April 30th: National Weather Service Issues High Wind Warning for Storm Event

2020-04-30 08:09:04

Monday, April 13th, 11:44am: National Weather Service Issues Tornado Watch for Avalon

2020-04-13 11:48:56

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for Avalon and surrounding areas.  The Watch is in effect on Monday, April 13th, until 6:00pm.  A High Wind Warning continues for the community.

Strong winds continue to impact our region due to a storm system, and a cold front moving through our region later today.  The front may spark some heavy thunderstorms, strong gusty winds, and heavy rainfall.  If you see lightning or hear thunder, seek shelter immediately.  Never drive on a street that is flooded.

Remember, the Watch means that conditions are favorable for the development of a tornado.  A Warning means a tornado is imminent.  Continue to monitor traditional media outlets for updated information.  If you experience a power outage, contact Atlantic City Electric’s outage line at 1-800-833-7476.

Here is the text of the High Wind Warning updated late Monday morning by the National Weather Service:

High Wind Warning

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE  National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ      ...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EDT THIS  EVENING...    * WHAT...South winds 25 to 40 mph with 60 to 70 mph gusts    expected.    * WHERE...In New Jersey, Coastal Ocean, Atlantic Coastal Cape    May, Coastal Atlantic, Cape May, Eastern Monmouth, Western    Monmouth, Atlantic, Southeastern Burlington and Ocean. In    Delaware, Delaware Beaches.    * WHEN...Through 7 PM EDT this evening.    * IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines.    Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be    difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.    * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The strongest winds are forecast to occur    from late morning into the afternoon. Thunderstorms are    possible on Monday that could result in even stronger wind    gusts.    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...    People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around  trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of  your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if  you must drive.  


Friday, April 3rd, 4:31pm: Coastal Flood Warning Issued by National Weather Service

2020-04-03 16:31:46

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning for Avalon and other barrier island communities.  The warning is in effect Friday evening, April 3 through Saturday morning, April 4th.  The potential exists for widespread minor coastal flooding with the potential for moderate coastal flooding at time of high tide.

High tide will occur at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge Friday at 5:01pm, and again Saturday morning at 5:21am.  The Saturday morning high tide may produce the most flooding.  If you live in an area where minor to moderate coastal flooding occurs in Avalon, consider moving your car to another location in our community before the Saturday morning high tide event.

Avalon’s Flood Risk Map

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

Coastal Flood Warning

Coastal Hazard Message

National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ

236 PM EDT Fri Apr 3 2020





* WHAT…One to two feet of inundation above ground level

expected in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal



* WHERE…Coastal sections of Atlantic and Cape May Counties in

New Jersey.


* WHEN…From 2 AM to 10 AM EDT Saturday.


* IMPACTS…At this level, widespread flooding of roadways is

expected with many roads becoming impassable. Some damage to

vulnerable structures may begin to occur.


* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Minor coastal flooding is possible with

subsequent high tides on Saturday and Sunday.




A Coastal Flood Warning means that moderate or major tidal

flooding is occurring or imminent. Be prepared for rising water

levels and take appropriate action to protect life and property.

Follow the recommendations of local emergency management



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



Visit the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service at for additional water level and flood

impact information for your local tide gauge.