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Saturday, February 10th, 8:21am: Flood Watch Issued for Avalon by National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for the Borough and for the entire southern New Jersey area. The Flood Watch is in effect from Saturday evening, February 10th through Sunday evening, February 11th.

An area of rain is expected to move into our region Saturday evening. The rain will fall through the overnight hours and through most of the day on Sunday. There is the potential for two to three inches during this prolonged rain event. Fog will accompany this storm especially during the morning hours with temperatures in the 50s.

This is not expected to be a typical flood event with tidal flooding along the Jersey Shore. Instead, this is a rainfall event that could cause ponding of water in some neighborhoods until the water drains. Never attempt to drive your vehicle on a flooded street or through a flooded intersection as this puts you and your vehicle at risk, along with emergency responders. If you have any emergency, dial 911.

The Borough of Avalon has this flood guidance map that shows areas of our community where flooding from both rain and coastal flooding events is likely to occur, depending on the severity of the storm.

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

Sat Feb 10 2018 …FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING… The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a * Flood Watch for portions of Delaware, northeast Maryland, New   Jersey, and Pennsylvania, including the following areas, in   Delaware, Kent and New Castle. In northeast Maryland,   Caroline, Cecil, Kent MD, Queen Annes, and Talbot. In New   Jersey, Atlantic, Atlantic Coastal Cape May, Camden, Cape May,   Coastal Atlantic, Coastal Ocean, Cumberland, Eastern Monmouth,   Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Northwestern   Burlington, Ocean, Salem, Somerset, Southeastern Burlington,   Warren, and Western Monmouth. In Pennsylvania, Berks,   Delaware, Eastern Chester, Eastern Montgomery, Lehigh, Lower   Bucks, Northampton, Philadelphia, Upper Bucks, Western   Chester, and Western Montgomery. * From this evening through Sunday evening * Rain develops this afternoon, and then a prolonged period of   heavy rain will overspread the region tonight through Sunday   night. The axis of heaviest rain will fall along the I-95   corridor, where between 2 and 3 inches of rain is expected to   fall from northern Maryland and Delaware, through southeast   Pennsylvania, and into most of New Jersey. * Low-lying flooding is likely where the heaviest rain occurs. In   addition, rainfall amounts may result in flooding on area   streams, creeks, and rivers by late Sunday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Monday, January 29th, 3:39pm: Coastal Flood Advisory, Light Snow for Tuesday

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory for the Borough of Avalon for Tuesday, January 30th, between the hours of 5:00am and 12 Noon.  The Advisory calls for the potential of minor coastal flooding.  In addition, the current forecast calls for the potential for light snow for our region on Tuesday, with an inch or less of snow expected to fall.

High tide will occur at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City Tuesday at 6:38am.  Please exercise caution while driving Tuesday morning and be alert of any water in the roadways.  Never attempt to drive on any street with any localized flooding.

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

Coastal Flood Advisory

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
313 PM EST Mon Jan 29 2018

NJZ021>025-027-301000-
/O.NEW.KPHI.CF.Y.0002.180130T1000Z-180130T1700Z/
Cumberland-Atlantic-Cape May-Atlantic Coastal Cape May-
Coastal Atlantic-Southeastern Burlington-
313 PM EST Mon Jan 29 2018

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO NOON EST
TUESDAY...

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Coastal
Flood Advisory, which is in effect from 5 AM to noon EST Tuesday.

* LOCATIONS...Coastal areas of southern New Jersey, including
  Delaware Bay.

* COASTAL FLOODING...Minor flooding is anticipated around the
  time of high tide Thursday morning.

* TIMING...High tide on the southern New Jersey ocean front and
  Delaware Bay is between 6 and 7 am. High tide on the back bays
  occurs later than the high tide on the ocean front.

* SURGE...Around a foot above the astronomical tide.

* WAVES...3 to 5 feet on the ocean front and 2 to 3 feet on the
  Delaware Bay.

* 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.

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.

Visit the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service at
water.weather.gov/ahps for additional water level and flood
impact information for your local tide gauge.

Sunday, January 7th, 4:53pm: Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Monday Evening

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Borough and Cape May County. The Advisory is in effect from Monday, January 8th, at 4:00pm until Midnight. The Advisory calls for the potential of snow, freezing rain, sleet, and rain to mix during a brief period of time on Monday evening.

