal Flood Advisory from the National Weather Service:

Blizzard Warning

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ

317 PM EST Wed Jan 3 2018

 

…High Impact Storm including the aftermath of wind driven

record cold on its way to our area…

 

…A rapidly intensifying coastal storm will produce significant

snowfall and strong winds tonight through Thursday…

 

NJZ013-014-020-022>027-041000-

/O.UPG.KPHI.WS.W.0001.180104T0200Z-180105T0000Z/

/O.NEW.KPHI.BZ.W.0001.180104T0200Z-180105T0000Z/

Western Monmouth-Eastern Monmouth-Ocean-Atlantic-Cape May-

Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean-

Southeastern Burlington-

Including the cities of Freehold, Sandy Hook, Jackson, Hammonton,

Cape May Court House, Ocean City, Atlantic City,

Long Beach Island, and Wharton State Forest

317 PM EST Wed Jan 3 2018

 

…BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 PM EST

THURSDAY…

 

* WHAT…Blizzard conditions expected. Travel will be very

dangerous to impossible, including during the morning commute on

Thursday. Tree branches could fall as well. Total snow

accumulations of 6 to 10 inches are expected.

 

* WHERE…Portions of central and southern New Jersey.

 

* WHEN…From 9 PM this evening to 7 PM EST Thursday.

 

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Winds gusting as high as 50 mph will cause

whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant drifting of

the snow is likely. Scattered power outages could develop

Thursday and Friday which would force considerable hardship

where heat would not be available.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

 

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are

expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds

and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout

conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If

you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get

stranded, stay with your vehicle. The latest road conditions for

the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

 

$$

 

 

Coastal Flood Advisory

Coastal Hazard Message

National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ

111 PM EST Wed Jan 3 2018

 

NJZ022>025-040715-

/O.CON.KPHI.CF.Y.0001.180104T1300Z-180104T1900Z/

Atlantic-Cape May-Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-

111 PM EST Wed Jan 3 2018

 

…COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 2 PM EST

THURSDAY…

 

* LOCATIONS…Coastal areas of southern New Jersey.

 

* COASTAL FLOODING…Minor flooding is anticipated around the

time of high tide Thursday morning.

 

* TIMING…High tide on the southern New Jersey ocean front

occurs around 930 am. High tide on the back bays occurs later

than the high tide on the ocean front.

 

* SURGE…Half a foot to a foot above astronomical tide.

 

* WAVES…4 to 8 feet.

 

* IMPACTS…Localized roadway flooding is expected. Some roads

may be closed due to high water. In addition, stagnant flood

waters may freeze on road surfaces.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

 

A Coastal Flood Advisory means that minor tidal flooding is

expected. Minor Tidal flooding often results in some road

closures. Usually…the most vulnerable roadways will flood.

 

Do not leave your vehicle at a location that is prone to tidal

flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flood waters. The

water may be deeper than you think it is. You will be putting

yourself in danger and your vehicle may be damaged…leading to

costly repairs.

 

Visit the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service at

water.weather.gov/ahps for additional water level and flood

impact information for your local tide gauge.