BREAKING NEWS

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.


Monday, March 13th, 2:52pm: Trash Collection to be Delayed by One Day Due to Storm

2017-03-13 14:52:24

The Avalon Department of Public Works has announced that normal trash collection in Section Two and Section Three of Avalon will be delayed for one day due to the approaching nor’easter.  Section Two, which includes 23rd Street up to but not including 42nd Street, will be collected on Wednesday, instead of Tuesday.  Section Three, which includes 42nd Street to the north side of 80th Street, will be collected on Thursday, instead of Wednesday.  All sections are from bay to ocean.  There is anticipated to be very strong winds, some coastal flooding, and snow mixing with rain during this storm event.

The Avalon Office of Emergency Management will be placing a Code Red reverse 911 call to residents early this evening as more information about the storm becomes available.

The Avalon Free Public Library has postponed both Story Time and movie night on Tuesday, March 14th due to the storm.


Monday, March 13, 7:22am: Coastal Flood Warning, Winter Weather Advisory Issued By NWS

2017-03-13 07:20:12

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning, a Winter Weather Advisory, and a High Wind Warning on Monday, March 13th in advance of the approaching nor’easter winter storm.  The storm is expected to bring moderate coastal flooding and wind gusts of 60mph to our region late Monday night through Tuesday, along with a mixture of rain and snow.

The storm will produce significant snowfall about 30 miles north and west of us and further, with a foot of snow possible north of the Interstate 95 corridor.

The snow and rain mixture is expected to move into our area this evening and continue through most of the day on Tuesday, with additional snow and rain showers possible on Wednesday.  It is unlikely that we will experience a large accumulating snowfall, but some accumulation is possible at times during the storm which could make driving hazardous.  The snow may be accompanied by strong winds which will reduce visibility.  Now is a good time to secure any outdoor objects that may be subject to strong winds, including patio furniture and trash cans.  Contractors are asked to secure their work sites before the storm arrives.

Moderate coastal flooding is expected at time of high tide on Tuesday morning.  It may occur for several hours around the time of high tide.  Please exercise caution while driving during high tide and during this storm event.  Never attempt to drive on any flooded street or through a flooded intersection as this puts you and your vehicle at risk and creates an unnecessary wake that can damage property.  If you live in an area that typically floods during storm events, consider moving your vehicle to another part of the island in advance of high tide.

High tide at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City will occur Monday at 9:49pm; Tuesday at 10:03am and again at 10:27pm; and Wednesday at 10:41am and 11:05pm. During this storm event, local police may close the bridge due to unsafe conditions from wave over wash.

Continue to monitor traditional media outlets for updates on this storm. We remain in contact with the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management for updates on this storm and how it will impact our region.

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

Winter Weather Advisory
Issued: 5:01 AM EDT Mar. 13, 2017 – National Weather Service

… Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 8 PM this
evening to 6 PM EDT Tuesday…

* locations… portions of southeast New Jersey.

* Hazard types… snow.

* Accumulations… snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches.

* Timing… snow begins Monday evening, becoming moderate at
times late Monday night through midday Tuesday. Snow will
diminish by late Tuesday evening.

* Impacts… the snow will lead to slippery roads. Strong winds
will lead to blowing snow, reduced visibility, and power
outages.

* Winds… northeast 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* Temperatures… from the upper 20s to mid 30s.

* Visibilities… one half mile or less at times.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

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.

Report snow and ice accumulation to the National Weather Service
by calling our trained spotter line… posting to the NWS Mount
Holly facebook Page… or using twitter.

Snowfall and ice accumulation forecast maps in addition to
experimental probabilistic snowfall information for the latest
event are available online at www.Weather.Gov/phi/winter
Coastal Flood Warning
Issued: 4:03 AM EDT Mar. 13, 2017 – National Weather Service

… Coastal Flood Warning in effect from 7 am to 3 PM EDT
Tuesday…

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a coastal
Flood Warning, which is in effect from 7 am to 3 PM EDT Tuesday.
The coastal Flood Watch is no longer in effect.

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

* Coastal flooding… moderate flooding is expected with the
Tuesday morning high tide.

* Timing… flooding is anticipated to occur for several hours
around the time of high tide. High tide on the New Jersey and
Delaware oceanfront occurs between 9:15 and 10:15 am Tuesday.
High tide on the back bays, along Delaware Bay and along
Raritan Bay occurs later than the high tide on the oceanfront.