A warm front is expected to come through our region late in the day on Monday. While the front moves through, there could be some light, wintry precipitation. This may cause some freezing precipitation, which could make driving slippery during the evening hours on Monday. No significant snow accumulation is expected. Some icing of roadways and sidewalks could occur. Exercise caution while driving Monday evening

Warmer temperatures enter our forecast Tuesday through next weekend, which will melt some snow and ice.

Here is the text of the Winter Weather Advisory issued by the National Weather Service:

Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 250 PM EST Sun Jan 7 2018 …A WINTRY MIX OF PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED ON MONDAY AFTERNOON AND MONDAY EVENING… .A weak warm front is forecast to approach from the southwest on Monday and it should lift through our region during the afternoon and evening hours. DEZ002-003-MDZ012-015-019-020-NJZ014-020>027-081100- /O.NEW.KPHI.WW.Y.0002.180108T2100Z-180109T0500Z/ Kent-Inland Sussex-Kent MD-Queen Annes-Talbot-Caroline- Eastern Monmouth-Ocean-Cumberland-Atlantic-Cape May- Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean- Southeastern Burlington- Including the cities of Dover, Georgetown, Chestertown, Centreville, Easton, Denton, Sandy Hook, Jackson, Millville, Hammonton, Cape May Court House, Ocean City, Atlantic City, Long Beach Island, and Wharton State Forest 250 PM EST Sun Jan 7 2018 …

 

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM MONDAY TO MIDNIGHT EST MONDAY NIGHT… * WHAT…A wintry mix of precipitation is expected. Periods of   light freezing rain, sleet, snow and rain are anticipated. A few   hundredths of an inch of ice will likely accumulate on   untreated roads and walkways. Also, there may be a very light   accumulation of sleet and snow in spots. * WHERE…Parts of southeastern and southern New Jersey, central   and southern Delaware, and parts of eastern Maryland. * WHEN…Late Monday afternoon and Monday evening, including the   Monday evening commute.

 

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Ice will likely create hazardous   conditions on area roads and walkways. Any standing water will   refreeze on Monday night and early Tuesday morning as   temperatures remain or fall back below freezing.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… This Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and walkways. Slow down and use extra caution when driving. The latest road conditions for your state can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Thursday, January 4th, 5:32pm: Wind Chill Advisory Issued, Travel Still Very Difficult

The National Weather Service’s Blizzard Warning for the Borough and for Cape May County is set to expire on Thursday, January 4th, at 7:00pm. There is a Wind Chill Advisory in effect starting on Friday, January 5th at 1:00am until Saturday, January 6th at 12 Noon for sub-zero wind chill factors following this storm.

The Borough has received well above 12 inches of snow during this blizzard. Little new snow is expected during the evening hours as the storm begins to wind off the coastline. However, very strong winds will follow this storm with dangerously cold wind chill values. Overnight, the winds will be gusting to 40mph out of the northwest. On Friday, sunshine returns but with daytime highs below 20 degrees, gusty winds to 40mph, and wind chill values of -4. Saturday, and Saturday night, the forecast calls for slightly colder temperatures.

The Avalon Department of Public Works has been operating plows and equipment for over 18 hours. Road crews are challenged by the high winds that continue to blow snow onto streets after they have been plowed. Some snow drifts have also formed next to buildings and homes that are in some cases a few feet in height. With the increased winds following this storm comes the enhanced risk of power outages. If you have an outage, contact Atlantic City Electric directly at 1-800-833-7476. If you have any emergency, dial 911.

Driving continues to be difficult during this storm event. Please stay off the roads. If you must drive, please do so with extreme caution. Never attempt to drive over or through any mounds of snow. At times, the Avalon Police Department may have to close the roadway leading to the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge for safety reasons. That roadway was closed for several hours on Thursday during the height of the storm.

If you suddenly find your home with no heat, the Borough of Avalon has established a warming center at the Avalon Senior Center, located on the north side of Avalon Borough Hall. The Center is available for anyone to use to escape the cold weather.

