BREAKING NEWS

Coastal Flood Warning Posted for Avalon for Tuesday, December 9th

2014-12-08 16:08:31 swahl

The National Weather Ser­vice has posted a Coastal Flood Warn­ing for our com­mu­nity for Tues­day morn­ing, Decem­ber 9th. Minor to mod­er­ate coastal flood­ing is expected dur­ing high tide on Tues­day morn­ing. A coastal storm will make its way along the New Jer­sey coast­line on Tues­day and will bring some rain, windy con­di­tions, and coastal flood­ing to our com­mu­nity. The heav­i­est rain is expected to occur on Tues­day morn­ing with strong 40mph wind gusts. Please take this oppor­tu­nity to secure any objects that are sub­ject to strong gusty winds. Never attempt to drive on any flooded street, or through any flooded inter­sec­tion. If you have any emer­gency, please dial 911.nws-special-weather-statement

High tide will occur at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City at 9:31am on Tues­day and again at 10:03pm. Dur­ing this storm event, it is very likely more clo­sures of Ocean Drive lead­ing to the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge are pos­si­ble due to waves from the inlet impact­ing the road­way. Avalon Police will close the road­way when nec­es­sary for safety rea­sons; plan an alter­nate route espe­cially around the time of high tide.

If you live on a street that typ­i­cally expe­ri­ences high water dur­ing flood­ing events, con­sider mov­ing your vehi­cle out of the street to higher ground. Please con­tinue to mon­i­tor this weather fore­cast and the risk of coastal flood­ing through tra­di­tional media outlets.

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

Coastal Flood Warn­ing in effect from 7 am to 1 PM EST
Tuesday…

The National Weather Ser­vice in Mount Holly has issued a coastal
Flood Warn­ing… which is in effect from 7 am to 1 PM EST Tues­day.
The coastal Flood Watch is no longer in effect.

* Loca­tion… coastal areas of New Jer­sey and Delaware.

* Coastal flood­ing… minor flood­ing is antic­i­pated around high
tide this evening. Mod­er­ate coastal flood­ing is expected dur­ing
the Tues­day morn­ing high tide. Heavy rain and rough surf at the
time of high tide will enhance to flood­ing problem.

* At Atlantic City… New Jer­sey… high tide this evening will
occur at 846 PM with a fore­cast tide level near 6.2 feet above
mean lower low water. The high tide Tues­day morn­ing will occur
at 857 am with a fore­cast tide level of near 7.2 feet above mean
lower low water.

* At Cape May… New Jer­sey (ocean­front)… high tide this evening
will occur at 920 PM with a fore­cast tide level near 6.8 feet
above mean lower low water. The high tide Tues­day morn­ing will
occur at 931 am with a fore­cast tide level of 7.5 to 8.0 feet
above mean lower low water.

* High tide on the back bays… along the Delaware and Rar­i­tan
bays occurs later than the high tide on the oceanfront.

* Impacts… expect road­ways prone to minor tidal flood­ing to
flood this evening. Expect Road clo­sures dur­ing the times of
high tide Tues­day morn­ing when higher water lev­els are
expected. In addi­tion wind dri­ven heavy rains and wave action
will exac­er­bate the poten­tial for beach ero­sion Tuesday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A coastal Flood Warn­ing indi­cates that mod­er­ate or major tidal
flood­ing is immi­nent or occur­ring. Be pre­pared for ris­ing water
lev­els and take appro­pri­ate action to pro­tect life and prop­erty.
Fol­low the rec­om­men­da­tions of local emer­gency man­age­ment
officials.

Do not drive your vehi­cle through flood waters. The water may be
deeper than you think. You will be putting your­self in dan­ger and
your vehi­cle may be dam­aged… lead­ing to costly repairs.

