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Thurs, November 15th: Flood Watch, Wind Advisory Issued by National Weather Service

2018-11-15 06:56:54

The National Weather Service has issued both a Flood Watch and a Wind Advisory for Thursday, November 15th.  An approaching coastal storm is expected to bring one to two inches of rain to our region, along with northeasterly winds at 25-35mph, with gusts to 50mph.

Rain from the storm is expected to be heaviest during the late morning and afternoon hours; the wind gusts are expected to be strongest during the mid afternoon through evening hours on Thursday.

Tidal flooding is not expected, but flooding of local streets from rainfall may occur during the storm. Street flooding from rainfall typically occurs in the north end beach blocks; in the Dune Drive business district; and along sections of Ocean Drive in the Borough.  Avoid driving your vehicle on any street that is flooded. Turn around, don’t drown.  Driving on a flooded street can cause damage to, and inside garages and businesses easily avoided by you taking a different route.

Secure any objects that may become airborne on your property, including construction sites, patio furniture and trash cans.  If you have any emergency, dial 911.

Here is the text of the Flood Watch and the Wind Advisory, both issued by the National Weather Service:

Flood Watch

Flood Watch National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 245 AM EST Thu Nov 15 2018

FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING…

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a  * Flood Watch for portions of eastern Maryland, central and   southern Delaware, and southern New Jersey.

* From 10:00 AM this morning through this evening.  * An area of heavy rain will lift northward across the region   today. Rainfall totals of 1 to 2 inches are expected with  locally higher amounts possible.

* The heavy rain will result in minor flooding along some rivers,   streams and creeks in the area. Flooding of roadways and areas   of poor drainage is also expected, especially as leaves and   other debris clog storm drains.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…  A Flood Watch means that there is the potential for flooding based on the current forecast.  Please monitor the forecast and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. If you live in an area that is prone to flooding, be prepared to take action if flooding develops.

Wind Advisory

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 254 AM EST Thu Nov 15 2018 …WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 PM EST THIS EVENING…   * WINDS…East to northeast increasing to 25 to 35 mph with gusts   up to 50 mph.  * TIMING…The strongest winds are expected this afternoon into   this evening. The winds should diminish somewhat late tonight,   before increasing again from the northwest and west early on   Friday. * IMPACTS…The strong winds may blow down trees, limbs and   utility lines. Scattered power outages are expected.   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…  A Wind Advisory means that very windy conditions are expected. The winds will make driving difficult, especially for those operating a large vehicle. Use extra caution. Light-weight outdoor objects such as patio furniture and garbage cans should be secured.


Friday, October 26th, 3:26pm: Flash Flood, Coastal Flood Watches Issued for Storm

2018-10-26 15:25:28

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Watch for barrier island communities of southern New Jersey for Saturday, October 27th, from Saturday morning through Saturday afternoon.  A Wind Advisory has also been issued from Friday at Midnight through Saturday at 11:00am.  A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from early Saturday morning through Saturday afternoon for the potential for two to three inches of rain.

A coastal storm will form off the coast Friday night which will bring rain, heavy at times; strong gusty winds approaching 50mph; and moderate coastal flooding at time of high tide Saturday.  High tide occurs Saturday at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge Saturday at 10:16am.  Street flooding is very likely at time of high tide in flood prone areas.  Never attempt to drive on any street or through any intersection that is flooded as this puts you and your vehicle at risk, and creates an unnecessary wake that can damage private and public property.

Between two to three inches of rain is possible from this storm event.  Some street flooding from heavy rain is possible in advance of the tidal flooding on Saturday morning.  Property owners should secure any objects that may become airborne, including trash cans and light patio furniture.  Contractors should secure their work sites on Friday for the anticipated strong winds Friday night into Saturday.

If you have any emergency, dial 911.  If you have a power outage, contact Atlantic City Electric directly at 1-800-833-7476.  Continue to follow traditional media outlets for updates on this weather forecast.

The Borough of Avalon has postponed the annual Trunk or Treat event from Saturday until Sunday at the 28th Street Parking lot.  The Townsend’s Inlet Bridge remains closed due to scheduled maintenance.  The Borough of Avalon has produced a flood risk map that may be used for guidance purposes in advance of any rain or tidal flooding.

Here is the text of the Flash Flood Watch, the Coastal Flood Watch and the Wind Advisory courtesy of the National Weather Service:

Flash Flood Watch

 

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM EDT SATURDAY THROUGH

SATURDAY AFTERNOON…

 

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a

 

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of the New Jersey shore and

Middlesex County.

