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Sunday, June 10th, 3:09pm: Flash Flood Watch Continued by National Weather Service

2018-06-10 15:09:59

The National Weather Service has continued a Flash Flood watch for the Borough and all of South Jersey.  The Watch is in effect from Sunday, June 10th at 6:00pm through Monday morning, June 11th.  The Watch means conditions are favorable for showers and thunderstorms, along with the potential for heavy downpours, much like we experienced through the day on Saturday which produced street flooding in some areas of our community.

If you hear thunder or see lightning, seek shelter immediately.  Never attempt to drive on any street that is flooded as this puts you or your vehicle at risk.  Street flooding is always deeper than it appears.  There is the potential for 1-2 inches of rain during this second weekend round of rain; on Saturday, three inches of rain fell in our area.

The Borough of Avalon has developed a flood risk map for coastal flooding and heavy rainfall events for guidance purposes.

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

Flash Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
1057 AM EDT Sun Jun 10 2018

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/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
New Castle-Kent-Inland Sussex-Delaware Beaches-Cecil-Kent MD-
Queen Annes-Talbot-Caroline-Salem-Gloucester-Camden-
Northwestern Burlington-Ocean-Cumberland-Atlantic-Cape May-
Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean-
Southeastern Burlington-Delaware-Philadelphia-Western Chester-
Eastern Chester-Western Montgomery-Eastern Montgomery-
Including the cities of Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown,
Rehoboth Beach, Elkton, Chestertown, Centreville, Easton, 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, Philadelphia, Honey Brook, Oxford,
West Chester, Kennett Square, Collegeville, Pottstown,
Norristown, and Lansdale
1057 AM EDT Sun Jun 10 2018

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING
THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of Delaware, northeast Maryland, southern New Jersey,
  and southeast Pennsylvania, including the following areas, in
  Delaware, Delaware Beaches, Inland Sussex, Kent, and New
  Castle. In northeast Maryland, Caroline, Cecil, Kent MD, Queen
  Annes, and Talbot. In southern New Jersey, Atlantic, Atlantic
  Coastal Cape May, Camden, Cape May, Coastal Atlantic, Coastal
  Ocean, Cumberland, Gloucester, Northwestern Burlington, Ocean,
  Salem, and Southeastern Burlington. In southeast Pennsylvania,
  Delaware, Eastern Chester, Eastern Montgomery, Philadelphia,
  Western Chester, and Western Montgomery.

* From 6 PM EDT this evening through Monday morning.

* Light to moderate rainfall will develop across the area this
  afternoon. The rainfall is expected to become heavier later this
  evening into the overnight hours. A total of 1 to 2 inches of
  rain are expected across portions of the area. Some
  thunderstorms may also occur and could be slow moving which
  could lead to locally higher amounts.

* Excessive rainfall within a short period of time can lead to
  rapidly rising waters and flash flooding, particularly in
  urban areas and along small creeks and streams.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means that there is the potential for flash
flooding which can be life-threatening. Heavy rain is expected to
occur over a short period of time. Rapidly rising flood waters
may quickly inundate roadways and areas of poor drainage. Streams
and creeks could leave their banks, flooding nearby properties.

Please monitor the forecast, especially if you live in a location
that is prone to flooding. Be prepared to take action if a flash
flood warning is issued for your area.

Sun, May 27th, 11:00am: Flash Flood Watch Issued by National Weather Service

2018-05-27 11:00:40

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Borough and the entire Jersey Shore region.  The Watch is in effect from Sunday, at 10:00am until Monday, at 4:00am.

Showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop Sunday afternoon and into the evening hours on Sunday.  Any storms may produce a good deal of rainfall in a short period of time which could lead to street flooding.  If you hear thunder or see lightning, seek shelter immediately.  Never attempt to drive your vehicle on any flooded street or intersection as this puts you and your vehicle at risk.  Continue to monitor traditional media outlets for updates on our forecast.

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

Flash Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
958 AM EDT Sun May 27 2018

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has expanded the

* Flash Flood Watch to include portions of Delaware, northeast
  Maryland, and southern New Jersey, including the following
  areas, in Delaware, Delaware Beaches, Inland Sussex, Kent, and
  New Castle. In northeast Maryland, Caroline, Cecil, Kent MD,
  Queen Annes, and Talbot. In southern New Jersey, Atlantic
  Coastal Cape May, Cape May, Cumberland, and Salem.

