Friday, Sept. 6th: Dorian Brings Coastal Flood Advisory, Rip Currents, Rough Surf

2019-09-06 07:56:30

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory, a Rip Current statement, and a High Surf Advisory for the southern New Jersey coastline.  These weather advisories are a result of Hurricane Dorian which impacted the North Carolina coast on Friday morning and is expected to move further out to sea later today.

The impact to our region will be the potential for minor coastal flooding at time of high tide on Friday afternoon.  High tide will occur at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge at 3:55pm.  Do not attempt to drive on a street that is impacted by flooding.  Showers and windy conditions are possible today with wind gusts approaching 39mph.  Secure any outdoor objects that are prone to high winds.

Rip currents will be in the ocean today and likely on Saturday.  Never enter the ocean unless you are in the presence of a lifeguard.  Obey all instructions provided lifeguards.  Many beaches are not guarded this week, into the weekend.

Rough surf is expected today and possibly Saturday.  Beach erosion is possible.

Here is the text of the various advisories issued by the National Weather Service on Friday, September 6th, 2019:

High Surf Advisory

Coastal Hazard Message

National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ

320 AM EDT Fri Sep 6 2019


Delaware Beaches-Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-

320 AM EDT Fri Sep 6 2019








The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Coastal

Flood Advisory, which is in effect from 1:00 PM this afternoon

until 7:00 PM this evening.


* LOCATIONS…Coastal areas of Atlantic County and Cape May

County in New Jersey, and coastal areas of Sussex County in



* TIMING…From today into Saturday morning.


* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS…Up to one foot of inundation above

ground level is possible in low-lying areas near shorelines and

tidal waterways. Localized roadway flooding is expected. Some

roads may be closed due to high water.


* SURF ZONE IMPACTS…6 to 10 foot breaking waves and very strong

rip currents will be a life-threatening danger to anyone who

enters the surf.




A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will produce localized

beach erosion and dangerous swimming conditions.


Stay out of the surf. If you are ever caught in a rip current,

relax and float. Do not swim against the current. If possible,

swim in a direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape,

face the shore and call or wave for help.


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.

Saturday, June 29th, 3:36pm: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for Avalon

2019-06-29 15:37:24

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Avalon.  The Watch is in effect on Saturday, June 29th until 7:00pm.

A pop up thunderstorm is possible during the late afternoon hours.  A front that will bring some relief from the humidity will come across our area early this evening and may produce more widespread thunderstorms.  These storms could produce heavy rainfall in a short period of time which may lead to some street flooding.  If you hear thunder or see lightning, seek shelter immediately.  Never attempt to drive on any street that is flooded by rainwater.

This Watch may be elevated to a Warning which means a thunderstorm is imminent.  Avalon has prepared a flood risk map that shows where streets may be flooded during storm events.

Thurs, June 20th, 6:46am: Flash Flood Watch Issued, Heavy Showers/Storms Possible Today, Tonight

2019-06-20 06:46:55

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Borough of Avalon for Thursday, June 20th, through the late evening/early overnight hours of Friday morning.

The next 24 hours provides the best opportunity this week for the development of showers and thunderstorms that may develop anytime Thursday afternoon through the early overnight hours on Friday morning.  These storms may produce a good amount of rainfall in a very short period of time that may result in street flooding.  Continue to monitor the forecast on traditional media outlets for updates as Flash Flood Warnings may be necessary.  Even though storms may not develop in every community in our region, conditions are favorable for development of heavy showers and storms.

If you see lightning, or hear thunder, seek shelter immediately.  Follow all instructions provided by the Avalon Beach Patrol.  If you have any emergency, please call 911. If the forecast worsens and you live in an area of our community prone to street flooding from heavy rain, consider moving your vehicle to another location.  Avalon has developed a flood risk map for guidance purposes

Here is the text of the Flash Flood Watch issued Thursday morning, June 20th, by the National Weather Service:

Flash Flood Watch

Flood Watch National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 613 AM EDT Thu Jun 20 2019

FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT…  The Flash Flood Watch continues for  * Portions of northern Delaware, northeast Maryland, New Jersey,   and Pennsylvania, including the following areas, in northern  Delaware, New Castle. In northeast Maryland, Cecil and Kent   MD. 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, Sussex, Warren, and Western Monmouth.   In Pennsylvania, Berks, Carbon, Delaware, Eastern Chester,   Eastern Montgomery, Lehigh, Lower Bucks, Monroe, Northampton,  Philadelphia, Upper Bucks, Western Chester, and Western   Montgomery. * Through late tonight

* The showers and some thunderstorms over southeast Pennsylvania   and across parts of southern New Jersey that resulted in flash  flooding have lifted to the north and are weakening. Flash Flood   Warnings are being converted to Flood Warnings, and these Flood   Warnings will be in place for most of today.  * Another round of showers and thunderstorms will develop this   afternoon and tonight. Heavy rainfall will develop once again   with as much as an additional 1 to 3 inches of rain in a short  time. Flash flooding are likely once again, and it will not take   much additional rainfall to result in flash flooding over   already flooded areas.

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. 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.