BREAKING NEWS

Sunday, Feb. 12th, 4:14pm: High Wind Warning Posted by National Weather Service

2017-02-12 16:16:33

The National Weather Service has posted a High Wind Warning for Avalon and the remainder of Cape May County.  This warning is in effect from midnight, Sunday, February 12th through 6:00pm on Monday, February 13th.

A storm system has left the area and now affecting New England.  The passage of this storm means strong gusty winds will move into our region during the overnight hours and continue to be strong through Monday afternoon.  Wind gusts could approach 50-60mph in our region.  Secure any loose objects at your property that are prone to strong winds including patio furniture and trash cans.  Strong winds may cause scattered power outages; if you have an outage, contact Atlantic City Electric directly at 1-800-833-7476.  There is not expected to be any additional precipitation or coastal flooding.

Here is the text of the High Wind Warning from the National Weather Service:

High Wind Warning
Issued: 2:45 PM EST Feb. 12, 2017 – National Weather Service

… High Wind Warning in effect from midnight tonight to 6 PM EST
Monday…

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a High
Wind Warning… which is in effect from midnight tonight to 6 PM
EST Monday. The high wind watch is no longer in effect.

* Winds… northwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts 50 to 60 mph.

* Timing… the greatest potential for high winds will be late
tonight through about midday Monday. The winds will gradually
weaken Monday afternoon but strong gusts are still possible into
the evening hours.

* 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.


Wed, February 8th, 7:20am: Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Thursday

2017-02-08 07:20:16

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for all of Cape May County for Thursday, February 9th. The Advisory is in effect between the hours of 8:00am and 2:00pm. There is the potential for one to four inches of snow for our region, but the expectation this morning is that the snowfall totals will be on the low end. There is also the potential for sleet during this storm event.

A winter storm will bring about a half foot of snow to the Philadelphia region. At the Jersey Shore, there will be some rain associated with this system and it may change to sleet and some snow. Windy conditions are expected with northwesterly winds gusting to as high as 40mph. If you have to travel north and west of our region, be advised heavier snowfall amounts are expected outside of Cape May County. There is even the potential for a thunderstorm in our region during the early morning hours on Thursday.

Exercise caution while driving especially during snow and sleet conditions. If you have any emergency, dial 911.

Here is the Winter Weather Advisory posted for Thursday, February 9th by the National Weather Service:

Winter Weather Advisory
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
401 AM EST Wed Feb 8 2017
DEZ002-MDZ012-015-NJZ021>025-082115-
/O.NEW.KPHI.WW.Y.0007.170209T1300Z-170209T1900Z/
Kent-Kent MD-Queen Annes-Cumberland-Atlantic-Cape May-
Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-
Including the cities of Dover, Chestertown, Centreville,
Millville, Hammonton, Cape May Court House, Ocean City,
and Atlantic City
401 AM EST Wed Feb 8 2017

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 2 PM EST
THURSDAY…

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Winter
Weather Advisory for snow…which is in effect from 8 AM to 2 PM
EST Thursday.

* LOCATIONS…a portion of northeast Maryland through central
Delaware into the southern tip of New Jersey.

* HAZARD TYPES…snow and possibly a period of sleet.

* ACCUMULATIONS…Snow accumulation of 1 to 4 inches.

* VISIBILITIES…One quarter mile or less at times during the
morning.

* TIMING…heaviest snow should fall sometime between 8 am and
Noon.

* IMPACTS…The snow will create snow covered roads and possibly
produce isolated power outages. Gusty winds may lead to blowing
snow and reduced visibility.

* WINDS…North 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph becoming
northwest by Noon.

* TEMPERATURES…falling to near 30 during the snow then
recovering slightly during the afternoon.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow
will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow
covered roads and limited visibilities…and use caution while
driving.


Sun, Jan. 29th, 7:29am: Winter Weather Advisory, 1-3" Snow Possible Monday

2017-01-29 07:28:40

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Cape May County for Monday, January 30th from 3:00am until Noon. There is the potential for one to three inches of snow from this storm with a changeover likely at some point to rain, especially along the barrier islands.

A small storm system will move through Tennessee and the western portion of North Carolina before coming up to the Mid Atlantic states during the overnight hours Sunday night into Monday morning. Slippery driving conditions are possible with the morning commute. Exercise caution while driving. The current forecast does not call for a major snow event.

Here is the current Winter Weather Advisory posted Sunday morning by the National Weather Service:

Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ

324 AM EST SUN JAN 29 2017

 

…SNOW IS EXPECTED FOR LATE TONIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING…

 

.LOW PRESSURE IS FORECAST TO DEVELOP OVER VIRGINIA LATE TODAY.

THE LOW IS ANTICIPATED TO PASS OFF THE DELMARVA COAST LATE TONIGHT

BEFORE MOVING OUT TO SEA ON MONDAY.