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Mon, Dec. 8th: Flood Advisory, Flood Watch Posted for Avalon

2014-12-08 07:37:41 swahl

The National Weather Ser­vice has posted a Coastal Flood Advi­sory for Avalon for Mon­day until Noon, and a Coastal Flood Watch for Avalon from Tues­day morn­ing through Tues­day after­noon.  A coastal storm is approach­ing our area and is expected to bring strong winds, rain, and occa­sional coastal flood­ing at time of high tide.

As a result of the approach­ing storm, at times, a por­tion of Ocean Drive lead­ing to the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge will close due to waves from the inlet wash­ing onto the road­way.  On Mon­day at 7:33am, Avalon Police closed the road­way.  Please seek an alter­nate route to Sea Isle City.Flood Watch

Never attempt to drive on any flooded street as this puts your­self and your vehi­cle at dan­ger.  Please secure any out­door objects that may be sub­ject to strong winds Mon­day night and Tues­day.  Con­tinue to fol­low tra­di­tional media out­lets for updates to this storm.  Inter­mit­tent power out­ages are also pos­si­ble dur­ing this storm event, which may last into Wednes­day morning.

High tide at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City is as follows:

Mon­day:  8:50am, 9:20pm      Tues­day:  9:31am, 10:03pm

Here is the text of the Coastal Flood Advi­sory and the Coastal Flood Watch posted Mon­day morn­ing by the National Weather Service:

Coastal Flood Advi­sory remains in effect from 7 am this

morn­ing to noon EST today…
… Coastal Flood Watch remains in effect from Tues­day morn­ing
through Tues­day afternoon…

* loca­tion… coastal areas of New Jer­sey and Delaware.

* Coastal flood­ing… minor flood­ing is antic­i­pated around high
tide this morn­ing. There is a poten­tial for mod­er­ate coastal
flood­ing dur­ing the Tues­day morn­ing high tide.

* At Sandy Hook… New Jer­sey… high tide this morn­ing will occur
at 836 am with a fore­cast tide level near 7.0 feet above mean
lower low water. The high tide Tues­day morn­ing will occur at 919
am with a fore­cast tide level of 7.5 to 8.0 feet above mean
lower low water.

* At Sea­side Heights… New Jer­sey… high tide this morn­ing will
occur at 806 am with a fore­cast tide level near 6.5 feet above
mean lower low water. The high tide Tues­day morn­ing will occur
at 849 am with a fore­cast tide level near 7.0 feet above mean
lower low water.

* At Atlantic City… New Jer­sey… high tide this morn­ing will
occur at 816 am with a fore­cast tide level near 6.5 feet above
mean lower low water. The high tide Tues­day morn­ing will occur
at 857 am with a fore­cast tide level of near 7.0 feet above mean
lower low water.

* At Cape May… New Jer­sey (ocean­front)… high tide this morn­ing
will occur at 850 am with a fore­cast tide level near 7.0 feet
above mean lower low water. The high tide Tues­day morn­ing will
occur at 931 am with a fore­cast tide level of 7.5 to 8.0 feet
above mean lower low water.

* At Lewes… Delaware… high tide this morn­ing will occur at 931
am with a fore­cast tide level near 6.5 feet above mean lower low
water. The high tide Tues­day morn­ing will occur at 1011 am with
a fore­cast tide level near 7.0 feet above mean lower low water.

* At Rehoboth Beach… Delaware… high tide this morn­ing will
occur at 838 am with a fore­cast tide level near 6.5 feet above
mean lower low water. The high tide Tues­day morn­ing will occur
at 921 am with a fore­cast tide level near 7.0 feet above mean
lower low water.

* High tide on the back bays… along the Delaware and Rar­i­tan
bays occurs later than the high tide on the ocean­front.
* Impacts… expect road­ways prone to minor tidal flood­ing to flood
this morn­ing. Expect Road clo­sures dur­ing the times of high
tide Tues­day morn­ing. In addi­tion wind dri­ven heavy rains and
wave action will exac­er­bate the poten­tial for beach ero­sion
Tuesday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A coastal Flood Advi­sory indi­cates that minor tidal flood­ing is
antic­i­pated. 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.

