BREAKING NEWS

Saturday, December 9th, 7:52am: Winter Storm Warning Continues for Avalon

2017-12-09 07:51:00

The National Weather Service has continued the Winter Storm Warning for Cape May County through Sunday, December 10th, at 1:00am. There is a good chance for additional accumulating snow, especially during the daytime hours on Saturday, December 9th. It is possible for an additional one to three inches of snowfall to occur before Saturday evening.

Offshore mainland communities received about two inches of snow during Friday evening and the overnight areas. There is a larger area of precipitation that will likely result in more snowfall for all of Cape May County, including the barrier island communities.

Exercise caution while driving this weekend. Watch your step as your sidewalk and driveway become slippery or icy, especially during re-freezing. If you have any emergency, please dial 911.

Here is weather alert issued to our region, provided to us by the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management, and the Winter Storm Warning provided by the National Weather Service:

Winter_Weather_Briefing_Dec9_6am

Winter Storm Warning

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 318 AM EST Sat Dec 9 2017 NJZ024-092100- /O.UPG.KPHI.WW.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-171210T0000Z/ /O.EXA.KPHI.WS.W.0001.000000T0000Z-171210T0600Z/ Atlantic Coastal Cape May- Including the city of Ocean City 318 AM EST Sat Dec 9 2017 …WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST SUNDAY… * WHAT…Heavy snow occurring. Plan on difficult travel   conditions. Additional snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches are   expected. * WHERE…Atlantic Coastal Cape May county. * WHEN…Until 1 AM EST Sunday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Be prepared for significant reductions in   visibility at times. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions are occurring. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1. $$

Short Term Forecast

Short Term Forecast National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 616 AM EST Sat Dec 9 2017 DEZ003-004-NJZ023-024-091330- Inland Sussex-Delaware Beaches-Cape May-Atlantic Coastal Cape May- Including the cities of Georgetown, Rehoboth Beach, Cape May Court House, and Ocean City 616 AM EST Sat Dec 9 2017 .NOW… A general snowfall last night for Sussex County Delaware and the southern tip of New Jersey will be augmented by further snow accumulation today. Radar at 615 am shows a considerable increase in coverage of precipitation to the southwest of Delaware. It is moving northeast and should result in renewed snowfall by around 8 am for our area


Friday, December 8th, 3:45pm: Snow Downgraded, Now Winter Weather Advisory

2017-12-08 15:46:10

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Cape May County.  The Advisory is in effect from Friday evening until Saturday, December 9th, at 7:00pm.  The forecast calls for the potential of one to three inches of snow for all areas of the County, including shore resorts.

Please exercise caution while driving, especially during the daylight hours of Saturday when snow is expected to be at its heaviest.  The snow is expected to mix with rain and possibly freezing rain during this storm event.

Here is the text of the Winter Weather Advisory from the National Weather Service:

Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
334 PM EST Fri Dec 8 2017

NJZ024>026-090845-
/O.UPG.KPHI.WS.A.0001.171209T0600Z-171210T0600Z/
/O.EXA.KPHI.WW.Y.0002.171209T0000Z-171210T0000Z/
Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean-
Including the cities of Ocean City, Atlantic City,
and Long Beach Island
334 PM EST Fri Dec 8 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO
7 PM EST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions. Total
  snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches, with localized amounts up
  to 5 inches, are expected.

* WHERE...Atlantic Coastal Cape May, Coastal Atlantic and
  Coastal Ocean counties.

* WHEN...From 7 PM this evening to 7 PM EST Saturday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at
  times.

Friday, December 8th, 7:18am: Winter Storm Watch Issued for Avalon, Cape May County

2017-12-08 07:19:49

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Cape May County.  The Watch is in effect from late Friday night until about dawn on Sunday morning.  The forecast calls for the potential of three to six inches of snow for all areas of the County, including shore resorts.  Snow fall totals could be diminished when the snow mixes with some rain, especially along the coast.

Please exercise caution while driving, especially during the daylight hours of Saturday when snow is expected to be at its heaviest.

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

    • Issuing Office: Philadelphia

      Source: National.Weather.Service

      5:44am EST, Fri Dec 8

… WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT… * WHAT… HEAVY SNOW POSSIBLE. PLAN ON DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE. * WHERE… PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY. * WHEN… FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT. THE HEAVIEST SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL OCCUR BETWEEN 6 AM AND 6 PM SATURDAY. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS… SIGNIFICANT REDUCTIONS IN VISIBILITY ARE POSSIBLE. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW, SLEET OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.