 

NJZ016>018-020>027-292100-

/O.NEW.KPHI.WW.Y.0006.170130T0800Z-170130T1700Z/

SALEM-GLOUCESTER-CAMDEN-OCEAN-CUMBERLAND-ATLANTIC-CAPE MAY-

ATLANTIC COASTAL CAPE MAY-COASTAL ATLANTIC-COASTAL OCEAN-

SOUTHEASTERN BURLINGTON-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF PENNSVILLE, GLASSBORO, CAMDEN,

CHERRY HILL, JACKSON, MILLVILLE, HAMMONTON, CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE,

OCEAN CITY, ATLANTIC CITY, LONG BEACH ISLAND,

AND WHARTON STATE FOREST

324 AM EST SUN JAN 29 2017

 

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO NOON EST

MONDAY…

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A WINTER

WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW. IT IS IN EFFECT FROM 300 AM MONDAY

UNTIL NOON ON MONDAY.

 

* LOCATIONS…SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY.

 

* HAZARD TYPE…SNOW.

 

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…FROM 1 TO 3 INCHES.

 

* TIMING…SNOW IS FORECAST TO OVERSPREAD THE REGION AFTER

MIDNIGHT AND IT SHOULD CONTINUE INTO MONDAY MORNING. THE SNOW

MAY MIX WITH OR CHANGE TO RAIN BEFORE ENDING BY MIDDAY ON

MONDAY.

 

* IMPACTS…THE SNOW MAY IMPACT TRAVEL CONDITIONS, ESPECIALLY DURING

THE MONDAY MORNING COMMUTE. ROADS AND WALKWAYS MAY BECOME SNOW

COVERED AND SLIPPERY.

 

* TEMPERATURES…GENERALLY IN THE UPPER 20S AND LOWER 30S DURING

THE SNOW EVENT.

 

* VISIBILITY…AROUND OR LESS THAN A HALF MILE AT TIMES.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

 

THIS WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF SNOW MAY

CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND

LIMITED VISIBILITY. USE EXTRA CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

 


Mon, January 23rd, 1:03pm: Coastal Flood Warning Issued by National Weather Service

2017-01-23 13:04:40

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning for barrier island communities in Cape May County for Monday, January 23rd, 2017 at 2:00pm through Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 11:00am.  The High Wind Warning remains in effect for our region on Monday, January 23rd, until 4:00pm.

A coastal storm has battered the southern New Jersey coastline with strong winds and occasional rain since the early morning hours.  Strong winds are expected to continue through the afternoon.  The winds have caused some of the high tide water to remain in the back bays which contributes to the Coastal Flood Warning.  Moderate coastal flooding is anticipated at times of high tide late Monday afternoon, and again on Tuesday morning.

High tide will occur at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City Monday at 4:54pm, and again on Tuesday at 5:24am and at 5:42pm.  Moderate flooding is expected at time of high tide.

If you live in an area of Avalon that typically floods during coastal flooding events, consider moving your vehicle to higher ground.  Never attempt to drive through any flooded intersection or any flooded street as this puts you and your vehicle in danger; it also creates an unnecessary wake in the roadway that could damage private and public property.  If you have any emergency, dial 911.

Strong winds are expected to subside sometime this evening.  Intermittent power outages have been experienced throughout southern New Jersey due to the winds and the impact on utility lines.  If you experience a power outage, contact Atlantic City Electric directly at 1-800-833-7476.

The Cape May County Office of Emergency Management and the Avalon Office of Emergency Management will continue to monitor this storm event.  Continue to follow this website and traditional media outlets for updated weather information.

Here is the text of the Coastal Flood Warning and the High Wind Warning posted by the National Weather Service:

Coastal Flood Warning, Coastal Flood Advisory

Issued: 12:15 PM EST Jan. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service
… Coastal Flood Advisory now in effect until 2 PM EST this
afternoon…
… Coastal Flood Warning in effect from 2 PM this afternoon
through 11 am EST Tuesday morning…

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a coastal
Flood Warning… which is in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to
11 am EST Tuesday morning.

* Location… southern New Jersey and Delaware coastal areas as
well as lower delware Bay communities.

* Coastal flooding… areas of moderate flooding is anticipated with
the high tide late this afternoon into this evening and once again
on Tuesday morning.

* Timing… high tide on the oceanfront occurs between 4:45 PM and
5:45 PM this afternoon and between 5:10 am and 6:10 am Tuesday
morning. High tide on lower Delware Bay occurs later than the
high tide on the oceanfront.

* Surge… around 3 to 4 feet above the astronomical tide late this
afternoon and evening and again Tuesday morning. Highest tidal
anomalies on lower Delaware Bay are expected to be on the
Delaware side.

* Waves… wave heights in the nearshore waters are forecast to
build to 12 to 18 feet and up to 20 feet this evening. Waves on
the lower Delware Bay will build to 7 feet.