A coastal Flood Watch means that con­di­tions are favor­able for the
devel­op­ment of mod­er­ate or major coastal flood­ing. Pay close
atten­tion to updated fore­casts and state­ments and take
appro­pri­ate action to pro­tect life and prop­erty. Fol­low the
rec­om­men­da­tions of local emer­gency man­age­ment officials.

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Sun, Dec. 7th: Coastal Flood Watch for Monday, December 8th

2014-12-07 21:11:30 swahl

The National Weather Ser­vice has posted a Coastal Flood Watch for Avalon and the Jer­sey Shore for Mon­day morn­ing.  The flood watch means that minor to per­haps mod­er­ate coastal flood­ing may be pos­si­ble at time of high tide on Monday.

There is grow­ing con­fi­dence in the mete­o­ro­log­i­cal com­mu­nity that a coastal storm will impact our region begin­ning Mon­day evening through Wednes­day morn­ing.  There is a chance that mod­er­ate coastal flood­ing may occur at time of high tide through­out this storm event.  Please pay close atten­tion to the fore­cast over the next cou­ple of days.  Strong north­east­erly winds com­bined with heavy rain­fall may aggra­vate flood­ing con­cerns at the Jer­sey Shore.  Streets that typ­i­cally flood dur­ing these events may expe­ri­ence high water.  Never attempt to drive on a street that is flooded as it puts you, your vehi­cle, and res­cuers in dan­ger.  Monday’s weather will see an increase in clouds with show­ers at night; Tues­day, heavy rain and strong winds are expected to impact the Jer­sey shoreline.

Here are the upcom­ing high tides of con­cern; tides at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge are as follows:

High tide Mon­day 8:50am, 9:20pm    Tues­day 9:31am, 10:03pm

There is the like­li­hood that a por­tion of Ocean Drive in Avalon lead­ing to the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge will be closed from time to time dur­ing the next few days due to wave over wash onto the road­way.  Please con­sider another route.

Con­tinue to mon­i­tor the weather fore­cast on tra­di­tional local media out­lets, and on this web­site.  Here is the text of the Flood Watch as posted by the National Weather Ser­vice on Sun­day evening:

Coastal Flood Watch remains in effect Mon­day morning…

* loca­tion… coastal sec­tions of south­ern New Jer­sey and
Delaware.

* Coastal flood­ing… the poten­tial for wide­spread minor to
mod­er­ate tidal flooding.

* Tim­ing… around high tide Mon­day morn­ing, which occurs between 8
am and 10 am, and later in many of the back bays.

* Out­look… Tues­day morning’s high tide cycle will see at least
minor coastal flood­ing and there is some poten­tial for mod­er­ate
flood­ing. A watch has not been issued at this time since there
is some doubt as to the tim­ing of the strongest wind to affect
this area.

* Precautionary/preparedness actions…

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A coastal Flood Watch means that con­di­tions are favor­able for the
devel­op­ment of mod­er­ate or major coastal flood­ing. Pay close
atten­tion to updated fore­casts and state­ments and take
appro­pri­ate action to pro­tect life and prop­erty. Fol­low the
rec­om­men­da­tions of local emer­gency man­age­ment official

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Sun, Dec. 7th: Flood Advisory/Watch in Effect, Road to TI Bridge Closed

2014-12-07 07:06:49 swahl

The National Weather Ser­vice has posted a Coastal Flood Advi­sory for Sun­day morn­ing, and has now extended a Coastal Flood Watch until Mon­day morn­ing in advance of the poten­tial for a coastal storm at the Jer­sey Shore that may impact our fore­cast from Mon­day through Wednes­day morning.Flood Watch

There is the poten­tial for minor coastal flood­ing in flood prone areas of our com­mu­nity this morn­ing.  Please do not attempt to drive on any streets that are flooded, and do not drive through any flooded inter­sec­tions.  Here are the fol­low­ing high tide events where minor flood­ing may occur today, and minor to mod­er­ate flood­ing may occur Mon­day and Tues­day.  High tide at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City are as follows:

Sun­day:  8:10am, 8:36pm     Mon­day:  8:50am, 9:20pm   Tues­day:  9:31am, 10:03pm

On Sun­day morn­ing, the Avalon Police Depart­ment closed a por­tion of Ocean Drive lead­ing to the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge due to wave action in the inlet spilling onto the road­way.  Please plan an alter­nate route until this route is safe again.  It is very likely that this road­way will expe­ri­ence inter­mit­tent clo­sures over the next few days as a coastal storm approaches.  Sunday’s fore­cast will be dry and clear but very windy with wind gusts approach­ing 45mph.  Please secure any out­door objects that are sub­ject to wind con­di­tions includ­ing umbrel­las, trash cans, and the like.

Please con­tinue to mon­i­tor your local fore­cast through tra­di­tional media out­lets dur­ing the upcom­ing coastal storm event.  Here is the lat­est advi­sory posted Sun­day morn­ing by the National Weather Service:

Coastal Flood Advi­sory remains in effect until 11 am EST this

morn­ing…
… Coastal Flood Watch in effect Mon­day morning…

The National Weather Ser­vice in Mount Holly has issued a coastal
Flood Watch… which is in effect Mon­day morning.

* Loca­tion… coastal sec­tions of south­ern New Jer­sey and
Delaware.

* Coastal flood­ing… minor tidal flood­ing this morn­ing. Wide­spread minor
or mod­er­ate tidal flood­ing pos­si­ble Monday.

* Tim­ing… around high tide this morn­ing… which occurs between
730 and 900 am… and later in many of the back bays.

* Out­look… Tues­day morn­ings high tide cycle will see at least
minor coastal flood­ing and there is poten­tial for mod­er­ate
flood­ing. A watch has not been issued at this time to avoid
head­line con­fu­sion. In addi­tion wind dri­ven heavy rains will
exac­er­bate the con­cerns Tues­day.
Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A coastal Flood Advi­sory indi­cates that minor tidal flood­ing is
antic­i­pated. 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.

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Sat, December 6th: Coastal Flood Advisory for Sunday Morning

2014-12-06 21:30:48 swahl

 

The National Weather Ser­vice has posted a Coastal Flood Advi­sory for the Jer­sey Shore on Sun­day, Decem­ber 7th, from 6:00am until 11:00am.  There is the poten­tial for spotty minor flood­ing at time of high tide on Sun­day morn­ing.  High tide will occur at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City Sun­day at 8:10am, and again at 8:36pm.  Areas of our com­mu­nity that typ­i­cally see high water dur­ing coastal flood­ing events may see minor flood­ing Sun­day morn­ing.  Never attempt to drive through any flooded inter­sec­tion or on any flooded street.

A coastal storm may develop that will bring more wide­spread flood­ing to the Jer­sey Shore Mon­day through Wednes­day morn­ing.  Please pay atten­tion to this web­site and tra­di­tional media out­lets for the lat­est information.

Here is the text of Sunday’s Coastal Flood Advi­sory cour­tesy of the National Weather Service:

Coastal Flood Advi­sory in effect from 6 am to 11 am EST
Sunday…

The National Weather Ser­vice in Mount Holly has issued a coastal
Flood Advi­sory… which is in effect from 6 am to 11 am EST
Sunday.

* Loca­tion… coastal sec­tions of south­ern New Jer­sey and Delaware.

* Coastal flood­ing… minor tidal flooding.

* Tim­ing… around high tide Sun­day morn­ing, which occurs between
730 and 900 am, and later in many of the back bays.

* Impacts… expect road­ways most prone to minor tidal flood­ing to
flood.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A coastal Flood Advi­sory indi­cates that minor tidal flood­ing is
antic­i­pated. 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.

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