The Avalon Free Public Library and the Avalon History Center are both closed on Friday, January 5th. Cape May County Fare Free Transportation regular service is cancelled for January 5th; Meals on Wheels and dialysis trips will continue to be provided. For an updated list of cancellations or delayed openings, please visit our municipal website, www.avalonboro.net

Here is the text of the Wind Chill Advisory issued by the National Weather Service:

 

Wind Chill Advisory

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 459 PM EST Thu Jan 4 2018   DEZ003-004-NJZ013-014-020-022>027-051000- /O.CON.KPHI.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-180105T0000Z/ /O.CON.KPHI.WC.Y.0001.180105T0600Z-180106T1700Z/ Inland Sussex-Delaware Beaches-Western Monmouth-Eastern Monmouth- Ocean-Atlantic-Cape May-Atlantic Coastal Cape May- Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean-Southeastern Burlington- Including the cities of Georgetown, Rehoboth Beach, Freehold, Sandy Hook, Jackson, Hammonton, Cape May Court House, Ocean City, Atlantic City, Long Beach Island, and Wharton State Forest 459 PM EST Thu Jan 4 2018 …

 

BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING… …WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM FRIDAY TO NOON EST SATURDAY… * WHAT…Blizzard conditions occurring. Very cold wind chills   expected. Travel will be very dangerous to impossible,   including during the evening commute. Tree branches could fall   as well. Expect wind chills to range from 0 to 15 below zero. * WHERE…Portions of central and southern New Jersey and   southern Delaware. * WHEN…For the Blizzard Warning, until 7 PM EST this evening.   For the Wind Chill Advisory, from 1 AM Friday to noon EST   Saturday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Winds gusting as high as 50 mph will   cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant   drifting of the snow is likely. The cold wind chills will   cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1. A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves.

Thursday, January 4th, 9:07am: Avalon Municipal Buildings Closed

Thursday, January 4th  Due to the winter storm, Avalon Borough Hall/Public Works/Community Hall/Free Public Library/History Center are all closed on Thursday, January 4th ; Wednesday’s scheduled trash/recycling collection that was scheduled for Thursday due to the New Year’s holiday will now be collected on Friday.  Avalon Police also have closed the road to the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge Thursday at 9:00am due to the storm; it will be reopened when it is safe to do so, thank you.

Thursday, January 4th, 7:07am: Blizzard Warning Continues, 8-12″ of Snow Expected, Strong Winds

The National Weather Service has continued the Blizzard Warning for the Borough and the entire Cape May County Area. The Warning remains in effect on Thursday, January 4th through 7:00pm. The forecast now calls for 8 to 12 inches of snow with travel being dangerous to impossible, especially during the morning hours. There will be blowing and drifting snow through the day.

The National Weather Service has also issued a Wind Chill Advisory, and a Coastal Flood Advisory.

The winter storm began placing snow on our area Wednesday around 9:00pm. The snowfall is expected to remain steady through the morning hours and taper off and end before nightfall. Public Works crews have been out during the nighttime and morning hours plowing streets. Travel is very difficult today due to the fast accumulating snow and wind.

In addition to the snow concerns, there is a Coastal Flood Advisory in effect for Thursday morning, January 4th. The advisory means minor coastal flooding may occur in our community. Areas of our town that typically flood may see a little water in the streets; however, it will be difficult to impossible to see any flood water due to the snow accumulation. Do not drive if you do not have to; if you do, exercise extreme caution. High tide will occur around 9:30am on the back bays.

The Wind Chill Advisory is in effect from Friday, January 5th through Saturday, January 6th at Noon. Dangerous wind chill values will be in place with the wind chill temperature to be around -15 Saturday morning. There will be winds gusting to 55mph, especially towards the end of this storm. Strong winds may bring down power lines and cause power outages. If you have any outage, contact Atlantic City Electric at 1-800-833-7476. Never attempt to drive over, or move, any power lines or any cables.   If you have any emergency, dial 911.

The Borough of Avalon has established a warming center at the Avalon Senior Center. If you suddenly find your home without heat, the warming center is open and available to escape the cold elements. The center is located adjacent to Avalon Borough Hall at 31st Street and Dune Drive.

