BREAKING NEWS

Sunday, July 20th: Townsend's Inlet Bridge Temporarily Closed

2014-07-20 12:59:25 swahl

The Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City has been tem­porar­ily closed by local police depart­ments on Sun­day after­noon, July 20th.  There is a per­sis­tent wind out of the north­east com­bined with a high tide that is caus­ing wave action on the road­way.  It is likely that the bridge will be re-opened to vehic­u­lar traf­fic later Sun­day after­noon.  Please use Route 9 or the Gar­den State Park­way as alter­nate routes for the time being.

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Tues, July 15th: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Posted for Avalon Until 9pm

2014-07-15 13:50:11 swahl

The NWS Storm Pre­dic­tion Cen­ter has issued a

* Severe Thun­der­storm Watch for por­tions of Severe Thunderstorm Watch
south­west Con­necti­cut
Dis­trict of Colum­bia
Delaware
cen­tral and east­ern Mary­land
north­ern North Car­olina
New Jer­sey
south­east New York
south­east Penn­syl­va­nia
cen­tral and east­ern Vir­ginia
east­ern West Vir­ginia Pan­han­dle
coastal waters

* effec­tive this Tues­day after­noon and evening from 145 PM until
900 PM EDT.

* Pri­mary threats include…
scat­tered dam­ag­ing wind gusts to 70 mph likely
scat­tered large hail events to 1.5 inches in diam­e­ter possible

The Severe Thun­der­storm Watch area is approx­i­mately along and 75
statute miles east and west of a line from 40 miles north­west of
Bridge­port Con­necti­cut to 25 miles west south­west of South Hill
Vir­ginia. For a com­plete depic­tion of the watch see the
asso­ci­ated watch out­line update (wous64 kwns wou3).

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

Remem­ber… a Severe Thun­der­storm Watch means con­di­tions are
favor­able for severe thun­der­storms in and close to the watch
area. Per­sons in these areas should be on the look­out for
threat­en­ing weather con­di­tions and lis­ten for later state­ments
and pos­si­ble warn­ings. Severe thun­der­storms can and occa­sion­ally
do pro­duce tornadoes.

Dis­cus­sion… thun­der­storms are inten­si­fy­ing within a moist and
unsta­ble air­mass from the NYC area south­west­ward into north­ern NC.
Rather strong winds aloft and degree of insta­bil­ity will pro­mote the
risk of dam­ag­ing down­burst winds through much of the afternoon.

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July 3rd, 3:45pm: Thunderstorm Watch, High Surf Advisory, Flash Flood Watch Posted

2014-07-03 15:49:05 swahl

The National Weather Ser­vice has posted a Flash Flood Watch for Avalon and sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties start­ing on Thurs­day, July 3rd at 4:00pm through Fri­day after­noon.  There is a poten­tial for heavy show­ers and thun­der­storms asso­ci­ated with a cold front that will stall over our region as Hur­ri­cane Arthur passes off­shore.  A High Surf Advi­sory is also in effect from Fri­day morn­ing through Sat­ur­day morn­ing, and a Severe Thun­der­storm Watch is in effect on Thurs­day, July 3rd until 10:00pm.

Please note with Arthur there may be restric­tions on bathing and swim­ming in the ocean imposed by the Avalon Beach Patrol; please obey all instruc­tions pro­vided by life­guards.  It is pos­si­ble that the Avalon fire­works show sched­uled for Fri­day evening may be moved to Sun­day evening for weather related and safety rea­sons.  The fire­works orig­i­nate from a barge in the ocean and rough surf/wave action may post­pone fire­works until Sun­day depend­ing on the path of Arthur.  If you see light­ning or hear thun­der, seek shel­ter imme­di­ately, espe­cially if you are on the beach.  If you have any emer­gency, please dial 911.

Here is the text of the Flash Flood Watch issued by the National Weather Service:

High surf advi­sory in effect from 8 am Fri­day to 6 am EDT Sat­ur­day… The National Weather Ser­vice in Mount Holly has issued a high surf advi­sory… which is in effect from 8 am Fri­day to 6 am EDT Sat­ur­day. * Waves and surf… up to 6 to 8 feet with a 12 to 14 sec­ond period. * Impacts… the risk for dan­ger­ous rip cur­rents will increase to high through Fri­day. Beach ero­sion will occur as a result of the wave action. Precautionary/preparedness actions… A high surf advi­sory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advi­sory area. Life threat­en­ing rip cur­rents and local­ized beach ero­sion will also be possible.

 

1135 am EDT Thu Jul 3 2014 … Flash Flood Watch now in effect from 4 PM EDT this after­noon through Fri­day after­noon… The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for * por­tions of Delaware… north­east Mary­land and New Jer­sey… includ­ing the fol­low­ing areas… in Delaware… Delaware beaches… inland Sus­sex and Kent. In north­east Mary­land… Car­o­line… Kent MD… Queen Annes and Tal­bot. In New Jer­sey… Atlantic… Atlantic coastal Cape May… Cape May… coastal Atlantic… coastal ocean… Cum­ber­land… east­ern Mon­mouth… ocean and south­east­ern Burling­ton. * From 4 PM EDT this after­noon through Fri­day after­noon * a cold front from the north­west is fore­cast to stall over our region late this after­noon into Fri­day morn­ing. Trop­i­cal mois­ture from Arthur will inter­act with the bound­ary… result­ing in peri­ods of heavy rain. Fore­cast rain­fall totals range from one to three inches with locally higher amounts likely. * The heavy rain­fall is expected to result in flood­ing along streams and creeks… on road­ways and in areas of poor drainage. The flood­ing may occur quickly in the heav­i­est of the down­pours. Precautionary/preparedness actions… This Flash Flood Watch means that con­di­tions may develop to pro­duce flash flood­ing. Flash flood­ing is a very dan­ger­ous sit­u­a­tion. Please mon­i­tor the fore­cast and be pre­pared to take action if flash flood warn­ings are issued.

