BREAKING NEWS

Wed, June 21st, 7:29pm: Severe Thunderstorm Warning Posted for Avalon

2017-06-21 19:29:43
The National Weather Service in Mount Holly NJ has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... 
  southern Atlantic County in southern New Jersey... 
  Cumberland County in southern New Jersey... 
  Cape May County in southern New Jersey... 

* until 815 PM EDT

* at 711 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
  extending from near Mizpah to near Laurel Lake to Greenwich, moving
  southeast at 45 mph.

  Hazard... 60 mph wind gusts. 

  Source... radar indicated. 

  Impact... expect damage to trees and power lines. 

* Locations impacted include... 
  Vineland, Atlantic City, Millville, Bridgeton, Ocean City, Cape
  May, Cumberland, Pleasantville, Somers Point, Ventnor City,
  Brigantine, Northfield, Absecon, Margate City, Buena, North
  Wildwood, Laurel Lake, Wildwood Crest, Woodbine and Sea Isle City.

Precautionary/preparedness actions... 

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm... and
the storm will affect the beaches. For your safety... immediately move
off the beach and seek shelter indoors.

Mon, June 19th, 3:10pm: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Posted for Avalon

2017-06-19 15:10:09

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Avalon and Cape May County on Monday, June 19th.  The Watch is in effect through 8:00pm.

A strong line of thunderstorms associated with the arrival of a cold front is expected to impact our area this evening.  These storms could bring frequent lightning, thunder, strong winds, heavy rain and the potential for hail.  If you see lightning or hear thunder seek shelter immediately.

Pay attention to traditional media outlets in the event this Watch is elevated to a Warning.  A Watch means conditions are favorable for storms to occur; a Warning means the threat is imminent.


Thursday, May 25th, 8:19am: Coastal Flood Advisory Posted for Avalon

2017-05-25 08:19:42

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory for the Borough of Avalon and other Jersey Shore communities in advance of this evening’s high tide.  The Advisory calls for the potential of widespread minor coastal flooding at high tide on Thursday evening, May 25th, which will occur at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City at 8:34pm.

Minor coastal flooding in Avalon generally occurs along portions of Ocean Drive.  Do not attempt to drive on any flooded street or through any flooded intersection as this puts you and your vehicle at risk, and creates an unnecessary wake that can damage private and public property.  If you have any emergency, dial 911.

A northeasterly wind throughout the day is expected to keep this morning’s high tide in the back bay which could heighten the threat of minor coastal flooding this evening.  The Borough of Avalon has prepared this flood risk map that generally shows what areas of Avalon are at risk during various flood advisories, watches, and warnings:

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

Coastal Flood Advisory
Issued: 4:18 AM EDT May. 25, 2017 – National Weather Service
... Coastal flood advisory remains in effect from 7 PM this
evening to 1 am EDT Friday... 

* location... coastal areas of New Jersey and Delaware and areas 
  along Delaware Bay.

* Coastal flooding... spotty minor flooding may occur this 
  morning. Widespread minor flooding is anticipated around the 
  time of high tide this evening.

* Timing... high tide on the New Jersey and Delaware oceanfront 
  occurs between 7:45 PM and 8:45 PM this evening. High tide on 
  the back bays... along Delaware Bay and along Raritan Bay occurs 
  later than the high tide on the oceanfront.

* Surge... near 1 foot above the astronomical tide.

* Waves... wave heights on the ocean waters off the coast are 
  forecast to be 4 to 7 feet. Waves heights on Delaware Bay are 
  expected to be 2 to 4 feet.

* Impacts... roadway flooding is expected. Some roads will be 
  closed due to high water.

* Outlook... there is a limited potential for minor coastal flood 
  again around the evening high tide cycles on Friday and 
  Saturday.

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.

For a list of the impact of different tide heights in your County
please go to www.Weather.Gov/phi/tides

Tuesday, April 25th, 12:40pm: Coastal Flood Advisory Issued by National Weather Service

2017-04-25 12:41:20

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory for the Borough of Avalon for Tuesday, April 25th between 6:00pm-Midnight.  The advisory suggests that widespread minor coastal flooding is possible in Avalon in flood prone areas at time of high tide, especially along portions of Ocean Drive.

High tide at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City occurs at 8:07pm.  There may be some ponding of water on some local streets due to today’s rain event.  Never attempt to drive on any flooded street or through any flooded intersection as this puts you and your vehicle at risk, and creates an unnecessary wake that can damage personal and public property.

The Avalon Office of Emergency Management provides a flood guidance map that suggests areas of the Borough that are compromised during minor, moderate, and major flooding events.

There will be some strong winds associated with this storm event this evening.  If you lose power, report your outage to Atlantic City Electric at 1-800-833-7476.

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

Coastal flood advisory remains in effect from 6 PM this
evening to midnight EDT tonight…

* location… coastal areas of New Jersey and Delaware and areas
along Delaware Bay.

* Coastal flooding… widespread minor flooding around the time
of high tide this evening. Localized moderate flooding is
possible.

* Timing… high tide on the New Jersey and Delaware oceanfront
occurs between 7:15 PM and 8:15 PM this evening. High tide on
the back bays, along Delaware Bay and along Raritan Bay occurs
later than the high tide on the oceanfront.

* Surge… around 1.0 to 1.5 feet above astronomical tide.

* Waves… 7 to 10 feet on the ocean waters off New Jersey and
Delaware and 2 to 5 feet in the Delaware Bay.

* Impacts… localized roadway flooding is expected. Some Road
closures due to high water are likely.

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.

 


Monday, March 13, 5:37pm: Coastal Flood Warning, High Wind Warning Continue for Avalon

2017-03-13 17:35:23

The National Weather Service has continued the Coastal Flood Warning, the High Wind Warning, and the Winter Weather Advisory for the Borough through tomorrow afternoon in advance of a coastal storm that will bring the Jersey Shore a mixture of rain and snow, with some sleet; strong gusty winds, especially late Tuesday morning and Tuesday afternoon, and the potential for moderate coastal flooding during the Tuesday morning high tide. Areas north and northwest of the shore will receive a heavier snowfall, with more than a foot expected in some areas.

The storm is expected to push into our region during the overnight hours. Tuesday morning may be a mix of rain, sleet, and possibly snow with strong winds. High tide at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge is expected Tuesday at 10:03am. Residents who live in flood prone areas are advised to move their vehicles to higher spots in Avalon. Never attempt to drive on any flooded street as this puts you in danger and creates an unnecessary wake. Here is a flood map for guidances purposes during any flooding storm events in Avalon:

At times, local police may have to close the road leading to the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge. Power outages are possible during this storm event; if you experience an outage, call Atlantic City Electric at 1-800-833-7476. If you have any emergency, dial 911.

The Avalon Department of Public Works has announced that trash collection for Section Two and Section Three are both being delayed by one day. If your regular trash collection day is Tuesday, it will be picked up on Wednesday. If your normal trash collection day is Wednesday, it will be picked up Thursday. The Avalon Free Public Library has postponed both Story Time and Movie Night on Tuesday.

If you have any objects outside of your home that are subject to strong winds, including trash cans and patio furniture, please secure them.

We are in constant communication with the Avalon Office of Emergency Management for further guidance and updates.