* Surge… around 2 to 3 feet above the astronomical tide.

* Waves… 1 foot or less.

* Impacts… numerous roadways are expected to flood with many
roads becoming impassable. Minor to moderate property damage
is possible. Wave action is forecast to result in significant
beach erosion.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A coastal Flood Warning means that flooding is occurring or
imminent. Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert
for rising water… and take appropriate action to protect life
and property.

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 visit www.Weather.Gov/phi/tides

Forecast time of predicted
location high Tide Water level

Sandy Hook 9:51 am Tue 7.5 to 8.0 feet MLLW
New Jersey
(sandy hook bay)

Seaside Heights 9:21 am Tue near 7.0 feet MLLW
New Jersey
(oceanfront)

Atlantic City 9:30 am Tue near 7.0 feet MLLW
New Jersey
(oceanfront)

Cape May 10:04 am Tue 7.5 to 8.0 feet MLLW
New Jersey
(oceanfront)

Lewes 10:44 am Tue near 7.0 feet MLLW
Delaware
(delaware bay)

Rehoboth Beach 9:49 am Tue near 7.0 feet MLLW
Delaware
(oceanfront)

High tide on the back bays, along Delaware Bay and along Raritan
Bay occurs later than the high tide on the oceanfront.
High Wind Warning
Issued: 4:06 AM EDT Mar. 13, 2017 – National Weather Service

… High Wind Warning in effect from 6 am to 6 PM EDT Tuesday…

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a High
Wind Warning, which is in effect from 6 am to 6 PM EDT Tuesday.
The high wind watch is no longer in effect.

* Locations… coastal southern New Jersey.

* Winds… north 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* Timing… winds will increase early Tuesday morning and peak
between mid morning and early afternoon, before diminishing
late Tuesday afternoon.

* Impacts… strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power
lines. Scattered power outages are expected.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts
of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.

 

 


Sunday, March 12, 3:55pm: Coastal Flood Watch, High Wind Watch in Advance of Coastal Storm

2017-03-12 15:56:48

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Watch and a High Wind Watch in advance of a coastal storm that will bring our region rain, mixing with snow, strong winds, and the potential for moderate coastal flooding especially during the Tuesday morning high tide event.  This storm will also bring significant snow to portions of northern New Jersey and areas north of Philadelphia.

A coastal storm is expected to visit our region starting Monday night and potentially lasting through a portion of Wednesday.  The biggest impacts of the storm are expected on Tuesday.  The storm may make driving difficult at times, especially in coastal communities where some flooding is expected.  Never attempt to drive your vehicle through any flooded street or any flooded intersection.  Driving on a flooded street puts you and your vehicle at risk, and creates an unnecessary wake that can damage property.   Strong winds with gusts potentially exceeding 50mph are expected along the Jersey Shore; power outages are possible.  If you experience a power outage, contact Atlantic City Electric directly at 1-800-833-7476.  Never attempt to move any downed power or cable line yourself.  If you have any emergency, dial 911.

High tide at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City will occur Monday at 9:49pm; Tuesday at 10:03am and again at 10:27pm; and Wednesday at 10:41am and 11:05pm. During this storm event, local police may close the bridge due to unsafe conditions from wave over wash.

Continue to monitor traditional media outlets for updates on this storm.  We remain in contact with the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management for updates on this storm and how it will impact our region.

Here are the texts of the Coastal Flood Watch and the High Wind Watch issued by the National Weather Service on Sunday afternoon:

Coastal Flood Watch
Issued: 2:58 PM EDT Mar. 12, 2017 – National Weather Service

… Coastal Flood Watch in effect from Tuesday morning through
Tuesday afternoon…

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a coastal
Flood Watch, which is in effect from Tuesday morning through
Tuesday afternoon.

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

* Coastal flooding… moderate flooding is expected with Tuesday
morning’s high tide.

* Timing… flooding is anticipated to occur for several hours
around the time of high tide. High tide on the New Jersey and
Delaware oceanfront occurs between 9:15 and 10:15 am Tuesday.
High tide on the back bays, along Delaware Bay and along Raritan
Bay occurs later than the high tide on the oceanfront.

* Surge… around 2 to 3 feet above the astronomical tide.