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Thurs, July 3rd: Flash Flood Watch Posted Thursday Afternoon

2014-07-03 07:47:02 swahl

The National Weather Ser­vice has posted a Flash Flood Watch for Avalon and sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties start­ing on Thurs­day, July 3rd at 4:00pm through Fri­day morn­ing.  There is a poten­tial for heavy show­ers and thun­der­storms asso­ci­ated with a cold front that will stall over our region as Hur­ri­cane Arthur passes off­shore.  Please note with Arthur there may be restric­tions on bathing and swim­ming in the ocean imposed by the Avalon Beach Patrol; please obey all instruc­tions pro­vided by life­guards.  It is pos­si­ble that the Avalon fire­works show sched­uled for Fri­day evening may be moved to Sun­day evening for weather related and safety rea­sons.  The fire­works orig­i­nate from a barge in the ocean and rough surf/wave action may post­pone fire­works until Sun­day depend­ing on the path of Arthur.  If you see light­ning or hear thun­der, seek shel­ter imme­di­ately, espe­cially if you are on the beach.  If you have any emer­gency, please dial 911.

Here is the text of the Flash Flood Watch issued by the National Weather Service:

Flash Flood Watch in effect from this after­noon through Fri­day
morning…

The National Weather Ser­vice in Mount Holly has expanded the

* Flash Flood Watch to include por­tions of Delaware… north­east
Mary­land and New Jer­sey… includ­ing the fol­low­ing areas… in
Delaware… Delaware beaches… inland Sus­sex and Kent. In
north­east Mary­land… Car­o­line… Kent MD… Queen Annes and
Tal­bot. In New Jer­sey… Atlantic… Atlantic coastal Cape May…
Cape May… coastal Atlantic… coastal ocean… Cum­ber­land…
east­ern Mon­mouth… ocean and south­east­ern Burlington.

* From this after­noon through Fri­day morning

* a cold front from the north­west is fore­cast to stall over our
region late this after­noon into Fri­day morn­ing. Trop­i­cal
mois­ture from Arthur will inter­act with the bound­ary… result­ing
in peri­ods of heavy rain. Fore­cast rain­fall totals range from
one to three inches with locally higher amounts pos­si­ble. Some
areas will be prone to flash flood­ing where the ground is
already sat­u­rated from recent heavy rainfall.

* The heavy rain­fall is expected to result in flood­ing along
streams and creeks… on road­ways and in areas of poor drainage.
The flood­ing may occur quickly in the heav­i­est of the downpours.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

This Flash Flood Watch means that con­di­tions may develop to
pro­duce flash flood­ing. Flash flood­ing is a very dan­ger­ous
situation.

Please mon­i­tor the fore­cast and be pre­pared to take action if
flash flood warn­ings are issued.

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Wed, July 2nd: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Posted, Tropical Weather Thursday

2014-07-02 14:54:07 swahl

The National Weather Ser­vice has issued a Severe Thun­der­storm Watch for the Bor­ough of Avalon on Wednes­day, July 2nd, 2014 until 9:00pm.  Some severe thun­der­storms with heavy rain, light­ning, and strong winds are pos­si­ble for the entire Jer­sey Shore late Wednes­day after­noon into Wednes­day evening.  If you hear thun­der or see light­ning, please seek shel­ter imme­di­ately.  Heavy rain­fall is pos­si­ble in a short period of time.Severe Thunderstorm Watch

The National Weather Ser­vice con­tin­ues to call for the prob­a­bil­ity for occas­sional show­ers and thun­der­storms for Avalon and sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties through­out the day on Thurs­day, Thurs­day evening, and Fri­day morn­ing.  Please be aware that peri­ods of heavy rain, light­ning, strong winds are pos­si­ble dur­ing this period.

Trop­i­cal Storm Arthur is fore­cast to turn into a cat­e­gory one hur­ri­cane this week.  The cur­rent path of the storm will keep Arthur away from the New Jer­sey coast­line.  How­ever, there is the like­li­hood of sea swells, rough surf, and strong rip cur­rents along our beaches.  Through the week­end and always, please pay close atten­tion to any instruc­tions pro­vided by the Avalon Beach Patrol as it puts your safety first.

The Avalon Office of Emer­gency Man­age­ment will con­tinue to mon­i­tor ocean con­di­tions cre­ated by Arthur’s pas­sage along the east­ern seaboard.  Cur­rently the Avalon fire­works dis­play is sched­uled for Fri­day, July 4th, at 9:00pm off a barge at the 30th Street beach.  If wind/surf con­di­tions make a fire­works an unsafe con­di­tion for Avalon on Fri­day night, the show will be resched­uled to Sun­day, July 6th, at 9:00pm, also at the 30th Street beach.  Sun­day evening’s fore­cast appears favor­able for the fire­works show if Fri­day night’s show is postponed.

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