* Until 4 AM EDT Monday morning

* Additional showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop
  early this afternoon across southeastern Pennsylvania and the
  eastern shore of Maryland and move slowly eastward across
  southern New Jersey and Delaware through tonight. Torrential
  downpours may lead to excessive rainfall amounts of up to two
  inches in one hour and two to five inches within a few hours.
  Excessive rainfall within a short period of time can lead to
  rapidly rising waters, particularly in urban areas and along
  small streams, which can lead to flash flooding.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means that there is the potential for flash
flooding which can be life-threatening. Heavy rain is expected to
occur over a short period of time. Rapidly rising flood waters
may quickly inundate roadways and areas of poor drainage. Streams
and creeks could leave their banks, flooding nearby properties.

Please monitor the forecast, especially if you live in a location
that is prone to flooding. Be prepared to take action if a flash
flood warning is issued for your area.

Friday, May 18th: Flood Watch Continues, Coastal Flood Advisory Issued for Avalon

2018-05-18 07:21:09

The National Weather Service has continued the Flood Watch and has now issued a Coastal Flood Advisory for the Borough.  The Flood Watch is in effect from now through Saturday afternoon, and the Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect from Friday, May 18th at 9:00pm through Saturday, May 19th at 2:00am.

A low pressure system will continue to produce rain in our region through Saturday morning.  The rain could be heavy at times which could cause some street flooding.  Never drive on a flooded street as this puts you, and your vehicle, in danger.  The Coastal Flood Watch means minor tidal flooding could occur at time of high tide late Friday evening; high tide at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge will occur at 11:21pm Friday.

Streets that typically flood during coastal flood events may see some water.  Continue to exercise caution while driving.

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

Coastal Flood Advisory

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
404 AM EDT Fri May 18 2018


...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO
2 AM EDT SATURDAY...

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Coastal
Flood Advisory, which is in effect from 9 PM this evening to 2 AM
EDT Saturday.

* LOCATIONS...The Atlantic coastal waters of New Jersey and
  Delaware and the adjacent areas near lower Delaware Bay.

* COASTAL FLOODING...Minor tidal flooding expected.

* TIMING...The high tide between roughly 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. High
  tide will occur several hours later across the back bays.


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.

Flood Watch
Flood Watch
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
342 AM EDT Fri May 18 2018


...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

The Flood Watch continues for

* Delaware, northeast Maryland, most of New Jersey, and portions
  of southeast Pennsylvania.

* Through Saturday afternoon

* Periods of moderate to heavy rain will move into southern New
  Jersey and the Delmarva this morning. Periods of moderate to
  heavy rain will move into Delmarva late tonight through Saturday
  morning, then expand northward into southeastern Pennsylvania
  and New Jersey Saturday afternoon and night. Additional rainfall
  amounts of 1 to 4 inches are expected over the next 72 hours
  with the highest totals occurring in Delmarva and far southern
  New Jersey. Locally higher amounts over 5 inches are possible in
  slow-moving thunderstorms.

* A variety of flooding types are possible. Low-lying and poor
  drainage flooding will be the most common type of flooding to
  develop. Flash flooding will also be possible if thunderstorms
  repeatedly move over the same locations, especially in urban
  areas where rainfall runoff is maximized and where small
  creeks and streams respond quickly. Flash flooding occurs
  quicker than other types flooding due to the torrential rain
  thunderstorms can produce in a short amount of time. Several
  days of excessive runoff will eventually lead to a risk of
  flooding in larger streams and rivers though the extent of the
  flooding will depend on where the heaviest rain falls.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

Tuesday, May 15th: Flash Flood Watch Issued for Avalon by National Weather Service

2018-05-15 08:12:23

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Borough from late Tuesday afternoon into late Tuesday night.  A line of severe thunderstorms is expected to impact most areas along the Jersey Shore later today.  These storms could bring heavy downpours and cause street flooding in a short amount of time.

The Borough of Avalon has a flood risk map that shows areas of our community which may be subject to flooding during storm events like these.  Please be advised that beach blocks in the north of 30th Street may be subject to some street flooding shall these storms develop.  Residents are advised to take necessary precautions.

