BREAKING NEWS

Sun, 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.

 


Sun, Jan. 22nd, 8:30am: Coastal Flood Advisory for Monday, January 23, 2017

2017-01-22 08:30:53

The National Weather Service has posted a Coastal Flood Advisory and a High Wind Warning for barrier islanding communities in Cape May County. The Flood Advisory is in effect for Monday, January 23rd from 2:00am until 11:00am; the Wind Warning remains in effect for Monday, January 23rd from 3:00am until 4:00pm.

A coastal storm is expected to bring to our region through at least Tuesday morning. Rain could be heavy at times from late Sunday night through the day on Monday. This could cause ponding of water in streets where there are drainage problems. Strong winds associated with this storm will produce easterly winds at 25-35mph, with gusts up to 60mph. The temperatures will be too warm for any frozen precipitation.

If you have outdoor objects that are prone to high winds, including trash cans and lawn furniture, bring them inside. Exercise caution while driving during times of high tide on Monday; never drive on any flooded street or through any flooded intersection. Minor, spotty coastal flooding is expected at time of high tide on Monday.

High tide at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City will occur Monday, January 23rd at 4:37am, and again at 4:54pm.

If you have a power outage during this storm, contact Atlantic City Electric directly by calling 1-800-833-7476. Continue to follow traditional media outlets and this website for additional information.

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

… Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 2 am to 11 am EST

Monday...

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a coastal

Flood Advisory… which is in effect from 2 am to 11 am EST

Monday.

 

* Location… the New Jersey shore, Delaware beaches and Delaware

Bay.

 

* Coastal flooding… minor tidal flooding is likely with Monday

morning’s high tide.

 

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

occurs between 4 and 5 am. High tide on the back bays, along

Delaware Bay and Raritan Bay will occur several hours later than

on the ocean front.

 

* Surge… 2 to 3 feet above astronomical tide.

 

* Waves heights… 6 to 8 feet.

 

* Impacts… localized roadway flooding is expected. Some roads may

be closed due to high water.

 

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.

High Wind Warning

Issued: 5:04 AM EST Jan. 22, 2017 – National Weather Service

 

… High Wind Warning remains in effect from 3 am to 4 PM EST

Monday…

… Dense fog advisory has expired…

 

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

 

* Timing… the strongest winds are expected to occur Monday from

the early morning to early afternoon. Areas of dense fog will

continue early this morning.

 

* 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.

 


Sat, January 21st, 5:52pm: High Wind Watch Continues, Rain, Spotty Flooding Possible

2017-01-21 17:52:36

The National Weather Service has continued the High Wind Watch for coastal Cape May County from late Sunday evening, January 22nd through Monday afternoon, January 23rd. A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect until Sunday at 10:00am. These advisories are in effect for a coastal storm that is expected to bring rain, heavy at times, strong gusty winds, and the potential for spotty minor coastal flooding at time of high tide on Monday.

A storm system will move up the eastern seaboard Sunday and Monday and bring widespread rain over our region. Rainfall totals are forecast to be between one to two inches, with three inches possible in some locations. Winds will gradually increase throughout the day on Sunday and be very strong overnight Sunday and through the day on Monday. The temperatures will remain warm enough to make this an all-rain event for coastal Cape May County.

Secure objects outside of your home that may be subject to strong winds including trash cans and patio furniture. Never drive on any flooded street or through any flooded intersection. Continue to monitor this website for updated forecasts, and monitor forecasts from traditional media outlets. If you have a power outage, report it directly to Atlantic City Electric at 1-800-833-7476.

For planning purposes, high tide at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge Monday, January 23rd between Avalon and Sea Isle City occurs at 4:37am, and again at 4:54pm.

Here is the text of the High Wind Watch posted Saturday evening by the National Weather Service:

… Dense fog advisory in effect from 10 PM this evening to 5 am

EST Sunday…

… High wind watch remains in effect from late Sunday night

through Monday afternoon…

 

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a dense

fog advisory… which is in effect from 10 PM this evening to 5 am

EST Sunday.

 

* Visibilities… one quarter mile or less at times.

 

* Winds… east 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.

 

* Timing… the strongest winds are most likely to occur late

Sunday night through early Monday afternoon. Areas of dense fog

expected overnight into Sunday morning.

 

* Impacts… strong winds may blow down limbs… trees… and power

lines. Scattered power outages are expected.

 

* Impacts… reduced visibilities tonight through Sunday morning

morning will make travel difficult. If driving… slow

down… turn your lights on… and leave plenty of room in front

of you.


Sat, January 21st, 9:01am: High Wind Watch Issued By National Weather Service

2017-01-21 08:58:45

The National Weather Service has posted a High Wind Watch for coastal Cape May County. The Watch is in effect from late Sunday night through the day on Monday, January 23rd. A coastal storm is expected to bring a good chance of rain to our area throughout the day Sunday, through Monday. This storm will include easterly winds projected at 30-35mph with the potential for gusts to 60mph. The strongest winds are expected late Sunday night through Monday afternoon.

Exercise caution while driving. Secure any outdoor objects that could be subject to strong winds including trash cans and patio furniture. If you experience a power outage, please contact Atlantic City Electric at 1-800-833-7476. If you have any emergency, dial 911.

Continue to monitor the latest advisories from the National Weather Service and from the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management on this website.


Fri, January 20th, 3:21pm: Heavy Rains, Potential for Coastal Flooding Sunday/Monday

2017-01-20 15:21:02

The National Weather Service has briefed emergency management partners in coastal Cape May County about the threat of a storm that could bring at least two inches of rain, gusty winds, and the potential for at least minor coastal flooding at time of high tide. The greatest impact of this storm event could be Sunday, January 22nd through Monday, January 23rd. Please be aware that heavy rain is currently in the forecast and there may be advisories, watches, and warnings posted for this coastal storm. Continue to monitor traditional media outlets for updated forecasts, and this website for advisories posted by the Avalon Office of Emergency Management.  We continue to remain in contact with forecasters and with the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management for any briefs associated with this coastal storm.  Exercise caution while driving; if you ever have an emergency, please dial 911.

Here is the briefing provided to emergency management partners on Friday, January 20th, 2017:

National Weather Service Brief Friday January 20 2017