* Waves… wave heights on the ocean waters off the coast are
forecast to range from 12 to 18 feet with breaking waves of 6 to
9 feet at the shore. Wave heights on Delaware Bay are expected
to be 3 to 8 feet.

* Impacts… numerous roadways are expected to flood with many
roads becoming impassable. Minor to moderate property damage is
possible. Wave action is forecast to result in significant beach
erosion.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

This coastal Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for
the development of moderate coastal flooding.

Be prepared to begin taking appropriate action to protect life
and property. Follow the recommendations of local emergency
management officials. Be sure to check the latest forecast from
time to time in case a warning is issued or any new information
becomes available.

For a list of the impact of different tide heights in your County
please visit www.Weather.Gov/phi/tides
Forecast time of predicted
location high Tide Water level

Sandy Hook 9:51 am Tue 7.5 to 8.0 feet MLLW
New Jersey
(sandy hook bay)

Seaside Heights 9:21 am Tue near 7.0 feet MLLW
New Jersey
(oceanfront)

Atlantic City 9:30 am Tue near 7.0 feet MLLW
New Jersey
(oceanfront)

Cape May 10:04 am Tue 7.5 to 8.0 feet MLLW
New Jersey
(oceanfront)

Lewes 10:44 am Tue near 7.0 feet MLLW
Delaware
(delaware bay)

Rehoboth Beach 9:49 am Tue near 7.0 feet MLLW
Delaware
(oceanfront)

high tide on the back bays, along Delaware Bay and along Raritan
Bay occurs later than the high tide on the oceanfront.
High Wind Watch
Issued: 3:25 PM EDT Mar. 12, 2017 – National Weather Service

… High wind watch in effect from Tuesday morning through Tuesday
afternoon…

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a high
wind watch, which is in effect from Tuesday morning through
Tuesday afternoon.

* Locations… coastal New Jersey.

* Winds… northeast 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to near 60 mph.

* Timing… winds will increase early Tuesday morning and peak
between mid morning and early afternoon, before diminishing
late Tuesday afternoon.

* Impacts… strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power
lines. Scattered power outages are expected.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph… or gusts of
58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest
forecasts.


Sunday, March 12, 8:50am: Coastal Storm to Impact Avalon, Region on Tuesday

2017-03-12 08:49:41

The National Weather Service has put our region under the risk of a coastal storm that will likely impact our region late Monday, March 13th through Wednesday morning, March 15th.  This storm is expected to bring some rain, snow, gusty winds and the potential for coastal flooding to our Borough for a 36 hour period.

The Service believes this will be a heavy snow event for northern New Jersey and north of Philadelphia where more than a foot of snow is possible.  For southern coastal New Jersey, rain is expected to mix with snow to keep any snowfall totals down.  However, the storm could change in track and intensity over the next 24 hours; it is advisable to check the forecast routinely before the storm arrives.

As of Sunday morning, March 12th, no watches or warnings are posted for our region by the National Weather Service.  However, a Hazardous Weather Outlook has been issued:

Hazardous Weather Outlook
Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
401 AM EDT Sun Mar 12 2017

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401 AM EDT Sun Mar 12 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for central Delaware, southern
Delaware and southern New Jersey.

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight.

Hazardous weather is not expected at this time.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Monday through Saturday.

Accumulating snow is possible Monday night into Tuesday night. There
is still considerable uncertainty with details, including exact snow
amounts, but there could be impacts to travel, especially during the
day Tuesday.

Strong winds, gusting 40 to 50 mph are possible, especially close to
the shore on Tuesday.

Minor coastal flooding is likely with the high tide cycle during the
day on Tuesday.

For reference purposes, high tide at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City will occur Monday at 9:49pm; Tuesday at 10:03am and again at 10:27pm; and Wednesday at 10:41am and 11:05pm.  During this storm event, local police may close the bridge due to unsafe conditions from wave over wash.

Strong winds of 50mph are expected with this storm.  Now is a good time to secure any outdoor objects prone to winds including trash cans and patio furniture.  Never attempt to drive on any flooded street or through any flooded intersection.  Contractors are asked to secure their job sites for loose objects and debris before the storm arrives.  Shall you have any emergency, dial 911.  If you lose power, contact Atlantic City Electric at 1-800-833-7476.  Continue to monitor local forecasts in advance of, and during, this anticipated storm event.  Our community will receive frequent updates from the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management.