Never attempt to drive on any flooded street or through any flooded intersection as this puts you and your vehicle at risk.  If you have an emergency, dial 911.  If you have a power outage, call Atlantic City Electric at 1-800-833-7476.

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

 

Flash Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
340 AM EDT Tue May 15 2018


The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a

* Flash 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, Cecil, Kent MD, and Queen Annes. In New
  Jersey, Atlantic, Atlantic Coastal Cape May, Camden, Cape May,
  Coastal Atlantic, Coastal Ocean, Cumberland, Eastern Monmouth,
  Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Northwestern
  Burlington, Ocean, Salem, Somerset, Southeastern Burlington,
  and Western Monmouth. In Pennsylvania, Berks, Delaware,
  Eastern Chester, Eastern Montgomery, Lehigh, Lower Bucks,
  Philadelphia, Upper Bucks, Western Chester, and Western
  Montgomery.

* From 4 PM EDT today to 2 AM EDT Wednesday.

* A line of intense thunderstorms is expected to move into the
  region from the northwest late this afternoon and this evening.
  There are indications that storms may repeatedly move over the
  same areas, especially during the evening hours. Localized
  rainfall of one to three inches is likely where this occurs.
  Combined with the rainfall received this past weekend, this may
  lead to a few instances of flash flooding.

* The areas of greatest risk are poor-drainage and urban
  locations, where rapid runoff may cause localized flash
  flooding. Quickly responding creeks and streams may also
  experience flooding in areas receiving the heaviest rainfall.
  The storms are expected to move through the area during or just
  after the evening commute. Motorists should be prepared for
  torrential downpours and potential flooding as the storms move
  through.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means that there is the potential for flash
flooding which can be life-threatening. Heavy rain is expected to
occur over a short period of time. Rapidly rising flood waters
may quickly inundate roadways and areas of poor drainage. Streams
and creeks could leave their banks, flooding nearby properties.

Please monitor the forecast, especially if you live in a location
that is prone to flooding. Be prepared to take action if a flash
flood warning is issued for your area.

Sat, May 12th, 6:46pm: Tornado Watch Issued for Avalon by National Weather Service

2018-05-12 18:45:23

 

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for the Borough.  The Watch is in effect on Saturday, May 12th until Sunday, May 13th, at 1:00am.  The Watch means that conditions may be favorable for the development of a tornado.

A front is pushing towards our area this evening.  Sky conditions will change near nightfall with the likelihood of thunderstorms, possibly containing hail, strong gusty winds, and heavy downpours.  It is possible the National Weather Service may issue a Severe Thunderstorm Warning later this evening.  The threat of severe storms will diminish towards daybreak on Sunday.

If you hear thunder or see lightning, seek shelter immediately.  Please be aware that rainfall may be heavy at times and could cause street flooding; this will not be a typical coastal flooding event as any flood waters in the streets will be from the result of heavy rainfall.  If you experience an emergency, dial 911.  If you experience a power outage, please call Atlantic City Electric directly at 1-800-833-7476.  Never attempt to drive over or touch any downed utility line.  If you have objects outside your home that are subject to strong winds, consider bringing those objects inside.

In the Borough of Avalon during extreme rainfall events, there is the potential for street flooding in the north end beach blocks.  Please continue to monitor the forecast through the evening hours.

Here is the text of the Tornado Watch issued Saturday, May 12th by the National Weather Service:

Hazardous Weather Outlook

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132000-
New Castle-Kent-Inland Sussex-Delaware Beaches-Cecil-Kent MD-
Queen Annes-Talbot-Caroline-Salem-Gloucester-Camden-
Northwestern Burlington-Ocean-Cumberland-Atlantic-Cape May-
Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean-
Southeastern Burlington-Berks-Delaware-Philadelphia-Western Chester-
Eastern Chester-Western Montgomery-Eastern Montgomery-
350 PM EDT Sat May 12 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for central Delaware, northern
Delaware, southern Delaware, northeast Maryland, southern New
Jersey, east central Pennsylvania and southeast Pennsylvania.

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight.

Thunderstorms will develop late this afternoon and move into the
region after 5 PM. These storms will have the potential to produce
damaging winds, large hail, and heavy rainfall which could lead to
isolated flash flooding and more widespread urban and poor drainage
flooding. An isolated tornado is also possible near the Mason-Dixon
line. The threat of severe storms should diminish late in the
evening.