Please continue to monitor traditional media outlets for updates to the forecast. Here is the text of the Blizzard Warning and other advisories from the National Weather Service:

Blizzard Warning

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 348 AM EST Thu Jan 4 2018 …High Impact Storm including the aftermath of wind driven record cold on its way to our area… …A rapidly intensifying coastal storm will produce significant snowfall and strong winds through mid afternoon… NJZ013-014-020-022>027-042115- /O.NEW.KPHI.WC.Y.0001.180105T2300Z-180106T1700Z/ /O.CON.KPHI.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-180105T0000Z/ Western Monmouth-Eastern Monmouth-Ocean-Atlantic-Cape May- Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean- Southeastern Burlington- Including the cities of Freehold, Sandy Hook, Jackson, Hammonton, Cape May Court House, Ocean City, Atlantic City, Long Beach Island, and Wharton State Forest 348 AM EST Thu Jan 4 2018

 

…BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING… …WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM FRIDAY TO NOON EST SATURDAY… * WHAT…Occasional blizzard conditions expected through mid or   late afternoon with 8 to 12 inches of snow expected. Travel will   be very dangerous to impossible, including during the morning   commute. Damage to trees and power lines is possible. Travel   will be very dangerous to impossible, including during the   morning commute.Following the storm bitter cold temperatures   will follow. Expect wind chills to range from 5 below zero to 15   below zero Friday night into early Saturday. * WHERE…Portions of central and southern New Jersey. * WHEN…For the Blizzard Warning, until 7 PM EST this evening.   For the Wind Chill Advisory, from 6 PM Friday to noon EST   Saturday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Northerly winds gusting as high as 45 to 55   mph along the immediate coast will cause whiteout conditions in   blowing snow. Significant drifting of the snow is likely right   through Friday night. The cold wind chills will cause frostbite   in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1. A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves. $$

 

Coastal Flood Advisory

Coastal Hazard Message National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 608 AM EST Thu Jan 4 2018 NJZ022>025-041900- /O.CON.KPHI.CF.Y.0001.180104T1300Z-180104T1900Z/ Atlantic-Cape May-Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic- 608 AM EST Thu Jan 4 2018 …COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON… * LOCATIONS…Coastal areas of southern New Jersey. * COASTAL FLOODING…Minor flooding is anticipated around the   time of high tide Thursday morning. * TIMING…High tide on the southern New Jersey ocean front   occurs around 930 am. High tide on the back bays occurs later   than the high tide on the ocean front. * SURGE…Half a foot to a foot above astronomical tide. * WAVES…4 to 8 feet. * IMPACTS…Localized roadway flooding is expected. Some roads   may be closed due to high water. In addition, stagnant flood   waters may freeze on road surfaces. 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. Visit the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service at water.weather.gov/ahps for additional water level and flood impact information for your local tide gauge.

 

 

Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 554 AM EST Thu Jan 4 2018 DEZ003-004-NJZ013-014-020-022>027-041345- Inland Sussex-Delaware Beaches-Western Monmouth-Eastern Monmouth- Ocean-Atlantic-Cape May-Atlantic Coastal Cape May- Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean-Southeastern Burlington- Including the cities of Georgetown, Rehoboth Beach, Freehold, Sandy Hook, Jackson, Hammonton, Cape May Court House, Ocean City, Atlantic City, Long Beach Island, and Wharton State Forest 554 AM EST Thu Jan 4 2018 …Near blizzard conditions developing this morning along coastal New Jersey and Delaware and unnecessary travel is highly discouraged this morning… Snow was intensifying and spreading ashore across coastal New Jersey and coastal Delaware. Visibilities at 545 AM were already one quarter to one half mile and will occasionally drop below a quarter mile in heavy snow and blowing snow. Northerly winds will frequently gust over 40 miles an hour…to possibly as high as 60 miles an hour within a mile of the Atlantic. Snow will taper off during mid or late afternoon but potentially severe blowing and drifting will continue tonight through Friday evening as temperatures plunge and wind chills drop to 5 below zero. $$

 

Wind Chill Advisory

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 348 AM EST Thu Jan 4 2018 …High Impact Storm including the aftermath of wind driven record cold on its way to our area… …A rapidly intensifying coastal storm will produce significant snowfall and strong winds through mid afternoon… NJZ013-014-020-022>027-042115- /O.NEW.KPHI.WC.Y.0001.180105T2300Z-180106T1700Z/ /O.CON.KPHI.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-180105T0000Z/ Western Monmouth-Eastern Monmouth-Ocean-Atlantic-Cape May- Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean- Southeastern Burlington- Including the cities of Freehold, Sandy Hook, Jackson, Hammonton, Cape May Court House, Ocean City, Atlantic City, Long Beach Island, and Wharton State Forest 348 AM EST Thu Jan 4 2018