* Impacts… numerous roadways will flood and minor to moderate
property damage is likely late this afternoon and evening and once
again Tuesday morning. Tidal flooding may be compounded by heavy
rain. Also… the combination of very strong onshore winds and
battering waves will lead to significant beach erosion.

* Outlook… with winds becoming offshore on Tuesday, tidal
departures will diminish during the day on Tuesday decreasing the
threat of tidal flooding Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

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

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

Forecast              time of              predicted
location              high Tide            Water level

Cape May              4:54 PM Mon          7.5 to 8.0 feet MLLW
New Jersey            5:24 am Tue          7.5 to 8.0 feet MLLW
(oceanfront)

Lewes                 5:30 PM Mon          7.0 to 7.5 feet MLLW
Delaware              6:02 am Tue          7.0 to 7.5 feet MLLW
(Delaware bay)

Rehoboth Beach        4:24 PM Mon          7.0 to 7.5 feet MLLW
Delaware              5:01 am Tue          7.0 to 7.5 feet MLLW
(oceanfront)

High Wind Warning

Issued: 10:34 AM EST Jan. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service
… High Wind Warning remains in effect until 4 PM EST this
afternoon…

* locations… coastal southern New Jersey.

* Winds… east 25 to 35 mph with gusts around 60 mph.

* Timing… the strongest winds are expected to occur now through
mid afternoon.

* Wind impacts… damaging winds will blow down trees and power
lines. Scattered to numerous power outages are expected.
Travel will be difficult… especially for high profile
vehicles.

* Situational awareness… strongest wind gusts as of 10 am have
been 50 to around 60 mph along the New Jersey and Delaware
coasts with reports of tree limbs down and isolated power\
outages.


Mon, Jan. 23rd, 7:13am: Coastal Flood Advisory Extended By National Weather Service

2017-01-23 07:13:37

The National Weather Service has continued the Coastal Flood Advisory for coastal Cape May County for Monday, January 23rd until 9:00pm. The High Wind Warning remains in effect for our region until Monday at 4:00pm.

A coastal storm has descended upon our area with rain, heavy at times, strong gusty winds and the potential for coastal flooding. During this afternoon’s high tide event minor coastal flooding is expected with the potential for moderate coastal flooding in some coastal communities. High tide at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City is expected at 4:54pm. Please exercise caution while driving throughout the day; never drive on any flooded street or through any flooded intersection. If you have any emergency, dial 911.

The High Wind Warning means our region will be subject to easterly winds at 25-35mph throughout the day today with gusts to 60mph. This may result in intermittent power outages. If you have an outage, report it directly to Atlantic City Electric at 1-800-833-7476. Never attempt to move any power line or cable lying in the street. If you have outdoor objects that are subject to strong winds, consider moving them inside for the day.

Here is the text of the Coastal Flood Advisory and the High Wind Warning from the National Weather Service for Monday, January 23rd:

Coastal Flood Advisory

Issued: 4:13 AM EST Jan. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

 

… Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect until 9 PM EST this

evening…

 

* location… coastal areas of Cape May County in New Jersey and

Sussex County in Delaware… as well as areas along the Delaware

Bay.

 

* Coastal flooding… pockets of minor flooding will occur with the

upcoming high tide early this morning. Widespread minor flooding

is expected with the high tide late this afternoon into this

evening. There is a potential for localized moderate coastal

flooding late this afternoon into this evening.

 

* Timing… high tide on the New Jersey and Delaware oceanfront

occurs through 4:30 am this morning and again between 4:00 PM

and 5:00 PM this afternoon. High tide on the back bays and along

Delaware Bay occurs later than the high tide on the oceanfront.

 

* Surge… around 1.5 to 2 feet above the astronomical tide early

this morning. Around 3 to 3.5 feet above the astronomical tide

from late Monday afternoon into Monday evening.

 

* Waves… wave heights on the ocean waters off the coast are

forecast to build to 12 to 16 feet today. Waves on Delaware Bay

should increase to 3 to 7 feet.

 

* Impacts… localized roadway flooding will occur this morning.

Additional roadways are anticipated to flood from late this

afternoon into this evening. The late day flooding may be

compounded by rain. Also… the combination of very strong

onshore winds and battering waves will lead to significant beach

erosion.

 

* Outlook… lingering minor tidal flooding may occur again

around the high tide early on Tuesday morning.

 

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

 

High Wind Warning

Issued: 3:11 AM EST Jan. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

 

… High Wind Warning remains in effect until 4 PM EST this

afternoon…

 

* winds… east 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

 

* Timing… the strongest winds are expected to occur after sunrise

this morning through mid afternoon.

 

* Wind impacts… damaging winds will blow down trees and power

lines. Scattered to numerous power outages are expected.

Travel will be difficult… especially for high profile

vehicles.

 

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.