 

* From 2 AM EDT Saturday through Saturday afternoon

 

* Two to three inches of rain with locally higher amounts are

expected late tonight into Saturday morning, associated with

the coastal storm which will be affecting the region.

 

* Leaf clogged drains and coastal flooding could further

exacerbate flooding issues. If the axis of heaviest rainfall

develops further inland, urban areas of Middlesex and Monmouth

Counties in particular could see quick rises on small streams

and roadway 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.

 

&&

 

$$

 

Johnson

 

 

Wind Advisory

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ

306 PM EDT Fri Oct 26 2018

 

 

 

NJZ022>025-027-270715-

/O.CON.KPHI.WI.Y.0010.181027T0400Z-181027T1500Z/

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

Southeastern Burlington-

Including the cities of Hammonton, Cape May Court House,

Ocean City, Atlantic City, and Wharton State Forest

306 PM EDT Fri Oct 26 2018

 

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 11 AM

EDT SATURDAY…

 

* WINDS…East 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

 

* TIMING…From late tonight through Saturday 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.

 

&&

 

$$

 

Johnson

 

Coastal Flood Watch

Coastal Hazard Message

National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ

334 AM EDT Fri Oct 26 2018

 

 

NJZ022>025-027-262045-

/O.CON.KPHI.CF.A.0008.181027T1100Z-181027T1900Z/

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

Southeastern Burlington-

334 AM EDT Fri Oct 26 2018

 

…COASTAL FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING

THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON…

 

* LOCATIONS…Southern New Jersey shore.

 

* TIMING…High tide on the ocean front is between 9 and 10 AM

EDT Saturday morning. High tide will occur later on back bays.

 

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS…One to two feet of saltwater

inundation above ground level is possible in low-lying areas

near shorelines and tidal waterways. At this level, widespread

flooding of roadways is expected with many roads becoming

impassable. Lives may be at risk when people put themselves in

harm`s way. Some damage to vulnerable structures may begin to

occur.

 

* WAVES…7 to 10 feet on the ocean front.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

 

A Coastal Flood Watch means that conditions favorable for

flooding are expected to develop.

 

Be prepared to begin taking appropriate action to protect life

and property. Follow the recommendations of local emergency

management officials. Be sure to check the latest forecast from

time to time in case a warning is issued or any new information

becomes available.

 

Visit the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service at

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

impact information for your local tide gauge.


Thurs, October 25th, 4:11pm: Coastal Flood Watch Issued for Saturday by NWS

2018-10-25 16:11:02

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Watch for barrier island communities in southern New Jersey for Saturday, October 27th.  The Watch is in effect from Saturday morning through Saturday afternoon where street flooding is expected to occur.

A nor’easter storm is expected to impact our region late Friday, and through the early afternoon hours on Saturday.  The storm is expected to produce more than an inch of rain and bring gusty winds to the region.  Flooding is expected at the shore with some beach erosion also possible.

Saturday morning’s high tide will occur at 10:16am on the back bay.  Rain is also expected at time of high tide.  Never attempt to drive on any flooded street or through any flooded intersection as this puts you and your vehicle at risk, and also creates a wake that can damage public and private property.  A reminder…the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge continues to be closed for scheduled maintenance work.

Wind gusts may approach 40mph during the storm event Friday night into Saturday morning.  Contractors should secure job sites as loose objects may be subject to strong winds.  Property owners are reminded to secure trash cans, umbrellas, and other loose objects.  If you have a power outage, contact Atlantic City Electric at 1-800-833-7476.

The Borough of Avalon has postponed its annual Trunk or Treat event from Saturday, October 27th, to Sunday, October 28th, from 5:00-7:00-pm at the 28th Street Parking Lot.  The Borough of Avalon has created this flood risk map to better prepare for coastal flooding.

 

Continue to monitor the weather forecast on traditional media outlets.  Here is the Coastal Flood Watch issued by the National Weather Service:

Coastal Flood Watch

Coastal Hazard Message

National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ

327 PM EDT Thu Oct 25 2018

 

 

NJZ022>025-027-260830-

/O.NEW.KPHI.CF.A.0008.181027T1100Z-181027T1900Z/

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

Southeastern Burlington-

327 PM EDT Thu Oct 25 2018

 

…COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH

SATURDAY AFTERNOON…

 

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Coastal

Flood Watch, which is in effect from Saturday morning through

Saturday afternoon.