 

…BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING… …WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM FRIDAY TO NOON EST SATURDAY… * WHAT…Occasional blizzard conditions expected through mid or   late afternoon with 8 to 12 inches of snow expected. Travel will   be very dangerous to impossible, including during the morning   commute. Damage to trees and power lines is possible. Travel   will be very dangerous to impossible, including during the   morning commute.Following the storm bitter cold temperatures  will follow. Expect wind chills to range from 5 below zero to 15   below zero Friday night into early Saturday. * WHERE…Portions of central and southern New Jersey. * WHEN…For the Blizzard Warning, until 7 PM EST this evening.   For the Wind Chill Advisory, from 6 PM Friday to noon EST   Saturday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Northerly winds gusting as high as 45 to 55   mph along the immediate coast will cause whiteout conditions in   blowing snow. Significant drifting of the snow is likely right   through Friday night. The cold wind chills will cause frostbite   in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1. A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves.

 

Wednesday, January 3rd, 3:43pm: Blizzard Warning for Avalon, 6-10″ of Snow, Wind Likely

The National Weather Service has posted a Blizzard Warning for the Borough and all of Cape May County.  The Warning is in effect from Wednesday, January 3rd at 9:00pm through Thursday, January 4th, at 7:00pm.  The updated forecast calls for the potential of between six to ten inches of snow for our region.  The storm is also expected to have wind gusts approaching 50mph which will make driving difficult and may result in scattered power outages.

The winter coastal storm is expected to intensify during the evening hours Thursday and begin to spread snow over our region Thursday night and during the overnight hours Friday.  The storm will have strong gusty winds and create blowing snow conditions.  Drifting of snow is likely during this storm event.  The majority of the storm is expected to out of our region by the late afternoon hours on Thursday.

Please exercise extreme caution while driving and understand that road conditions may be poor.  There could be scattered power outages as a result of this storm; if you experience an outage, contact Atlantic City Electric’s outage number at 1-800-833-7476.  If you have any emergency, dial 911.

In addition, the National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory for the region for Thursday, January 4th, from 8:00am until 2:00pm.  Minor coastal flooding may occur during the storm event, and may be difficult to see due to blowing and drifting snow.  High tide will occur at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City at 9:28am.

Please be advised that as of this writing, the Borough of Avalon Borough Hall, Community Hall, Public Works, and History Center will be having a delayed opening at 12 Noon.  Please continue to follow www.avalonboro.net for updated event closing/delayed opening information.  The Borough of Avalon has established a warming center during this storm event at the Avalon Senior Center, located adjacent to Borough Hall at 31st Street and Dune Drive.  The warming center is available for any property owner or resident who is suddenly without heat.

Continue to follow forecasts on traditional media outlets, and check this website for updated information during this storm.

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

Blizzard Warning

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ

317 PM EST Wed Jan 3 2018

 

…High Impact Storm including the aftermath of wind driven

record cold on its way to our area…

 

…A rapidly intensifying coastal storm will produce significant

snowfall and strong winds tonight through Thursday…

 

NJZ013-014-020-022>027-041000-

/O.UPG.KPHI.WS.W.0001.180104T0200Z-180105T0000Z/

/O.NEW.KPHI.BZ.W.0001.180104T0200Z-180105T0000Z/

Western Monmouth-Eastern Monmouth-Ocean-Atlantic-Cape May-

Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean-

Southeastern Burlington-

Including the cities of Freehold, Sandy Hook, Jackson, Hammonton,

Cape May Court House, Ocean City, Atlantic City,

Long Beach Island, and Wharton State Forest

317 PM EST Wed Jan 3 2018

 

…BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 PM EST

THURSDAY…

 

* WHAT…Blizzard conditions expected. Travel will be very

dangerous to impossible, including during the morning commute on

Thursday. Tree branches could fall as well. Total snow

accumulations of 6 to 10 inches are expected.

 

* WHERE…Portions of central and southern New Jersey.

 

* WHEN…From 9 PM this evening to 7 PM EST Thursday.

