BREAKING NEWS

Sunday, May 5th, 9:07am: Coastal Flood Advisory Issued by National Weather Service for This Evening

2019-05-05 09:06:44

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory for the Borough effective Sunday evening, May 5th.  The Advisory remains in effect from 7:00pm until Monday, May 6th, at 1:00am.

A storm is expected to bring additional rainfall to our region this morning, tapering off in the afternoon.  During high tide, there is anticipated to be minor tidal flooding in low lying areas. High tide will occur at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge Sunday at 9:20pm.  Exercise caution while driving this evening.  Never attempt to drive on any flooded street as this puts you and your vehicle at risk.  Windy conditions are expected late this afternoon and this evening, with sunshine returning on Monday.

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

Coastal Flood Advisory

Coastal Hazard Message National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 550 AM EDT Sun May 5 2019

Cumberland-Atlantic-Cape May-Atlantic Coastal Cape May- Coastal Atlantic-Southeastern Burlington- 550 AM EDT Sun May 5 2019

…COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 1 AM EDT MONDAY…

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory, which is in effect from 7 PM this evening to 1 AM EDT Monday.

* LOCATIONS…Coastal areas of Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, and   southeastern Burlington County.

* TIMING…High tide on the New Jersey oceanfront occurs between   8:30 and 9:30 PM this evening. High tide on the back bays   occurs later than the high tide on the oceanfront.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS…Up to one foot of saltwater inundation   above ground level is possible in low-lying areas near  shorelines and tidal waterways. In Atlantic County, minor   roadway flooding is possible in Atlantic City, Absecon,   Ventnor, and nearby communities. In Cape May County, minor  roadway flooding is possible in Wildwood, Cape May, Avalon,   and other locations along the shore and the Delaware Bay   shoreline. Minor roadway flooding is possible on the barrier  islands and along the back bays of Ocean County, and in tidal   areas of southeastern Burlington County.

..Wave heights on the ocean waters off the coast are forecast to be 4 to 7 feet.

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.


Friday, April 26th, 4:04pm: Tornado Watch, Flood Advisory Issued by National Weather Service

2019-04-26 16:05:12

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch, and a Flood Advisory for the Borough.  The Tornado Watch remains in effect until Friday, April 26th, at 9:00pm; the Flood Advisory remains in effect until 6:30pm.

Another line of potentially heavy thunderstorms may visit our region during the late afternoon and evening hours.  There is the potential for minor street flooding as the front is expected to bring widespread rain for a brief period of time.  Please exercise caution while driving; never attempt to drive on a flooded street or through a flooded intersection.  Gusty winds may accompany thunderstorms.  If you see lightning or hear thunder, seek shelter immediately. Contractors should consider extra precautions to contain their job sites that may be subject to gusty winds.

The Tornado Watch has been issued for several southern New Jersey counties, including Cape May County.

Please continue to monitor this website and traditional media outlets for updates to the forecast.


Friday, April 19th, 4:06pm: Flash Flood Watch Issued for Avalon by National Weather Service

2019-04-19 16:07:30

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Avalon and all of the southern New Jersey shore region.  The Watch is in effect through Saturday morning.A front will be pushing through our region Friday evening which may produce showers.  After nightfall, thunderstorms are possible, especially during the overnight hours, with some showers remaining through the morning hours on Saturday.  There is the potential for one to two inches of rain during this storm event.

Exercise caution while driving, especially at night.  If you live on a street that is prone to flooding during rain events, consider moving your car off the street or to another section of the Borough.  It is advisable to bring any objects that are prone to strong winds inside, including patio umbrellas.  Never attempt to drive on any flooded street.  If you have an emergency, please dial 911.

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 316 PM EDT Fri Apr 19 2019

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING…  The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of Delaware, northeast Maryland, New Jersey, and   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 New Jersey, Atlantic, Atlantic Coastal Cape May,   Camden, Cape May, Coastal Atlantic, Cumberland, Gloucester,  Hunterdon, Northwestern Burlington, Salem, Southeastern   Burlington, and Warren. In Pennsylvania, Berks, Carbon,   Delaware, Eastern Chester, Eastern Montgomery, Lehigh, Lower  Bucks, Monroe, Northampton, Philadelphia, Upper Bucks, Western   Chester, and Western Montgomery.

* Through Saturday morning

* Showers and some thunderstorms, locally heavy, will move across   eastern Pennsylvania and far western New Jersey early this   evening. A second cluster of showers and some thunderstorms   moves across the region late tonight into early Saturday   morning. Areas of 1 to 2 inches of rain can be expected with  local amounts up to 3 inches possible.

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.  &&


Sunday, February 10th, 8:28am: Winter Weather Advisory Issued, 1-2" of Snow Possible

2019-02-10 08:29:33

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Borough for the evening hours of Sunday, February 10th, 2019 through the morning hours of Monday, February 11th.  There is the potential for 1-2 inches of snow during this storm, along with freezing rain and sleet.

