BREAKING NEWS

Wed, Feb. 10th, 7:00pm: Avalon Opens Warming Center for Frigid Weekend

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The Avalon Office of Emergency Management has established a warming center for the public for the upcoming cold snap due to arrive this weekend. Avalon OEM Coordinator Edward Dean has designated the Avalon Senior Center to be the warming center for the Borough. The Center, located on the north side of Avalon Borough Hall at 31st Street and Dune Drive, will be open Friday morning through Monday morning as a warming center. Avalon residents who may experience an unexpected lack of heat inside their homes for a power outage or another reason may come to the Center for warmth and comfort from the cold. The Center will be available to the public during the weekend and will also host the monthly Avalon Home and Land Owners Association meeting Saturday, February 13th at 10:00am.

The National Weather Service is predicting high temperatures on Saturday and Sunday to remain in the 20s, with overnight temperatures in the single digits. Wind chill values of below zero are expected at times this weekend. Please limit your exposure to the outdoor elements during this cold weather and protect your pets from cold weather; check on your neighbors for their well-being. If you have any emergency during this period, please dial 911. Take any necessary precautions to prevent your pipes from freezing. If you experience an interruption of electrical service, contact Atlantic City Electric’s outage number at 1-800-833-7476. Any senior who would like to participate in the Senior Alone program coordinated by the Avalon Police Department may contact Police at (609) 967-3411.

Here is the advisory from the National Weather Service regarding the cold weather moving into our region this weekend:

National-Weather-Service-Briefing-for-Weekend-of-February-12-through-14-2016

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Monday, Feb. 8th, 4:50pm Update: Winter Storm Warning, Coastal Flood Warning in Effect

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Winter Storm Warning

The National Weather Service has again revised the forecast for our Borough.  As of late Monday afternoon, a Winter Storm Warning has been added to the Coastal Flood Warning for our community.  The potential now exists for widespread moderate coastal flooding and the possibility of between three to six inches of snow during a storm event Monday night through the day on Tuesday.

Snow is expected to develop during the overnight hours into Tuesday morning, and snow will continue until Tuesday evening.  Accumulating snow is expected to affect some travel in our region during the next 24 hours.  Please exercise caution while driving.

The Coastal Flood Warning is in effect through Tuesday at 12 Noon.  High tide will occur at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City on Monday at 7:54pm, and again on Tuesday morning at 8:16am. Areas of Avalon that typically experience flooding during coastal storm events will likely see flood water during these two high tides. They include portions of Ocean Drive from the inlet south to 29th Street; Ocean Drive from 33rd Street south to 41st Street; and Ocean Drive south of 49th Street. Other areas may include the 200 block of Dune Drive in the business district, areas west of the bridges on 21st Street and 25th Street, Bay Park Marina, and other locations.

Never attempt to drive on any flooded street as it puts you and your vehicle in danger; driving on a flooded street also creates an unnecessary wake that can damage businesses and residential properties. Never park on any bridge in our community. Please consider moving your car to higher ground in advance of the next two high tide events. If you have any emergency, dial 911. If you experience a power outage, call Atlantic City Electric’s outage number at 1-800-833-7476.

Continue to monitor traditional media outlets for updates on this weather forecast.

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Monday, February 8th, 2:40pm: Coastal Flood Warning Issued, Rain/Snow Mix

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Flood warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning for the Borough.  The Warning is in effect for the Borough from now through Tuesday, February 9th, at 12 Noon.  Moderate coastal flooding is possible at time of high tide on Monday evening, and again Tuesday morning.

A storm system will move past New Jersey overnight which will bring rain, snow, and a mixture of precipitation to our region during the overnight hours into Tuesday.  It is possible the storm may end with a period of snow late in the day on Tuesday.  Along the coastline, minor snow accumulation is in the forecast; further offshore, there is a greater possibility of additional snowfall.  The storm will also bring the potential for coastal flooding during the next two high tide events.

High tide will occur at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City on Monday at 7:54pm, and again on Tuesday morning at 8:16am.  Areas of Avalon that typically experience flooding during coastal storm events will likely see flood water during these two high tides.  They include portions of Ocean Drive from the inlet south to 29th Street; Ocean Drive from 33rd Street south to 41st Street; and Ocean Drive south of 49th Street.  Other areas may include the 200 block of Dune Drive in the business district, areas west of the bridges on 21st Street and 25th Street, Bay Park Marina, and other locations.

Never attempt to drive on any flooded street as it puts you and your vehicle in danger; driving on a flooded street also creates an unnecessary wake that can damage businesses and residential properties.  Never park on any bridge in our community.  Please consider moving your car to higher ground in advance of the next two high tide events.  If you have any emergency, dial 911.  If you experience a power outage, call Atlantic City Electric’s outage number at 1-800-833-7476.

Continue to monitor traditional media outlets for updates on this weather forecast.

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Monday, Feb. 8th, 8:10am--Coastal Flood Watch Continues, More Snow Possible In Our Region

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The National Weather Service has posted a Winter Storm Watch for portions of Cape May County in advance of a winter storm that will bring some snow, rain, and mixture of precipitation to our region.  Currently the Watch is not in effect for our Borough, but that could change with a revised forecast later today.

A storm will bring accumulating snow to much of our region during the day on Tuesday.  Snow totals are currently forecast to be higher on the mainland, and lower in coastal communities.  This forecast has the probability of some change in the next 24 hours; please continue to monitor traditional media outlets for updates to our forecast.

This morning’s high tide event triggered minor coastal flooding in our community.  There is the potential for moderate coastal flooding at the time of high tide on Tuesday morning.  Please plan accordingly.  High tide at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City will return at 7:54pm on Monday, and high tide on Tuesday will occur at 8:16am and 8:40pm.  Never attempt to drive on any flooded street as this puts you, and your vehicle, in danger; it also creates an unnecessary wake that can damage homes and businesses.  If you have any interruptions of electrical service during this storm, please report your outage to Atlantic City Electric at 1-800-833-7476.

Here is the Monday morning advisory courtesy of the National Weather Service via the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management:

National Weather Service Briefing for Monday February 8 2016 AM

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Sun, Feb. 7th, 4:15pm: Coastal Flood Advisory/Coastal Flood Watch Posted for Avalon

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Flood Watch

The National Weather Service has posted a Coastal Flood Watch and a Coastal Flood Warning in advance of a storm that is expected to affect the Mid-Atlantic coast early this week.  The Advisory is in effect from Monday, February 8th at 5:00am until Tuesday, February 9th, at 4:00am.  The Watch is in effect from late Monday night through Tuesday afternoon.

A storm will be passing by the New Jersey coastline early this week and could bring some rain and snow to our region.  The storm is also expected to bring the potential for widespread minor coastal flooding at time of hight tide on Monday and the potential for moderate coastal flooding on Tuesday morning.

High tide at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City will occur on Monday at 7:31am, and again at 7:54pm.  High tide on Tuesday will occur at 8:16am and again at 8:40pm.   Never attempt to drive on any street that is flooded; you put yourself in danger, and may create a wake that could damage homes and businesses.  If you experience a power outage, please be sure to contact Atlantic City Electric and report your outage at 1-800-833-7476.

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