 

* LOCATIONS…Southern New Jersey shore

 

* TIMING…High tide on the ocean front is between 9 and 10 AM EDT

Saturday morning. High tide will occur later on back bays.

 

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS…One to two feet of saltwater

inundation above ground level is possible in low-lying areas

near shorelines and tidal waterways. At this level, widespread

flooding of roadways is expected with many roads becoming

impassable. Lives may be at risk when people put themselves in

harm`s way. Some damage to vulnerable structures may begin to

occur.

 

* WAVES…7 to 10 feet on the ocean front.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

 

A Coastal Flood Watch means that conditions favorable for

flooding are expected to develop.

 

Be prepared to begin taking appropriate action to protect life

and property. Follow the recommendations of local emergency

management officials. Be sure to check the latest forecast from

time to time in case a warning is issued or any new information

becomes available.

 

Visit the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service at

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

impact information for your local tide gauge.


Thurs, October 25th: Rain, Wind, Possible Flooding from Storm This Weekend

2018-10-25 08:06:17

The National Weather Service is forecasting a rain and wind event for coastal New Jersey that will begin late afternoon Friday and last through the afternoon hours on Saturday. More than an inch of rain is expected, and windy conditions with gusts possible over 40mph.

A front will push towards our region on Friday and may pick up some energy from a storm that impacted Mexico.  Rain could begin late Friday afternoon and continue through Friday night with an inch of rain possible Friday night into early Saturday morning.  Rain will continue through the morning hours on Saturday and taper off sometime Saturday afternoon producing another half inch of rain, according to the forecast.  Winds Friday night could gust over 40mph, and gust over 30mph Saturday morning.

As of Thursday morning, October 26th, there are no weather watches or warnings issued by the National Weather Service.  Some coastal flooding is possible at time of high tide, especially on Saturday morning, which occurs at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge Saturday at 10:16am.

In advance of the storm, please secure any loose objects on your property including trash cans and lawn furniture.  Never drive on any flooded street or intersection as this puts you and your vehicle at risk.  If you have any emergency anytime, dial 911.

The Avalon and Cape May County offices of Emergency Management continue to monitor the forecast. Please continue to monitor traditional media outlets over the next 48 hours for updates to the forecast.


Wed, October 10th, 5:52pm: Flash Flood Watch Issued By National Weather Service

2018-10-10 17:53:30

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for coastal areas of southern New Jersey from Thursday afternoon through late Thursday night.  It is possible that our region may receive two to three inches of rain, with higher amounts possible as the remnants of Hurricane Michael veer away from the eastern seaboard into the North Atlantic.

Showers are expected to develop Thursday afternoon with the potential for heavy rainfall Thursday night into early Friday morning. The track of Michael will determine how much rain falls in our area.  Please be advised that travel conditions due to street flooding and low visibility may be difficult Thursday night.  The passage of the storm may produce windy conditions; now is a good time to secure any loose objects including trash cans and patio furniture.

Never attempt to drive on any flooded street or intersection as this can put you and your vehicle at risk, and create an unnecessary wake that may damage private and public property.  Continue to monitor traditional media outlets for updates to the forecast in the event a warning is necessary.

The Borough of Avalon has developed a flood risk map that delineates the areas of our community that may flood during heavy rainfall events.  You may consider moving your vehicle to another location of the Borough.  Tidal flooding is not expected.  A reminder:  The Townsend’s Inlet Bridge continues to be closed for planned maintenance activity.

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

Flash Flood Watch

Flood Watch…CORRECTED National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 321 PM EDT Wed Oct 10 2018

FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT…

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a  * Flash Flood Watch for Delaware, Northeastern Maryland, Central   and Southern New Jersey and far Southeastern Pennsylvania,   including the Interstate-95 corridor.  * From Thursday afternoon through late Thursday night  * Showers producing moderate to heavy rainfall will develop  Thursday afternoon, and then will continue into early Friday   morning. Rainfall totals of 2 to 3 inches, with locally higher   amounts, will fall during this time.  * The heaviest rain will fall across portions of Delmarva and the  Coastal Plain of New Jersey. The Interstate-95 corridor is also   susceptible to heavy rain and flash flooding. Flash flooding is   expected on roadways and in areas of poor drainage. Minor  flooding along small streams and creeks is possible as well.

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.