Wednesday, Sept. 20th, 7:16am: Coastal Flood Warning Extended For AM High Tide

2017-09-20 07:19:16

The National Weather Service has extended the Coastal Flood Warning through this morning’s high tide event.  High tide will occur at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge Wednesday at 8:46am.  Please be aware there may be some flood water in flood prone areas of Avalon during this morning’s high tide event.  Never drive on any flooded street.  There will continue to be rough surf and strong rip currents at the shore today.  Be aware that the Avalon Police Department may have to close the road leading to the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge before and after the high tide event.

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

Coastal Hazard Statement, Coastal Flood Warning
Issued: 4:08 AM EDT Sep. 20, 2017 – National Weather Service
... High rip current risk in effect through this evening... 
... Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect until 2 PM EDT this
afternoon... 

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a high rip
current risk... which is in effect through this evening.

* Location... southern coastal areas of New Jersey and coastal 
  areas of Delaware.

* Coastal flooding... moderate flooding is anticipated with this 
  morning's high tide.

* Timing... high tide on the New Jersey and Delaware oceanfront 
  occurs between 8:00 am and 9:00 am this morning. High tide on 
  the back bays occurs later than the high tide on the oceanfront.

* Surge... around 2 feet above the astronomical tide.

* Waves... breaking waves of 4 to 6 feet along the coast.

* Rip currents... there is a high risk for the development of 
  dangerous rip currents.

* Coastal flooding impacts... widespread roadway flooding is 
  expected and minor property damage is possible.

* Outlook... the potential for minor coastal flooding near the
  times of high tide will continue into Thursday and perhaps
  Friday. A moderate to high risk of rip currents will continue
  into early next week.

Precautionary/preparedness actions... 

Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and 
float. Do not swim against the current, swim in a direction 
following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the shore and 
call or wave for help.

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

Tuesday, Sept. 19th, 3:21pm: Coastal Flood Warning Continues Tuesday Evening for Avalon

2017-09-19 15:22:45

The National Weather Service has continued the Coastal Flood Warning for the Borough of Avalon until Wednesday, September 20th, at 1:00am.  Avalon and other coastal communities may experience moderate coastal flooding at time of high tide Tuesday evening, which occurs at 8:19pm at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge.

Hurricane Jose continues to track in the North Atlantic well off the coast of New Jersey.  The storm is expected to remain several hundred miles off the coast of New Jersey for the next few to several days.  Showers, rain, and gusty winds are expected to diminish.  However, moderate coastal flooding remains a risk for this evening’s high tide event.

Never attempt to drive on any flooded street or through any flooded intersection.  If you live in an area of Avalon that is subject to street flooding during moderate coastal flooding events, consider moving your car off the street or to another section of Avalon that typically does not flood during moderate flooding.

Avalon has prepared a flood risk map for planning and advisory purposes.

The Avalon Police Department may have to close the road leading to the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge if wave action on the roadway or flooding is a concern.  Be prepared to take an alternate route if the road needs to be closed Tuesday evening.

Here is the text of the Coastal Flood Warning, continued by the National Weather Service:

Coastal Flood Warning, High Surf Advisory

Issued: 2:04 PM EDT Sep. 19, 2017 – National Weather Service

… Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect until 1 am EDT
Wednesday…
… High surf advisory remains in effect until 6 PM EDT this
evening…

* location… coastal areas of New Jersey and Delaware.

* Coastal flooding… moderate flooding is anticipated with high
tide this evening.

* Timing… high tide on the New Jersey and Delaware oceanfront
occurs between 7:30 PM and 8:30 PM this evening. High tide on
the back bays occurs later than the high tide on the oceanfront.

* Surge… 1.5 to 2.5 feet above astronomical tide.

* Waves… large breaking waves of 8 to 11 feet along the coast.

* Rip currents… there is a high risk for the development of rip
currents.

* Coastal flooding impacts… widespread roadway flooding is
expected and minor property damage is possible, especially
around high tide this evening.

* Surf and rip current impacts… significant beach erosion,
localized dune overwash and minor damage to piers have already
been reported today. Dangerous and potentially life threatening
conditions will exist for those who decide to enter the surf
zone.

* Outlook… the potential for minor coastal flooding near times of
high tide and a high risk of rip currents will continue into
Wednesday and possibly Thursday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area… producing beach erosion and dangerous
swimming conditions.

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