 

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Winds gusting as high as 50 mph will cause

whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant drifting of

the snow is likely. Scattered power outages could develop

Thursday and Friday which would force considerable hardship

where heat would not be available.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

 

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are

expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds

and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout

conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If

you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get

stranded, stay with your vehicle. The latest road conditions for

the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

 

$$

 

 

Coastal Flood Advisory

Coastal Hazard Message

National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ

111 PM EST Wed Jan 3 2018

 

NJZ022>025-040715-

/O.CON.KPHI.CF.Y.0001.180104T1300Z-180104T1900Z/

Atlantic-Cape May-Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-

111 PM EST Wed Jan 3 2018

 

…COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 2 PM EST

THURSDAY…

 

* LOCATIONS…Coastal areas of southern New Jersey.

 

* COASTAL FLOODING…Minor flooding is anticipated around the

time of high tide Thursday morning.

 

* TIMING…High tide on the southern New Jersey ocean front

occurs around 930 am. High tide on the back bays occurs later

than the high tide on the ocean front.

 

* SURGE…Half a foot to a foot above astronomical tide.

 

* WAVES…4 to 8 feet.

 

* IMPACTS…Localized roadway flooding is expected. Some roads

may be closed due to high water. In addition, stagnant flood

waters may freeze on road surfaces.

 

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.

 

Visit the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service at

water.weather.gov/ahps for additional water level and flood

impact information for your local tide gauge.

Wednesday, January 3rd, 7:05am: Winter Storm Warning for Avalon, 4-6″ of Snow, Strong Winds Expected

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Borough and all of Cape May County. The Winter Storm Warning is in effect from Wednesday, January 3rd at 9:00pm until Thursday, January 4th, at 7:00pm. Our region can expect four to inches of snow during this storm event, along with strong winds, and blowing and drifting snow.

A storm is expected to form off the coast of New Jersey that will be a traditional winter nor’easter. The location of the storm off our coast will result in how much snow our area could receive. Please continue to monitor the forecast over the next 36 hours for updates. Strong winds gusting as high as 45mph are possible during this storm which will cause blowing and drifting snow, and could result in tree limbs falling and power outages. Please exercise caution while driving.

If you have objects outside that are prone to strong winds, including trash cans and patio furniture, secure those objects or bring them inside. If you have any emergency during this storm event, please call 911. If you experience a power outage during this storm, please contact the Atlantic City Electric outage line at 1-800-833-7476.

The Borough of Avalon has established a warming center at the Avalon Senior Center located adjacent to Avalon Borough Hall in the event your home is suddenly without heat. The Center will be open for your convenience.

The Borough continues to be in touch with the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management and other agencies during this storm.

Here is the text of the Winter Storm Warning issued by the National Weather Service:

Winter Storm Warning

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 403 AM EST Wed Jan 3 2018 …High Impact Storm including the aftermath of wind driven record cold on its way to our area… …A rapidly intensifying ocean storm will produce significant snowfall and strong winds tonight through Thursday…   NJZ020-022>027-032115- /O.UPG.KPHI.WS.A.0001.180104T0200Z-180105T0000Z/ /O.NEW.KPHI.WS.W.0001.180104T0200Z-180105T0000Z/ Ocean-Atlantic-Cape May-Atlantic Coastal Cape May- Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean-Southeastern Burlington- Including the cities of Jackson, Hammonton, Cape May Court House, Ocean City, Atlantic City, Long Beach Island, and Wharton State Forest 403 AM EST Wed Jan 3 2018 …

 

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 PM EST THURSDAY… * WHAT…Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Plan on difficult   travel conditions, including during the morning commute on   Thursday. Tree branches could fall as well. Total snow   accumulations of 4 to 6 inches are expected. * WHERE…Portions of southeastern New Jersey. * WHEN…From 9 PM this evening to 7 PM EST Thursday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Winds gusting as high as 45 mph will cause   areas of blowing and drifting snow resulting in significantly   reduced visibilities. Scattered power outages could develop   Thursday and Friday which would force considerable hardship   where heat would not be available. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Winter Storm Warning for snow and blowing snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected. 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.

Tuesday, January 2nd, 12:17pm: Winter Storm Watch Posted for Avalon, 4-6″ Possible

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the Borough and surrounding areas.  The Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the evening hours of Wednesday, January 3rd through Thursday, January 4th.