The precipitation is expected to begin Sunday, after nightfall.  There is a chance that snowfall totals could be a little higher if there is little to no mixing with sleet and freezing rain.  The precipitation is expected to end before Noon on Monday.

No coastal flooding is anticipated during this storm event.  Please exercise caution while driving, especially during the Monday morning commute.

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

Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 336 AM EST Sun Feb 10 2019

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON EST MONDAY…

* WHAT…Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations up   to two inches expected and ice accumulations of a light glaze  possible. Precipitation is expected to be mainly snow north of   Delmarva but may be mixed with sleet and freezing rain farther   south. Locally higher amounts of snow are possible, especially   if little mixing occurs.

* WHERE…Portions of southern New Jersey, southeast   Pennsylvania, northeast Maryland, and central and northern   Delaware.

* WHEN…From 10 PM this evening to noon EST Monday.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions will likely impact the Monday morning

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery 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.


Thurs, December 20th, 10:11am: Flood Watch Continues, Wind Advisory, Tidal Flooding Likely

2018-12-20 10:12:06

The National Weather Service has continued the Flood Watch for the region, and has added a Wind Advisory for an approaching storm that will bring heavy rain and gusty winds to our region from a period from Thursday evening through Friday night.  Up to three inches of rain are expected in most areas in southern New Jersey (higher amounts in some locations), and wind gusts will approach 50mph.  There is also the potential for minor to moderate tidal flooding at times of high tide on Friday.

The storm is expected to move into our region Thursday afternoon, beginning as rain showers.  The storm will intensify during the overnight hours Thursday night into Friday morning.  Periods of heavy rain and strong winds are possible Friday.  The storm is expected to depart our region Friday night.

The Friday high tides bring the most concern for the potential for minor to moderate coastal flooding.  High tide will occur Thursday evening at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge at 5:56pm.  High tide occurs Friday at 6:22am, and again at 6:46pm.  Street flooding may occur due the compounding factor of tidal flooding with heavy rainfall.

Turn around, don’t drown.  Never attempt to drive on any flooded street as this puts you and your vehicle at risk, and causes an unnecessary wake that can damage property.  Driving on a flooded street adjacent to businesses may push water under doors causing damage that can easily be avoided by taking a different route to your destination.

The Borough of Avalon has developed a flood risk map for heavy rainfall and tidal flooding events.  Please review the map and make best decisions to secure your property and potentially move vehicles to areas of our community that are not subject to flooding.

If you have any emergency, dial 911.  Continue to follow traditional media outlets for updates to the forecast as current weather alerts may be upgraded.  The Borough continues to be in contact with our partners at the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management for updated information from weather and state agencies.

Here is the text of the Flood Watch and the Wind Advisory issued by the National Weather Service on Thursday morning:

Flood Watch

Flood Watch

National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ

356 AM EST Thu Dec 20 2018

 

…Significant Flooding Possible Tonight and Friday…

 

356 AM EST Thu Dec 20 2018

 

…FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE

FRIDAY NIGHT…

 

The Flood Watch continues for

 

* Portions of Delaware, northeast Maryland, 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 New Jersey, Atlantic, Atlantic Coastal

Cape May, Camden, Cape May, Coastal Atlantic, Coastal Ocean,

Cumberland, Eastern Monmouth, Gloucester, Mercer, Middlesex,

Northwestern Burlington, Ocean, Salem, Somerset, Southeastern

Burlington, and Western Monmouth. In southeast Pennsylvania,

Delaware, Lower Bucks, and Philadelphia.

 

* From this evening through late Friday night.

 

* Widespread rainfall of 1.5 to 2.5 inches, with locally higher

amounts possible.

 

* Heavy rain will result in flooding of roadways and areas of poor

drainage. There is also the potential for significant river

flooding. The flood risk will increase where heavy rain and

embedded thunderstorms move over the same area, even potentially

leading to localized flash flooding.

 

* In addition to the freshwater flooding, the combination of heavy

rain and increased tide levels during the times of high tide

Friday morning will result in minor to locally moderate coastal

flooding along the Atlantic, Delaware Bay, the tidal Delaware

River, and the eastern shores of the Chesapeake Bay.

 

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.

 

 

Wind Advisory

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ

335 AM EST Thu Dec 20 2018

 

 

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 10 AM

EST FRIDAY…

 

* WINDS…Becoming southeast 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50

mph.

 

* TIMING…Late Thursday night through Friday morning.

 

* IMPACTS…Gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects. Tree

limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

 

A Wind Advisory means that very windy conditions are expected.

Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high

profile vehicles. Use extra caution. Light-weight outdoor objects

such as patio furniture and garbage cans should be secured.