A storm will intensify off the eastern seaboard of the United States and is expected to bring snow and gusty winds to the Jersey Shore.  As of Tuesday afternoon, the current forecast calls for the potential of four to six inches of snow.  The snowfall totals may be adjusted by the National Weather Service and are largely dependent on the track of the winter storm.

The strong winds associated with this storm may make driving difficult.  Please exercise caution while driving during this storm event.  Snow will likely to continue to blow and drift after the storm as windy, very cold conditions are in the forecast through the majority of the weekend.  If you have any emergency, please dial 911.  If you lose power, please call Atlantic City Electric’s outage line at 1-800-833-7476.

Please secure loose objects including trash cans and patio furniture in advance of the storm as they may be subject to strong gusty winds.  If you own a property in Avalon which is not properly winterized, it is advisable for you to have someone check your property for frozen or leaking pipes.  Milder temperatures, when they occur, may result in some properties with broken or leaking pipes.

The Borough of Avalon maintains a warming center at the Avalon Senior Center, located on the north side of Borough Hall at 31st Street and Dune Drive.  If you have no heat, the warming center will be open for comfort.

Continue to monitor this site and traditional media outlets for updated weather information.  We are in constant communication with the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management regarding future notifications and information.

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

Winter Storm Watch

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ

1156 AM EST Tue Jan 2 2018

 

…A rapidly intensifying offshore storm may produce significant

snowfall later Wednesday night through Thursday…

 

.Strong winds are possible Thursday, however the actual impacts

including snowfall amounts will be highly dependent on the track

of the offshore intensifying storm. There is at least some

potential for significant snow amounts.

 

NJZ013-014-020-022>027-030500-

/O.EXB.KPHI.WS.A.0001.180104T0200Z-180105T0000Z/

Western Monmouth-Eastern Monmouth-Ocean-Atlantic-Cape May-

Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean-

Southeastern Burlington-

Including the cities of Freehold, Sandy Hook, Jackson, Hammonton,

Cape May Court House, Ocean City, Atlantic City,

Long Beach Island, and Wharton State Forest

1156 AM EST Tue Jan 2 2018

 

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH

THURSDAY EVENING…

 

* WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Plan on difficult travel conditions,

including during the morning commute on Thursday. Total snow

accumulations of 4 to 6 inches are possible.

 

* WHERE…Portions of central and southern New Jersey.

 

* WHEN…Wednesday night through late Thursday afternoon.

 

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Strong winds may result in considerable

blowing and drifting snow. 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.

Friday, December 15th, 7:17am: Winter Weather Advisory for Avalon, 1-3″ of Snow Possible

Snow could arrive as snow showers during the early afternoon hours and potentially intensify for an hour or two mid-afternoon.  This could create slippery travel conditions.  Exercise caution while driving.  Windy conditions are also expected.  Sunshine is in the forecast for the weekend with temperatures in the low 40s.

Here is the text of the Winter Weather Advisory issued by the National Weather Service:

Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
326 AM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

DEZ001>003-MDZ008-012-015-020-NJZ016>027-PAZ070-071-152030-
/O.NEW.KPHI.WW.Y.0004.171215T1800Z-171216T0200Z/
New Castle-Kent-Inland Sussex-Cecil-Kent MD-Queen Annes-Caroline-
Salem-Gloucester-Camden-Northwestern Burlington-Ocean-Cumberland-
Atlantic-Cape May-Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-
Coastal Ocean-Southeastern Burlington-Delaware-Philadelphia-
Including the cities of Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown, Elkton,
Chestertown, Centreville, Denton, Pennsville, Glassboro, Camden,
Cherry Hill, Moorestown, Mount Holly, Jackson, Millville,
Hammonton, Cape May Court House, Ocean City, Atlantic City,
Long Beach Island, Wharton State Forest, Media, and Philadelphia
326 AM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
9 PM EST THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions,
  including during the evening commute. Total snow accumulations
  of 1 to 3 inches are expected.

* WHERE...Portions of southern New Jersey, far southeast
  Pennsylvania, northeast Maryland and inland Delaware. This is
  for locations generally along and southeast of the Delaware
  Valley.

* WHEN...From 1 PM this afternoon to 9 PM EST this evening.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.